My Passion is family and spreading the message of inner peace, reconciliation and living authentically!
I’ve always believed that family comes first. I am the proud mama of 6 grown children: 4 daughters and two sons. I am also blessed with 4 wonderful grandsons: Matthew, Kingston, Mikey and Griffin that I’m over the moon about. Oh! and my grand fur babies: Mia, Mellie, Zelda, Gonzo, Piper, Lucy and Arya, Pete and Rose. They are all my loves!
I am about to share my messy story with you, because I want you to know, that a jagged and imperfect path can someday lead to an amazing life that you love. Not all success or happiness is achieved in a straight, predictable path. Your purpose eventually finds you!
The last 40 years of my journey is what shaped me into the person I am today. My life story and experiences are what motivated me to become a leader, go back to school to get Certified, start my own coaching business and start a movement: “The Ageless Woman Movement”. I love supporting and inspiring women of all ages to “go within” and find their unique voice to the world.
Here is my story:
I thought I was in love at 19 and moved away from my midwest family home, to Long Island, N.Y. Heck I was just barely out of my teens! What was I thinking? We eventually married, but walking down the isle, I knew I was making a mistake. It ended in divorce, a year later with no children.
Did you ever ignore that still small voice within, or that “gut” feeling?
I continued to ignore my intuition. The second marriage lasted 25 years, and we were blessed with six wonderful children, but the marriage was turbulent. Our life was a series of highs and lows.
Looking back, rather than acknowledge the obvious issues in the marriage, it was easier to ignore them and pretend they didn’t exist. Life was exhausting and ignoring the dysfunction, added to the burden.
Fifteen years passed, now I’m in my mid-forties, depressed and wondering what the heck happened to the happy life I once imagined? This is what happens when you ignore and don’t address. Times passes you by very quickly.
Have you been ignoring chronic stress and dwelling in an unresolved past? Have you developed unexplained physical ailments or auto-immune disease? It might be time for a change, don’t wait decades to find happiness.
Then: I felt powerless and invisible in the marriage. I felt like I had no “voice” and failed to stand up for myself or others. I was talked over, lied to and I believed that my feelings or voice didn’t matter. Looking back, my self worth and energy was extremely low.
Now: I want to shout out to all women in such relationships to seek counsel or coaching immediately. Stand up for yourself, because you matter! Don’t let anyone make you believe otherwise.
My body had been keeping the score! As a result of holding in years of psychological stress, my physical health declined. I was experiencing widespread inflammation:
- Type 2 Diabetes
- Degenerative Disc Disease
- Disordered Eating
- Extreme Fatigue
- Adrenal Burn-Out (twice) from excessive stress and long work outs in the gym
Lesson learned: Great health involves way more than just diet and exercise!
Self worth, inner peace and balance were missing from my life. With a demanding family and business life and six children to raise; I didn’t believe there was time for me, which was a big mistake. It’s important to set aside time for yourself and figure it out!
I didn’t know about Life Coaching at that time. I sure needed the guidance and support to deal with the challenges that seemed impossible at the time!
Favorite message of all: All things work together for the good, and with faith all things are possible
So, here I was at 53: Widowed, lost our home, and was in financial ruin
I wasn’t prepared for how difficult things were going to get. The marriage was hanging on by a thread, when my husband was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer and 2 months to live. Five of our six children were still living at home, the youngest was just 9 years old.
There were many kind and generous people who came to our side! We got through each challenge with lots of love and support, for which I am forever grateful for.
At age 54, I met Lee, who would become my partner and companion for the next 15 years. At 55, I learned how to forgive and eventually how to heal the emotions, memories and beliefs that disabled me most of my adult life.
I can now say with assurance, that BODY|MIND|SPIRIT are all working together in harmony.
I understand those that have experienced:
- Emotional pain
- Betrayal by both women and men
- Financial destruction
- Limiting beliefs
- Feeling “not good enough”
- Not having a voice
- Feeling that your body has failed you
Truly you can make anything become possible, and change the direction of your life at any age!
Qualifications: Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, Certified Chair Yoga Instructor with additional training in the neuroscience of yoga and slow movement, and Certified MAP Practitioner.
I LOVE: Visiting with family and friends, coffee shop meet ups, cozy cafes, Creating, Painting, Meditation, Long walks, Movies with a touch of Romance, the food show “Chopped”, TV re-runs and hanging out with Lee at our local bar and restaurant.
Inner Peace is Priceless and Ageless