It was the sixties, and I wanted to make a difference in the world. I was planning on being a social worker yet was swayed by the counter-culture and started living a back-to-the-land lifestyle instead. I raised my son as a single Mom, happily employed as a greenhouse grower, and later in the restaurant industry before discovering my passion and purpose in the wellness world.
In 1990 I opened a private practice in Energy Healing, and I have been successfully self-employed in the wellness field ever since.
My credentials as a Polarity Practitioner, Holistic Educator, Reiki Master Teacher, Certified Counselor, and Transformational Breath Facilitator gave me a diverse set of techniques to support my clients. I also had training in Cranial Sacral, IET, Sound and Crystal Healing, EFT, Practicing Gratitude, Laughter Yoga, Chakra Energy Balancing, Meditation, Tai Chi, Nutrition, and Polarity Yoga to expand my services.
My solo practice broadened when I became an adjunct faculty at two massage schools and traveled statewide to facilitate wellness awareness and enrichment programs for healthcare facilities, educational systems, and small businesses. As Founder, Director, and Instructor of a Holistic School, I provided certification training in Polarity Therapy and Reiki.
In 2005 I met a diverse group of people passionate about making a difference in the world, the Nikken Global Wellness Community (NGWC). A magnetic product was shared with me that gave immediate comfort and relief from a chronic injury. I learned about a Wellness Home, a concept that impressed and intrigued me. And how one could earn a meaningful and sustainable income by sharing wellness solutions with others.
At the time, I was looking for another source of income. I shared my experience, others had positive results, and my Financial Plan B launched. The potential to collectively create a better world sealed the deal, and I opted-in to explore the infinite possibilities of being an Entrepreneur.
For sixteen years, my partnership with the NGWC has given me the ability to enhance my health, enrich the lives of others, make a difference in the world, and enjoy a meaningful income.
On another note, I have had four close encounters with death due to environmental toxins. These experiences have given me a deeper understanding of the effect that chronic conditions have on our body, mind, emotions, family, society, and finances. Nothing is separate - all are connected.
Now in my seventies, I am grateful to be living my best life: a rural lifestyle filled with landscape gardening, swimming at the lake, sharing nature's beauty through my photography, and quality time with those I love. Partnering and collaborating to enrich lives, make a difference, and help transform the world continues to fuel my zest for life.
"Extend to each person no matter how trivial the contact, all the care and kindness and understanding and love that you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same.”