My Story

As both a Human Being and as a Doctor of Energy Medicine, I am committed to always be learning, sharing, healing and growing.  Most importantly, I can say with profound confidence that I have and will continue to do my “human being” work honestly.  In that, I truly know who I want to be and love who I am!  All that I desire, on your behalf,  is for you to truly know who you are and to love yourself unconditionally. Iknow, that may sound tough, even impossible – I was there once, too.  However, I am here to guide you – it is both my honour and my purpose to be in-service.

Please, allow me to share my story with you so that you know that you are not alone…

I grew up in small town Ontario, just a couple of hours east of Toronto, ON Canada.  From the time I was a little girl I knew that I wanted to be a teacher.   The desire was so intense that my only thought upon graduating high school was to get my teaching certificate ~ as a matter of fact, to ensure that was a possibility for me, in 1990, I left my hometown (population of 1800 people, just outside of Belleville, Ontario), my family and my high school sweetheart to move to Toronto, to live with my Grandparents, so that I could go to high school where they had semester system and a co-op program that would give me teaching experience.  Never in my life, to that point, was there any plan other than being a Teacher… well, that was not to be so, it seemed.

Fast forward to 2003, my life was nothing like I had planned ~ I was definitely off course.  I was in my 30’s, I was divorced, I was unable to have children of my own and I was an Executive in the Packaged Goods Industry – not a Teacher at all!  Mostly, I was MISERABLE. So miserable, that I thought that I was very ill. After seeing multiple types of doctors, from my GP to Oncologists, I was sent to a Psychiatrist who decided in one 30 minute consultation that I was clinically depressed (I already knew that! I was diagnosed in 1996) and would require medication for the rest of my life.

After a while on the meds, I knew that I was not myself AND nothing had really changed, I had experienced all of this before.  I was so tired, so frustrated – I felt so lost and alone.  Nothing I was doing was working.  Each day was just getting more and more difficult to survive. The rage, depression and anxiety were completely overwhelming every aspect of my world.  I hated myself and my life. Even worse, there seemed to be nowhere to turn at that time… so, it was here where my journey to Self-Awareness began.

It all really started to take off for me in 2006, with what felt like the longest but also the most invigorating 15 months of my life.

First, I discovered Yoga and the empowered sense of being alive that I experienced, both while on my mat and for days afterward. [I am now a Regesitered Yoga Teacher, YTT500]

That led to a Meditation practice, where I learned to recognize my True Self in each and every breath.  [I not only have a Masters in Metaphysical Science specializing in Meditiation and Bioenegetic Therapy; as well as a daily personal meditation practice as well as profesional meditation practice focused on channeling]

Then I re-discovered Reiki, this time as my very own personal source of healing. [I am a certified Reiki Shinpindin (Master Teacher) in Usui Teate, Holy Fire Reiki and Kuruna Reiki]

Each of these life-altering discoveries led me to realize that “suddenly” my life no longer seemed like toiling, purposeless effort. In that moment, these activities had allowed me to make small and simple changes to my lifestyle – that only months before seemed impossible. Things like being aware of both my thoughts and my feelings –  to be able to recognize both the fiery rage within me and the negative blaming patterns, the guilt and the shame. Things, like being able to actually change my beliefs about myself – about who I was and about who I really wanted to be; like finding forgiveness for both myself and others and most especially about discovering the power of gratitude.

In 2006, as though it were like magic, the CRAP (people, places, things, scenes, scenarios and situations) in my life that was no longer serving me just began to fall away. Things that, in the past, I had not had the courage to take action in moving through or forward in, literally exploded; like my horrible cohabitating relationship that ended (violently) and in “leaving” my corporate job (which felt pretty terrifying too).  I was finally able to look into the mirror and smile at myself.  After a while, plus some learning and some healing, I truly understood Self-Love and I was no longer raging on the inside.  It was a new beginning for me. The beginning of not only my own Self-Awareness without judgement, but for the first time in decades, I felt like I was on my True Path!

I bought a house in Brooklin ON in 2007 and moved to what is now my beloved community ~ the Durham Region. That same year, I “manifested” Fred, the man of my dreams, into my life and I began the process of re-educating myself through various certificates and degree programs in the holistic arts – Yoga Teacher Training Reiki Master Teacher, Talk Therapy, Djuny Method of Psychic surgery and BEAM Therapy; all of which have moved me, small step by small step, towards the woman I want to be ~ abundant, peaceful, purposeful, balanced, passionate, productive, kind, compassionate, patient, in-service and in integrity.

2010 ushered in the dream – I opened the doors to a 6200 square foot Wellness Community, Day Spa & Event Centre called Tranquil Garden in Oshawa, ON Canada.  It was here, over the next 5 years, that I developed a passion for helping holistic practitioners (specifically women entrepreneurs) build a solid foundation through Self-Awareness.  During this time, I lmade a ton of mistakes that gifted me many very valuable lessons that I now share with others.

In the spring of 2015, I was gifted with both the time and the opportunity to pursuit my life long learning dream of attaining my Doctorate in Energy Medicine & Metaphysical Sciences from the University of Toronto’s Emanuelle College and my Ph.D in Metaphysical Counseling from the Univerity of Sedona.  I look forward to sharing my learning’s in Conscious Spiritual Realization, Metaphysical Principals, Transcendent Awareness and the Psychology of Consciousness with my students.

Today, I am a Metaphysician in the field of Energy Psychology ~ I am in service as a Teacher, a Spiritual Guide and a Mentor. I am passionate and dedicated to Educating Individuals & their Familes to Empower themselves to Evolve through Self-Awareness without Judgement.  I am an Empowerment Coach who holds a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Psychology, a Bachelor of Metaphysical Science (B.Msc), received my Bachelor of Education (B.Ed), have my Masters in Metaphysics and am certified in Talk Therapy.  I am an Energy Worker certified both as a Usui Reiki Shinpinden® (Master Teacher) and as a BioEnergetic Therapist practicing BETR™ therapy (Bioenergetic Emotional Trauma Release). I am registered as an Ordained Minister through the International Metaphysical Ministry out of the University of Sedona.  As a registered Natural Health Practitioner in Canada it is very likely that my services are covered by your extended benefits plan.  I am passionate about teaching Self Awareness & Spiritual Connection through on-going personal & business development programming. My platform is a well-being movement called The Self Care Evolution where I am a Workshop Facilitator, a Speaker and the Author of the forth coming book titled “4 Levels of Self Awareness ~ a Guide to an Empowered Life”.

I still live in the Durham Region, with my awesome love partner, Fred, in our “dream” home on Lake Scugog in Port Perry, Ontario.  In 2019, we said goodbye to our fur baby’s, Gordon & Kandis, so I began to volunteer as the Home Visit Coordinator for Homeward Bound Rescue and occasionally even foster bulldogs as needed. In May of 2020, we welcomed two new additions to the family – french bulldogs named Freya & Angus – who are training to become Emotional Therapy Dogs.  My every day begins and ends with a Reiki Self-treatment, meditation and chakra balancing. Yoga continues to keep me grounded; Teaching fills me so full and I love to study, to read and to write; I shut my brain off with action movies in our cozy home theatre and my weaknesses include Fred’s laughter and hot from the oven chocolate chip cookies – they both make me melt inside!

Like I said, it took me a few years to figure out my True Path and yes,  I have strayed several times however, this I know to be truth – with Self Awareness without Judgement there is great freedom and joy! Most importantly, I can honestly say that I truly know who I want to be, I am her most of the time and I deeply love who I am!  I am following my True Path – personally and professionally.  All that I desire, on your behalf,  is for you to KNOW your True Path as well.  I really am here to guide you!  Are you ready to get started?

Blessings xo

~ Traci