Welcome To Spiral of Life
Transformative Natural Medicine

I take joy in guiding others in finding their own unique paths to healing and in supporting their transformational journeys. I am honored to be a resource to you in learning to listen to your own inner wisdom and in creating a life that nourishes your whole being: body, mind, heart and spirit.

~Jessica Bean, ND, CDWF

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At Spiral of Life, you will find the tools, resources and expertise to support you in transforming the way you live. There are programs to assist you in creating a new relationship with your inner self and in finding the optimal ways in which to support your physical body. You will experience healing techniques that resonate throughout your whole being and insights that guide you on your path forward.


Featured Services

Facilitating Daring Way™

The Daring Way™ & Rising Strong™ Programs

Learn to live a more authentic, whole-hearted life through these small-group programs based on the research of Brené Brown, PhD. Increase your self-compassion and emotional resilience and connect courageously with the people and communities around you.

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Whole-Being Bodywork

Experience Whole-Being Bodywork, which combines the subtle physical approaches of craniosacral therapy and visceral manipulation, the energy work of Reiki and the spirit-level healing of shamanic practices for deep healing of your body, mind, heart and spirit.



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From the Spiral of Life Blog

 

Celebrating the 11th Daring Way™ Group at Spiral of Life – Practicing Gratitude

Yesterday I facilitated the last session of my 11th journey through the Daring Way™ curriculum, which is based on The Daring Way, by Brené Brown, PhD. It has been an amazing program to offer, and my approach has been evolving since I held my first 8-week group in the fall of 2014. Each group of participants has brought their own life experiences to the process, and each one has had its own unique energy and focus. Every participant has shown me something new about this work, and I have been so grateful to deepen in my own learning while I support others in theirs. Over the last 18 months I have gotten to witness people as they grow and change their lives in a myriad of ways. Group members have brought stories of starting new relationships and deepening in connection with long-term partners, of finally ending jobs that weren’t working and starting new ones that bring them greater joy and satisfaction, of going forward with starting the businesses they’d been planning for years, and of bringing healing to relationships with family, friends and partners. In every group I have heard about the power of hearing other people’s stories and of really knowing that the people around us are struggling in a lot of the same ways that we are. Knowing that we are not alone in our struggles helps us meet the challenges in our lives with more courage and strength. It also helps us to connect more authentically with the people we care about. Most fundamentally, participants have talked about finding healing in their relationships with themselves: of building self-compassion, releasing themselves from the confines of perfectionism, and living in greater harmony with... read more

Resolving to Eat More Mindfully – Putting Down the Fork

Every January millions of people resolve to live their lives differently in ways big and small. Most of the time our focus on these changes begins to wane as the year gets fully underway – by the end of the month most people waver, and by February so many well-intentioned resolutions have fallen by the wayside. Research shows that we are more likely to make changes that last if we can truly make them new habits and integrate them into our daily lives. This year I wanted to make a change to how I eat. I’ve long struggled with a tendency to eat too quickly and lose the chance to truly savor my food. This decreases my enjoyment of the food I eat and can make a meal feel mechanical – just putting fuel in the proverbial engine without really nourishing the senses. It also interferes with good digestion: with less time I chew less thoroughly and add food to my digestive system too rapidly. Moreover, consuming food quickly impairs my body’s ability to regulate how much I eat – the meal can be over before my satiety reflex has had the chance to let me know that I’d actually eaten all my body needed several bites ago. I wanted to add a simple practice that would integrate into my everyday life, something that could be a habit at each meal. I came across the idea of putting my fork down between each bite of food and not picking it back up until I am finished chewing and swallowing the current bite. Instead of loading up the fork for the next bite, eating this way brings my attention to chewing more completely... read more

The Music of the Night – Time Away from the Regular Flow of Life

I am writing this from a trip out to Guemes Island (which is just a 5min ferry ride off the coast of Anacortes). I arrived yesterday evening at an airy studio on an off-the-grid organic farm (check out the photos at the airbnb site – I’m sitting on the love seat next to the toasty wood stove as I write this). Here I was greeted by two things that have become unfamiliar: actual darkness (I got to renew my relationship with my night vision while unloading) and an amazing symphony of frogs in nearby ponds – I can’t remember the last time I slept with only sounds from nature rather than the hum of traffic and periodic sirens. I wanted to share the frog song, and below is a taste of the sounds that surround me. Taking time away is a powerful way to see outside of everyday routines and customary ways of thinking and being. I am grateful for this time to step back and deepen my own transformation so that I may return to my regular worlds with fresh eyes and a more open... read more