A little fun at work prior to diagnosis
Infusion - Go antibodies!!!
My name is Sheila Ames. I'm a Registered Nurse (RN), a Holistic Health & Wellness Coach, and a Public Speaker. As a Health & Wellness Nurse Coach, my goal is to create a safe and empowered space that allows you to discover your individual healing potential. Just as the body craves nutrient-dense foods, the soul craves motivation and awareness. Helping others is my life purpose. My vision through coaching is to help others with chronic illnesses feel empowered and energized so that they can manifest their dreams with balanced health, a clear mind, and a free spirit.
I have been working as a Registered Nurse (RN) for over 13 years both in the hospital setting and outside including the ICU, ER, Cardiac, RN Quality Manager over 22 clinics, home health and hospice. I love making personal connections with people to better help them understand their diagnosis and how to live with it and/or conquer it!
Resiliency is born from overcoming struggle, and some of the best coaches are those who have been there themselves. In 2015, I was diagnosed with Common Variable Immunodeficiency (CVID), a non-communicable genetic mutation that affects the immune system's ability to create enough antibodies to fight off infections. As a result, I was forced to step away as my work as a RN in the ICU and seek a different path in my nursing career that would still honor my desire to serve others. Thanks to plasma donors, I receive monthly infusions of antibodies to prevent infections, which enables me to work remotely. In addition, I was diagnosed with migraines at the age of 8 and have developed fibromyalgia and immune thrombocytopenia.
I'm dedicated to discovering ways of working with my disability, not only to enrich my life, but to inspire others. If you'd like to learn more about CVID and migraines in the podcasts below.
I encourage those with a type of Primary Immune Deficiency to join my Facebook Support Group.
For support transitioning into a Whole Food Plant Based Lifestyle, you can join my WFPB-SOS Facebook Group.
When I'm not coaching, I enjoy traveling, doing yoga, dancing, hiking, foraging for wild herbs/food, making jewelry, and knitting. I'm also skilled in metaphysics and energy healing and operate an Etsy Shop, where I sell a wide range of crystals, healing sessions and homemade all-natural bath and body products.
*Nationally Board Certified Health & Wellness Nurse Coach (HWNC-BC)
Board Certified both as a Holistic Nurse and a Nurse Coach
*Licensed Registered Nurse (RN) in 40 states
*Bachelor's in Science of Nursing through University of Phoenix
*Associates Science of Nursing through Mendocino College
*Effective Coaching Pathway Completion in Toastmasters International
*Triple Crown Award in Toastmasters International
*Ordained Minister through Universal Life Church
*Certified Usui Ryoho Reiki Master/Teacher
*Certified Crystal Healer through Sage Goddess 2020 & 2021
*Ordained Priestess and Angelofos Practitioner through Sage Goddess 2020
*Certified Soul Shift Healer through Sage Goddess 2020 & 2021
*Certified Alchemist and Elemental Healer through Sage Goddess 2021