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My goals for Sunshine & Soul Skincare Studio are simply this: You will have the best facial experience ever, your skin will look and feel terrific, your spirit will be lifted, and you will never feel like you are just a number or a dollar sign to me. 

At nearly 60, I'm living my best life ever! I've been married to the love of my life for over 34 years, have 4 fantastic children and 5 grand-furbabies, am a leisure golfer, an avid traveler, and a National Parks enthusiast.

Originally from Pittsburgh, PA, I grew up in Central Illinois with my summers filled with endless sunshine, softball games and working in the corn fields. I came to the Chicago area in 1989. Some of my work life experiences have included advertising, public education, office management and spa management.

I had always grown up with the belief that there was power in human touch, and from an early age bought into the philosophy of teachers such as Felice Leonardo ("Leo") Buscaglia who promoted the value of something as simple as a human hug and its healing benefits.

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After having my first facial ever (in my 40's), I realized becoming an esthetician would be a way to join together my belief in human touch with my developing interest in overall health and wellness, and of course incorporating my own desire to fight the subtle signs of aging that were beginning to creep up on me.

After earning my esthetics license, I worked in different spa type settings and found my greatest interest was providing facials. The decision to go into business for myself, by myself, was based on my intent to focus exclusively on what energizes me -- facials that center on you and don't follow a "cookie cutter" procedure. I'm blessed to be growing Sunshine & Soul Skincare Studio in my own way. I'm a very small business and I take care of all aspects of it on my own. Rather than spending hours creating and posting content on social media, I choose to invest my time continually learning and enhancing my skills so I can take care of you.

I appreciate everyone who has continued to support me. You enable me to give back to several charities, some of which include releasing children from poverty, animal rescue, and supporting a local women's shelter.

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