When asked why I do what I do, the most honest answer I can give is this: I want people to love each other better.
Or, more to the point, I want to get better at loving people, because being connected to people that way makes me happy. And the best way to get good at something is to practice it and teach it.
As for my background, I have a Bachelor’s degree in psychology and religious studies from Brown University, and a Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work from Boston College. I spent 500+ hours doing hospice work in North Carolina, and spent over a decade working in Human Resources at MIT, where I designed training programs for staff. I've been profoundly impacted by personal growth seminars like LifeResults and Insight, and by conversations with hundreds of people who have shared their experiences of life, love and happiness. I also live with my husband and two school-aged children, who provide both loving support and endless opportunities for learning and growth.
I recently had the pleasure of being interviewed on the Mighty Married Moms podcast (see video below), where I talked about the origins and philosophy of The Gift of Happiness. I hope it resonates with you!