My journey keeps propelling my evolution. Now I can help you transform via the power and possibility embedded in your personal challenges.
I learned as a child how to please, look good, and achieve. My family as well as our university community valued intellect. I became competitive, sought external validation, and avoided criticism. In hindsight I realize I always struggled to feel adequate.
I opted for a B.S. in Chemical Engineering at Purdue University because I excelled in math and science. Despite my aptitude, I struggled with the coursework. Alternating semesters between school and work at IBM as a co-op student gave me much needed academic breaks.
Still craving validation, I pushed myself through a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering at University of Michigan. Receiving a fellowship, half grant and half forgivable loan, gave me incentive to finish since I wanted to avoid incurring the loan debt. After my doctorate, I returned to IBM, moving from job to job, seeking satisfaction, eventually finding an analytical lab position that held my interest for a while.
My job evolved over the years, becoming less challenging and engaging. I complained about IBM a lot, not wanting to stay but not finding a more attractive alternative. Our financial advisor at the time suggested I ask the universe for a change by the end of March 2007. After learning she did mean “ask the universe” and not “ask your manager,” I followed her strange suggestion. To my surprise, intuitive healing abilities surfaced a few days later. I had no healing training or awareness that such healing existed, and I didn’t even believe in a higher power at the time.
I continued developing and exploring my intuitive healing for the next couple years but couldn’t quite give myself permission to quit IBM. Then I learned about Jin Shin Jyutsu, a Japanese healing art. I loved it! I certified as a practitioner within a year and quit IBM two weeks later.
Struggling with binge eating which surfaced at IBM and didn’t resolve after I quit, I discovered The Center for Akashic Studies where I had a powerful reading with founder Linda Howe. A few weeks later I took her How To Read The Akashic Records course in New Orleans, certifying as an Akashic Records practitioner. Within about a week I realized I’d done this lifetime after lifetime. It felt natural and easy. I became an Advanced Certified Teacher a year later.
Yet my binge eating persisted. During my teacher training year I discovered I was dangerously underweight, despite consuming massive quantities of calories. I learned I had an advanced case of celiac disease, a small intestine autoimmune disorder. I was literally starving because I couldn’t absorb nutrients. I slowly regained my health and weight following the mandatory gluten-free diet.
After other major life events unearthed hidden shame, rage, and perfectionism, I enrolled in the Energy Healing Institute’s Embodied Energy System practitioner program, learning to work with chakras and auras to evolve emotions, patterns, beliefs, and behaviors.
I have faced and overcome spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical challenges. I know suffering intimately but I now enjoy the liberation of accepting who I am and how I am, more and more consistently. I live what I teach and share. Today I feel more joy, peace, and ease than ever.