Like many people in my town, I was on a track after high school. I went to college, got married, and started a family shortly after. My husband was a busy professional, so I managed the household duties and the ever-changing responsibilities of raising three children. I loved my work and prided myself on being a super human wife and mother.
Then, one by one, the three beautiful humans that I felt honored to call my children, grew up and went to college. Imagine that!
Around this same time the problems in my marriage began to escalate, and within a few years, we decided to divorce. After 20 years of identifying as a wife and mother, I was devastated.
So, I started looking for help.
I looked everywhere for "the one thing" that would help me move through the pain and loss I was feeling. From painting classes to ballroom dancing with a cute, but half my age instructor, I was acutely aware that I was grasping for meaning and falling short.
The answer for me was not found in taking on new hobbies. What I really needed to do was to restore my spirit, mend my heart, and find joy in living my life as it had become. Somewhat fortuitously, I enrolled in St. Catherine's Holistic Health Studies Graduate Program. For the first time, I learned about the mind-body connection and holistic care practices. This empowering and spiritual education inspired me to consciously interact with my health and well-being.
My energy healing coursework showed me how profoundly transformative it was to give and receive the gentle touch techniques of Reiki and Healing Touch and I began noticing that I was feeling stronger, wiser and more optimistic about my future.
Throughout my studies, I realized I wanted to pursue this for the rest of my life. I began my private practice as Certified Healing Touch Practitioner and a Reiki Master in 2017. To this day, I work out of Clear Holistic Therapies in Minneapolis and am grateful for the opportunity to hold healing space for my clients to honor them exactly as they are and offer practical every day tools for energy, self-care and transformation.
My mission is to provide healing space and relaxation using Reiki, Healing Touch and intuition to allow each client to access their own innate healing capacity and leave feeling grounded, empowered, and whole.
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"What I enjoy most about my work is the transformation I see in my clients after their sessions. Time after time I work with people who arrive feeling stressed and overwhelmed and leave feeling like they just had a week's vacation!" - Liz Flavin
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