Speaking, Teaching

What Else I Do

I’ve been teaching, speaking and writing for many years. I’m a DTM (Distinguished Toastmaster, the organization’s highest award) and was a 2007 Woman of Achievement. Currently I teach two classes each quarter at Clark College in Vancouver WA.

Going Gray Gracefully: Using Color and Seasonal Style to Look Your Best.

Adjusting to life at 50+ means adjusting to change. Should you keep coloring your hair? If not, how to transition? Can your mature figure still look stylish? Is it time to perk up your face with a little makeup? Learn how to look your harmonious best, rock your age, and communicate more intentionally by using color, seasonal style and the psychology of perception. More about going gray here.

Next Going Gray Gracefully class runs Tuesday evenings Feb 27 – March 3, 2018.

Clutter-Clearing and Downsizing.

Get the tips, tools, inspiration, and motivation you need to create a simpler, more consciously clutter-free home. Got heirloom overload? Paper piles? Photo fatigue? Overflowing closets? Free yourself from the tyranny of Stuff! Features techniques ranging from fifteen-minute daily sprints to the “Full Monty: the Marie Kondo “tossathon.”  As a feng shui consultant for many years with lots of down-sizing experience, I know what I’m talking about because I’ve been there and done that, over and over:

  • from 5,900 sq. ft home on 1/2 acre of garden with three children, a dog and a cat
  • to 4,800 sq. ft. on five acres of gardens, with one child, two dogs, a cat, two geese and several ducks
  • to 3,000 sq ft with one acre of garden, one dog and one cat
  • to 2,100 sq. ft. with a city lot size garden, one dog and one cat
  • and finally to a 730 sq ft condo (no pets but two house plants)

Next Clutter-Clearing Class at Clark is Tuesday eves Feb 6 & 13, 2018



Presenter or teacher: including AM/San Francisco, Rotary Club of San Francisco, YWCA Clark County, Unitarian Universalist Church of Vancouver, DIY Marketing Center, Chabot College (Oakland), Thin Within workshops (SF Bay Area), Kaiser Permanente (Oakland), American Heart Association, American Lung Association.

Published articles: including New York Times, Working Mother, Parents, San Francisco Chronicle, Readers Digest, Berkeley Gazette, The Columbian.

For more information, give me a call at (360) 903-3659 or email me here.