We had the good fortune of connecting with Samantha Englerth and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Samantha, can you share a quote or affirmation with us?
My all-time favorite quote is “Faith is the bird that feels the light and sings when the dawn is still dark.” By Rabindranath Tagore. There’s always hope. Even in the darkest of times.
Another guiding quote in my life is Robert Frost’s, “The best way out is always through.” There’s actually less pain walking through grief/a crisis/a challenge in real time than avoiding it and pushing it down. Inevitably, in order to heal, we’ll have to face it anyway – often after we’ve made a mess by avoiding, which just makes things worse. I speak from personal experience on both of these quotes!
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
I am a life coach, a Jikiden Reiki teacher and practitioner, and an intuitive medium. I believe life experience and being an empath and intuitive allows me to be a better life coach and healer. A passion of mine is helping clients to re-access and trust their inner guidance. I love helping clients use whatever challenging situations or blocks they are dealing with as a springboard for creating a new vision and deeply fulfilling life that makes them truly happy in the next chapter of their lives. Chiyoko Yamaguchi, the co-founder of the Jikiden Reiki Association in Japan said, ‘Reiki is compassion in action.’ Reiki stimulates the body’s natural ability to heal itself and balances the mind. Reiki helps people to become more compassionate with themselves.
Right now, I’m excited about launching my new Empath Empowerment Group series starting on April 1, 2021 via Zoom. The group will learn skills to thrive as an empath, exercises to strengthen their abilities and self-care, share in a safe space and get to know other empaths for support. I’m also looking forward to teaching my next Jikiden Reiki class on March 27-28, 2021, to be held outside in a private location in LA.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I live and work in the foothills of the San Gabriel mountains in LA county, where there are so many great hiking trails with beautiful views. A really pretty and easy hike is Deukmejian Wilderness Park in the northern most part of Glendale (La Crescenta). And I always take people who come to visit to eat at The Black Cow Café in Montrose. I love their coffee and salads and they have the delicious zucchini bread. Just down the street in Montrose is Paradis Ice Cream. They have the best ice cream–ever. And for the lactose intolerant, they also have seriously tasty vegan ice cream.
Next, we’d drive out to the Self-Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine in The Pacific Palisades. Founded by Paramahansa Yogananda, it’s such a peaceful, beautiful place – so many flowers, with swans, koi, ducks, turtles and a cute gift shop and small museum. A sarcophagus rests there with a portion of Mahatma Gandhi’s ashes. Any stress you arrive with, you will leave without. This is one of my all-time favorite places. And of course, for the out of towners I’d then have to take them to Malibu or Zuma Beach to see the Pacific Ocean.
The most exciting thing right now in early 2021 is the Stranger Things Drive-Into live event in downtown LA. You stay safely in your car the whole time. If you are a fan of the show, I highly recommend it.
On the way back from Stranger Things, we’d pick up sushi to take home from Tori Yen in Tujunga. It’s the “best sushi in the boonies.”
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My reiki teachers Frank Arjava Petter and Tadao Yamaguchi, Life Purpose Institute, Paramahansa Yogananda and Self-Realization Fellowship, A Course in Miracles, and Marianne Williamson.
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