Holistic life and wellness coach, author of Bright Star Woman Reiki Yoga Manual.

“Bright Star Woman” is my spirit name, given to me by a Cree Elder.

As a tribute to my Cree and Celtic heritage, BrightStarWoman.com explores how spirituality contributes to purposeful lives and how it translates in the everyday.

After I was struck down by a burnout, depression and hypothyroidism, I decided my life had to change. It was my wake-up call.

Ever since, I’m unbecoming what I’m not. I’ve healed, I’ve empowered myself, and continue to nurture the process. Peeling away layers that keep me from shining. I’ve humbly embraced my roles as a reiki master teacher, a registered hatha yoga teacher, and meditation teacher, as well as a tea reader.

I’m an advocate of conscious living.  I believe spiritual practice, intention and wellness to be intimately related.

This site is a place to share insights and beauty and help each other create a meaningful life, from the inside out.


I strive to create meaning in little and big ways.

I love books and yoga, dance and music and art. I love to eat tasty food and I enjoy the connection I feel deeply in nature. My garden and solarium are my sanctuaries. I like curling up to a fireplace with a cup of tea or coffee. I yearn to travel because I find it so refreshing; it fills my heart and opens my mind.

I’m a wanderer but I am not lost.
I’m a pathfinder.

Mercedes in anjali mudra on third eye pointI’m a woman who wishes to shine her light to grow deeper roots, and help others uncover their own light.

For those familiar with Myers-Briggs personality types, I’m very much an INFJ, warts and all.

There are others on similar journeys. Let’s shine brighter together.

Reiki blessings, namaste.
Bright Star Woman



Follow Bright Star Woman’s journey on FB / IG, and see her for reiki,  yoga, meditation, or even for tea readings!

I understand ‘spiritual practice’ as any mindful activity that allows presence, awareness and growth. I believe ‘intentional living’ to be the ability to be present and make choices that honour us in this life. ‘Wellness’ is harmony of the mind, heart, body and soul. brightstarwoman.com/about