I started my career as a Registered Nurse in 1978. I was placed on a Medical/Surgical Unit. Little did I know that it was mostly Onconlogy. I would never have offered to start on a Unit like that because my first year as a Nurse, there were many patients that died while I was caring for them. At first, yes, it was depressing. However, as time went on, I began to watch the process of dying and it began to wake up a part of my soul that I never knew was there. It began to feel like it was an honor to be at someone’s bedside while they were passing away. I naturally began to feel like I was closer to God, Spirit, or something bigger that none of us can see or touch.
I didn’t know what it was, but it took my breath away, and because it was so peaceful and there was such a beautiful feeling in the room, I always felt like I had been gifted an opportunity that most people never have. To watch and feel someone pass away IS a gift that in our society is not something people talk about or even think about. I find this amazing since it is just as important as birth. It may seem like a strange way to end up starting a website like this, but in fact, it is really perfect.
Because my job was so stressful and yes, depressing, I applied to Law School thinking that I could never stay working full-time as a nurse. After graduating from Law School I worked for 7 years as a Litigator. I represented Doctors that were sued for Malpractice. This involved lots of Discovery, Depositions, and Court Motions in Preparation for Trial in the event that no Settlement could be reached. I found this work rewarding, but it was not feeding the part of me that had deepened while being a nurse. Something had been opened that I could not close, nor did I want it to.
Then, I had two beautiful children who, to this day, are the most important accomplishment and contribution to this world that I have made. I am so grateful every day that they are in my life and I can not imagine it without them.
While my kids were young, I had a friend whose wife was very ill with cancer. In an effort to find some alternative to Western Medicine he came across a book by a man named Alberto Villoldo. Alberto had studied the energetic medicine of the native Americans from Peru, the Q’ero’s. These indigenous people had been living high in the mountains of Ausangante outside of Cusco and were never conquered by the Conquistadors in the 1500’s. Hence, their medicine remained pure and their visions unclouded by the political and religious views of the modern world.
After learning of things that Alberto had done for my friend’s wife, I was fascinated. Hence, I began studying Energetic Medicine according to the traditions of the Q’ero Native Americans. Since then, both my mother and father have passed away. These teachings enabled me to understand their deaths and their transition in a way that I would never have thought possible. It was a Rite of Passage that we in this society are afraid of, but I assure you, it is beautiful and comforting to witness and assist in the crossing over of your loved one.
So, it is confusing, I know. How would it evolve that I would start a website about women over fifty after talking about death. Well, Energetic Medicine is not just about dying. It is about living. And not just living an every day existence. It is about connecting to your purpose in being born. It is about assisting you in finding your passion. It is about finding your Destiny, and not allowing Fate to just carry you along without being awake to the journey you are on. It is about having gratitude and reverence for everything on this planet and all the gifts that there are for us while we are alive.
If that helps you understand, then it will help you understand that as I have healed energetically, I enjoy each day more as I get older. I see so many gifts and I am grateful for so many things I never even noticed before. As a voracious reader, I read: magazines, newspapers, on-line articles, books and you name it. It has become increasingly clearer that our society in the United States is about youth; but the reason for that obsession is the fear about getting older. Young women have no one to look up to as models of an ageing women. Hollywood retires them, magazines ignore them, and there is nothing to celebrate them. Why are we so short-sighted that we don’t see that a human is extremely fortunate to get older? If you are lucky, you WILL get older. The answer is not to run away from it, but to embrace it. To embrace every day that you have the privilege of being alive.
Where are the heroines? Who can we look up to as a role model for embracing
their age and their contribution to their own world and ours? You can look to the pages of my website to find these women. To find the women who younger women will look up to so that ageing will not be something to be afraid of.
Every day that you are alive is another opportunity to create. It is another opportunity to realize your dreams, and your true purpose for living. It is another opportunity to do something you always wished you had done, but never had the chance. In fearing ageing and “old age”, people are not embracing life. Life, beauty, and fashion have always been my passion. I feel like I am being called to awaken every woman to the realization that she is full of wondrous beauty every day she is alive. It is hard, I know personally, but the media must be ignored. We must start our own movement to embrace every age and to create beauty whether one is 10 or 90.
My mission: To help every woman feel her inner and outer beauty no matter what age. To help every woman shine until the moment she takes her last breath.