La Befana's

"Specialty" Gift Shoppe & Intuitive Readings

About Laura

For starters, I will tell you that I count my Blessings.

I am the owner of La Befana's Specialty Gift Shoppe which was formally located in the Greater Hudson Valley in the Historic Village of Montgomery New York.  We are currently in the process of relocating the shoppe.

I was born in New York and raised as a Roman Catholic.
I am a wife and mother. I married my best friend and we have a wonderful son. I have an amazing family with terrific parents, brother, sisters and in-laws. I am lucky to have good friends and many acquaintances.

I am often asked what makes me psychic and truly I have never questioned it, God has made me psychic. We have all been given this wonderful gift from the Spirit. I am just one of those individuals who is much more aware and sensitive to the world around me on a spiritual level. I allow myself to be open to the Spirit. I see, hear, smell, taste, feel, and sense things that most people are not aware of because they do not know how to or they do not want to open themselves to it.

I know that we are all born with the "gift" and some people are more sensitive, open and aware of their abilities than others. Different people have different abilities: some of us may hear things, others will see things, and some may just feel. This is what makes, a "variety" of spiritual people, psychics and intuits. We all work differently tapping into our gifted ability to access our "higher self". What one chooses to do with their gift is entirely their choice.

 I am an intuitive/psychic reader who possesses and acknowledges my skills of clairvoyance (psychic vision), clairaudience (psychic hearing), clairsentience (psychic feeling), clairalience (gift of smell), claircognizance (gift of knowing) and clairgustance (gift of taste). I am empathic. My own awareness began around the age of five, and at a time when "spiritually knowing" was considered to be "very taboo" and was not spoken about. I have been providing readings for many years, professionally since 1996. I am a vessel filled with good and positive energy! I love what I do and I am doing what I love!  I help people feel a sense of clarity and understanding.

By the American Board of Holistic Practitioners I was Certified as an Intuitive Consultant.
By the Adirondack Reiki Healing Center I am Certified as a Reiki Master.

I am listed with "Best Psychic Directory" under the N.Y. psychics and reviewed as Truly Gifted, an Honest, Compassionate
and Insightful Reader.
I have been Member in Good Standing with the
American Tarot Association

While I've been working with the Tarot over twenty years, I have studied many other areas in the metaphysical realm.
I participate with the "Laying of the Hands" Healing Mass at a local church in Orange County, N.Y. ...
Formally with the Catholic Daughters of America and Inaugurated as a State Regent in Fort Montgomery, N.Y., and a Religious Instruction Teacher in Walden, N.Y. 
gardening~ reading~ writing poetry~ sewing little things
antiquing wine tasting~ barnes & noble!
"walking",  walking on the beach breathing in the oceans air,
walking in the fall smelling the first morning dew, and
walking in the winter just to feel the brisk air against my face,
all revive my soul..
dancing in the warm summer rain with my son, as well as all my nieces and nephews~ taking pictures while driving thru old towns, homes and cemeteries~ going on long drives only to get lost and find new destinations!!

Some Of My Interests
"Moments", because it's the moments that matter the most...
Spending time and hanging out with my son, my husband,
my sisters & brother~ my family & friends
wine tasting~ enjoying good bottle of wine, preferably red
enjoying a good cup of coffee, especially espresso
clouds~ anything spiritual~ all religions
being with people in general~ good conversation~ talking about everything, anything and nothing!

Favorite TV Shows
edium~ The Mentalist~ Paranormal~ Spiritual shows
Crime Scene Investigations~ NCIS~ Cold Justice~ Major Crimes 
Murdoch Mysteries~ Castle~ Columbo~ Perry Mason
Downton Abbey~ Masterpiece PBS
Selfridge~ The Profit 
National Geographic~ The Big Bang Theory~ Royal Pains  

Favorite Movies
Anything with Cary Grant!
Favorite Musicians~Music
Dean Martin
Big Bands~ Blues~ Reggae
Music from the 20's to the 80's

Favorite Books
I couldn't even begin to tell you because there are so many
not just one or two...

Favorite Quotes
I see not through two eyes, but through the eyes of intuition, which is many eyed.. Clarissa Pinkola Estes PH.D.



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