From “Sensitivity” to “Strength”
I was sick even before I was born.
By the time I was ten I was so over-medicated for severe asthma and allergies - and correspondingly out of sorts - that the state of New York declared me handicapped.
It took me until I was 29 and a near fatal fall on my head to recognize that most of my childhood illnesses were caused by my sensitivity to stress, other people, places and energy. At the time, none of my family members recognized my vast emotional landscape, my empathic understanding of people and the world around me, and the fact that I got sick whenever anyone around me was stressed. My parents spent all their energy on my physical health leaving nothing left over for my emotional well-being.
More on all that in a moment.
After graduating with a BA in Psychology from SUNY Purchase in 2002, I became a Social Worker. I was good at what I did, but found myself burnt out several times. There was my empathic sensitivity rearing up!
Seven years into my career, I discovered that I was suffering from vicarious trauma and began my search for something else. I didn’t know what I was searching for, but I knew it was something bigger than me.
Now back to that fall.
At this point in my story, the air could kill me (asthma), my food could kill me (peanuts - one of my many allergies) and now I received news that if I turned my head the wrong way I could die. Needless to say this fall sped up my search, and it was then that I was introduced to a new path.
The Doors Open
Dealing with 3 deadly diagnoses was stressful to say the least. But it was this crisis that lead me to a community of seekers, healers, and psychic mediums.
At first I was afraid of the unknown. My Catholic roots created a lot of guilt and resistance to the new scene. But it was through this community that I was able to normalize some of the things I was discovering about myself. My inner voice started to get a little louder; I listened to it. I found a mentor.
I began to see the strength in my sensitivity.
After a few years of studying the intuitive arts, my lifelong, chronic sickness began to melt away.
In my profound expansion, I found that I grew too big for my social work role. I was seeing clients and intuitively had so much to share with them, but I was not in a position that allowed me to share that information.
I could no longer stay small.
I had to use all of my gifts.
I opened my doors for business as a psychic medium in January 2010 and officially “retired” from Social Work in July 2011. I am proud and grateful of the business I’ve been able to create as a Psychic Medium; I’ve been featured in many publications and named One of New York’s Top Psychics by Time Out NY. But now, 10 years into my career as a Psychic Medium, I’m finding myself outgrowing this role too. And I just can’t stay small -- even if I’m under five feet tall.
Giving It My All
So, now I’ve seen a pattern - one in which titles and roles are limiting.
As a Social Worker, I couldn’t use my intuitive gifts, and as a Psychic Medium, I was unable to use my counseling skills to their fullest. I found that people needed a lot more aftercare and long term support to make their desired transformations.
Now when you work with me, you get all of me.
I have a lot to share with the world. Soul Midwife, Transformational Coach, Teacher, Intuitive, Spiritual Guide and Visionary -- I am all of these and so much more. It is with great excitement and in deep service and gratitude that I can now bring my many selves, and my acute sensitivities, into our work together.
I have a few ways you can work with me now and so much more on the way. If coaching or breathwork aren’t available to you now, sign up to receive the community emails. I’m working on affordable, bite-sized courses on topics like: Boundaries, Energy Awareness, Intuition 101, Forgiveness and Empaths & Narcissists (just to name a few). And, if there is something you want to learn, just let me know! I’m here to serve you and I will only know what you need if you tell me!