My formal training in the Healing Arts, film making, TV, radio and media arts provided the foundation for me to help individuals for over three decades, gain clarity, spiritual awareness and emotional balance. I am a positive catalyst who recognizes the potential of wellness, creativity and success in everyone.
I grew up in Motown during an era of racial riots, bussing, political assassinations, The Beatles, Transcendental Meditation, Viet Nam war, Watergate, the Cold War, Woodstock, Rosemary's Baby and Peter Max, whose art clearly expressed the psychedelic craziness of a history wrought with turbulent change. In spite of the revolution happening outside, I continued playing my flute, sewing cool clothes, competing on the YMCA swim team, doing yoga, meditation and judo. Nothing was going to stop me from living my passions. This is where my devotion to creativity and my spiritual discipline took root.
My college and university years were devoted to art, animation and filmmaking. I received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Windsor and a Post Graduate Degree in Computer Animation from Sheridan College in Oakville, Ontario. I studied classical animation at Center for Creative Studies in Detroit and received a Liberal Arts Degree and Associates Degree from Oakland Community College in Michigan.
After school my educational adventures continued and have not stopped. I added healing arts into the mix and traveled internationally to attend workshops, conferences and classes in everything from Educational Kinesiology to aromatherapy massage, from Reiki to Therapeutic Touch, from papermaking to body painting to jewelry design and life-size sculpting with concrete. I am a certified Reflexologist, a Licensed HeartMath Stress Specialist and an Ayurveda Culinary Arts Teacher. My art is a visual blend of “WOW" and a one-of-a-kind healing feast for the senses.
My first short film, The Dognapper, placed 2nd in an all Ontario Film Festival, was shown at the Toronto Science Center and broadcast on TV in a collection of works honoring the Canadian National Film Board. In 1992 I gave birth to my first daughter and in '93 I Initiated, organized and birthed Kincardine's first annual Artists' Studio Tour. It's now in its 20th year.
Currently I am helping individuals increase their levels of health and emotional well-being through a unique form of mentoring called Email Conversations. I also assist prisoners in transforming their lives by mentoring them in yoga practices, meditation, stress and emotional management and all aspects of spirituality.
When I'm not doing all the above, you'll probably find me curled up by the wood stove playing with my cats, or dancing in the kitchen.
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My mission is to inspire you to achieve your greatest potential and live a life of purpose. I'm here to help you find the meaning in your life, and know each night when you go to bed that you made a difference in the world.
A journey to personal empowerment told through my stories.
About Me . . .
I am a protagonist, optimist and one-time fire walker with a single-minded focus: to inspire people to be happier and healthier, and teach them how to do it.
Author of 5 books, Ayurveda culinary arts teacher, clairsentient, claircognizant and stress relief specialist with a creative twist. But my clients just call me the artist who lives in the house with the crooked fence.
People find it easy to open up to me and share their deepest desires and deepest pains because I am fully present, open and compassionate. I’ve been through severe financial hardships, physical pain, life-threatening emotional and mental traumas and a 30 year marriage that ended. I have been bullied and slandered by people and systems I trusted. I had to let go of everything I thought was true, and start over.
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For several years I traveled across U.S. and Canada as a Creative Spiritual Mentor helping individuals live their passions and improve their relationships. This experience led me to write and publish 3 books about self-empowerment, love , relationships and happiness. You can find these books and MP3s on my Shoppe Page.