Your Answers Lie Within

We are all born with innate gifts to help us in our life journey. Some refer to these gifts as our “gut instinct,” “intuition,” “internal compass,” or “inner knowing.” However, in the natural process of socialization through family, culture, and society, these gifts often get buried. We learn to interact in the world around us with highly attuned satellite dishes tuned to the external versus internal world. These satellite dishes guide us in our decision making and choices.


From a brain perspective, we have the ‘rational/logical’ left brain and the more ‘intuitive/creative’ right brain. In Western culture the bias is toward leading with our rational or logical brain often at the expense of the intuitive brain. The truth of the matter is we have two hemispheres for a reason, and they are meant to work together! When these hemispheres work together, we unlock out highest power and potential. 


The good news is that we can develop both sides of the brain by learning to become quiet. By going within  we receive the inner wisdom and intuitive guidance that awaits us. We then begin to train our satellite dishes to turn from external guidance toward internal guidance. When we do this, the quality of our life changes dramatically. As we learn to access, listen, and make choices from inner guidance, our true gifts emerge and the soul blossoms providing us with life opportunities we never imagined.

Hello, I’m Martina Barnes. I have over thirty years of experience as a clinical practitioner in human behavior. As a coach, therapist and mindfulness teacher my approach is holistic and grounded in neuroscience- with a healthy dose of humor for good measure!


Ever since I was a child I found joy in helping others. I was born sensitive, empathic, highly intuitive, and highly analytical; not easy qualities to possess in childhood, especially if there is no one to guide you! I saw, perceived, and felt experiences that others did not. It was confusing and isolating. I felt like a freak of nature, truly. Over the years, I’ve grown into these attributes. I like to say that I went from an anxious worrier to an enthusiastic warrior!


At the age of 21, I went through a series of profound awakening experiences that were both exhilarating and frightening. The life script I and my parents had prepared for me began to unravel. I was given the opportunity to reclaim my natural gifts which set me on my path. My life began to fall into place for the first time.


(learn more about Martina’s journey)