Welcome! I am so grateful that you are here.
I am a Massage Therapist, an Intuitive Sound Healer/Singer and a mom. I am also a mentor and Coach for people who desire to embrace their truth, their power and their gifts! When I think about the clients I work with in my coaching practice and the people I facilitate healing for simply because I stepped into my own power, I feel grateful and truly blessed to be living on purpose and with impact. In fact, I often pause to think about magical life can really be when we choose love over fear and say yes to ourselves with deep courage.
It was always my dream to serve humanity in some way with my work. When I was working in office administration in my early twenties, I felt so disconnected. Everyone around me was focused on climbing the corporate ladder and I knew in my heart and soul that was not the life I wanted for myself. When I decided to give up my annual salary, full benefit package, my apartment and my brand new car so that I could return to school to study Massage Therapy, people thought I was nuts! But for me, it lit me up inside to think about being in the healing arts field, making a difference in the lives of others and feeling joyful about my work. I jumped right in and I am so glad that I did!
Today my life is pretty amazing! As an Entrepreneur I create my own schedule, I decide how much self care I get, how much time I have to spend with my family, how often I travel and for how long, which clients I will work with and how much I earn. As a soulful Entrepreneur, I experience magic. I see miracles happen every day as I manifest things in to reality that once seemed impossible. I get to make decisions about my life and my business that often make no sense on paper but that are so aligned with my soul, end up making perfect and complete sense as I see the results of those decisions.
Most of all, I get to transform the world we are living in simply by holding space for the beautiful souls who also came here to serve, inspire and make profound impact during the time they are here. Pretty awesome, right?
But you know, it hasn't always been amazing.....
I was incredibly fortunate as a child but I was so afraid of everything. I was anxious, shy, nervous to speak, hated the thought of being away from my parents and school for me was torture. I was sensitive and quiet and I stood out as the only kid with dark hair, dark eyes and olive skin. I was "different". My parents owned a local shoe and clothing business that was very successful and we were able to live a life that most kids could only dream about. Given that we lived in a small town in the North of England where everyone knew everyone, our success was visible. Marked by a big house in the "fancier" part of town, a second house in Spain that we travelled to three times a year and the Mercedes my Dad drove around in, I became known as the "posh" kid or the "snob". I grew to hate our visibility, our success and the abundant lifestyle I had been blessed with. I just wanted to fit in like everyone else did. I just wanted to be small and hidden and have less than what we had.
When my parents seperated when I was 12, my life fell apart. I thought that this would make the other kids accept me. My "perfect" life was not going to stand in the way of me making friends, being liked, being included. Nothing changed. I was now just the posh kid with divorced parents. I did everything I could to be accepted and approved of, said yes to things that I didn't want to do and no to the things I deeply desired. I made a decision right there and then to dim my light. Shine less bright. Be quiet about what I had to offer. Money was the reason people disliked me and success was not something I wanted.
After highschool was finished, I moved to Canada to live with my older sister (which was totally out of character for me given that I was so shy!) and it was then that I embarked on my spiritual journey. All of a sudden after a chance meeting with a beautiful soul, I was aware of a whole other part of myself. I was intuitive. I was a spiritual being. I was a healer. My entire life changed in that instance and I began walking a path that led me to where I am today. Dreams of being an Entrepreneur began to stir within me. I would imagine running my own business as a healer. Making a difference in the lives of others and going to bed at night with the feeling that I had positively impacted the world. I took the leap, gave up my 9-5 job and everything it came with and I returned to school to become a Registered Massage Therapist. I graduated in 2008 and began my business.
Between 2008 and 2014, I built a very successful Massage Therapy practice. It literally took off over night and I began gaining momentum and recognition in my community. I was still applying all of the things I learned in school to my practice and I found myself really stifling the healer part of myself. I would mold myself to what I thought the client was looking for. If I had a runner come to me for a treatment, I would hold myself in the energy of "sports therapist" and approach the treatment that way. If I had someone who was open to the more holistic approach I would allow myself to explore that with them but still, not stepping into my truest most authentic self. I was deeply afraid of judgement and rejection. And most of all, that my business would fail. Besides, I was running a successful clinic and things were working. Why change anything?
In 2014 after a 72 hour labour and water birth in my home, my precious Daughter made her arrival in to this world. And the answer to the "Why change anything?" question was crystal clear.
"If you change nothing, nothing will change"
Things were out of alignment that I wasn't aware of before. I knew that if I was to continue running my business the way I was, I didn't want it anymore. The problem was, I didn't know what I DID want. I took my own giant leap of faith when my Daughter was Six months old and worked with a Soulful Business Coach. It was profound and transformational. Within Two Months, not only did I have the clarity my heart was seeking, I had an inspired action plan and I had implemented almost ALL of it! I re-branded my business and shifted it from "clinic" to Healing Arts Centre - a Sacred space for my community. I attracted heart-centered practitioners to work with me and I finally allowed myself to be seen for the first time. I still remember the email I sent out to our 400 subscribers with our new branding and intentions and the message that in addition to being a Massage Therapist, I was also an Intuitive Healer. It was so liberating! And, because I was fully aligned, we began attracting new clients that were in alignment with what we are offering.....can you say dream clients?! Listening to my heart and my soul led me to finally launch my coaching business after sitting on my certification for almost Two Years! It was like my soul was buzzing with inspiration and JOY.....I was finally getting it!
A year after I rebranded the healing center, my soul started to let me know that I was being called to something WAY bigger and as Raw, Real and Unleashed™ evolved, I knew that I had a big, bold and brave decision to make. Even though the center was successful and loved by many, I knew in my heart that it was no longer in alignment for me to keep it. And so, I closed the doors in September 2016 and said goodbye to a much loved aspect of my life in order to stay fully expressed in my soul purpose. It was emotional and took SO much courage, yet everything began to flow in ways that I could never imagine once I took that big leap. I had created space for the real work of my soul!
After so many years of hiding who I was so as not to be rejected, I made a choice to hide no more. I am here to serve. To make an impact. To create a shift in the world we live in. I am also here to feel love, joy and deep peace! Our lives our meant to be filled with love and abundance and all the amazing things we dream about. I take a stand for myself and my dreams because I know that when we fulfill our dreams, we shine a light out into the world that has the power to heal. This is my reality! A life that is on purpose. A life in which I get to create whatever I dream about and help other souls do it too!
You don't need to hide your light any longer precious soul! In fact, the world needs your light!
What I have learned on my own healing journey....
I have struggled deeply with anxiety for most of my life. I have been in situations where I have been so afraid of passing out and making a fool of myself in public because of intense anxiety. I have experienced moments in which I thought I would DIE on the spot because of the fear that filled my body. I almost had to quit my Massage Therapy program because the anxiety was so unbearable. I have had to dive in deep within myself to heal these wounds and what I have learned is that for me it all comes down to one thing.......TRUST.
In order for me to heal and step into my purpose, I have had to develop a relationship with trust that is fiercely unwavering. Trust in myself and in my gifts, trust in the fact that I am here to serve and that the Universe and my soul wouldn't give me this divine inspiration if I wasn't mean't to take action and most of all trust that every single dream I have is worthy and capable of manifesting in my life.
One thing I know for sure is that we are not getting out of this lifetime alive and we have a LOT of living to do during our time on this earth. Each day we wake up with Twenty Four brand new hours to live our best life. We get to make a choice every single day...."What do I want to create in my life today?" It doesn't matter if what you have been doing isn't working or if the life you lived yesterday was not your best life. What matters is today....what will you decide to be true for you and your reality, today?
On my healing journey, I have learned that there are people on this earth who are here to make a massive impact. They are trail blazing souls with light in their eyes and a fire in their heart. And I know that if you are here today, YOU are one of them, beautiful!
If you are ready to trust deeper than you have ever trusted before, to decide that a thriving life and an overflowing heart of joy is the reality you choose to create for yourself and you're bursting to let the world see your trail blazing soul and shiny eyes, say yes. Say yes to yourself, to the support your heart is calling out for and a wholehearted YES to living your dream life.
It's ok beautiful soul, I'm with you!
What lights me up and makes my heart sing?
Walks in the forest
My Daughters giggle
Soulful, heartfelt music and singing
Beautiful healing crystals
Mountain views, oceans and sunrises
Heart connections with beautiful souls