The Full Story
Her biggest passion is helping women achieve their passion for life, to break free of all the doubts they cling to that stop them from recognizing their own worth. She didn’t return to school until she was forty, and with the help of the counselors and professors, she was able to graduate valedictorian in her master’s Program. She went on to get her teaching degree and a certificate in special education training. She had adopted two teenage boys with fetal alcohol syndrome, so she was able to understand what the students in her classes needed.
After the Camp Fire in 2018, which took everything from her, she worked in Medford, Oregon with special needs, until the pandemic.
She now resides near Palm Springs, where she continues to write and counsel women. Her years of teaching Sociology made her aware of the injustices in our world. Out of that awareness came “Best Friends – A Compass and the True North” an historical novel examining our country during four turbulent decades, through the letters of two best friends. She is currently working on her second historical novel.
She writes articles for local magazines and was featured on the cover of one in May. Her article in that magazine was entitled “I had to lose everything to gain everything.” She belongs to the local Writer’s Club, and is co-president of Readers Ink, a local book club. Because of her passion for helping young girls, AAUW became the perfect outlet for her to encourage female students to succeed.
She is a very spiritual person who can be found going on nature walks, and meditating by the waterfalls.