An entrepreneur, writer, philanthropist & unshakable optimist dedicated to helping you heal the wounds that are keeping you from living your best life.
My definition of a good life is one that creates, inspires and promotes meaningful connections, A good life connects authenticity, a whole heart, lots of great music, dancing, and laughter. My Chai tea, red wine, very loud rock n’ roll; justified anger put into meaningful action, and deeply sweet empathy. I’m saddened by selfishness, pettiness, and greed. I believe that generous people live more abundant lives.
I’m an introvert who rarely inserts herself into conversations, but if you ask my opinion, I will speak very, very clearly about matters of the heart. I think everything is a matter of the heart.
Words that resonate with me are devotion, elegance, feminine essence and grit. Music has saved me more than once. I want to find my tribe, I want to write more than I have. Being my sons’ mother has been my greatest honor and biggest challenge.
I think the best self-help is self-compassion.
I hear a variation of this all the time — from readers, through friends of friends: “It was 1:30am the other night and I needed something [friendship, a kind word, a kick in the ass…] so I went to your site and got what I needed. Really, I just wanted some encouragement.”
Give me the hook that’s going to pull me up and out of the pain. To take a lyric from one of my son’s songs, “Hold my hand, and I’ll do my best to drag you to your feet.” Give me the comforting one-liner to clear my confusion. Give me permission to want what I want. Give me a diamond of insight that I can carry all week. Inspire me to go for it. Tell me everything is going to be okay. Please, be encouraging.
The essence of all of my work can be distilled into that. Encouraging someone to be…courageous. Which usually just means being themselves, which ironically is the hardest thing ever. I encourage women and men to connect with their core desired feelings, embrace reality, and create goals with soul.
Really, I just want to keep offering an argument against every mean thing anyone has ever told you, against the terrible things you still tell yourself. I’m committed to being as honest and kind as possible, and useful — right now. Now, when you’re in pain. Now, when your life is good but you know it could be so much better. Now, when you’re longing to take that broken heart of yours and do something with your pain now… in this lifetime.
I believe you must bring your whole self to the table if you want to live your best life. That includes your unique set of gifts, your personality, your sense of humor and most importantly, your heart. I believe that no matter what your dreams or obstacles, you have the power to change your life and, by doing so, you’ll change the world. This philosophy, determination, and grace has changed my life completely and made it possible for me to weather storms I wouldn’t wish on my worst enemy.
WHICH BRINGS ME TO YOU
I’m here to serve.
Through my free content, youtube channel, My Ransom Notes blog and N.O.A.H. (Newly Opening and Awakening Hearts) Podcast, paid training programs, books, and anything else I might offer — I’m in this to make a difference. To help you heal. To help you live your best life. To tap into the deep wisdom within you.