"The most painful experience in my life turned out to be the greatest blessing" -Kathleen McGinley
And then one day, my soul called out to me…and I asked the question, “Is this all there is to life?”
This question led me into having miraculous experiences that transformed my life. As I healed my past, doors opened for me to find, not only my true Self, but also my soul’s purpose. Life became an adventure!
I never dreamed that I would be doing this…
because for a large portion of my life, I felt like a misfit. I felt different, alone and unable to ‘fit in.’ It looked like I had the perfect family with a successful career and that I had it all together. But on the inside, I was dying and my relationships were failing.
Not growing up in an affectionate family, I didn’t really know what ‘love’ was. So, as a result, I looked for love in all the wrong places. My desire to please others led me to relationships with addicts, narcissists and emotionally unavailable men. After my first failed marriage, I found what I thought was ‘love’ but it turned out to be a lustful, toxic, relationship addiction.
I felt stuck, unhappy, and disconnected from myself.
It led me into the darkness of depression. It scared me enough to make an appointment with a therapist. Already at the first meeting with her, she was able to diagnose ‘codependency’ as my condition. It was that obvious.
She told me to read the book, ‘Codependent No More’ by Melody Beattie. After reading it, I actually found relief, with a newfound understanding of why I feel, think and do what I feel, think and do.
Eventually, with the support of a 12-step community, love for myself and a deep connection to Spirit, I was able to end the unhealthy relationship.
I kept getting a strong tug at my heart…
The deep introspection that I engaged in for many years has not only led me to attract other healthy relationships and find my soul mate, but it has led me to discover who I am and why I am here.
You see, I had spent over 20 years engaging in self-discovery with therapists, groups, healers, psychics, shamans, and other indigenous healers. I began to understand what was working, and what was not. During my journey, I became conscious of the key components that were essential to helping me transform to my Truth. I wanted to share my newfound realization with others so that they could understand that their challenge was actually a ‘soul call,’ an opportunity for them to awaken to their true Self.
So, to make it simple for others, I designed a program with a 4-step proven process that takes a person who is recovering from a crisis or challenge to living an authentic life, full of meaning and purpose. My method combines the wisdom of my own personal experiences, 34 years of health/wellness knowledge, Adventure-based counseling, and shamanic wisdom to help heal and empower others so that they, too, can transform to their Truth!
Kathleen McGinley utilizes her gifts, serving individuals and groups in her role as:
• a Holistic Wellness teacher, mentor and shamanic life coach
• a certified Earth Magic® practitioner
• an adventure based counselor
Previously employed as a high school Health and Physical Education teacher in the Allentown School District for 34 years, she was honored twice as one of America’s most respected teachers by her selection to “Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers.”
Since Kathleen’s spiritual awakening in 1992, she developed a passion for indigenous wisdom that led her to study with Native American, Andean, Toltec, and Hawaiian shamans. In the mid 1990’s, she became certified as a Reiki practitioner and a facilitator for experiential-based Project Adventure programs. In 2005, she received certification as a wellness life strategies coach and later, a holistic wellness coach, from the Spencer Institute. In 2015, she became certified as an Earth Magic® practitioner under the tutelage of internationally renowned shamanic practitioner, Dr. Steven Farmer.
In 2016, Kathleen became recognized as a published author with the release of her book, “Soul Lost, Soul Restored: A Sacred Journey Back to Self.”
She presently lives in Lewes, Delaware with her partner and her Australian Shepherds.