If anyone understands what you’re going through, I do. As an empath and someone who has been through a LOT, I know what you’re going through and will be there with you to support, nurture, guide, and inspire you to a life of joy, abundance, and success.
Without going into too many details, it’s safe to say that I’m a survivor – and a thriver. I’ve had some dark and difficult times: depression, an emotionally abusive marriage, my father’s double cancer diagnosis, my sister’s death (at age 44, also cancer), full-time single motherhood (the kids’ dad lives in another country), and a challenging divorce that has been going on for yeeears. I could be completely miserable, bitter, and resentful by now but I’m not. Instead of sinking into negativity, I focused on developing my spiritual and intuitive gifts. Not only to help and heal myself, but to be able to help and guide others who are going through their own dark and difficult times – or even just regular life changes and challenges. The world is dark enough and I know that helping others discover and develop their own light is the key to making the world a better place for everyone.
My own experiences cemented my understanding of the crucial role that energy and personal development play in our physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual health. My growth as an energy healer and intuitive life coach have allowed me to not just survive, but to thrive, and to empower and inspire others.
In my quest for healing and in my boundless curiosity and thirst for learning, I’ve studied reiki to the highest degree and I’ve learned over a dozen other methods of energy healing. I’ve been interested in energy fields, crystals and gemstones, and metaphysics since childhood and I’ve spent many years studying and developing my skills as a healer. I’ve been a medium my whole life, though I only started to understand and develop that gift in the past few years. (You can only deny your gifts for so long before they come out – like it or not!)
My training as a certified massage therapist (CMT) has given me extensive education in anatomy, physiology, and pathology, as well as nutrition and whole body health. I am a huge advocate of the healing power of touch. My scientific knowledge and my energetic gifts have created a unique opportunity to help and guide others on their journeys as they seek out their best and brightest lives.
My training as a life coach has allowed me to bring everything together in a way that will allow me to help the most people achieve the most personal success.
More About Me
I spent the first 12 years of my life in a small town on gorgeous Vancouver Island, BC before moving to the Greater Toronto Area, where I spent the next 10 years. After graduating from University, I moved to Germany and proceeded to travel extensively. I’ve lived in 5 countries on 3 continents and have visited over 20 countries on 4 continents. I speak English, German, Flemish (Dutch), a little Indonesian, and a few words of Mandarin.
I first established my healing practice in Birmingham, Michigan but relocated to London, Ontario in 2012. My practice is now focused on intuitive life coaching and is entirely online. I currently live with one of my two amazing teenagers. (The eldest teen has gone off to college in Belgium.) I love to hang out with my kids, friends, and family; read; go to concerts and movies; travel and explore; dance; and do mud runs – 4 Tough Mudder and 3 Warrior Dash events so far.
- Bachelor of Arts (honours), majors in Linguistics and English Literature – University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
- TESL Certificate (Teaching English as a Second Language) – University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
- Certified Myomassologist (holistic massage practitioner) – Irene’s Myomassology Institute, Southfield, Michigan, USA (a nationally accredited school)
- Usui Reiki Master Teacher – Sue Burton Hidalgo/Energy Balancing Institute, Southgate, Michigan, USA
- Certified Energy Worker Apprentice – Energy Balancing Institute, Southgate, Michigan, USA
- Certified Holistic Cancer Practitioner – Edison Institute of Nutrition, Markham, Ontario, Canada
- The Soul of Coaching – Celeste Frenette/Radical Nourishment, Newmarket, ON, Canada