I am passionate about sharing my knowledge and experience with you to help you achieve a healthier, happier life. In November 2000, I had a great life. I had just turned 41, I had a partner and 2 beautiful girls, and I was enjoying my role as a stay-home mom, on hiatus from a successful career as a cancer research scientist. I was also diagnosed with breast cancer. As a scientist, my first response was to research breast cancer treatments and their outcomes; little did I know that my journey of education and active involvement in my health had only just started. Neither chemotherapy, nor a radical mastectomy addressed the fear and vulnerability I felt for my future. I love life and I am crazy about my daughters, I wanted to take a more active role in my own recovery.
I decided to explore complementary and alternative medicine to address my wellbeing. I tried it all – 2 years of naturopath treatment and numerous supplements; a dairy and wheat-free diet, a focus on exercise; and through yoga and meditation, I discovered that love for myself played a big part on my path to healing. I also learned that cancer left many emotional scars that I needed to heal. I looked for ways to address my fear and anxiety that the illness would return. I discovered meditation that helped calm my worries, and yoga that strengthened my mind and body. And most recently I was introduced to Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) or Tapping, tool to help me recognize the root of my worrying thoughts and address them so that I no longer need to carry them with me.
I was so inspired by this simple and very effective tool that I continued my training to become an EFT practitioner, so that I can teach you to use it in your daily life. The knowledge that I acquired during this journey was not taught during my university education and it was beyond the scope of my laboratory work as a research scientist. What I came to understand is that nature has its own answers to illness. A diet of whole foods nutrition, regular exercise, meditation, and a life filled with LOVE have made healthier and happier than I could imagine at the time of my cancer diagnosis. I have come to love myself and I have learned the power in vulnerability.