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 and honored to be in partnership with a diverse community of healers, wellness advocates, creative artists and individuals who share that common interest:  to enrich, inspire, uplift and empower others, to make a difference in our world. 

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, Energy Healing and Holistic Health tranformed my life.  I embarked on a personal healing journey and my passion for making a difference by helping others was ignited.

Having accrued a variety of credentials, I opened a private practice as a Healing Arts Professional and founded a licensed proprietary school with personal enrichment programs and career opportunities in Polarity Therapy and Reiki.  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 I was introduced to Nikken, a Japanese Health Research Institute with a philosophy and total wellness concept that moved me.  I chose to partner with them in their mission of making the world a better place by providing people globally with natural energy products, environmental solutions and an income earning option.  Their focus is for people to live a balanced lifestyle with health in mind, body, family, society and finances with a heartfelt Humans Being More vision for the world.  

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.  Swimming, landscaping and gardening were not on my playlist. Yet the perennials blossomed beautifully, the lake reflected magically 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 a holistic lifestyle that includes all of the practices I've described and Nikken's Good NEWS products - the best in Grounding, Nutrition, Energy, Water, Sleep.  I live in a Nikken Wellness Home, an environment that, like a greenhouse is to a plant, allows me to thrive.  As you can see, I choose, on a daily basis, to invest in my health with prevention - to be healthy by choice and not leave it to chance.  

Being committed to my own evolution and transformation, and being an 'agent for change,' I am grateful and honored to provide skills, services, information and solutions for those interested to live with health, fitness, peace of mind, loving relationships and a joyful and rewarding lifestyle, enjoying the abundance and prosperity they desire and deserve.  Together we can uplift and enrich each other and the world.

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 natural ways to be healthy 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 create a wonderful world - living our best lives and helping others to do the same.    


"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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