Shell, Licensed Massage Therapist & Lifestyle Coach
Who am I and why am I here??
These are questions that at one time felt like they might burn a hole in my brain. Why did everyone else seem to have it all figured out? Did they have some secret sauce that I was missing?
Even when I questioned if I was really special or unique, I knew deep down that I was. I knew there had to be more - that I was here on purpose and that I wasn't meant to follow the mold. Yet I had no idea what my path actually was. So I hid away my secret struggles behind pretty dresses and a smile while working as a corporate receptionist . Inside, I felt lost and alone. Frustrated with feeling stuck, I enrolled in college for Interior Design. It sounded fun and interesting, and I would get to engage my creative side, so what did I have to lose (besides thousands and thousands of dollars lol)! Well, I finished that program (with honors too!), only to realize (or finally admit?) that wasn't right for me either.
What happened next felt like starting to tug at the strings of a big red bow on a beautiful gold box. I started to notice something...the still, small voice. Signs and synchronicities. I started hearing my intuition! It made no logical sense, but I enrolled in school for massage therapy (my gold box). Most people thought I was crazy. And you know what? That was one of the best decisions of my life, and has brought more joy and more satisfaction than I can do justice with words. It still moves me to tears, a decade later. Today I feel so connected to my purpose and passion, and I love to help other women feel the joy of that gift.
The past decade has been one of massive growth. I've had so much fun immersing myself in personal development and growing my professional skills so that I can support you in your healing; your wholeness. I'm super passionate about helping you understand and connect to the wisdom and magic your body holds, so that you can have the joyful of experience of living true to who you are.
There's nothing wrong with you. You've just outgrown your old way of being, and you're being called forward into something new. You may find yourself in "the void" - the space between what was and what will be. This can be a scary place that leaves you feeling twisted up! Take it from someone who floundered around for too long - you'll move faster and go further with support.
Is it finally your time to receive the support you so freely give to everyone else? Are you feeling a full-body yes?
Let's get to the heart of who you are. Let's take an adventure to creatively re-craft the story of who you are and find excitement and peace in the direction of your life and how you choose to show up. You are a powerful co-creator and you are the artist of your life.
I know the pain that results from getting so mixed up in protecting yourself and being who you think everyone else wants you to be, that you become disconnected from who you really are. And I believe that when you are intimately connected with your true self, you can then find connection with the world around you. And then. Then the world becomes a kinder, more compassionate, peaceful place to be.
I use the BodyMind Coaching method as a framework to support you in your process. This is a customized combination of methods pulled from my trainings, based on your unique needs.
Trainings & certifications
Bachelor of Science in Interior Design (I may not work as an interior designer, but I use the skills to think like one to help you design your life!)
Licensed Massage Therapist since 2011
Trained Aromatherapist (Aromahead Institute)
Spirit Junkie Masterclass graduate
Institute for Integrative Nutrition Health Coach
Quantum Human Design Specialist, Level 3
Fun/random bits about me:
Manifesting Generator, 1/4 Emo Authority
Enneagram Type 9
Mama to a super rad 8 year old boy.
A bit of an adrenaline junkie - have gone skydiving and white water rafting.
Love fitness but constantly changing what I'm doing (I've done lots of Beachbody programs, running (lots of 5ks, a 10k, and a half marathon, Pure Barre, Yoga, Pilates, Zumba, and most recently Peloton).
I'm a Jeep girl
Seafood is my fave (especially sushi)
I❤️ coffee and red wine.
I had 5 wisdom teeth
Banff, Canada is the most beautiful place I've ever seen
Got dreadlocks at 39 years old and might want to keep them forever
Never been married but have been with my partner for 15 years
Have the same three best friends since Jr. High