What is this Hippie Woo Woo Bull$t?
Where do you start when sharing the intimate details of your own personal journey to health? Ah well, here you go!
I was born a military brat and my family moved every 2-3 years. Through our travels, I learned that home is anywhere you make it. My loving, supportive parents and 2 younger siblings kept me humble and on my toes, and having diverse, meaningful, friendships worldwide became anchor points of my being. I am a true believer that anything is possible and that dreams do come true. With all this, you would never have guessed I was holding a very big secret…
Growing up, music was always an outlet for me. Whether it was playing alto saxophone in band or singing in choir, I was always immersed in music. It was the only thing that kept my spirits up while trying to divert my attention from my “on again, off again” health issues. Because of my dysfunctional health, I unfortunately also became really good at stuffing away my feelings and putting on a happy face.
Here’s where it gets graphic.
Fast forward to me as an adult, 2010 to be exact. This is the year I became sick. I mean sick to the point of it not even being my “normal” sick! I was forced out of hiding.
My teeth had become so sensitive to any temperature that I could hardly eat. I was losing my hair, had lumps in my breast, with chronic constipation and bleeding from a place YOU SHOULD NOT BE BLEEDING! I was in a constant lethargic state and couldn’t concentrate on the simplest tasks. I had heated headaches above my eyes, and jabbing pains in my uterus. As a result of my deteriorated health, I was bedridden for over a month.
I needed to find out what was going on with my body – immediately. A few emergency room and doctor visits later, I found myself extremely frustrated. Many times I waited well over an hour to see the doctor for a measly 5 minutes with them, only to receive a prescription that “could potentially make my liver bleed”!!! I was emotionally drained, with no answers, and did not feel heard. I was fed up!
What was I going to do?!? Even my doctor was saying that I was headed down a dark path if we didn't figure out what was going on! In the midst of desperation not knowing where else to turn, I allowed myself to be open to Alternative Healing. In only one month of care, I found out that all my health problems from a young age were the result of a serious gluten allergy. (WTF?!?!)
It was a long road for me to experience what healthy actually felt like. Even after finding the answer there was still so much to learn.. including having the opportunity to meet and experience the new healthy version of myself and life as a healthy person should! I no longer had to pretend to be someone I wasn’t. Healthy and happy became who I REALLY WAS.
But… there was still something very wrong.
I was on an incredible high from my own happiness and so incredibly grateful to have finally found the answers for my health issues, but I found myself becoming more and more angry.
Why wasn’t it in my awareness how food affects the body?
Why didn’t I know that I could take responsibility for my own health and wellbeing through diet, exercise, changing my environment, or dropping toxic relationships?
It was all settling in and I was pissed! I lived 28 years ignorant of the fact that I could have done something… that I didn’t have to just “live with it”. How many more people are out there living this way!?! This set me off on a mission.
I began looking into different alternative therapies and thinking about how to make them more accessible to people like me.. your average, low-middle class, person.
Now, let’s fast forward to today. I believe everything in my life has prepared me to help people in the capacity I am today. It seems to have come full circle, bringing me back to something I have always loved and have found as a sanctuary: Sound.
Through my studies and certification in Sound Healing and Energy Work, I have learned how sound affects the body. I know how to apply it to help others reduce stress, boost immune system function, facilitate meditation, and take an integrative approach to wellness through coaching so that you can live the healthy, active, abundant lifestyle you love!
This is something I have finally had the opportunity to experience because of the wonderful alternative healers in my life and the application of sound to aid in the recovery of my digestive system. I am so very grateful.
Thank you for being on this journey with me,
Founder/Woman in Charge/Sound Practitioner
Danielle Hall is a Certified Sound Healing Therapist, Reiki Master, Cyma Practitioner, and Spiritual Minister. Her goal is to inspire personal transformation through sound experiences and works to elevate the Sound Healing Industry by bringing more awareness about sound as a therapy. .