Writer, photographer, Reiki practioner, Beagle rescuer. I’ve moved from Virginia to California 8 times; driven cross-country 15 times. I now live in the mountains of California’s Central Coast. At my 10-year high school reunion, I won the award for Most Jobs Held Since Graduation. Two reunions later I’ve had more jobs than birthdays. I recognize there’s both some wisdom and humor in that. I’m the poster girl for “wherever you go there you are,” and I’ve learned that we don’t change unless our perspectives do. I believe that rethinking our story and rewriting the script so we are the hero is the key to recreating and reshaping our lives. I am not a victim. Neither are you.

In my life and healing practice I combine creativity with meditation, somatic awareness exercises, and the healing powers of Reiki to facilitate growth, clear physical and emotional blockages, and activate chakra energy. This allows the body to open and hold space for positive transformation.

The site. A celebration of the empowered self with emphasis on reexamining, reframing, and rewriting the personal story. There is empowerment and joy in a life that has been claimed with self-love, mindfulness, and compassion. You are your own hero.

Gypsies Don’t Need Sofas.  What I said to my niece when she got upset that I was selling our purple ultrasuede couch and moving back to L.A for the sixth time.

Expand or Contract . . . It’s Up To You.  A strong yet subtle message whispered through the mists of an Easter Sunday sunrise in Ojai, California back in 2010. After losing three close friends in 2 years to suicide, I began a deliberate exploration of residual grief and how it had shaped my life since my dad’s death in 1969.


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Expand or Contract . . . It’s Up To You Understanding and using energy to heal

Gypsies Don’t Need Sofas ~ A memoir

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