The Art of Soulful Inspired Living.
I’d like to personally invite you into my online world where you will find a transformational and lifestyle journey of a colorful life filled with ARTFUL INSPIRATION, POSTCARDS OF PARADISE and POSTCARDS FROM THE OPEN ROAD, EXPRESSIONS FROM THE HEART and SUPPORT AND GUIDANCE to uplift, support and empower you.
You will also find my line of SOULFULLY INSPIRED PHOTOGRAPHY, QUOTES & GIFTS artfully designed to uplift and inspire while sharing PEACE, LOVE & LIGHT with the world.
You are a treasure to the universe and I am happy you are here.
I welcome your comments and look forward to becoming acquainted.
Let’s get acquainted …. here’s a glimpse into my world.
I am a South Florida native, inspirational artist, photographer, reiki master, childloss survivor and writer who is passionate about living happy and inspiring others through all of life’s challenges and changes.
I love the color blue, especially turquoise the gemstone and shades of the sea … spring blossoms and wildflowers, fall leaves, road trips and travel … sunrises and sunsets by the mountains and the sea.
I love coffee and dark chocolate and chilled white wine on warm tropical evenings. I love beach towns all over the world, boating, snorkeling, hiking, biking and warm water swims.
I always have a camera in hand to capture sights and scenes from daily life. I love listening to my husband sing and play guitar while making up impromptu songs each time he plays. I love living our island mountain cottage life with our yellow lab, Autumn closely by our side.
As my life has presented many difficult challenges to experience and survive as well as many blessings, miracles and gifts it is during the dark sadness of dysfunctional relationships, teen pregnancy & marriage, child loss (my baby daughter long ago & very recently my grown daughter), emotional abuse, divorce, financial devastation, single-parenting, homelessness, a health crisis and family addiction that prompted my intention to become happy, whole and thrive regardless of my situation.
My involvement, work and study over the years in many areas of personal development and spirituality including, transcendental meditation, reiki, massage therapy, nutrition, fitness, affirmations, law of attraction, mindfulness, prayer, life after death, grief recovery, a course in miracles, journaling, codependency, mediumship, tarot, healthy love, re-marriage, blended families, happiness, positive thought, and guidance from angels, all assisted in crafting a happy & soulful inspired life.
My experiences and desire to always keep stretching boundaries and re-inventing myself has also prompted study and work in creativity, art, business, retail sales, restaurant, radio, addictions, law, natural food, catering, bodywork, interior design, photography, marketing, floral design, jewelry design, fused glasswork, organic foods, social media, internet sales … and I’ve been an entrepreneur many times while striving to live a life of freedom, passion & joy.
Through time and intention, prayer, inner work, meditation, journaling and fighting hard to maintain a healthy, hopeful and happy outlook in my life, most days of the year are beautiful, creative, peaceful and filled with love.
My recent and unexpected loss of my grown daughter 15 months ago thrust me into deep grief work again as I struggled to maintain a happy outlook while a blanket of sadness persisted to overwhelm me.
On those days, or times where I am feeling overwhelmed by emotions, grief or situations beyond my control, that leave me feeling weary, helpless and sad I practice breathing in hope and goodwill and breathing out pain and sadness.
I honor my feelings for the heartfelt expression that it is, yet I gently guide myself back from darkness and allow myself to become uplifted with the positive energy found in close friendships, the compassion of my female friends, the empathy of those who have traveled a similar painful path, the angelic presence around me, energy work, nature, warm sunshine, the ocean, mountains, flowers, my creative and artistic endeavors, helping and supporting others … and our rambunctious, lovable lab, Autumn.
Soulful Intention: I am filled with peace, energy and hope and the feeling of joy washes over my life again. My soul is replenished with the love, light and generosity of spirit that surrounds me.
I’ve lived most of my life in the warm climates of Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Naples, the Florida Keys and Hope Town, Abaco Bahamas before falling in love with the mountains of Colorado and a beautiful little ski town. Traveling has become an on-going passion of mine and I thrive on road trips across the country, visiting beach towns, the enchanted southwest and seeking out healthy regional food, architecture, and great live music, especially blues … from cajun blues, chicago blues, classic blues, delta blues, memphis blues, swamp blues … and dancing.
After 15 years of living in the amazing historic ski town of Crested Butte, Colorado I am currently living an inspired life in the Land of Enchantment in Santa Fe, New Mexico with my amazing husband, Bob & our yellow lab, Autumn and also in the Florida Keys where inspiration is all around me.
It is a delight to visit with our families who are dotted all over Central and South Florida on our road trips as well as to share our adventurous life with fabulous friends in both our island and western towns.
I hope you will be inspired to travel a soulful journey into self-awareness and walk a healing path with me as you open up to your soul’s unique purpose in this wondrous life.