It all started when I was a skinny, freckled faced kid. I was drawn to making Joci more beautiful. Then as a mature woman, I became a make-up artist and skin care specialist in Beverly Hills, I had the opportunity to study with some of the best European Skin Care Specialist in the U. S. All the while studying self-help books and taking every course I could on the subject of living a quality life. I began to realize that no matter what we see in the mirror and how beautiful and confident we appear on the outside it is never enough until we see the beauty inside ourselves.
That’s when I decided to become a Life Coach, to assist people to realize their signature inner strengths and elevate their life to the next level.
At middle age, when I started examining my purpose in life, I had no life map, therefore I did a great deal of stumbling around. My dreams and desires had always been around outer beauty and increasing my self-esteem.
My self-doubt started as a kid of about 6 years old, when I started the first grade. It was during the first Great Depression where a great many folks including my family, barely had enough to eat. My family lived in an “Oil Boom Town” in North Texas where there were also millionaires. Some of the kids were chauffeured to school in limousines and lived in big 2 story houses with white columned porches. That’s when I knew I wasn’t one of the millionaires.
My family lived in a small 4 room (not bedrooms, 4 rooms) house that was painted brown.
I would pour over my aunt’s Better Homes and Gardens magazines, dreaming of the home I would have someday. I was a skinny, red headed, freckled faced kid and I felt very ugly. Of course my brother didn’t help matters by calling me “red and peg-leg.” I did not see the humor in it.
As soon as I was allowed, I started playing around with make-up to cover up those pesky freckles. These days freckles are considered cute. I even saw an advertisement where you could order fake freckles! So now one might say I have had a lifetime of being a make-up artist. This when I realized that what I concentrated on could become a reality and it did.
Fast-forward 44 years later; I was doing make-up for celebrities in Beverly Hills.
No one would be surprised that another passion of mine is designing all sorts of things, container gardening and decorating my new apartment in a beautiful high rise retirement community. Those Better Homes and Gardens magazines were the seeds that were planted in my mind that have bloomed and blossomed.
These days as an nonagenarian, 90 years of life experience. I spend my days helping folks to discover their inborn signature inner strengths. I lead treasure hunts for them to uncover and activate their gifts and talents to elevate them to the level of success that they desire. I am known as a “Life Strength Detective.”
I want people to have the opportunity to learn that the quality of their life has a huge impact on the enjoyment of life. And, that there is a simple way to do this without it taking 35 years to achieve fulfillment.