Meet Your Practitioners Part 2

People often ask me, “How did you find yourself at Internal Wisdom?” While I now understand that all roads lead back home, this answer seemed much more circuitous upon initial contemplation.

My fascination and love for nature, all the flora and fauna, began at a young age. I was the kid checking out every book on dinosaurs and modern animals at my elementary school library. My childhood home was a proverbial menagerie, with every type of scale, feather, and fur you can imagine. This love continued throughout high school and led me to a biology program in Anatomy and Physiology at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. I delved further at American University in Washington, D.C. with a master’s degree in Cancer Biology, leading to a research fellowship at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and a Fulbright Fellowship at the Spanish National Cancer Research Center (CNIO)

There are things I absolutely love about academia. Yet there was a quiet voice within, telling me that something was missing. I felt incomplete. 

My own personal work, from Shamanic retreats to spiritual mentorships, continued to foster an understanding and appreciation for holistic health – body, mind, and spirit. I realized that what was missing in my professional life was exactly what I was cultivating in my personal life. I longed to approach health from an integrative standpoint, blending together modern advances with established worldly principles. I wanted to bridge the gap between science and spirit. 

Enter Internal Wisdom. 

I was grabbing dinner with close friend and medical intuitive, Sarah Grace, when she mentioned Internal Wisdom and all its amazing therapies – everything I had been searching for! That week, I sat down with owner and practitioner, Rachael Dardano, and felt an immediate bond. Since that fateful meeting over a year ago we have all worked together to bring you the Internal Wisdom of today – a space that offers physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual support. I am so grateful for the opportunity to connect with clients, live my passion, and create a vision with purpose and impact. Whether you are new to our center or a long-time client, we have incredible things in store for you, including corporate wellness, online programs, and educational offerings. From one heart to another, I look forward to working with you!

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