Currently based in the Bay Area, I’m a writer—among other things. I also work with women who want to shape their lives according to who they are on the inside. Obsessed with: charcuterie boards, all things Italian, and podcasts.
I consider myself a perpetual work in progress and someone who’s very much awake at the wheel of her life.
But this wasn’t always the case.
I used to spend way too much time denying how I felt on the inside. A voiceless spectator of my life, I played small according to how I thought others wanted me to live. I was unhappy and completely out of touch with myself.
Almost 15 years ago, my husband died in a scuba diving accident, catapulting me head first into widowhood at 29. Within weeks of his death, my grief was rudely interrupted by news that he was a cheater.
A huge wake-up.
Since then I’ve been expanding who I am. It’s equal parts hard as hell and deeply gratifying. I don’t recognize the woman who married in her 20’s. I don’t even recognize myself from 6 months ago. I don’t identify with what I’m supposed to do and when asked “Why,” rather than offering an explanation, I counter with, “Why not?”
Far from perfect, my goal is growth. Forward progression. And I work with women who want the same. Those who reject the status quo and are ready to enter the murky waters of more, whatever that looks like for them.
Some of these women have had similar experiences to mine, others have simply woke up on their own — regardless of why, they’re ready to dig in. I’m here to help them make it happen. To cheer lead. To act as their voice of reason. And to be their ultimate wing woman.
Now that I’m here, I can’t imagine living any other way.
I call it Making Gold. Alchemizing your life from where you are right now, to where you want to be. It’s messy and uncomfortable. It takes courage and grit.