I have been speaking and motivating people for over 20 years. My desire is to see them embrace the joy and freedom they were created to experience.

Whether speaking to thirty or 3000 I get people “on their feet” right from the start because the best sessions are both fun and thought-provoking.

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As the author of an international blog and the motivational book Choose a Better Life: Common Sense for Uncommon Living, my mantra has been “you can’t always control what happens to you, but you can always control how you respond to what happens to you.”

Both my blog and book are full of tidbits of treasure. Each designed to be a quick read providing a specific tip on how you can and increase the joy you experience every day as well as your quality of life.

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As a tool to help process my PTSD I began painting – constantly. Now I paint to heal, to communicate, and to celebrate.

I am honored to have my art displayed in homes and corporations all across the country.I look forward to continuing to create pieces that minister to my soul and speak to the hearts of others.

Own my art

Letting go of labels and titles.

Embracing the freedom and woohoo-life that only comes from Jesus!

If you are interested in booking me for an event or purchasing a piece of artwork please contact me.
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Choose Abundance

Choose Abundance

As you know I am a firm believer in listing your blessings … sitting in a quiet place and physically writing out the ways in which you are blessed. There is something powerful in the act of writing your blessings down and seeing them listed on a piece of paper. I do... read more
Life Isn’t Perfect.  It’s Better!

Life Isn’t Perfect. It’s Better!

Here is a post from the archives that rings as true today as it ever has … So many times we bemoan life wishing things were better.  We think if we had this or that thing life would be perfect.  We dream of the day when things will be different.  But when we say... read more
Stop Doing.  Start Being

Stop Doing. Start Being

For a few years we were blessed to live just two miles from the Pacific Ocean. It was magnificent. One of the interesting things about living that close to the water is having the marine layer roll in thick and heavy. At times it would be so thick I could not see the... read more
Hidden Gems

Hidden Gems

Hidden Gems Mixed Media on Wrapped Canvas 24” x 24”   This is another interesting piece that has become one of my favorites. It started several weeks before I even put brush to canvas. The last few weeks have been full of emotional and spiritual wrestling as I... read more
Passionate Discovery

Passionate Discovery

Passionate Discovery 15” x 30” Acrylic on Gallery wrapped canvas   This is a special piece, one of my favorites, but it didn’t start that way.   I have been working on this piece for months, many months. When I started I had a specific idea where I wanted to... read more
Praise from the Depths

Praise from the Depths

Praise from the Depths Acrylic on Wrapped Canvas 22” x 28”   This piece gave me an interesting experience.   A bit of background is needed first. The 10 days or so preceding the completion of this piece was filled with concern. My PTSD symptoms had flared up... read more