in Albuquerque, New Mexico. I met my future husband, we married and had four children in under six years and I started my most fulfilling job: stay at home mom. When I was pregnant with our third child we moved to Tucson where I now reside.
I grew up in Westford, MA, a small New England town. I graduated from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell with my Bachelor of Science in Nursing. I carry a fondness for New England. I love the change of the seasons, the architecture, the farms, and the landscapes. Alas, I grew weary of the long, grey winters and the freezing temperatures and as soon as I could, I left New England to travel nurse.
I loved being a traveling nurse, meeting new people, seeing new places and it taught me to adapt to new and sometimes difficult changes. After four years as a traveling nurse I accepted a permanent position at the University Hospital
When my children became school age, I began studying graphology with the local chapter of American Handwriting Analysis Foundation(AHAF) that year. I am an active member and have started courses for teachers and parents to reintroduce handwriting to students of all ages. In 2009 I began studying Reiki and I achieved Reiki Master in 2013. I was a member of the prestigious CAET Reiki volunteer Program at the University of Arizona Medical Center where I treated cancer patients, their loved ones and staff. Learn more at www.hospitalreiki.com.
I was introduced to life coaching for the first time when my Rabbi spoke about the positive impact his coach was having on his life. In 2010, our family suffered an unexpected and tragic loss. Our oldest son, Noah, died at the age of 12 years old. Months later during one of my visits with my Rabbi, he asked if there was anything he could do for me. I told him, "not now, but someday I want to talk to you about your life coach."
In 2012 my husband and I decided to divorce. This was a difficult decision as we had tried very hard for a long time to make things work and we had recently established his private practice in Family Medicine. I created the Noah Warren Cohen Endowment Fund. For more information go to rememberingnoah.jcftucson.org/scholarship-fund.html. At this point in my life I had a clear vision of how I would continue my career in helping others with my background and life experiences in tow. I enrolled in and completed a certification in life coaching through the Coach Training Alliance.
I have always enjoyed helping others. I love listening to people's life experiences and offering help when I can. I am moved by the challenges some people face and I work at inspiring them through my actions and words. I believe when we find kindness and support in our darkest hour, we find light. That light will guide us to a life of balance.
I volunteer with Integrative touch for kids, whose mission I whole heartedly agree with: "Whole Child, Whole Family, Whole Community" Learn more:@ http://www.integrativetouch.org
I am a member of the local chapter of Faith Community Nurses in Tucson. http://faithcommunitynursenetwork.org