I know what it's like to feel stuck where you are. I know the emotional pain that comes with thinking you aren't worthy or deserving of the health, love, and life you truly desire. I know what it's like to get stuck in a cycle of self-doubt and confusion on how to truly move forward.
I suffered with laundry lists of chronic symptoms for over a decade related to thyroid and digestive complications, along with symptoms associated with a Lyme infection and Epstein Barr from having mono at age 17…among several other related issues. All of this left me in a constant cycle of stress and defeat. At my lowest with Lyme and thyroid issues, there were days when even simple tasks like washing my hair left me completely wiped out. All the things I wanted out of life seemed impossible to accomplish when I felt so terrible. Although I managed to put on a brave face and a smile most of the time, underneath an exterior that still looked rather healthy, was a very sad and scared girl.
Suffering of any kind isn’t just frustrating, it can literally rob you of all your joy if you allow it to. It can be mentally and physically taxing, no matter how invisible it may seem to those around you. It affects so many aspects of your life. It places strains on cherished relationships, stifles creativity and career aspirations, and makes it almost impossible at times to have a thriving social life or achieve personal goals. I am still amazed at how “normal” of a life I was able to live even through those most difficult times. Many of my friends and family members didn’t even know the magnitude of my suffering, because I became so good at masking it. Even though I was going through what felt like pure hell, and would question everything at times, I knew all of this was tied to a deeper purpose. I was driven by my belief in God, and my extremely stubborn will to do whatever I set out to do while choosing to enjoy life!
Thank God I don’t give up very easily! But, I was still in a mindset back then of being a victim to my circumstances, and identifying myself as “sick” instead of aligning with the happy, well version of me that I knew was in there all along.
When I began to align with that version of myself, it was pure magic! Every single aspect of my life improved. When I surrendered what I could not control to God, and focused on realigning my thoughts and feelings, life started to flow with more ease, and everything I needed to support healing seemed to show up for me. The physical things I needed to do began to become almost effortless. I was able to determine exactly what was and was not helpful anymore, and really make things happen. And, this only continues to get better and better--not just in regards to my health, but in every area of my life. I've realized that anything we desire is already ours, including great health, but we have to let go of all that unnecessary worry, doubt, and fear blocking the way.
While I have come to expect miracles, I am truly in awe of the healing that has taken place in my body, and in my life. Today, I move through my days with so much more ease (no matter what thoughts may pop into my head) knowing that there is nothing and no one ever stopping me but me.
Life really isn't as complicated as we make it out to be, and it is absolutely what you make of it. We are meant to be well and live well!
We have a whole lot of control over how we choose to expend our energy and how we respond to our circumstances. We have the power within us to change our reality at any time. We have the power to choose joy over suffering, and that choice alone is enough to shift us to a higher vibration that supports the action steps toward a happy, healthy life.
When you are living in alignment with your truest self, life is effortlessly simple. Note that I didn't say easy...because easy would be kind of boring anyway. But living in alignment means that you are no longer trying and forcing. You are allowing things to happen for you. You aren't saying "yes" to everything and everyone, and you are able to listen to your own inner wisdom to decide what's best for you.
When you are living in alignment, limiting beliefs begin to fall away and you begin to respond to life from a more empowered place rather than a victimized state. I truly believe everything starts in the mind. If you believe good things can't happen for you, you'll keep being met with situations you don't really want. It's really that simple. It all starts in your mind, and I am passionate about helping people change their self concept and core beliefs to match up with the reality they wish to experience. I help you learn to co-create your best life with God.
Through my personal journey, I have learned that it is absolutely possible to take control of your life (and even regain your health)--to stop tying yourself to your current reality, and create a new one. The first step to healing is getting out of the victim mentality trap. The belief that I was a victim of misfortune in life or doomed to feel bad was not only holding me hostage from true happiness, it was sending a message out into the world that reflected those beliefs right back to me through my daily experiences.
It can be overwhelming to know where to start when all you really know for sure is that you’re done living in the same cycles. It doesn’t matter what you’ve been through in your past, or how messy it all may currently seem. All you need to know right now is that you are enough, you are worthy, and I want to help you truly feel the kind of joy and empowered confidence it took me years to find on my own. That healing power already lives within you. This is something I had to learn the long way.
I started studying integrative and alternative wellness modalities over 10 years ago. I have learned through working alongside both integrative and conventional medical practitioners, as well as with energy and spiritual healers, that an all-encompassing, well-rounded approach to healing, tailored to an individual's unique set of needs, is the best approach to addressing chronic issues. I believe wholeheartedly in bio-individuality (no one-size-fits-all approaches), and that ultimately, we all know our bodies more than anyone else. We just have to learn to listen.
Although I am not a doctor, I am highly intuitive and respected among practitioners, and very skilled at guiding clients through working with their healthcare providers. It took me a while to come to terms with it, but I knew after giving up my previous pre-med goals, that I was being guided down an entirely different path. I’m dedicated to helping you find a better balance and confidence as the deserving and very worthy person you are! I am here to help you get clear on your desires, step into your power, and move from a place of being a victim of life to thriving and creating that new reality you want!
I'm always and forever a Kentucky girl--horses, bourbon (even though it doesn't really agree with me anymore...I guess I'll just take the smell now!), and of course Wildcat basketball and football.
The sunsets here in KY rival the rest to me, but I love to travel to new places and experience new things. Anywhere I go, I'm looking to get the authentic, local experience. I'm not really into touristy things. The mountains, the ocean, a big city...I'm always up for an adventure!
There are many countries and places I'd love to see, but I'd say my dream trip would be visiting the picturesque cities along the Amalfi Coast of Italy, and Greece.
My family and friends mean the world to me. And, I have some of the most amazing people in my life. I believe laughing with a friend/someone you love is some of the best medicine!
I get super excited about the simplest of things.
Music and nature speak to my soul. I enjoy hiking, kayaking, and just being outside.
Live concerts and being around good energy is life to me.
Moving my body and staying toned and strong is super important to me. I also get so much mental clarity from a good workout!
I love meditation, and all the spiritual things, and have found ways to make these practices my own. Some days that might look like yoga or just laying down in silence, but most days it's probably just me dancing around my apartment or taking a long walk in nature. I'm a big believer in spiritual and grounding practices being whatever they need to be for you. Honestly, I believe life itself is one big meditation.
I play the piano and will one day own a beautiful baby grand!
I love to plan events and worked in event management for a bit in my early twenties. Planning and decorating for parties, or just allowing myself to get creative in general is the best! I'm very aesthetically driven and I guess I come by that honestly from my talented interior designer mother. :)