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My Story...

Hi there!
I have three living adult children, and one that died (my daughter’s twin). 

I am a grandmother, which is one of the most fun things ever.  It's also hard because my daughter named her son Joshua after her deceased twin brother.  My kids have either moved out to attend college (with no intention of ever moving back) or have finished college. 

I am twice divorced, but now live with my wonderful boyfriend - Brian.  He has an adult daughter from a previous marriage who lives in a different state. He is by far the best man I’ve ever met and spending time with him makes me want to be a better person. 

Let me tell you a little about Joshua. 

We were surprised to discover we were having twins and, aside from 8 weeks of bed rest, it was a pretty uneventful pregnancy.  At my pre-scheduled inducement at just before 38 weeks we found out he had died.  Everything went to hell. 

As you know, there is nothing like this realization and I wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy. Now, 22 years later, I'm finally ready to take that experience and my struggle during the following years to help you navigate what lies ahead.  Hindsight is 20/20.

I want to help you gain strength from your experience.

I'll show you how to create a life of contentment once again.

Every one of you has a unique story.

But you don't have to do this alone.

If you'd like to speak with me and share your thoughts then you can schedule a time here.

I've been where you are now.  

For so long, I lived my life for everyone else and was miserable. I completely withdrew from my own dreams and was sleepwalking through life. 

Especially that first year. 

I still remember a friend telling me that it was a year before she saw me smile again.

The day I buried my son I still felt I needed to tell my father “happy birthday” because it was always about everyone else.

I know you can you relate to this.  

It's right to grieve and it's right to build a life that is not defined by this horrible loss. Part of life's journey is taking the trauma of loss and turning that into our strength. 

That's not easy to do which is where I come in.

I'd like to help you achieve the same joy in your life as I have found in mine.


Over the span of the last 15 years I have had the opportunity to talk on a variety of subjects ranging from sex to business to motivational topics and have always been able to keep the audience engaged and looking for more. 

I help women who have lost a child through the grieving process so you can rebuild your life, find some peace and be happy again.  This is come from my own loss in 1997 and what I've learned over the years to build the life I have now.

I am available to speak to your church, hospital staff, women's group or event on losing a child and moving through the grief to get to a place of joy.  My talk:  Out of the Fog:  Becoming Stronger on the Other Side of Loss  addresses this and the additional consequences of this loss that most people aren't aware of until they are in it.  Your guests will leave feeling acknowledged, empowered, supported and motivated to build a life that brings them joy.  All of this while remembering their child and living without guilt.  

To get information about speaking arrangements email today.


I'm currently only taking private coaching clients and speaking for organizations. Please email me for more information.

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