Hi! I love traveling, taking pictures, and writing. I grew up in Michigan and joined the Navy right after high school. Even though I’ve lived in Virginia Beach for the past 23 years, I still call Michigan home. I’m the treasurer and also on the conference committee for the Hampton Roads Writers Organization (HRW). And, I’m proud to say, in 2019 and 2020, The Writer magazine named HRW’s conference the best writers’ conference in Virginia. In 2019, Writers Digest featured our writers’ conference, which sold out. I teach a creative writing workshop at The Muse Writers Center, which is one of the largest writing centers in the country. Tidewater Writers is our area’s largest critique group, and I’ve attended the critique sessions since 2015 and hosted three of those years. “The Rocking Horse,” a stranger-danger, middle grade, fiction, is my first published book. When I’m not studying, I write personal essays and am working on a women’s fiction novel. I facilitate and host writers’ retreats and coach writers on character development and creativity. I am also a Reiki Master and Spiritual Life Mentor.
Currently, I’m earning a Master of Arts Degree in Transpersonal Psychology, with a focus on creativity and applied spirituality, from Atlantic University. Atlantic University is in Virginia Beach and was founded by Edgar Cayce, who is famously known as the sleeping prophet. I’ve received training in spiritual mentoring and earned a certification in dream work/interpretation. My Reiki journey began in February of 2020, and I received my Reiki Master training and Ignitions from William Rand in January of 2022. I enjoy studying and having conversations about religions, philosophies, metaphysics, mysticism, and the universe. My current favorite studies to that regard include Hinduism and Eastern Yoga. I also love learning and talking about quantum mechanics.
Throughout my life, I’ve experienced a handful of mystical experiences, and had my first pronounced spiritual awakening in 2006. In 2018, I spent seven weeks in Ecuador, which turned out to be a trip that changed my life. In 2019, I spent three magical weeks in Thailand that inspired me to learn more about gurus from India. In December of 2021, I experienced another profound spiritual awakening during a trip to a satsang with Sadhguru at his ashram in Tennessee. I experientially understand that we are all one. I also now know that awakenings are just the beginning of a spiritual journey, not the end. Please feel free to ask me about my journey. The most important thing for you to know is this new expansion of consciousness I’m awakening to is also within you, whether you recognize it yet or not. And, once you begin awakening to it, you will see how powerful you are as the creator of your reality. I’m available for in person/distance Reiki sessions as well as in person/distance spiritual life mentoring. And, you can check the events tab for more information about upcoming workshops and retreats.
Please contact me and we’ll set up a time to chat about how Reiki and/or mentoring can benefit you along your journey to empowerment. Or, if you feel ready, schedule a session.
What People Say
I had a distance reiki session with Karrie that was super powerful. She was calming and comforting while I was in a lot of pain! Sometimes these episodes would last 12-18 hours for me- and after the reiki session resolved in just a couple hours! So grateful for this help Karrie!Lisa Anne w/ Sacred Self Rising
I had a reiki session with Karrie 4 days after a bi malleolar fracture (fancy word for breaking a couple of bones in my ankle). Not only was the pain in my ankle completely gone after the session, but also the crazy nerve sensations had stopped. I was able to go without pain meds until I had surgery. Most powerful reiki I have ever experience.Diana C.
I absolutely loved my first three Reiki sessions and find that when I go to sleep at night, the images I had during my sessions come to me and I relax and sleep betterJane W.