The time has actually come, and I am sad yet excited to leave Portland Oregon and begin a new life, career and adventures in beautiful Northern California. I began my private practice, True Bliss in 2011. It was a wonderful experience working with all types of body ailments, and pains, helping the community feel better in their bodies.
I am a stage 4 cancer survivor. I had to close down my practice for a short time in 2015-2016 to go through rigorous treatments and regain strength again. After coming back to massage therapy in april 2016, I was only able to do half the amount of massages I was use to doing. I just didn’t have the energy and stamina I once had.
This prompted me to go back to school and finish my undergrad, which I finished up in 2017 at Marylhurst University. A BA in interdisciplinary studies with a focus on the business around Integrative healthcare. A year later I began studying to be a Integrative wellness coach, through Duke University online. I graduate with that certificate in a few weeks! December 17, 2018.
As I still love practicing as a LMT, and I transferred my license to the state of California, I am looking for other, more sustainable ways to impact peoples lives in a positive way without a ton of physical labor involved. I see massage therapy always being a part of my life to some degree, however I am looking to expand my practice down in California in the realms of wellness and lifestyle coaching, teaching yoga classes, workshops and retreats.
Life is full of surprises. I honestly never thought I’d make it this far. I’ve worked hard to get here, and it was worth all the sweat, tears and trudging through the unknown. Stumbling my way through a random illness I never saw coming, and fighting my way back, rebuilding a new life full of love, hope and possibility.
I want to thank you all for making True Bliss a success! I could not have done it with out all of you. I will miss my students and clients here in Portland. I met some truly fantastic individuals over the last 9 years. I hope you all continue to get regular massages, practice yoga on the regular and continue to take care.
Health is Wealth! I look forward to seeing you all again in possible future Yoga Retreats I hope to facilitate in the beautiful Pacific NW.
Please stay connected with me via this webpage, blog, quarterly newsletters and social media. I will Miss you all! Thank you for making my life here in Portland a great joy and grand adventure!