When my own heart began to heal...
If you're anything like me, life is like a roller coaster with ups and downs, moments of exhilaration along with moments of fear, ultimately wanting the wild ride to even out at some point.
Struggle has beneath its prickly exterior unlimited potential. There is opportunity to be found among the layers of upheaval. On the one hand, the more I know (especially about my Self), the more I expand – intellectually, socially, spiritually, emotionally and existentially. On the other hand, the more I learn, the more I realize how very much I do not know and how much I still have to learn. And, that is exactly the way life is supposed to be! If you hear someone say they have learned all there is to learn…be suspicious. For, while we remain in this earth school, learning is infinite.
As a young woman, I connected very strongly to the warrior spirit within me. So, I felt as if I was able to overcome or push through my struggles, and yet the struggles and discouragements seemed endless. It was as if I was always on a roller coaster - ups and downs, successes and failures, happiness and sadness - the ride was exhausting. Despite all my efforts (and I tried a lot of recommended interventions, fads, etc.) there always seemed to be “something” missing. Yet, I was just sure there had to be more to life than this unending struggle, this ride of extremes, complete with emotional exhaustion and inner depletion. A sentiment, I discovered, shared by many.
My second memorable life shift came at the age of 35. For me, the journey toward getting and staying well and whole began with the discovery of this inner aspect which I call my spirit. Later, I learned that my spirit encompassed my personal power, intuition, wisdom, spiritual intelligence, and connection to Source. I began to understand that I was more powerful and wise than I realized.
You too are more powerful than you realize. Somewhere inside, you already are who you've been waiting for. Your body, mind, heart, and spirit have an inherent capacity to heal and succeed all on their own. You have an innate bio-intelligence that operates subconsciously. This inner intelligence is hard-wired to re-store, re-balance, re-order and re-new every imbalance, disharmony, disease and disorder that exists. You possess the internal knowing to create harmony and balance within. The key is knowing where and how to begin.
The good news about The Monarch Method™ is there’s nothing new to acquire and achieve. That’s because all you need to know is already present within you – and has been since birth. It’s simply a matter of identifying the tools and shifting the beliefs to access the vast storehouse of wellbeing and wisdom you already possess. Skeptical? Well, if you weren’t I would be surprised. If, 20 years ago, someone were to tell me that all I needed to solve my problems and achieve my goals was access some internal wisdom I already possessed, I’d say they were nuts. For me, life was a struggle back then. It seemed as if, from my teens through my 30’s, I was constantly battling things like depression, rejection, and failure. I felt as if I was dragging around an entire set of luggage worth of worries and concerns. In other words, I had lots of baggage!
Today, because of The Monarch Method™, I am able to manage my struggles successfully, have achieved so many of my goals and am now a #1 bestselling Author along with the growing success of The Monarch Method™
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My first memorable experience with courage, self-leadership and success was at 18 years old when I naively signed-on for a 21-day expedition in the North Carolina mountains in January (with Outward Bound - a wilderness survival and leadership development organization). I grew leaps and bounds that January, enduring weather, life-threatening and saving experiences, cave living, 3 days alone in the wilderness, tree canopy ropes course, just to name a few. The day we finished, I knew that experience changed me – what I didn't realize at the time was that I had begun to discover my personal power and self-worth.
My career has been remarkable...
They call her the "Soul Whisperer" because she reconnects you to your soul's purpose and passion.
After rising from the emotional ashes of my late teens (I share this story in detail in my #1 bestselling book, You Are Not Broken! The Ultimate ReSolution), I focused my energy on establishing and advancing my career. I rose to the leadership level in my 20's, early in my human services career; I became a successful entrepreneur in my 30's; In my 40's, I opened the first holistic health collaborative in central Connecticut; And, in my 50's I became a bestselling author. It goes something like this...
Not long after graduating from college, By the age of 29, my career as a consultant and agency leader in federal, state and private juvenile justice systems was notable. In 1998, I became the warden of a residential treatment facility for adolescent males. My success there resulted in an award from The Broward County Sheriff’s Office in Florida for my efforts and community collaboration.
In 2000, my focus shifted away from juvenile justice into nonprofit administration. From there I started my own consulting company, focusing on organizational and leadership development. In 2009, after over 20 years of leadership in the nonprofit and juvenile justice sectors, I established a private practice that led to my founding the first holistic health collaborative in central Connecticut. At the same time, I created WholePlanetHealth™, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that provides education, support and services in holistic health. Today, WholePlanetHealth™ works cooperatively with The Monarch Method™.
I created The Monarch Method™ in 2009 and have been helping people solve problems, achieve goals, and transform their lives ever since. In 2010, I published my first book, ONE…Embracing Life and Illuminating Your Spirit!, which was nationally acclaimed. My newest book series is based on my self-developed approach The Monarch Method™. Since its conception The Monarch Method™ continues to evidence great success for personal healing, growth and transformation. In 2012, I expanded The Monarch Method™ to include organizational strategy and leadership development, which guides individuals and organizations toward achievement and success.
With a PhD in Psychology, teaching, guiding, inspiring and mentoring people using new thought leadership, wisdom and humor is my passion and mission. I am the author of the Amazon #1 bestseller, You Are Not Broken Primer: The Ultimate ReSolution (2018), along with the highly successful, and now international approach for personal transformation and leadership, The Monarch Method™. This book series includes: The Monarch Method™ Workbook, The Monarch Method™ Personal Journal and The Monarch Method™ Oracle Card Deck & Guidebook, along with my services and events.
In 2014, I moved to Maine where I live with my life partner Gary and our two and four-legged blended families. We live in the woods, off the grid for now - nature inspires me. “Nature is not a place to visit. It is home.” —G. Snyder (born 1930), An American Poet