I am a seasoned rider and survivor of life's roller coaster ride. I started out my adult life as a critical care nurse and supervisor, thinking I would change and impact health care through administration. After having 4 children, two of which had serious health challenges and some special needs, I quickly reawakened to my intuition and purpose. I created Butterfly Family Wellness, an Integrative and Whole Person Health Coaching and Education company. Our mission is to help create connection, awareness of mind, body and spirit needs and messages to help bring changes and address root causes of imbalances, stressors and disease. We use energy medicine, reiki, whole food nutrition and nutritional response testing, movement, meditation, guided imagery and mindfulness to help tune into the mind body and spirit, and empower men, women and children to be their own inner healer. We believe in practical, realistic and tangible techniques and tools, coupled with awareness of when and how to use them, to bring about change and whole person health. Our focus is gentle and balanced, versus extreme.
I am an author, having written and published Family Fuel: A Busy Mom's Guide to Healthy Living. I am a speaker, giving talks to parent organizations, teachers, classrooms, athletic organizations and medical practitioners on a variety of health related topics. I am a researcher and writer, in the middle of research for our SAY YES for Kids and ME (Self Aware Youth, Youth Empowerment Series for kids and Mindful Education) mood toolbox. I am currently writing the accompanying workbook as well as a book about awakening to my gifts and calling. I love to teach and help people to connect to the passion, inner knowing and healer inside. I teach classes and workshops on: Energy Medicine, Reiki Training, Complimentary and Alternative Healing, Mindful Living, Complete Person Health, to name a few. I truly believe that Healthcare starts with Self-Care.
Awards and Affiliations
American Holistic Nurses Association
Reiki World Membership
National Drugless Practitioner Association
American Council On Exercise Personal Trainer
National Institute for Whole Health
Institute for Integrative Nutrition
Causes and Organizations
Cradles to Crayons
Open Door Food Pantry
Amirah House Boston
The Jimmy Fund