As a lifelong fitness enthusiast, I have always had an interest in holistic health and brain optimization for creative expression. This led me to studying, practicing, and eventually teaching group exercise classes, including yoga and qigong. It was in one such setting that I met a Native American shaman named Blueskull Firewalker and his service dog, the Newfie named Nanoo…

As our friendship developed, he offered to give me a spiritual name in his lineage. I was happy to accept his gift. He asked me a series of questions and went into fasting and meditation for three days and then came back with my name. I am honored to use it here in this way. I hope it honors him and all our ancestors. This story is my highest achievement in creativity. Putting it out into the world with this designation is my truth that I choose to walk, to run, to fly, and to dance.