My spiritual journey formally began in 2010. Despite having what seemed to be a fulfilling life on the outside, my inner world was falling apart.
I had a family I adored, but I'd lost my inner joy and simply did not know how to find it again. The hurts of the past weren't healed, as I thought, but merely deeply buried and starting to emerge to negatively impact my present. Despite my best efforts, traditional therapy had not brought me peace.
Not knowing where to turn, I began working with my dear friend, Catherine Miller, who had become a Shamanic counselor some years before.
And so it began.
Within six months I found myself in Berkley, CA in an immersive energy medicine weekend with Isa Gucciardi of the Sacred Stream. I left there with a Reiki 1 attunement and the surprising knowledge that I was intuitively able to feel where someone held pain in their body while I worked with them.
A year into my shamanic training with Catherine, I began formal holistic training - aromatherapy, herbal traditions, flower essences, chakra balancing - and received my Reiki II attunement from the beautiful herbalist and master gardener Patricia Harpell, whose approach also included meeting my plant spirit guide, Lavender.
I was well on my way.
In 2014 I began formally teaching and in 2015 was guided, through a series of shamanic journeys and meditations, to the body of work that is now the cornerstone of Green Aromatics: Awakening the Spiritual Heart. This work got me through an exceptionally painful divorce. I learned the true meaning of unconditional love and fierce compassion.
For over 13 years I've studied, taught and helped myself and others deepen their spiritual connection to the Divine.
I've received my Usui Reiki Master attunement and have an animal reiki practice as well, learning from and working with my dear friend, the incredibly talented and empathic Nancy Rudman.
I traveled to Death Valley during the 2016 Super Bloom to make flower essences, because when you're inspired you need to act on it!
I've studied Astrology off and on for over 30 years, and am a graduate of Debra Silverman's Applied Astrology School.
I am an ordained minister because my deepest wish is to help others align with their souls' purpose. Every offering from Green Aromatics nourishes body, mind and spirit with the end goal to help you find a deeper purpose and connection of your own with the Divine.
"You are the spark in someone else's miracle, a teacher of truth and the light."
- Former student