I Am My Authentic Self
I am a reformed inadequate child.
A child who pushed her passions aside because they were not what she "should" do. A child her pursued talents that she did not enjoy because she "should" not waste them. A child who was told what success "should" look like.
I was the child who followed a life that well-meaning parents and teachers thought best for me.
And that conflicted with what set my soul on fire.
And that conflict shouted loudly to me each day "It is not okay to be yourself."
After years of exploration far out into the Universe and deep down inside myself, I have found what sets my soul on fire and I have transformed my life from mediocre to exceptional.
A life where I get to be my authentic self every day.
I Am a Guide
I love to provide the spark that lights the fire of self-discovery. Writing, speaking, astrology charts, tarot readings, and the perfect gift (my favorite!) are just a few of the ways I like to inspire others. I spent a decade as a "guidance counselor for adults" at a Fortune 500 company and can now be found spending my days guiding my own homeschooled teenage daughters, my online tribe, and members of my community.
I am a Teacher
Upon finally admitting to myself that I did not find value in what the public education system was teaching my kids, I became a homeschool educator. Instead of the "three R's", we focus on finding what feels good, noticing and wondering, becoming resourceful, being creative, and making a positive impact on humanity. My desire is for my two smart, beautiful, talented daughters to live lives that make them happy every single day.
I Am an Organizer
I love nothing more than to take what I have learned through study or experience and organizing it in a way that will make the journey that much clearer.
I Am a Gypsy
In my life I have been a graduate from an Ivy League university, a computer programmer, a human resources executive, a pastry chef, a web designer, a preschool arts and crafts teacher, a couture cake designer, and the wardrobe mistress for a ballet company. I am a lover of travel, yoga, dance, art, reading, soul searching, and the magic of the universe. I have thoroughly enjoyed wandering the US, Belize, Italy, Costa Rica, The Galapagos Islands, Ecuador, Ireland, Iceland, France, Portugal, The Caribbean, Canada, Spain, and Greece.
I Am a Student
I am a lifelong learner! Good books, courses, and mentors are constant companions.
If you are following a direction that is not your own or lacking direction entirely, I can help. Because after many years of following what was expected of me, I woke up, began figuring out what I wanted in my life, and made myself successful doing just that.
I got straight As. I went to Cornell University to study engineering. I got a job with a Fortune 500 company and was promoted into management. I had money and a great apartment and two weeks of vacation every year. My life was fine, but I was living without joy because none of that was my dream.
A chance encounter with an old friend caused me to take a look at my life in a whole new way. I realized that nothing in my life was chosen by me. I realized that I wanted more than "fine".
I gave myself permission to look at how I wanted to be unique and authentic and exceptional. I became a student of life and have never stopped learning to be me. I gathered tools and practices and bits of magic that enabled me to discover, and live, a life of my choosing.
I can inspire you to start looking at the world in a different way and I can guide you to find your authentic self and your unique direction