center for holistic arts, education & retreat


Education, personal experience, areas of expertise or interest:


      I earned my Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Michigan State University in 1987. I'm a Western Michigan Bronco at heart! I began my college career at Western, and remained there for three years before transferring to Michigan State to work as a Page in the State Capitol.

      After becoming a Reiki Practitioner, I took an additional 55 credit hours in the health sciences: Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Anatomy & Physiology, Integrative Medicine, Holistic Modalities, Transcultural Healthcare, and other classes applicable to health and corporate culture at Indiana University South Bend.

      I began working towards my Masters in Communication Studies at Indiana University South Bend, in 2017. I feel like my purpose in life is to educate and I owe it to my students to become the best I can be.

      I traveled to Sedona, Arizona in March of 2013 for my Reiki Master Teacher Training, and returned to the same teachers to earn my Holy Fire and Karuna Reiki® Master Teacher Certification.

     Beyond the formal education, I also spent several years studying the energy around and within our bodies: the energy centers, the energy meridians, and the energy field in layers around us. Integrating these energy systems with Louise Hay's work on how emotions and thoughts affect particular body parts, I developed a program that I call the Reiki Plexus Method™. Using the Plexus Method™ in Reiki Sessions allows the practitioner to identify the source of disturbances almost mathematically!



Personal Interest:

      I have a passion for facilitating holistic growth, in individuals, organizations, and communities. If my clients' were cars with a stick shift, I would show them how the clutch works, how to get a feel for the friction point, what to do when the car stalls in the middle of the road, and how to keep the car maintained and repair it so it runs smoothly. Then they can drive anywhere they choose, whether an organization or an individual.

      Because the process I employ is based on a holistic framework, setting the structure for optimal holistic health, it works in any system with human moving parts, such as a family, community, or business or organization. As Confucius once said, "To put the world in order, we need to put the nation in order, to put the family in order, we need to set the individual's heart right." The holistic developmental stages apply to all humans at their core, regardless of heritage or culture. The holistic core comprises our common ground, it is a place where we all have the same needs, where we come together.

      This holistic core is the step that has been missing in many attempts to bring people together. It enriches the foundation so the good stuff grows. Going back to the opening analogy, making holistic health your first step, your engine will be primed for high performance, regardless of your travel plans.





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I schedule seven days a week. Click the 'Book Now' button to see my availability. Contact me if you need to see me when the scheduler says I'm booked. Sometimes I can squeeze you into places the automated service doesn't see. Of course, it is my pleasure to answer any questions you may have about our services.


Don't ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive then go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come ALIVE.


~ Howard Thurman

Granger ~ Downtown South Bend ~ Elkhart



      I've always been interested in health and nutrition. I began my interest in holistic health with my experience witnessing the seeminly miraculous healing from nutrition. I became very healthy physically, even becoming a State Champion in Taekwondo! Nothing addressed my deeply rooted, intense anxiety though. Sometimes I just could not calm down. I was in a marriage that was emotionally traumatic, had a childhood full of tension and trauma, and simply could not find peace. I had four sons, two years apart. The emotional terror I felt in my soul haunted and taunted me. My youngest son was six years old when I made the very difficult decision to leave my marriage in hopes of finding peace, in 2003. Several years passed before I realized that my problems followed me. I drummed up the courage to look in the mirror and that is when I found Reiki, I should say it found me, in early 2010.

     I had never experience such a level of peace and calm. I continued weekly for a few months. Jumping ahead to today, because of the Reiki and emotional resilience work, I was able to mend fences with my ex-husband and we have a very good relationship now! My sons have been able to restore themselves from their childhood trauma as well.

     Yes, I believe in miracles... Now I make a habit of creating them.

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