A California beach kid born to hippie parents The Year the World Caught Fire my mom meditated, practiced yoga and made sure we ate healthy. As a little girl, I remember talking to God all of the time and praying every night asking the angels to protect everyone I loved, the earth, the animals and the children. I knew even then that everyone has their own hotline to God.
Throughout my life I was exposed to many different ways of worshipping God. While non-denominational in my faith, I embrace Mother Father God Creator of All That Is, Master Jesus Christ, the Holy Family, Buddha Light, and other Divine Sacred Masters who walked our planet spreading compassion, unconditional love and joy. True to the meaning of my birth name (thanks mom!) Sophia lover of wisdom -for thirty years I've enjoyed studying Eastern philosophy, Taoism, Confucianism, Law of Attraction, Humanism, New Age, Zen Buddhism, mysticism, energy healing. cosmology, and other spiritual philosophies. The more I learn, the more I'm inspired to learn - spirit is infinitely beautiful!
As a natural intuitive empath and multi-sensitive, I come from generations of intuitives inheriting my gifts from my grandmothers and great-grandmothers from my paternal and maternal lines. My ancestry includes the Paiute, Apache, and Cherokee Native American tribes and the sacred energy of Ireland. My greatest joy is sharing my innate Divine gifts with others to help empower, inspire and uplift them. In 1992 I learned how to give tarot readings with a poker deck and for the last 25 years I've given friends, workmates and clients spiritual intuitive guidance. Since 2004, I've had the honor of providing energy healing and empowering spiritual information to people all over the world.
During my late teens and early 20s my love for children led me to be a teacher at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory/California Institute of Technology Child Educational Center, my love for writing led me to be a technical writer/trainer during the technology boom in the Silicon Valley, and my love for music led me to work at Warner Bros. Records. I'm so blessed to have worked in such exciting fields meeting so many interesting people. After enjoying these positions I became a paralegal in downtown Los Angeles for some of the largest litigation and environmental firms. I was fortunate to work at Girardi/Keese for the attorney who arbitrated the infamous cases that the movie Erin Brockovich was based. I learned so much spiritually and professionally at Girardi/Keese handling over 700+ cases and meeting many interesting people including former Vice President Joseph Biden (he was a Senator at the time) and former Presidential nominee John Edwards.
In 2013 I founded the Integrative Wellness Institute Academy for Integrative Studies. We're so blessed to be alive during this transformational spiritual renaissance. Together with over 100 other scientists, I am a supporter and signee of the Manifesto for a Post-Materialist Science http://www.opensciences.org/about/manifesto-for-a-post-materialist-science. In 2017 I was invited by a Los Angeles Hospice Care organization to collaborate having the graduates of the Integrative Wellness Institute to provide Reiki therapy to their hospice patients.
An ardent supporter of academia, I've had the privilege of participating in many academic research studies:
Brown University 2007: Qualitative Assessment of Spiritual Medicine and Faith Healing Practitioners in the United States.
University of Southern California 2015: Medical Anthropology: Shamanic Reiki.
University of California, Santa Barbara 2015: Universal Life Church Ministers and Reiki Practitioners.
Harvard University/Center for Reiki Research 2015, 2016: The Therapeutic Benefits of Reiki.
California State University, San Marcos 2016: Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Nursing.
Mount Saint Mary's University 2017: Reiki in Integrative Nursing.
Actively meditating since 1997, my own spiritual practice includes daily meditation, prayer, exercise, connecting with nature, regular management of my own energy and chakras, and receiving energy treatments from trusted colleagues.I love playing outside, being with family and friends, riding horses, running, biking, cooking, and enjoying the simplicities of daily life.
"BE something you understand...all that you need is in your soul."