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Me and my best friend Michelle

Me and my best friend Michelle

"Be the change you want to see in the world."  ~Mahatma Gandhi

This is the reason for my blog.  I want to see a more positive world.  I want an environment that is truly safe for self-expression.  And one where there is a marriage of Eastern and Western medicine.  I want to be a part of the transformation that is taking place on this planet right now, so I started a blog.

I'll fill you in on who I am and what made me ME---chronologically speaking.  The rest of the blog is dedicated to what I have learned and my experiences as a healer.  I'll get you right up to speed.  You won't even miss a beat.

So here goes...I'm a middle child (of six kids) with a twin.  Yes, your calculations are correct-- I shared the middle child slot with my sister Sara.  This basically rendered anything I said growing up as obsolete.  This is why I have so much to say.

Being raised in a small town was great.  We always felt safe and secure and played a lot of sports and hung outside all day.  Life was easy.

After leaving my little hometown I ventured to Syracuse University, where I discovered I was anonymous!  How great!  I could just be me.  Not Amy who is a sister of so and so.  I could find myself.  And I did.  I met my best friend Michelle who has a personality that screams, "I am fun!" She also, by the way, is an only child and was very aware of who she was and I was not---something I admired in her.  We helped each other grow immeasurably.

Approaching graduation,  I realized I needed to grow up, get a job and start grad school.  I couldn't afford another school, so I joined the NYC Teaching Fellows program.  What an experience!  Thank God I was 22 years old at the time.  I have no idea how I had the energy to do what I did every day.  I saw and heard things no one should ever see or hear.  I saw a corrupt school system, students being overlooked, and children fighting for their life.  I saw adults being children and children being adults.  I'll never forget those kids or my experiences.  The one thing that kept me safe in those schools was the unconditional love I had for the students.  Each child had something about them that I could love--and that is all they truly wanted-- to be loved.

Several years after teaching the poorest kids in the city, I got a glimpse of what it is like to be one of the richest kids in the city.  I became a full-time tutor for a beautiful family.  This gave me an interesting perspective on raising children and what it is like to "have it all."  It's a wonderful experience to feel so loved by another family- to feel like your own family has just doubled.

Working for that family provided the right circumstances to venture into the world of energy medicine.  I decided to take the leap and find out why I felt like my hands could heal.  I decided to become (drum roll please...) a Reiki Master.  Actually, it's not that serious.  It's just funny to me to be called a master at anything.  I did however find my love.  I found my purpose.  I found I could help people beyond my wildest dreams--and that is not an exaggeration.  I have seen and felt things I never knew a person could.  I am astounded that this field is not yet mainstream.  I have made it my goal to bring this form of healing to the general public.  I fully believe in the marriage of Eastern and Western medicine, and I'm not the only one. Just ask Dr. Oz, Dr. Bruce Lipton, Caroline Myss, Wayne Dyer, Donna Eden, and many others.

       This is my son at the beach in New Jersey

       This is my son at the beach in New Jersey

I decided to go to massage school in Florida and get my license as a massage therapist fully knowing that I would never be a massage therapist! I needed that license to be an energy healer.  Recently, I moved to Colorado and had a baby with my partner!  My son is almost 2 and half now and I just completed my first study of the Effects of Energy Work On People With Parkinson's. Everyday I wake up excited for what is to come. I promise to share my knowledge and happiness with you.


Now let's get started!