Once a week you'll have the opportunity to peek inside the mind of one of our local health & wellness experts. They'll share with you their advice, suggestions, wisdom and answer their most popular question from clients.
This week let's get to know our local health and wellness expert Kathryn Samuelson. Kathryn, who is also a published author, offers both telephone and in-person sessions for channeled angel readings and life coaching.
Tell us about yourself and why you choose to go into a health field?
I grew up in Illinois and went to law school because I couldn't make a living with a self-designed liberal arts major. I practiced law in Illinois from 1977 through 2004, when I moved to Massachusetts. I could not find a job because either I wasn't from there or had too many years of experience but no clients to bring to a law firm. I did not like solo practice, so I decided to become certified as a Life Coach. I had been exploring the metaphysical for a number of years using automatic writing. I decided to give up practicing law and work full time as a Life Coach and a Channeled Angel Reader.
What makes you unique in your field?
I believe what makes me unique is the combination of my previous work experience and my connection to the metaphysical. Being a lawyer teaches you to be a good listener and to analyze what you are hearing. It also trains you to be a good questioner. The metaphysical experience has helped me develop a sympathy and compassion that I might not otherwise have developed.
I have learned how to create a safe, nonjudgmental space for my clients that helps bring them fully in touch with their inner self no matter what service they are using.
What question do your clients ask most frequently and how do you answer them?
My clients ask a variety of questions, but I think the most frequent areas of concern during a Channeled Angel Reading are jobs, health, retirement, life purpose, and how their loved ones who have passed over are. It is very individualized in Life Coaching as goals and aspirations are widely differing.
I use a method called automatic writing during Channeled Angel Readings. I connect with my angels and guides and they provide counsel through this method. I relay the information with the understanding that any health information should be checked with a health care practitioner. I also don't give legal or financial investment advice.
As a Life Coach I use a dialog process of discussing, asking questions and the like. I give homework. It's a matter of helping the client determine goals, steps to reaching those goals, nudging them along, and helping them keep track of where they are. It is also important to help the client change the language that they use about themselves as well as to "change their story."
What do you see as the greatest health risk posed to this generation?
I personally think it's the fear, greed, hate, and anger that is so rampant. They tie you up in knots, keep you from taking the best care of yourself that you can.
What’s the best health/fitness/wellness advice you ever received?
I think it's a combination of things. The first meditation saying in my book, Opening the Heart: Meditations on How to Be (which was channeled from my angels and guides) is: "Breathe Deeply. Breathe Slowly. You can breathe through anything." Slowing down your breathing and noticing can help you make better decisions - and it helps you to better oxygenate your body. I have also been advised to change my diet and exercise.
Do you have a success story of redeemed health you’d like to share?
Others will have to judge whether this is a redeemed health story. I had a Life Coaching client who was deeply depressed after the death of her mother, and didn't know what she wanted to do or where she wanted to live. She was, of course, seeing someone for the depression. Her life had been packed in boxes as she had to move to take care of her mother. The simple homework of going through the boxes helped her figure out where she wanted to live. Things moved from there. She is now strong, healthy, and moving on in her life.
What is your favorite area of wellness to practice?
Walking outside when the weather permits, using my exercise machine when it doesn't, along with meditation.
What are you passionate about, besides your professional life?
My passion is to continue to learn and grow as well as find a way to live that feels authentic and creative. What interests me changes over time.
What’s your favorite quote or mantra?
It changes over time. I recently went back to: "I trust that you are providing me with everything I need and want."
My other one is simply "Thank You".
What’s one book you recommend everyone should read?
My book, Opening the Heart: Meditations on How to Be consists of 56 distinctive meditation images, corresponding inspirations and exercises that combine the two. It is a means to find the inner peace and healing that emerges from listening to one's heart.Opening the Heart is a tool for those looking to broaden and deepen their meditative experience.
What one suggestion would you make that would have the greatest impact for improved health?
Being mindful, being compassionate to yourself, and paying attention to what your body and mind are telling you.
Any final piece of wisdom you’d like to share?
Being open, seeking to live a creative life can help you blossom in all areas of your life.
How can people learn more about you and what you offer?
They can visit me at the Half Moon Sober Festival Psychic Fair on Saturday, April 6, 2019 from 10:00-4:00 at Tracy Hall in Norwich, VT.
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