how i got here—

Short Edited Version

Born and raised in Southern California, my first-generation parents set me up for the “American Dream.” At an early age, academia became a focus for upward mobility and success. Finishing my graduate program in my early twenties, I was ready to take on a career in marketing and event planning in Los Angeles. However, the “American Dream” I had worked so hard to achieve began falling apart. From getting laid off to having to defer my student loans, rock bottom became an unplanned destination as I battled mental health issues.

I found myself living back in my childhood bedroom, working at my old college job, back at the place I fought so hard to leave. I did "everything right." I checked all the boxes I was told to check...ever since I was a kid. Then I started questioning everything and asking myself the hard questions. Who am I? What do I want to do with my life? What's important to me?

This is when my spiritual awakening really began. I read every possible self-help book, became a Reiki practitioner, and started learning about this thing called "mindfulness."

Becoming a teacher and establishing a career in higher education was the last place I ever imagined myself. But I enjoyed teaching young adults how to communicate in their interpersonal relationships; it was rewarding.

Leaving Academia

In 2016, I began venturing outside academia by stepping on the TEDx stage, inviting the audience to question their societal conditioning around happiness and success. In 2018, I founded “Mindless to Mindful” to teach busy professionals how to integrate mindfulness into their mindset, communication, and relationships so they can live in more alignment. Since then, I have been invited to speak on stages for conferences, corporations, and universities.

Why I Do This Work

We are often taught how to make a living but not how to build a life. As a result, we often get caught up in the “doing” of life and become unsure of how to “be” in our lives. We have become “human-doings” not “human-beings.” We are taught to look outward for answers, not inward.

Somewhere along the way, we learned how to disconnect from ourselves in order to survive. As humans, we are literally hardwired for connection, but when we get hurt, we armor up and do what we need to "survive." This disconnect prevents us from expressing our emotions in our relationships and with ourselves. It creates a lonely and limiting life. My mission is to help people reconnect their mind, body, and soul through mindful communication.

The Truth is I Wasn't Mindful

I despised vulnerability & mindfulness...

Feelings? What are those? Meditation? Yeah, that doesn't work. Vulnerability? That's for the weak. If you had told me I’d be teaching people mindful communication... I would have laughed in your face because I used to: 

  • Repress my emotions
  • Portray an image of “always fine”
  • Blame others when things went wrong (never apologize)
  • Hide behind my achievements

And while this armor kept me “safe” it also kept me from having meaningful relationships. Since childhood, I learned how to shut off from my emotions. My family didn’t talk about feelings. We fought, we yelled, and then we pretended like it didn’t happen. I learned that expressing emotions was unsafe and vulnerability was a weakness.

As you can imagine, this foundation led to many toxic relationships, disingenuous friendships, and feeling frustrated each time my goals fell short in my career. It felt as if life was unfairly dealing me "crappy hands." And I continued to suffer and repeat the same patterns until I realized life wasn't happening TO ME it was happening FOR me. I didn't need to change my external world, I needed to change my internal one.

I didn’t want to continue the dysfunctional patterns and generational trauma that had been passed down to me. 

And that's where the work really began. I had dabbled here and there with a self-help book, an inspiring podcast, an episode of Oprah's SuperSoul Sunday. But I hadn't committed myself to the deep-rooted work. So I dove in head-first...

  • I went to therapy (which I used to think was only for people who had something "wrong" with them)
  • I took yoga classes
  • I learned about energy work
  • I tried meditating again (for the 10,000th time)
  • I read books, lots of books
  • I went to events to meet like-minded people
  • I learned about somatic movement 
  • I tried breathwork

This took me YEARS upon YEARS to learn and integrate all of this into my life. 

But it all led me to my most authentic self and I've never been happier. Let me save you lots of time and help you break free from outworn family cycles, generational trauma, and all the crap that isn't even yours to begin with! All of it is keeping you from transforming your life into something beyond what you ever thought was possible. Relationships that are safe, authentic, and meaningful! A deep-seated trust in yourself that is unshakeable, so that no matter what life throws your way, you'll have an inner compass to guide you forward with inner PEACE.


The Journey to Inner P.E.A.C.E

This is how I transformed my life

Through years of personal growth and professional experience, I've developed a blueprint for living with more inner peace that I now share with my clients. I noticed that observing the way we communicate (with ourselves and others) gives us clues to what needs healing on the inside.

  • Pattern Observation: Observing and identifying dysfunctional communication patterns and behaviors.
  • Ego Deconstruction: Understanding and peeling back the layers of your ego.
  • Acknowledging Core Wounds: Our egos are often protecting specific core wounds. By bringing this into conscious awareness we identify the root of our behaviors.

  • Compassionate Healing: Healing core wounds with compassion and mindfulness is one of the most challenging steps, but it leads to the most lasting and transformative shifts (new identities and behaviors).

  • Empowered Existence: Living in your power allows you to communicate your thoughts and emotions mindfully, fostering healthier relationships

Get out of Survival Mode

By following the PEACE framework, you can transform your state of being - moving out of "survival mode" and scarcity...into thriving and abundant! Not only will your communication and relationships change, but it will lead you to a more fulfilling and authentic life. Let me guide you on this journey to reconnect your mind, body, and soul, and help you achieve this priceless inner peace.


Book Your Session

When you're ready, book a private session with me. These calls are designed to address a specific challenge you are currently having with your communication in a relationship. Utilizing the PEACE framework, I will give you the steps needed to begin the transformation you're looking for. Are you ready to shift into a new way of being?

Here are some of the modalities I use in coaching:

  • Mindfulness
  • Guided Meditation & Breathwork
  • Hypnotherapy 
  • Reiki (Energy Healing)
  • Life & Success Coaching
  • Timeline Therapy & Techniques
  • Trauma-Informed Neuro-Linguistic Programming

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