I LOVE being The Dame. I really do.
Being “Damed” by a teacher of mine (a woman’s version of being knighted, I believe) was a perfect foreshadowing of the future in my role as a Soul Stylist and Pleasure Visionary. Since that time, I have been honored to inspire and facilitate the transformational empowerment of over 2,000 women and men during the past twelve years as student, coach, teacher,consultant, and stylist.
I define a Soul Stylist and Pleasure Visionary as someone who cultivates, imagines, lives and gives directed by the vision of their pleasure.
Here are some other fine experiences that have shaped my Pleasure:
The Pleasure of Study!
*Certified in 2003 as a Pleasure Coach by Regena Thomashauer, founder of Mama Gena’s School of Womanly Arts
*Certified in 2008 as a Sensuality Teacher by the Drs. Vera & Steve Bodansky.
*Chaplaincy Graduate Student in 2008 from The Buddhist Chaplaincy Training Program.
The Pleasure of Giving!
*For over 20 years I have passionately served programs supporting HIV/Aids, the homeless, the arts, prison & hospice chaplaincy, women’s empowerment, natural birthing advocacy, and special needs children. I serve on the board of The Flawless Foundation; a Founder of The New Space for Women’s Health; and was the inspirational force to create Mama Gena’s Womanly Arts Mastery Program.
The Pleasure of Soul Styling!
*Since 1996, I have produced fabulous vintage couture events for New York City Opera at their fabulous Thrift Shop as Resident Stylist for what Vogue magazine called “Best Thrift Shop in NY”
*A passionate fashion fan, consultant and stylist for over 20 years; I am devoted to the thrills of cheap chic, thrift shop vintage,couture and eco sexy luxury and in 2007 I created my Soul Styling Program© to inspire women to create instant chic to turn them on and feel alive.
The Pleasure of Love!
*In 1995, I married a man nine years my junior, co-created a deeply gratifying, loving marriage, had a really fun pregnancy at 44 and birthed a healthy, happy girl!
But before the pleasure . . . I rode through many extraordinary years of suffering and several addictions, honing my skills in chronic despair and self-hatred. This led eventually, and beautifully, to a paramount enlightenment which set me on a new path of training myself to find exquisite joy, love, and prosperity in every aspect of both my own life and my interactions with others.
But how? Through my absolute commitment to unleashing my deepest, most honest life pleasures and desires . . . all of which I am happy to share with you through this blog, my consults and events!
For more about The Dame, click here.