Welcome! I’m Carrie,
People often refer to me as a shining light who can help you see the bigger picture, the lessons in the challenges and the other side of things. I am often the go-to with my friends when they have bumps in the road, relationship issues, regular old life challenges or feelings of unworthiness or being stuck or anxious.
Most days you can find me in my pajama pants, reading, learning, meditating, or journeying.
When I’m not busy working on improving my healing methods, my business and my own self improvement you can catch me surfing Facebook or Instagram, watching movies, reading a sappy romance novel, crocheting, painting or spending time with my family.
I am a mother to three wonderful children, wife to a hardworking, hilarious, loving man, and I am a complete animal lover! We live on a small hobby farm that includes pigs, rabbits, chickens, ducks and geese. We also have two dogs and two cats.
Five things you may not know about me:
1-I cry VERY easily
2-I love all things fairy and am a certified Fairyologist through Doreen Virtue
3-I am a terrible gardener, but can preserve food like nobody’s business, I love to can tomatoes and make jams!
4- I love just about every kind of music. What I listen to depends solely on my mood at the time.
5-I’m happier staying at home in my pajamas on a Saturday night than going out!
A bit of my story
I’ve struggled with depression off and on since I was a teen. I grew up in a very verbally and emotionally abusive environment. This is something that majorly affected my teenage depression. I began cutting when I was about 16, and struggled with this until I was almost 20. There was a time, when I was 17 years old, that I just couldn’t handle being in this world anymore. I felt alone, like no one cared, I was looking for love in all the wrong places, and I had had enough. My friends were the only thing that brought me back. I was on anti-depressants for a few years, and while they numbed the feelings, they never truly brought me relief from my pain, they just helped stuff it down more.
When I moved away to college, I felt freer and lighter and like I could take on the world. I still had my moments where things brought me down, but life was so much more fun! I developed panic attacks after having a near death experience the summer after my first year of college, and thus began my struggles with anxiety.
After having my first child, I continued to struggle with depression on and off, until after having my third child, which brought the anxiety struggles on much more prominently. I went on more medication for the anxiety but again, all it did was numb me. I was on anti anxiety medication for two years before I had finally had enough and weaned myself off of them[ I do NOT recommend doing this without being under the supervision of a medical professional]. It wasn’t the best time in my life to be doing this but I KNEW I just couldn’t continue taking them. I felt like my life was falling apart. I was having major issues with my husband, I was a stay at home mom to three kids and I just felt like SOMETHING needed to change, and I knew that something had to be me.
I adopted “fake it till you make it” as my motto for that time. I knew the only way to pull myself out of this depression/anxiety was to start changing my thoughts. This was the beginning of my spiritual awakening. I had never heard of affirmations or mindset practices or gratitude practices before this, but somehow[thank you Spirit!] I knew that this is what I needed to do. So every time a negative/bad thought came up I changed it to a positive, or I looked at it to see what about it I could be grateful for. Slowly but surely I was able to pull myself up out of my funk. The world had more colour, I had more energy, I enjoyed my family and my husband more, life FELT good again.
About a year after this, I had a reading with a medium who was quite popular among my friends, and it blew my mind wide open to the world of Spirit and the more metaphysical way of life. Shortly after this, a friend of mine became a reiki master and in the fall of 2015 I had my first attunement to reiki. It. Changed. My. Life!
I had thought I had a pretty good control on my anxiety but it was still affecting me, this attunement and the capability to give myself reiki on a daily basis gave me an amazing tool to keep my anxiety under better control. Level 1 was just the beginning, from there I completely dug in to all things metaphysical. I took Doreen Virtue’s Certified Angel Card Reader course, I did my level 2 reiki, which opened me up even more. I became certified as a Fairyologist through Doreen Virtue, and in the spring of 2016 I had my third level attunement to reiki, which cracked things open even wider.
All of this was really just the beginning of my healing journey. Throughout this past year I have worked with different healers, learned different healing methods for myself, studied different healing methods, and have continued to work on healing not only my own present life, but my past as well. I’ve been able to look at things differently, from a higher perspective. I’ve learned that things happen FOR us and not TO us and I am better able to find the lesson in all of the challenges I am thrown. I by no means am perfect, and am still very much on my own healing journey [though most healers are!] but I have learned so many tools and ways to help that I can’t keep them all to myself. I know my mission in this world is to help others, to be a shining light, to provide a safe space and facilitate healing for them. It lights me right up to know that I have been able to help another person, if only in a small way. Because at the end of the day, we all need someone who gets it, someone who can help us on our journeys, someone who says “I’ve been there too, here’s what I’ve done that might help you too.”
I love serving others by offering guidance and support combined with healing and deep empathic listening. There’s something to be said for having someone just listen and hold space with you, don’t you think?!
It completely lights me up to help those who struggle with healing past wounding, past mental and emotional abuse, seeing the bigger picture of their life, the possible other sides/lessons of their challenges and seeing themselves for the beautiful soul that they are.
” I have received many sessions with Carrie for Reiki . She is amazing and all our sessions are done from distance as we live in different countries. I never have to tell her what my issues are because as soon as she taps in , she knows. I have used her to help with my migraines and have felt immediate relief. She pinpoints exactly where the issues are and offers guidance and solutions. You won’t be disappointed! “Nancy Femia