what it’s all about


Hi, I’m Susan Halloran and I’m happy you stopped by!
So who am I and what is Running To Zen? Currently living in New Jersey I’m married to an awesome guy and am a fur mom to a crazy Min-Chi (Min-Pin/Chihuahua) named Sammy (Sam Winchester). I’m an energy healer, animal and wildlife advocate, intuitive tarot reader, and ordained minister. I work with tarot, pendulums and oracle cards. I heal with Reiki and crystals and bless and cleanse homes and businesses of negative energy.  I dabble and am learning about astrology and may soon dive into the world of tuning forks as a healing modality. I love to meditate and do yoga and don’t spend time with either nearly enough. I’m an ocean girl who needs to feel the sand between her toes often! I could never live far from the ocean waves and sandy beaches. But I’m at home in the mountains as well, where it’s just you and the view, perhaps a mountain animal or two. With the wind the only sound as it wraps around you. I swear I can almost feel the energy flowing through me. 

This page began oddly enough as a blog for my new healthy hobby, running. But I quickly realized as hard I tried I really had no interest in blogging about running. And that I don’t run consistently enough to be giving advice or guidance to new runners.

My life has taken several dips and changes in course over the last couple years. My main  focus has always been on my studies of energy healing modalities and how I can be of service to the online and local community as I gain training, knowledge and utilize my gifts in practice.  I work work as a Reiki Practitioner and crystals/crystal grids to bring healing, peace of mind and as a tool for positive life change. With Tarot I am able to to be the medium between you and your higher power or the energy field you live from. Intuitively with Tarot, Oracle Cards and Pendulum I can help you dig deeply into the truths you seek. My goal is to continue to expand my practice and to know and understand my skill set more and more over time. This has been my calling since I was in my teens!

Tribal-Arrow-15wAs a human:I am a defender of kids, animals and
the environment. All the things that have a hard
time defending themselves. I am a volunteer at
the hospital of a wildlife refuge. Social   injustice hurts my heart and I guess you could  say I am guided by compassion in all I do. I’m an on again/off again student of religion and mysticism. I feel nature is our most vital of resources and should be protected and cared for. I’m  into sci-fi and fantasy movies and have a love/hate relationship with books. I will either be devouring them or allowing them to get dusty on my shelves never having been read. I want to always live by the ocean and travel to the mountains. I love to hang out in coffee shops and talk to people about all the topics that aren’t mundane. I hate small talk. I like diving deep and getting to know your soul and you, mine. I love crystals and sea shells, forests, mountains, and of course the ocean. My soul longs to travel the world while my heart longs for home.


rAs a Reiki Practitioner:
I am a firm believer in energy healing. Like many intuitives and empaths I am exploring many different modalities along with my own natural intuition and insight when it comes to offering guidance, perspective and healing. Reiki has been a natural fit for me. It has had profound affects on not only myself, but many others I know and worked on. Major hospitals are now implementing Reiki as a support for traditional medicine, especially as part of cancer and other very serious health conditions. Reiki has been a blessing in my life and for those closest to me. Reiki is a part of me, it is who I am. I am currently a Certified Reiki Level 2 practitioner trained in the Usui and White Light traditions. Reiki along with the healing vibrations of crystals are utilized in many my healing sessions. Reiki is an amazing complement to mainstream medicine and healing treatments; supplying support, relaxation and chakra alignment.


IMG_0611_1024x1024As an Intuitive Tarot/Oracle/Pendulum Diviner:
I am in intuitive reader. I have read tarot since I was in my teens for friends and family. Over the years I have worked at training my innate senses to hone my craft. I have always been considered to be insightful and wise in my readings with people. I am gentle and nurturing but straightforward in my approach. In my readings I call upon both mine and your spirit guides, energy, and higher powers to guide me along the way.


imagesAs a Certified Crystal Healer/Grid Worker:
As a Certified Crystal Healer I am able to utilize the practice of crystal healing along with Reiki treatments or as a stand alone. I can advise you on what crystals to use for specific healing and life changes that you may need. I also work with healing grids in my Reiki practice and separately on their own as a healing modality. When doing Reiki/Crystal Healing I receive impressions and sensations via your own energy and then I just amplify your own innate energy filled with healing and direct it so your mind, body and soul can heal itself.


e5ed3e4f25b40d30cf6433a51c017803As a Wildlife Hospital Volunteer:
This where I found a new passion. Since I was little I always wanted to be a Veterinarian or Vet Tech. But I didn’t think I could handle the human to human companion emotions. I am and have been far too close to our furkids to think of any cat, dog, etc as less than my own when in an emergency situation. But with wildlife care, they are meant to be rescued, cared for back to health and then released back into their natural habitat. And this seems to make a difference in me handling my emotions. You know the whole circle of life thing. I’m currently looking into going back to school so I can utilize more skills. Not only in the hospital but potentially for working deeper with non-profit organizations. 



I try to inspire and guide people to live healthier in mind, body and spirit. I aid in healing, chakra alignment, relaxation and stress release through Reiki. I guide and advise through intuitive tarot, oracle and pendulum readings. And act as a crystal consultant and crystal grid work energy healer. I continue to strive to learn and grow both in my gifts and through ongoing training and expansion in my field. My mission is to do my best to be a wise counsel and knowledged energy worker. I’m passionate about helping people heal and unlock their true potential; mind, body and soul. I’m clairsentient, empath and at times clairvoyant and a patient medium. I can intuitively see beneath emotional layers to help give guidance and insight. These are not things you normally see on a resume but I have been called to service and firmly believe in my calling to help others.


𝑵𝒐 𝒔𝒆𝒓𝒗𝒊𝒄𝒆, 𝒐𝒓 𝒑𝒓𝒐𝒅𝒖𝒄𝒕 𝒐𝒇𝒇𝒆𝒓𝒆𝒅 𝒃𝒚 𝒎𝒆 𝒊𝒔 𝒊𝒏𝒕𝒆𝒏𝒅𝒆𝒅, 𝒊𝒏 𝒂𝒏𝒚 𝒘𝒂𝒚 – 𝒆𝒙𝒑𝒍𝒊𝒄𝒊𝒕, 𝒊𝒎𝒑𝒍𝒊𝒄𝒊𝒕, 𝒃𝒚 𝒊𝒎𝒑𝒍𝒊𝒄𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏, 𝒐𝒓 𝒊𝒏 𝒓𝒆𝒇𝒆𝒓𝒆𝒏𝒄𝒆 – 𝒕𝒐 𝒃𝒆 𝒂 𝒔𝒖𝒃𝒔𝒕𝒊𝒕𝒖𝒕𝒆 𝒐𝒓 𝒓𝒆𝒑𝒍𝒂𝒄𝒆𝒎𝒆𝒏𝒕 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝒍𝒊𝒄𝒆𝒏𝒔𝒆𝒅 𝒎𝒆𝒅𝒊𝒄𝒂𝒍 𝒄𝒂𝒓𝒆. 𝑰𝒏 𝒂𝒅𝒅𝒊𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏, 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒊𝒏𝒇𝒐𝒓𝒎𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒕𝒆𝒄𝒉𝒏𝒊𝒒𝒖𝒆𝒔 𝒐𝒏 𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒔 𝒔𝒊𝒕𝒆 𝒅𝒐 𝒏𝒐𝒕 𝒄𝒐𝒏𝒔𝒕𝒊𝒕𝒖𝒕𝒆 𝒎𝒆𝒅𝒊𝒄𝒂𝒍 𝒂𝒅𝒗𝒊𝒄𝒆. 𝑹𝒆𝒊𝒌𝒊 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝑪𝒓𝒚𝒔𝒕𝒂𝒍 𝒉𝒆𝒂𝒍𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒎𝒐𝒅𝒂𝒍𝒊𝒕𝒊𝒆𝒔 𝒂𝒓𝒆 𝒕𝒐 𝒃𝒆 𝒖𝒔𝒆𝒅 𝒐𝒏𝒍𝒚 𝒊𝒏 𝒄𝒐𝒏𝒋𝒖𝒏𝒄𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏 𝒘𝒊𝒕𝒉 𝒑𝒓𝒆𝒔𝒄𝒓𝒊𝒃𝒆𝒅 𝒕𝒓𝒆𝒂𝒕𝒎𝒆𝒏𝒕 𝒃𝒚 𝒂 𝒍𝒊𝒄𝒆𝒏𝒔𝒆𝒅 𝑴.𝑫. 𝒊𝒇 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒂𝒓𝒆 𝒊𝒏 𝒏𝒆𝒆𝒅 𝒐𝒇 𝒎𝒆𝒅𝒊𝒄𝒂𝒍 𝒄𝒂𝒓𝒆, 𝒏𝒐𝒕 𝒂𝒔 𝒂 𝒔𝒖𝒃𝒔𝒕𝒊𝒕𝒖𝒕𝒆 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝒔𝒂𝒊𝒅 𝒎𝒆𝒅𝒊𝒄𝒂𝒍 𝒄𝒂𝒓𝒆.

15 thoughts on “what it’s all about

  1. I love the comments about stop blaming everyone and everything else – its time to take responsibility for ourselves. I have spent way too much time blaming traumas, jobs, parenthood, lack of time …. still currently working on how to get myself fit and healthy right now (am defiinitely not a runner, but have tried serious diet and gym together and that worked in the past!) – motivation is almost there again, trying on swimsuits this morning was appalling!!!

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    1. 💙 Thank you! You know, I just started running and I don’t run well. After some years of heavy smoking my lungs took a beating. The best thing for me has been consistency with a mix of at home workouts, walk/run/walk and yoga with daily accountability + simple good nutrition. I like at home work out because I can do them anytime, anywhere (on demand) and I can look a hot mess if I want to lol.


  2. It is great to you lead active life. Unfortunately personally I hate running. I used to train it when I was a kid and since I left sports school I never tired it again. I do yoga instead 😀

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    1. Funny thing is, I hate running too 😀 That’s why I will never ever be a long distance runner. I run, do you yoga, at home workouts some hiking and I love to just walk

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  3. I’m so happy I found your blog! I couldn’t agree more about blaming others and comparison. The glass will always be half empty if we think this way. There will ALWAYS be someone who has what we want or who is doing “better” than us. The world will be a better place if we are happy for others, instead of jealous, and if we celebrate ourselves instead of comparing and putting ourselves down. You have a great attitude and I’m inspired by it. 😊

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