About

Hello! Welcome to the scrapbook of my heart!!

My name is Danielle. I am an Earth Citizen 🙂

What I mean when I say that, is that I have a sincere desire to see a healthier, happier and more peaceful world, and I believe that it starts with me.

I have dedicated my life to growing my own Light by helping others to grow their Light also.  For this, I currently work as an instructor, healer, trainer and manager at the Ravenna Park Body & Brain Yoga Center in Seattle.

My journey with this work and this path began 15 years ago because I was seeking my own healing of body, mind and spirit.  I am writing this blog in order to share my stories and inspirations with my family, my friends and anyone else who may be interested in the healing journey of the heart.

I hope that these words find their way to your heart also.  Who knows, they may even turn on a small light in there 🙂 When your light and my light and our light shines bright, what a beautiful world it will be!

 

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22 Thoughts.

  1. I’ve been reading through your scrapbook, and so many of the insights are amazing and close to my own heart. It always feels like we’re searching for something or trying to understand, and I am just getting that there’s more to life, that it’s about faith in a higher power as well so we can be free to be happy and live good lives, doing what we love and loving who we will. I’ve been humbled and amazed by the journey you’ve shared, it’s really touched my life and helped me to realize there are other avenues to enlightenment, such as embracing Yoga for health, meditation, and so much more. I have DVD’s and a mat, time to get started. You’re only a couple of years younger than me. And what a ride you’ve had and will continue to have. Bless your family and continued peace. Thank you for sharing. Kesa

    • Thank you so much for sharing your mind with me, Kesa. It means a lot to me. I am so happy to hear that my stories have touched your life in some way. Blessing right back to you! Enjoy the inner journey:) ~ Danielle

  2. Danielle,
    Gosh I don’t even know where to begin. I too, am just human full of light and joy and only one thing has brought me sadness… and that has been the absolute rejection of my own Biological Mother. I’m sure you get a million emails about this type of thing, and I truly am not trying to “add” anything to your plate. I am a college professor of Health Sciences, and in the past year have thought, how can I teach this and not live this? I have been more focused on trying to help others and have ignored myself. I have to tell you how the Universe/God has just literally dropped your services into my lap! I recently knew I needed to begin Yoga, and did not want to go to a public class. I’ve been looking for videos etc! I have WANTED to talk to someone about my own Adoption “stuff” v me always listening or helping others search for Bio families etc. On a trip 2 weeks ago, this book literally was on the ground in front of me as I walked my dog..” The Language of Letting Go”, and of course I am reading this daily. Then, like everyone else in the world it seems, I binged watched OINB this past weekend. I had never heard of your Birth mother until this show, and I am not a Star trek fan, so can’t say I even had heard of her…( no offense please). I thought, who is this lady? WHY is there something different about her versus hmm, some actress on a tv show? I typed in her name, and her story came up about you. I assume we all have this unexplained connection to others who have experienced adoption in some form. Perhaps our souls recognize something familiar? I don’t know, but once I read the article, I looked for you… just in the happenstance that you had shared your journey or healing, or experience with this….and here you are. Imagine my surprise, when i read you are in Seattle! I live in Port Orchard, next to bremerton, right across the water from you 🙂 I sat here reading your heart, and crying the entire time. I saw you have videos… JUST WHAT I’VE BEEN LOOKING FOR! I see you have walked a similar journey, and in some weird way, I feel relieved. Thank you for being so honest about the fact that you and your Birth Mother have had to work on your relationship, and it hasn’t been some fairytale! Thank you for saying you take these healing moments and then share them so tohers like me can gain healing as well. You have no idea what this is like for me… 47 yrs old, and BOOM, there you are with so many answers I have been searching for, and sharing your heart! Truly, I cannot thank you enough. I will absolutely watch your videos this weekend, and I had already planned an alone weekend ” chilling” so this will be spot on time as well. Danielle…. Bless you…..thank you! Jennifer Claire P.h.D

    • Dear Jennifer, it’s so nice to meet you! I feel very touched by your message and grateful that you reached out to me. That is exactly what this blog was intended for and I’m really so happy that it has provided something that you were looking for and needing.
      I take no offense about Kate, no worries about that. I never watched Star Trek either 😉 I believe that everything happens for a reason. Your sharing is proof of that to me 🙂
      Please feel free to talk and ask and share anytime. I am becoming increasingly interested in healing work for adoptees. We are still adoptees, even when we are 39 years old and 47 years old etc, and we all have our stories that we need to process. My hope is that we can all discover our true value, despite the rejection we have faced. This is the work I have dedicated the last 16 years of my life to for myself, and hope to share with others as best I can.
      Perhaps we can even meet sometime ~ I am happy to know that you are so close! Most of the people who reach out to me live across the country and the world. It is great to know that you are nearby!
      I hope you enjoy every minute of the videos and that quiet time to just be with yourself, inside of yourself.
      I am sending blessings back to you ~! Danielle

  3. Dearest Danielle,

    First, thank you so much for responding to me! I have sat here for 10 mins bawling like an infant! I just shared all of this with my best friend of 31 years and she is crying as well. I do not believe this is an accident! I cannot believe I have finally found someone who doesn’t want to be sad or dysfunctional due to adoption, but rather, heal and help! I too, would love to find a way to help fellow adoptees heal! I certainly share your heart and your blog has brought a major light into my life over night! With that being said, I would love to meet! I can come there or you can take the ferry to this side LOL… whatever works best for you! I am just ending a quarter with 5 classes, 188 students and a lot of final grading! I do, however, have some time before starting the new quarter in the next 2 weeks. My daughter is having an engagement party here at my home on July 2, so I’m super swamped the 1st-4th LOL. Do you have a personal email by chance so this entire thing is not public? 🙂 I’m going to view the videos this weekend!! Let me know if I can do anything for you as well. Looking forward to healing! 🙂 Peace beautiful lady!

    • Yes that’s a good idea to speak about the details privately ~ I will contact you at this email address later this evening. I look forward to it!

  4. Thanks for your blog. My mother was adopted but it has been a giant family secret my entire life. I look forward to reading your book. I am a professional pilot and just finished my own book. One thing that helped me was Dragon Dictation software program. You can speak your story into a mike and it types it into words for you to edit – a real time saver. Good luck!

    • I too wrote a book, and only discovered dragon software towards the very end and I will say that it really saves your hands some work definitely invest. And Danielle if you decide that you want that Dragon software for your book and it makes it easier for you you get a hold of me via email and I will buy it for you and get it sent to you ASAP ! Xxoo

  5. Please do! My schedule is not permitting me to be in class, but I support you…even if it is getting you this software to help write your book!

    • Awwww…I love you! Welcome to my blog world 🙂 Thank you for adding your name to my list! And, of course, thanks so much for being one of my biggest fans….big hug to you ~~~

  6. Hello Danielle. Where do I even begin? My name is Jillian and I am 18 years old. For the last thirteen years I have struggled with severe mental illness and have had ups and downs. I mostly have had a very negative attitude about it and have trouble pulling myself out of that. Since I found your blog my attitude has completely changed. I am able to understand myself in a totally new way. I am able to hope again and find beauty in the world. I especially liked your most recent article about hurt. It empowered me to not fall victim to my pain and change the way I view things. Your positive attitude has inspired me to change my own and take control of my mind and body. You have been through a lot and I look up to you for your strength. You are an amazing human being and I can not express how this blog changed my life. I want to thank you for being such a positive role model for anyone going through something tough. <3

    • Dear Jillian, it’s so nice to meet you. And it’s even more wonderful to hear the positive changes happening inside of you! Keep up the good work! I really appreciate your sharing and I wish you strength and light for your journey 🙂

  7. I am doing the online course about emotional management and inner self development, it’s so helpful for me to practise with myself with the online guidance. I can’t recommend it enough. Thank you ^^

    • I’m so glad to hear that Heather!!! Thank you for attending the classes and sharing your sentiment about them. I really appreciate your feedback 🙂

  8. I recently heard a phrase I had read years ago. “High Lonesome”. Interesting. You have such deep insights that resonate along the broad spectrum of the experience of life. What a comfort to read them. I am looking forward to your book. I know it is just around the corner for you!

    • Hi Vinson! I’m so sorry for the late reply ~ I am always happy to receive your comments! I am very grateful that you enjoyed both the poems and the insights from the posts you commented on. Your vote of confidence is always much appreciated!!

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