Other Interests & Expertise

I was trained under Carol Bowman In Past Life Regression. This is another useful method of healing past wounds. You can read more about this on Carol Bowman’s website:

I am trained in Reike and I believe in the healing arts, and energy work. I utilize this on myself and recommend this for others to participate in for their health and well being. There are a wealth of practitioners in these areas. Ask me and I can help direct you to this kind of healing.

I have the spider web included because it is very symbolic of creativity and beauty. I find spider webs beautiful, God’s creative hand in nature. I also like spider webs for their connectivity. Connections within ourselves are extremely important as well as the connections we make with God, others and our environment. Someone in the recent past suggested to me that I see the spider as myself. I had always hated spiders or been afraid of them. I now see spiders as creators of beauty and try to see myself as a spider.

Spider Web by Maureen Pohle

Spider Web
photo by Shae Esser

I am a seamstress. I still dabble in this area. I have created a pattern of my own and sell custom made pants. I also do alterations and small projects. I include this here because for my own health and well being as well as good self care I believe it is important to nurture and develop our creative sides – all of us have them. This is one of my areas of creativity that I enjoy and contributes to my well being.

I am no longer a member of the organization, Wisconsin Initiative for Stigma Elimination, however, I strongly believe in their efforts. This organization has done a great deal of research on stigma around mental health. The research has revealed that the most effective means to help reduce the stigma is through personal stories. When we hear and share personal stories, we help reduce the stigma and help support those who need help to get help. I recommend exploring the website: endstigmatogether.org.

Tips for Longevity

  1. Surround your self with people whose eyes light up when they see you coming.
  2. Slowly is the fastest way to get to where you wan to be.
  3. The top of one mountain is the bottom of the next, so keep climbing. Andre’ De Shields (Hadestown)