It's Not What I Do. It's Who I Am.
Updated: May 20
For as long as I can remember, I’ve been doing healing work. As a child, I would give friends and family members shoulder rubs and foot massages. I loved watching my “clients” close their eyes, sigh deeply, relax, maybe smile slightly. Even as a young’un, I would feel deeply satisfied and grateful for the opportunity to make someone’s day just a bit lighter.
Later, as a teen and young adult, I was the person with a wide shoulder, available for most anyone to cry on. Apparently folks felt I had a gift for listening intently and without judgment; they would leave a “session” feeling affirmed and deeply heard, holding a new perspective that they found for themselves just from the gift of being able to talk about it.
I took my first official healing class, Reiki I, over 30 years ago. About that same I time, I first heard about a school for massage therapy, and I remember feeling amazed that I could actually go to school to learn massage and be PAID to do something that came so easily to me and gave me such satisfaction! Who knew??
It was a few more years before I actually made it to massage school. Finally, I had found my calling, and I loved every minute of it – the classes, the instructors, my classmates, the long hours in the evenings and weekends studying and practicing and breathing all things healing. I practiced massage for 10 years before my wrists said, “Enough.” Time for whatever was next.
From there, I worked in various capacities with holistic health centers, health practitioners and non-profits, always finding a way to help heal my corner of the world. Even if I wasn’t specifically doing healing work, I was supporting people and agencies that were working to make the world a better place.
Then six years ago, my mom was dying and in a hospice care facility. It was there that I was introduced to Healing Touch – my mother’s parting gift to me. My passion for hands-on healing was revived. Within three months of her passing, I was pleasantly surprised to discover that there was a Healing Touch instructor in my area and immediately enrolled in a Level 1 class.
Once I made the decision that Healing Touch was the next step on my life’s path, the Universe moved to hasten my journey. I took Level 4 just five months after my first class and was certified a year and a half later. More recently, I’ve received additional certifications as an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and in the Transformational Coaching Method. These techniques, along with my 30+ years of training, education and experience, combine to create a truly transforming and individualized healing experience for my clients.
I’ve spent a lifetime immersed in healing – assisting others in their healing process as well as doing plenty of my own. For me, healing work is a spiritual calling, something that informs every thought and every action, every moment of every day. It’s the Light that fills me, surrounds me, emanates from me. It’s the space that I hold for anybody with whom I come in contact. It’s the “not my will but Thine” that’s done in me and through me. Healing is not just what I do; it’s the heart and spirit of who I am.