Who I Am
Who I Am
Born and raised in Southern Ontario, Sydney is a young professional with a passion for helping others. Sydney is a certified Reiki Practitioner and Meditation and Mindfulness Coach. Coming from a customer service background, she is friendly, personable, and ready to help you start your journey into happiness and confidence!
Lighting My Own Path
Lighting My Own Path
If you feel like you're simply existing rather than living, I know exactly how that feels. Waking up every day, going through the same routines, the same negative self-talk... it gets exhausting! I knew I needed to make a change when I had reached a point where I had a secure job, a loving partner, and had lots of things to be grateful for, and yet, something was still missing. I found that despite all this, I was drained by the end of the day and found my job created added stress in my every day life. I needed to make a change.
Like most individuals, life also presented me with my own set of challenges, predominantly severe depression and anxiety. Over the years, I have worked with Psychologists, Doctors, Psychiatrists, and medications, resulting in minimal improvement. All of this led me to a feeling of hopelessness.
We've all been there in some way or another; where you're at your wits end, feeling lost and at "rock bottom". I truly believe that one of the biggest challenges we face as individuals is having the courage to continue on and believe that something better is on it's way when we are stuck in that very dark place. That is something that is much easier said than done.
As those with mental illness know, it takes a lot of time and resources to even get to a level where we feel "normal enough" or "happy enough". It's important to note that we should never have to settle for "happy enough".
In my case, I finally broke down in a panic- was there ever going to be something that could help me? It was at this point when my psychologist recommended Reiki. Being skeptical, I went into my first session with an open mind.
At the time I began Reiki, I was not a believer of "invisible energy wheels" called chakras, or any other spiritual aspect behind this alternative therapy. However, with my depression and anxiety weighing me down with nothing seeming to help, I figured "what's the worst that could happen? I'll try anything".
Once the hour session was up I felt like a new person. I felt alive, I felt whole, and I knew I needed to go back.
Now, bare in mind that I still have my demons and have to fight them every now and again, but Reiki continues to be my ray of light... lighting my path you could say.
Through Reiki I discovered a whole new world filled with meditation, mindfulness, spirit guides, and spiritual teams. It was then I found my calling and began to pursue my passion. If my story resonates with you I highly encourage you to give Reiki a chance!
As an Empath I have always been drawn to helping those around me. I could feel the weight of the stress, anxieties, and sadness in the world around me and, as someone who had been in dark places myself, I never wanted anyone to have to experience that pain. I truly believe that by incorporating regular Reiki treatments, as well as daily meditation and mindfulness practices, that everyone can live the life they want. Its time to stop existing and start living. Start to show up for yourself every day and live a life of happiness and confidence. If you feel you're ready to take the next step and learn how to light your own path, it would be my honour to help you along the way!