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About Leslie

After a series of life-altering experiences spanning 10 years, I chose to turn my back to the darkness that seemed to follow me and take a path to the Light. I’ve studied different energy healing modalities and am now a certified Reiki Master, ThetaHealer® and Certified Zentangle Teacher®. 

I truly believe that we create our own reality, as well as blocks that keep us from achieving our dreams. My research and experiences have taught me many things and I hope sharing that knowledge will inspire others embrace their unique qualities and become comfortable in their own skin.

Every day I hope I can make a difference in someone's life, be it through energy work, art, writing or even just a smile at the supermarket. 

I've had some wonderful people who helped me through the darkest days and am eternally grateful. I plan to spend the rest of my time here paying that kindness forward. For I truly don't know where I'd be now without it.

So...How the hell did you get here?!?

 

My path in life has not been an easy one. I've battled anxiety, depression, loss and the substance abuse that often goes hand in hand with them.

 

Born empathic, I’ve spent most of my life searching for a place where I fit in. I didn’t understand what I was feeling and withdrawing into myself was the only way I could keep the fluctuating emotions under control. I've spent

a lifetime feeling like an outsider; Like I didn't belong anywhere. I knew I was different and prefered to spend time alone reading and I read. A lot.

 

My subjects covered a wide spectrum of psychological and metaphysical topics;witchcraft, magick, mediumship, spirits, abnormal psychology, personality disorders and true crime; to name a few favorites. I loved to read about what makes people "tick", both light and dark, because for the life of me, I couldn't seem to figure it out by interacting with them.

 

Since a very young age, I've had a fascination with what happens to us, physically, mentally and spiritually, when we die. For years I studied these things and thought that I just had a twisted, morbid fascination with death. But as it turned out, I was just preparing myself.

 

In November of 2006, my older brother passed away very unexpectedly from a heart attack at age 41. He was my only sibling and my world was immediately turned upside-down. He was the person who was supposed to be by my side for the rest of my life and he was gone. What the hell was I supposed to do now?

 

My dad was diabetic for as long as I could remember, had high blood pressure, thyroid problems, prostate and bladder cancer - twice and survived a fall that broke his neck in 2 places that the doctors said should have paralyzed him. I thought he was indestructable. But in August of 2012, he too died from a sudden heart attack.

 

Mom was next in March of 2014. She and I spent the last year of her life trying to beat her esophageal cancer. She had finished her chemotherapy and radiation treatment. But when we went in for her follow up they discovered that there was a fistula in her espohagus. She was aspirating her saliva and what little she was eating/drinking, which turned into pneumonia. After 3 weeks of ups and downs in the hospital, she lost her fight. I was blessed to be by her side.

 

While Mom was going through treatment, I started looking into healing modalities that might be able to bring her any comfort. That was when I discovered Reiki.

 

Sadly, I was unable to learn Reiki before my Mom passed, but I have made it my life's work since to learn all I can to help people that could benefit from my experiences, good and bad. If I can make someone's hard time, just a little easier, then it's been a good day.