Since I was a little girl I have always wanted to make a difference in the world. As a child I aspired to be a nurse, as I got older I changed that to be a journalist/ news reporter. I went to Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada, as well I studied abroad in Australia at Monash University. My degree is in mass communications, which entailed mass media, international communications, journalism, film studies, music industry, political science, social studies and anthropology.
I loved going to school and learning. The only thing I hated about school - was graduating and having it end. I would study for life, if it were free and my bills were paid. There is just so much to learn. I actually graduated with more credits than I needed, as I took extra electives that did not count towards my degree, rather they went towards my personal learning and growth.
In my last year of studies I started volunteering at Rogers Television. I started working in the green room, then moved to floor director, and eventually I made it to camera person at City Hall for a few years and then finally I made it on tv as a live hit reporter for Daytime Television. I did live on location. I was a theater reporter for a show called Ottawa Living, where I interviewed actors and advised of weekly plays and theater around town. I also covered local community events. This was actually a lot of fun and I really enjoyed it. But it was only volunteer, as I was building my portfolio. I needed to make money to pay my bills. I worked in the government and was taking my real estate license. I thought it would be good to have until I moved up in my career.
However, in 2006 my twin brother got into a car accident and died. This was when we were 29. It shattered my world into a million pieces. I was absolutely devastated and unable to come to terms with his death. My final exam for my real estate license was the day of my brothers funeral. Therefore, I completed everything minus the final exam. I left the media and kept my government job, as I was not able to stop crying.
I would go to bed crying, wake up crying, walk to work crying, sit at my desk and work and cry. I also had to walk past the the lights my brother died to and from work everyday to get to work. It was exhausting being so sad and broken. The loss felt so unbearable to overcome and to fathom.
Eventually, this led me into an incredible healing journey. I discovered yoga, which lead me to going to ashrams, then I discovered healing crystals, essential oils, healing music, sweat lodges, vision quests, anything that was towards my personal healing I tried. I found entire new groups of people who are actively working at healing them selves and the planet. I drove across Canada with my twins dog and some of his ashes. We slept in truck stops and traveled for three months. I released some of his ashes in the rocky mountains as that was where my brother wanted to go and work and had been setting intentions to go there. I had an amazing healing journey and then I went back home where I continued to work on myself. In 2009 I went to Peru. I worked with healing ceremonies and medicine plants. Wow a true healing journey I went on. Oh and how can I forget I changed my name in the jungle! Which I did not have any intentions of doing. So that left lots of people concerned about my sanity. Everyone called me crazy! And truly I am, I think we all are, we just don't know it.
During my healing I wrote a book called ' Coming Together' It was about my healing journey. I finished it in 2012. In 2012 I took a course for Holographic-Usui Reiki Level 1 and I also went to Miami and studied Akashic Records level 1&2. In 2013 I went to New Mexico and received my teacher training in Kundalini Yoga. All of these modalities I studied to learn more for my healing but also to share. In 2013 I started teaching kundalini yoga and offering therapeutic healing sessions that is a mixture of sound healing, with crystals, reiki and healing herbs, with intentions and the energy and grace points with Akashic Records.
In 2014 my sister was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer, and then the next two years were literally being with her everyday, as soon as I finished work until bed. I did continue to teach morning yoga before work, as it was at my place and lunch time at my work. However, I was no longer teaching after work. I had already lost my twin, the reality was - I knew that she could die. And she did in November 2016. My two best friends gone and at very young ages.
I again had to take time to heal and regroup. This time it was not to cry daily, although I did for a few months. I had to tell myself not to dwell in sadness, as I had my twin. It was more therapeutic where I took care of myself and rebuilt and rested, as it was a very long tiring two years. In 2017 I started teaching yoga again and doing healings and then in 2018 I had an injury and broke my foot at work. I had to take more time of mine to heal. And now here we are. I have taken the time I need to grow and heal so that I can be strong to help others. And we are forever healing and growing at least I am.
I am ready to connect to all our brothers and sisters of the world.
This site will have a little bit of everything, as I have changed so much over the years in what my intentions are for myself and for others. When I was in university I wanted to report the real news and help awaken and create awareness. Then as life happened I didn't have the strength to move forward in that direction. Then I turned to self healing and nurturing the mind, body and soul. All that being said I do want to use my writing to create awareness of the world news and mass media. And write my findings and discoveries. And on the other hand I would like to write about ways of healing the mind body and spirit. As there are many ways to tap into self healing. There is no right or wrong way - it is just the way that resonates with you the best.
Sending you love and light from my heart to yours, Sky TwoRivers