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other ways of being

a philosophical & practical guide to transformation
that is liberated from the cultural script

I am a disciple of crossroads and change.
I am a devotee of deep, active listening
& imaginative thinking.
I am a life-long questioner of the status quo.


We all need guidance as we navigate the
choppy waters of change, transformation, & growth. 
None of us were meant to do this alone. 

Other Ways is about 1:1 and group guidance
free paradigm-shifting resources.


We can imagine & create fuller, more joyful ways of being that are aligned with our values

Many of us have forgotten how to imagine lives outside of the narrow frameworks we have inherited.

My work is not to help you fit more snugly into the systems that have been designed to dilute us, but instead to interrogate those systems and imagine more flavorful, textured paths
outside of them.
With my writing and guidance, I point out the ways the modern formula has shaped us, and often traps us, and to re-imagine how we can interact with ourselves and the world. 

Changing the way we carry out life in our own small universes creates a shift in the whole: the universe repeats itself at scale.

By adjusting your fractal to meet your vision of truth and goodness, you are creating a ripple of shifts in the world around you. 


Olive, Envisioning & Backward Design Client

Few truths are as apparent to me as Maris’s intrinsic gift of guidance. Life is a series of trials by fire, and her acumen extinguishes the bluest portion of the flames. Her coaching has impacted me by guiding my life decisions towards aligning with my authentic truth and setting myself up for deep fulfillment, yet somehow without embedding her personal optics into my budding vision. I would absolutely recommend Maris to another person - any who is ready to understand their reality as mutable and their life course as flexible. She uses her vast experiences as well as her extensive research to help you navigate the many pressing concerns and questions of modern life, all while maintaining immeasurable compassion for the absurdity and pain and excitement of it all.

Alexia, Conscious Partnership Client

Maris really opened my eyes to the ways that I have internalized a narrow cultural script about what connections can and should look like, and helped me challenge that script and opened my eyes to wider possibilities. She helped me view connection through a more open and meaningful lens that really required me to dig into what I bring to relationships and what I hope to experience in them. She helped ease my anxiety about non-traditional relationships and shared really practical anecdotes and advice on communication and intimacy. I am so grateful to have had Maris’s guidance and it has changed my mindset for the better!

My session with Maris helped me work through decades of unprocessed confusion and blockages that all other professionals could never get me to. Part of it is due to how she takes so much care to know her clients, but also her incredible way of helping me articulate what I was processing. With her coaching, I’ve been able to unlock a new way of processing that I will forever take into my future. I would 100% recommend Maris to anyone who is ready to grow.

Alice, Single Session
Grief Client

Hope, Conscious
Partnership Client

Thank you for helping me release what's holding me back, trust my intuition to hold me, and for sharing tools and inspiration for building my dreams into reality. Thank you for seeing, hearing, and empowering me to make the painfully bold decisions that allow me to embrace my full magical self. Your wisdom and encouragement are a balm of stamina to my soul.

Dating used to be the most horrible anxiety inducing experience of my life. I was trapped in a horrible cycle of chasing after the wrong partners, spending tons of time and energy trying to convince them to like me, and not being an authentic version of myself. To summarize, I went on exactly zero good dates. That’s where Maris changed my entire perspective and sense of self-worth through her personalized and hands on coaching. We spent hours 1:1 discussing new approaches, practicing mantras, working on self esteem and self worth, and so much more to get me to a much healthier overall mindset and into a healthy relationship (my goal for an extremely long time). Maris’s insightful and honest approach changed my entire life (seriously) she’s the best and I couldn’t be more grateful

Charlotte, Conscious 
Partnership Client 

Maris is an expert at unraveling the often tangled, messy, and complex feelings that surround vulnerability and companionship. Through gentle questioning, Maris teases out one’s most intricately buried social constructs, internalized expectations, hopes, and fears. In each of our sessions, Maris has unspooled the many threads that wound themselves together in my mind, allowing me to experience a series of revelations about myself and my place in the world. More concretely, without her guidance, it would have taken me years to discover the true nature of my toxic relationship –– and much longer to uproot and address its impact on my psyche. Sessions with Maris have allowed me to redefine love, friendship, and my own needs and desires therein. I’d recommend a session to anyone and everyone who wants to better understand both platonic and romantic partnerships in their lives…or simply seeks to better understand themselves.

Chelsea, Conscious
Partnership Client

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"Pain is an incredible teacher. It provides us with a clear signal that tells us when we need to transform.

That signal is ringing loud and clear. The anger, the shame, the guilt, the rage, the frustration, and the fear are all outcroppings of the pain we carry. 

When properly addressed, this pain can mobilize us and lead us toward the transformation that we so desperately need. If we can find the courage to face it openly and honestly, it will heal us."

- Sherri Mitchell 

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