Who Am I?

                                          Tracy for Shefa

Rev. Tracy Rich

The ongoing thread of my life is conscious spiritual development. Through deep exploration of meditation, yoga, mindfulness, the natural world, and Jewish, Buddhist, and Christian religious traditions. I have responded to the call to offer a whole human approach to healing and growth that weaves and integrates a multitude of spiritual practices and ritual offerings, holding a lens of social justice throughout.

Drawing from lessons and learning from my  own path of healing, as well as the many clients who have inspired me by their courage to choose a path of vulnerability and authenticity, the invitation is to join me in the optimistic belief that our work together will be part of your and the whole earth’s efforts towards healing and peace.

My work and personal life paths have been varied, confusing, productive, and fulfilling and have taught me that our paths often take unexpected – and always useful – turns. In April 2018, I was ordained as an interspiritual Minister of Walking Prayer through the Center for Sacred Studies. For the past sixteen years, I have had the amazing good fortune to work at the Center for Early Relationship Support, both as a Visiting Mom and now as a supervisor in the Visiting Moms program on the Vulnerable Families Team. I’ve worked as a Russian interpreter, HR/Finance Director, daycare provider,  and a post-partum doula. I have a BA from Oberlin College, and a certificate as a Chanting and Meditation Leader through ALEPH and Rabbi Shefa Gold . I’ve raised two daughters, whom I adopted when they were each babies and are now young adults, and I am in a life partnership. At 63, I am so grateful to have reached a point of integration, where all my work is connected through a prism of love and service.

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