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About Larissa

Hello! Thank you for taking the time to visit my site!

If you're here for the long haul and interested in learning ALL about me and how I got into this work, I invite you to read the entry below. If you're curious but prefer the "Coles Notes" The Bold Headings are here for you, to give you an overview of me and how we can work together.
 

My purpose is to help you discover more healing, insight, and connection to your mission and the world around you than you have imagined possible.
 

By helping you to discover your Highest Values, your own unique gifts, and answer the question “Who am I?” for yourself, I will support you, as you create an inspired life!
 

Through my own personal development and becoming a Reiki Master, Speaker, Educator and Coach, I have realized that something magical happens when we commit ourselves to personal growth and development; we begin to experience connection to ourselves and our innate wisdom, as well as world around us. As we recognize our wholeness, we experience a connectivity that builds confidence and shifts beliefs from those of limitation and self-criticism to incredible expansion and the recognition of our limitless potential.


 

Life On Purpose

Discover your inspiration and start creating! 

Have I always felt this way?

Absolutely not! While in University and pursuing a career in fashion and graphic design with high-paying clients and a job I imagined I would love, I knew that something was still missing. I didn’t know what it was, but I had the constant feeling that I was in the ‘wrong place’ and on the ‘wrong path’ for me. I loved learning and appreciated all of the opportunities for creativity, but the longer I worked the more evident it became that I wasn’t living in my highest values and I felt uninspired about life.  I "should" myself onto a path and was creating a life I felt uninspired by and didn’t want to live. 


I felt stuck between a rock and a hard place. I had already made a significant financial investment in my education and had invested years in developing my business and career. Despite the fact that on paper I was doing well and should have been proud of my accomplishments, I wasn’t happy and I didn’t know why. I was confused about what I wanted to do with my life, I was unsure of who I was inside; I felt disconnected from everyone and everything. My logical brain said, “Why would you leave a successful career where you are your own boss to search for something bigger that might not work, just because you aren’t inspired?,” while my heart was yelling, “RUN! GET OUT OF HERE AS FAST AS YOU CAN! WHO CARES THAT YOU DON’T HAVE THE ANSWERS!?! GOOOOO!” 


Well, I wasn’t crazy enough to walk away from “the Dream” of a great income, a growing client list, and making my own hours, so I tuned out my heart and the repetitive internal nudges, and ignored the fact that I was slipping into a deep depression. Waking up and getting out of bed was the first of many challenges in the day. Without realizing it, I started to slip away, feeling more and more disconnected from my life and felt as though the light inside me was being extinguished. I wasn’t inspired by life, in fact nothing about it excited me. I hoped there was “something more,” but didn’t know how to find it or where to look. There was no obvious step to take because I was almost finished my degree, which was suppose to feel like the ultimate accomplishment, and I hated going in every day; I was more confused than ever. 


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When life felt more difficult than I ever imagined it would, my Grandfather passed away. To me, he was perfect and the epitome of love. When it came to me, he was soft-spoken and kind. He shared his wisdom and when when I spoke, he was so engaged that I felt as though I was presenting prize-winning material. I had never met anyone else quite like him and then on Jan 14th, 2007 after being sick for months and trying to fight an infection that spread through his body from a certainly avoidable bedsore, he was gone.  We were each on auto-pilot, visiting the funeral home, picking out the casket, creating a obituary for the paper; at the time these memories were etched in my mind and void of emotion because nothing felt real until the unthinkable happened. The night before his funeral, my Grandfather came to me with proof of life to show me that even though he had died days earlier, somehow he was still here in Spirit, still around me, still watching out for me. 


I had always been sensitive, but I didn’t consider myself psychic or a Medium in any sense of either word. The night before his funeral I was putting together a slideshow with pictures of his life. As I worked, I searched for the perfect music to commemorate this incredible man. When I added the last song I thought, “Oh Grandpa, you wouldn’t like that would you?” and my computer screen turned to visual noise; that “snow screen” you see when the tv isn’t working. The skeptic in me thought the song might be corrupt and might be the reason for the ‘snow,’ but when I tried it again, nothing happened; it wasn’t the song. 


I went to bed that night comforted by the idea that he might be around, but still skeptical about what had just happened.  In the days following, my Grandpa was determined to get the message across that he was still here. My cell phone, although powered off, would turn itself on and ring with his name on display, and when I answered, there was nobody on the other end. I would walk into rooms and smell his cologne, as if it has just been applied even though I was home alone. Unexplainable phenomena continued to happen in the days following his passing and so, my curiosity and desire to learn about metaphysics lit up, and I found my inspiration. I needed to learn more! 

As I started to learn about healing and mediumship, I applied the concepts and techniques to my own life and began to feel better. It wasn’t a quick fix by any means, but for the first time in years, the excitement was lit within me, and I felt as though I was exactly where I needed to be. 


When I began embracing my top values I experienced an incredible shift; I began to feel better and more fulfilled and my career and the completion of my degree become less daunting. I also attracted an incredible teacher and professor who was living in his Telos (purpose) every day. With his guidance, encouragement, wisdom and leadership, I was inspired to explore the loss of my Grandfather through art as well as explore my purpose, which I now know after years of development, is to help others find the hidden order in challenge and recognize love in places they didn’t know it existed. 

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How does this experience contribute to what I do now and how I teach?

I am living proof that when we make the commitment to our personal development and live in our values, we can create a life we are inspired to live! Healing behaviours, intuitive abilities, and releasing limiting beliefs can all be developed and learned because through practice and dedication, I developed mine. I often hear stories about people who have experienced a nearly fatal accident only to wake up with an awareness of “the other side.” That didn’t happen to me. I’ve been intuitive my entire life (we all are, whether you know it or not), but I had no idea how to tap into that intuition and I had no control over when it happened. Through meditation, practice, and diving into over a decade of education in the healing arts and science behind healing , I have been able to collapse many of the belief systems, which kept me feeling stuck and I healed my depression. 


Now after 12 years working with inspired teachers and mentors, taking courses and certifications, and developing my own practice and classes, I have organized the best of what I have learned and discovered to create programs and keynotes for accelerated learning and development.   

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How has this changed you?

Now I’m an advocate for driving through fear, stepping out of your comfort zone and driven to help others discover their Highest Values to live in their purpose and inspiration. 


Some will find healing by taking a “leap of faith” and overhauling their entire life at once, while others will find that as they focus on healing one area of their life, the other areas seem to fall into place.  


We all struggle and suffer at some point in our lives, but it is where we choose to focus our attention and how we choose to move forward that determines our level of fulfillment, inspiration, and vitality. 


We each have the ability to heal past wounds and release limiting beliefs to uncover a life we are inspired by and excited to wake up to, and most importantly, we each have the ability to create a life we love. I would love to help you experience a deep sense of inner knowing and congruence within yourself. 

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