As a young girl, I was fortunate to learn how to draw and would carry my sketchbook everywhere I went.
I have earned degrees in Fine Art and Graphic Design. While living in Paris, I discovered my passion for painting on silk and brought the silk and dyes back with me to the US. I then started my business, Silk Creations, painting custom accessories for interiors, then developed a line of hand painted silk scarves. Later, I discovered that I could use these colorful silk dyes to create vibrant effects on watercolor paper.
Next, I studied to become a counselor and wellness coach. In 1991, I launched my business, Aware Eating, coaching women who struggle with overeating, binge eating, and negative body image. I have always known there is more to losing weight than simply exerting willpower to eat less and exercise more. I understand the need to address the whole person, to help release the burdens of heavy emotions, to become lighthearted and free on the emotional, mental, and spiritual levels as well as the physical.
So, I am changing my business name from Aware Eating to Becoming Lighter. Using the tools of mindfulness and hypnotherapy, I help women to develop a loving partnership with their bodies. Currently, my new artwork combines my love for painting with silk dyes and my passion for helping women become lighter on all levels. My coaching can be seen on my website www.becominglighter.com