First, a little more about us….
As a child, my (Dixie) parents encouraged questions.
My Mom believed questions were an essential aspect of learning & encouraged them constantly ...that is, until I started questioning my family’s beliefs as a teenager.
(Fortunately, even though my family & I may have different views - we still have deep love for each other)
Throughout my teen & young adult years I explored many different beliefs.
Then when I was 22 years old, I became a Licensed Massage Therapist graduating from Myotherapy College of Utah.
I felt I was pretty open minded & I had life nearly figured out (hahaha…..pretty hilarious now that I look back).
As a Massage Therapist most of my adult life, many of my stories revolve around my career and believe me, I’ve gathered plenty of colorful tales!
In 1999, I became a Mama! A huge dream & passion of mine.
Fast forward to now and I adore being Mama to 4 incredible kids! Three girls & one boy…. (Yes I even adore my teenagers- whether they like me or not, is a different story LOL xoxox) Plus 5 wonderful step-kids and 14 grandkids!
Last the best of all the game - I’m also a thankful & fulfilled wife…. Although, it hasn’t always felt like ‘happily ever after’ (more about that soon).
Needless to say, as an enthusiastic Massage Therapist, Clarity Coach and zealous Mom & Wife, I’m deeply dedicated to Holistic Wellness! Especially couples who are ready to clear the CRAP (there's that word again) and reconnect with THEMSELVES and each other....
Of course, I am accepting of anyone who is ready and willing to jump into inner growth and holistic peace!
Discovering how to unravel the STORIES in our life that cause emotional & mental stress - the CRAP in our daily lives...
Combined with decades of experience as a Licensed Massage Therapist - supporting people, especially couples, to practice good self-care routines for a balanced, holistic approach!
You can confidently believe that my accumulated experience creates full Mind, Body and Soul Wellness!
You might wonder, how I decide to integrate Mindfulness with Massage...
Like I mentioned previously - from a very young age, I was taught that questions are knowledge…. And yet the main question I would ask throughout life was “WHY____?”
I came to realize, I didn’t seem to get the answers I was seeking, by asking ‘why’.
Then one beautiful autumn day in 2016, when I was trading massage with a fellow therapist, Nancy, I mentioned the recent separation from my husband. (Really, I was complaining & venting about how it was all my husband’s fault! LOL)
My friend, Nancy asked the question that would alter my life-compass forever….
"WHO would you be WITHOUT YOUR STORY, Dixie?"
I remember my mind seemed to glitch. With a dumbfounded expression I said “Huh?”
Nancy briefly explained to tell me about The Work of Byron Katie (thework.com). I had always been interested in Mindfulness & this Work definitely peaked my interest.
The whole drive home after our session, I was ultra excited to search & find out more. And for the next few weeks, I was enthralled by this Work! The more I practiced, the more I felt a ‘CLEAR WAVE’ of relief, and it started to be noticeable in my daily life. This Work is simply identifying & questioning our stressful (CRAPPY) thoughts, until they dissolve & our true nature emerges (also known as Self-Inquiry).
By the Way
You might notice, I make lots of references to water.
It’s my "happy place", especially the Ocean.
Thus my previous business name name
Clear Wave Wellness.
Kind of goofy, I know, and yet so true to my heart!
In March 2017, I graduated from The School for The Work.... I HAVE NO WORDS TO EXPLAIN the MAGNITUDE of the experience from those courses. Even though my husband and I were still separated, he began to notice the changes in me & in turn, the value of these Mindfulness Techniques. I started training with Clarity Coaching Institute in 2018 ....and of course, all this self-healing was beyond explanation.
I’m happy to say, in the fall of 2018, my husband and I reconciled! I give most of the credit to the shifts my hubby & I experienced from our regular Self-Inquiry practices. The tide just keeps bringing us new perspectives of reality, a constant ebb & flow. Of course, I still have struggles and stress.... The difference is NOW I have the understanding to Inquire, to be Mindful, to Witness, to Notice, to Allow - instead of fight against my feelings!
NOW life feels so much more simple, free & CLEAR, and so does my marriage!
Allow me to finish with a cheesy analogy... Our retreats are like a buoy on the ocean - helping you (and me as well) to view our stress/stories more clearly, holding the space for you to identify what is true for you & (re)discovering the path you want to take on your boat, paddle board, swim, etc.
Ultimately, coaching you in the waters of life by asking introspective questions & seeking solutions for your physical, emotional & mental well-being, plus mindfully reminding you to Be. Here. Now! And when you are present, YOU are more CLEAR, and YOU will pass that on to your family & those around you!
So instead of Happily Ever After…. I’d like to propose Happily Ever Present!
These are the gifts I’m passionate about sharing with YOU! Perfect duo of Inner Work & Bodywork for clearer Mind, Body & Soul!
Are you ready to rediscover who you are beneath all the layers of stories?
Your true self, your true wisdom, your true inspiration?!?!
Let's DIVE IN!
Clarity is waiting :)
Clear Body : Clear Mind : Clear Heart