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Wondering exactly what a Habit Chef is?
You’re not alone. I get that question often.
I help people and businesses achieve their peak by developing their habits. I believe there’s a unique recipe that will allow you to live a life of freedom and purpose, and I’m here to help you find it.
During the first decade of my life, my memories are relatively normal. The second was quite the opposite, turbulent and chaotic.
I realize now that our fragile lives were held together by my mother, and then she collapsed when I was 11. At 21, I emerged angry and bitter from nearly a dozen moves (one caused by a house fire), an ill-conceived marriage (and divorce), growing debts, and separation from my family. Fortunately, I also had a beautiful daughter, a couple college degrees, a CPA license, and a family ready to put the pieces back together.
If my bitterness of the previous decade had been the result of intense structure and scrutiny, I swung the pendulum as far as possible the other direction. The next decade was marked by a quest for freedom and happiness, disposing of nearly all routines and boundaries without much consideration for why they existed.
Along the way, I realized that an amazing life was waiting in the middle. What I wanted most was not happiness, but purpose. Freedom without it felt like being stranded in the middle of the ocean – beautiful in principle, miserable in reality. Without conscious effort, I began curating my habits and thought patterns to improve my productivity, relationships, and health.
And then it clicked. I realized that handcrafting my own habit recipe was the key to finding freedom and purpose.
Now that I’ve seen how beautiful life can be, I want to help you find your personal recipe.
My crazy life experiences have taught me how to withstand chaos and uncertainty and still forge ahead. I realize that I’m here to serve people that want to live with purpose and make a difference in our world. Along that journey, they’ll sometimes get stuck, overwhelmed, or frustrated because they can’t do more. When that happens, I’m here to help them get back on track and upgrade their personal systems so that they can keep moving forward.
If that’s you, start here.
Here are my current projects (and progress reports):
- Raising teenage daughters
- Serving through TBW and Bay Area Fellowship Westside
- Helping to make Port Royal the premier resort on the Gulf Coast
- Coaching and sharing recipes for success with this project
- Completing our “life transition plan” with my husband
And some of my quirks:
- I live in my huaraches or vibrams (even with suits).
- I eat paleo and track everything.
- I work at a standing desk.
- I never learned to cook, and I’m still deciding whether I want to.
- I get up early and go to bed early, shamelessly.
- I rarely watch tv.
- I homeschooled my daughter for a few years (and absolutely loved it).
- I’m happiest when all I have is a backpack.
- I rarely let my books out of arms’ reach.
- I prefer to ride the bus or my bike, even in Texas.
- I love adventure and the outdoors.
- I’m fascinated with words and languages.
- I have a tattoo.
- I almost never read fiction, but I’ve read every Vince Flynn & Brad Thor novel.
- I believe the Bible is the best business book ever.
- I have a burning desire to see the world.
I’m the Director of Finance at Port Royal Ocean Resort. I’m a shareholder of 3eWerks, Inc. My family owns a significant interest in Imagine More Publishing, which produces the Coastal Bend Visitors Guide, and Kinnison & Co., LLC, a CPA and consulting firm.
This is my personal website. The opinions that I express here are my own and do not necessarily reflect those of any of the businesses above.