It's an Honor to Meet You

Hello! I’m Barbara, an Integrative Wellness Consultant, Resilience Educator, HeartMath® Certified Senior Trainer, Coach/Mentor and Practitioner. With 20+ years of leadership experience, I offer heart-based solutions individuals and groups who seek enhanced levels of resilience, performance, energy and well-being. Private coaching sessions (phone, Zoom, in-office) and group workshops (onsite or webinar) focus on evidence-based resilience and stress mitigation techniques.​

Mission: Heart...Wide Open

A 30+ year nursing profession offered the honor of a glimpse into patients' lives: the heartache of illness and the heartfelt joy of healing. It's all part of our Earth school of "heart knocks".  

Focusing only on physical symptoms of dis-ease is NOT sufficient; we may miss key emotional, mental, spiritual and energetic clues as to why we’re not in perfect health. I'm learning that as humans being, we have much more in common than what we perceive as different ~ our sharing of experiences helps us to “feel”, “deal” and “heal”. In the end, we’re stronger, more resilient and may be transformed by our experiences…
IF we choose to allow for transformation.

​My intention is to serve as a catalyst for self-discovery and personal growth. Not to do things “for you”, but rather, to assist you to re-connect to your inner wisdom, passion, resilience and vitality. For some, that may mean reviewing and clearing the past, for others it’s learning to mitigate “uncertainty anxiety” or “analysis paralysis".  For most of us, it’s learning to LIVE IN THE MOMENT (regardless of what life throws our way), to appreciate what we have and not resent what we lack.  To find the joy and peace that's patiently waiting for a place we may not have considered exploring…within our selves!

Lessons Learned from Patients

Decades of searching for my own divine purpose led to a realization that I am here to support people in their awakening their innate self-healing potential and the transition to heart-based living.

Why live from the heart?

On my night shifts, I
listened a lot...with my ears AND a receptive heart poised to tune in to the essence of what was NOT being said. Many patients reflected upon their life from a hospital bed and I never heard anyone say, “I wish I’d spent more time at work”.  I DID hear:
“I wish I’d spent more time with my kids/family" AND “I wish I listened to my gut instead of other people...I never wanted to be/do (insert current job)...” So many people transitioned with their deepest desires unrealized, dreams unmanifested and missions unfulfilled.  

Sound familiar? It’s not too late! As long as we're breathing, we have the opportunity to transform our life! More than ever before, individuals are
awakening to their truth and taking steps to live an authentic heart-based, vibrant life. This is everyone’s birthright!

​Helping you to live more
heartfully is why I'm here - let's begin!


barbara hudak, rn, bsn., ms

  • Aroma Freedom Technique™ Certified Practitioner

  • HeartMath Certification (2010)

    • Senior Trainer, Coach/Mentor,  Interventions Practitioner

  • Reiki Master Teacher - Usui lineage (1998)

  • Master of Science (1998)

    • Community Health Admin., Wellness Promotion

  • Bachelor of Science - Nursing (1984)

professional memberships
& awards

  • Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing

  • American Holistic Nurses Association

  • Mayo Clinic Individual Award for Service Excellence

  • U.S. Air Force Distinguished Flight Nurse Award

HEartMath pilot study at Mayo Clinic


Hospital-Based Integrative Therapy

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