A: In all honesty, I feel as if energy healing chose me! I am simply saying YES!! For the past couple of decades, I have been studying and focusing more deeply on self-care and wellness. In 2017, my father was declining with Lewy Body and Parkinson’s disease. As a way to elevate my own care, I signed up for a Reiki level 1 training. During the class my body was exhilarated and curious. Reiki felt so natural to me. I left the training hungry for more, knowing I would sign up for Reiki level 2. As my father continued to decline, I continued on my path of Reiki. One of the greatest gifts Reiki offers is you can perform the healing on yourself. After my level 1 training, I committed to daily practice in bed each night before drifting off to sleep. This practice became my centerboard through my father’s death and deepened and informed my growing curiosity about the loving and healing practice Reiki holds.
Q: What keeps you engaged in your profession?
A: The human connection of the work is what keeps me coming back. I love to go deep and feel the emotional and energetic intricacies of the world. Energy healing is my calling and I continue to say yes to the work each and every day.
Q: What kind of clients do you like working with most?
A: As a practitioner, my mission is to empower people to reconnect with themselves and to accompany them on their own paths of self-discovery and self-care. Looking ahead, my wish is to build a practice based on integrity and to work with open-minded individuals seeking to find balance and harmony in their lives. I also have a particular interest in working with individuals that have ongoing health challenges and have yet to reach their ideal wellness. For me personally, energy work was a missing piece to my optimal wellness. Once I learned more about healthy energetic boundaries, my health challenges began to decrease and balance returned to me.
Q: What are you currently working on in your professional life?
A: I am expanding my knowledge of energy healing through the accredited program of Healing Touch. Although both Reiki and Healing Touch are forms of energy healing, they each lend themselves well to different circumstances with clients.
Q: What is your favorite beverage?
A: I enjoy teas of all kinds. I am particularly fond of green tea. I find tea can be a terrific tonic, something you can sip on for leisure or you can turn to tea when you need a pick me up!
Q: How do you spend your free time?
A: I am particularly fond all of the trails and lakes we have to take advantage of here in the Twin Cities. I like to venture out with my family and our dog Harriet. I enjoy living locally and exploring all of the little shops and eateries in my neighborhood as well. Creating works of art, spending time in museums, knitting, hiking, cooking and canoe camping in the Boundary Waters are also some of my favorite pastimes.
Q: How do you celebrate living in your body?
A: I love to engage in activities that bring balance, alignment and harmony to my body. Yoga, meditation and chi-gong are just a few examples. Swimming has also been a big part of my life. Water makes me feel magical.
Q: What do you look for in a health care practitioner?
A: I look for someone that is compassionate and practices from their heart. When I work with a practitioner I want them to be a partner in my health journey. They need to be an advocate for my health and wellbeing by listening to me as well as applying their education, knowledge, and expertise.