If these words speak to you …
… then my work might be for you.
I love to explore the soul. To ask questions that encourage expansion and self-understanding. I don’t shy away from the dark places, but rather lean in and ask them to inform and transform. At the same time, I’m committed to stripping away unnecessary angst and repetitive drama so that more ease can shine through. I believe that if we commit to [seeing the whole of ourselves, rather than just the pretty parts] authenticity (with ourselves and with others) and learn how to be present with What Is (rather than what we Wish Would Be), we create an environment in which we can thrive and move more naturally toward that which we desire.
For more than 20 years, I have been guiding people on their personal journeys, both one-on-one and in group settings. I am a Reiki Master and Intuitive, and the founder of BodyMantra. All of my work focuses on helping people to become more embodied and self-aware as they peel away layers of old habit and choices that get in the way of living with more ease and grace in their daily lives.
I have worked with people through periods of intense grief and loss, passages of soul-searching when they feel lost or untethered, and times of lethargy and confusion. I have also moved through stretches of tremendous expansion, self-revelation and intentional metamorphosis with many others.
The point being: All must be welcomed as we work together toward healing and transformation.
I am not a licensed therapist. My skills have been shaped over two decades of self-guided study and standing in the center of storms and breakthroughs with hundreds of clients and students. I am clairvoyant, clairaudient and clairsentient and bring all of those gifts to bear in what I offer. I work with energy medicine both as a Reiki Master and as an essential oil therapist. I am committed to letting Spirit guide me/us, while engaging my belief that we can shape our path forward if we listen with humility and openness beyond the trappings of our minds and our past.
If you’d like to understand how I got here …
When I was a young girl, I was always dancing and singing. Literally everywhere. My mother still talks about it, sometimes fondly, sometimes not so much (as she recounts stories of loud, spontaneous operatic outbursts). I was a bit of a handful.
Over time, as I marched my way through college and started climbing the corporate ladder, I sprang a few leaks. I stopped dancing. I worked a lot of overtime. I became really serious about things that, honestly, weren’t so serious.
Then the leaks got bigger.
I started having digestive problems. My body ached. A lot. I was having more and more trouble “keeping it together” at work and I would end up ill every time I took a vacation or holiday.
These experiences piled up in my system until I, quite literally, broke. Like a caged animal, one day when a colleague at work approached me about a deadline, I pushed past him and ran outside, doubled-over, crying uncontrollably.
It took me a number of years after that to get myself re-aligned. It was a long haul. I started dancing again and practicing yoga, both of which I believe, in the end, saved me. And yet, it wasn’t an overnight thing. I had to heal. To admit some [pretty big, tough] things to myself. To change my belief systems. To open up to ideas that I had never considered.
I had to repeat a few patterns and take steps backward as I surrendered to go forward. Welcome the scars of past choices.
Along in there, I became a certified Reiki Master and started a private practice in energy work. Over the years, I spent hours both taking and teaching yoga, meditation, dance, essential oil therapy, anatomy, and Reiki.
What emerged over those 20 years is the work I now offer – a blend of tools, rituals, writings and teachings designed to help people to cultivate equilibrium amidst the natural ebb and flow of life.
Everyone’s story is unique. No one person’s story more important than another. But one thing that I have found is common to all of us is our humanity. Our desire to see and be seen. To feel ourselves and others more fully. To live with a level of presence and acceptance that gives us Hope for the future.
Ultimately, that’s what I intend with all of my work:
To help us all understand, accept and embrace our humanity.