I’m a professional development specialist and writer dedicated to helping individuals integrate mindfulness meditation into their lives in order to reduce the stress and anxiety associated with loss, uncertainty and change.

In the past, I traveled extensively coaching and training educators on topics related to whole school transformation, effective teaching, language and literacy and equity. I’ve written two books and have been blogging about my life’s journey for over a decade.

After my husband of 25 years died and COVID hit, I took care of myself with my daily practice. I also relied on the spirit of others who were grieving. I became interested in using my skills to help people navigate the trauma of loss and revitalize energy–even while living in isolation.

I have had many teachers; most of them ordinary people. I’ve been studying and practicing an embodied approach to mindfulness meditation for thirteen years. I’ve attended Sangha meetings, conferences and meditation centers but I am most grateful for the spiritual masters who have taken the time and discipline to share their wisdom and practice in writing.

I believe self-determination and a commitment to your practice are the foundations for resilience and healthy, joyful living. I also believe each of us has the capacity to heal, love and transform lives.

My education has been unique. I hold a PhD in Educational Leadership, a Masters in Elementary Education and a Bachelors in Secondary Foreign Language Education. I’m certified in MBSR, Human Subjects Research for Social & Behavioral Faculty and in Leadership & Management of Humanitarian Action.

I enjoy jogging, painting, nature, yoga and traveling. I am a mother of two.