As a life coach and journalist, I’m fascinated by stories. I love hearing about all the courage and compassion people find within themselves every day. I listen not only to their words, but also to the yearnings beneath them, which are equally powerful.
I've been a journalist for years, including working as editor of several
My book, Backyard Pearls: Cultivating Wisdom and Joy in Everyday Life, is the culmination of my years as a newspaper columnist. These stories are inspirational, often humorous looks at how to pluck some “ahas” from the middle of our busy lives. These tales have been my connection with people all over the world, and they’ve shared with me that as I capture my life, I reflect what’s meaningful in theirs as well.
So, I coach and write from our common ground. My balancing act is yours, as I dig deep into life as a spouse, entrepreneur, mother of two teenage daughters, coach, creative, writer and friend. From that place, we’re creating stories of juicy, playful, passionate lives.
As poet Mary Oliver says, “Listen, are you breathing just a little, and calling it a life?” Let’s look at where we’re breathing just a little, and instead choose the ripe, full-bodied lives we were meant to embrace.