I started out as a bookkeeper 30 years ago, working for others for 15 of those years. 15 years ago my destructive second marriage ended badly, and I left with little more than the clothes on my back. Due to my emotional turmoil at the time, I also lost my job and had very little money saved up. So in less than a few months time, I was with no marriage, no job and close to being broke. I had broken all of my own rules, I did not plan for life’s little dilemmas.
So I had some serious decisions to make and I had to make them fast. As I saw it, I had two choices, I could let my situation eat me up and destroy me or I could fight back with everything that I had and rise above the desolate landscape my life had become.
I’ll never forget a phone call that came from my father. He said, “I didn’t raise a quitter, you are strong and you will survive.” He was right. I rented a basement apartment and the only furnishings I had were a television set, a blanket and a pillow and that is how I lived for quite some time. I started working as a “cater waiter” and at the same time I started my own bookkeeping practice. Just taking these steps alone, gave me a real sense of accomplishment and strong feelings of control over my life. Now I could control my own fate.
As my practice grew, it began taking on another facet that I had not planned on, personal financial coaching. Clients were now asking me to help them organize their personal financial life. After helping a few clients, they began referring me to their friends and family members and I felt a strong satisfaction in assisting people get their lives in order. I felt all the experience I had gained in my own life, had given me what I needed to help my clients, but I knew there was an ingredient that was still missing, an important one and I still felt wrong somehow.
Now let’s get something straight, I’m a very direct individual and do not pull any punches. I tell people exactly how I see things and the words ‘coddling‘ and ‘can’t’ are not in my vocabulary. I have found through the years that people either love me or hate me, but at the end of the day, when I help them make positive changes in their lives, it usually becomes the former.
Surprisingly, I was approached by a prominent media company, and they asked me if I would be interested in hosting a show about helping women with their money. It was a direction that I never would have imagined that my life would have taken but here was a road in front of me and I could either take it and see where I ended up or let it pass me by. I chose to take this path. I have a successful practice and I hosted and help to develop the first season of Maxed Out, after which I decided that it had been a great adventure, but the needs of my clients brought me back to the private sector and my practice.
I still knew however, something was still missing, I was feeling unsettled, like I wasn’t fully completing the task somehow. Then 4 years ago, I crashed, I’m not going to lie to you, all the hiccups in my life caught up to me, and the death of my father was the last straw. My father’s and my relationship was, how do I say this, very dysfunctional. Growing up with a father coming here from another country where things were much stricter, and me being the free spirit rebel that I was led to many incidents that would never have been allowed to happen today. I survived and in my adult years he and I became great friends and I miss him terribly since he has passed, but the memories always haunted me and the scars were deep, deeper than I thought. Why am I telling you this, because I want you to understand that I GET YOU...I have been there, and I know what it means to survive and what it means to hit the bottom…hard!!
Let me ask you a question, have you ever said this statement or something like it. “I want to let go of my past, but I’m afraid of who I will be without it.” My past was ingrained in me, it was as real as my arm or my leg. I couldn’t imagine my life without the pain and, I couldn’t imagine going any further with it, and I just couldn’t pretend anymore. I was dying a slow painful death inside.
I found holistic healing and really discovered my spiritual side. I was never one for organized religion, but I always believed in God, the Divine Light, the Source and I always felt I had a gift, had no idea what it was, but something. I am now a true spiritualist.
So I am now a Reiki Master/Teacher, I am certified in Past Life Regression, Interlife and Spirit Release and love it by the way, Thai Reflexology and in the process of getting my Hypnosis certification. I love to heal and bring balance to peoples lives using these gifts.
Funny thing is, I have spent my career bringing balance to people, financial balance. I realized one morning, this is it, this is the missing piece. How can I balance someone financially if I don’t help them heal the damage it has done to them mentally and spiritually. I realized I had to help them to heal the whole self and basically, Heal Their Money Esteem!!!
So now that is what I do, I facilitate the process to bring balance to you not only practically but holistically…I will help you balance your finances and your chakras and spirit. Money is Energy and it effects us in more ways than we will even admit to ourselves. I will help you, to help yourself, and I do this with my many years of experience with money, with holistic practices and my street smarts. I can give you the works, or if all you are looking for is a Past Life Regression for instance, or some assistance in organizing your finances…I’m all over that too.
I thank you and am grateful for allowing me to share with you…now let me return the favour, share with me, you won’t be sorry that you did.