About Me

I am so happy you have found your way here to meet me. I would prefer a conversation where we get to know each other instead of trying to put words down that could only represent a small piece of who I am. So I will do my best to give you a glimpse.

I am grateful! Like many, I have had many difficult times in my life. I began a spiritual and self reflective life in my late teens and early twenties after I had made so many harmful decisions that brought me further from the life I wanted to live. Through loss and depression I found that there was only one way to get out of the hole I had dug , I needed to climb.

As I emerged from the hole I began to realize that so much in my life could shift simply based on my perspective and I began changing how I looked at things. Maybe the hole wasn’t a hole after all! I began to see it as a classroom of sorts. There was so much I learned there, there were so many gifts I received through the experiences I went though.

As I went on through my life, abusive relationships, hereditary issues through out my family, healing relationships, children, marriage and so on, I found in every situation a reflection of myself. In this reflection I have found so much that I want to change and so much that I love.

I am compassionate! Through my relationships with others I have found joy and pain that fills me more everyday with the fullness of who I am. Learning how to be there, with compassion for others came easy. Learning to have the same compassion for myself was more difficult and was only achieved through allowing myself to be vulnerable in front of those that were willing to reciprocate the compassion I had given them.

I am authentic! I find small talk difficult sometimes. I am not interested in the trivial things, I want to know what is hidden in the depths. I want to know what makes you tick. I want be the reflection to you as clearly as you are the reflection to me. I want to dive into the pain and emerge in the joy! We are all so amazing in our struggles and our triumphs and this is the humanity I rejoice in.

I want to help people see the full beauty of their lives despite and sometimes because of the ugliness. I love helping people shift old patterns that keep them down and unable to reach the stars. I believe we all have the ability to make our dreams come true, we just need to learn to get out of our own way. Sometimes through helping others get out of their way I learn something new that helps me get out of my way too.

4 thoughts on “About Me

    • Shining Through the Shadows with Kendra Noonan Hughes says:

      This could be a multi faceted question. My father was a therapist so I grew up spending a lot of time learning communication skills and being engaged in talk therapy. As an adult I went through a two year women’s program where the focus was on healing ourselves and learning how to facilitate healing with others. I am trained in Shadow work, which is a therapeutic tool based on Jungian psychology. Finally my coaching training is through Dr. Kate Siner and her Master Transformational Coaching Certification program.


  1. Melanie Battoe says:

    Dear Kendra,
    I just wanted to thank you for your poem “i am celebrating” that Keturah posted 4-5 years ago on facebook. I read it at least once a week. Seven years ago my husband of 31 years died suddenly and i still wake up crying with the thought that he is gone. I recently posted your poem over his death certificate which hangs on the back of my bedroom door. As i approach retirement I really appreciate your positive words. Thank you again. Is it ok to share this poem?
    Melanie Battoe


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