– Andy Warhol
What People Are Saying
– Diana F, Medium, Violet Flame
– Christinea J, Healer, Graphic Designer
– Mimi D, Speaker, Writing Coach
– Lynda L, MA, MFT
Thank you for loving me and introducing me to lovers of healing. I love you and pray for your continual call to heal. Forever grateful!”
– Porchia J, Graduate of The Twilight Brigade Training
We had members of the family coming and going to visit and witnessed this to be an amazing journey for all of us. There was a personalized video of my dad including everyone he had known, along with all the tunes my dad loved. It played continuously. It was a special time, even with the ups and the downs. We are very appreciative for having Shelley help create, working with our family members, the most incredible atmosphere. I am truly blessed to have experienced something that I thought would be terrible, but was pleasantly surprised at what really happened, “A Miracle.”
– Judy K, Baker, Grandmother
When both Gene and I were bed ridden, many people would call me to see how I was, but it was taxing to tell the same story over and over, so Shelley created “Toni’s Healing Village”, an e-mail list and active communication of my friends, to share what was going on without taxing my energy. She would arrange for meals to be brought in, drivers for massive doctor’s appointments, and any kind of shout out of Love I might need during these trying times.
She has driven me, stayed with me, and taken notes for every Doctor I met with. She treats my Cancer as a Life Journey- a great adventure, keeping me calm and centered… She’s a combination of a great Producer, Healer, Yogi, and the sister/best friend I always dreamed of, but never had.
On Valentine’s Day when Shelley picked me up for my surgery, she brought a huge package to my house. I opened it up and it was filled with surprise after surprise- a beautiful stained glass heart, candles, yummy treats, a poem she wrote for me and my husband, Gene, and so much more. By the time I went into the operating room, I was so calm and filled with confidence and love, any fear had vanished and I had the positive, winning attitude one needs to come out of this a winner.
On my first day of Chemo, there she was sitting right next to me, making me laugh, reminding me to breathe, asking questions of my technician so I would understand everything that was going on. That day, Shelley brought me a great big purple bag, which she called Toni’s “Chemo TREAT bag’- she filled it with calming CD’s she had created for me, a portable CD player, and the most gorgeous faux mink blanket in case I got cold during treatment. At home, she had filled my fridge with the most wondrous and healthy foods from Trader Joe’s, so I didn’t have to worry about a thing.
Shelley prepares her unbelievable homemade soups for us each week as well. I guess I have to say, with Shelley nearby, it’s like Christmas every day. Even with cancer! I feel it would be blessing of all time for the world if Shelley created a book, so that everyone could have a blueprint for their family, their friend, their love’s time of need… A Caregiver from the Angels like Shelley.”
– Toni B, Writer, Actor, Performer, Singer, RIP
The second thing I think of is her immense courage. Sharing her life story with the AFL family was so brave! She shared so many “prickly” personal details of her amazing life, and in doing so, she not only helped “unload her own load’, but also encouraged others to be brave about sharing their lives, as well. Life is not for sissies, and a sissy she ain’t! She is fierce and mighty!!
The third thing I think of when I think of Shelley is how much she loves her daughter. Every time she mentions her, her entire being lights up from the inside, and she warms others with the love she feels for her.
Love is the Light of the world, and she is a BEACON!!! (AND a ‘genie’!!!)”
– Pamela C, Singer, Actress, Performer
“It was so wonderful being in her weekend training; it helped me grow in many ways. I really appreciate her and her warmth, humor, and big-hearted wisdom. I thank her for her inspiration to go on this path.”
– Annette B, Reiki and Massage Therapist
– Lisa Martini, Twilight Brigade Volunteer Assistant
ps. this is who I have become and I’m loving every new experience.”
– Sam H, Restaurateur
– Andrea S, Advertising Executive
Shelley, you truly were the calm in our storm. Not only did you help comfort all around you, but also took care of all the details and needs for our family. Two small words don’t seem enough to express my gratitude but with all my heart and soul. Thank you.”
– Alec S
-Doreen Rivera, Creator of The Bodyful© Mind.
– Jerry F, Commercial Real Estate Investor