Reiki Master, Certified Tai Chi Instructor, Creative Living 'Pro'
My life has led me along many pathways, some chosen, some not. The services I provide are things that I practice myself to creatively craft a life of harmony, health, balance and joy. And, because, well...life happens, I integrate many of these anchoring practices on a daily basis.
I sincerely believe that it takes mindful, intentional practice of regularly aligning our energies of mind, body, spirit and purpose to live a creative and fulfilled life.
For me, that comes from my faith and a regular practice of Tai Chi, Reiki, time in nature and feeding my soul through the arts, music and the written word. And, of course, some of my best moments in life are with my family and friends.
The Creative Living Studio has insights and support to help you connect to your best self and to live a creative, fulfilled life. In this fast paced, technological world, it is essential to give ourselves the gift of time and self care. We do this not only for ourselves, but for those we love and to have the energy and insight to lead the best life we can. Sometimes we go within and do the hard work required for growth, authenticity and well being; and sometimes we simply need to let go and experience life, make memorable moments and find ways to joyfully rejuvenate our Energy and Harmony.
Tai Chi and Reiki Certifications:
-Yang Style Tai Chi, Short Form; 2014 -Second Section Long Form; 2015
-Chair Tai Chi; 2015
I am currently pursing advanced certification in the Yang Style Long Form as well as expanding my knowledge with various international instructors through online programs.
-Usui Ryoho Reiki Level I, II, III; 2001 -Usui/Holy Fire Reiki Master, 2016
I continue my Reiki training and education through online learning, Reiki Shares and fellow Reiki practioners.
~Acutonics- Level I, 2019
I have been a servant leader for 25+ years working with people of all ages and through many life situations here in McHenry County. I am a retired Outdoor & Experiential Educator and also spent 8 years as a facilitator for Teams Course, High Ropes Courses and Cultural Diversity programs with a variety of groups including churches and schools-both local and city, corporate groups, NISRA, Hospice, and more.
Over the years I have been blessed to serve as a volunteer through girl scouts and youth groups, as a women's group and retreat leader, a Stephen Minister, as chair of spiritual adult education, and more.
I hold a B.A. in Interpersonal and Group Communications from Trinity International University in Deerfield, IL. and an A.A.S. in Cardiac Rehab and Exercise Physiology from William Rainey Harper College in Palatine, IL.