Hey! I'm Emily...
When I was 20 years old my dad died of brain cancer at the age of 47.
He would often say, when asked what he wanted for his birthday, "peace of mind" as if it was something "out there" that I could just pick up at the mall.
I spent a lot of time looking outside of myself for that peace.
The night before his emergency brain surgery we had a talk that changed me forever.
As I sat rocking in the chair on my Aunt's porch crying (who ironically was just diagnosed with stage 4 brain cancer this summer) my dad looked at me and said "You're afraid I'm going to die tomorrow, aren't you."
And we got to have a real talk in case he didn't survive his surgery. That blessing was never lost on me. I know so many don't have that chance.
He lived for a year and a half, but was not really the same after having a chunk of his frontal lobe removed.
My dad and I were really tight, and it was not an easy time in my life.
I proceeded to stuff my grief away and focus on school, and a whole lot of partying. All of which would catch up with me...
Years later I found myself overwhelmed in a job I didn't love, a marriage to a wonderful man who I was fortunate to spend 12 years of my life with. The problem was I lost connection with my true self and my body started to erupt.
The problem was - I didn't love myself and I was making poor decisions and I knew I needed make some changes.
I stepped into a hot yoga room in 2010, and that's when everything started turning around for me and my fascination with the mind body connection began.
In 2012 I quit grad school and enrolled in my first yoga teacher training and started a meditation practice.
This cultivation of mindfulness that resulted through my practice and diligent study changed EVERYTHING for me.
I reached a point where I had to go it alone to sort through my inner workings to heal.
Back then I didn't have the tools to communicate what was happening inside of me, because I was so cut off from myself, so I cut and run from my marriage. (classic abandonment wound manifestation). After taking a course called Tending the Ancestral Wounds in 2021 a whole new understanding of healing opened up for me.
Divorce has taken me years to process. It has taken me deeper into my self and my wounds than I knew was possible.
All has been grist for the mill.
I finally arrived back at the KNOWING that peace of mind isn't anywhere out there, but is within us.
It is a deep calling in me to help you remember this too.
I want to collapse time for you, so it doesn't take you 10 years of study and process and internal struggle like it took me.
WHAT MAKES WORKING WITH ME DIFFERENT?
I weave a unique web of experience together in my work.
I spent over a decade as map making geographer, so I am a bridge builder. I see patterns and interconnectedness naturally.
I understand working with complex systems and multiple layers of datasets.
And I've spent over a decade working in the healing arts (working with humans, who, like a map, are also complex systems comprised of multiple layers. (READ MORE ABOUT THAT HERE)
Through my work in massage therapy, yoga, meditation, coaching and daily practice + business with doterra essential oils I have developed a sixth sense for understanding human energetics and emotional patterns.
I share a simple and diverse set of tools and teachings for guiding you into next level mastery of your own life, so you can truly live in a way that feels light, free and meaningful while you are here.
Peaceful, intentional and self-respecting becomes the baseline state of your being.
Creating this container feels so natural and timely and I'm so excited to support your journey back home to your calm and centered Self.