I’m a life coach, writer, yogi, Argentine tango dancer, opera singer, Southern belle, and Greek-American. I was born and raised in Greenwood, Mississippi. At a young age I discovered I had a voice and pursued vocal performance throughout my college years. I graduated from Interlochen Arts Academy and Carnegie Mellon University in vocal performance. I completed my Masters in Business Administration from the University of Texas at Dallas.
In 2010 I felt inspiration to publish the conversations I had with my mentor, Rhonda Shasteen, former Chief Marketing Officer at Mary Kay Cosmetics. Ever since that time I discovered my zeal for writing, particularly about life coaching. I learn so much through the course of life, I find it therapeutic and nourishing to share what I learn with you in hopes that it may help you too.
I found inspiration though a family story to write a novel about a man who fell in love with a girl and left his country to be with her.
Alfredo sauce is a classic and there are many ways to make it, but none like my dear ole dad. Dad's Alfredo sauce was constantly in high demand. Not only is it great served over fettuccini. It's incredible over chicken, shrimp and scallops, too. Alfredo sauce makes a great additions to lots of things. [caption id="attachment_1010" align="alignleft" width="300"] Alfredo Sauce[/caption] The best thing about this sauce is that
Pie crust is simple to buy in the grocery store, but it tastes so much better when it's homemade. Better yet, it's much easier than you think to make it. There are lots of ways to make pie crust, and I'll share three with you today. There's a delicious, traditional French butter crust, a Southern one my mom taught me, and a high-fat, low-carb crust. To get started
Pumpkin Walut Drop Scones What's better this time of year than pumpkin flavored treats! These scones are a delicious, filling treat. They can be nibbled on like a muffin or treated as a traditional breakfast scone. I love to put cream cheese or clotted cream on my scones and pretend I'm somewhere in England. The recipe is easy to make and is quite rewarding to eat! [caption id="attachment_978"
After living in Texas since 2003, Inevitably, A cook like me, had to learn to make guacamole! It is a delightful treat and ideal for a high-fat, low-carb diet. Even better that that, the recipe only takes 10-15 minutes to whip up. You can't make [caption id="attachment_965" align="alignleft" width="300"] Guacamole My Way[/caption] any delicious dish without the essential ingredients. There's no guacamole without avocados, so make sure they are
Pork ribs were off the menu for me before starting my high-fat, low-carb diet. Now that I'm limiting myself to 20 net carbs per day, I'm enjoying the delicacies that come with the high-fat side of the diet. That means incorporating so many foods I never ate or limited my portions of foods like butter, bacon, sausages, heavy cream and many more. To my great delight, in Dana
Who knew there was such thing a low carb bagels! One day, my coworkers brought two boxes of Einstein's to the office and I could only look at them. Since that day, I was on a mission to find low carb bagels, and I did. There's a great recipe with different variations like onion or an "everything" bagel in the cookbook, The Art of Healthy Eating - Kids
When I was growing up, one of the highlights of childhood was getting to eat a sausage and egg biscuit. We would drive to the Crystal Grill, the family restaurant, and have them for Sunday breakfast. Once I grew up, I almost never ate them because they were so unhealthy! Now that I'm trying a high-fat low-carb diet, I've found a new path to having a Sausage and
Watching the 2016 Olympic games in Rio has reaching their lifetime goals left me feeling unaccomplished and less than average. I got newly motivated to accomplish something I deemed important. All of a sudden I wanted to take control and [caption id="attachment_893" align="alignleft" width="300"] You have to start goals to reach them.[/caption] achieve leaps and bounds in my life overnight. I'm sure if I did that, the next day I'd
[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="255"] Heal You Heart with Forgiveness[/caption] Forgiveness is hard, and most people struggle with it. That's why there's so much talk about how to forgive. It is challenging, and I've found myself saying something lately that has helped me move on from the simple and the truly challenging. Each time I encounter a frustrating situation or a painful memory, I tell myself, "I'm just not going
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="500"] Verbal Abuse Victim[/caption] Verbal Abuse is an elusive type of abuse that happens in every day life. It's easy to spot the extreme cases, like those depicted in movies, with name calling and screaming that continues long outside of an isolated incident. But, this kind of abuse lingers in a grey area, and lays a foundation for more violent forms of abuse. Verbal abuse