has had a meditation practice since 1991. She came to Buddhist study in 1998, after her marriage turned “crazy making” and painful. She has been fortunate to have studied with excellent teachers and Rinpoches (Precious Ones) in the Tibetan Kagyu tradition. For 7 years she lead a group of inmates in a California state prison, as well as facilitating a small Buddhist Center. She now leads secular and religion based meditation groups here in North Carolina
is a life long journaler. Her love of daily journaling led her to write Creating Positive Affirmations, Living an Intentional Life (2014) and a second book, Choosing Your Words, Crafting Your Life (2017). She graduated from Saint John’s University School of Education with a degree in mathematics and earned a Masters in Social Work from UNC. She is also a registered yoga teacher from the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health. Because of her personal experience with breast cancer she created the Pink Ribbon Yoga Retreat in 2005 for women breast cancer survivors, under the auspices of the Duke Center for Supportive Care and Survivorship. (PinkRibbonYoga.org)
She facilitates workshops on a variety of subjects all revolving around the topic of using self-talk as a tool for enhancing life. She is also available for speaking engagements.