Hi. My name is April. I’m a happily married West Coast creative type with a professional background in social work and journalism. My expertise is in women’s affairs.
I’ve worked for both TV and print media and have helped thousands of women identify their self-sabotaging behaviors, create change and discover personal fulfillment.
I could juggle it al with pride….
But in November 2012 that all changed. I was diagnosed with invasive breast cancer.
The “news” was shocking. It was devastating. I was terrified to the point of nausea.
The doctors’ said I needed surgery and chemotherapy. It was like a two by four hit me in my chest.
I went from being an ambitious and hard working woman with clear goals, determination and opportunities, to begging for my life, in a matter of seconds.
Cancer changed me and my life drastically. Everything I thought I knew and believed went out the window.
Up to diagnosis I spent most of my life chasing the success, perfection and happiness dictated by society via advertising and programming.
Today, I am focused on my personal happiness and fulfillment and I hope to help you find peace personal happiness separate from your career. Whatever that is.
Cancer taught me that the “herd mentality” is a bad way to govern my life, and that contentment is a key to personal happiness.
PERSONAL FULFILLMENT The goals and things that bring you happiness outside of your career. It encompasses your mind, body, health, family and environment. It’s dictated by individual desires, passions and inspirations rather than those dictated by society.
Principals to Contented Living
- Act within your means to create the life, health and environment you desire, right now, rather than waiting until, if, or when something bigger and better happens for you.
- Re-define success, perfection, happiness and wealth based on your values, visions and lot in life.
- Be flexible. Unexpected events happen. You have to be willing to bend and move when they do. So don’t be married to your 5- or 10- year plan. Think of it as an outline.
- guilty pleasures and “me time” are powerful tools to healthy living
- we should minimize chemically laden skincare, cosmetics and food and gravitate towards whole foods and ingredients we recognize
- focus on eating for your body type and health rather than subscribe to popular diets.
- chemicals are like calories; you’re going to get them somewhere, it’s just a matter of how and where. For me, it’s hair color (laugh).
- time and health are the most valuable currency we have.
- downtime or ‘me time’ is a necessary practice for good health.
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Warmest, Imperfect April