Hello! I'm Kristen, and welcome to my website.
I am a spiritual counselor and practicing intuitive, and more importantly, a proud mother of Austin, a teenage boy on the autism spectrum. Being a parent of a child with special needs is a unique, magical, and challenging life to live. Often, what makes it most challenging is coping with the stress, fear, grief, and isolation that is endemic in the special needs parenting community.
After receiving Austin's diagnosis in 2009, I was grief-stricken. It was difficult to find any light until one day I realized it was all around me. What followed began a process of connecting myself and my son more deeply. I began to accept Austin's diagnosis and the stress of parenting as catalysts, activating old emotional wounds and deeper layers of trauma, cognitive distortions, and false inherited beliefs.
These catalysts or "calls" are powerful. If we pay attention to them, not avoiding the uncomfortable feelings they evoke, we can discover lessons that lead to deeper insight and greater understanding about who we are and the life we are living. There are lessons to learn from our suffering that are full of revelation and truths that guide us to transform how we think and feel about ourselves, and how we live our lives.
This moment of awakening was the first step on my journey. The further I explored myself from within, the more tools I needed to assist me. I discovered the value of self-reflective inquiry, meditation, intuitive development, and energy (spiritual) healing. Now, a decade later, my passion is working with parents of special needs children/teens/adults who need support as they care for themselves and the ones they love.
I’ve written The Healing Way: A Path of Awakening to Master Love to share what I’ve learned and to help guide families and caretakers through a journey of acceptance and deeper connection. It will be available in the Fall of 2023.
Thank you for visiting my website. May your life journey be filled with curiosity, self-compassion, and magic.
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