Previously, I was a consultant for Showtime’s United States of Tara, seasons 1-3. You can see some press from that here. You can find me on Twitter, Instagram, Flickr, and (very occasionally) Pinterest. I published two issues of Creative Humans Magazine. (There might be more issues in the future.)
The focus of my life has expanded over the past three years to encompass health and wellness. I was diagnosed with an auto-immune disorder in early 2011, among other things, and as my life came to a halt in many ways I realized I had to make some drastic changes.
Since the age of four, I’d been diagnosed with dozens of mental and physical illnesses (MPD/DID, Bipolar, Depression, Hypothyroid, Fibromyalgia, Eating Disorders, Obesity, Adrenal Fatigue and many more! Grab your bingo card!) and as I looked back on that life, while I was happy to be alive, I couldn’t find many weeks, months and definitely no years of happy health. I took a break from the clients I’d been mentoring over the years and went to work on myself.
My life is now very happy and very well. My auto-immune issues are in remission. (One of my old doctors told me if he hadn’t known me before, he wouldn’t believe my blood work was really mine.) My body began (and continues to) release excess weight (75lbs and counting!) after years of slowly gaining for what seemed like inexplicable reasons. The inflammation in my body that I’ve suffered with and has caused me pain for over fifteen years is gone.
My brain has never felt so clear and functioned so well. In my quest for physical wellness, I educated myself on how our brains and bodies work together and I now know and understand the very clear connection and the conversation that needs to happen between the two for not only healthy bodily function but for good mental health.
You can find me in 2014 over at YoureDoingSoGreat.com where I spend time with my Health and Wellness Team. I live in San Diego and I’m building a local team of doTERRA essential oil lovers. I’m almost done with my second book, Heal Something Good, and you can pre-order it here. (You can find the first one here.) And I’m mentoring again. (If you want to get in touch with me, go here.)
But enough about all that. Let’s pretend it’s our first date and tell each other about our hobbies, ok? I’ll go first. I love paper and art and yarn as much as I love Photoshop and HTML/CSS. I love really bad movies. Like, really bad. (Can’t wait to see this one!)
I’m old in www internet years (online journaling since 1998 and blogging since 2002). I had a son get married last year and a daughter getting married this year. I love great coffee, shooting photos and organizing art and office supplies. That’s enough about me. Now, you go.