I write romance novels and a life coaching blog. I’m a 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 her 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.
As you probably know, I wrote a book a few years ago called, Views from the 13th Floor: Conversations with My Mentor. The book was a non-fiction book based on my visits with Rhonda Shasteen, the Chief Marketing Officer (now retired) of Mary Kay. The entire experience was beautiful and got me hooked on writing. Now, I'm exploring writing a fiction book and decided to take some classes
Is it really worth it to take risks? Risks are a gamble, so you can stay where you are or win big. It's easy to stay where you are because you are familiar with that that feels like. If you are in a bad situation, then it may be worth it to you to take risks because anything is better than your current situation. If you are in
You may have read My Story of Perseverance and Overcoming. Now, I've decided to tell it. This September, I celebrated twelve years of life I might not all have had. I consider myself blessed, lucky and loved everyday for it because many others did not live to tell their stories. May their memories be eternal. I hope this story may help or encourage you in some way.
We all want to do more in less time. Managing your time isn’t so hard if you think about everything you need to do ahead of time and plan ahead. To help you out, we wanted to share a few time management tips so you can get going. (more…)
I'm sure you have regrets in your life. I know I do. I've said and done things that I'm hard-pressed to forget, no matter how much I wish I could. I've hurt myself and others in this life. As a result of my poor behavior, it became easy to feel so guilty and have so much remorse, that I ended up punishing myself. I knew if I felt
You may think you are brave, courageous and self-sufficient. Or, you may believe you are quite the opposite and very cowardly. There is one very obvious kind of coward who turns away at challenges and conflict. This coward is like the cowardly lion in the Wizard of Oz, but there is another more discrete kind of coward. This is the strong self-reliant individual who refuses to accept responsibility,
Today's society praises being relaxed and going with the flow. We're told it's much better to be easy-going than rigid or a Type-A personality that has a hard time moving away from the plan or routine. I've been pretty Type-A most of my life. I'm neat, clean, organized, keep my commitments, but I found myself frustrated with people who weren't like me. I discovered I was constantly engaging with people whose
There I was in full costume and makeup, standing backstage...waiting. Any minute I'd walk through a door and stand in the crook of a grand piano all shimmering black in the stage light. The top was propped up half way to allow just the right blend of piano music to emerge. A few minutes before I peeked out the door for about the hundredth time to see how
My mentor, Rhonda Shasteen, taught me that many problems are created in the six inches between our ears. I know bad things happen to good people and it's easy to stress over those things. Our attitude is everything in those situations. Maintaining a good attitude is a struggle, and it trains you to control your mind. What about everyday life when we don't have problems but victimize ourselves
I know it can feel debilitating to lack courage. I know I'm very confident in some areas of my life and am shy and insecure in others. As I've grown older, I discovered that having confidence and a healthy self-esteem doesn't mean I had to have a big, overpowering ego. It just means I have to love myself and be true to myself. Having courage means you have