Although, it wasn’t always that way. At one point, I felt like I was stranded and lost at sea, struggling with several hardships, and not thinking I would ever be ‘saved.’ It took awhile for me to realize the only one who could save me was me. I had been holding myself back with my thoughts. Thoughts of not being good enough, talented or creative enough. Thoughts of not having enough money, of having been dealt a bad hand, of being conned and then surmising I must not be very smart, to have been duped so easily. I fell into the victim mentality and the more I wallowed in it, the worse it became.
Until that point, I had always been an optimist, one who sees the glass overflowing and wondering how I was going to drink it all in. I remember when I realized it was up to me to turn my life around… I still didn’t know what I wanted, but I knew it was up to me to create. I had just been laid off from my job as an account manager for an advertising agency, a position I had held at several agencies over the previous 20+ years and one I had loved for about 15. It was definitely time to move on and I recognized the push out the door as a godsend. I was taking a walk with my young daughter and we were were brainstorming the possibilities. As we were walking by this beautiful field of white daisies I felt a great sense of happiness at their beauty and my daughter’s companionship and, I proclaimed, I don’t know what I am going to do but it has something to do with JOY.
It took another five years to really materialize, but that was the initial thought – a business about JOY. Although with all creation there are starts and stops, races and detours– raising the consciousness (of mine and others’) joyful living has always been the intent.
As the business continues to grow and evolve, I know this to be what brings meaning to my life:
I love to connect with people and help them see the beauty in their lives.
I love connecting other people together in truly meaningful friendships which nurture, support and encourage each other to live more fully.
I love to assist people in reaching their dreams.
I love to inspire and be inspired.
I love to live in health and joy each day nourishing my body with healthy food, supplements, meditation, yoga, dance or some other form of joyful movement.
I love spending time in nature and connecting with my Divine Source.
I love engaging conversations that lead to my own and other’s personal growth.
And, I love a good party!
Most of all, I want to make a difference in this world even if it is just a very small part of my world.
Learn how The Grateful Goddess came to be.
The mission of The Grateful Goddess is to raise the consciousness of joyful living through coaching, gifts and workshops. My intention is to inspire women to live authentically by creating meaningful connections with others and sharing inspirational messages in gratitude, compassion, forgiveness, presence, and many other goddess qualities. The Grateful Goddess was born of women with grateful hearts, who believe in order to realize one’s dreams, we must first be grateful for what has been and what is.
The Grateful Goddess is designed to help every woman discover and celebrate her goddess within. While some women will recognize her goddess immediately, others may question her existence.
The Grateful Goddess believes there are as many goddesses as there are expressions of self, and it is in confident self-expression that the goddess is revealed. Your goddess is your strength, courage and truth. No matter what form or fashion your goddess takes, I am certain that once you meet her, you will be lifelong friends.