We had the good fortune of connecting with Erin Bird and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Erin, we’d love for you to start things off by telling us something about your industry that we and others not in the industry might be unaware of?
Energy is within and all around us. Our blood flow, our breath, our neurological patterns, all move and continuously flow. This process creates a frequency within and all around us, it creates what we all know as energy. So when an energy worker, a body worker/massage therapist, an acupuncturist, or a beautician, works with someone’s body- they’re working with their energy, too. Reiki is specifically geared toward energy that flows in the body with hands on or above the location. This type of work is imperative to seeing the whole body in a holistic way. Eastern practices are additional support to Western practices and vice versa.

Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
I believe what sets myself apart from others and others from me, is that we all have our own unique intuition. Everyone’s got it…it makes you who you are. How one decides to channel intuition can set anyone apart from everyone else. Essentially, when we follow our passions, we prove to ourselves that we love something deep enough to bring attention to it, give life to it, and to bring forth tangible results. I do my best to remain authentic, empathetic, and focus on intuition. I feel that’s how I’ve best navigated my journey to this point. Truly a shout out my people because they continuously reassure the intuition I express. They are also sure to back me up when I let my ego talk me down and tell me I’m no good. In our house, we call it “The Drunk Monkey”. It would be a crazy road without my people around me. They held their hands out when I faced some of my deepest challenges and they wait patiently for me to arrive. The lessons along the way include: stick to your boundaries, schedule yourself, bed early is so clutch to a clear productive day, there’s a million people trying to do similar things as me potentially in a different way-support them, and have confidence. Confidence with knowledge is the key to making the lasting impact. My brand is meant to support people by giving them a safe space to reflect through their highs and lows. It is a space to encourage you to follow your heart in a logical way and to bring mindfulness to the daily conversation with your self. This overall will help the population change the mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical forms of our soul, body, and mind.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
[Chuckles] Believe it or not, Quarantine (or as the trending phrase mentions, “Since COVID happened”) was a really vital time to my understanding of how important home is. However, with any free time I have, I hike. I really love traveling to mountain towns, including Boulder and Morrison, and taking a day or two to explore there: find a good hike, a good coffee shop, and a good place to eat a meal. In Denver, a classic go to for me is CartDriver on 25th and Larimer. I also love a good Truffle Table charcuterie board, an El Five night atop the city, and classically my favorite take out is U.S. Thai- yes I order medium heat. My favorite breweries for an old time Denver day drink include Our Mutual Friend or Cerebral Brewing Company. Crema in the Denver Central Market has one of the best oat milk lattes ever. Downpours Coffee has a great Nitro Cold Brew. But the current favorite? Corvus coffee on S. Broadway is my hot spot right now- I’m drinking their everything because the roast is perfect. To study on a late eve I mosey on my way over to Carbon on Platte or Stella’s on Pearl.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I, hands down, would not be in one of the happiest places in my life if it weren’t for everyone along the way. No matter how difficult a relationship with someone, they helped me understand who I am and how I want to proceed. A righteous shout out to my roommates-especially the ones I’ve gotten closest with, my mentor, my sisters, and my six best friends in Denver. I’ve been fortunate to have my family, too. However, this has all been made so possible by my clients. I love them. A lot.

Website: https://themindfulbird.com
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/erinbird_/
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/eeschemenski/

Image Credits
Nick Diraddo, Madisen Casey, Madison Lavern

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