Be Heathy by Choice, Not by Chance


"The meaning of life is to find your gift.  The purpose of life is to give it away."  Pablo Picasso


I've always wanted to be part of something meaningful, to have the ability to make the world a better place.  And, I'm pleased to be part of a community of people with a purpose and mission to do just that. 

In college, pursuing studies in Special Education and Social Work, life as I knew it changed.  The sudden and unexpected death of my Mom, combined with my experiences at Woodstock were catalysts for taking the ‘road less traveled.'  I went north and west and immersed myself in living a back-to-the-land lifestyle, which certainly shaped my perspective and enhanced my values.

Settling in Maine, I had a series of jobs working as a greenhouse grower, waitress, bartender and second chef. As a busy single Mom, I also enjoyed dance, music, art, photography, landscape gardening and nature.  Discovering Polarity Therapy and Energy Medicine propelled my own personal healing, and re-kindled my passion for making a difference by helping others.

With a lot of letters after my name, I opened a private practice as a Healing Arts Professional and founded a licensed proprietary school with programs for personal enrichment and career opportunities.  I was also on the teaching staff of two massage schools and a guest speaker at numerous businesses, healthcare facilities and educational systems.   

Fast forward fifteen years and my introduction to Nikken, a Japanese Health Research Institute with a philosophy, mission and total wellness concept that excited me, was the next perfect fit.

From sole proprietor to partnering with a global community of positive, passionate, purpose-driven people was, and continues to be inspirational and transformational.  Supporting each person in achieving their goals and enjoying an ever-expanding circle of friendships has been a richly rewarding experience.  

Being 'agents of change,' we are champions of a great cause - wanting everyone to discover, live and share living a life in balance with health in body, mind, family, society and finances.  With the impact of modern technology, environmental toxins, compromised health, financial stress and limited time, people are out-of-balance, uncertain how to move forward and hungry for 'a better way.'  Though it sounds like 'the impossible dream,' it's not.  We provide health and wellness solutions that replicate the essential energies of nature.  Through prevention, self-care, environmental solutions and Wellness Home lifestyle choices, Nikken's Active Wellness Technologies have the potential to change your life.  They have certainly changed mine, for which I am very grateful.

During my fourth and most recent brush with dying, a heart health challenge due to environemental toxins that I was not expected to recover from, I was unable to live life as I knew it.  Landscaping and gardening were not on my playlist. Yet the perennials blossomed beautifully and rather than a shovel, my tool was a camera.  My love and awe of nature, beauty, color, shape and texture are another precious gift that gives me great pleasure to share.  Be sure to check out the PhotoArt and  Gallery Tabs.  And, this short clip.

I am thrilled to be back-in-the-saddle, completely recovered.  I am thankful to Western Medicine for saving my life, yet I attribute my full recovery to living in a Nikken Wellness Home.  The array of products and technologies create an environment for the body to do what it's designed to do, 'heal thy self.'  When something works so well, with such a beneficial impact, it's a joy to share with others.  I'm all about paying-it-forward, helping others to be healthy physically, and for those interested, financially. In the aftermath of so many challenges, I am grateful to be living my life freely, fully and fabulously once again.  One of these days, I will write about the phenonemal experiences that certainly tested my mettle. 

Louis Armstrong said it well, 'Oh, What a Wonderful World.' 


I am passionate about being healthy, fit and active, living well, enriching the lives of others, and making a difference.

I am interested to connect with people who are looking for better health and to enjoy quality of life.

I invite heartfelt people of vision, integrity, passion and purpose to contact me about the potential to collaborate.

Together we can live our best lives, help others do the same, and create a wonderful world.     


"Extend to each person no matter how trivial the contact, all the care and kindness and understanding and love that you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same."

Og Mandino


"Divine Elegance" is a 7-minute photographic prose presentation I created for PechaKucha, a community-sharing event in January 2012. 



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