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 verbal/mental/emotional abuse by people close to me. I have lived with anxiety for over 15 years. I have been in relationships with alcoholics and drug addicts and have an adult child recovering from addiction. I had a child in my teens, twenties, thirties, and weeks before my fortieth birthday. I have been married to my husband for over 18 years. I have experienced trauma, loss, and heartache. I have also controlled, manipulated, and have been mean to those I love. But 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. It is imperative that I love 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. Looking in the mirror, I see a beautiful, weathered stone that affects many with my ripples. My healing and growth bring out my most authentic self and pave the way for others to embrace their most authentic selves courageously.
Through journaling, meditation, reading, and more, I have learned that my inner child will turn the volume up LOUD on my inner critic if I am not listening to what she needs. I find joy in creating rituals that nurture and love my inner child, in turn nurturing myself. I remain committed to my healing journey as I get to know myself more and more.
My purpose is to heal, teach, and mentor so that the women’s lives I touch go and create a better world!