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Meet Paula

Owner/Founder of Wellness Inspired

Master Teacher of Usui and Karuna® Reiki

Shamanism Trained in Sedona, AZ

Host of Choices: Finding Your Joy

on 1150 AM KKNW Seattle | | 5DTV

Hello! My name is Paula Vail. I have been a Reiki practitioner for over 12 years. I am passionate about the wonderful healing power of Reiki.

Reiki has had a life-changing effect on me and I love sharing the gift of Reiki with others. In my business and in my life I strive to teach the true essence of Reiki and to continue to grow my knowledge and expertise. 

I started my broadcast work by having the profound privilege of hosting the radio show For the Love of Reiki on Voice America and Why Am I So Happy? on BBS Radio.

When I started For the Love of Reiki I never imagined it would grow to have so many followers!  Today, I host my show Choices: Finding Your Joy the Seattle radio station 1150 AM KKNW and my channels on Bingenetworks TV and 5DTV!

I am so blessed to be where I am today, hosting these wonderful shows. I am so proud to be sharing the beautiful modality of Reiki and positive energy with the world!

In Machu Picchu, Peru for  Usui Master Training

My Reiki Training includes:
  • In addition to studying under various instructors, experience has also been my teacher

  • I had the the great honor of receiving my Usui Master training in Machu Picchu, Peru

  • Level III Master in Serenity Vibrational Healing with crystal bowls and illumination

  • Trained in Shamanism and Quantum Healing techniques.  Paula's shaman name is Shan Tara

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With my rescue dog, Gina in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

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Planting trees with Moses in Africa

A 'server's heart' - My Life Mission

I would like to share just a bit more about myself and what has shaped me to be committed to my life mission of working with people, animals, and the planet.


From the day I was born I have reason to be thankful for my wonderful life. I was born a premature baby, weighing less than 3 pounds. Doctors did not believe I would make it through the night. I did survive. I have had a grateful heart my whole life.

I have always believed that happiness is a choice.

While in college, I began working at a restaurant in Tacoma, Washington, which I eventually bought. I worked in that restaurant for 27 years. My years in the restaurant business gave me the opportunity to meet so many amazing people! During that time I also became a mother to three wonderful children.


When my children were young I decided to open a daycare so that I could have more time with my children. I turned my garage into a fully functional daycare. I ran Fun Times Daycare out of my home with two employees for 8 years, and I continued working at and managing the restaurant as well. It was a very busy 8 years, but also fun, wonderful years that I will always cherish.


After I sold my restaurant in 2003, I went to work as a receptionist so that I could continue to work with people.

Working for people, animals, and the planet is my passion.

If only he would have fit in the suitcase!

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The restaurant featured in South Sound Dining Guide


Bringing fruit and goods to a school in the mountains of Peru

It was shortly after selling my restaurant that I began learning Reiki. I have been a Reiki practitioner for more than twelve years now. I am a Master Usui & Karuna Reiki® practitioner and teacher.


I have studied Serenity Vibrational Healing for two years. I am a Level III Master in Serenity Vibrational Healing with crystal bowls and Illumination. I have also receive training in Shamanism and Quantum Healing techniques.


As part of my Reiki practice I offer Reiki sessions and classes. I also mentor Reiki students and practitioners to help them improve their practice, deepen their connection to Source, and begin or grow their own Reiki business.


It all started because I am an avid animal lover. I first discovered Reiki thanks to my beloved dog, Shotzy. She was getting old and became ill. Someone suggested that I could learn Reiki and give that gift of healing light and love to my dog.  The healing was amazing - I saw just how beneficial the Reiki was to her.


Seeing the wonderful things Reiki did for Shotzy, I immediately fell in love with Reiki - it has become my true love and passion.  Having this experience, I am committed to giving and teaching Reiki as my life's work. I started my Reiki business, Wellness Inspired, so that I could offer Reiki healing as well as teach it to others.

After growing my business for several years, I achieved a great honor! Wellness Inspired was voted the Best of Tacoma in the wellness category three years in a row (2013, 2014, 2015) earning me a place in the Hall of Fame. It was during this time that I was approached by Voice America to be the host of my show on their amazing network. I was thrilled and to date it is one of the best decisions I have ever made!


My journey into radio began with Voice America, which led to my show  on BBS radio network.  This opened more doors and has brought me to where I am today with my show on KKNW, 5DTV, and Bingenetworks TV.  I love hosting these shows and sharing with my listeners the beautiful world of Reiki, positive thinking, and tools for self-empowerment. I have also met so many amazing people through these shows. What a privilege!!

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Delivering supplies to Natamuse School in Africa

Young girls selling goods in Peru

My work with Reiki and my radio shows have brought me so many rewards in my life:

  • Wellness Inspired was voted the Best in Tacoma in the wellness category 3 years in a row (2013, 2014, and 2015) earning a place in the Hall of Fame.

  • In 2015 I was featured in the Women of Distinction magazine (CLICK HERE to read the magazine). 

  • In 2016 I was featured again in the Women of Distinction magazine, this time being featured on the cover of the magazine!

  • I became a member of the Continental Who's Who organization and was recognized as a Pinnacle Professional (CLICK HERE to see the press release).

  • I was honored to have been featured on a billboard in Times Square!

  • Recently I was featured in ICE Magazine (Inner Circle Executive) published by the Continental Who's Who

ICE Magazine

Love, Hugs and Blessings, everyone!

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