THE STORY: I’m a small-town girl from Ohio. I received my bachelor’s from Ohio State University and my master’s in Oriental Medicine from East West College of Natural Medicine in Sarasota, Florida. I said a prayer at 29 that I would know my calling by age 30. God actually showed me in a dream, waking me up and having me bring the phone book back to my bed and opening it up to acupuncture schools one week before my 30th birthday! Terrified of needles, it took Him a year to convince me. I began to work more with the brain when I moved to the Atlanta area in 2008.
WHY I CHOSE TO LIVE IN COBB:
I love living in Cobb County because I get that hometown feel. If I need a big city fix, Atlanta is only 30 minutes away. I have an 8 year old, so schools are a big deal for me. We have some of the best schools in the state right here. For my practice, Smyrna is right off the highway, so it’s easily accessible. I opened The Tree of Life Healing Center in 2012 and wouldn’t want to be anywhere else.
WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT YOUR JOB?
My favorite phrase is, “You can’t make this stuff up!” They walk out in less pain, with less stress in their bodies, and smiles on their relaxed faces. In the last 16 years of practice, I’ve witnessed miracles right on my table. I love coming to work every day! I’m an acupuncturist and also work with the brain, a no-needle system based on neuroscience, called Neurolink. Your brain is your best doctor, as it has recorded everything that has ever happened to you. Using this hands-on approach, I ask the brain where the disconnects are — like an electrician checking the fuse box of your house — and turn the light switches back on. This allows the body to heal itself. I have a multi-disciplinary practice with others who have the same vision.
LEISURE TIME: My 8-year-old son keeps me busy in my downtime. He plays baseball for Smyrna Little League, so that’s a large part of our life in fall and spring. I don’t know much about gardening, but I have 13 flower beds around my house that I have a great time trying to attract the butterflies and hummingbirds with when the weather is warm. I also am a seminar junkie; my passion is learning new tools for my tool box to help my patients.
BEST ADVICE: My best advice is that our bodies are like vehicles, except we can’t trade them in. They need to be serviced regularly with clean water, food and air, and tuned up with exercise, good sleep, laughter and joy. Massage, yoga, acupuncture, and chiropractic care are just a few ways to keep balanced. Remember, the body is designed to heal if you give it what it needs.
WHAT’S NEXT? My “why” for doing what I do? I want to help heal the world and can only help so many people a day with my two hands. A revolutionary homeopathic, transdermal HGH gel has come across my path that is going to help me reach thousands. It has changed my life for the better and my patients love it. I’m also in the formulation process of two products a colleague and I are creating that will hopefully be available soon. I enjoy assisting at the Neurolink seminars when they come to Atlanta, and I will spend time traveling and lecturing in the coming year regarding hormones and the effects they have on the brain and body. Currently, I’m working on my certificate in Medical Neuroscience from Duke University. Loving what I do allows me to stand in gratitude every day. Life is Good!
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