Having been raised in a military family and living in Asia, Europe and all over the United States,  I was exposed to many lifestyles and traditions, which taught me to always keep an open mind and think outside the box.

I was in the natural skin care industry and self-employed for well over 30 years and have owned businesses in California; Seattle, Washington; Sun Valley, Idaho, and then Austin, Texas, which I called home for eight years. I am now residing in Safety Harbor, Florida.

venua-shadow-300x284On April 10, 2009 I was diagnosed with breast cancer. Through my professional experience and passion for nutrition, I was well aware of the body’s ability to heal itself given the right tools. After speaking with many doctors, I chose NOT to take the conventional route of removing my breasts and under going chemotherapy. I decided to try a lot of natural healing methods and give my body the tools to get well.

Saving my life and keeping my breasts, was very important to me. Since 2009, I have been on a fact-finding mission and I played the role of a human guinea pig. And now, I want to save other women the time and the money by sharing my story. Being diagnosed with cancer led me to view health from a different light and to essentially relearn some of what I understood about wellness and nutrition. From that time forward I have taken a passion for the knowledge of wellness to a burning and powerful interest in continually growing in my knowledge.

On May 31, 2013 I decided to leave the skin care profession, change my life’s direction, and pursue my new dream of being an author,  motivational speaker, and health coach.

It has become my mission to make a positive difference in people’s lives, from the simplest circumstances to many of the most disturbing illnesses facing mankind. In this lifetime, my goal is to motivate people  to take their “Health” in their own hands and not wait to change until after they become ill, but instead make wellness and health a priority!