1:1 Mentoring

“…in suffering, our shells are broken open. We are accessible, teachable, guidable.”
~ Sophy Burnham

1:1 Mentoring

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“…in suffering, our shells are broken open. We are accessible, teachable, guidable.”
~ Sophy Burnham

How I serve as your Spiritual Mentor

I don't believe in quick fixes. Healing unfolds organically in perfect divine timing. I create a custom program for YOU based on what you need and what divine guidance leads me to do.

I also have 3 affordably priced Home Study courses. Click here to find out more about each of those courses.

I'm a Spiritual Mentor for women who are struggling with big life changes. I help them go from what's-the-point-of-it-all to living their purpose with passion, peace, and joy.

Whether you're dealing with the death of someone you love, the end of a relationship, a limiting illness, an empty nest, an aging body, or the grief of watching a loved one disappear through dementia, I see you. You can make peace with your pain and move forward, carrying the love. This work is about honoring your losses, remembering what you've been through, and using what you know now to find a deeper meaning in your life.

  • Do you feel overwhelmed, sad, lost, and alone?
  • Are you struggling to find the wisdom in the tragedy?
  • Do you feel overwhelmed by all that's happening in the world and powerless to do much about it?
  • Have you given up hope of feeling happy again?
  • Do you wonder: am I ever going to find my purpose in this lifetime?
  • Are you done faking the positive feelings and pretending that all is well?
  • Are you wondering why your inner guidance never speaks to you, or why you just can't hear it?


You don't have to stay stuck in your past or in your pain. You can have a life again--even if it's not the life you imagined.


  • Waking up in the morning feeling a deep sense of peace
  • Knowing that you don't have to control everything and everyone to be okay
  • Healing from deep within so that you look forward to the future instead of fearing it
  • Remembering the past with gratitude instead of hating your life
  • Being able to find the meaning behind your life experiences so that you can contribute to the world and make a real difference
  • Viewing your life experiences through the lens of love and compassion
  • Making a commitment to live the life you came here to live

These are the exact results we'll create for you when you mentor with me.

My 68-year-old mother's death eight months after my family and I relocated from Southern India to Chicago was the gut-wrenching event that started my own journey.

Working with a spiritual mentor to heal my broken heart was the first step in a series of mentorships, trainings and coaching programs that led me to my purpose.

Since then I've published three books, served as a bereavement volunteer in hospice, interviewed numerous inspirational figures like Scarlett Lewis, Benjamin Allen, Suzanne Falter, PMH Atwater and Gerry Gavin, who have reinvented their lives through the worst experiences of their life.

I've had the privilege of being invited to participate in telesummits and podcasts on Grief & Loss and have served clients all over the world.

I don't believe in cookie-cutter approaches. YOU are one-of-a-kind and so is your soul journey. That's why the first step is for us to get to know each other--before any decisions are made.


  1. Click the button below. It will take you to a page where you'll a) fill out a questionnaire b) schedule a Connection Call with me.
  2. Once I've reviewed your questionnaire and we get on the phone (or Zoom), I'll help you move in the direction of what's best for you.

I was very sick with Collagenous Colitis and had found no relief through the medical profession. I’d had this condition for seven months and was beginning to think that I would have it for the rest of my life. I was getting quite depressed. I was also carrying a lot of guilt about things that had happened I my life decades ago.

Uma has the gift of unconditional listening. She listened to my problems with no judgment, only support and help. She helped me alleviate my symptoms by bringing closure to past issues involving my ancestors.

I’m now happy and wake up in the morning and look forward to beginning a new day. I’m positive and write in my journal every day. My stomach feels much, much better. I feel better in mind, body, and spirit. I am grateful to Uma for her support and guidance. Her expertise and calm manner helped me turn my life around. I feel blessed that I was led to work with Uma.

~ Dorothy Harris

New Zealand

Before I started working with Uma I was confused about where all the sadness I was feeling was coming from. My 19-year-old son had recently moved out, and I knew I was proud of the decision he had made but was overwhelmingly sad about it. She helped me realize that I was feeling the effects of deeper, older traumas and that my son moving out had triggered older trauma.

 When I started working with Uma, I was sad most days and struggled to go about my daily responsibilities without crying about them and during them. I was bringing negativity and sadness into all aspects of my life.

I felt very loved, supported and heard during our sessions together. I was allowed to voice my feelings. After starting work with Uma many different avenues of healing became apparent in my life. By opening myself up to healing and asking for help, I was given answers in many ways.

I no longer awaken in a panic about what I did “wrong” yesterday or what I need to do to “fix” it today. I don’t have the overwhelming feeling of “where is this coming from.” Today I am more compassionate towards others. When I wake up in the morning these days it is with a prayer in my heart.

~ Orissa Shay Bergeron


When I came to you, I was in a very negative mindset. I was very emotional and stressed. I was feeling guilty of all the things I didn’t get to say or do for my brother.  I was feeling very sad and scared of losing my father since he had just been diagnosed with Stage 1 cancer. I was basically a hot mess.

Every session I had with you was so helpful in letting me see things from a different perspective. You always heard me out and answered any question I had. I never felt rushed to end our sessions. I really loved that.

Today I feel happy and blessed. I am no longer waking up sad and anxious. I am seeing things in a more positive perspective. I am more compassionate. I am more grateful about the things I have.  I am trying to live more in the present.  I am slowly starting to accept I have no control over certain things and to trust in God that his timing for everything is perfect…even if it’s painful.

~ Judy Andon

New York

When I started working with Uma, I was in a pretty uncomfortable place. Things I thought that I had laid to rest were creeping back into my life (like anxiety & dwelling on negative past experiences), and I knew something had to change.

My usual methods provided some relief, but I wanted a deeper transformation – a more significant shift. Uma’s process unfolded harmoniously to lead me out of my suffering and into a place of peace.

I now feel forgiveness and compassion for people towards whom I once had quite a bit of anger, and a sense of empowerment around my ability to create what I want for myself, regardless of challenges and setbacks that I’ve experienced. I am open to the possibilities of the day and feel that I have the capacity to take things as they come.

~ Brigid Dineen


I had the great opportunity to experience Uma's beautiful method of helping others. I was struggling with the loss of a close family member.

Uma was very compassionate. I got off our calls feeling lighter and confident that I'll get through this hard time with the advice and tools she gave me.

~Tiane Tuliao

Los Angeles, California

When I began my first session, my heart was heavy, and when we drew our time together to a close, my heart felt light. You helped me get in touch with a part of myself I have ignored for way too long, the part of me that is simply human with all of the physical and emotional needs that I have been denying myself. The result is a new perspective on how my pain can be acknowledged without destroying me...even welcomed and loved for how it is serving me.

What I liked best about working with you was the gentleness you exude. You have a gift for imparting wisdom lovingly. Bless you for all the light you are bringing to the darkness in this world.

~Debra M. White