One of my greatest passions is to encourage you to look within yourself to discover the uniqueness that is YOU. Truly loving yourself will bring out the happiness that is inside you, so you can live a fulfilling life. Being a very self-reflective and intuitive person who enjoys personal growth work, it is a natural for me to inspire that in you too. So, I will encourage you to move forward and grow and learn.
My personal experience with the depression of bipolar disorder has fueled my passion for helping others to learn to love and accept themselves for who they are. By using my innate sense of empathy, compassion, and patience, in combination with my powerful coaching skills, I will guide you to emerge from your unhappiness and discover the true beauty within yourself, so you feel free to create a fulfilling life.
I have suffered great pain from depression, and also experienced the unbelievable joys that mania can bring. I was 18 years old when I experienced my first episode of depression. Years later, I was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder when I was 35. I feel somehow fortunate to have been able to experience the total spectrum of feelings that life can offer. Although while in the midst of depression, it has been debilitating, I have been able to bounce back from the pain each time with an improved outlook toward life. I realize that the pain of depression has been one of my wisest and best teachers and also one of my greatest gifts.
Although there were many sad, depressive, debilitating periods throughout my life, I have still been able to accomplish many wonderful things. I have maintained a marriage of 23 years to my high school sweetheart, John, and continue to raise three happy, healthy children. I graduated with an Education degree and completed some Mastersí coursework in Counseling. Among my many passions, Iíve enjoyed the opportunity to experience and share my love of parent education, teaching, and coaching. Some of my most fulfilling endeavors came from opening a Waldorf inspired preschool in a Unity Church, running a program in my own home, and becoming a Certified Coach through the Life Purpose Institute.
I now work with women who have bipolar disorder who are doing okay maintaining their wellness, but doubt themselves, feel disconnected from their true selves, are hard on themselves by being critical or by comparing themselves to others. It is my passion to help these women discover their one-of-a-kind uniqueness that goes beyond their diagnosis. It is my purpose to teach these women to truly love and accept themselves so they can create a life they love!
I live with my family in Tucson, Arizona, and enjoy my days writing, coaching, and speaking on Self-Love and the power it has to transform lives.