Sometimes I can get so caught up in life, that I forget to take a moment to really appreciate my love for what I *get* to do – and what it took for me to get here.
At 15 years old my life changed forever – I became a mother.
As a teenage mom, I refused to be a statistic. I was determined to make something of myself…maybe to prove others wrong, but more importantly, I wanted my son to be proud of me. I wanted my child to know that no matter what happens in life, you can, and you WILL rise above.
He was truly a God-sent gift. All children are, but my son literally saved my life. I was a troubled teen, I suffered with extreme depression, drug and alcohol abuse, and there was no doubt my life was headed in a terrible direction. A path that would have been the end of me.
Looking back, knowing what I know now, I understand that I was just an empath trying to make it in a world desperately in need of healing. Life was too much for me at such a young, vulnerable age. I always knew I didn’t “feel” like everyone else. I had an innate awareness of energy, universal life, and all things esoteric. I was never taught these concepts, I was just born with a sense of knowing.
However, when you are a teenager (or child), and you have strange thoughts and feelings, things you cant explain, and no one to help you make sense of it, the world can be a terrifying, lonely place. And so, I coped. I coped the best way I knew how; by numbing myself with a false sense of love, drugs and alcohol.
Fast forward a few years, an overdose, an abortion and a brand new baby later; welcome to the beginning of a brutiful story of the rest of my life. A life that never in my wildest dreams could I have imagined for myself. A life so full of love, passion, healing, fulfillment, and divine guidance…I often think to myself, “Why me? How could I be so deserving of this? How could I be so blessed?” And the answer is, why not me? Why not you? WHY NOT?
I AM because I say I AM. Because it is our God-given birthright to be whole, happy, and real. To be of service. To inspire. To heal. To teach. To love. These things are what our souls are here to do. We are not here to be punished, to endlessly suffer, to put our heads down and just “get through” life. We are here to LIVE! Live out loud! Live with passion and joy! We are here to live a life of meaning.
What is your meaning? What is your passion? What would you do with your life if all of the “rules” were thrown out the window? Do it. Do those things! That is your soul calling to you!
My journey really began less than one month after my 16th birthday. I was blessed with a job that would be the beginning of my life’s mission. I started working in a local chiropractic office that specialized in nutritional healing. I began as a receptionist, which led to becoming an assistant as well. This is where I was first introduced to muscle testing and using energy to read the body. As a 16 year old girl, it made me giggle at first, because it seemed so strange, but at the same time my body immediately recognized it as truth, and never once did I doubt its validity.
I became fascinated by this idea. I took every opportunity to soak up as much information about the human body and how it worked, about muscle testing, nutrition, energy…I wanted to know about it all!
“Wait…you mean to tell me, we can just ask our body what it wants?!”
Ahhh….Finally! A place where I felt at home! THIS was what I was meant to be a part of! It was the first time in my life that I didn’t feel crazy. I didn’t feel weird. I didn’t feel like an outsider. I felt like I belonged here!
Over the next several years, I learned everything that I could. I had an amazing mentor, whom I owe a tremendous amount of credit to. He was always patient with me, always kind, always willing to answer my questions. He taught me how to muscle test, how to read the energy of the body, how emotions effected our body physically, and most importantly, that we have the ability to heal ourselves . This only left me with a burning desire to know MORE!
I remember in the beginning when I was first observing him treating patients, he could feel the energy from across the room, and I thought, “wow, that is amazing, I could never do that…”
13 years later, I am the Co-Developer of Morphogenic Field Technique (an energetic/nutritional healing technique being taught nationally), I’ve had my own healthcare practice for 8 years now as a Nutritional Therapist and Medical Intuitive, and I do distance healings on clients all over the United States!
Dare to dream big my friends, because it will always be more beautiful than you could have ever imagined.
At 16 years old, I was frail, scared and lost. I was 99 lbs, severely anemic, horribly unhealthy, and honestly, I had no idea life could be any different. I was just “life-ing” the best way I knew how. My only priorities were to care for my child and make something of myself – which at the time I thought meant, finishing high school and becoming a full time receptionist rather than a part time one. That was my life plan.. and I thought it was a pretty good one.
Life has a way of nudging you forward. Listen to the whispers of your heart. Feel the rush of goosebumps when you speak the truth of your soul. Never settle for less. And never give up on your dreams.
Yes, it is terrifying. Yes, sometimes you’re going to think it could never happen. But don’t give up. When I started school for Nutritional Therapy I was a 20 year old single mother working a full time job. The idea seemed impossible. My mentor said to me, “How do you eat an elephant?” With a bewildered look on my face, questioning where he was going with this, he answered with, “one bite at a time.”
“Start my doing what is necessary; then do what is possible;
and suddenly you are doing the impossible.”
– Saint Francis of Assisi
Now, I *get* to live my passion! I get to help women and men have children, I get to help grow these babies inside the womb, I get to help teach these parents all about their own little earth angels. I get to care for all of these children! My heart is bursting with fulfillment and gratitude! How did I get so lucky?!
Because I dreamed of it. I yearned for it. I fought for it. I aligned myself with my soul’s divine purpose!
These babies – all babies – all children – you are my whole world. Thank you for allowing me to be part of your journey.
13 years later, here’s to the one who started it all…