I am passionate about serving others through the power of healing and story. I assist people in elevating their emotional health and wellbeing... particularly through accessing relief. I believe we can genuinely feel pleasant emotions more often than not and enjoy this beautiful thing called life. It is through my personal and professional journey that I am able to share my unconventional ways of bringing that to the world.
I'm fun a grandma at heart (You won’t see me up past 11). I am an enneagram 8 w 7, so I get excited and passionate about almost anything. I don’t do superficial well. I laugh at inappropriate times where you can hear my witch cackle laugh from a mile away. I love to laugh and just enjoy life. I travel the world every chance I get. I love adventure. I want to explore and just experience it all. Life is too short. I choose to live life on fire. I empower others to do the same.
Brought to the earth plane in Cleveland, OH
Happy childhood, but dealt with undiagnosed illnesses.
Straight A student athlete drowning in perfectionism and anxiety.
Start training in mind body medicine and energy healing while dreaming up my business.
My practice, Inner Fire Wellness was started.
Loving life! Wellness practice now called Erika Shepard Healing & Coaching.
I know the ability of one’s power to heal… because I was someone who used to be unwell. I used to deal with bouts of depression as a child, chronic anxiety and stress in my teen and early adult years. I had undiagnosable autoimmune and gut issues from an early age.
Now I am free from all of this. I found that healing ourselves on the emotional and spiritual level can create deep, lasting healing in ways that simply proper nutrition, exercise, and supplementation could not.
I always felt a desire within me to help others. So I became a nurse. I spent almost a decade between being a RN and a Nurse Practitioner. I loved being a nurse, and with that, I was always seeking more answers for my patients (and myself) that conventional medicine could not provide. So I went seeking.
It was in 2016 that I learned about Mind Body Medicine, and how our spiritual and emotional health influences our physical health (and vice versa). I had no idea how impactful our emotions and past and how we feel about ourselves and our lives can influence our quality of life, and subsequently our physical health.
In 2017, I made the decision to leave conventional medicine and get trained in more forms of mind body medicine. In 2018, I started my practice, Inner Fire Wellness, which has blossomed into my current practice.