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“The memory of life arrived on this earth carried by the soul of water. From this memory, life awoke, the human being emerged...”
~ Masaru Emoto, Hidden Messages in Water  

I’m Brenda Lanigan, Holistic Lifestyle Practitioner

Hi! I’m Brenda and I have been a holistic lifestyle practitioner for over 25 years! My journey along the path of a holistic approach to health was inspired by my mom. She was diagnosed with cancer and passed away at the age of 51. When she was sick and nearing the end of her life, she began seeking information about alternative therapies, self-reflection and herbal remedies. Unfortunately, it was too late to help my mom and she passed away the day after Mother’s Day in 1994.

My mom would share with me what she was learning; and, after she passed, curiosity and the belief that there had to be a better way to live a healthy life led me to begin researching everything I could get my hands on about the holistic lifestyle.

Health and Happiness

Since then, I have taken many courses and read oodles of books – I’ve collected a library of over 1500 and counting! I can NEVER pass up a book sale!! What I found is that by paying attention to what my body is telling me, practicing a more natural way of life and utilizing the gifts from nature has had a dramatic and positive impact on my live. My body, my state of mind and over all well-being are healthy. I get to live each day in good health, with happiness and peace, a life that I created for myself and have helped others achieve.

Help for Cancer Patients

In my mind I felt that if I was able to help one person who had cancer, my journey would be worth it. And it was. About 10 years ago, my father developed a rare form of skin cancer for which he had to have radiation treatments. Prior to starting the treatments, my dad agreed to take a regimen of supplements to boost his immune system and lessen the severity of the side effects of radiation.

The doctors had told my dad that he would not be able to drive himself to the appointments halfway through his treatment as the radiation causes severe skin burns and it would affect the bottoms of his feet. My dad sailed through the treatment with only slight discomfort and was able to travel back and forth from home throughout the whole treatment. He is in remission and doing well!

How My Past Has Shaped My Present

As a certified holistic lifestyle coach, I also have 25 plus years of experience in complimentary therapies as well as a holistic lifestyle.

During my career as a Social Service Worker in the non-profit sector, I worked in mental health, trauma and crisis intervention for 10 years. Throughout this time, I continued training and became a Mental Health First Aid Trainer, a Certified CPI Instructor and have also taken numerous trauma courses while in the Social Services field.

Working as Social Services Worker I shared my passion for holistic health, creating Life Skills programs with a holistic twist that I was able to share with and support my clients who were homeless individuals, some suffering from mental health and addictions.

Working in Social Services taught me so much about compassion and humility, and I am able to combine my experiences in the holistic lifestyle coaching I am now doing.

Helping You Take Control of Your Health

Throughout my journey I have been able to provide resources and suggestions to those looking to take control of their own health and have a preventative mindset, rather than a reactive one.

The heart of my holistic pursuits centre around holistic lifestyle coaching and incorporating all things colour! Colour light therapy and Reiki (which our four-legged friends absolutely LOVE) crystals, meditation and so much more. My journey encompasses many different paths, detours and sometimes creating the path myself!! I continue to explore, experience and breathe in the beauty that surrounds me each and every day!

I invite you to take a nice deep breath…………..and let go of all tension and stress…………breathe in life giving energy…feel your body begin to calm…….Welcome…

​© 2020 Essence of You

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