At the age of 19 I was newly married, a heavy smoker, addicted to fast food, wasn’t active and desperately searched for attention in all of the wrong places. I thought that happiness and fulfillment came through material things and in turn was incredibly unhappy. The desire to be a mother inspired me to quit smoking and I began living a healthier lifestyle. I started working out at home and soon after joined a women’s fitness club and later a co-ed gym.
This was the beginning of really learning to love and take care of me. Loving how I was feeling and inspired to see what else I could achieve in my fitness, I hired a personal trainer and worked with him throughout my second pregnancy. After the birth of my second child, I felt drawn to helping others in this way and so I became a personal trainer myself. It was the first time in my life that I felt like I was contributing to something greater than herself.
I loved the feeling of inspiring and helping others find their way on their own health and wellness journey.
Although I was now taking care of my physical health I still did not feel fulfilled. I began to look within myself and to notice connections between my thoughts, behaviors and the events that were unfolding in my life. And I soon became aware of the power I had to shape my reality. It was at this time, I began the process of self-discovery and consciously creating the life of my dreams through working with different Energy Healers and various modalities..
Through this transition I had to let go of the things and relationships that were no longer serving me, including ending my first marriage, in order to truly accept the divine gifts that were awaiting me. The more in tune I became with my soul’s purpose, the more I was able to manifest the life I desired.
As i began to listen more to my heart and use it as a compass in my life, I was guided to become an Energy Healer myself and use these tools to help people heal on a deeper level that the physical one. I knew that with each step in took in this direction, I was becoming more connected to the real me and to my purpose here.
Today, I am so grateful to be able to help others on their journey of living their best life and learning to listen to and follow their heart. I offer workshops, retreats, group coaching, and one-on-one sessions to help sensitive, intuitive, and empathetic women feel more grounded, empowered, and purposeful in their lives.
It is my life’s honour and privilege to be of service each and every day and to help uplift and heal the energy of our world and in each of us.
Who inspires you in your life and why?
There are so many people who inspire me in my life. I truly believe that people are doing the best they can with the tools and knowledge that they have.
But I am most inspired by those people who strive to achieve those things that are seemed to be unattainable or impossible. Those people that have an incredible resilience of spirit and refuse to give up on themselves.
I have been so fortunate to meet and become friends with some incredible minds and big thinkers. And most of these are women entrepreneurs. I am inspired by their tenacity, goodwill, and encouragement and I feel honoured to learn from these kinds of women and look to them for guidance and help on my own journey.
What have been some of the biggest challenges you have had to overcome in your life?
One of the biggest challenges I have had to overcome is learning to love and accept myself just as I am.
As a young child, I did everything I could to fit in and be liked. I played the people-pleaser game in every way and this continued into my teenage and young adult years.
It wasn’t until I went through my divorce at the age of 28 that I finally began to do some things in my life that felt right for me regardless of what others thought. My decisions at this time were met with a lot of disagreement and negativity, but my heart was speaking very clearly to me and I was now ready to listen.
It was a very confusing and lonely time in my life because I had allowed others to make me feel a certain way about myself. I had allowed the opinions of others to dictate how I felt about myself and my life.
What did you do to move through them? What did you learn?
During this time, I learned to listen to my heart and follow it’s guidance. I learned to believe in myself and let go of the negative voices, judgments, and criticisms I had about myself.
The gift of being alone at this time in my life was that I was able to make some decisions for myself and work through the beliefs that I had been carrying around with me throughout my life and let go of the ones that were no longer serving me.
I learned to go inward and heal myself and my life from the inside-out.
My life began to transform on the outside and as a result all of my relationships transformed and improved.
What are you most proud of?
I am most proud of learning to follow my heart regardless of the fear, insecurity, and doubt that may arise.
There have been countless times where I have had to overcome fear and limited beliefs in growing my business and taking on new projects. Each time I have been met with a big decision, I have learned to go inwards, get silent, and ask my heart what it wants.
What do you want younger women to know?
I have three children, one of who is a 14 year old young woman. I want her and other younger women to know that they are enough without having to do anything or be anything other than who they already are.
I am passionate about helping young women to look within themselves to find the answers they seek as they move forward with creating the life they desire.
Young women are the future. The world needs women who love themselves and are not afraid to shine their light and bring their gifts to others.
What does living fully mean to you?
Living Fully means embracing who I am fully and completely.
It means being aware enough to know when to let go of something that is no longer necessary on my journey.
It means honouring myself and listening to my heart and having the faith to step forward without their being a guarantee of my success.
And above all, it means taking incredible care of myself and filling my own cup daily so that I can be of service and fulfill my purpose here.
I have many favourite quotes but there is one that comes back over and over as my favourite one.
It is this quote from Marianne Williamson:
” Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine as children do. It’s not just in some of us; it is in everyone. And as we let our own lights shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others. “
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