Current Position

Certified Healing Touch Practitioner
Owner of Peaceful Transitions: Healing Touch for Grief, Loss and End of Life


Life-changing event of mother’s hospice care and death led to the study of Healing Touch and becoming a hospice volunteer.  Volunteer work for Fairview Home Care and Hospice involved visiting clients for caretaker respite and doing Healing Touch for those who were dying and those who were grieving. Was instrumental in bringing Healing Touch to the Bereavement and Spiritual Care Services to use as a tool for healing grief. Was a member of the Fairview Hospice Ethics Committee.  Is a partner in Willow LLC, exploring choices of conscious living and dying, providing education, consulting, and resources.   Previous employment in food advertising helped developed the skills of self-motivation, attention to detail, relationship and communication skills, sensitivity to group dynamics, ability to organize, reliability.  Proven ability to build positive relationships with clients.  Excellent documentation and communication skills.


6/1965, graduated Edina-Morningside High School, Edina, Minnesota

6/1969, University of Wisconsin-Stout, Menomonee, Wisconsin

Bachelor of Science in Foods and Business with a specialization in Foods and Communications


Healing Touch Level 1, 2/26-2/27, 2010,  Minneapolis, MN, Jan Halbach

Healing Touch Level 2, 4/9-4/10, 2010, Minneapolis, MN, Carol Schoenecker

Healing Touch Level 3, 10/2-10/3, 2010, Minneapolis, MN, Carol Schoenecker

Healing Touch Level 4, 4/14–4/17, 2011, Stillwater, MN, Anne Day and Carol Schoenecker

Healing Touch Level 5, 4/19-4/22, 2012, Stillwater, MN, Anne Day

Healing Touch Practitioner Certification, 8/31/2012


Helper for Healing Touch Level 1, 10/15-10/16, 2011, Minneapolis, MN, Carol Schoenecker

Helper for Healing Touch Level 3, 8/17–8/19, 2011, Coon Rapids, MN, Jackie Mielke

Healing Touch Program, Anatomy For Healers, Level 1, 8/4-8/7, 2011, St. Paul MN, Nancy Lester

Multi-Dimensional Waveform Healing, Level 1, Minneapolis, MN, Cindi Claypatch

Health Realization Level 1 and 2, “Bringing Health to Life,” 4/23, 4/30, 5/8, 2008, Minneapolis, MN, Cindi Claypatch

Sacred Art of Caring for Our Dead, National Home Funeral Alliance pre-conference workshop and conference, 10/7 – 10/9, 2010, Boulder Colorado, Donna Belk

Home Funeral Training and Natural Burial Education, 4/30, 2011, Webster, WI, Lucy Basler

Midwifing Death, 2/3-2/4, 2012, Aslan Institute, Burnsville, MN, Lyndall Johnson and Lora Martz

Work Experience

2011–present  Peaceful Transitions: Healing Touch for Grief, Loss and End of Life

2011–present  partner in Willow, LLC, Burnsville, Minnesota

A business that explores choices for conscious living and dying.

1976–2008  Freelance Food Stylist, Recipe Developer, New Product Developer, Minneapolis, MN

Provided food styling for advertising, cookbooks, PR material for most major food companies in the United States.  Developed recipes for many major food companies.  Developed new food products for The Pillsbury Company.

1972-1976  Consumer Service Product Specialist for The Pillsbury Company, Minneapolis, MN

Volunteer Experience

2011-2012 Fairview Home Care and Hospice Ethics Committee

2010-2012 Fairview Home Care and Hospice, providing Healing Touch for Bereavement Services, working with those who were grieving

2008-2012 Fairview Home Care and Hospice, providing Healing Touch and care giver respite care to families who’s loved ones were dying and care to those at end of life


2/2011-present Healing Beyond Borders (formerly Healing Touch International), Member

1/2010-present  Minnesota Coalition of Death Education, Member

1/2010-present  Minnesota Network of Hospice & Palliative Care, Member

6/2010-present  Minnesota Threshold Network, Member

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