As a young woman, I did exactly what I thought was the responsible path – graduated from college, started a safe, corporate career, and got married. The only problem was that none of that made me happy or excited about my future. The longer I tried to make the best of things, the more my spirit rebelled in the form of acute back pain. Dissatisfied with the prescribed pharmaceutical therapies, I decided to try a guided meditation class for relief. I left that very first meditation 100% confident that if I ever wanted to be happy, I needed to make some serious changes – starting with divorce and a complete change of career. My first lesson was that of having a supportive and generous teacher who could help me find my own way in the world.
Learning to Meditate
As I learned how to meditate, I uncovered my own inner wisdom; the courage to trust it, follow it, and know that I will learn something interesting from every experience I go into with an open heart and mind. That’s when I began to carve my own life based on what made me happy. Chasing a paycheck wasn’t it.
Learning to recognize what felt true and right to me, led not only to an end to that acute pain and the wrong relationship but to a rewarding and fulfilling career in Massage Therapy and Reiki, including teaching in two Massage Therapy schools in Connecticut over the years. As both practitioner and teacher, I have loved seeing people blossom as they began to feel better, inside and out. I have enjoyed being a source of positivity in my clients’ and students’ lives and cherish the trust placed in me.
With the onset of COVID-19 in 2020, everything changed for my massage career, though I had already been meditating with the purpose of finding a new professional challenge to take into my next chapter of life. Before I knew it, meditation itself was calling out to be my next endeavor and I could not have been more excited about taking that deep dive and leap of faith. With certifications in teaching both meditation and Qigong, the ancient Taoist moving meditation, my path has once again become clear.
Sharing the beauty and benefits of meditation has been a lifetime in the making as I have used it to intentionally manifest a beautiful life full of love, authentic expressions, and more external rewards than I ever imagined I would have.
Please take a read through my journal entries for more on my meditation journey and what you might expect could come of yours! I heartily invite you to Go Within and find YOUR path to a more joyful human experience.