Michelle enjoys living with her family, 2 dogs and cat in the beautiful, sunny Okanagan in British Columbia, Canada. Growing up in a small town in Alberta, it was exciting to move to Kelowna 7 years ago to enjoy the longer spring and summer seasons and milder winters!
Michelle and her family have always been active playing sports, which teaches life-long skills and creates lasting friendships. Michelle played competitive sports most of her life including ringette, slo-pitch, volleyball and fastball. She also has a crafty side which includes painting, scrapbooking, cross-stitch and glass etching.
Michelle is also an empath and has always felt a connection to the spiritual world. Like so many others, she hid her spiritual side fearing judgement from others. Michelle only discussed her “interests” with a few close friends and family and select friends in her corporate life.
Michelle’s 25-year corporate career spanned both private and public industry primarily in the budgeting and financial reporting fields and then in municipal government as a Corporate Planner. After moving to Kelowna, Michelle transitioned her career to municipal government software training and implementation.
Having a strong work ethic, Michelle was a high performer and an all-or-nothing perfectionist which took its toll with heavy workloads, long hours and work travel. Slowly draining her body and mental health, Michelle then experienced an unnerving rapid decline in her memory and capacity to retain information in only a few short months.
With the assistance of neurofeedback technology, it was uncovered that Michelle’s left-brain and frontal cortex activity were in “severe overdrive” resulting in scrambled thoughts and logic, difficulties with decision-making and significant short and long-term memory loss. It was also revealed that her right-brain activities were essentially “dormant”, blocking her creative and intuitive abilities. When you hear trained professionals say “I’m not sure how you’re functioning right now”, while you’re still working, it was a severe wakeup call. Michelle made the prompt decision to retire at the end of October in 2016.
Retirement turned out to be the BEST DECISION EVER!! It truly was divine intervention…Thankfully, Michelle listened to her body saying that her life needed to change FAST.
Through many ups and downs in her personal and working lives, Michelle's spiritual path also experienced bumps and detours along the way. Each twist and turn of life exposed different lessons that her soul needed to learn. As difficult as some of the experiences were at the time, Michelle learned that these experiences didn't have to define her or derail her spiritual journey. Through different healing modalities and spiritual teachings and practices, Michelle learned how to embrace the experiences as opportunities for learning forgiveness of self and others, compassion and unconditional love. It became evident to her that there is always a higher purpose and lesson for everything that happens to our souls in our current lifetime.
The healing modalities that assisted Michelle in her own healing journey were so impactful that she obtained certifications in those areas becoming a Reiki Master, a Tuning Forks practitioner, a Dream Coach and an Akashic Records practitioner. Michelle found additional guidance and healing through working with pendulums, crystals, oracle cards, singing bowls, drums, fairies, angels and spirit guides.
Michelle calls this collection of healing gifts her spiritual toolkit. Michelle works closely with her divine spiritual team to learn new healing modalities, expanding her spiritual toolkit. This Fall, Michelle is excited to also become certified in the Linking Awareness© method of heart-based communication and healing between sentient beings.
It was only a matter of time until Michelle was ready to share her healing gifts with others and that nudge came suddenly from her divine team. She was intuitively inspired and directed to create Energetic Embrace™ which perfectly captures Michelle’s genuine nature and ability to lovingly give your soul an energetic hug.
Whether you are searching for the meaning and healing of patterns and behaviours, ailments or blocks or need healing and alignment of your energy/chi in your body and auric field, your healing is in safe hands with Michelle. She has a natural, calming demeanour that puts her clients at ease. In her practice, Michelle holds and creates a safe and sacred space to support your unique soul journey.