Describe one of the most soul-opening moments of your life. I was never a religious or spiritual person, in fact quite the opposite. But then I experienced something that opened my eyes and changed my life forever.

My daughter and husband were in a car accident with a transport truck. It was a very foggy day; the truck was stopped for a school bus. My husband literally drove into the back of it because he didn't see the truck until it was too late. The car was totaled. Luckily it was a large old Mercury Marquis, and the long front end took all of the impact literally right up until the windshield. It was amazing my husband wasn't badly hurt.

The first car on scene almost rear-ended my husband by avoided a collision. He was an off-duty fireman and had some road flares in the car so he put them out so other cars went around the accident.

Stephanie 1My daughter was 3 at the time and upset. Luckily a farmer and his wife (a retired ER nurse) helped my husband out and my daughter was safe and sound in their home.

When I got to the accident and saw the car, my heart sank. I went to find my daughter and started speaking to the amazing woman looking after her. I realized all were okay that day except for a few bruises.

When I got home, I just felt this incredible peace come over me and a voice that said "you're taken care of". We are truly taken care of, if you slow your life down, be at peace, and pay attention you will feel the flow of life. Everything you need is around you. From this moment I started discovering what spirituality means to me, developing my intuition, practicing Reiki therapy connecting with energy and I continue to this day to deepen and expand it.

When do you feel your most soulful? I feel the most soulful doing things I love and have always been a part of my life such as playing baseball, dancing, singing, and running the trail my grandfather used to take me on as a kid. I love reiki and working with energy. Being with my daughter is always an amazing experience and connection; she warms my heart. I'm most in tuned with myself early morning 3-5am sometimes I find myself awake at this time working on something that I clearly need to work on and enjoy doing.

Stephanie 5Where have you felt the most in touch with your own soul? Being on the trail my grandfather used to take me hiking as a kid really is my power source. I relax, unwind, ask him for guidance... he's always around me when I'm there. I'm truly at peace and feel completely safe.

What do you feel your soul’s purpose is? My soul's purpose is to help bring people up to a level where they can live their dream life and bring the inside to the outside. So many people are living life to be happy without truly doing the work to just be happy living their own life being who they are. Nothing outside of you will ever make you feel truly connected to yourself. So many people are stuck in fear and societal programming. I want to help them with that, I want to help them change their life like I did with mine.

Is there anything else you’d like to share with us? I just wanted to thank you for the opportunity to share myself with others. I truly enjoyed your book The Soulmate Experience it has been exactly what I needed while I continue to work on myself.

BaseballWhat I do: I'm blessed enough to have many different vehicles to share my purpose with others. I'm a Registered Nurse in the ER and love the health teaching, reassuring aspect of my job. Outside of my work hours I'm involved with my baseball organization that focuses on the mind, body, and spirit of player development and being a part of a team.

Thank you for being here! ~Mali & Joe, authors of The Soulmate Experience: A Practical Guide to Creating Extraordinary Relationships52 Prescriptions for Happiness, and the upcoming book The Soulmate Lover, and creators of Mantras for Making Love