Earlier in life, I struggled with extending compassion for myself. I had no idea that I could be empowered with my life and my health. I let toxic people and situations suck the life out of me. I didn’t have a good solid basis of self-love, and I thought I had to be all things for all people. I didn’t realize that I had a choice to stand up for myself or walk away in love, rather than stay and put up with it in anger. I believed that life happened TO you. I didn’t know that my thoughts were creating my reality. I believed in a judgmental God and I didn’t know how to be in relationship with a higher power. I believed that if something went wrong and didn’t pan out, that either a) I didn’t have enough faith, or b) it just wasn’t meant to be. I felt I had to be strong and never show my weaknesses or vulnerabilities. Then, I found myself in a toxic relationship followed by a toxic job and I got sick—I got cancer. At first I felt betrayed. But then, I dug deep. The cancer diagnosis led me to a spiritual healing journey. I began studying with a spiritual teacher who taught me how to meditate and visualize being well. It was the catalyst for a new paradigm. I now realized I could have an effect over my life and health, and that I had choices to stay in toxicity or to surround myself with love and joy, and choose peace and health. I began a new spiritual journey of meditation and visualization. I began to question old beliefs and examine them to see if they felt true for me. I began reading many spiritual books on healing the mind, body, and spirit. I left the toxic job and started taking better care of myself. I learned how to step back and be the “watcher” of my own thoughts and feelings, giving me the space to choose something different. Slowly, toxic people left my life or I left them and a new journey of self-love and kindness began to unfold. As I did this work, I realized I was put on this earth for a reason. It was time to partner with the Universe and find out what I was to do with this healing journey I was on. I left my corporate job not knowing exactly what I would do, but in a few short months I found a health-coaching program that resonated deeply in my gut. I became a certified holistic health coach and found other spiritual and business leaders along the way who inspired me to incorporate mindset tools into my practice. I also discovered oriental diagnosis, which is a process of understanding the balance/imbalance of the body’s energy centers by reading the body’s outward appearance and symptoms as well as emotional issues. All these things “light me up” and this is how I came to the realization that I want to use this knowledge and experience to serve others. And now I am on a mission to use mind-body-spirit tools and techniques to help empower women to travel their own wellness/healing journeys. I am passionate about opening up the possibility of empowerment for women in mid-life. To unlock their inner knowing and the realization that they can play an integral part in their own healing and that they do not walk alone. We are not alone and people are put in our way to help us our spiritual journeys on this earth. We all have special gifts, and when our light shines brightly, we illumine each other’s paths. I am here to offer myself as a catalyst for healing. I know that when we heal ourselves there is a ripple that goes out to all – people, animals, and the environment. I am here to help people change their energy to joy and compassion so they can live a healthy life and be at peace while affecting all that surrounds them. When we heal ourselves, we heal all. I know deep in my heart that when we feel free, abundant, and joy-filled, we can be a ripple and catalyst for healing to those around us. Interested in learning more about how I work? Click here.