I am an experience design strategist, mom, artist, writer and generally creative gal.
I presently lead a software design team creating stellar user experiences for multimillion dollar enterprise software.
I also help people unlock creativity in order to feel happier, tell better stories and make a larger impact on the world.
“Science and technology have amplified the effects of the dysfunction of the human mind in its unawakened state to such a degree that humanity, and probably the planet, would not survive for another hundred years if human consciousness remains unchanged.” – Eckhart Tolle This post will explain the fundamental shifts necessary in moving from the existing culturally influenced approach around experience design to a more well rounded paradigm. Download PDF This is not about good or bad, right or wrong. Instead, this post...read more
Experience Design is not just about digital channels, it encompass the entire delivery mechanism of any company’s product, service or events. It is about getting to the root of your WHY for doing business. My experience thus far in my lifetime has been focused around digital delivery because our culture is quite literally obsessed with devices. I’m unconvinced that the obsession is entirely healthy, yet I am open to progressing the consumption of digital delivery to a better place for humanity. As it seems, the devices are here to stay....read more
I have become rather obsessed with the topic of wellness or wellbeing at work. As we all know, though some live with the latent pain of terrible work environments, work is a huge part of our life. A human life is full of nearly one-third or more of your time spent at work. I have always been, and will always be, a believer that what we do with our time should matter – whether it is at work or in our “personal” time. I’m pretty sure that most companies do not emphasize wellness and wellbeing in the workplace. Why?...read more
I’m forming a creed for some reason that I haven’t figured out yet. It is an evolving work in progress right now… as I am… relationships are the foundation of everything your body does not lie, listen to it create on your own terms wellness must extend to the workplace visualize a better world, then live it in yours work fewer hours, rest more, dance daily healing takes time, be patient nothing worthwhile happens overnight have the courage to use your voice even if you will never be heard slowing down allows for a...read more
Ah the irony that this most thankful day I am tested with lots of kiddo crying and feeling like I could sleep for 100 years (pre-turkey mind you!) Regardless, getting back to happy – while not a formula or science – does involve pretty standard chemistry of the human body. Get outside. See sunlight. Take a shower. Smile and laugh. Eat yummy food and say “Yay!” I can definitely do those things.read more
Today is my birthday. I’ve been celebrating all week. Scratch that, I’ve been trying to form a life where every day is a birthday celebration. So, while today is the formal acknowledgment of the day I was born, I need no extra love. I’d much rather have meaning and love every day of my life. I have had some really amazing love come to me this week in the form of the people in my life supporting me. Calling me out when I’m not in alignment, offering me their time, lodging, buying me food and sharing their stories. I am...read more
I love Seth Godin and what he has been preaching about what is possible when you find your people – your tribe – and banding together to spend more time and energy as a group. The power of the collective, banded around a common goal, is huge. That being said, it is not an inclusive model, not really. It suggests that there are some on the inside and some on the outside of the tribe. I have done a lot of soul-searching and inner reflection this year about where I belong. I am conflicted about whether I should just put up the white...read more
MY BIG WHY(s): To be the change and express my soul self in ways that light me up. To help the world see that there is another way. A way of pleasure and art and laughter and yummy food and enjoying being with those you love. That you can create change by being smart and conscious with your time. That you can design anything with intention by aligning the right inputs and people to accomplish the task. That we are here to make the world better by being better people ourselves. To raise daughters by example. What’s...read more
I was absolutely tickled by the story John Jantsch told in the Great Work MBA interview about a janitor business that could not keep their people. They felt that they had a huge HR problem so they went and researched what to do. They decided they needed to help their workers get to work easier so they started a van service the next day. The side effects were that they went and spent some time in the neighborhoods where there workers were from – and most of them were poor. The owners of this business realized that they didn’t have...read more
I ran a vision board workshop the other night which was fun. It was not overly structured, it presented various options, suggestions and ways of thinking about image, symbols and metaphors for envisioning your future. What surprised me was the strong emotion and conviction from some of the attendance about how a vision board has to be done and the exact ways that it “works”. Personally, I am wary of anyone following anyone else’s 12 step program verbatim because then they are not truly listening to their inner wisdom. All...read more