I have always marched to my own beat, specializing in the arts and insanely intrigued by human nature and universal nature. Growing up I always found myself seeking out truth wherever it resonated. I trained myself to tune into intuition, and aimed to stay true to that voice. I have always intended to be a force for good however it may manifest, rarely following a straight line – anywhere.
A few years after my second child was born she became ill and was hospitalized with a life-threatening illness. That week, I unintentionally earned my badge in parenting. I was terrified.
Eventually the doctors were able to figure out what was wrong, and they saved her life. She had somehow contracted an antibiotic resistant strand of bacteria called MRSA and it had invaded her lymph nodes.
A relatively quick surgery with large doses of IV antibiotics and she eventually healed up. The doctors could not, however, tell me anything about how to prevent the same thing from happening again - and of course it did - so I took matters into my own hands.
This was my first deep dive into holistic healing and the power of our body, mind and spirit to heal itself. We have never seen the likes of MRSA again; my daughter is living her life as if it all never happened.
Fast forward a few years and I began having some issues with my heart. I had been going through some stressful times and working through some personal things. One night, out of the blue, my heart started pounding out of my chest, I was sure I was having a heart attack. Luckily, after 20 minutes, my heart returned to normal, but we weren’t able to pinpoint what caused the episode.
About one month later, it happened again. This time the EMT’s we were able to get a reading on a monitor; my heart rate was 250bpm. I was diagnosed with a heart arrhythmia condition called SVT. Luckily, SVT is not life threatening and treatable with medication or surgery, but these events are incredibly scary when they occur. I have had it my whole life, but it just decided to show up for me now.
I took this as a message from my heart and soul - literally - and I dove back in to holistic health and energy work. I realized that while the medication and surgery would help, my body was asking for help. More healing, more research, more training, more experimenting, more meditating, more breathing... and here I am.
No one likes to feel trapped in their body, stuck in patterns that don't serve them, anxious, stressed, sick or dragged down by low energy. Our body, mind, and spirit need to be treated exactly that way - as a body, a mind, and a spirit. Energy work, lifestyle changes, dietary adjustments and simple meditation techniques can create shifts that move mountains in your life and in yourself. Sometimes you need a medical doctor, sometimes you need a social worker, sometimes…you need a more holistic approach.
I am here to be of assistance to you in finding your clarity, removing your blocks, healing your body and help you trust your intuition. You have all that you need to heal inside and out.
With love, Liza
I have lived in many different places around the United States and traveled quite extensively around Europe and the Middle East. Currently I am a mother of two, Holistic Health Coach, Reiki practitioner and artist living in Natick, MA. In 1997 I graduated from Skidmore College with a BS in Art Education. After graduating I moved to Austin, TX and worked as a production potter and then onto Amelia Island, FL where I worked professionally as a mural artist, faux finisher and furniture painter. I moved to Boston in 2004 and was an art teacher for Boston Public Schools before having children and completing my Reiki Master training in 2012. In 2012 I co-founded and co-owned Palettes paint and wine studio in downtown Natick, which was sold to the new owners in June of this year. In 2015 I turned my energy back to health and wellness and completed my certificate in Holistic Health Coaching from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.