I’m very excited to be able to bring to you all the wonderfully valuable tools that helped me to help myself when I needed it the most. These tools, along with my journey, have made all the difference in the way I live my life and in the way I instruct both my elementary and graduate classes. I share everything I’ve learned and continue to learn with my students, their families, my colleagues, and the entire learning community.
As a recipient of the Sussex County Teacher of the Year award and a finalist for the New Jersey State Teacher of the Year, I combine wellness modalities with 20 + years in education and child development supporting moms, dads, kids, and teachers through integrative mind/body techniques that open pathways to their inner wisdom, recovery, and wellness.
I enjoy nothing more than guiding clients through the transformational experience of personal excavation and the release of limiting beliefs by connecting them to their truest self. Breathwork, tapping, mindfulness, meditation, and yoga are my tools. Shedding layers of fear, guilt, worry, shame, anxiety, social conditioning, ancestral programming, and trauma help to clear the nervous system of energy blockages, and to shift the body into a state of joy and peace. This allows clients to feel much lighter and brighter after such a release.
In 2007, I was diagnosed with cervical cancer.
Fortunately for me, when biopsies proved inconclusive, it was recommended I see a Gynecologic Oncologist, who was incredibly thorough and wasted no time in getting me the care I needed. A plan was put into place for me to be treated with chemotherapy 24/7 for two weeks; one week at the beginning of my treatment and one week in the end.
Daily radiation was recommended for two months. Internal radiation procedures were peppered in between the chemo and daily external radiation treatments. It was a wild ride!
To my delight, I was also assigned a radiation oncologist, who would see me separately and apart from my oncologist. She was my angel. She was young and vibrant and lit up the room every time she walked in. When I first saw her shoes beneath the curtain, I immediately knew she was sent just for me. Her voice was as sweet as her face, which matched her most pleasant personality.
She was tranquility in M.D. form. I was blessed to be placed in two sets of competent and accomplished hands that lifted my spirits, kept me grounded, and established a confidence in the process that took me gracefully from beginning to end. The warm, calm demeanor of my doctors and their patience for my every need gave me such a sense of security. I wanted to get well for them just as much as I had wanted to for myself and my family.
December 17th marks my cancer-free anniversary. According to the doctors, the cancer-free date is marked by the date of diagnosis, which for me would be August though I don’t remember the actual day I was diagnosed. I choose to celebrate being cancer-free on the day I had my surgery, the moment when I woke to my doctor standing at the foot of my bed, shaking my big toe over the sheets, announcing to me that everything was out, no lymph nodes were affected and that I was cancer-free. As long as I live, I will never forget that moment.
Cancer is only one of the many crazy roads I have journeyed down. I’m told by many I should write a book. The only problem is one wouldn’t do it. There would have to be many to prevent you from having to wheel the book around behind you. I use all of life’s lessons, along with my intuition, to do the work of healing. The intention of this site and accompanying podcast, is to share what I have learned with the hope you will find peace, comfort, and courage within these virtual pages.
The ability to read was taken from me while going through treatments. Because of this, it was important for me to provide the stories I’ve shared in a narrated version to universally meet all needs. Blog posts are now available in podcast form for your convenience, so feel free to listen here or download them from iTunes, Spotify, Google Podcasts, or Audible.
Remember, it’s not about being perfect. It’s about being easy with the practice.
I’d love to help you enjoy the process~