Bachelor's Degree in Cultural Arts with a concentration in Creative Writing, SUNY Empire State
Certified Reiki Master in Traditional Usui Reiki System of Natural Healing
My most prized credential is life experience. I have experienced neglect by a parent and verbally/mentally/emotionally abused by people close to me in my family and relationships. I have lived with anxiety for over 15 years. I have been in relationships with alcoholics and drug addicts and have a child recovering from addiction. I have had a child in my teens, twenties, thirties, and weeks before my fortieth birthday. I have been married to my husband for over 17 years. I have experienced loss and heartache. I have been controlling and mean to those I love. Yet, I fought my way to where I am now!
I have learned throughout my life that I am worth a lot more than I used to think. I am worthy of loving myself first because that makes me a better woman, mother, wife, family member, and friend. I have faced my demons, conquering some and still fighting others. I am no longer afraid to cry, express my feelings, and put myself first. When I look in the mirror, I see a beautiful, weathered stone that affects so many with my ripples when thrown into the water. My healing and growth bring out my most authentic self and pave the way for others to courageously embrace their most authentic selves.
I was created to come through the fire I did so that I could walk other women through their fires. Guiding to the other side, where the sun shines on their beautiful faces as they transform into weathered stones affecting so many with their empowered ripples. My purpose is to heal, teach, and mentor so that the women’s lives I touch go and create a better world!