My background includes a teaching degree and award-winning sales and marketing roles. Nowadays my “titles” include friend, daughter, dog mom, music lover, dancer, writer, animal-welfare advocate, retreat and speaker coordinator, PranaShakti Teacher, Desire Map Facilitator, and personal coach living in Driftwood, Texas (near Austin). I have a deep desire to assist others in living awakened lives through the practices I’ve been blessed to learn for myself.
My younger self somehow managed to survive my tan, bad 80’s hair, aerobics, low-fat/high-sugar diets, high-stress jobs wearing power suits and pantyhose, divorce(s) and an infertility struggle that brought me to my knees – and thus became my biggest teacher, enabling me to dig deep and ultimately become who I was meant to be.
At this fabulous juncture in my “middle aged” life, I go where the love is, and pursue the life my heart desires. I am awake and alive to what feels true and right for me. I love learning new insights that empower me to thrive vs. survive, and I especially love sharing what I’ve learned with others when they’ve invited me to do so.
I take much better care of myself now than I did in my 20’s and 30’s. I am passionate about cooking and eating healthfully, deliciously and mindfully. I’ve learned to pay attention to what my body, mind and spirit needs (find a quiet moment, close your eyes and ask – you will be guided).
One of my greatest teachers, Dr. Deb Kern taught me that we teach what we most need to learn. I have studied with Dr. Kern for a number of years to become a teacher of her PranaShakti movement method, enabling the release of stuck energies like resentment, fear, sadness and doubt while expanding joy and love. This work goes hand in hand with my Desire Map Facilitator process, which assists others to determine and operate from their core desired feelings.
I am deeply grateful to support women in aligning with their highest selves and for the opportunity to host small retreat groups at my “Bliss Loft” here in Driftwood, TX.
My best advice when you’re in a funk? Shake your groove thing and sing out loud. In the shower, in the backyard, or even while you’re doing the dishes – just do it, even for just one song. Your whole being will instantly thank you for it.