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Welcome to a description of my books.

My writing combines insights from Eastern and Western philosophy with the latest research in positive psychology to help us discover greater joy and meaning in life. I love learning, discovering new connections, and sharing these insights in my writing, workshops, and coaching.

After earning my Master's degree in Counseling with a health psychology emphasis at Santa Clara University, I'm now working on two new books, a collection of meditations with Juan Velasco and a book about the effects of the natural world on our personal health and well being.

Your Personal Renaissance combines the lost wisdom of the Renaissance with groundbreaking research in positive psychology to help you find your calling in life. Drawing insights from the lives of Leonardo da Vinci, Queen Elizabeth I, Galileo, Michelangelo, Shakespeare, St. Teresa of Avila, and other artists, innovators, scientists, and saints, this book offers a powerful plan to help you overcome stress, obstacles, and negativity to become more joyously and authentically yourself.

ISBN: 978-1-60094-001-9

"Great leaders inspire us with a vision of further possibilities. They share their vision and challenge us to develop our own, joining with us to fulfill our highest human potential. Great leaders have always had the vision of living systems, the wisdom of Tao."

                                                  --Diane Dreher, The Tao of Personal Leadership


ISBN: 0887308376

The Tao of Inner Peace demystifies the Tao and reveals how it can be a powerful source of growth and inspiration--an indispensable tool for facing the challenges of the 21st century.

ISBN: 0-452-28199-7

"As a self-help book that affirms women's right... to help themselves to greater serenity and agency, this is one of the best and most thoughtful of such books in several years.                  --Booklist
  ISBN: 0688166296

"If you want to feel the magic of gardening and discover a new path to your own garden within, read this beautiful book."

--Gay Hendricks, Ph.D., author of Conscious Living

ISBN: 0-06-008428-6