August 23, 2018

About

Hey there, I’m Shawna! A counselor, astrologer, meditation enthusiast, and empath dedicated to sharing inspiration and guidance for you live life in the world as a highly sensitive person.

I’d always been called “sensitive” or “shy” as a kid, but didn’t really know what to do about it. I felt like an oddball. For my 12th birthday, my grandma gave me two books that changed everything. An astrology book and a peaceful arts book about mindfulness, yoga, and meditation. I was fascinated! And I finally saw my sensitiveness presented as a gift.

There was something about astrology, meditation, and psychology that seemed so natural. Since then, I enjoyed learning anything I could about self-reflection through symbology and psychology.

But, I followed a mainstream path based on what everyone around me wanted. I got married at 22 years old, had a successful career in commercial real estate, and things seemed great on the outside….while I found myself progressively searching for more meaning in my life.

At 26, I rediscovered yoga! This lead to a passionate study of yoga philosophy and subtle energy (the Chakras). Around this same time, I began a daily meditation practice. I started with just 5 minutes a day but this had a profound effect on how I felt and I was curious to discover more.

When I was 28, I started teaching yoga and questioned my career path in real estate. I wasn’t fulfilled but wasn’t sure what to do. I also got divorced after finding my husband having an ongoing affair. This time was intensely painful, exciting, scary, and freeing – all at once. My interest in yoga, meditation, and astrology provided a healing balm and guidance during that chaotic time.

Eventually, I realized that real estate wasn’t fulfilling. I left the field to finding something in the helping and healing arts that suited me. It has been quite the journey! Along the way I managed a resort spa, taught yoga, was a personal assistant, learned Reiki and Deeksha, did life coaching, worked as a consultant, a receptionist, and several other odd jobs to pay the bills while I found my way.

I was synchronistically encouraged to practice astrology professionally in 2014 – something I never would have never planned! I LOVED doing astrology readings and still love doing astrological counseling. It’s exciting, fascinating, and fulfilling.

Finally, after a massive amount of self-reflection, I decided to go back to school in 2017 to finish my undergrad and eventually get my masters to become a counseling psychologist. Right now, I’m focused on school, my spiritual self-care practices, and connecting with loved ones. I also work as a barista and love sharing astrology through videos and workshops.

That’s me in a nutshell 🙂 I’m happy you found me and look forward to connecting with you in the most helpful way.

My schedule is limited during the school year. To ask about a personal astrology session, guest workshop, or collaboration, please email me at shawnamcgrath@gmail.com.

Thank you for connecting and enjoying my work ❤️

Xo,
Shawna