Who am I?
As a child playing in the damp forests of Oregon's Willamette Valley, I would imagine myself as a mystical healer. I had a special relationship with nature and the cosmos that allowed me to bring healing, peace, and growth to the world around me. These childhood games of imagination became even more profound when I began to invest my time in video games that allowed me to train in ancient arts of medicine and magic. I'd always felt like there must be some way to turn these daydreams into reality.
Growing into adulthood, I found myself continuing to wonder, "What would it take to become this? What is stopping me from pursuing my passions?" The answer was... nothing!
Time and experience taught me that in order to be an effective healer, I must first develop a sense of inner strength, balance, and direction. I have never believed this to be something that can be ultimately achieved, but rather something that is, and will be, an ongoing development of my character. Once I wrapped my mind around the time and energy commitment I would face, I dove head first into Chinese Medicine - a world of healing and wellness that I could not have imagined. (Sans the dragons, minstrels, and warring factions- depending on whom you ask.)
Over the years, I have honed my skills in on several health issues that resonate with the needs I see in the world around me. One of these things is pain management. Both the words “pain” and “management” are quite subjective, but this is where the beautiful intricacies of Chinese Medicine come into play. It is these subjective qualities along with the impact that even the most subtle relief can have, that make this topic so attractive to me.
My other focus is on intrapersonal growth. This is the way in which we expand and evolve within our minds and bodies. For some, this might mean overcoming fears, for others it might mean letting go of grief. Still for others, it could mean becoming more physically, mentally, and emotionally flexible. In the end, it is all about embracing the experiences of our lives and keeping ourselves in motion…
Read my blog to learn more about me and how you can stay in motion!