About Marilyn

My life path has been one of reinvention and conscious evolution.  About 10 years ago I began to realize that change and transition are not to be dreaded but are gifts that bring about opportunities to live more fully; to become more aligned with our true self and walk a more certain path to experiencing life in freedom and joy.  I discovered that I had a choice in how I lived – in resistance or in conscious awareness of my inner wisdom – determined what opened up next for me.   As I experienced incredible peaks of success, along with valleys of disappointment and loss, the greatest lesson I learned is when things fall apart a portal of opportunity presents itself.  By seizing that moment to walk through an open door I could recreate myself, reinvent my life – sometimes without knowing where I would land. Learning to trust in my open heart and mind was the only way for me to take those next steps toward what I desired.

In learning to focus my energy on feeling good and finding a way around doubt and fear, I came to remember who I am; and I surrendered to the empowering truth that I am in control of my outcomes.

My act of surrender was not a giving up.  Rather it was a vital step; a conscious transition to embrace new realities and the potential for good in my life.  No longer trying to conform new realities to those of the past.  This allowed me to turn my attention to what I wanted from a deep place of connection and comfort; and free myself from limiting perspectives that were holding me back. Cooperating emotionally and mindfully (not derailing my good feelings) with my own joyful desires joined with unconditional, inner confident expectation of the new horizon was a choice I learned to surrender to; and it is my passion to share, teach and guide others through this process.

Marilyn Decalo, M.A.  Transpersonal Psychologist, Self – Development Teacher, Lover of World Mysticism, and Travel Enthusiast

I come to this work with a sincere appreciation of the teachers who have helped me overcome a mistaken sense of inadequacy, weakness and incompletion.  During each rock bottom place in my life I sought uplift-ment and the answers I needed came through amazing teachers. The evolution of my growth the potential of who I am and learned how to let my desires actualize.  By practicing meditation, studying spiritual thought systems, and training in transpersonal psychology I came to understand how to permanently exchange this limiting picture of myself for the reality of unconditional love that surrounds me.  I restored my balance and my life changed before my eyes.

I received my master’s degree in Transpersonal Psychology and the work I do with clients is grounded in a pragmatic, holistic, emotionally intelligent approach. I’m a professionally trained hypnotherapist and Emotional Freedom Technique practitioner. I’ve been counseling people of all ages in crisis and transition for 12 years.

I am committed to assist you in the process of this surrender solution to help you thrive in life, and ultimately experience continuous joy in the way it is meant for you.

On a personal note, I believe there is hope in uncertainty; and that the human spirit is powerful in overcoming seemingly adverse situations.  Together we have got the power to pull out our sextants, point to the new stars around us and use our inner courage and skills to set a course where connection with our inner truth,  kindness, mindfulness and passion can lead us to new opportunities.  Let’s be bold and have a new journey!

  “If you follow your bliss, you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while, waiting for you, and the life that you ought to be living is the one you are living. Wherever you are  – if you are following your bliss, you are enjoying that refreshment, that life within you, all the time.”


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