My family life growing up, Catholic grade school, six years in religious community as a Franciscan Sister of Little Falls, MN, dear friendships, my own wedding at age 52, the death of my Mother in 1988, Dad in 1996, and oldest brother in 2010 are a few of the profound experiences that have shaped my sense of spirituality, life, love, relationships, work and world.
Paying attention to what has heart and meaning has been a passion for me since I was young. And though my Catholic upbringing was valuable during those early years, I am so grateful for the ‘breadth of vision’ and ‘depth of heart’ that people, experiences and education have been for me in my adult life. There was a time when I equated ‘holiness’ with ‘church only.’ It took many years before I realized that holiness lies within, and around us, and that churches can be (but aren’t always) a source of inspiration. Many people, whether or not they go to church, value sharing prayer and/or meaningful rituals with those they care about. My doctoral studies in Creation Spirituality, which I completed in 2001, beautifully affirmed the presence and power of all that is holy and my desire to keep learning, and keep sharing with others.
For more than twenty years I have been actively involved sharing with individuals, families, church communities of various denominations, and organizations. Whether meeting with someone one-on-one for wellcoaching, performing ‘interpretive dance’ at a church or a women’s conference, or presiding at a memorial service, the sharing of such sacred time with others is always a blessing.
It is an honor and a joy for me to share life and facilitate life with people in these ways. As the poet Rumi writes: “…there are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.”
My name is Tricia J. McMahon. My passion for life and my ability to help others discover, express, enjoy, maximize their life in creative, thought-filled, meaningful ways has led me to my work of transformative coaching called SoaringSpiritsInc.
For more than 20 years I have worked with others to expand, heal, deepen their life, body and soul, by:
Wellcoaching with Individuals and Groups
Consulting for and Officiating Weddings/Commitment Ceremonies, Funerals/Memorials
Speaking and Facilitating Transformative Experiences of Health, Hope and Empowerment
Instructor, Tai chi: Moving for Better Balance
Writing, Publishing true Stories of Transformation
All of the above are ways that I
enjoy sharing life with others
and inspiring each of us to
ever greater depths of
care and compassion
in this dance called life.
I look forward to talking with you!
Tricia J. McMahon, D.Min.
I reside in Salem, Oregon and can be reached by cell or email: