Hi, I’m Gloria Shepard. I call my work The Imperfect Journey because it’s the story of my life. I’ve been practicing mindfulness for more than 15 years which feels both like a lifetime and the blink of an eye. I started as a struggling mom of young children and full time teacher. It’s transformed every part of my life.
I’m a Certified Mindfulness Instructor through Mindful Schools and have studied extensively with my core teacher and several others. My offerings include mindfulness-based parenting support, individual emotional support, mindfulness classes, and women’s groups at my office in Media, PA and occasionally in other places.
My teaching is eclectic with a focus on freedom and healing. I teach children to feel their feelings, tend to their bodies, and notice their thoughts without turning away or falling in--and many of those children are inside grown people. Whether it’s parenting or re-parenting, we can all heal with simple practices of connection, loving awareness, and clear seeing. Please reach out if you’re ready to work with me or want to learn more.
"Gloria illuminates the path in a gentle way that allows you to laugh about your limitations yet be able to reach deeper in to find the places within yourself you did not know you had."
"Gloria's down to earth energy is so easy to connect with. . ."
"Gloria doesn't pretend to have all answers but guides with intuitive wise counsel. In my complicated, sometimes messy life, I am grateful to have an ally and teacher like Gloria."
"Looking back at the journey, I see that I learned so much about myself and generally how to respond (if I choose) and not react. While it wasn't an instant change, I see that I am a calmer and more thoughtful person now, and much of that change is based on Gloria's guidance."
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