I was born and raised in Romania, in a family that was struggling to make ends meet. As an atypical learner, I struggled in a Communist school system. Growing up with a less than stellar childhood, I ran away from home to create my own reality. Little did I know that I was embarking on a life-long journey of self-discovery.
I DID create my own reality, and it wasn't pretty at first :). When I left home, I took my Self with me. The Self I had built for 23 years took other 10 years to decondition. After I nearly died at 23 from an overdose following severe clinical depression, I did not believe that life could be anything other than painful.
I started a quest for something that I knew must exist in me: a better self, my TRUE self. It took thousands and thousands of hours of study, reflection and meditation, and many failed relationships to peel away the layers of conditioning. Along the way, I accumulated a background in psychology, education, language therapy, energy work, spiritual work, clairvoyant reading, and strategic intervention coaching. Through this process, my world COMPLETELY changed. I gained an understanding and appreciation for the human potential in all of us, the positive intent that lies behind everything we do. And most of all, I learned that we create our own realities, and that life can be truly MAGICAL.
I became interested in HOW we create that magic. Across all the philosophies I studied, I noticed certain silver linings, universal principles and truths. I noticed that, when I applied them, I entered a certain flow that swept me along. The energy, creativity, clarity, peace, joy and open-heartedness that came from this alignment was magical. As a result of my own personal successes and my inborn passion for teaching, I felt called to empower others to change their own lives and create their own magic.
As a speech therapist, I worked with non-verbal children to help them find their voice. As a behavior therapist, I worked with individuals with Autism to help them adjust to a crazy and overwhelming world. As a bodyworker, I helped people release physical, emotional and spiritual trauma. As a distance healer, I helped clear and reset energy. As a life coach, I integrate all of it to help my clients discover their inner strength and beauty, break through self-imposed limitations, and transform their lives.
I am especially grateful for the guidance and influence of the works of Anthony Robbins, Cloe Madanes, David Deida, Deepak Chopra, Marshall Rosenberg, and John Welwood, and the community of amazing people at Psychic Horizons in San Francisco, who helped me put all the pieces together. I have been given a gift, and now I want to share it with YOU!