Life's challenges guided me onto a path that changed everything.
In my 20s, I lived in New York City's Greenwich Village and yearned for success and significance so I began a checkered career path. There were many twists and turns from being a journalist writing for such prestigious publications as the New York Times to owning retail shops in Princeton, New Jersey to running my own advertising agency in Southwest Florida. So you might say I have a PhD in reinventing myself and am a serial entrepreneur. But through it all, I suffered. A marriage ended in divorce, followed by a myriad of failed relationships and a continual malaise. Nothing and no one could make me feel happy or fulfilled. Yes, I was looking for love and contentment in all the wrong places. I was out of balance; mentally and physically. I was going through the motions of living without truly being present in my own story.
I began to search for real answers and as I did, teachers appeared. My first and most profound was world-renowned Yogi Master Gurudev Amrit Desai, who founded Kripalu and subsequently the Amrit Yoga Institute. I learned from his ancient wisdom teachings about how to quiet my mind and ego and enter the zero stress zone, where I could accept myself as I am. By doing so, I could flourish and be happy. As a natural communicator, I desired to share my discoveries of these transformational yogic techniques with others who were battling discontentment or dis-ease.
Albert Einstein observed: "All matter is energy." I began to accept that we are all a part of the cosmic universe, of vibrations and energy, and interconnected. I certified as a Crystal Medicine Practitioner from the American Association of Holistic Wellness and became a master jewelry designer using healthful gemstones for balance and healing. I trained in Reconnective Healing with Dr. Eric Pearl. At the Amrit Yoga Institute, I certified in yoga, relaxation and meditation. I was accredited in neurolinguistic programming (NLP) a part of psychology. At the same time, I used energy strategies ranging from Tai Chi and Qigong (ageless Chinese health systems) to Donna Eden's Energy Medicine to Gary Craig's Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT). I certified as a Life Coach and then in Functional Medicine and Functional Nutrition. At the same time, I continued to expand my understanding about human development in the field of neurosciences and through mindfulness.
Thousands all over the world benefit from my customized programs and books. Each client is taught practical ways to lower stress and anxiety from the source whether physical, mental or emotional so results are sustainable. For instance, my Integrated Life Training and Coaching System (which has morphed in the MIND BODY FITNESS FOR LIFE trainings) is interactively created to resonate with an individual's life style and needs so it is highly effective,. These trainings encourage growth and positive change and can range from an hour to 30, 60 or 90 days. My corporate trainings are much sought after, especially workshops on performance and productivity based on core insights. I'm often a keynote speaker at national conferences presenting on stress management or work-life balance or mind-body fitness.
My intention is to empower you to live up to your potential filled with love and light. I know the pitfalls and can help you avoid them to find your path of happiness and purpose. Let me help you discover the freedom to be all that you are now--rather than decades in the future. I can guide you to discover the confidence, serenity, abundance and well being you deserve. I am forever appreciative for the opportunities to share what I have learned.
Teaching a relaxation technique at a workshop at The Club at Barefoot Beach
Speaking to 200 CEOs at an annual meeting for a national company
Speaking at the Florida Encounter annual convention
Sharing stress-reducing techniques on TV
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