The most important thing I want you to know about me is that I believe our thoughts and beliefs literally shape our reality and that authenticity is the key to living the highest expression of our true selves.  That’s why I started this site – to share all the little ways I’ve learned to make small shifts toward my core and to research and uncover more.  The core is where our brilliance lives — let’s uncover the real shine togethelogo-graphicr!

Bios are hard. What do I do? What have I done? Gosh, it’d be easier to recite the things I haven’t done. I haven’t sky dived or bungee jumped, and don’t plan to. It’s not that those things are bad or I’m fearful, I just get my adrenaline rush in other ways.

I’ve been an entrepreneur since 1991, so I guess you can say I’ve been flying without a net for a very long time (maybe that’s why I don’t feel the need to sky dive). My first business was a matchmaking service for busy professionals which I sold to a national company out of Chicago. I opened and ran all their Texas offices for a few years. After interviewing thousands of singles, I gained all kinds of interesting insight into the human psyche. It was a wonderful, exhilarating eye-opener. I have spoken around the country on the subject, was tapped as a Southwestern Bell spokesman on dating and technology, was featured on the cover of Dallas Woman and in publications such as Cosmopolitan Magazine, the Dallas Morning News and on shows such as “Good Morning Texas”, “Good Day Dallas” and “Good Morning America.”

My second business was a PR firm, which I’ve had for about 15 years (and still have). I love this aspect of my career because it has honed my skills as a researcher, writer, promoter and speaker. I’ve had the pleasure of working with top companies, such as the Dallas Mavericks, Wingstop, Pizza Patron, Gatlin International, Shermco Industries and Meritage Homes.

My vision for this site is to help individuals realize their strengths and worth and to provide the social and emotional intelligence tools for lasting personal transformation.  I speak and write on authenticity, mindfulness, contemplative practices for well-being and all kinds of topics that allow us to make those small shifts toward our authentic core. For me, the closer I stay to my authentic core, the more I pursue my true passions, speak my mind (in the most compassionate ways I can muster in any given moment), and adhere to my emotional guidance system, the happier, stronger and more empowered I feel. I love sharing what I’ve discovered. With decades of hard-knock experience, I’m always jazzed to present things in a way in which I can see light bulbs come on. We are meant to be concentric human beings that radiate out from our unique, one-of-a-kind core being. Whenever we do this, we shine with a brilliance that lights our world.