Every single day I have to practice reiki, it’s truly invaluable to me. I practice on myself and it brings such a sense of calm into my mind and body.”


Q:  How do you find balance in your daily life?

A:   I believe that everyday, everyone strives for balance and how I find balance is at the end of the day I sit down and I write down five things I’m grateful for. When I take that on as a daily practice, I find myself realizing more and more things to be grateful for, and that reflection helps me find my balance.


Q:  What motivates you? Your mission?

A:  My motivation is ensuring that every human being has access to wellbeing, to peace of mind, to the ability to find calm. It’s become my mission to work so that every single person can access these tools of self care!


Q:  Which modality are you more drawn to in the UZIT model?

A:  Essential oils, the practice can be so quick, you don’t even have to think about it, they’re like a constant companion, I always have oils on me. Right now my favorite has to be eucalyptus, it opens up my chest, allows me to breathe, to feel lighter, and I also use thieves daily for its antiviral properties. Oh can’t forget about frankincense! And some filler oils also, I rarely go anywhere without my oils. I also use body awareness meditations daily, and I find myself doing at least one restorative pose a day, most recently I’ve been practicing legs up the wall a lot.


Q:  In what population are you currently using your UZIT skills?

A:  My formal work is primarily with the geriatric population, but I also use UZIT skills with my family. In fact, I use it with my father, I’ve used it to address whatever symptoms of PANIC he may express after his recovery from heart surgery.


Q:  What is your meditation practice?

A:  My daily meditation practice is 20 minutes a day.


Q:  How has your UZIT training changed your life?

A:  The best thing about the UZIT training is that it has made me step outside of myself and look at my life as a whole. It helps you to really understand the impermanence of life. This training has gotten me to look at how I want to leave everyone after I’m gone, I want them to have a huge party, I want the people I love to be happy, and to be prepared for the time when I’m no longer here. I also never used to meditate! Incorporating a daily meditation practice has really cleared my mind, as has my whole exploration with using reiki on others.


Q:  How do you UZIT?

A:  I UZIT to find calm in the chaos, in any situation, even, and especially, outside the workplace. For instance about 2 years ago I was at an event in a park, where I heard a woman screaming from pain. She was already surrounded by experts who were already familiar with her situation and looking to calm her down. She just keeps screaming and it was very noticeable to others in the park.  I wondered to myself how can I support? I ask permission first and apply Reiki. She calms down, and while being supported by the experts, she asks, “who’s hands were that?” In that moment I realized the value of the tools and how they complement others efforts, speeding up the process of recovery.


Q:  How do you live the UZIT modalities in your day- to day life?

A:  Every single day I have to practice reiki, it’s truly invaluable to me. I practice on myself and it brings such a sense of calm into my mind and body. On the mornings where I’m able to give myself reiki it really sets the tone for the day. I also give to others, including members of my family, wherever there’s a need I find a way to fill it.


Q:  Anything else you’d care to share?

A:  I think one of the most special and motivating things for me is hearing the sheer happiness in Donna’s voice when she talks about fulfilling her husbands Stephan’s dying wish. To be caring for the nurses, it is so in line with who I am and what I want to give to the world.