When I look back on all the things I wanted to be “when I grew up,” nothing could have prepared me for the life experiences that brought me to where I am today.
My personal journey, from life-threatening illness back to robust health, has been the motivating force of my entire career. In my mid-30’s I was told by my doctor that my multiple illnesses, including bi-polar disorder (manic depression), would only get worse over time, and would need more and more medical intervention.
I had a long list of diagnoses, was already on a handful of pharmaceutical drugs, weighed 220 pounds, and had already endured surgery to remove my unbalanced parathyroid gland.
In 1996, my sister-in-law committed suicide from the same mental disorder. It was heartbreaking and terrifying to see where my disease could lead. That could have been me. Then and there, I decided to take charge of my well-being.
I sought out alternative healing methods and mastered many coping tools and healing techniques, allowing me to release 80 pounds of extra weight and get off all pharmaceutical drugs by 1999.
As I persisted in healing the detrimental behaviors and habitual negative thoughts that led to those numerous health issues, I continued to deal with other significant losses, including my home, the untimely deaths of my first husband and both parents, and the most unthinkable of all — the suicide of my 21 year old daughter.
Losing my beautiful Sarah changed my life forever. It was devastating beyond words, but I am so grateful I had already been sharpening my ability to adapt to loss, so that I could rely on my tools to heal from that unthinkable trauma.
Naturally, my life and career became deeply informed by this experience. I know very well what it takes to overcome negative thinking and rebuild after trauma and loss.
For over two decades, I have used my advanced training in numerous healing and personal development modalities, along with my personal experience healing my mind and body, to empower others through their own healing processes.
Through Empowerment and Life After Loss Coaching using Higher Brain Living®, NP, Hypnosis, Awaken Slimmer and more, I now get the satisfaction of helping my clients find what they need to empower them to heal mind, body, and spirit.
Everyone deserves to live a life of joy and freedom. Some just need a little help getting there.