I’m so glad you’re here! It’s such a pleasure to meet you!
I am really looking forward to learning more about you and since you’re here, I’m guessing you want to know a little more about me. I am a business owner, a health and wellness educator, a Joy Life Coach, a Regional Director with Joy Coaching America, and a Certified Personal Empowerment Life coach. My mission is to help educate and empower women to make their personal self-care and self-love a part of who they are, nurturing and cherishing themselves on a daily basis because they are a divine child of God, who has a purpose and a plan for each of our lives.
As women begin to fill their cup, they will be happier and more satisfied in their life and be able to be happier, more present, and more able to fill the cups of those around them. Many women are “existing” with an empty or half-filled cup, not really, truly “living” a life that brings them contentment and satisfaction. My desire and hope is to empower women to become aware of the changes that they can make with simple, actionable steps, to change the level of happiness and fulfillment in their lives.
My Desire as a Coach
We all deserve to be nourished and cherished, and who better to do that for us that ourselves! I mean, who knows you better than you? We know everything there is to know about ourselves, and we can learn to love ourselves with more love and compassion. When we step back and evaluate how we are loving ourselves, we might find that there are some areas that we could be a bit more supportive and loving. As a coach, my desire is to encourage and empower you to love, nurture, and cherish yourself like you would do for your very best friend!
Let me start with the short version of my personal life story. I was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and later raised in Northern and Southern California. I was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the Land of Enchantment. I still have a special place in my heart for Albuquerque, Old Town, the Sandia Mountains, the beautiful blue skies, and the big, white cumulus clouds that would roll in on a late afternoon to share just a bit of rain! I loved the smell of the rain as it hit the rich desert soil and the resulting aroma that permeated the atmosphere with its scent!
My Personal & Career Overviews
I later moved to Northern California and then Southern California, where I finished grade school, middle school, and high school. Southern California has been my home for over 50 years, and I love living near both the ocean and the Big Bear Mountains. It is the best of both worlds!
I have two lovely daughters who each have three beautiful children, and they are both quite active in their children’s education (both have done many years of homeschooling and teaching) and are quite active in supporting their kids’ passions for sports and drama, including baseball, basketball, swimming, track and field, volleyball, and gymnastics. All six grandchildren are very gifted and talented!
On a professional level, I have spent over 40 years in the corporate world of business administration and government contracts for a small engineering R&D company. I have always enjoyed my career and the multi-faceted opportunities that have been made available to me within this industry. I began working with these scientists and engineers in 1981, and it has bee a very rewarding lifetime career.
Overcoming Life’s Challenges
In February 2012, I was unfortunately diagnosed with Stage IIIC breast cancer and that diagnosis rocked my world. I spent the entire year going from one type of doctor to another, from an oncologist, to a surgeon, to a radiologist, for the 6 months of chemotherapy, to the radical surgery to remove the cancer, and the month and a half of radiation. That whole year was devoted to fighting and ridding my body of the cancer. I had always been a workaholic and even with cancer, I kept working full time. At the end of the year, I was diagnosed as “cancer free”, and just kept on working full time not missing a step! But that year of treatment had left me exhausted and dealing with deep depression.