let's get personal, shall we?
I'm a believer, wife to Jason and grateful mom of 2.
My hope is that in this space your heart, mind and soul will feel encouraged.
The resources and practical tools here were curated just for you and all of them were tested first by me.
I am so grateful you are here!
I will always be cheering you on!
As a child we each are unapologetically our authentic selves. Then, over time, things happen and all we want is to be seen, heard and valued...
to let go of who we thought we were supposed to be and get back to who are we truly are at a soul level.
The study of neuroscience and trauma-informed care feeds my curiosity, and is at the core of the work I share with you so that you, too, may feel seen, heard, valued and...understood.
- Brene Brown
After 23 ambitious years in education I had worked my way into a position that allowed me to provide support and resources to little AND big humans. At the same time, I was a mom and a wife running on empty trying to do all the things…and I put myself on the back burner.
I was playing “not to lose” in my career. Proceeding with caution, so as not to make a wrong move. By day I was in classrooms juggling severe staffing shortages and increased student emotional support needs. By night it was my laptop, our two Frenchies, and me on the couch, feverishly responding to emails, rehashing next steps, second-guessing decisions and wondering how much longer I could keep smiling in the hallways as people walked by with, “I don’t know how you are doing it?!” and inside I wanted to scream, “But I’m not!"
A former kindergarten teacher turned preschool principal in 2020 (yes, “that year”) and now your hype-girl you didn’t know you had.
I sought guidance from a coach, tapped into additional programs, tools and resources to add to my journey of learning and healing, and spent a lot of time on getting to know my nervous system, how I best make decisions, who was in the driver's seat, and who should be. Living more in alignment with my zone of genius and priorities, I finished the 2021-22 school year strong, with elevated energy, confidence, clarity, and a curated calendar.
Despite my efforts, I felt as if I was about to lose it all on October 19, 2021, six days before I turned 47.
The good news? I didn’t. Instead I gained a new trajectory for my life. This new one had me “playing to win”!
Building on my own experience, I decided to create the very thing that educators need and deserve. The critical component with the secret sauce and the support that helped me thrive instead of survive all in one location…Design, Dive & Thrive™.
Understanding our nervous system is the key to breaking free.
Join me in redefining success, challenging stress and living with an ease you never thought was possible.
I've Said it Before and I Will Say it Again...
We must connect before we correct.
There is strength in stillness.
We cannot be resilient without rest.
You can rewire your brain after trauma.
As a fellow human-giver
and educator it's critical that
each person is met right where they are at.