Who knows that I am the designer of my life, regardless of anything that has happened to me. I want you to know that you can also create the life you want!!!!!! I want to support and guide you to learn how to live fearlessly from a place of love for yourself and others.
I received my Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Connecticut, my Master’s Degree from San Francisco State University, and completed my doctoral work at Saybrook University in San Francisco, California. I have studied yoga for many years and completed a 200-hour Embody Yoga teacher training. I completed the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (IPEC) program. Most recently I completed Gabrielle Bernstein’s Masterclass Levels 1 and 2. I have studied spirituality – especially Eastern philosophies for many years. YES, I am a life long learner. But along with my education is my own life story, which is also important for you to know.
I struggled with depression for most of my life starting in early adolescence. So like many of you my story has many ups and downs. I was told that medication was necessary. I do believe there was a time when it was helpful, but it was never the answer. For many years I was going through the motions of life without much joy. Everything I thought I knew and had learned about mental health, especially what would improve it, was not working. I decided that there had to be another better way.
I know what it is like to struggle with not believing in yourself, having low motivation and FEAR. I understand it, because I was there. But I am here to tell you that you can have a life filled with joy, laughter and love. Today I am medication free and leading the life of my dreams. I am building a brand and a business that is innovative and authentic to what I believe works. I am combining my knowledge of therapy and psychological principles with the action of coaching. Looking back on my life I see that my experiences have brought me to this point and led me to do what I love to do – helping people to create lives with purpose and meaning that bring them joy.
Seeking answers to my existential questions. In high school I was introduced to yoga and meditation, which I have practiced throughout my life. I deeply believe that my practice of yoga and meditation has provided me with the ability to align with my higher self.
Over the years during meditations I would ask for guidance to step out of my comfort zone. That guidance came in the form of teachers, coaches, books, and learning. I realized that I was the only person who was going to change my life. I had to make many modifications to my lifestyle; including changing my diet, reducing stress, exercising regularly, getting toxic self care products out of my life, using essential oils and flower essences, and realizing my own purpose for my life to truly improve.