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About Diane Littel

Diane Littel



Diane is a Tribal member of the Menominee Nation in Wisconsin.  She also has a mixture of German, Irish and Sicilian in her lineage too.  She grew up on the Southside of Milwaukee with her parents, grandma and 3 siblings.  Grandma is a Residential School survivor and has done her best to teach her family traditional ways without actually calling them traditional. 

The Residential school had placed fear into her grandmother to not practice the traditional cultural practices, however, her family practiced these traditions in Zoar, WI, a secluded town located on the Menominee reservation. Her grandma was still able to maintain some of her culture and cultural practices as best she could and passed on what she could.


Diane comes from a family of medicine people or healers, and it is unclear how many generations it goes back, Diane is only aware of 5  at this time.  The "healing" practices that her great aunties and grandmothers, and great great great relatives was working with the plant medicines, counseling families and individuals (grandma specifically) and or working as a medium or seers.  

Diane is a namesake of her Great Great Grandma Kenew Naewaeqnen (Golden Eagle Wind), she found this out when she became a member of the Midewin (the way of the heart) medicine lodge.  Diane was given her Spirit name Kenew Naewaeqnen and Clan, which is Marten, by Eddie Benton Benai (Grand Chief of the Midewin Lodge). She is currently a 1st degree Midewin. 

Diane had experienced hardships growing up and as an adult and there is intergenerational trauma in her family.  The traumas and hardships she experienced prior to 30, brought her to her own healing journey and self discovery.  Even though she has been working with plants and crystals most of her life, she now has a name for it and a better understanding why she was drawn to them.  She had a profound experience in 2005 during a sweat, that had awakened her "blood memory" and started her on her journey to discover and explore her familial roots even more. She then started her path participating in Reiki and Essential Oil trainings that eventually led her to the Midewin lodge. This is where and when it all started to make more sense and she then understood what she needed to do. 

On her journey of healing she went back to school and gained even more understanding and knowledge of the Westernized way to treat mental and emotional dis- ease.  She received her licensure as a Professional Counselor and Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor and has been working in the field for almost two decades. Diane has broadened her expertise since 2009 in the clinical field to include a Certification and extensive training in the Therapeutic application of Essential Oils, she is also a Reiki Master Teacher and a Shamanic Practitioner. She is trained in several trauma informed therapeutic approaches including Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR) and BrainSpotting that has been truly an effect way to assist with un-resolved trauma.

Diane has done many speaking events over her professional career speaking on trauma and Mental Health issues to community members and professionals. She has also provided guided meditations and healing sessions for women's retreats, families and groups.


Diane also provides clinical supervision/consultation services under her Clinical Supervision license for facilities that do not have a clinical supervisor.


Diane has a passion to facilitate healing for those struggling with spiritual, mental, emotional and physical trauma and or ailments that are acute or chronic. In 2010, Diane created Earthways Healing, LLC and has been bringing her Ancestral healing to many people across the United States.  Diane has come to develop her own holistic healing program called Earth Spirit Medicine™.   She teaches this new approach to anyone interested in having a closer relationship with the earth and all the medicines she (Gaia) has to offer.


Education and Certifications
   Mount Mary University, Masters in Science - Community Counseling
   graduated in 2012

   Earth Spirit Medicine™ Teacher Practitioner 
Creator and developer of ESM™, 2021

   Reiki Master Teacher (RMT) / Shamanic Practitioner (SP)

   Reiki Master Teacher since 2009, Shamanic Practitioner since 2018

   Licensed Professional Counselor / Clinical Substance Abuse 
   Counselor (LPC, CSAC)

    Licensed in the State of WI since 2014 with LPC, and 2003 with CSAC

   Certified Clinical Aromatherapy Practitioner (CCAP)
   Jane R Buckle certification course - certified since 2009

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Earthways Healing Philosophy

Our Mission:

Earthways Healing, LLC is a woman owned company that promotes mind, body, spirit healing by incorporating Ancient Tibetan, Traditional Native, Earth-based and Modern Evidence Based Practices. Our services are available to those seeking Spiritual & Physical Wellness. Through personal and professional experiences we discovered alternative and holistic practices that promote mind, body, spirit healing. We believe in providing a diverse and eclectic approach to breaking the Westernized or Colonized way of thinking to wellness.



Our Vision:

Improving the health and vitality of individuals and communities by providing alternative and holistic inspired healing techniques, and teaching our clientele healthier practices for promoting spiritual and physical wellness.

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