Why Wellness with Attitude began:
After high school I began my career in the medical field in Hartford Connecticut, became an X-Ray
technician and took my first position in Stamford, CT. I received another degree in Radiation Therapy and did cancer treatments until the birth of my first child. Wanting to be a stay at home mom
while still earning money, I took a risk and became a Mary Kay Consultant. By the birth of my second child I had become a Sales Director. Within a few years, I was glad I had taken risks to work
at 100% commission instead of returning to the hospital or office work. An uninvited twist found me divorced by the time the kids were 4 and 8, and supporting myself, a home, and those precious
souls. My kids learned to drive in a pink Cadillac! Lessons learned included time management, organization, prioritization and money management. On a personal level, I learned - gradually - to trust
my decisions and the direction I was taking my family, and eventually my personal relationships.
Wanting to expand my world and experiences, as well as those of my daughter and son, I relocated from
New England to North Carolina. Stacey went off to college at Furman in South Carolina; Justin into high school in Huntersville. The transition was good for all of us. Notice I did not say easy, but
good. I went into real estate for a new experience, and before long I expanded to a training position and was managing an office of 30 agents. New challenges and a new decision came in 2009 when the
office closed. I decided to follow a passion for yoga and became an instructor. The Retreat opened as a boutique studio two years later. Today, I continue to teach about five classes a week; this
makes sure I show up. My students have inspired me to go into Life Coaching over the years. They have become my one-on-one clients, and have joined many sessions as I have
In 2020 when the world went topsy turvy, I realized I needed to step into the group coaching arena. My
target clients are women in the Mid-Season of Life because I believe in them; they are
the glue that will pull us all back together. However, I also saw their pain, their sense of overwhelm, their days of too much to do and not enough appreciation for all the burdens and
responsibilities they carry. And most of all for how much of themselves they had lost to caretaking others and juggling career, family and the whole bundle. Feeling overwhelmed, and loss of
confidence, lack of community and support were also a common denominator.
I felt a need to step up and reach a hand out to support, inspire and assist in the realignment
process. Women are not alone in their hesitation to bring on change or invite transition. Yet, it is the road to growth.
My mission is to work with brave women who are willing to redesign the goddess that lives within. To dust
her off, empower her, and shine her back to more brilliance than she was. My joy comes in watching as they are more empowered, confident and willing to shine. As they shine they can then share and my
work is expanded. The impact they make will be passed on to our daughters (and sons).
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The photos represent the people important in my life.
The activities I enjoy are:
- Nature from our front porch and taking photos all photos on this site represented on this site.
- Listening to podcasts
- Beach walks a favorite location is Hilton Head Island
- Working with women, all my career one form or another
- Golf (used to be tennis but the knees are not so happy now)
- Yoga as a student for many years, now an instructor, with a great community
- Learning to draw
- Entertaining, love dinner with friends. Cooking is fun for us.
WORK WITH ME
My Services provide a safe space to move from chaos to calm, from overwhelmed to
One on one coaching is available for the woman who wants to "Unleash the Fearless Woman" and she wants to do it now and fast.
I pride myself on allowing time to talk and determine how I might be of service and value, and see if we are a good match as coach and client. Please reach out
for a discovery chat.