I have always enjoyed helping people, and they have often responded to my ability to listen well and be present with them. After contemplating many modalities in the healing arts but never fully resonating with one, I discovered the world of energy healing. I knew I had found the professional modality and framework that was right for me.
Various health issues in my family lead me to explore alternative, holistic forms of treatment. As I saw the effectiveness and appreciation for the whole being, I realized I wanted to incorporate these interests with energy healing and offer an integrated suite of modalities to those with chronic illness, and I opened Starleaf Wellness.
I named my business after my paternal grandmother, Ruth Stjernlof. The translation of her Swedish surname means "star leaf". I love that those words represent the energy frequencies I work with during every session — the grounded presence of the earth, and the infinite potentiality of the cosmos.
I am fully trained and certified in all levels of the Lyme Magnetic Protocol with Joan Randall of Integrative Wellness, have completed Year 1 certification in the two-year clinical Uprooting Lyme Mentorship Program with Hillary Thing, and am certified in the Advanced Energy Healing Protocols with Jill Leigh of the Energy Healing Institute as part of my commitment to owning and embodying these important modalities.
In 2017, I completed the Lyme Practitioner Training, with local herbalist Tommy Priester. My initial foray into addressing chronic illness through herbal, dietary and supplement protocols with Tommy led me to Hillary Thing's work, which has allowed me to expand my offering and deepen my level of awareness about the multi-faceted layers to healing.
In addition, I am a certified Practitioner Instructor at the Energy Healing Institute for the Path of the Energy Healer program. I enjoy working with and teaching a set of protocols to those who want to become an energy healing practitioner and run their own practice.
Before I opened my holistic healing practice, I worked in business management/administration and customer service for 25 years after graduating from Colby College with a B.A. in Anthropology. When I'm not working with clients or teaching, I enjoy gardening, hiking and spending time with my son.
My intention is to hold space for my clients to step into their full potentiality and achieve a return to balance through an evolution of their energy. I hold this intention whether I'm using magnets to treat the physical body, or clearing energy from the chakras and aura - or both! I hold the flashlight to help illuminate where you stand at any given moment, and then YOU make the decisions about which direction, how fast and how far you want to go. I’m there as a facilitator to your process. You’re there to take responsibility for and galvanize yourself in your own healing process, making choices along the way that support your physical and emotional body.
I also work to embody self-containment, self-awareness, and self-responsibility and bring these principles to my interactions and experiences. This helps me maintain my boundaries, but it also means I'm always doing my own work. Self-care is a critical component for any healing practitioner. How can I work in a healing profession if I’m not bringing my best self to my practice? As the airline safety talk says before your flight departs, I believe in putting on my own oxygen mask before helping others.
I resonate very deeply with this work. And while no modality is a panacea or magic silver bullet, I believe in its efficacy. If what I present here resonates with you, I’m delighted to have you come for an appointment. I look forward to meeting you.