November 22, 2016

November has been a difficult time for many of us. There is so much chaotic energy happening, politically, personally, and spiritually. Not one of us has remained unaffected by the friction of current events, myself included. Add to that an intense work schedule, with frequent travel and the usual twists and turns of daily life, and you have a recipe for stress. 

One thing I should know is how to alleviate stress. I diligently created a life that supports the best in me and gives me a soft place to land when times get tough. I have even created an 8-step re-set check list for when times get tricky and life feels off-balance. I know what to do....

October 20, 2016

Every year, October sneaks up on me and I am reminded of how breast cancer affects so many women (and men) all over the world. I share my experience in hope that it will resonate with anyone who has been touched by this disease. This is an excerpt from a speech I gave at the Susan G. Komen luncheon in Sarasota, January of 2012:

 I am one of the lucky ones. Whenever I tell my story, I feel as though my experience pales in comparison to others I have heard and witnessed. Everyone's story is unique and personal, but there is a common thread of humanity that knits our experiences and makes us united. This is the beauty of it.

No one goes throug...

August 15, 2016

Not long ago, I dreamt that I could reinvent myself again as a fashion designer, but this time, I would do it on my own, keep it small, work with wonderful people, but still maintain my solitude and independence. Well, thank you, Universe, you brought me that. As I sit here alone in my studio writing, with palm trees and tropical rain outside my window, I am both grateful and ready for something new.

The seeds of that something new began back in 2008, when my original fashion line was shut down and I embarked on some serious soul-searching to discover my new chapter. Since then I have followed where my heart has led. It has taken some cour...

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