I am a professional question-asker. I combine my comprehensive background in marketing with my skills as an author and an internationally published journalist to help health & wellness entrepreneurs connect with their audience by telling their stories.
Creative, energizing language moves, inspires and magnetizes an audience. Nowhere is this more apparent than in a beautifully crafted story. I believe that well-told, timely stories create space where an emotional connection can occur, learning unfolds, empathy grows and healing begins.
Whether I’m penning an article, crafting a personal essay or writing web copy for a client, encouraging words to play well together is one of my favorite activities. Why does this matter?
When we can communicate with each other in an articulate and thoughtful way, we can experience a true sense of connection. Maybe that’s why helping a struggling client reveal their authentic self and clarify the beauty of their business on the page is as rewarding to me as the outcome of fast-paced thriller.
What Drives Me
As an award-winning freelance journalist, author, and a health & wellness copywriter, I curiously explore the many ways that we can achieve optimal well-being and feel like our best selves, inside and out.
What I’ve Seen
I believe loneliness and isolation are among the gravest health threats we face. Lack of connection fuels stress, which negatively affects our mental and physical health. Like a vicious cycle, as we neglect our self-care, our relationships also deteriorate. I’ve seen this phenomenon over and over again in my own life and in the lives of the many people I’ve interviewed and connected with over the years.
When people feel heard and seen, they feel validated. When they feel like they belong to a community and enjoy a sense of purpose, they understand that they matter. And, we feel better, spiritually, emotionally and physically.
Like other forms of art, sharing our stories can create a magical sense of connection and community.
I specialize in overall wellness, including emotional and physical well-being, maternal and children’s health, and vibrant connection in the digital age. Through my books and articles, I inspire today’s women and their families to grow happier and stronger through reflective, meaningful connection starting from within.
My Authored Books
Happy, Healthy & Hyperconnected: Raise a Thoughtful Communicator in a Digital World, a guide for parents interested in nurturing a versatile set of social skills in this generation’s digitally-charmed kids.
Confidently Connected: A Mom’s Guide to a Satisfying Social Life, which helps moms build and sustain a thriving, balanced social life that supports their emotional health.
My articles appear monthly in international, national and regional publications including:
- Woman’s Day
- Vibrant Life
- The Costco Connection
- Calgary’s Child
- San Diego Family
- Kansas City Parent
I earned my B.A. in speech communication and a minor in journalism from Texas A&M University. I went on to earn my master’s degree in communication at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.
Behind the Scenes
When I’m not writing, I’m centered in my active family which includes my two adolescent sons, my golf-impassioned husband and my sweet rescue dog. My family and I reside in the lovely Kansas City metro area, home of world-class barbecue, beautiful fountains and legendary jazz.
I’m an active member of Central Exchange, a women’s leadership networking community in Kansas City; the Wellness Consortium, a network of health and wellness providers and vendors passionate about whole person care and making a difference in the community; a writing affiliate for SalonSpa Connection; and a member of American Public Square, a local non-profit that promotes thoughtful, civil discourse on important issues facing our communities and nation.