WELCOME TO MY STORY
Thank you for your interest in my life, writing, and journey. I invite you to connect with me; I am thrilled you are here! I hope you resonate with the words and stories within this online community.
My desire to impact others through writing began as a young girl. When my grandmother lived in a nursing home, I interviewed the residents and wrote their stories. I was 13 years old at the time and living in my hometown, North Miami Beach, Florida.
My passion for communicating and connecting with others continued throughout high school. I earned a B.A. in English and minor in Journalism at Indiana University. Those four years included profound transformation and awareness. The summer before my senior year, I worked as a reporter at the Dayton Daily News and was told to cover a murder. Why did they give me, the arts/features reporter, such a scary assignment? I will never forget those weeks. As is often the case in life, the unexpected moments can become catalysts for growth.
I decided to pivot. I returned to South Florida and earned a M.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders. This was a detour from my authentic path and purpose, which has become clear in the past few years. Interestingly, while I was a student at Nova Southeastern University, I edited various papers and publications. While practicing as a speech therapist, I also edited several books.
But I didn’t fully return and recommit to my life’s work until 2017, when I launched my blog, Every Soul Has A Story. The journey is all about the people we meet along the way. I have written and published weekly for more than two years. And with every passing week, self doubt has dissipated as I live my truth and embrace vulnerability. I’ve realized that we can write and rewrite our own stories. And nothing goes away until it teaches us what we need to know to help us grow.
Creating, inspiring, and giving brings me joy. In addition to writing, I have served my community in various roles for several decades. I am currently a member of the United Way of Broward County Tocqueville Society and board member of Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Foundation/Memorial Hospital Foundation. I also served as a board member of Young At Art Children’s Museum and the Goodman Jewish Family Services (JFS) of Broward County, and the I Care I Cure Childhood Cancer Foundation. I am also a founding member of the Circle of Friends for the Alvin Sherman Library Research, Information, and Technology Center at Nova Southeastern University.
The greatest sources of inspiration often come from my incredible husband and children during our travels, adventures, and unexpected moments. When I am not writing, you can find me hanging with my two dogs, walking in nature, taking photos, and connecting with friends who are family.
I live my life with passion and on purpose. My intention is to impact the world with integrity, love, and meaning…one word at a time.
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