Catherine Alishia O’Connor, CNC, CRP, RYT
Accomplished Board Certified Holistic Health Practitioner and owner of Inspired By Life LLC.
Her journey toward Holistic Wellness started in 2006, when her husband, a Police Officer, was severely injured in the line of duty. He was given the diagnosis of Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) syndrome, a chronic progressive neurological disease that causes extreme nerve pain. He was also suffering from sinus and respiratory ailments he contracted from working at the World Trade Center as a Police Officer during 9/11. Her husband was prescribed numerous drugs that eventually led to a near death situation when his organs began to fail. Catherine said “We knew the life we were living, and the treatments were trying were just not working, it was time for some drastic changes.” They began to see an acupuncturist, and the entire family changed their diet. “We went from eating McDonalds to an almost a vegan diet.” Catherine made the decision to go back to school, and attended the American College of Healthcare Science where she studied Nutrition, Herbs, Iridology, Holistic Medicine, and Aromatherapy. Catherine stated “my husband’s health, and our family’s health was improving every day, but all the classes I took, there was always something else I was looking for. Our stress level was always so high, and I knew it was adversely affecting our health”. A colleague suggested she go to a Reiki Healing Circle. Catherine Recalled “From the moment I stepped into the room, I knew that Reiki had been calling me, and I finally found what I had been searching for.” Catherine received her level 1 and level 2 Reiki training from Rosanne Pawluk. Catherine then went on to study with Reiki Blessing Reiki Master Healer Dharmadevi and became a Reiki Master. Thereafter, she went on study Yoga, receiving her 200hour certification from the Yoga Alliance. In 2012 Catherine started Holistic Moms Lake Grove Chapter. In 2013 she was honored by the Fortune 52. You can read more about that here. In 2013 Catherine founded Inspired By Life LLC, and opened an office in Port Jefferson, NY. In 2014 her husband retired from the Police department, Catherine left her successful practice, and they sold their NY home. The O’Connor’s along with their 4 Children & 2 dogs traveled around the United States for almost 2 years.
Today, Catherine & Inspired By Life LLC has begun a new chapter in Palm City, Florida. In March of 2018 she plans to launch another non-profit organization HEFgives.org which is dedicated to free education in Holistic Health and natural alternatives, hoping to connect a community of like minded individuals.
Catherine says: “I am so very grateful for the amazing experience I have had. I continue to grow and learn from those who I teach. I love sharing Holistic Healthcare with Clients, and then have the pleasure of seeing them re-gain their health. I never cease to be amazed at the magic of Reiki as a transformational healing tool. I am inspired by the huge strides my clients take with each lesson as they gain strength, understanding, and balance.
I hope I encourage your journey to find your own path toward healing, happiness, peace, & Love. And may you too, be Inspired By Life…”