In 2003, I dropped to my knees and prayed for God to give me peace. I hadn’t spoken to God in over 20 years. Thank goodness he was still listening.

I was in an abusive relationship with a man I’ll refer to as Prince Harming while numbing myself out and dumbing myself down, abusing alcohol. Not sure why I was waking up each day. Frankly, most days I didn’t want to.

I began my journey first in outpatient, and then, AA and the twelve steps.

It was there I learned about the Pink Cloud. I was overjoyed with breaking free from alcohol and just a couple short months of being sober; Prince Harming realized his hold no longer held and fled. I believed I would die by his hand.

Life was amazing, and full of possibilities. I was on what the AA community called “the pink cloud.” I remember thinking “how lovely,” but as soon as that thought popped into my head, it was extinguished by the explanation that, “I will come crashing down to reality.”

It didn’t take me long to have a clear and concise understanding; if I wanted to remain sober, AA was not the way for me. I chose to ride “my pink cloud” right out of the rooms of Alcoholics Anonymous. I hadn’t been sober one year.

Life isn’t always pink. In fact, it can get very dark. But having my Pink Cloud brings me through the storms with more confidence and ease.

The work that it takes to develop a Pink Cloud is deep and expands through the whole being – mind, body, and spirit.

The Pink Cloud is a gathering of strengths, passions, dreams, ideals, needs, and soul-inspired desires born from our individuality and guided by the divine. Keeping your eyes on the prize – so to speak. Every moment passes, make the most of them.

The Pink Cloud holds the TRUTH of me. It fuels courage and confidence to weather any storm. That’s my wish for you.

My Qualifications

  • 10 Years Of Life Coaching Experience
  • Certified Health Coach
  • Certified Personal Coach
  • Desire Map Licensee
  • Dunwoody Chamber In Heels Developer/Chair 2011-2012
  • East Portland Chamber Of Commerce, Board Of Director 2009
  • Women In Networking Developer/Chair 2007/08
  • Graduate Sbdc Fasttrac For Entrepreneurs 2008
  • Certified Zumba Instructor 2007
  • Graduate Whole Person Design Personal Coach 2009
  • Authored  Wholly Sober 2016
  • Launched Sober Curious Workshops 2017
  • Authored The Primed Drinker 2019
  • Launched online course Rethink 101 (Sober Curious rebrand) 2019

Timeline Of My Journey

2003  Got sober and found my Pink Cloud

2003  I started pursuing my interest in helping women look and feel their best, as an LA Weight Loss Counselor.

2007  I began teaching women a healthier way of living out of my family room.  I had no idea this was called “coaching”.

2008  I became a Certified Health Coach with a focus on weight loss. I found weight loss was a distraction for many.

2009  Graduated from Baraka Institute – Portland, Oregon – An International Coach Federation accredited, life coach certification and training program.

2009-2012  Coached life, recovery, health and wellness.

2012  Pink Cloud Coaching – an UNCONVENTIONAL, LOVE CENTERED, BASED ON THE INDIVIDUAL approach to living sober, not recovery, was born.

2016  Published Wholly Sober – How I Stopped Thinking About Drinking and Started Loving My Life.

2017  Launched Sober Curious Class for Women; 28 Day Sober Resolve; Completed the first draft of The Primed Drinker (currently titled)

2018  Television debut – Interviewed on ABC KATU Afternoon Live

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From drinking beer nightly by the short cases to leading Sober Revolution

Meet the Life Coach

Need someone to listen to you without judging? Need someone to help you create your story–instead of living by default or out of habit? Pink Cloud Coaching enables me to see, hear, and feel you. There is so much to learn and grow from your story, through your dreams, your goals, your fears. They all are vying for your attention. Where your focus goes, energy flows. You can learn to take charge!