CEO and Fiery Founder
From the ashes of my own challenges,
I rise to ignite a fire that fuels my flame!
I am here for selfish reasons. I need wellness in my life. I have found when I have a task, a need, a goal, I have to have the resources right in front of me to succeed. This space, The Phoenix, is that place for me. I can bring in all the people, the services, the emotional space as a place for people to come together and heal.
My journey that has brought me to this time, this place has been riddled with road blocks, dips, unexpected turns. No different than many who are on a path to grow. The difference I have found is that when I am accountable, and then own the choices good, and ugly, I am empowered. Life is not happening to me. I am happening to life, and life better look out!
There was a period in my life where I found myself leaving a career where I had no room to grow. This was perfectly timed to my marriage of 13 years coming to an end. It would have been very easy to fall into patterns of anger or blame. There was a lot of soul searching, dusting myself off, and really taking these changes, hard as they were, and making them into something great!
In 2019 I was met with another gut punch. I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia and an unknown auto-immune disorder. This really challenged my type-A personality. I like knowing my problems, and then finding a solution and fixing them! But now, my health was wrapped in a mystery. Pair that with some physicians and health workers who just don't know or have a lot of answers. There was no fixing to be had! I had to embrace this void, and take control. I've hired and fired many a health professional until I found a team who gets me. I added Reiki and mediation to my self-care practice to quiet the physical so I can crush it mentally!
None of this is easy. I've traveled down paths that felt like a sure thing, only to find it was not what I wanted or needed. I no longer look at these setbacks as failures. They are all opportunities for rebirth. This is where I grew The Phoenix. I can rise and burn brighter than I ever had in the past.
This journey led me to become a National Board-Certified Health and Wellness Coach. I have channeled these life experiences into my coaching, Reiki, and meditation offerings where I use education, empathy and humor to empower others to become the fiery light they were always meant to be!
National Board-Certified Health and Wellness Coach
Certified Wellness Practitioner
HMHB Certified to Work with Military Veterans
Master Trainer of the Consumer Wellness Advocate and the Professional Coach Advocate
Certified CPR and First Aid Instructor
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