Hey there my new friend! I’m happy you are here and wanting to know a little more about me. I know when I’m new to someone’s website, I like to see what they are all about, so here goes.
I’m a wife, a mom of 2 beautiful women, a lover of pugs and a healthcare professional with over 24 years of experience in the areas of oncology, prevention of infectious diseases and education. I have degrees in psychology, nursing, and leadership. Caring for others has been something that has been part of my soul since I was a child. Being in healthcare, i’ve been able to transition through many different roles and find knowledge and passion in all of them…..and then came another time to transition again.
I love the phrase from Tony Robbins, “the quality of your life depends on the quality of questions you ask yourself”. So I found myself at a crossroads where I began to ask, “Is what I’m doing now serving others and making a big impact?” “How can I make a bigger impact on peoples lives through my knowledge and educational background?” “What fuels me and lights me up?”
Early in my career, I was noticed for my ability to connect with others naturally on an emotional level. Throughout the years, my patients and their families felt the same. I worked with varieties of families to help them through the transition of their child’s life threatening illness and sometimes death to a new normal and also educated nurses from around the world on how to care for patients at the end of life. It’s an area that I loved connecting with others and helping to make a difference, but also ended up feeling burned out.
While I was able to connect to them and help them through their emotional challenges, I myself struggled with my own emotional demons. We all have them. Some are greater than others, and if we don’t find a way to heal, and find real peace and happiness, our ability to care for ourselves physically, emotionally, mentally or spiritually, caring for others in our lives can also become a challenge.
I knew I had to work on identifying my own blocks and understand how to feel happier through understanding my thoughts and the meaning I was giving to circumstances in my world. Emotional connection and empathy though is just one piece of the puzzle when I work with others to help them through life’s transitions. We must understand how our brain works and then learn how to hack it so we can make it work for us instead of against us! That’s what I have learned to do to help myself and what I want to help you with! Having a high level of emotional intelligence and understanding of how your brain works best, can help you live happier, more peacefully and find your superpowers to be able to live life with joy and abundance!