What is true now
...is that 2017 was a year of huge transition, whereby my husband and I packed up all of our belongings and moved from Santa Barbara, California to Milwaukee, Wisconsin. With that change, I left the place I'd lived for twenty-two years, where I started my career and built a business focused on inspiring others to create a meaningful life. While it's true I have the freedom to do this work from pretty much anywhere, embarking upon the new adventure of living in the midwest inspired me to close the doors on everything I'd done up to that point, focus on the move and then begin anew, whatever that might look like.
When I started my business in 1995, I had grand dreams that were fueled by the belief that I would do the best job inspiring others by thinking big and pursuing large-scale endeavors. Over the past twenty-three years, for reasons both personal and professional, my philosophy about being a positive force in the world has found a different kind of home, one that rests on the foundation of the words of Mother Teresa: "Do small things with great love."
My life's work, which is about creating beauty, offering encouragement, and trying to be a positive force in the world, has looked like many different things throughout my career - commercial artwork, books, retreats, and courses. Alongside this, I have also come to appreciate all the ways I am able to express and embody this work no matter what I'm doing, whether working on a new book, setting my table for dinner guests, or mailing a package. In other words, it all flows from the same source.
I am thrilled to announce my latest book - The Meandering River of Unfathomable Joy: Finding God and Gratitude in India - has just been released. Signed copies are available here. Keep an eye on my Instagram feed for other news and updates, or join my email list below and be the first to know.
December 2018 | Milwaukee, Wisconsin