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Mary Hughes


One of my favorite quotes…

“And every day, the world will drag you by the hand, yelling, this is important! And this is important! And this is important! You need to worry about this! And this! And this! And each day, it is up to you to yank your hand back, put it on your heart and say, No!  This is what is important.”

Ian Thomas


Each of us has our own story.  As Ian Thomas wisely states, life will drag us by the hand, unless we intentionally stop.  Choose something for you today.  Slow down, self-nurture and allow yourself to appreciate what’s going on in your life today.  Breathwork meditation, restorative yoga or a Reiki session might be the balm needed as a next step when you finally slow long enough with your hand centered on your heart to help you do exactly that; and I’m here to guide you.



I am in my 60’s and love my life – most of the time!

Honestly, it takes intentionality to choose to find the joy and contentment in life each day. I am much better today at living in the present, not getting caught up in what is coming next week or next month – and this is thanks in large part to the wellness tools I have learned over the many 25 years as a therapist. A gift to share with my clients and maybe the best gift of all to have them for myself.

I have found such power in these tools that in the Summer of 2023, I decided to move away from traditional talk therapy and into well-being coaching.  I now offer 1:1 Breathwork meditation, Restorative yoga and Reiki sessions so that others can learn the importance of slowing down to restore over-all health and find that internal place of calm and content.


I have been married for over 45 years.  My husband, from the get-go, has been my safe place to land when I try new things and my biggest cheerleader in life.  I am so appreciative of his love and friendship.  I am mother to three grown children - each with families of their own. I am proud and amazed to watch my children parent.  They do an amazing job. I am grandmother to eleven beautiful grandchildren; they are my light and my delight!  My favorite is how they make me laugh  like there is no tomorrow.


My wellness practices have allowed me to keep my priorities in focus. At the top of my list is my family. They are an important part of who I am and where I choose to spend my energy. A top priority for me is also having new adventures and being a life-long learner.

On the horizon this fall, my husband and I are walking the El Camino, De Santiago trail. We will walk around 130 miles over a 15-day period and then sight-see in Portugal. This has been a dream in the making. Over the last 15 years I have explored stand-up-paddle boarding, long-distance biking, vegetarian cooking and what my kids call an “urban nomad” lifestyle in which my husband and I move to and explore a new St. Louis neighborhood every few years.

Most days, I incorporate yoga, meditation or breathwork into my routine. This has given me such inner peace and outward energy.  At this stage in my life, I am honored to hold space for others so that they too can learn the benefits of slowing down and finding space in their life. 

When you have a practice that recenters you, then you will have the bandwidth to choose what and who are important throughout your busy days.

Breathwork, Yoga and Reiki are life-altering. From my own experience and watching my clients over 25 years: Having a consistent practice empowers you to slow down, clear clutter that is stored in your mind and body and be more present for the people and the things that are most important. Isn’t that what we all want… to live a life that matters to us?

It is with gratitude and enthusiasm I offer these life-enhancing tools for you to experience. Contact me to learn more.

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