Rev. Dr. Daniel Rodriguez Schlorff
Coaching toward full consciousness, embodiedness, health, and connection.
You've just uncovered something profound. You are taking the first, second, or even third step toward finding mentorship and companionship on this journey of life. In my twelve years as a healthcare chaplain – eight of which were spent exclusively with hospice patients – I have learned that many people die with many regrets... especially those whom dominant culture has labeled "successful." They regret spending too much time amassing wealth for their family when the family just wanted more time from them. They regret becoming a [fill in the blank], when what they really wanted to do was be a choral conductor, a sculptor, a stay-at-home father... And they regret having few people surrounding them in their final weeks and days. It's personal integrity and the people surrounding you that make you feel fulfilled at end of life. So when I congratulate you on uncovering something profound, know that I see you, and I appreciate the journey you are on.
I have been an ordained Protestant minister since 2000. In addition to pastoral ministry, I also completed the Doctorate of Ministry in Pastoral Care and Counseling (Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley) as well as four years of a hospital internship as a clinical chaplain. I later took a spiritual direction training program (Mercy by the Sea), then continued my training by getting certified as a health coach (HCI), as a life coach (HCI), and as a personal trainer (ISSA).
I live out my passions through contributing to my community as a board member, performing with professional and Yale-affiliated musical ensembles, snuggling with my dog, reading poetry and nonfiction, participating in my men's group, cooking for myself and others, and staying fit.