Hello, friends! My name is Sister Dixie Vargo. I am the founder of Still Waters and Beloved Servant Nature Photography. Let me tell you a little bit about myself.
I am a Relaxation Therapist, Spiritually Empowered Coach and a Certified Wellness Inventory Facilitator. I specialize in holistic healing for those with chronic pain or chronic illness and their caregivers through contemplative practices.
I am a Christian and follow the teachings and model of Jesus Christ in my life. I am a vowed religious sister in the Order of the Common Life, a 21st century monastic order affiliated with the Vineyard movement. Monastic practices permeate every part of my life, personally and vocationally.
In addition, I'm an amateur nature photographer. One of my primary means of my personal self-care is nature therapy and capturing my poignant experiences in nature through photography and videography.
I am part native american on both sides of my family. My American Indian name is Beloved Servant of Jesus. I resonate deeply with many of the native american beliefs about the Earth and our connection to it. My spirit animal is the deer and Moneto (one of the native american names for God) speaks to me deeply when I am present in creation.
These four elements ~ holistic wellness, Christian monasticism, connection to nature, and native american spirituality ~ swirl together inside me to make me the person that I have become today.
I have served the sick in long-term care facilities, private homes and through the care of ailing loved ones. My training and experience includes the following:
Vowed Member, Order of the Common Life
Certified Wellness Inventory Facilitator
Vineyard Leadership Institute School of Mission
Global University (Intercultural Studies)
Accredited Home Health Aide
Certified Nursing Assistant
OVH School of Nursing (now Trinity School of Nursing)
private duty home health care
various nursing homes