About Angels and Sages
PLANT | PAUSE | SPIRIT | INTENTION | CONNECTION
Like all good stories, ours starts with a love story...
New couple Dena and AJ were healthcare professionals living in different cities, trying to make it work long distance-- until a single event changed both of their lives--Dena nearly died of a brain aneurysm.
When Dena got sick, AJ, who was working twelve-hour hospital shifts in the emergency room each day, left work and drove two hours each way in an Oklahoma ice storm to sit by Dena’s bedside in the hospital. His unwavering commitment resulted in the realization that they were meant to be together and Dena credits AJ for saving her life with his love and support.
A Healing Journey...
As Dena slowly recovered, she thought about all she'd been through. She was convinced that stress played a part in her illness and she set out on a long journey to learn ways to manage stress and balance her demanding career, health, and sanity (something we can all relate to today!). At a loss with traditional methods, she turned to the folk healing arts and energy work that she’d dabbled in during the 20 years before her health scare --this time with a renewed sense of focus and passion.
Using holistic modalities Dena experienced a quick and profound shift; she suddenly felt more at ease and peaceful in her day to day life. Events that would’ve triggered her stress previously no longer created roadblocks... she was able to let them float away. She also began to enjoy the mundane parts of life and found enjoyment in life's small moments, moments that would’ve made her bored before.
Soaking up knowledge...
As a result, a new appreciation for holistic healing arts and a desire to constantly learn more emerged in Dena. She became a sponge, soaking up knowledge and information, immersing herself in every opportunity, near and far, studying under remarkable healers around the globe, even dragging her family deep into the jungles of Guatemala to witness a rare healing experience.
During this journey, Dena learned a lot about herself along with a truly valuable lesson, that all healing has a common thread composed of equal parts love, luck, science and the magic of faith. Hence, out of this simple love story, and a commitment to healing holistically, Angels and Sages was born and is committed to bringing health and balance our customers through hand-crafted products that contain the highest quality ingredients and support you in healing: mind, body, and spirit.
ABOUT OUR FOUNDER & CEO, DENA BRADFORD:
Dena Bradford worked for many years as a healthcare and medical spa industry executive before surviving a ruptured brain aneurysm and, as a result, became inspired to find healing and balance in her life and to help others do the same.
Dena recognizes that stress is a chronic problem in our society, something we all have to contend with, and through holistic healing arts, Dena discovered a new normal, a more balanced approach to life, which has created the foundation for Angels and Sages products.
When she’s not crafting intention candles, perfume oils, and body care products, you’ll find Dena running high profile medical spas, and clinics; chasing her children, and racing toward her passions; while attempting to remain present and maintain some balance. It's certainly not easy every day, but she's committed and driven to lead her best life possible and wants you to do the same.
The Nitty Gritty on Dena’s Training + Education:
* Healthcare and Medical Spa Executive
* Graduate Degree in Health and Human Services
* Bachelor’s Degree in Healthcare Administration
* Advanced Herbalism Certificate from the Herbal Academy
* Meditation Instruction Certificate from the McLean Meditation Institute
* Initiated under the 9 Rites of the Munay Kai
* Reiki Level II Attunement
* Perpetual Student of the Shamanic Path
- Herbal Academy
- American Herbalist Guild
- Founding Member of the Oklahoma Chapter of the American Herbalist Guild
Any statements made herein have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Angels and Sages' products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. If you are pregnant, nursing, or have a medical condition, seek the advice of a healthcare professional before using this product. Keep all products out of reach of children.