My Story

I am a professional question-asker. I combine my comprehensive background in marketing with my skills as an author and an internationally published journalist to help health & wellness entrepreneurs connect with their audience by telling their stories. 

Creative, energizing language moves, inspires and magnetizes an audience. Nowhere is this more apparent than in a beautifully crafted story. I believe that well-told, timely stories create space where an emotional connection can occur, learning unfolds, empathy grows and healing begins.

Whether I’m penning an article, crafting a personal essay or writing web copy for a client, encouraging words to play well together is one of my favorite activities. Why does this matter? 

When we can communicate with each other in an articulate and thoughtful way, we can experience a true sense of connection. Maybe that’s why helping a struggling client reveal their authentic self and clarify the beauty of their business on the page is as rewarding to me as the outcome of fast-paced thriller.

What Drives Me

As an award-winning freelance journalist, author, and a health & wellness copywriter, I curiously explore the many ways that we can achieve optimal well-being and feel like our best selves, inside and out.

What I’ve Seen

I believe loneliness and isolation are among the gravest health threats we face. Lack of connection fuels stress, which negatively affects our mental and physical health. Like a vicious cycle, as we neglect our self-care, our relationships also deteriorate. I’ve seen this phenomenon over and over again in my own life and in the lives of the many people I’ve interviewed and connected with over the years.

When people feel heard and seen, they feel validated. When they feel like they belong to a community and enjoy a sense of purpose, they understand that they matter. And, we feel better, spiritually, emotionally and physically.

Like other forms of art, sharing our stories can create a magical sense of connection and community. 

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My Work

I specialize in overall wellness, including emotional and physical well-beingmaternal and children’s health, and vibrant connection in the digital age. Through my books and articles, I inspire today’s women and their families to grow happier and stronger through reflective, meaningful connection starting from within.

My Authored Books

Happy, Healthy & Hyperconnected: Raise a Thoughtful Communicator in a Digital World, a guide for parents interested in nurturing a versatile set of social skills in this generation’s digitally-charmed kids.

Confidently Connected: A Mom’s Guide to a Satisfying Social Life, which helps moms build and sustain a thriving, balanced social life that supports their emotional health.

 

I am described as a "relatable,, down-to-earth writer,"
My articles appear monthly in international, national and regional publications including:
  • Woman’s Day
  • Vibrant Life
  • The Costco Connection
  • Parents
  • Calgary’s Child
  • San Diego Family
  • Kansas City Parent

My Education

I earned my B.A. in speech communication and a minor in journalism from Texas A&M University. I went on to earn my master’s degree in communication at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.

Behind the Scenes

When I’m not writing, I’m centered in my active family which includes my two adolescent sons, my golf-impassioned husband and my sweet rescue dog. My family and I reside in the lovely Kansas City metro area, home of world-class barbecue, beautiful fountains and legendary jazz.

Articles I’ve authored include:

Raise a Social Media Savvy Teen as seen in Northeast Pennsylvania Family magazine
 
The Upside of Social Media Connected Kids as seen in Kansas City Parent magazine
 
 
 30 Days to a Healthier Social Life as seen in Calgary’s Child magazine
 
Playdates Just for Moms as seen in Atlanta Parent magazine
 
Making Mom Friends as seen in Kansas City Parent magazine
 
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