I am a writer, meditation teacher, death doula, and life appreciator. By day, I am a successful Director of Sales for a not for profit organization as well and an on-call care partner for my mom and step-dad.

Since 2013 I have been teaching Vipassana meditation (also known as Insight meditation or mindfulness meditation) in the community, the corporate environment, as well as classes for children.

I have studied with esteemed teachers such as Ram Dass, Pema Chodron, Joseph Goldstein, and Sharon Salzburg and find their lessons in impermanence, living in the present moment, and leading with compassion to be pillars in my approach to this dementia journey and life.

While I am not utilizing my BA in Vocal Music Performance much these days except for singing on my walks or around the house, music is still a very important part of my life – as it is with my mom, too. We both use music as a tool to soothe and energize!

Travel is a huge component of my world, both for work and Mom. You will often find me on the 7 hour drive back or forth to her house or on a plane heading towards a trade show. (Don’t worry, I always make time for a walk in the woods or a hike!).

Over the past few years and because of this journey with Alzheimer’s, I have realized that my life work is to help folks gain a more insightful perspective on their mind in order to relieve some of the additional suffering caused by unchecked thinking.

The way we approach our mind, our person, and dementia matters.