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About

The road to living your life abundantly with passion and purpose is not a short one, to be sure. I should know. I was born in South Africa, and lived there until I was 25. I started out my career in High Tech and stayed there for 26 years (yes, you could say I was stuck) even though I was really longing for something, well, more juicy and feminine. I even started a software company that eventually employed 10 programmers, and had revenues in the millions of dollars. With high end clients like Boeing, Wells Fargo and Yahoo!, and being featured in the San Francisco Business Times, things looked really good on the outside. But inside, I was slowly dying…

And there started the 15 year mid-life crisis

Then the dot-bomb happened, taking my company and my ego down with it. That was the start of pretty much everything in my life falling apart. Slowly, mind you, not fast. But by the end of my decade-from-hell I had gotten divorced {um…again}, closed 2 businesses, had 2 miscarriages, gotten sued by the landlord of my software company for breaking the lease, declared bankruptcy and lost my house.

And then there was menopause…

No-one was more surprised than me when I first started having, shall we call them ‘hormonal shifts’ {i.e. tantrums and inconsolable crying fits}, at 42. I mean, I had no clue that would start in my forties. Turns out, women don’t talk much about menopause, other than their hot flashes and night sweats. That period lasted almost 10 years, and was at times confoundedly confusing and difficult, yet at the same time profoundly invigorating as I literally re-birthed myself. Every time I thought I cannot handle it anymore, yet another doorway to utter magic opened. I have now ‘graduated’ to being a postmenopausal woman for a few years, and can see now, looking back, that time period was a huge gift {even though…note to the Universe…I do not wish for a repeat}. I found my true self there. Not that I’m done yet, but I found many of the gems for my crown. I jettisoned a lot of things that didn’t matter…went through many times of being stuck that were invaluable…I learned what makes my heart and soul sing…

I’ve done a lot of interesting things in my life, but I would have to say, at 53…this is the most exciting time of my life. If you’re at ‘that stage of life’, you can check out the {Menopause: The Magical} Telesummit I produced, which was a smash-hit with 22 wise women speakers. It attracted thousands of listeners from over 60 countries around the globe. 

Which brings us to now

After 26 years in the San Francisco Bay Area, I moved to the South of France, after a series of VERY specific dreams about Mary Magdalene and the Black Madonna, complete with names of towns in France and other sites that I had never heard of. I live with my uber sweet, loud mouth kitty, Vuvu.


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I majored in Business and Computer Science at the University of South Africa, before moving to the US in 1989.  I am a registered SoulCollage® Facilitator, a Modern Day Muse® Group Leader, a Certified ThetaHealing Practitioner®, a certified Serenity Vibration Healing® Practitioner, and a Womb Priestess.

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