On a personal level, I am an animal lover. I have two large rescue Labs. I love all animals and they seem to return the favor.
I've traveled to many places around the globe and have lived abroad for a year.
I love working on films and for television productions. I am a generalist and I have worked at nearly every level of the process. .
A passion of mine has always been taking things that have been discarded and making something new and beautiful from those items. I make mosaic windows. My latest project is my largest to date. An entire mini house build from discarded items. When it is finished, I will move into it and live in it mortgage free.
Four years ago I gave up a 3 bedroom 2 bath home and most of my possessions to live a minimalist lifestyle.
There are belongings; things that connect us to our society and culture, and there are possessions; items we have that get in the way of our dreams, and possess us. My personal goal is to have belongings and eliminate possessions so I can live my dreams while helping others realize theirs.
I studied Esthiology at the Ogle School in Dallas, TX. I consider myself blessed to have been trained by an amazing teacher. A European instructor, exacting in her instruction, making sure that every stroke, every product, and every treatment I did met her high standards. It isn't uncommon for me to imagine her standing at the end of my table, her arms folded silently nodding approval or making a quick gesture to go on to the next phase. Since graduation I have attended professional courses every year in order to learn other techniques and to use the latest modalities. I also participate in professional conventions each year.
I studied life coaching through Terri Levine, an extraordinary life coach. I have written several books and worked as a public speaker. One of my most rewarding experiences was that of guest staff member in a therapeutic community.
I have also worked as an instructor at both a college and university where I became acutely aware of common blocks to personal growth and fulfillment of dreams.