My life experience has had me face the challenge of anxiety and depression. At times, my emotions would be overwhelming, leaving me with a feeling of isolation and helplessness. In 2006, through the book, “There is a Spiritual Solution for Every Problem” by Wayne Dyer, I discovered I was responsible for my outlook on life and that to live a happy, positive life it was up to me; the choice was MINE. With this thought, my attitude shifted and I focused on being more kind, loving and positive. As a result, my world opened up in profound ways. I started to practice meditation, read self-help books and used writing to sort my feelings. At the same time, I started practicing Yoga. At first, this was for the physical aspect but eventually, it turned spiritual. My yoga mat was a safe haven that provided a refuge to spill my emotions and release heavy energy as well as promote self-love and acceptance.
Through the practices above, I found my power, and re-invented myself into the strong, self-confident woman that was lying dormant within me. My life experiences have made me the compassionate, kind hearted person I am today. I strive to find methods in overcoming the fears and blocks that hold me back, and by doing so, free up the creative energy to breathe life into my dreams.
Studies & Training That Have Molded Me
I have a passion for learning and consider myself a life long learner. Along with an ongoing exploration into the world of meditation and yoga via books and workshops,I have gone through the following programs:
- UWGB Bachelor’s Degree with an emphasis in Human Development-Ongoing
- Reiki Attunement Level 1 & 2. Amy Wilinkski, Golden Light Healing, Sobeski WI, 2012
- Advanced Yoga Studies. Beck Anderson, The Yoga Place, Menominee MI, 2013
- Life Coach Certification. Patty Jackson, Thrive Life Services Brookfield WI, 2015
- Mindful Based Stress Reduction Program, UW Health, Madison WI, 2015
- Usui Holy Fire Reiki I & II-The Carriage House Deerfield WI-Oct, 2015
- The Mystical Laws That Govern the Science of Miracles and Healing Workshop, Caroline Myss, Sedona AZ, 2016
- Yoga Teacher Training-250 Hours, Asheville Community Yoga Asheville NC, August-December 2016
- Usui Holy Fire Reiki Master-The Carriage House Deerfield WI-Dec 2017