Occupation: Psychic medium, author, lecturer, teacher
State of residence: PA
Marital Status: Married
Zodiac Sign: Virgo
Describe yourself using 3 adjectives: Compassionate, friendly, creative
List your hobbies: Cooking, collecting Egyptian artifacts, writing, running and playing with our dogs
Who are 3 people you admire most: I admire both my mother and father for conquering so many obstacles in their life and for teaching me the things that are important in life. My 13-year-old niece, Rhiannon, for her strength and positive attitude in conquering cancer.
Describe your psychic ability: I have the ability to sense, feel, see and communicate with deceased loved ones and spirits. My abilities also include seeing present and future events in people's lives.
When did you realize you had this gift: Ever since I was a young child I would see spirits and sense future events. It was around the age of 16 that I began reading present and future events for friends and family members. At the age of 19 I began reading for others. It was not until the age of 26 that I realized I had the special gift of communicating with the deceased.
Does anyone else in your family have these gifts? If so, who? There are a few family members in my family tree dating before my time that carried a special gift. Currently my aunt has psychic experiences and my sister reads the tarot.
Are any of your friends or family skeptics? When I first realized I had the ability to communicate with the deceased it scared me a little bit. When a client began to cry I felt as if I did something wrong. When she gave me a hug and thanked me, I lost my fear and realized that this was a very special gift and that there was nothing to fear.
What are your sentiments toward skeptics? I think it is good to be a little skeptical as long as you remain open-minded. As far as the closed-minded skeptics, my heart goes out to them, for they are missing out on a wonderful experience.
Have you ever used your gifts to help people? Explain: My gift brings healing, validation and closure to people every day. Another way I like to use my gift is to hold events and benefits that raise money and awareness for several nonprofit organizations that I help.
What's the best part about having such a gift? My gift brings healing, validation and closure to people every day. Another way I like to use my gift is to hold events and benefits that raise money and awareness for several nonprofit organizations that I help.
What's the worst part about having such a gift? The worst part of having this gift is dealing with closed-minded skeptics who have nothing better to do but try to bring down those who are helping others.
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