I was sick before I was born.
By the time I was ten I was so over-medicated for severe asthma and allergies - and correspondingly out of sorts - that the state of New York declared me handicapped.
It took me until I was 29 and a near fatal fall on my head to recognize that most of my childhood illnesses were caused by my sensitivity to stress, other people, places and energy. At the time, none of my family members recognized my vast emotional landscape, my empathic understanding of people and the world around me, and the fact that I got sick whenever anyone around me was stressed. My parents spent all their energy on my physical health leaving little left over for my emotional well-being.
After graduating with a BA in Psychology, I became a Social Worker. I was good at what I did, but found myself burnt out several times. Seven years into my career, I discovered that I was suffering from vicarious trauma and began my search for something else. I didn’t know what I was searching for, but I knew it was something bigger than me.
At this point in my story, the air could kill me (asthma), my food could kill me (peanuts - one of my many allergies) and then I got the fabulous news that if I turned my head the wrong way I could die. Needless to say that fall sped up my search, and it was then that I was introduced to a new path.
Dealing with 3 deadly diagnoses was stressful to say the least. But it was this crisis that led me to a community of seekers, healers, and psychic mediums.
At first I was afraid of the unknown. My Catholic roots created a lot of guilt and resistance to the new scene. But it was through this community that I was able to normalize some of the things I was discovering about myself. My inner voice started to get a little louder; I listened to it. I found a mentor and I began to see the strength in my sensitivity.
After a few years of studying the intuitive arts, my lifelong, chronic sickness began to melt away.
I opened my doors for business as a psychic medium in January 2010 and officially “retired” from Social Work in July 2011.
I am proud and grateful for the business I’ve been able to create as a psychic medium; I’ve been featured in many publications and named one of New York’s Top Psychics by Time Out New York.
Now, 15 years into my career, I find myself expanding again. I just can’t stay small -- even if I’m under five feet tall! Time to grow. Until recently, no one, not even my friends or partners were able to see my work. Each reading was private. Not anymore! I feel pulled to broaden my practice, making it accessible to more people. Our world needs a whole lot of healing in this moment.
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