Actually, it is all about you.
How you feel, what you think, what's going on in your body and energy field, and how you use your power in the world.
You're a sensitive soul. Someone along the way has probably told you that you are TOO sensitive, which is total bulls*it. I say the world is not sensitive enough ... yet.
In the past, you've rolled up your sleeves and gone through it on your own. That's your comfort zone as a sensitive soul.
This time, though, it doesn't feel right. This time, you want a wise guide to help you shine light in the dark places of the past, walk through and master the present, and embrace (not fear) the future.
In my nearly 20 years of doing this work, I've been honored to walk with the most amazing people. They are teachers, doctors, coaches, therapists, nurses, light-workers, accountants, musicians, artists, and students. Whether you don’t feel good enough, feel confused about where you’ve been and where you’re going, or feel stuck because something crappy happened, I can help.
Here's the lowdown on me:
I love to laugh. It gets me breathing and feeling joy. The laughing-so-hard-that-I'm-crying-and-can't-speak doesn't happen often, but when it does, I'm usually with my Irish-twin brother, Jim.
I'm most at home outside. I need the grounding of the Earth under my feet and the sky above me every day. Throw in a swim in the ocean most days in summer, and I'm one happy camper.
I'm a highly sensitive person, an introvert, and empathic. I used to hate these things about me. Most of the time, I felt like a human energetic lint brush. These days, I see them as my superpowers. I'm on a mission to get you feeling like that, too.
I come from a long line of healers. My mom's a nurse. My great-grandmother, Flora, healed with cooking and was known to wrap a towel around her head and tell fortunes.
I have dreams that are downloads of information. Once in college, I dreamed that my Brother electric typewriter was fixed. It was broken when I went to bed. Sure enough, it was working again in the morning.
I love all animals, live music, making art, guacamole and flower essences (I make them too! Click here).
I love learning.
I was a mediocre student in high school. As I've gotten older, it's been way more fun to learn stuff.
I've studied how the brain codes information, creates memory networks, and makes meaning. I've practiced yoga and Vipassana meditation for 20 years. I've studied Shamanism and journeying; art therapy; Tarot Card reading; aromatherapy; and whole foods/organic diet. I've studied languages, physics, social change and justice, philosophy and religions. I've been honored to study with well-known teachers, as well as the ones who quietly change the world one student at a time.
Lastly, my credentials:
Undergraduate degree in English and graduate degree in Social Work, both from the State University of New York.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW, if you want to know the acronym), in both New Jersey and New York.
Certified in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing) since 2006.
Kripalu Yoga Teacher, 200-hour level since 2000.
Bach Flower Essences, Level 1 Certification, 2014.
Reiki Master/Teacher, 2015.
Akashic Records, Levels 1 and 2.
Post-grad certificate in treating childhood trauma from the New Jersey Child Abuse Training Institute, 2006.
Expertise in PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) across the lifespan, as a result of childhood physical abuse, sexual abuse and neglect; accidents of all kinds and sudden traumatic loss.
Let's chat. I'm all ears.
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