Phyllis Barrie, a native New Yorker, began her lifelong meditation journey at 16. Her career as an actor and acting teacher highlighted the importance of a multi-perspectival approach in both art and life. This insight, learned through arduous development of perspectives, revealed that true inspiration arises in moments of presence. Transitioning back to education, she immersed herself in developmental language models like Piaget, Maslow, and Gardner, igniting a lasting passion for growth, language, and learning. Obtaining her BA at 40 and MA in Communication Disorders at 42, Phyllis excelled as a clinician, directing a mentorship program for graduate students in a hospital setting. Amidst personal challenges, she discovered renewal through Ken Wilber’s Integral Theory and practices, reigniting her zest for learning. Now, empowered by integral life practices, Phyllis aspires to guide others in their unique journeys towards personal growth and authenticity.