... it's been an interesting life so far.
I am an artist plus an energyworker, a California-born woman of mixed Chinese and Mexican Indian plus Spanish ancestry. The legacy of the head and traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) that I experienced as a child is ongoing: damaged eyesight and nerves, a frequently hyper-reactive and compromised immune system, occasional sensory-data overloads, and other body/brain chemical and neurological imbalances as I enter my menopausal years. I have gained relief from, and confidence in, my lifelong hypersensitive nature with the help of art as personal therapy. I've also received and found much benefit in what is now called complementary and integrative medical practices.
Strengthening my health through careful lifestyle and nutritional choices has been vital... but Reiki has become an important self-healing tool. I use Reiki daily for emotional and mental peace; after every accidental bump and bruise (a hazard of being half-blind and of dealing with the aforementioned brain/body imbalances); in the midst of lucid dreams and nightmares; to drift asleep; and to help me deal with the kind of situations only a fellow metaphysical practitioner, or maybe another fan of Jenny "The Bloggess" Lawson, could relate to.
For Reiki Level One and Level Two, Melissa Bergstrom-McAuliffe was my teacher. I was Attuned to the Reiki Master/Teacher Level III by Christina May Russell in 2005. Wishing to protect and enhance my intuitive talents with medical-level knowledge, I enrolled in massage classes at IPSB in Culver City, CA, and received state certification as a Californian massage therapist in 2014. Many teachers continue to guide my ongoing studies in healing and health.
My life partner and I met online many years ago, and were married near the sea. I gratefully retain vision in one eye, am a cusp Taurus, and also enjoy reading, QiGong, Pilates, yoga, trance-dancing, and drawing to music... 'til all my energies can vibe with Angels and Spirit-Guides once again.
Best wishes to you...
Select training history:
B.A. in Fine Arts plus minor in Women's Studies, San Jose State University, CA 1994
Tibetan QiGong with Master Zi Sheng Wang in Santa Cruz, San Francisco, and San Jose, CA 1997-1998
Reiki Master/Teacher Attunement (Level III or 3rd Degree, in Usui Western American Lineage), from Reiki Teacher Christina May Russell, San Diego, CA 2005
Massage Technician 150-hour certification, plus other training from IPSB (Institute of Psycho-Structural Balancing) massage school in Culver City, CA 2006 onwards
P.T. Aide at Atlantis Physical Therapy, Torrance, CA 2007-2014
FES Professional Flower Essence Practitioner Course, Nevada City, CA 2010
CA Certified Massage Therapist ( ID#31721) 2014