I am from Kenton, a small town in Ohio located about 60 miles northwest of Columbus. As I was about to graduate from chiropractic college I was offered two opportunities to practice in East Tennessee, one in Knoxville and one in Maryville. I took it as a sign that I was meant to be in this area of the country. About two weeks after moving here in 2008 I met the love of my life and we married one year later. I am grateful that I followed the sign. Together, we have three children from my husband’s previous marriage. Aiden is about to turn 16, Connor is 14, and Julia is 12. They are growing up to be amazing young adults and it has been a huge blessing to be part of their lives. I have a pug-a-poo named Phoebe, who taught me the meaning of unconditional love. She played a big role in the shaping of who I am today.
Q. What is the one thing you would most like us to know about yourself? I have good days and challenging days, just like everyone else. I used to think that if I was going to label myself as a healer that it meant I had to have it all figured out – or that I “should” have it all figured out. I know enough to know better now and have let go of some unrealistic expectations.
Q. What do you like to do in your spare time? What do you do for fun? I enjoy spending quality time with my husband, whether we are out-and-about or relaxing on the couch. As a family, we are very active. We love to camp, hike, bike, and play outside. Personally, I love an intense workout, whether it be high intensity interval training or hot yoga. For fun, I love to create and in my spare time I write, draw, paint, and imagine the possibilities.
Q. How did you get started in your area of holistic wellness? Originally, I thought I wanted to be an obstetrician and deliver babies. I never really wanted any children of my own, but thought if I could experience the miracle of life in this way, that I would somehow be healed. I, however, watched too many episodes of Bringing Home Baby, on TLC, and found myself very frustrated with the condition of most of the women on the show. It didn’t seem like they really knew how to take care of themselves, let alone be entrusted to care for newborns. So I decided to pursue chiropractic so that I could be in a better position to educate women on how to make the best decisions for the health of their families. While in chiropractic school, I read Eckhart Tolle’s, A New Earth: Awakening to your Life’s Purpose. It had a profound effect on me and introduced me to the spiritual path that I now follow.
Q. How long have you worked in this field in the Greater Knoxville area? 7 years
Q. What services do you offer? I offer Chiropractic services with an intuitive vision. I offer courses in Intuition Development, Activating Ascension, Embracing Change, and Emotional Resolution through the Alternative Pain Clinic. I also offer many products.
Activating Ascension – The book:
- The platform for the Activating Ascension philosophy which focuses on living, healing, and creating from the heart. It is a primer for intuition, a start-to-finish healing system, and a roadmap for creation.
- Activate your Intuition
- Blueprint Restoration meditation (for the purpose of healing relationships and restoring the Christ consciousness).
Visual Meditation Cards:
- These are a means to heal through art and bring about a shift in perspective that bypasses the resistance of the logical mind.
- There are 4 sets of cards:
- Illusion into Truth
- Expanding Awareness
- Heart Awakening
The Divine Awakenings print series:
- The Abundant Heart
- Rewriting Tragedy
- Evolving Consciousness
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Q. Where do you see yourself career-wise in five years? In five years I see myself expanding on what I’ve already created, training and teaching Activating Ascension facilitators and sharing what I’ve learned all across the world.
Q. What advice do you have for people looking to get into your field of practice? Be ready and willing to see yourself honestly. If you’re going to go down this road, know that all of your “stuff” will rise to the surface for healing. There will be no hiding. Surrender your ego and place your heart in the driver’s seat.
Q. What is the most remarkable thing you’ve seen in your business or an Inspirational story? Most recently, I began working with a woman who suffered from daily headaches that often progressed into migraines – to the extent that she has been declared disabled. She comes from a family of chiropractors and had been regularly adjusted, but nothing ever made her headaches go away. We are in the first phase of a four-phase program and she is already ready to return to the workforce. Her headaches are a thing of the past.
Q. What is your most proud accomplishment thus far with your business? The completion of my first book.
Q. What is the one thing you most want the public to understand about your services? I am a problem-solver. Whatever it is that you want – better health, fulfillment, an improved relationship – I can show you how to get it.
Q. How would you like to see medical and alternative wellness in this country grow, change, etc.? I would like to see a continued and more in-depth collaboration between the two. An acknowledgment on both sides that we need each other and that we will have the greatest effect on outcome when we work together. Any “us versus them” mentality needs to go. I would also like to see a growing awareness that disease does not appear out of a void. One does not wake up one day and suddenly have diabetes, heart disease, or any other chronic ailment. These disruptions in health can be traced all the way back to our thoughts and our emotions, which have much influence over our genetic expression. Trying to heal one without healing the other is what has put our country in this current health predicament.
Q. What do you think the public needs to know about holistic wellness practices? That the holistic approach is different than that of the medical model. Prescription medications, shots, and surgeries are sometimes able to compensate for a patient’s resistance or unwillingness to acknowledge their role in the events leading up to a health crisis. A holistic practice depends on precisely that – a willingness to see where things went awry and take corrective action. If we want a different outcome, we have to do something differently. A change has to happen within.