AR Health Promotions LLC Presents
The Healing Space
Holy Fire Usui Reiki Master
I am a integrative health educator, holistic health coach, mother of 2 grown daughters and 2 grandchildren. Although I had always been active as a teenager, the stress of single parenting took a major toll on my health. I found comfort in food, and my poor eating habits caused weight gain and health problems.
My stress was chronic and I did not realize there was another way to live; this was life, and I was reacting to the highs and lows.
In 2009, for over a year I suffered from unexplained chronic pain and fatigue. Within months after having major surgery, I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. My entire body hurt when I was lying in bed or moving. I hurt when I was asleep, awake, walking or driving. I cried in the doctor's office, thinking I was going to be on medication for rest of my life, especially when I heard there was no cure. After much pain and suffering, I took the medication and felt worst. Depression set in as I thought that my life as I knew it–to be active and fun–was over. Lying in bed, I began to realize that my life was not active or fun as I mourned it to be. I lived a stressful life since childhood. It was filled with domestic violence and drama. It carried it over into my adulthood. I never accepted “no cure” as an answer. When I went back to obtain my master of science in Integrative Health Promotion, I read research studies on fibromyalgia, insomnia, pain, fatigue and stress management. I found out that many of my symptoms were associated with past trauma and stress. I wanted to understand the underlying cause of my suffering and not to mask it with pharmaceuticals. Instead, I discovered different methods and tools of energy medicine and holistic lifestyle changes to alleviate my pain and heal my body.
My mother passed away in 2014 and I hit the lowest part of my life. I witness her take her last breath. Witnessing the death of my mom was life changing. It was a great honor to see her transition back to spirit yet there was great pain and grief over losing my mom. I was always afraid of death and the Universe made me confront my fears by bring three additional deaths in my life which caused more physical and emotional pain, grief and trauma. It was at this time that I was introduced to meditation, and learned relaxation techniques to alleviate the pain. And although I knew I was intuitive, it was my mother’s death that allowed a shift to occur in my psychic development.
I began experiencing an underlying form of depression. My life had little meaning and I didn’t want to continue living the same way another moment. I realized that happiness was never a part of my life.
One day I woke up crying and ready to change. The shift had occurred. I was ready to reclaim and create a new life. In doing so, I learned just how much emotional baggage I carried inside my body that was causing my chronic illness. Through this journey of pain came peace. With that peace, I have been blessed with the ability to help others restore their peace and lead healthier lives.
It is my greatest desire to use my gifts to help others shed their own baggage and find peace. Please email me to share your story and let me help you heal.
Holy Fire Usui Reiki Master