The essence of my work has two common threads: radical personal responsibility, and approaching life from a place of personal peace.
As I’ve moved throughout life (and the United States) I found myself passionate about mindfulness and personal leadership. While studying (and studying with) some of the greatest teachers I can find, I’ve also discovered a way to dive deep into the heart of suffering and help women resolve their personal issues that have held them back from being as powerful, present, and effective as they can be.
“I can’t imagine you could be much more effective, you got me right where I needed with what I needed and FAST.” -Deanne W.
My work integrates tools from many subjects and disciplines: social emotional learning, leadership training, awareness tools, mindfulness, resilience training and more, all in the framework of intentional experiences that allow the mind to grasp the new concepts and allow the discoverer to fully integrate the changes in every facet of life- i.e. real, permanent, sustainable change.
2009- Founded Good List Daily, which became We Love Gratitude, a website to allow users to regularly and publicly express gratitude. Gratitude has been found to improve physical and psychological health, enhances empathy, and improves self-esteem. 
2010- Founded Creative Spiritual Women, a website of inspirational articles to help women increase their social-emotional health through mindfulness, spirituality, and creative expression.
2011- Released the first edition of “The Complete Guide to Mindful Habits”, a book which teaches mindfulness as a way to change old habits and create new ones.
2013- Collaborated on a children’s book, “A Nighttime Trip to Planet Nuf” with Mayra Porrata, which promotes social-emotional learning through the awareness of our own unique gifts.
2014- My book “The Complete Guide to Mindful Habits“ was taught in Kent State curriculum. I was brought in to facilitate discussion around mindful habits and dive deeper into the material with the students. I released the second edition later that year.
2015- Released the first edition of “The Best of Creative Spiritual Women: Inspiration and Encouragement for Mindful Living“, a book of the most popular articles from the website.
2016- Created “The Essence Glossary™ Daily Journal“, a contemplative journal based on the Essence Glossary™ which was created by Mayra Porrata and Dr. Kristie Pretti-Frontczak.
2016- Trained with Oprah’s O Magazine columnist, Harvard grad, life coach and author Martha Beck. Her tools have deepened my practice and ability to assist others in self-awareness, personal leadership, and peace.
2017- Co-founded Goddess Circle™, an monthly in-person yoga retreat for women. For details and locations in northeast Ohio, contact me.
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