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About Me

Hi, I'm Nicole Chandler Eng, the proud owner of Westerly Wellbeing – a BIPOC, woman-owned business dedicated to holistic wellbeing and conscious living. I bring to the table a rich background as a certified sound healer, ritual and ceremony facilitator, Reiki practitioner, mindful and trauma-informed meditation guide, and breathwork coach based in Chicago. 

In my spare time, you can find me traveling, curled up on the couch with my a good book, in a yoga practice, hosting gatherings with friends and family, baking, at a concert or stopping to smell the flowers. I am surrounded by love and am grateful everyday for my kind, supportive partner and fur-baby.

If you’re interested in tips on how to bring the sacred into your daily life, experience shifts, step into your power or deepen your spiritual connection, follow me on Instagram - @westerlywellbeing. Also, keep an eye on our Events page for upcoming offerings for a  taste of various healing practices and to join in community.

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My Journey

For as far back as I can remember, I have always felt a strong connection with nature and the persistent pull of the Universe. As an Air sign, I’m quite the dreamer and knew that amazing, beautiful adventures awaited me. 

 

Despite this vigor for life, I spent my childhood and early adulthood in survival mode, and the hustle mentality was deeply ingrained in my psyche. It was the only way I knew how to live. I became increasingly disconnected with the magic within myself and felt completely off balance. 

As an adult, I began talk-therapy and managed the imbalance with western medicines. It was what I needed at the time to help get me to a place where I could begin exploring a more holistic approach to my mental health. I started noticing a shift when I began a daily gratitude and meditation practice. I welcomed the sacred back into my life through mindful, practical, daily practices such as grounding meditations, breath work, gratitude and yoga to reconnect with myself and my intuition. I found myself regularly attending women’s circles and finding such comfort in knowing I wasn’t alone, and I could release what was no longer serving me in order to step back into my power.

 

This was the missing piece – consciously living in a way that felt authentic and aligned with my soul, instead of running on autopilot. Things started to make more sense, and, in addition to these holistic practices, I found confidence to more effectively incorporate tactics I had learned during therapy (bless my therapist and her beautiful, patient soul). I eventually graduated from therapy and weaned off of ALL of my medication. 

 

This journey hasn’t been easy, and it’s taken real commitment, courage and compassion to face my trauma. Peeling back the layers, shining light onto those raw emotions and memories and meeting them with compassion has resulted in profound shifts in my life. All of the layers – the pretty and the messy – are part of me and make up my story. I have learned to love and accept them unconditionally. I am the happiest I have ever been. I am thriving and know there is so much more to come.

Wha't's In A Name?

“Westerly” came as a beautiful download from the Universe as the sun began to set during an evening walking meditation. When I returned home, I hilariously had to look up the word “Westerly” to make sure it was a real word. As I considered it further, the symbolism of “Westerly” – meaning of or towards the cardinal direction West – was in full alignment with my mission.

 

The West is associated with the element of Water, which is connected to our emotions, psyche and movement. The West is a place of introspection that helps us find divine transformation.  This time of reflection helps prepare us to move in the direction of new beginnings and possibilities – the East.

 

With its connection with Water, it reminded me of my own healing journey. Like Water, when nothing within us stays rigid, we define the shape we’re in. The transformational power of the West – of Water – is reflective of the human capacity for change. It represents the culmination of our unique experiences that have shaped us but do not define us.

 

Thus, Westerly Wellbeing – supporting soul-care by empowering people to tune into their inner wisdom and rediscover their power as they ground in connection, flow with intention and resonate with expansion.

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