After a series of illnesses – PCOS, meningitis, a rare liver virus, cancer and being hit by taxi – I learned that every illness has a multitude of cures and remedies, lots of which are not available in hospitals and doctors’ offices. I spent years reading medical books and talking to doctors, acupuncturists, hypnotists, homeopaths, naturopaths, psychics and energy healers. As a single mother, I didn’t have time to be sick, so I studied which foods and processes could help my organs and muscles and skin recover and thrive, despite my stress levels. I healed myself, over and over again. And I realized that anyone could do it given the right time and support.

I also studied Green Medicine with naturopath and homeopath Peeka Trenkle, Polarity with Ellen Kruger of Soma-Psyche Institute and Gary Strauss of the Life-Energy Institute, Medicinal Oils with David and Sarah Crow, Chinese Medicinal Herbs and Healing Foods with Drew Divittorio and Reiki and Reconnective Healing with Peter Goldbeck. I studied hypnosis with Trudy Beers and Tarot with Terri Iacuzzo. In between, I studied meditation and ORMUS and grew my own spiritual practice as a sufi in the Nur Ashki Jerrahi Order. I even wrote a book about it.

Somewhere along the way, my intuition woke up. People’s bodies started speaking to me, sometimes in sentences, sometimes in sensations, before they ever said a word to me. If someone was especially agitated, I could hear the conversations in their minds. If I closed my eyes, I saw pictures and stories about their injuries and pain. And every visionary I spoke to told me one thing: “You are meant to be a healer.” Thus, I put my advertising and branding company on the back burner and started on a new path.