Who Am I?

A woman who will be orchestrating her words related to these areas as I blog with the hope that  you will share your comments about the topic posted on my blog.

  • A true believer that one person can make a difference and that “it takes a village”.
  • Arts Enthusiast ~  Esp. arts in education~Artful Truth was a project I coordinated for  300 Girls.  The purpose was to teach them to become media literate while educating them about the manipulative tactics the tobacco companies use to direct their advertising towards our youth.
  • Yoga Student  ~ “Yoga teaches us to cure what need not be endured and endure what cannot be cured.” ~ B.K.S. Iyengar
  • Quilter ~ Must give credit to my mother-in-law for helping me to gain a respect for this art form while developing the skills needed to create.  She encouraged my love and fascination with fabrics used to create such treasures. Thanks to her I have quite a stash!  (A big Amy Butler Fan!)
  • Activist on issues close to my heart  ~ Making positive changes for people’s health or the rights and education of children.
  • Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Specialist ~ An area I had very little knowledge about until 10 years ago.  I went into the workforce at that time after reading an ad in the paper for a Tobacco Prevention Coordinator.  It said “Need someone to work with a youth lead organization”. FYI – Did you know that the tobacco companies directly market to our youth, they flavor their tobacco products to appeal to a young crowd and  that 90% of adult smokers began before the age of 18?
  • Advocate for Woman Issues ~ My first job was as a staff member at Girls Club now known as Girls Inc.; Proud to say I marched behind Marlo Thomas and Betty Friedan as they campaigned in Tallahassee at the capitol for Women’s rights. “The only way for a woman, or a man, to find herself, to know herself as a person, is by creative work of her own.” ~ B. Friedan
  • A lover of Haiku  ~ This Japanese form of poetry written in three short lines, is celebrated for its ability to express a simple moment in a profound way. HAIKU MIND, 108 Poems to Cultivate Awareness & Open Heart, by Patricia Donegan offers haiku and commentary that defines and dates each poem in her book.  It is fascinating and encourages a heightened awareness of the world around us.
  • A wife and mom ~ My family is my most treasured asset.  My husband is a Doctor of Chiropractic and our two children are still in college. Daughter finishing medical school and a son graduating with two degrees, hotel management and marketing. I posted them here, because you always save the best for last!

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