Hi there and WELCOME!
We are Stephanie and Annie… nurses, friends, and co-founders of Hello Healer, Co.
Between us we have over 20 years of nursing experience. From ICU to ED, Aesthetics to PACU (and then some) we have put a whole lotta miles on our Dansko’s! We have been involved in pre-hospital work, teaching, & volunteering. For us, nursing has been full of the most rewarding and fulfilling, but also most excruciatingly painful, parts of our lives. We have spent entire seasons filled to the brim with misery and resentment, wondering why we ever chose this path. Yet we chose to mask all of this with socially acceptable martyrdom or “selflessness,” always doing more for others than we were doing for ourselves – truly believing this was the right thing to do – until we quite literally (but not quite at the same time, thankfully!) fell apart.
As nurses, lifelong friends, avid readers, and lovers of really good coffee, we began some good old-fashioned caffeine-fueled research about how to heal ourselves - our bodies, our minds, our hearts, our souls. Over time, with continued commitment, we started to see noticeable progress. All the time supporting one another and cheering one another on. We recommended amazing books to each other, attended workshops, trainings, coaching programs, and personal development seminars. We started applying what we were learning to our real lives and relationships, personally and at work. Neither of us would be where we are today without this drive to better understand and improve ourselves, and to do it in community with each other.
Along the way, something remarkable started to happen. As we got healthier in various ways, our lives started looking different, better. This was really working! We outgrew some relationships. We grew many more into healthier, more fulfilling relationships. Annie found the love of her life and got married. Stephanie bought her first home and was promoted. We started working for the same company and quickly realized we were quite the dream team. Our innovative curriculum development, product design, and implementation planning for our healthcare accounts exposed strengths neither one of us knew we had, strengths that we realized complemented each other really, ridiculously well.
And then there was this idea…this little voice that kept saying, “You know… we could do this not only for ourselves and for each other, but for ALL the Healers.” It was there, just simmering away, waiting for a little bit of attention before it boiled over into the ongoing fit of passion that has become Hello Healer.
Welcome to the next leg of our journey, we are so excited you are here, with us!
A few things we have learned…
• We are more effective healers (and humans!) as a result of our own healing.
• Our hearts burn for deeper healing but NOT only for ourselves!
• We deeply desire for others to experience transformative healing as well.
• We LOVE helping people with that! (That’s why you’re here!)