Davina Muse, born and raised in England, has lived in the USA for more than 20 years. She says, “Having myself abandoned complicated parenting right at the beginning of my child-raising years. I am delighted to be working with Kim at the Center for Social Sustainability, to help parents find their way with Simplicity Parenting.”
Davina’s experience working with families as a clinical therapist and in private practice has taught her the value of deep and compassionate listening, truth-telling, kindness, and a sense of humor in helping families, whatever their particular form, to grow in love, laughter, and connection.
She is in recovery from the finest education Britain could provide at the time, and holds a Masters Degree in Counseling (College of Santa Fe), with a focus on family systems and at-risk youth. She graduated the Waldorf Collaborative Counseling training (Antioch University), and is completing a training in Family Constellation work. Davina is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of New Mexico, whence she recently moved to Western Massachusetts, where she currently lives with many magnificent trees.
She is the astonished mother of two wonderful young adult children; she is developing the practice of Simplicity Grand-parenting with her new grandson, Nikko Finn.
Davina strives to live according to the answers she gets to these questions: What best serves love? What brings the most joy? What is true? Her core values include collaboration, transparency, acceptance, gentleness, strength, and freedom for joy.