I was born and raised in Saint Louis, Missouri. I have a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and Political Science. I have a Master's degree in Social Work. I have always desired to help other people, but had to figure out the best way for me to help others without burning myself out from giving too much without first taking care of myself. I founded Prioritizing Peace® and developed my signature Success without Sacrifice program because I feel this is how I can best serve you.
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The Journey to Prioritizing Peace®
I used to struggled with being conflicted between the drive to being successful and not wanting to miss out on enjoying life. Have you felt the FOMO (fear of missing out)? I felt FOMO all the time. I was absolutely stuck between the desire to being successful, believing that the route to a life of ease, freedom, and financial security was obviously success. The only logical way to get there was working extremely hard and sacrificing my sleep, my health, and my relationships being the tip of the iceberg.
Just like you, I truly wanted to achieve success at ALL costs. I did whatever it took to get to the next level in the game of life, but I WASN'T at all living.
I believed I had to choose either success OR an enjoyable life of ease. It seemed like I couldn't have both. Looking back, I missed out on a lot of experiences and memorable moments I truly wished I had been present for. Things like weddings, spontaneous get-togethers, and travel adventures, etc.
But honestly, it was a struggle to have the success AND the enjoyable life of ease I wanted until I finally learned that I don’t have to burn myself out working tirelessly life a sacrificial lamb to achieve all the things I desired that still seemed to be always just out of reach.
I realized that to have a live ease, freedom, and financial security I needed to Prioritize Peace®—that is, unapologetically prioritize myself through time management, boundaries, and healthy habits. It’s a revolutionary concept I know! To be successful AND have an enjoyable life of ease I had to prioritize myself? YES!Prioritize Peace
How I Got Here
As a “recovering perfectionist,” I realized I had spent much of my life over-achieving, over-doing, over-thinking, and over-extending myself—always taking on too much and getting OVERWHELMED! I would often find myself in an constant cycles of burnout. I was overwhelmed, overworked, and putting myself LAST to productivity. Can you relate?
I was staying up late and waking up extra early. I was running on coffee, energy drinks, and fumes...I found myself stuck working 12-16-hour days, seven days a week trying to keep up. I was constantly neglecting my mental, physical, and emotional health wondering why I was so unhappy, overweight, and stressed.
I realized the big disconnect is in HOW you prioritize yourself and your time. I realized that success isn’t just working harder and squeezing more into your hectic schedule to hopefully one day have a life of ease, freedom, and financial security. Rather, success is something that you can achieve without sacrificing your health and well-being by doing LESS BETTER.
Prioritizing myself for this new concept of success became in the way I prioritized time, choosing myself first without shame or guilt, stopping my habit of people-pleasing, and creating healthy boundaries to name just a few.
I’ve decided to teach the Success without Sacrifice program, which is a 5-week revolutionary program for creating the life of ease, freedom, and financial security you desire and deserve. Utilizing evidenced-based practices to help you manage time, create boundaries, and build better habits to prioritize yourself, SWS is guaranteed to help you prevent and eliminate burnout that are keeping you from living your best life.Learn More About SWS
Living My Best Life
The first time I had the opportunity to go skydiving I was ten pounds over the weight limit.
Skydiving was on my bucket list and I decided to go by myself when the opportunity presented itself again. I felt that this was an ultimate act of prioritizing myself.
I realized I could go by myself rather than waiting to make plans with other people, which I talked about for years!
As an only child, I've spent my whole life waiting for someone else to make plans with me. I spent so much of my life being afraid to do things alone, ask for things, or make decisions and in one moment I decided to choose ME.