I’ve spent most of my career as an educator as both a teacher and an administrator, as well as being a social justice activist. I’ve always had a passion to help others through education.

My personal healing story began in the early 90s. I knew I needed to take better care of myself so that I could show up more fully for my educator career. This journey led me to a lot of therapies and healers. As I worked through my own issues – balancing and centering myself to better work with people – I became more fluent with these practices.

But I still kept what I was learning mostly to myself. I knew I needed to step away from the secure place of my successful coaching business, but I kept putting it off. At the end of 2015 I was diagnosed with a form of cancer and I had no choice but to start saying no to the work I was getting. I knew this was a sign for me to make the shift that I had been afraid to make.

Now that I’ve traveled through my journey with cancer, I’m finally able say to the world: “I’m an energy healer!” Over the years, I’ve learned so much, which I’m now excited to share with others. What I love about my practice is that it provides a pathway to like-minded people who are also looking for ways to heal on a deep and profound level.

Working with Brand Genie, I’ve launched my website. I’m excited, but nervous. It all feels so real now. As someone who has always operated from a place of reason and rationality, it feels risky to publicly claim this healer part of myself. But I feel ready for the challenge! I’m learning not to doubt myself, and instead, to boldly embrace my new path.

My advice to other women entrepreneurs is that there’s no better time than now. There’s no better time to shed our self-doubt and believe in our inner selves. The world we’re living in needs us. It’s up to us to step forward with our feminine energies to re-balance the world.