My dream is to live a life where stress is manageable and I have the means to make life choices that enhance my well-being and connection with my family.
I imagine many others share this dream too as we live in such a fast paced, stressful world.
I have always had a passion for creativity and thinking outside the box. As a child I dreamed of becoming an artist, but then realized I would rather enjoy my passion for art as a hobby rather than create stress around it in order to “pay the bills.” I found as an Occupational Therapist, I was able to integrate my creativity with my drive to help others succeed in life. I love this profession and it has taught me so much!
My goal is to combine my knowledge and experience as an OT with my own person challenges in life in order to facilitate growth and healing in others.
I am grateful for the many mentors who pulled me out of life’s dark holes and taught me new ways to live and how to improve myself for the better!
Some pivotal people in my life and my personal “hero’s” have been Brook Noels, Sonia Riccota, Jessica and Nick Ortner, Carol Look, Wayne Dryer, Louise Hays, Joe Vitale, Dorine Virtue, Micheal Norton, and Jeffery Allen. I am excited and can’t wait to share with you their amazing and life changing information!
On a more personal note, I would describe myself as a very worldly person.
I was always intrigued by the Spanish language and culture and in high school, spent my senior year as an exchange student in Chile. I fell in love with the country and it’s culture. I stayed connected with my host family and friends in Chile and always dreamed of going back.
Ironically, years later I met my husband while living in New Mexico. He is Chilean and it was his first time visiting the US.
He had no idea our paths would intertwine and bring him to start a new life here in the US. It was a new adventure for him and I enjoy integrating the Chilean culture into our everyday lives while we live here.
Shortly after being married we found out we could not have children which was devastating.
But I believe all things happen for a reason. That life challenge lead us to our amazing son whom is adopted from Guatemala.
He is the light and love of our world! I was blessed with the opportunity to live with him in Guatemala from 5 to 14 months old and take over his foster care until the adoption was finalized. I say this was a blessing, because it was, but it came about because of some very serious problems and complications with the adoption process.
Although we were blessed beyond belief with our son, we endured a very difficult adoption process that resulted in bankruptcy and soon after that foreclosure of our first home. This was a very difficult time!
Years prior to the adoption, I became very ill with a movement disorder and autoimmune flare-ups that turned my world upside down.
My lowest point was when I decided to explore buying an electric wheelchair because I could not physically handle going out with my family on outings without triggering tremors that left me “stuck” and needing my husband to somehow carry me back to the car. This is when I decided that no matter what, I would find a way to function and improve my health.
This was the turning point in my life and when I began learning of alternative treatments and techniques, many of which have inspired this site.
These are just some of my life challenges that I share with you because they gave me the platform to grow in ways I never knew were possible.
However, I was never alone. I only survived each of these challenges with the information, support, and tools I learned from my mentors and I look forward to sharing it all with you!