Hi there! I’m so glad you’re here!
I’m Olwen (pronounced All-wen) and I use the pronouns she/her.
I believe that:
learning never ends.
integrity is everything.
joy and creativity are necessities.
I connect with the Earth. I connect with Spirit. Not in a performative way for you, but rather in practical and sustainable ways for myself. And I make plenty of mistakes while I’m doing it because I’m human.
But I always know that I’ll find something to laugh about while I’m striving to do better!
I share what I learn along the way in case it inspires someone else on their own journey. Let my mistakes smooth out the bumps in your road.
The most important thing I can tell you is that I live what I teach, and practice what I preach.
I can’t do it any other way.
I’m well versed in being a fierce mama bear who won’t let you get in my way, especially when it comes to my kiddo, fur babies and partner. And there are still plenty of ways I continue to practice flexing my bravery muscles.
I’m often reminded that I’m a work in progress and whole all at the same time.
So are you.
No matter what’s going on in your life, how you identify, your abilities, your age, or who you strive to be... you are enough.
More than enough.
I’m a big fan of clear communication, freedom of choice and taking responsibility for yourself. I’m not a fan of bullshit.
I’m a healer, intuitive energy practitioner and a woman with many interests. I have a desire to connect in meaningful ways with people who also love to learn.
I’ve dealt with the aftermath of choices I’ve made like quitting a corporate job where I was great at, but hated. And ones I haven’t chosen like the stress of living with rheumatoid arthritis, an autoimmune disease.
There have also been other, less dramatic, transitions that have brought challenges that made me have to figure out what my next steps would be. Each time I've survived and learned something along the way.
I know I’ll never stop searching for answers that work best for me. My healing journey is never ending and I’m excited by what deeper truths I’ll uncover.
I’m happiest when I encourage people to do the same for themselves while also nurturing a more joyful life.
If credentials make you happy, you should know that after university I worked as a paralegal, a corporate analyst and trainer as well as a program manager. My health motivated me to become a Holistic Nutritionist, Yoga Teacher, and a Certified Curvy Yoga Teacher. Then I got into even more energy work and became a Usui Reiki Master, Medical Reiki™Master, Earth Medicine practitioner and I’m a level 1 practitioner of Spring Forest Qigong. I also work as an ESL Teacher. I did mention that I like learning, right?
What does this mean for you?
You benefit from my unique experiences and skills to help you find what works best for you.
If you want to be an active participant in your life and in your well-being, then we’ll get along fine!
Some random Facts about me…
Sandals and cardigan season (a.k.a. autumn) is my favourite time of year.
I equate the smell of sautéd garlic and onions to love.
I wish the town of Three Pines in the Louise Penny’s Inspector Gamache books was real so that I could visit my friends.
I’ve only lived four years of my life without at least one cat in the house. They were the worst years of my life.
Store bought cookies is the most effort I’m willing to give to any potluck.
Here’s What you can do next...
Head over to my blog to learn:
Why I won’t be teaching yoga again.
Some self-care tips.
What I experienced in Iceland.
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