I was born and raised in the Midwest, attended college there and earned a degree in journalism. The Northeast was my home for almost three decades, but I recently returned to rural Ohio. 

Fostering success is what I love to do. Helping organizations achieve the summit of a project, and helping people achieve their personal summit is my calling. I am a coach, a business strategist, an innovator, a trends forecaster, a writer, and a marketer. I want to help you live life gracefully, gratefully, Godly -- and beautifully. If you're interested, here's my resume and an abridged portfolio.

Whenever I have some spare time, which isn't too often, I create all-natural artisan perfumes. 

New York and Paris are my favorite cities. When I made my home out East, I considered myself fortunate to live an hour-and-a-half outside of New York City. I was also about an hour-and-a-half from Boston, but I'm a New York City girl. Maine is my favorite state, with coastal Maine being my absolute favorite spot of all time.  

Although I am a person of deep faith, I’m a seminary school dropout. If truth be told, the experience wasn’t my cup of tea.

Speaking of tea, Earl Grey is my favorite. I like it hot or iced. I also drink coffee. Hazelnut. Black. 

If I'm having a bad day, Philippians 4:13 is great inspiration. 

Although I love fashion (I used to be a style editor for a sophisticated little newspaper in Northwest Connecticut), I loved it more when I weighed 50 fewer pounds. I'm definitely not a fashion snob; I shop everywhere. As I write this, I am wearing a flouncy summer skirt from Walmart paired with a Michael Kors T-shirt. 

Iconic fashion designers Diane von Furstenberg and the late Oscar de la Renta used to invite me to attend their runway shows during New York's Fashion Week. It was so much fun covering their shows as Style Editor for the little city-country newspaper I worked for. 

Oh, and speaking of fashion designers, I should mention that I once wrote a full-page obituary, with byline, for a Golden Retriever named Barnaby. He was the beloved dog of the late fashion legend, Bill Blass. 

I usually wear black, not because I’m depressed (on the contrary!), but because it’s easy to wear. Technically, black isn't a color, so my favorite color of clothing is red. 

A tick bite I acquired a few years ago translated into Lyme Disease and two co-infections. It's important to make people aware of the fact that if you're not treated early on and aggressively, the lack of medical attention can return to haunt you years later. Be vigilant with yourself, your children, your grandchildren, and your pets. Although I had the tell-tale bullseye, not everyone who suffers from Lyme gets the bullseye.   

Finally, here's another website of mine you might want to visit. As a sort of hobby, I write personal letters for people: www.beautiful-letters.net