Shari’s Story

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My father was a Baptist Minister, my mother a Sunday school teacher. While I was growing up we went to retirement homes every Sunday afternoon to visit with some very lonely people, in an effort to brighten their day. These experiences guided me towards a compassionate heart, and today I continue to cultivate compassion and unconditional love through my volunteer work with hospice. I am honored to be a part of Hospice, even if all I’m doing is sitting with someone and holding their hand.

Reiki came into my life more than 20 years ago. I found myself drawn to this gentle practice of healing.  Today I trust that I can do no harm, only good, by offering it with an open heart to clients, friends, family and my hospice patients. I’ve seen Reiki do it’s wondrous work in gentle and beautiful ways and as a result it has taught me a lot about life and death.

I performed my first wedding in 1998, the year my granddaughter was born – and have brought more than 400 couples together over the years. I love to be a part of people’s special day, the day they promise unconditional love to one another. I also officiate funerals and memorial services where I strive to provide kind words at difficult time.

I have enjoyed learning Tarot and have been offering readings for the last 10 years. I make it a practice to never deliver “bad” news, rather I focus on the positive and help people to see alternatives to situations in their lives. No matter whether I am performing a wedding, providing Reiki healing or doing a tarot reading I always believe my interest in these areas is to assist people whether they need a shoulder to lean on or to share in their joyous celebrations.