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Helping You to Awaken Your Own Healing Power   -My Story- 

It all started when I read a quote, it was so simple yet it hit me so profoundly and changed my life forever. That quote read…. 


Life is short, everyone deserves to be happy. 


My eyes immediately filled with tears and body felt heavy and weighed down with an overwhelming sense of sadness. 


I was the third generation of wives (from my husbands side) receiving daily acts of verbal, explosive violence that occasionally also ended with broken furniture, holes in the walls or reckless driving. 


This type of behavior is as common to his family as the cold. I was in counseling at the time and there was one session in particular that change my life forever.  I learned 


about the role modeling I was passing down to my children and what kind of impact it was currently having on their life, and what they would carry onto their future mate. 


Tears came rushing to my eyes again and I made the decision right then to remove myself and my children from this relationship. I told him he needed to move out by the weekend, when asked why I said it was because we were fucked up role models. 


I was in this relationship for two decades and now I’m feeling powerless, hiding bouts of depression from children and the community and definitely not believing in love.


I was scared, scarred, suffered from ptsd, looked at my children and knew they were suffering as well from witnessing and being on the receiving end of the constant

mind fuck, violent abuse.  


Where do I begin and where am I going to get the strength to make the changes I know my kids and I deserve. 


I was constantly told to “love yourself,”and “give yourself some self love.” I had no idea what that meant. Raising children is so selfless, I gave them all my love, attention and all that I had to provide a home with as much normalcy as possible. 

So, here I am in this place, this place of feeling alone, Point A needing to go to Point B discovering what self love is. 


Over time I realized my journey was to not only know what self love was, but to help guide you back to your power and connection with yourself. 


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And see you on, in or by the water! 

Vicki Patterson paddle boarding

How To Heal

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Empowering you with tools to inspire balance on your journey of self-love, self care and self discovery.

There isn't a one-size-fits-all cure for healing.

Together we will explore available tools for your healing. It will be your personal preference as to what you resonates with you. 

Healing can happen once you set your mind to what it is you want, you can then begin your journey. 

Tool #1 Journal

The most powerful tool is to rewrite your narrative. 


What this does is rewire your brain for happiness.


A simple daily gratefulness practice can have a profound effect on your happiness and sense of well-being. It helps to move through lives up and downs with more grace and ease.

Positive Reflection Meditation

Sit in stillness with awareness

Inhale deep breathes with the intention of cleansing, revitalising air

Take note of all that is good at this moment

Be in touch with the here and now

Awaken To Your Senses

Pause and reflect on all that as well feeling gratitude for simple joys, people, surroundings and nature.


Everyday list 3 to 5 things you are grateful for. 


“The world has to change. But I too have to change.”

David Byrne


Tool #2 Meditate

Want to learn how to manage stress and have less anxiety? 

How about increase your self awareness and reduce negative thoughts? 

How does increasing your imagination and creativity sound? 

Want more patience and tolerance? 


All it takes is 15 minutes a day 

🧘🏻‍♀️Sit or lie somewhere comfortable. 

Gently close your eyes and take the deepest breath in you've taken all day. Let it out with a sigh! As you focus on your breath notice your body becoming light as a feather, yet grounded in the Earth. You are the strength of the Earth, the beauty and the wisdom. Trust your inner guidance to lead you on your journey. 



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