Healing is a journey.
But as you know, it's rarely found on the path of least resistance.
Hello and welcome - I’m Heather Richardson!
I am a lover of life, traveler of the world, foodie, water lover, techno-geek, and knowledge seeker. I’m also obsessed with all things pink, beautiful, and bedazzled.
I am an Intuitive Healer and Certified Health and Wellness Coach. I focus on guiding people to heal their chronic illness and pain, determining the root cause, and facilitating the healing of the whole self at the physical, emotional, and spiritual levels. I am inspired by and model the healing methods shared by Medical Medium – Anthony William, Dr. Joe Dispenza, T. Colin Campbell, Oprah Winfrey, Tony Robbins, Deepak Chopra, John Grinder, Michael Carroll as well as other remarkable doctors, scientists, experts, coaches, and energy healers.
Me enjoying life on my healing journey
The Early Years
I grew up as an extremely overweight child struggling with self-esteem, self-confidence, and an unhealthy body image. By the age of 7, my eating disorders began to present themselves and I was placed on my first conventional diet program.
This triggered 40+ years of unhealthy yo-yo dieting, bulimia, and food obsession, while unknowingly propagating liver and body toxification. I have executed over forty long-term (1+ year) conventional diet programs, even enduring weight loss surgery, gaining and losing over 800 pounds, yet never knowing the root cause of my weight struggles.
Not only was my young body riddled with extra weight and toxins, however, I also suffered from asthma, severe allergies, chemical sensitivities, chronic bronchitis, ear infections, dry skin, and cracked heels to name just a few symptoms. At 17 years of age, I was a victim of a debilitating car accident that left me with a shattered and deformed femur bone, severe damage to my knee, ligaments, and cartilage.
I spent years in rehabilitation having numerous surgeries to reconstruct my leg. The accident laid the groundwork for 30+ years of severe chronic pain, arthritis, PTSD, heavy metal exposure (implants), over-exposure to radiation (x-rays), and spurred chronic illnesses physically. Emotionally and spiritually, I was fractured but wouldn’t know how to heal fully until much later in my journey.
Through my 20’s and my early 30’s, my weight continued to yo-yo, and by 2003 I had enough and surrendered to a ‘last resort’ effort to permanently end the perpetual dieting. I underwent weight loss surgery and proceeded to lose yet another 100 lbs in a short period of time. I was elated, as I believed that the surgery was the answer to all of my pain and suffering, after all, my obesity had been raised as the root cause by all of the doctors and holistic practitioners that I had seen over the years.
While this was the furthest from the truth, the imprinted pattern, and limiting belief that my weight somehow caused all of my pain and suffering was etched deep into my subconscious mind and emotional belief. The surgery was helpful for a few years, but it was not utopia as the weight crept back and by 2007, I had gained most of the weight back and western medicine blamed autoimmune diseases for my symptoms.
My early years 4 years old to 15 years old
The Symptoms Add Up
By 2007 the list of symptoms and illnesses I was diagnosed with had grown by leaps and bounds – Hypothyroidism, thyroid nodules, acid reflux/GERD, severe vitamin deficiencies from the weight loss surgery and PPI medications, excessive hair loss, TMJ, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart palpitations, debilitating arthritis, and mobility issues, severe lower back and knee pain, intense insomnia, tingling and numbness in my arms and hands, severe edema, rosacea, night sweats, incontinence, shortness of breath, chronic bronchial issues, chronic sinusitis, anxiety, neurological issues, and adrenal fatigue and the list goes on.
The list of prescriptions and over-the-counter medications grew along with the side effects, self-loathing, and self-medicating utilizing unhealthy food and alcohol. I sought solace in specialists and naturopaths spending thousands and thousands of dollars and countless hours with still no relief, no answers except to blame everything on my weight, further feeding my insecurities and self-blame.
Me in 2012 nearing the pinnacle of my health crisis
The Pivot Point
2013 was a pivotal year for my healing journey – my weight was at an all-time high, I could barely move or walk, was bed/couch-bound and was in excruciating pain. I had been using hyaluronic acid shots to ease my knee pain and chose to have another injection to help me through.
But this time it was different, my knee seized up with a horrible adverse reaction – it felt like they injected me with concrete. I couldn’t move my leg nor put any weight on it which landed me in a wheelchair and crutches for a few weeks. I was petrified that I would spend the rest of my life unable to move or do the things I wanted to do. The doctors were unable to provide answers to why this reaction occurred. I was confused and alone. This was the last straw; I was on a mission to find answers and reclaim my healthful self.
On my mission to reclaim my health, I utilized much of what I learned from Oprah Winfrey, Deepak Chopra, and Tony Robbins to change my mindset, increase my positivity and set intentions to find answers and heal. By 2015, I lost 100 lbs (yet again) by eating clean whole foods. Some of my symptoms and illnesses had healed but my knee and leg pain was excruciating and limiting.
I made the decision to have bone reconstructive surgery which left me with an 18” metal rod in my femur for support as the bone healed. This major surgery had me on crutches with limited movement for over 18 months, while my knee pain decreased, I was becoming sicker and sicker and the bone was not healing in a timely manner as if my body was rejecting the metal implant. I was applying a bone stimulator at the site of the break twice daily, consuming plenty of bone broth, collagen, supplements, etc yet the bone would not heal, I was gaining weight and yet again feeling worse. Clearly not the answer.
A year after the bone surgery, I had the ultimate health scare when I reacted violently with an anaphylactic episode after consuming shrimp and crawfish.
I was home alone and on crutches when my face, eyes, and lips began to swell, huge welts covered my chest and face, I went white blind from the inflammation, I was absolutely petrified. I began pumping my body full of Benadryl and Claritin holding my Epi-pen ready to inject, all while meditating and praying to live through the night. The scariest night of my life! It taught me two things; I wanted to live more than anything and I needed to find the root cause of all of my diseases so I could live my healthiest life and help others heal.
Let the Healing Begin
After the initial anaphylactic episode, I yet again enlisted countless specialists for testing including extensive DNA testing looking for answers. I sought help from my spiritual advisor, energy healers, shamans, nothing offered lasting relief or answers. I meditated, prayed, practiced energy work on myself daily, yet my symptoms continued to worsen.
In the spring of 2017, I was introduced to the Medical Medium and the healing properties of celery juice. I quickly signed up for all of his live radio show as I delved into his books. The ‘ahh haa’ moments were setting off as Anthony William described the true causes of my symptoms and how to heal them naturally. Most importantly I learned that I am not the cause of my illnesses and I can heal.
Finding the root cause of my thyroid disease, arthritis, back and knee pain, hair loss, adrenal fatigue, fibromyalgia, and other neurological issues was liberating. Then putting the pieces together with the proper healing foods, supplements, meditations, and healing modalities became overwhelming and confusing. I didn’t know where or how to start. I worked with a Medical Medium practitioner and my doctors, to develop a plan to heal the thyroid first.
By March 2018, I was off all over the counter and prescription medications. Little did I know that healing the thyroid would set off a chain reaction to healing other ailments – night sweats, hormone imbalances, thick blood, heavy metal toxification, etc. By late 2019 I had healed enough and my immune system was strong enough to undergo massive surgery to have the 18” metal rod removed from my femur.
I was a bit apprehensive as I was afraid that I would be confined to crutches for months again. But my body, mind, and spirit were congruent and ready for the surgery which went very well as did the healing. I was off the crutches within 2-3 weeks and the metal implant that was poisoning my body was removed forever. My healing journey continues daily as I strive to live my healthful self in my healthiest body!
My Path to Enlightenment
As a young child, I was extremely sensitive, compassionate, and nurturing to all creatures great and small. Yes, worms, bugs, and big furry animals much to my mother’s chagrin. I would love and play with them all. I was always highly empathic but didn’t consciously know I was an empath until I was in my mid 40’s. Yet for decades, I had been sensing, feeling, and holding onto emotions of other people and situations as though they were my own experiences. Not a healthy way to live, and led to my overindulging and numbing myself with food and alcohol.
I’ve always been a believer in miracles and angels, as they were present for many accidents or traumatic events that really should have or could have been much worse. From the car accident I mentioned above to other times when I found myself in dangerous situations, the Angels were always there protecting me.
When I was 27, I was brutally assaulted while jogging. This brutal attack left me with physical scars and deep emotional and psychological trauma (PTSD). While the physical wound healed quickly it would take years before the unconscious emotional and psychological trauma would heal at the root.
After this brutal attack, I underwent Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy, which began to unlock deep childhood traumas but also brought about memories of past lives. While I was curious, I was also a bit afraid of the ridicule I would receive by discussing past lives and childhood traumas, so I stuffed it just like everything else. However, this was a pivotal moment in my life as I began to ‘wake up’.
As my physical symptoms progressively got worse, I was drawn to more healing modalities in an attempt to find relief. Reiki and Angelic light were my gateways to energy healing. From my very first reiki class in 2016, I realized I could harness energy, and as an electrical engineer by trade, I understood electron energy and magnetic forces and how everything in the universe emits energy. I began harnessing my abilities and have had a voracious appetite to hone my skills and heal deep to the root.
While my initial intention for taking classes in healing modalities was to ease my personal suffering, I realized the power of healing hands and honed intuition, and how I could help others heal. I’ve studied from the best in the industry and continue to enhance my intuition, knowledge, and skills, offering my clients the path to begin their own deep healing journey.
Me spreading joy, light and gratitude everyday all over the world.
Your body is designed to heal at the primal level. You cut your hand and your body immediately works unconsciously to heal the wound. It is as simple as that! Utilizing your primal healing in conjunction; with proper healthful foods and supplements, targeted movement and rest, emotional and psychological release with congruency, and your determination, I can guide you toward healing the root of your illness and pain.
We all have a ‘HealHER Within’ and healing is possible.
So let’s do this together.
Blessings, Love and Light,