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jan/feb issue, 2019

My kids and I had the honor of being featured in the Jan/Feb 2019 issue of Grand Traverse Woman Magazine. My article is entitled Beauty from the Ashes: My Journey of Transformation. One of the proclamations in my article states, “My heart is full of joy, my life is filled with hope and my kids are thriving. I stand on my sacred ground and claim love above all else and I trust that love will be greater than any obstacle that comes my way.” Free copies of the Grand Traverse Woman Magazine are available in the Traverse City area and an on-line link to the my article is available for reading!

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february 13, 2019

My talk, BRING IT! ROCK BOTTOM TO ROCKING IT, will walk you through my journey. Overcoming the darkness is about choosing to BRING IT by claiming goodness, by living true to ourselves and by loving our way into a new reality.  I will share practical ways in which each one of us can claim our most abundant life NOW! Join Grand Traverse Woman for lunch on February 13, 2019, where you'll learn how to BRING IT and make changes for good in your life too! To listen to my talk, click the link below (video coming SOON!).

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Self, love, beauty teen conference speaker

february 23, 2019

“This conference takes place on Saturday, February 23, 2019 from 9am-5pm at the Grand Traverse Academy in Traverse City, Michigan. This event is filled with sessions around self, love and beauty to provide tools to young girls to enhance their confidence in empowerment, mental health, self-confidence and self-care.” I will be speaking about living with authenticity and confidence. Join me on a journey of self love, self embrace, standing on your sacred ground and living your life with confidence. The Self, Love, Beauty Teen Conference is open to all!

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Fulfillament speaker/storyteller

May 2, 2019

I am thrilled to have the opportunity to share my story of how my life’s work has fulfilled me at the May 2 Fulfillament event at the Workshop Brewing Company in Traverse City, MI! “Fulfillament  is a storytelling event featuring local community leaders &entrepreneurs who share their journey towards fulfillment through vocation that will challenge you to come alive.” You are invited to attend this inspirational event where you will walk away inspired and motivated to get clearer with your own vocational fulfillment goals.


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Tedx Traverse City Pitch Night

february 2018

In 2018, I was selected as a TEDx Traverse City Pitch finalist. My pitch was entitled Igniting Courage: Summoning resilience when adversity roars. Three steps to courageous living are outlined in my pitch.After a devastating life event changed the course of my life and the lives of my children, I choose to live a courageous, compassionate and awakened life.

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strong women, strong voices choir camp

august 2018

Featured on the 9 & 10 News, Strong Women, Strong Voices offered teen singers the opportunity to grow in vocal talent and musicianship, grow in confidence and have inter and intrapersonal opportunities in a relationship oriented setting. Stephanie Brazee and I led singers in the process of deep meaning through the literature of each song and unpacked the how-tos of successful auditioning. Students walked away from the Strong Women, Strong Voices experience with feelings of empowerment, skill, confidence and joy as they prepared for a school year filled with choir friendships and beautiful song. Watch our 9 & 10 news feature below!