I started my journey studying energy at 20 years of age. At that time a read every book I could get my hands on that would help on my spiritual journey. I read Louise Hay, Gary Zukav, and any other author I could find that might give me insight into energy and healing. I learned about Aromatherapy therapy, Essential oils, Crystals, and Bach flower remedies. There were so many options out there and so many ways of experiencing alternative healing modalities. I pursued Reiki and became a Karuna Reiki Master. During that time, I also had a family and went back to nursing school.
Life moved forward like it is meant to do. That being said, I was no different than many who take a spiritual path. My path was winding and I found myself shattered when I lost my fourth child and youngest son, Brenden, to SIDS while still in nursing school. This experience made me question the universe and everything I had come to believe in. As I was pursuing my degree and beyond, it became easier to pursue the path of traditional western medicine and nursing. After a few years in the workforce, I went back and got my bachelor's degree. At that time, I found myself moving from inpatient bedside nursing into ambulatory nursing as a phone triage and care team nurse in a family medicine caring for all life stages. After a few years, I changed my specialties and began working in psychiatric nursing care as an outpatient nurse. I found myself working with mental health patients with depression and anxiety symptoms and helping them learn skills to cope. Today I continue to practice that combination of all those skills as a School Nurse while expanding my knowledge base. I received a Master's Degree in Holistic Health Studies from Saint Catherine University. Learning more and more about integrative health. My nursing experiences have taught me that western medicine is lacking something fundamental for people. It does not address the whole picture, but it also has its place. When combined with complementary medicine it can be extremely healing. That is where I felt the need to offer a path to Holistic Health. My experience taught me that if people are taught to integrate that healing is more effective. Health is a three-legged stool, and my practice addresses this. If you are finding this page, the universe may be telling you the same thing and I am here to help. I can offer a helping hand on your journey down this path.
Holistic health is an extremely important part of healing both the individual and the world as a whole. I understand both the medical model and the complementary model of health. Emerging Whole Wellness is dedicated to helping navigate this trying time. Helping to bridge the gap between better health of mind, body, and spirit.