Welcome to my blog, Magic in the Mess!

Have you heard the phrase “Sometimes things have to get messy before they get better.”? This is often true. But sometimes we get stuck in the mess and we begin to feel frustrated, exhausted and defeated and we think maybe this is as good as it gets. But my experience has been that within that messy part of our lives is a gem ~ a realization that brings a higher understanding of the experience. It’s what I refer to as the “magic in the mess”.

Did you know… We can become experts by way of lessons learned through our most challenging experiences? The big life events are not for nothing! They are an invitation to learn, heal and grow. We’re not meant to move beyond the pain and suffering alone. Without assistance we can remain stuck and unable to move forward in our lives, void of joy and well-being.

For the past 20 years I have found a deep sense of fulfillment by serving others through Reiki, Soul Coaching® and now Grief Coaching. You don’t have to live every day in a state of despair, hopelessness or mental/emotional/physical pain and anguish. The path to living your life with purpose and joy is yours for the taking, even after the most devastating losses. The only requirement is to have the willingness to move toward healing.

Join me on a spiritual adventure designed to help you rise to heights you may never have dreamed possible. May every step you take bring you to a higher version of yourself, living fully in the innate Joy that resides within each of us. Here’s to finding the expert within you!

With so much Love,



Illusion of Perfection

  Illusions of Perfectionism By Tracy M. Houchins, Wellness Catalyst There was a time when I wouldn’t think of leaving my house without hair done, makeup on, nails manicured, clothes starched and pressed.  And although I have no judgement to anyone who enjoys...

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Remember Me As a Flower

June 4, 2016 was the day.  Today is a big day, an important day (to me), and one of the hardest days of the year. It's the 5th anniversary of my daughter Chelsi Ann Ichrist's suicide. Try as I might, I'm not able to wrangle my thoughts and feelings into words to write...

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Grief-ism (greef-izum) Grief-ism is a word I use to describe the many odd, strange, weird and seemingly unreasonable, irrational things that bereaved mothers do.  I needed to give it a name.  People might question or judge a bereaved mother as being emotionally or...

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About Me

About Me

About me… Thanks for coming together with me, here at my blog, Magic in the Mess. Since leaving my healing practice of many years, I’ve been searching for the right time, the right way and the right words to share life challenges and what I’ve gained from them....

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