I am so happy that you have found yourself here – Welcome!
May you seek and find some inspiration, some hope, possibilities, and/or relatability, through my journey – and a journey it was!
In 2005, I had a successful career in Human Resources, in Talent Acquisition specifically. I began acquiring investment properties, I had a long-term relationship with my partner of 14 years, I was 18 years sober, and living in the center of Alcoholics Anonymous. I had a relationship with a God of my understanding. And living all of it in the 3rd Dimension material world reality – meaning, it was based strictly on my outer-world existence and where I stood in it. And had no clue whatsoever about my inner world, my spirit/soul.
In 2008, a series of deaths, divorce, health crises, financial collapse, and many other calamities began to accumulate that would land me in a deep depression. I wasn’t sure I was going to make it through to the other side of any of it, and I was hanging on to the last thread. It was as if my very existence would dissolve. I had a deep sense of knowing what was happening, but I did not have the knowledge, the language, nor the tools to even begin to grasp what was seemingly happening FOR me. I could only helplessly witness what was happening TO me. Which only caused me to spiral down further into anxiety and depression with 21 years of sobriety.
In 2011, I thought my life had shifted significantly from where I was in 2008. It was a long emotional recovery from all those life-changing tsunamis. I headed from California to Arkansas for a 6-month project and I was looking forward to a change in scenery.
In 2012 I was diagnosed with breast cancer. This sent me spiraling into a whole new low of depression. This I believe, is where I entered into my Dark Night of the Soul for the next 5 years.
I took a full-time position in Arkansas in 2013. In 2015, I took 3 ½ months off work for my breast reconstruction surgeries. The surgeon was in San Diego County, CA and soon I stumbled upon a yoga studio, the Soul of Yoga, located just up the street from my friend’s home where I was staying during my recovery. When I began having severe complications from surgery, I was forced to quit my job in Arkansas to return home to California. It was during this time that I met several shamans, healers, yoga teachers, and an energy coach – all from this yoga studio, who guided and supported me through my process of healing all that had transpired.
In 2018, I started working with a shaman and using plant medicine. The combination of my “self-work” and the plant medicine catapulted my self-awareness, and expanded my vibration – I was in so much alignment and synchronicity that I could not even comprehend the 180-degree turn my life’s path took.
In 2020, it all went off the rails – by 3D standards. However, every bit of it was necessary in order for me to expand into another layer of my Being. I was in another very deep process that included clearing lifetimes of karma with my partner, ancestral karma, bringing all my shadow and trauma into my awareness – and working through all of it. I took myself on a Right of Passage while partaking in Earth | Plant Medicine-which was to fully understand that we are both the shadow and the light, and I beautifully and consciously uncoupled with my partner. And I have been on a sweet, joyful, graceful, beautiful ride ever since.
It was so epic, on so many levels, that I started the second book on January 1, 2021.
By 2022, I had my first book, Un-Earthed, The Journey Within published.
My story is a deeply personal one, full of authentic honesty, rawness, and vulnerability.
I share with you how I overcame my outdated belief system which kept me in my twisted cycle of thoughts, behaviors, and actions, to become the Spiritual Warrior* that I am today.
*A simplified definition of “Spiritual Warrior” is someone who has overcome self-ignorance.
Popcorn and m&m's together are my absolute favorite treat!
My morning coffee
Flowers – I love having fresh flowers in my home weekly
Riding my 300CC Vespa on the open road or along the Pacific Coast