We all have wings
Two major life-changing health issues changed the very core of who I am. I see things very differently for myself because I took the opportunity to learn and grow from illness. I learned how to create well-being and heal myself. The proof? My first teacher came 18 years ago, I had a major heart attack. I made changes and have not had one cardiovascular event since. My second teacher was brain cancer. It’s been 2 ½ years and my scans continue to show no new tumor growth. I don’t think of myself as sick or ill because I’m not.
I know how to create well-being and heal. At the center of healing is joy, love and gratitude. Healing activities are different for each one of us. I found grace in prayer, meditation, music, healthy food, exercise, sleep, art and energy medicine.
I believe we all have the capacity to create well-being. That’s why I coach and teach others how to get unstuck from illness and navigate their own well-being for the mind, body and spirt. I believe we all have wings and can reach unimaginable heights in what we can create.
I graduated from the University of Montevallo where I studied speech, theatre, English, and art. I’m also a graduate of the American Institute of Holistic Theology. My classwork included nutrition, energy healing, aromatherapy, color therapy, and music therapy. I am a Reiki Master in the Usui Tradition and I just completed level one in Angi (fire) meditation Yoga. I am constantly learning by reading, taking classes and talking to others.
I have successfully graduated from several training programs in the areas of life, wellness and creativity coaching. Programs include:
- Martha Beck Life Coach Training
- Kaizen Muse Creativity Coaching
- International Coaching Federation Training and Certification
- Life Reimagined Coaching
- Nine Modern Day Muse Training
Coaching and Training Experience
I am an experienced professional coach with over 850 individual coaching sessions and over 50 online coaching classes. Currently, I have a self-coaching class on Udemy, Kaleido Journaling for Self-Discovery. In addition to online classes, I have traveled the country presenting workshops on creating well-being. Topics include aromatherapy, healing music, energy work, spirituality, gratitude and nutrition. Clients include AARP, Minnesota State Activity Professionals, the California Department of Aging and World Relief. You can learn more about my professional career on LinkedIn.
I am grateful that I live in a magical cottage located in Northern California. I live with my spouse Julie and our daughter Whitney. We host 3 cats and my very special friends Olivia and Pippa, the Boston Terriers. My days are spent researching, healing, working with clients, creating and writing. At twilight you can find us in our enchanted garden where we entertain friends and fairies. All are welcomed.
My purpose in life is to help people create well-being. I’m a coach, teacher and mentor who deeply believes in the healing power of love, joy and gratitude.
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