On a beautiful Saturday afternoon my husband and I were riding in the backseat of a friend’s SUV. My friend and her son were in town visiting during winter break and we had just finished a delightful brunch atop Mount Charleston. Our vehicle was stopped in a line of traffic backed up along the highway exit ramp when a pickup truck behind us failed to stop and violently ploughed into the SUV. The collision triggered a five-car chain reaction that left me with eight herniated discs, PTSD, anxiety, depression, fibromyalgia and peripheral neuropathy. And it cost me my beloved teaching career.
For two years, constant doctors’ office visits, physical therapy, pain management and copious amounts of prescription drugs kept me in a state of depression and anxiety. Each day the physical and mental pain got worse. Physical therapy only help while I was actually there and in traction or on ice. Once I left the pain rebounded to 9s and 10s. I was reduced to using a wheeled walker. In that short span of time I had aged 10 years. The reflection I saw in the mirror was that of an old woman.
I was bitter and angry that the teaching career that I had worked so hard to achieve was gone. I’d wanted to be a teacher since I was five years old. That dream had finally come true in my late 30s after I’d managed to attend college full time while working full time and being a single mom of a teenager. I felt as if part of my identity had been stripped away from me in the blink of an eye.
My personal transformation came when I took a voice channeling workshop. That weekend changed my life forever. The chakra meditations and voice channeling were so mentally and physically healing that within weeks I stopped taking all prescribed medications and I felt better than I had in years. The day I threw away 21 medications and gave away my walker was the most liberating day of my life. I was renewed.
I continued the work with a spiritual life coach each week and the pain in my body is now manageable, without the recommended back surgeries. The biggest shift was in my mind and my soul. I’m now empowered and no longer suffer with debilitating depression, anxiety or PSTD.
I have learned to live in a soul-based way, rather than an ego-based way. This understanding has led me to share this knowledge as a spiritual life coach to help others. I became a licensed minister and obtained life coach certification.
My Spiritual Life Coaching business ties seamlessly with my in-depth studies in Shamanism and with the worldview of my Native American heritage as a proud member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. I use my intuitive mediumship and connection with Spirit to guide my clients along the path to soar with their soul.