Who am I?
Hi there! My name is Dixie Ewing.
I’m going to tell you a bit about my story. And before I do, I want you to notice – you’ve already created your own story of me.
Your story of me might be formed by the style of my website, or photos of me, maybe your past experience with someone named Dixie… any number of things, right?
Now I ask, is your story of me the same as my kid’s story, or my husband’s, what about the story my Mom has about me?
Nope! We all have different stories about everyone & everything.
So who’s story is TRUE?!?
Our lives are made up of thousands, maybe millions of stories. Some are amazing, others not so much…. And of course, we’re all looking for our Happily Ever After story, right? Well, I suggest an alternative!
First, my brief story….
As a child, my parents encouraged questions.
My Mom believed questions were an essential aspect of learning & encouraged them constantly …that is, until I started questioning my family’s beliefs as a teenager. (Fortunately, even though my family & I may have different views – we still have deep love for each other). Throughout my teen & young adult years I explored many different beliefs.
Then when I was 22 years old, I became a Licensed Massage Therapist graduating from Myotherapy College of Utah.
I felt I was pretty open minded & I had life nearly figured out (hahaha…..pretty hilarious now that I look back).
As a Massage Therapist most of my adult life, many of my stories revolve around my career and believe me, I’ve gathered plenty of colorful tales!
In 1999, I became a Mama! A lifelong dream & huge passion of mine.
Fast forward to now and I adore being Mama to 4 incredible kids! Three girls & one boy…. (Yes I even adore my teenagers- whether they like me or not, is a different story LOL xoxox)
Last the best of all the game – I’m also a thankful & fulfilled wife…. Although, it hasn’t always felt like ‘happily ever after’ (more about that soon).
Needless to say, as an enthusiastic Massage Therapist and zealous Mom & Wife, I’m deeply dedicated to Holistic Wellness! And that’s part of why I specialize in working with Moms – in particular Soon-to-be or New Mamas! Of course, I don’t exclusively work with Moms… I am grateful and accepting of anyone who is ready and willing to jump into inner growth and holistic peace!
That is what Clear Wave Wellness is about...
BTW- You might notice, I make lots of references to ‘water’. It’s my ‘happy place’, especially the Ocean. Thus the name Clear Wave Wellness.
Kind of goofy, I know, and yet so true to my heart!
You might wonder, how I decide to integrate Mindfulness with Massage…? Like I mentioned previously – from a very young age, I was taught that questions are knowledge…. And yet the main question I would ask throughout life was “WHY____?” I came to realize, I didn’t seem to get the answers I was seeking, by asking ‘why’.
Then one beautiful autumn day in 2016, when I was trading massage with a fellow therapist, Nancy, I mentioned that I recently separated from my husband. (Really, I was complaining & venting about how it was all my husband’s fault! LOL)
My friend, Nancy asked the question that would alter my life-compass forever….
“Who would you be without that story, Dixie?”
I remember my mind seemed to glitch. With a dumbfounded expression I said “Huh?”
She continued to tell me about The Work of Byron Katie (thework.com). The whole drive home after our session, I was ultra excited to search & find out more. And for the next few weeks, I was enthralled by this Work! The more I practiced, the more I felt a ‘CLEAR WAVE’ of relief, and it started to be noticeable in my daily life. This Work is simply identifying & questioning our stressful thoughts, until they dissolve & our true nature emerges (also known as Self-Inquiry).
In March 2017, I graduated from The School for The Work…. I HAVE NO WORDS TO EXPLAIN the MAGNITUDE of the experience from those courses. Even though my husband and I were still separated, he began to notice the changes in me & in turn, the value of these Mindfulness Techniques. I started training with Clarity Coaching Institute (affiliated with The Work of Byron Katie) in July 2018 and of course, the self-healing was beyond explanation.
(Big sigh & smile…) I’m happy to say, in the fall of 2018, my husband and I reconciled! I give most of the credit to the shifts my hubby & I experienced from our regular Self-Inquiry practice. The tide just keeps bringing me new perspectives of reality, a constant ebb & flow. Of course, I still have struggles and stress…. The difference is NOW I have the understanding to Inquire, to be Mindful, to Witness, to Notice, to Allow – instead of fight against my feelings! NOW life feels so much more simple, free & CLEAR, and so does my marriage!
Anyway, after 12 months of intensive training, I completed my Certification through Clarity Coaching Institute. My joy for life continues to expand exponentially! IMHO, the best part of this transformation, is a completely new level of Love & Appreciation for MYSELF… helping me to stand in my truth! In other words – identifying what is true for me in each moment, being honest with myself & others, and of course, being gentle & understanding of those around me & MYSELF! All this, from purely asking questions and trusting myself for the answers.
Allow me to finish with a cheesy analogy… Clear Wave Wellness is like a buoyee on the ocean – helping you (and me) to view our stress/stories more clearly, holding the space for you to identify what is true for you & discovering the path you want to take on your boat, paddleboard, swim, etc.
Ultimately, coaching you in the waters of life by asking introspective questions & seeking solutions for your physical, emotional & mental wellbeing, plus mindfully reminding you to Be. Here. Now! And when you are present, YOU are more CLEAR, and YOU will pass that on to your family & those around you!
So instead of Happily Ever After…. I’d like to propose Happily Ever Present!
These are the gifts I’m passionate about sharing with YOU!
Are you ready to discover who you are beneath all the layers of stories? Your true self, your true wisdom, your true inspiration?!?!