ENERGY SPECIALIST. MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER. SPIRITUAL COUNSELOR. AUTHOR.
Like many women, Felicia wears many hats. She is an educator, author, and small business owner. She is an energy specialist, transformational healer, motivational speaker, and spiritual counselor. Time with Felicia leaves you knowing she is triumphant and Miracles happen in her presence! Simply put, Felicia is a survivor turned thriver and her positive energy is contagious.
Along with two younger siblings, Felicia McQuaid was born to a young mother in Kansas. Their father was a poor man who did not stay in the picture very long. A few years after the two split, her mother remarried, a life-changing event for the entire family, especially for the young nine-year old girl.
The new figure that was supposed to provide and protect turned into a real-life monster for the young girl. Her mother’s new husband began to sexually abuse Felicia. Her silent suffering went on for three years until the truth was dragged into the light. However, once Felicia garnered the courage to speak her truth — she was ignored. The truth that could have stopped the pain and allowed for healing to begin did the opposite. And in an effort to keep the peace, Felicia was removed from her family’s home and placed into foster care, an experience that sheltered her physically and emotionally, yet left her feeling lonely and abandoned. Felicia returned home at the age of 15, but her stepfather was still there. She immediately packed her bags and set off into the world alone.
This story is brilliantly shared in her debut book, Uncommon Faith, the Journey from Difficulty to Divine Purpose.
Many of these experiences alone would be enough to cripple the human spirit, but not for Felicia. She transformed these experiences through faith and forgiveness. and began the process of healing herself. Now, she dedicates her life to helping others do the same. Felicia aims to help others heal from past hurts and move forward to live productive and healthy lives. The healing path began at pivotal turning point in her life.
“At the age of 28, I hit a wall. I began having severe back pain that was debilitating me and would not be ignored. I started seeing Doctors, chiropractors, massage therapist anything that I could think of that would get me out of pain. I was prescribed a heavy dose of pain pills, muscle relaxers and anti-depressants which only seemed to be masking the pain that I felt. A diagnosis or cause could not be found.
One day, literally flat on my back in excruciating pain, I surrendered. I prayed for relief, I prayed for help. I knew that something had to change. My life was in a state of misery, I felt anger, pain and fear. I pushed all those that loved me away and that was only adding to the physical pain.
After that day, I began my quest for relief. I asked for help and help came in the form of yoga. It was the answer to my prayer. I found a teacher and began the process of unraveling, physically and emotionally. What I discovered was that the pain I was carrying was the pain of my difficult past and it would not be ignored any longer. I started yoga in 2000 and that began a new path for me. A path of healing and self- discovery which led me to all the practices that I now teach and offer today.
I believe in the potential within each individual to grow, learn, and heal.
If I am able to heal from this trauma, then this type of healing is available for the whole world. How can I not share that?”
Felicia has been working as a holistic practitioner for more than 20 years and she shares her vast knowledge of the body, mind and spirit every chance she gets. She sees clients one on one as well as leading trainings and workshops on a vast array of subjects including