When I began the journey of bringing Breathing Spaces for Caregivers to fruition, I knew I couldn’t do it alone. I was excited to have Mark Tribbett, who has extensive experience in the healthcare industry, join me as my business partner and create an even bigger platform.
Over the years, Mark and I have formed relationships with some wonderful organizations, which we call Care Partners. These include Bay Area Cancer Connections, which hosts our online Caregivers’ Circles, Curves of Los Altos, which leads our Caregivers’ Walks, and The Law Offices of Janis A. Carney, which provides great virtual workshops on different aspects of elder care.
At the heart of everything we do are all of you: Walkers, Care Circle participants, Facebook (and also Instagram and Twitter) followers, newsletter subscribers… It’s all about you. That’s why we’re thrilled to bring you more in-depth content. It’s also why we’re working behind the scenes to expand our programs to include professional caregivers.
When we launched our new website in July, 2021, we told you that a new team was on its way to you. Well, the time has finally come, and the synchronicity of all of this is making my heart sing! Our new team members are here, and we are over-the-moon excited about the caliber of the people joining us as well as their credentials and expertise in their fields.
What follows are capsule introductions to each new member of the Breathing Spaces family. For their completes bios, please visit this section of our website: https://breathingspacesfc.com/team/
Caregiver Coach & Educator, Nurse Practitioner
Tanya received her Bachelor’s in Nursing from the University of Rochester and Master’s in Nursing from Boston College. In addition to providing comprehensive healthcare for elderly, she has received recognition for training healthcare providers to provide quality palliative and hospice care.
Catherine M. Harris
Art Therapist, Mindfulness Teacher, Yoga Instructor
Since 2007, Catherine has worked as a board certified art therapist, a master’s level mental health professional engaging clients in their own art-making, creativity, and self-inquiry to help find ease among life’s many challenges. Catherine has long incorporated the practices of mindfulness in her sessions and, after completing a 200hr yoga teacher training in 2019, has most recently included mindful movement as well.
Liam has a broad background spanning the fields of both science and spirituality. He began his training in a decade long Shamanic/Buddhistic apprenticeship. He is a meditation guide with over 20 years’ experience incorporating multiple systems and modalities. He has a BA in Psychology, trained as a paraprofessional counselor, and became a trainer of other counselors for a crisis counseling hotline. He has an MS in Human Nutrition, is a licensed dietitian and Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. He is a PhD level epidemiologist and published researcher in the field of critical care nutrition and study design.
Meditation and Mindfulness Instructor, Yoga Teacher
Katie comes to Breathing Spaces with a background in education. After gaining additional certifications as a meditation and mindfulness instructor, mindfulness at work trainer, and kids mindfulness and yoga teacher, Katie left the elementary school classroom to pursue her dream of sharing these life changing practices with others.
Please join us in welcoming all of our new team members. And whatever else is going on, don’t forget to b-r-e-a-t-h-e…