My Personal Story.
I am a mom of three amazing children. They inspire me each and every day. Their innate joy, innocence and curiosity about the world are priceless examples of the unconditional happiness we are all born with.
I've been happily married for seventeen years to a wonderfully supportive man, who encourages me to follow my heart and dreams (as crazy as they may be!)
I am also a Physical Therapist and have always been inspired and fascinated by how the different systems in our bodies work together to make us function.
What led me to create Wellness From Within, is the enlightenment I've experienced from my own healing journey with chronic illness. I had some mild health issues in my teens and 20's - especially digestive issues, but considered myself pretty healthy. After the birth of my 3rd child, my health took a decline. My digestive system let me know it was NOT HAPPY! I had a host of symptoms including a poor appetite, bloating, stuck gas, constipation, stomach discomfort and no energy. It was making me feel miserable! I eventually had a colonoscopy and EGD and learned I had a ton of inflammation in my colon and esophagus and a few small ulcers in my intestines.
I didn't fit any one diagnosis, but was given heartburn and anti-inflammatory prescriptions to deal with it. I reluctantly took them for a brief period, but it just felt like it was the wrong approach.
I innately knew that these medications were just a band-aid to something much deeper that was really going on.
So this began my journey into true healing! Prior to this, I had been very health conscious, but in the physical realm mostly. I exercised and ate well, but there was definitely room for improvement! I learned about "real food" nutrition and began eating less processed foods. I also worked with a naturopath and began reading as much as I could on self-healing. I eventually became drawn to books that focused on the mind-body connection.
This resulted in me becoming very aware of the many negative thoughts I had frequently throughout most days. And they were usually toward myself!! Not being good enough, not doing enough, not doing it right, comparing myself to others, etc! Sound familiar?!
From here, I learned about energy therapy. I learned how everything is made up of energy, including us! I learned about meridians and chakras pathways and how old negative emotions and experiences can get stuck in our body and cause pain and illness.
I also received training in CranioSacral Therapy, which is an amazing and, typically, a very relaxing way to release pain, stuck energy and stress from the body.
I have integrated all that I learned from my conventional and non-conventional education to offer a more "whole-istic" approach to healing.
What I have learned from my own healing journey is there are many, many ways to work on healing, and there is no one way right way to go about it. But we often get in our own way. (This can be happening consciously or subconsciously.). That can be scary to believe, but let it be empowering!! Every person will have their own "recipe" for what works for them and I would be honored to help support YOU on your own healing journey!
Contact me for more information or to schedule an appointment! 262-210-0845