I live in an enchanted forest, on a magical little Island in the heart of Cascadia (The Pacific Northwest). I am a Nature Spirit and am deeply blessed to be part of a loving family and tribe of creative, inspiring, heart-centered beings.
My life now is quite idyllic, but it wasn’t always so magical.
I was born in Argentina. As the first grandchild on my mom’s side, I was adored and doted on by my parents, aunts, uncles and grandparents. I loved being a part of a loving and affectionate extended family.
That however, was very short lived. When I was four years old, my parents, baby brother and I moved to Rochester, NY.
Over night my world completely changed.
My large supportive tribe dwindled down to a small nuclear family. I went from living in a lush, subtropical part of South America to the cold, snowy reaches of North America.
While I quickly adjusted to the new language, food and customs, I always missed the warm, comforting embrace of my extended family.
Growing up in the east coast suburbs, I recall a feeling of ‘being on the wrong planet’. It seemed like everyone lived in similar houses, shopped at the same stores, watched the same TV shows, yet everyone seemed so isolated from each other.
Few conversations, relationships and experiences felt truly inspiring.
I knew there had to me more to life, but I wasn’t exactly sure what it was or how to find it.
While I felt ‘different’ and didn’t feel that I fit in, I was good at faking it. I wasn’t sure I even wanted to fit in, but I didn’t know what else to do.
So I followed the only path I saw at the time, the standard ‘American Dream’ track to ‘happiness’.
I spent most of my 20s accumulating all the things you’re supposed to have to be happy: an education, a husband, friends, a good job, house, car, nice clothes, the whole lot.
I had achieved the ‘yuppie dream’.
Externally I was successful, but inside I felt that something essential was missing.
I was living a cookie cutter life and I definitely didn’t feel fulfilled.
I wasn’t sure what it was, but I knew deep in my heart that there had to be more to life than this. I didn’t have the word back then, but I just knew life could be Yummier!
Then, for my Saturn Return — though I had no idea what that was at the time — I received one the biggest gifts of my life, a “Wake Up Call” — though I didn’t know that’s what it was at the time. I received a crystal clear message from the Universe to leave behind everything I knew and travel the world.
I’d never known anyone who did this, but the message was loud and clear. (this was 14 years before Eat, Pray, Love was published!)
Everyone I knew, except my parents and my then husband, bless their hearts, literally thought I had gone crazy. People wondered,”Why would I leave all my security and comfort for some unknown, possibly dangerous, whim? Why was I not content with a two week vacation like everyone else? What was wrong with me?”
What a blessing that my clarity was so powerful that no amount of other people’s doubt and fear dissuaded me.
I spent about a year saving every penny I could. When I felt I had enough, I intrepidly strapped on a brand new backpack and embarked on one of the greatest adventures of my life.
I took off on my own to travel around the world, with no clear return date.
On my epic, year-long journey around the globe I experienced innumerable adventures, met many wonderful people and visited countless incredible places.
The most amazing thing about this grand voyage, though, is that it lead me back to MYSELF.
Away from everything I ‘knew’, I began exploring my own mind, body and spirit in new and profound ways. I saw the world and my life with new eyes. I learned to trust and call upon my own intuition.
I got deeper into yoga and meditation, began really exploring and deepening my Spirituality and embodiment. I began accepting, loving and trusting myself more fully, living more authentically and cultivating a life-long, intimate love affair with Nature and ‘the Universe’. I’ve been devoted to this path ever since.
Needless to say, my life changed completely after that journey. My then husband and I parted ways as lovingly as two people have ever parted. Deep gratitude. We remain life long friends.
I began a new life in the gorgeous Pacific Northwest. I found my home when I was instantly adopted by the tribe of heart-centered, cultural creatives I had always felt in my heart, but had never experienced until then. I finally had a loving, extending, inspiring family again!
It was truly a dream come true.
My personal growth journey continued. I voraciously consumed personal development and spirituality books, started regularly practicing contact improv and ecstatic dance, became deeply involved with a group of artists devoted to creating large scale community art and ritual, and continued my ‘unorthodox’ Tantric education.
I finally had the Yummy life I knew I was always meant to live.
The thing is, you never reach an end point, it’s a life-long journey. There is always more depth, love, and goodness to experience and explore.
There are always more, sometimes challenging and painful, experiences that help us learn and grow.
Of course, like everyone, I’m still learning and growing. Happily, over the years I’ve learned how to navigate through life with more clarity, connection and confidence.
I haven’t forgotten my ‘suburban days’ and what it’s like to feel alone, confused, frustrated and unfulfilled.
I wish I had had someone to inspire, encourage, guide and support me way back then.
What a blessing that would have been!
I had the limiting belief that I had to figure it all out by myself.
That’s why I love doing what I do, I get to be the person for others that I wish I had had
A yummy life means enjoying life with a
healthy, relaxed, vibrant body
sense of purposes
a connection to Spirit
Of course there are still challenges in life, but once you learn to consistently use your ‘navigation tools’, you learn to ride the rough waves with more ease and grace.
We’re only on this planet for such a brief time. Why not make the most of it and have as yummy an experience as possible?!
I would be delighted to support you to create and live your Yummiest Life
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