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I’m a tough love self-help writer — and now, children’s book author! And I’m here to help you redefine your version of happiness.

I’ll share my mistakes and messy parts of life to help you feel less alone.

Today’s world is full of highlight reels and coaches who tell us how to feel — but not how to realistically get there.

Instead, let’s embrace our pitfalls and dig in to work hard. The most vulnerable parts of my life have defined me and then propelled me to my highest peaks.

Along the way, let’s talk about diversity and self-love, and join me in teaching inclusion to our younger generations.

Stick around and laugh at me.
Wince at me. Relate to me. And, hopefully,  learn from me.

My first children’s book is here!

Missy: A Dog’s Tale

Paper & hard copy available now
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  • 1. What made you get into self-help writing?

    I’ve just found a niche in sharing my mistakes and people seem entertained!

  • 2. Why do you share such personal info with the world?

    There were so many times in my life when I felt very alone. I want to help one person say, “Her too?”

  • 3. After a stressful week, what’s on tap for your “Decompression Sessions?”

    a) Below Deck
    b) Malbec
    c) Chipotle, extra cheese
    d) Silenced phone
    e) All of the above

  • 4. What’s your greatest fear?

    a) Mediocrity
    b) Furry spiders and crickets (also, sprickets)
    c) Loneliness
    d) Driving in multiple lane roundabouts
    e) All of the above

  • 5. What’s a flaw of yours?

    I’m an anxious perfectionist.

  • 6. What TV shows have you been on for less than five seconds?

    a) The Dr. Oz Show
    b) Drunk History
    c) House of Cards
    d) The news after a football game
    e) All of the above

  • 7. What’s your dog’s name?

    Theodore Norman Cleary (Adopt, Don’t shop!)

  • 8. What routine do you have when you write?

    I like an organized space – I get up early and then clean while I play Julia Michaels! Then I’ll write in complete silence for pretty long periods of time.

  • 9. What do you tell yourself in the morning to get out of bed?

    I can – and I will.