— ABOUT ME —
My practice works deeply with the heart, where many cultures have always believed the real center of one's being exists. Utilizing Reiki, breathwork, sound meditation, and mindset practices, my role is to guide you into balancing your body, mind, and spirit.
When one's life force energy is in perfect balance, we experience psychological orderliness, emotional stability, and physical vitality. When it is out of balance we can experience stress, anxiety, emotional instability, and physical ailments potentially leading to symptoms of dis-ease.
FROM 'DIS-EASE' INTO EASE
I found my connection to Reiki, breathwork, and sound healing after battling with Graves’ Disease and Graves Opthalmopathy beginning in 2010. This Thyroid Eye Disease (TED) left me permanently cross-eyed with bulging eyes and a weakened immune system. Every disease requires a genetic predisposition, but it is up to you to activate or deactivate the gene depending on how you live, what you eat, the environment you surround yourself with, along with the key ingredient: stress. The stresses of my life were manifesting the inflammation of my vision. I was left manically depressed, blow after blow, weakening my immune system and my resolve.
After many years of standard medical tests and treatments, leaving me penniless and still ‘dis-eased,' and putting my career as a fashion Creative Director in New York City on hold, I was broke and unable to continue with any medical treatments. The suggestions to remove my thyroid and take radioactive iodine and hormone pills for the rest of my life to 're-balance' my immune and hormonal functions did not sit well with me. Why does 're-balancing' in western medicine equate to taking out and prescribing drugs? If we are imbalanced, was there a better way to create new balance?
MY JOURNEY INTO HEALING
It was by experimenting with an organic plant-based medicinal approach with my mother-in-law and her Cancer at the time, that educated our family on the importance of naturally building immunity through diet. The fuel you give your body is the fuel that nourishes your immune system. My body, unknown to me over the years, was weakening through my poor eating and lifestyle habits, not strengthening.
I moved on to a whole foods plant-based diet to cleanse my intestines and reduce the inflammation in my body that was enabling the disease. Out went the sugars, alcohol, preservatives, corn syrups, and all processed foods. In went the organic and natural whole-foods that fueled my immune system to grow stronger, better equipped for healing to begin on a cellular and psychological levels.
With the help of my therapist at the time, I was able to dig into my unconscious, finding clarity within. And through her recommendation, I was introduced to the Japanese energy healing practice of Reiki. A practice that enabled me to further find stillness in my anxious and darkened heart, and find my connection to my inner light. Reiki allowed me to gain a passionate meditation practice. Fueling my inner-knowledge of my Self and activating my education of meditation and the mind.
All of this inspired me to share any wisdom I obtained with others in need that could benefit from my experience. Reiki brought me profound inner peace, allowing true healing to take place. With inner peace we can fluidly glide through life in a steady flow state and manifest connections to boundless inspirations, unlocking our true purpose in life. With inner peace we can heal ourselves, each other, and our planet.