I started out as a technical person. After graduating from the University of Connecticut with a Bachelor of Science degree, and from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a Master of Science degree, I worked as a computer programmer, and then as a Web site designer and producer. Outwardly I was living a good life, working in a major corporation and being well paid for my technical skills. Inwardly, I was depressed and lost.
My interest in wholistic healing started several years ago, when a beloved cat got seriously sick and modern medicine could not help him. I studied herbs, homeopathy, and crystals. I “discovered” Reiki in 2001, and was attuned to the first level of Reiki in March 2002. This event led to the beginning of my spiritual awakening, and marked the start of my personal healing journey.
In November 2004, after getting many hints from the universe, I realized that I am meant to be a healer in this life, and became a Reiki Master/Teacher in the Usui and Raku Kei systems of Reiki. I learned at the same time to incorporate other healing symbols, and energy-clearing sounds and breaths into my work. It was also during this period that I started to realize I have innate healing abilities as well, and that they could be combined in a synergistic way with other techniques.
I left the corporate world in 2005 to devote my time fully to facilitating healing.
In 2007 I got another opportunity to grow spiritually: breast cancer. This traumatic experience helped me to further open my heart, to become stronger as a person, to enjoy life more, and to enhance my creativity.
In 2011 I added Access Consciousness® to my repertoire. I became an Access Consciousness Bars Facilitator the following year. I also practice Access Consciousness Body Processes and the Access Consciousness Energetic Facelift™, and for several years facilitated classes in these subjects as well.
I expanded my healing toolbox with the amazing Tong Ren therapy in 2014, Tui Na (Chinese bodywork) in 2016, and tuning forks in 2018.
I live in Raleigh, NC with my feline healing assistant Bisi. I offer in-person sessions in Raleigh, NC, and long-distance (remote) sessions worldwide via phone, Skype, and FaceTime.
My gratitude goes to my healers and spiritual teachers: Carrie Bodane, Donna Spring Gulick, Mary Mooney, Vickie Penninger, Dr. Ellen Tinsley, Dr. Julianne Trell, Elizabeth Tuttle, Eleanor Marks, Tom Tam, ManTarA, and all my pets. Not only did they teach me about healing per se, but they also taught me how to live life more fully and to open my heart. Without their wisdom, their help, their support, and their love, my life would have been very different.
I would also like to thank everyone with whom I had had difficulties, for they have been the impetus for me to grow and to learn.