My Story

Fear Less, Love More

I graduated Phi Beta Kappa with Honors and Distinction from Stanford University, where I earned a BA and MS in Psychology. I then spent two years as a management consultant with McKinsey & Co. in the San Francisco office before choosing to pursue my life purpose in my career.  

In 1998, I became a professional ghostwriter, coauthor and freelance editor of memoirs and nonfiction books about health, spirituality and psychology. I also began writing regularly for Intent.com, Huffington Post, and eventually FORBES.  

But it wasn’t all glamorous, because in my early 30s, I got divorced and there was a major scandal in my family of origin.

It felt as though the whole house had burned down.  

The good news is, when the walls come tumbling down, you get to rebuild — any way you want.

This is when I turned to spiritual books, psychotherapy, yoga and meditation —  practices that saw me through to a better place. I earned an MA in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis on depth psychology (Carl Jung, Joseph Campbell) at Pacifica Graduate Institute.

I launched my coaching career in 2008. I love this work, guiding people into alignment with their purpose, empowering transformation.

I also took time to develop myself in order to achieve my dream of marrying the love of my life and having children.

I completed a yoga teaching certificate with Ana Forrest and completed three 10-day Vipassana silent meditation retreats.

When I truly had fallen in love with myself, I found true love — while surfing on a beach in Costa Rica (true story)! Kiran and I got married in 2011, and have been blissfully enjoying our lives together ever since. We are blessed to be the parents of twin 9-year-old boys.

Aside from a career and family I adore, I am grateful to travel the world while working. I have lived for extended periods in Hawaii, Paris, San Francisco, LA, Costa Rica, and Singapore. Self-employed, I have lived where I want working when I want for most of my adult life.

Right now, I am incredibly fortunate to call Honolulu, Hawaii home. I live here with my beloved husband, filmmaker / author Kiran Ramchandran, and our twin boys. 

I serve on the Board of the HOPE Foundation USA, an international NGO that offers a home, healthcare, education, job skills training and more to the street and slum-affiliated children of Kolkata, India.

My mantra is: “Fear less, Love MORE!”

My Writing Credentials

In 2015, I was invited to be a founding Contributor to ForbesWomen. I have been paid to write nearly 500 articles for FORBES since then. I have also written for Self magazine, Stanford magazine, Huffington Post and other publications. 

Two of my poems were selected from hundreds of submissions for the books Multiples Illuminated and Multiplies Illuminated: The Toddler to Tween Years.

Books I have helped bring to life include:

  • Bend, Not Break by Ping Fu: New York Times bestseller, Oprah’s Book List selection
  • The Five Invitations by Frank Ostaseski: Amazon bestseller, Oprah’s Book List selection
  • Fortytude with Sarah Brokaw: New York Times bestseller
  • The Art of Happiness In A Troubled World by Howard C. Cutler and His Holiness the Dalai Lama
  • The Third Wave by Alison Thompson
  • Take it to Heart by Pamela Serure
  • Infinite Life by Robert Thurman, PhD. Winner of a Books For A Better Life Award


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