"Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we’ll ever do." - Brené Brown
An existential crisis led me on a journey of meditation and self-inquiry some years back. I no longer felt fulfilled climbing the corporate ladder and living a consumerist life. I was a workaholic and I didn't know what I was working for. I realized I could no longer buy my way out of emptiness. It was also the time I saw how unhealed emotional wounds and childhood trauma kept me repeating unhealthy cycles.
What appeared as the lowest point of my life turned out to be the start of my awakening and self-discovery as a multidimensional being. My daily meditation practice helped me step outside myself. I began the process of stripping away layers of societal, cultural, and ancestral conditioning that had masked my authentic self. It was a challenging period filled with fear, anxiety, and heartaches. I had to learn to let go of control and surrender to the process of life. I turned towards my pain, dived into my shadows, and began a period of self-healing. I traded self-loathing for self-acceptance, and grace poured in. The universe took away my old life but gave me a new one better than anything I could imagine for myself.
Wholeness can't be found out there; it can only be reclaimed within. I believe wholeness is our mind, body, and spirit in alignment. Strength and wisdom grow when we take time to process past traumas and integrate our shadows. Healing and self-development go hand in hand. The more we heal, the more we expand our capacity to experience peace, love, and contentment.
I am influenced by Buddhist & Taoist philosophy and teachers like Eckhart Tolle, Thich Nhat Hanh, Ram Dass, Tara Brach, and Caroline Myss. Along my path, I discovered the joy of serving others on their healing journeys. I am grateful for this life and the opportunity to share. I continue to learn from my challenges and meet them with awareness and compassion.
My training includes Zen Meditation, Vipassana Meditation, Ericksonian Hypnosis Master Practitioner program, Neuro-linguistic Programing (NLP) Master Practitioner program, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Crisis Negotiation, the Chakra System, Energy Anatomy, Reiki, Vocal Toning, and Bachelor of Fine Arts program, The School of The Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC)
I spent my childhood in Asia, my late teen years in South America, and have been living in the US since the 90s. I've lived in Chicago, Los Angeles, the Bay Area, and New York City (since 2012). Before working as a holistic coach and hypnotist, I had worked in art direction and imaging for two decades.
I love animals, nature, dancing, jazz & life's simple pleasures.
My intention is to guide you to shift subconscious imprinting, foster your authentic self, and harmonize your mind, body, and spirit. I aim at using the understanding I have gathered along my path in combination with my intuitive gifts to guide you towards more freedom, mindfulness, compassion, and inner peace.
I believe our intention creates our reality. Our lives are a reflection of our internal states. We can look at a repeating, undesirable theme we experience as a messenger bringing great insights into how we think and feel. We can use this theme as a way to understand our inner self, and it is from this standpoint, we can begin to empower ourselves by making necessary changes within.
If we don’t like the recurring theme we experience in our lives, we have to heal aspects of ourselves that are creating these undesired outcomes.
Our souls are here to learn. Our suffering is like an invitation from the universe for us to transform. If we look at our challenges from an egoic perspective, we feel victimized. If we see our challenges as a call to transform ourselves, we can wake up to our purposes.
Many limiting subconscious thought patterns and negative emotions are the results of past hurts. Releasing old conditioning, changing negative core values, and adopting a self-loving perspective are an integral part of healing our mind, body, and spirit.
I believe in divine intelligence and listening to the powerful force within. I am not aligned with any particular religion or tradition. I provide equality of services and care to everyone, regardless of people’s gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, race, religion, or belief.