Getting started

Deva is a sanskrit word for celestial or shining – a powerful connection to nature, the universe, and the ability to connect with the divine.

All of those concepts to me, are a key part of healing and creating balance in my life.  Finding that balance which is different for each one of us, is key to beginning to create a healthy life.

I am a mother of two young children, yoga teacher, aromatherapist, breast cancer survivor and lover of life. I am interested in all things health and wellness from physical to mental and emotional. I like to think of myself as a positive person. That theory was totally  put to the test in 2011 when I was diagnosed with breast cancer at age thirty four. Then my mom who had been fighting cancer for 15 years passed away three months after my diagnosis. I wasn’t quite sure what to do with myself – I thought that remembering to breathe would be a good place to start – and so I did.

Through the crazy ups and downs of this past year something kept coming to my attention – what am I  learning from this  (good and bad)  and how can I help others in some small way?

I’m not sure of the answer yet, but I thought that sharing ideas, knowledge, experiences might be a good place to start. And so the Deva Life blog was born.

Through my experience as a yoga teacher, aromatherapist and reiki master I will explore concepts that work ( and don’t work?!) for me and family. I also will invite many of  the wonderful Naturopathic Doctors, Nutritionists, and various other holistic professionals from my circle to share their knowledge with us.  I want to have fun, to share, to teach and to keep learning every day.

I hope you will join me whenever you feel like it and we can learn from each other how to create a brilliant, healthy, loved filled, universally connected and powerful DevaLife.