For the past two decades, I have supported positive personal transformation for older adults, family caregivers, and others wanting to generate more vibrancy, creativity, and peace of mind in their lives. Over 500 audiences across America have heard my presentations, including many at state and national conferences. In recent years, I have become an avid champion for creative aging, fostering self-expression through the arts in our older years.

With an equal passion for spreading uplifting messages in writing, I have authored eight books and countless articles, and I have been the editor of numerous books and wellness publications. I also teach writing classes in the Twin Cities area and offer other writing assistance to individuals and organizations.

  • "Wonderfully down-to-earth, accessible"
  • "Calming, well-informed, knowledgeable, very pleasant"

Daily Comforts for Caregivers

Self-Care for Caregivers

Comfort and Be Comforted: Reflections for Caregivers

The Secret Wisdom of a Woman's Body: Freeing Yourself to Live Passionately and Live Fearlessly

Body Odyssey: Lessons from the Bones and Belly

Three more books — on mental illness and chemical dependency

Hundreds of magazine and newspaper articles on the arts, spirituality, health, aging, caregiving, body wisdom, and human behavior

Speaker and Workshop Leader

On these and other topic areas:

Conscious aging

Creativity and aging

Self-care for family caregivers

Body wisdom

Writing and publishing


Masters in Human Development, St. Mary's University

Master of Fine Arts in Writing, Hamline University

Past Work Experience

Community arts education

Health care

Writing and editing