My Story

The last year of my life has been one of intense introspection.  I left a highly stressful career to find joy, peace, enlightenment, and to provide real service to the world. Woodrow Wilson touched my soul with these words, “You are not here to merely make a living.  You are here to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision and with a finer spirit of hope and achievement.  You are here to enrich the world.  You impoverish yourself when you forget this errand.” I was making a living, and a good one at that.  But I was not enriching the world, nor was I enriching myself or my family.  In fact I was depleted, and my stressed-out, energy-depleted self was not nice to be around, at work or at home (sorry to my friends, co-workers, and especially to my wonderful family).  I felt so stuck that I couldn’t move forward or back.  And then I found Jack!

Jack Canfield became my mentor.  Yes, that Jack, co-creator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul book series,
one of the stars of the movie The Secret, and author The Success Principles.  I have spent five weeks training with Jack this year, and it has been amazing!  I have been challenged, thrilled, scared, angry, elated, and on a roller-coaster of emotions as I learned his Success Principles, began to apply them in my life, and help others apply them in theirs. It hasn’t always been easy uncovering all my less savoury bits – such as limiting beliefs, behaviours, and attitudes, throwing them on the table for everyone to see, swimming around in the muck to find out why they are there, and then learning to love myself regardless of them (well, except some which I
buried on the beach in San Diego – I’ll tell you about that another time!).  But what I have found is self-love (hard fought after 50 years of soul-destroying perfectionism), self-mastery (in progress!) and the enlightenment for which I was so desperately searching.

My mission is to now share Jack’s Success Principles with the world.  They have worked for me, without a doubt!  And I know they can work for you, too.  We will be exploring these principles in this blog, in my workshops, newsletter and in my upcoming book.  I sincerely hope you will find these principles as transformative as I did.


  1. Such good advice, thank you for renimding me. I know I should do this and yet, I never seem to take the time and truly reflect. I guess it is a symptom of our rush rush society. I must practice taking more time to reflect.

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