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The interview with Kate DeChard was conducted on June 21, 2018, in Hudson, NY. Kate is a former special education teacher, but now runs a holistic healing business from Tivoli, NY. The interview focuses on Kate’s family genealogy, which has deep roots in New York, the pioneering women family members, who were landowners, which was uncommon and a difficult position during their time and their resistance to sharing their story. Kate reflects that because she too is typically resistant in telling her story, she believes this interview helped her see a generational pattern that persists with her today. In terms of her healing work, she describes how her own life transitions, going through a divorce, becoming ill with Lyme’s Disease and having to give up the land that she inherited, led her to the journey of healing through vibrational frequency. Kate discusses her energy clearing ritual during the interview, and provides a song collection using a drum to represent the heartbeat.
This interview may be of interest for those who want to learn about women’s empowerment, vibrational healing and family legacy.
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