My passion is helping people discover the relationship between physical and emotional issues and shedding what no longer serve them to help them move toward optimal health. Dis-ease states can be transformed and released by understanding the basic elements of causality and eliminating the patterns that created them. Could be anything from thought patterns, foods, too much extra stuff around the house, or simply an energetic pattern that is causing the problem. I employ a combination of lifestyle transformation tools including essential oils, some very basic energy healing techniques and education tailored to meet my clients’ unique needs. I partner with a wide variety of holistic healers to help folks find synergistic pathways towards well-being.
After growing up in Florida and graduating from the University of Florida with a degree in Psychology, I entered the United States Air Force and served for 13 years in global locations including Republic of Korea, England, Germany, Hawaii, Oklahoma and Oregon. I served as a military officer with varied duties spanning from administrative commander and support to commanding a services unit–my core career field was Personnel, but I explored a wide variety of what we call “Career Broadening” experiences that deployed me everywhere from Poland to Saudi Arabia. Once I started having children, I traded in my combat boots and entered the corporate world as a pharmaceutical sales representative marketing antibiotics, pain medications and over-active bladder products. I realized that wasn’t the direction I wanted to head so took a 180 degree turn and became a holistic health coach-so yep, I then taught folks how to get OFF of pharmaceuticals. 😉
Every healer and coach finds themselves on their own healing journey and our family went through a wide variety of health challenges-anxiety, depression, bi-polar, cancer, hormone imbalance, thyroid issues, weight loss and detox-you name it, I think we went through it…and now that we are all on the other side of those issues, I take great joy in coaching and supporting others along their journeys, introducing them to many of the modalities I learned about during my own health crises and in to the current day. We are all “works in progress” and now I find myself teaching the fundamentals of metaphysics–understanding that we are truly spiritual beings in a physical world…and that optimal health is found through the connections of mind, body, and spirit–healing each area as needed with a variety of tools and experiences to find balance and continued growth. During my coaching practice, I led a group format class and would often invite other holistic healers to come lead a section of my class focusing on their modality. It was at one of these classes that I was introduced to the world of essential oils. I thought I was an aromatherapist because I put a few drops of grocery-store bought lavender in my bath–I had no idea the power and capabilities the essential oils held as plant medicine.
Once I figured out the emotional and physical healing attributes with the essential oils, it turned my practice upside down and now I focus on teaching about essential oils as a foundation for health, weaving in all of the other tools and resources in my holistic health coach world to support those on my doTERRA team to find natural solutions for their health. I’ve created a beautiful community of healers that all collaborate and support each other along all of our journeys and my niche is now a process called “Aromatouch”-which is simply the name of a technique where we use a combination of eight essential oils in a specific order and way to produce a maximized impact on our body’s level of homeostasis. It’s the clinical application of essential oils, where we apply the benefits of aroma and chemistry of the oils with the power of human touch along the spine, entire region of the back, ears, head and bottoms of the feet. We are actively reconnecting the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems to ground and relax the body, boost the body’s natural immune system response, support a healthy inflammatory response and create a higher level of homeostasis throughout the body. I am now an instructor in this technique and travel around the country supporting my team of ~750 members leading certification classes in this amazing technique alongside other classes of interest ranging from basic use, to chakra healing, self-care, stress reduction and beyond. While I LOVE essential oils and the Aromatouch technique, I find that it is just part of the puzzle when we are looking at true healing-this is why I have created such a robust community of healers-most of us need the emotional release work of the oils plus a few other techniques combined…with proper nutrition to fuel our bodies the way intended…we need to move our bodies and support them with healing touch…and we are energetic beings in need of reboot and realignment on a daily basis-which is the key to creating a daily self-care regiment and core principles for healthy mind-body connection.
I love building community and supporting each other in living life to the fullest through my events – find me all around Orange County leading Lunch Bunch casual networking meetups, facilitating Vendor Blenders where we host holistic health fairs with a “twist” of trading products and gift certificates to learn about and experience each other’s modalities, and collaborating with other healers to provide self-care workshops with rotating topics and experiences where I schedule time for myself and practice what I teach in leading small groups in learning how to take care of ourselves body, mind and spirit.
I’m enjoying life in sunny So Cal but love spending every moment possible exploring the exciting world we live in and celebrating life. I travel a LOT with my family – my husband is a corporate guy/yoga junkie and my two kids keep me on my toes…my daughter is an aspiring writer currently attending the University of Iowa (Go, Hawkeyes!) and I home school my 8th grade son via on-line academy. My thriving doTERRA team members keep me busy and traveling as well, so catch me when you can in So Cal or anywhere from Florida to Washington-my current focus is sharing the AromaTouch technique at training and retreat settings with my team members anywhere and everywhere around the globe. Scroll through the calendar to see what is happening in Orange County and around the globe.
I look forward to supporting YOU in your journey! Namaste