Time will help us heal if we use that time intentionally. I am on not a Mental Health professional. I am a woman who has spent years healing her own broken heart and integrating a lifetime of trauma.
I coined the acronym G.R.A.C.E. to provide actionable and easily accessible healing tools
"My mission is to show you how your grief can be a portal to your best self."
After suffering her own devastating loss on 9/11 of her husband, Jeffrey Olsen-a NYC firefighter, Denise learned how to transform her pain into authentic power.
Storytelling is my medicine. I teach and learn all through the power of storytelling. I am available for speaking engagements that focus on the Grief and Grace.
Nothing opens our heart and minds to healing faster than community. You are not alone. The times we are currently living in have created a collective energy of trauma and grief. The beauty in this will be the shift that occurs and the growth that comes from surviving. There is no better time to create a community designed to support that process. Together we can become strong and soulful.
I don't have the power to heal you or take away your pain. No one does (despite all the claims to the contrary). What I do have the power to do is create a container where you feel safe to explore all the emotions/thoughts/behaviors that you may be experiencing. I can empower you to create your own path, uncover your own greatness and walk beside you as you navigate the new territory you find yourself in.
In the aftermath of loss/trauma/grief, we often feel like zombies going through our days devoid of emotion; feeling disconnected and empty. My vision is for each of us to experience joy again. To feel alive by tapping into our soul’s purpose. Creating deep and constant connection to our own heart. Remembering who we are before we were taught who to be.
Turning all the pain and trauma into a catalyst for good. Finding the lessons that have come to us in the shittiest of wrapping paper. Designing a lifestyle from our inherent wisdom that integrates our past, present and future so that we may live in complete alignment. Peacefully. With our souls on the outside. No more masks. No more being dragged through life.
"Not only has she proven to be an incredible role model of strength, positivity and courage, she has become a wonderful friend. All I can say is, I've been truly blessed and continue to be amazed by this strong, soulful woman.”
"I knew I was feeling stuck and couldn’t understand why. Denise’s read of my chakras opened my eyes to behaviors that were keeping me in the same place. I left my session relaxed, aware, open and armed with a roadmap for healing."
"Denise was spot-on with things that she noticed and brought things to my attention that I was not even aware of. My experiences with Denise have left me with an increased sense of creativity and focus."
It wasn't easy. It has been the most challenging experience of my life. With pain comes wisdom. Over the past 20 years, my practice has organically evolved into a more precise, integrated path utilizing mindfulness, movement, breathing techniques and lifestyle changes along with ancient teachings, rituals and tools that empower us to rid ourselves of old paradigms and beliefs that have been holding us down while; simultaneously, creating space for dreams that are waiting to be made into reality.
I have been asked many times over, “How did you do it? How did you survive after losing your husband and being left with 3 babies ?”
After the loss on 9/11 of my husband, Firefighter Jeff Olsen, I created Strong and Soulful, which allowed me to use all the tools I had gathered along my journey to assist others in healing unseen wounds and empowering them to create a life they love living.
If you found yourself here and this speaks to you in any way, please reach out. If you think I am crazy for thinking you can be happy again - PLEASE reach out. If you’re feeling alone and a sense of community is what you need - REACH OUT! Trust in divine timing and the idea that there are no coincidences. A free discovery call will determine which service best suits you.