I'm Garrett Foster. I'm a Life-Cycle Celebrant, Writer, and Enneagram Guide. My personal mission is to do what I love — and to spread love doing it.
Some things to know about me:
I'm a Taurus on the cusp of Gemini (born May 21, 1963)
I was born and raised in Meriden, Connecticut, but have called South Florida home for three decades. I also own a second home in Merida, Mexico, in the Yucatan, called "Casa Namaste."
I'm a 6 on the Enneagram, which means I am very intuitive, committed, loyal, responsible and able to see both sides; it also makes me fearful, paranoid and insecure at times.
I have had rescue pets most of my life. Tyler, an elderly shih tzu, and Katie, a middle-aged tortoise cat, are the only two still alive.
I met my husband Brian on July 13, 1990. It was love at first sight but we didn't legally get married until July 13, 2021, in Key West, Florida.
I love reading, writing, movies, travel, boardgames, sailing, and finding ways to make even a small difference in someone's life.
I was bullied for being gay and "different." It led to a lifelong struggle with OCD, anxiety and depression. To the outside world, things looked mostly good. However, I was dying inside. My mental and emotional torment, which at times felt like PTSD, reached a breaking point with a second cancer diagnosis at age 52 — and a third a few years later. Now I was also being threatened physically.
Cancer, however, became my greatest gift and teacher. It led me to understanding the value of being part of a community. It inspired me to become an Interfaith and Inter-Spiritual Minister and Counselor/Director, Life-Cycle Celebrant, and Prayer Chaplain. Cancer helped me to discover the love I am committed to sharing with others. It gifted me with unshakeable faith. It released me from a lifelong battle with fear.
Instead of asking, "Why me?" I asked, "Why not me?" I became grateful for the diagnosis, whatever it happens to be.
I believe that love is the ultimate religion and source of all things — the universal essence of our being. Connecting with the kind of love that transcends circumstances and differences between us is essential in leading a life filled with purpose, passion, and peace.
While I have deep appreciation for many spiritual paths and self-development tools, it is the Enneagram that has had perhaps the greatest influence in my life. It made sense of behaviors and patterns that had previously been a mystery. It helped me to find my soul child. It taught me to live more fully from awareness and essence. It did this without the dogma of religion or divisiveness of politics.
I believe the Enneagram holds the key to healing our world by helping us to “find ourselves in each other.” Its sacred body of knowledge reflects who we are and who we were meant to be, with a map that clearly shows each one of us how to get there. I use my love and respect for the Enneagram to guide others one-on-one, in groups, through writing, and more.