What is White Branches?
Before Coronavirus, I taught Yoga and provided Reiki and Reflexology treatments from my home in the Attic on evenings and weekends. I also managed and created stories via my blog to share all I know in living a holistic way. Due to the many challenges of illness, trauma and pain I had suffered, I felt it was good to share knowledge to others who may find themselves lost and alone as I did when no pill or surgery can help.
What do you do for a living?
I work in a corporate role as a Global Executive Hiring Assistant. I support a small team in hiring senior executives around the Globe. I have always worked from home as my manager and wider team are based in London and USA.
Who are you?
I'm very habitual, hardworking and dedicated. To work, sleep, eat and play without pain is my ultimate daily goal. Some days are good, some days I struggle. I love to learn new skills, offer support to others who aren't as technically minded and create gifts through art and crafts. I'm always thinking "what next?" and have books with lists, journals with thoughts, post its with lightbulb ideas and dairies full of memories. I feel I have so much to share and this is the best way for me to do that.
Where do you live?
I live with my two dogs in the UK, on the outskirts of Gateshead and Durham in a small village. I love being near the countryside and was blessed with being able to afford the home I bought in 2018.
Anyone special in your life?
My partner Ian and I met in 2014 on Match.com. We have travelled to wonderful places around the world and made the decision to continue to live separately as this arrangement works for us.
How old are you?
I was born in 1971 with my Birthday on Christmas Day (sigh!).
What have you suffered from?
Childhood elbow trauma, endometriosis (undiagnosed for 16 years), infertility, cancer, anxiety, depression, back ache, whiplash, PTSD, hysterectomy and sepsis.
What qualifications do you have?
I'm a Registered 500 hours Yoga Teacher including Therapeutic Yoga and Yin Yoga.
Advanced Life Coach, Reflexologist, Reiki Master, Colour Therapist and Crystal Healer
How has Coronavirus changed you?
As I live alone it hit me very hard in March 2020. No more yoga classes or treatments after work or at weekends. No meeting up and seeing Ian, my friends or family. I suddenly became very lonely and ill with severe PTSD. In May 2020 I welcomed beautiful Bonnie, my miniature wirehaired dachshund. In November 2020 we were joined by Heidi, a dachshund teckel. They have changed my life in so many ways! In 2021 I am recovering from severe endometriosis hysterectomy surgery and sepsis. My 21 Day Healing journey can be found on Instagram via Posts and IGTV.
I'd love to get to know about you...
Come and join me on a journey of discovery to living your holistic lifestyle. You may discover more about yourself. If you head over to my BLOG you will see stories are created in 7 categories to embrace the way in which we all should live, the "chakra" way. Chakra translates as "wheel" and you can follow this way of living via my various Branches working from the root, Red Branches through to the crown, White Branches. I do aim to create more VLOG stories via Instagram and YouTube with links via this website.
Namaste ("the divine in my bows to the divine in you"), Suzanne x