I'm Angelic, a Holistic Health Practitioner with a focus on mindfulness practice. I'm also a writer, a traveler and an expat wife, meaning that I moved away from my home country for love (my hubby's British) I created this space for all who wish to learn more about mindfulness, holistic life and mental wellness. I'm super passionate on these topics and I want to share my wisdom with the world! I love connecting with people from all over the globe and I feel that we learn, grow and empower ourselves, and others, more by opening up to different cultures, experiences and diversity.
My journey to holistic therapy and mindfulness began when I was diagnosed with a rare auto immune disease called, Dermatomyositis, at the ripe old age of 31. It's a disease that attacks my muscles enzymes, leaving me completely weak and unable to move and walk. The pain is constant, 24/7, from head to toe and the treatment of chemo and steroids had me in and out of the hospital every week. Thankfully, I eventually acquired full remission a few years after my diagnosis and I was able to get out of my wheelchair and start to regain my strength and life as I knew it. It wasn't easy and I count my blessings everyday. Rising up from this horrible disease only confirmed my desire to seek a more organic way of life and lead me to wanting to help others do the same.
I decided to receive my license as a Holistic Health Practitioner and graduated 2005, from the Natural Healing Institute of Naturopathy in Encinitas, California. There I continued my certification in a variety of holistic therapy including massage, craniosacral therapy, nutrition and herbal counseling.
After meeting my British husband, and relocating to the UK just over a decade ago, I was guided to yet another calling through my experiences of being an expat wife. Not long after our transition, I started to experience feelings and emotions that I didn't quite expect. I struggled with things like shame for suddenly being financially co-dependent on my husband, guilt for leaving my parents and family, loneliness as it was hard to make friends in my new home town, and more shame and guilt around for having too much time on my hands and feeling without a purpose. It all came crashing down on me, which of course affected my relationship with my husband (not good!) So I searched for some outside guidance and worked with a life coach, which was all new to me. I thoroughly enjoyed the connection and process, I felt safe and most importantly, understood. It wasn't until a few years later that I decided to do the same and focus my coaching business on the expat community. I wanted to help other expat partners to overcome their emotional and mental struggles after relocation, because let's face it, it's not always easy to move through these kinds of challenges on your own. It's comforting to have someone at your side who truly gets you and your new living situation. So I launched "A Mindful Journey to Freedom" in 2015, and what a journey it's been!