Believe It, Pursue It
Being able to do what I love... Being able to share my thoughts and feelings about my passions... And being able to live in a world where content is valued, given credit, and then given to others to ponder... This is the blessing of writing.
This is my greatest happiness. Words give life to new thoughts... New thoughts give meaning to our lives... And in a symbiotic nature... Writers and readers become linked in an exchange of Aloha!!!
Public Relations & Business Consultant • Business Growth & Startup
Strategic Business Planner • Civic Servant • Disruptive Innovation Enthusiast
Speaker Success & Leadership Coach • Mental Health & Recovery Coach
Author • Multimedia Journalist • Travel & Nature Photographer
Mentor & Leader • Advocate • Humanitarian
"Life is a twisted, funny, messy, BEAUTIFUL Rainbow... Enjoy the Journey!!!"
As a Program Director, I was able to serve people who struggled with Substance Use Disorder &/or Mental Illness. It was incredibly rewarding to work with people who were finding their own recovery paths. In Idaho, I served my community in a variety of volunteer positions, from Crisis Counseling to advocating at Town Hall Meetings. Leaving Hope & Recovery was a challenging decision... Yet, I was ready for a new adventure that would allow me to grow & broaden my horizons. I love the #beautahful area that we now call home.
I enjoy producing events that are as well organized & grounded as they are creative & vibrant. I truly love supporting people in creating their vision & bringing it to life. When I'm not working on some purposeful gig (think community, music, wellness, mindfulness, positive vibes), you can find me writing articles or “bedazzling” something for social media, coaching (think fitness, yoga, personal training, or life), consulting (think media strategy or public policy), & speaking publicly on a variety of social topics.
In my spare time, I do what others call crazy or insane: I take pleasure in the Ragnar Relay Series, Dragon Boat Racing, The Color Run, etc... Life is meant to be enjoyed, lived, & pursued.
Aloha (love) & gratitude are the most sincere emotions I can express... I'm happy to have the talent to bedazzle life. I'm joyful to be able to meet new people & hear their stories of courage, hope, & determination. Mostly, I'm honored to be able to share in their journey. I didn't plan this path for my life ~ God did... & my faith allowed me to find God's plan for me during a difficult time that was very dark and lonely. God granted me serenity... As I share my aloha, I hope you find serenity & allow God to open your divine path towards becoming a better you as you learn to love YOU the way God loves you.
Mahalo Nui Loa!!!
“The things that I'm afraid others will judge... Are exactly the things that made me who I am. My past doesn't define me but it does define the things that shaped my reALIty.
I've learned to let my past ~ surviving domestic violence, a legal name change, a public custody battle, being arrested, time in Federal Prison, becoming a journalist, finding recvoery, and serving my community ~ fuel my passion for personal growth, advocating change and inspiring others with my story of healing and learning to love myself."