I am a Certified Professional Coach, a member of the International Coaching Federation, an Energy Leadership Index (ELI) Master Practitioner and a
CRAFT Parent Peer Coach.
I am the grateful mother of a sober son, taking it one day at a time. We speak together, including at organizations such as Hazelden Betty Ford, in the hope that others might draw strength from knowing they are not alone and benefit from the history of our personal struggle with addiction.
I hold a BA in English Literature from SUNY Binghamton, a Professional Coach Certification from iPEC, and completed CRAFT Peer Parent training through the Partnership to End Addiction.
I am a writer, currently working on my forthcoming memoir, Near Miss, about coming through life's adversities, including ovarian cancer and a major stroke, with hope, faith and humor intact.
Cancer Revisited, an essay from my memoir, published by a major literary magazine Brain, Child: The Magazine for Thinking Mothers can be found here.
The Haircut, another essay from my memoir published by Mamalode, can be found here.
Handyman Hazards, published by The Good Men Project, can be found here.