I didn’t always live my dream life. Eighteen years ago I had a stressed conventional lifestyle like most of you are familiar with. I was a single mom, working full time, going to school full time at night and stressed to the max. I would have had a nervous breakdown but I didn’t have time! On the school break, I needed a break! I took my first solo trip out of the country for six weeks: Tahiti, Australia, and Bali.
I was bitten by the travel bug and my life changed because of it. I didn’t know at that time the trajectory of my life would be to live a “location independent lifestyle” as I am now.
I have a passion to share my lifestyle and travels with other women. I’m living proof that traditional rules were made to be broken. I’ve been working with women in different capacities for more than thirty years. First as a cosmetologist, making them look better on the outside so they could feel better about themselves, which works wonders for how they feel better on the inside! As I became more interested in holistic health, I studied therapeutic massage and became licensed as a massage therapist, working with chiropractors and at world-famous health spas in Southern California. Eventually, I started my own private practice.
My interest in a daily yoga practice led to teacher training at Sivananda Ashram and becoming certified in 1992. I rounded out my mind-body studies with a certification in hypnotherapy. All these practices contribute to a healthy, flexible mind and body allowing one to pursue their interests fully and to live the life of their dreams. It seemed inevitable that I would combine all my life studies and passions with a personal coaching certification. All this fits together like pieces of a puzzle, our bodies, minds, and emotions are so interconnected that it´s impossible to separate one from another as they work in concert with each other. One affects the other, always!
For me, I see how travel has transformed me on so many levels; my confidence, curiosity, adaptability, and cultural understanding with more compassion and tolerance for others, to mention just a few of the benefits. Travel can be transformative as you experience yourself differently in an unfamiliar place. You see the world in a new way and you may even see yourself in a new way. Sometimes our ingrained habits and belief systems fall away on our physical journey as well as our inner journey. Exploring cultures let us see how others live, perhaps different from us, but not necessarily better or worse. It allows our eyes and hearts to realize everyone is pretty much the same, no matter where we go. Being in a foreign country can be exciting, transformative and sometimes uncomfortable.
“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.”
Neale Donald Walsch
My friends joke that I couldn’t possibly need a vacation because I have lived in Bali, Indonesia most of the time since 2011, named the best global travel destination for 2017. That travel bug keeps biting me and I like to travel to several countries a year.
This is your invitation to join me on my travels either from your sofa via my photos, stories, and videos or in person on one of my trips. Subscribe to my blog to keep up to date on my travels and offerings to places you’ve always dreamt of visiting, or perhaps places you never heard of. Exotic locations like Ubud, Bali, Luang Prabang, Laos (UNESCO World Heritage Center), Chiang Mai, Thailand, Tulum, and San Miguel de Allende, Mexico (UNESCO World Heritage Center); all places I’ve visited numerous times. This is for small groups only, maximum ten. I’ll be your personal travel coach, and guide and make all the arrangements for your trip except for your plane fare. All you need to do is book the ticket, show up at the destination and I’ll arrange an English speaking driver to pick you up at the arrival airport to take you to your accommodation. I’ll meet you there. How easy is that? Remember, only ten people so we can have an intimate experience with the local culture and each other. No big bus tours for us! Get a group of your besties together and travel with me!
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