Integrative Energy Therapist, Reiki Master Practitioner + Certified Channel
My journey to becoming an Integrative Energy Practitioner didn’t start the way many other healers' journeys did. I don’t have memories of seeing energy or spirits as a child, and I don’t recall being able to talk to animals or hear my guides. I didn’t find my path until I’d burned out in the corporate world and quit my job in digital marketing to co-create We Are All Daughters in 2018.
We wanted to create a self-care brand dedicated to helping other professional women manage stress and burnout, but beyond that we didn’t know what it would look like. During that time, I also needed to do a great deal of healing and find myself again. My body was frail, I was always sick and my legs were going numb. I didn’t know who I was or what I wanted, but I’d finally had enough and it was time to make a change.
I started a daily meditation ritual, but after launching Daughters, Ellen inspired me to start exploring other healing modalities and Reiki happened to be one of the first. While I didn’t know what to expect, I was blown away by the light and the colors that opened up behind my eyelids and it inspired me to learn more.
Over the next several months I explored a multitude of other modalities, but never stopped researching and learning about energy. I studied theories in Quantum Physics and read anything I could find about the intersection of science and spirituality. I even started learning about Neuroscience and wanted to understand what happens to your mind and body during transcendent experiences. And that naturally led me to books and studies all about the benefits of working with Psilocybin and other psychedelics for treating memory loss, stress, anxiety, PTSD, and more. I was blown away by the breakthroughs in this field and had been working with the plant medicine on my own journey. Though I had microdosed before, I didn’t yet appreciated the power and wisdom that can come from creating rituals and setting intentions when working with the plant medicines.
As Daughters continued to evolve, so did our healing. I was still working with plant medicine and doing my research when we were inspired to create the ‘Woo Knew?’ podcast as a way to share our experiences while exploring alternative healing modalities. One of the first interviews we did was with my Reiki teacher, and that’s when I was called back to energy therapy.
When I was practicing Reiki, I felt like I was more connected to my body than I’d ever been and it cracked me open. On my journey to becoming a Reiki Master I continued to learn about the energy body and studied techniques that helped me deepen my connection to the quantum field from within. I eventually decided to expand my practice beyond Reiki, and found teachers and healers who helped me learn how to integrate additional frequencies and new healing techniques.
As my connection to energy expanded, I was called to go deeper into my own healing and shadow work as part of my continued growth and evolution. Plant medicine has been an integral part of my journey since the beginning, and through the power of ritual and intention, I’m able to connect to their energy and learn from their wisdom as my practice continues to evolve and grow. I’ve received deep healing and expansion in working with psilocybin through both microdosing and macrodosing experiences. I’m eternally grateful to the plant medicine, and to all my teachers and healers for their continued wisdom, guidance and support as I move forward on this journey.
Energy therapy has brought so many gifts into my life, and it’s an honor for me to share the magic and power of this healing modality with others on their own journeys.