About Me


My first introduction to Reiki and Healing Touch techniques was just 5 years ago...and it changed my life!  Before that time, I knew nothing about Alternative Medicine.  I grew up in a small town in Illinois where we had one family doctor...and he was the guy we called...for EVERYTHING!  We accepted his guidance and followed instructions without question.

 

And I was pretty healthy most of my life...

at least I thought I was!

 

Like many of my peers, I was on a track after high school.  I went to college, got married, and started a family shortly after.  My husband was a busy professional, so I handled most day-to-day duties related to managing a household and raising three children.  And I loved my "work"!  I prided myself on being a super human wife and mother.  

 

And then...

one day, the three beautiful humans, whom I felt honored to call my children,

grew up and went to college!

 

About this same, the problems which had been surfacing in my marriage over the past few years began to escalate, and within a few years ended in divorce.  After 20 years of identifying as a wife and mother, I was devastated.

 

So I started looking for help.

 

I looked everywhere for "the one thing" that would help me move through the pain and loss I was feeling.  I took painting classes...but was frustrated when my art looked like blackish-greenish blobs on canvas.  I tried Ballroom Dance...but my fragile ego was extremely self-conscious about dancing with my (cute) instructor, who was half my age.  I was acutely aware that I was grasping for meaning and falling short.

 

The answer for me was not to be found in taking on new hobbies.  What I really needed to do was to restore my spirit, mend my heart, and find the joy in living my life as it had become.  Somewhat fortuitously, I enrolled in St. Catherine's Holistic Health Studies Graduate Program.  For the first time in my life, I learned about the mind-body connection and holistic care practices. I learned that there were so many things I could do easily and for myself to impact my health and well-being.  And it was empowering!

 

My energy healing coursework showed me how profoundly transformative it was to give and receive the gentle touch techniques of Reiki and Healing Touch.  I began noticing that I was feeling stronger, wiser and optimistic about my future.

 

In this moment, I knew what I wanted to do with the rest of my life.  I became passionate about helping other people who, like myself, just needed a little help moving past the blocks that keep them from living joyful and balanced lives.

 

And now...

 

I am living my passion as a Certified Healing Touch Practitioner and a Reiki Master, and have a private practice in Minneapolis.  I offer healing treatments and self-care coaching to people who are seeking holistic ways to get back on track in their lives.  If this resonates with you, click here to link with my scheduling page.

 

 

My training includes:

  • A graduate certificate in Holistic Health Studies from St. Catherine University in St. Paul, MN
  • A certificate as a Healing Touch Practitioner through Healing Touch International
  • A certificate as a Reiki Master through Usui System of Natural Healing
  • A certificate in Essential Oils for Bodyworkers at CenterPoint Massage School in St. Louis Park, MN

 

 

"What I enjoy most about my work is the transformation I see in my clients after their sessions. Time after time I work with people who arrive feeling stressed and overwhelmed and leave feeling like they just had a week's vacation!" - Me

 

 

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