Hello Beautiful Ones! I’m so happy you are here.
Did you know that you were fashioned for a very particular time, place, and people? You are.
That’s why I’m committed to helping you find your voice, pursue your passions, and take possession of every single thing that God has for you. Most of the people I talk to are seeking ways to live authentically while pulling together the pieces of their fragmented lives into one cohesive work of art. I wish we could get together and have these conversations but for now, I created a place where we can discuss them. Because we are whole beings with a myriad of interests, I write about caregiving, healing from trauma, gardening, discovering your calling, faith and finding your unique voice. Join me here when you are able.
First and foremost, I am a Christian. Everything else follows that one defining fact. I began this site to encourage others because I believe in the power of sharing lessons learned and empowering others to live their best life now. I also dive into the deep end with tough topics, while blending in a little faith and fun along the way. My goal is to encourage you to dream dreams and realize that if you truly believe in something, it can be done!
Raised on a hog farm in rural Delaware, I am number thirteen of fourteen very wild children that grew up on the edge of Redden State Forest. Motivated by my sons health, I moved to Florida in 1996 and fell in love with the land and its people. My hobbies include edible landscaping, writing poetry, and all things DIY. I reside in Central Florida with my husband and our three youngest children; including twins with profound disabilities.
A FEW FACTS ABOUT ME:
I had rheumatic fever when I was a child which damaged my heart valves and led to a heart attack at the age of 39.
I am a spirit filled, tongue talking, devil stomping, overcoming, Jesus praising, beloved daughter of the one true and living God!
Much to my podiatrists’ dismay, me and shoes aren’t exactly a natural fit.
Following a car accident at 12, I had a partial pancreatomy that I didn’t find out about it until I was 47. (That was an experience.)
I’ve been writing poetry since I was very young and am a published author. (I’m nerdy like that.) My book, The Inkwell Collection, is available on Amazon.
I speak at various public venues and churches, covering topics such as self-care, soul health, caregiving, faith, addiction, and transformation.
Over the last 20 years, I have led a wide variety of workshops, classes, fundraising events, and women’s ministry programs, arranging everything from décor to food and musicians to speakers.
I’ve taught Christian education, served in praise and worship, managed support groups for parents of children with disabilities, and currently lead the United Caregiver Connection, a peer support group for family caregivers.