My Personal Story
"Something whispered to me, 'Wake Up', I listened and it guided me here..."
If you had told me long ago that I'd be doing this work, I would have said you're nuts! I was a notch below the Type A personality, a trail runner, a dot-comer, working as a writer/editor with Yahoo!, with a high impact lifestyle, both physically and mentally. This resulted in a lumbar back injury in 1999. At 30 years-old I was reduced to walking with a cane and taking a toxic cocktail of pain meds and muscle relaxers for three months. I had no interest in holistic healing and even thought acupuncture was a bunch of woo-woo!
After exhausting physical therapy and going stir crazy being laid up in bed, the doctors said the best thing they could offer was a cortisone shot in my spine. With the warning that the procedure doesn't always work and most patients are back with the same problems within a few months, I opted for it anyway. A saving grace, I was out walking normally within a few days. That's when I decided to listen to my body.
Yoga was the gateway
I vowed that I would never be so detached and hard on my body again. That's when I found yoga! After a year of regular yoga practice, I became kinder to myself. A yoga practice led me to meditation, which led me to an opening of my intuitive senses. I began sensing energy in my hands as I passed strangers on the streets.
I left the tech world and took a solo trip to Kauai for a month. Between swimming in the Pacific waters, kayaking the Na Pali Coast, dodging the wild roosters and befriending a toad-catching dog named Max, I received guidance to do healing work.
I've been in private practice as a certified Reiki Master-Teacher for over a decade. I've made a career out of my soul's calling which is to guide clients back to their true state, discover their own potential and live a more balanced life.