“My life is rich with a multitude of projects and praise. These days I’m producing Enlightening Entertainment titles with Stars for Ayla project, a combination of Chill, New Age, & Electronic Dance Music; Mermaid Entertainment, brining people together for Aqua Yoga & Rejuvenating Retreats, as well as the benefit Solace CD Inspirational Music Project, in addition to the Life Coaching programs which are geared toward “Re-Humanizing in a Hi-Tech World”. Since my days as a child actor, I have been enchanted by music, film, poetry, and dance. My degree in Theater, Dance, & Liberal Arts gave me a foundation to build a platform for inspirational works. I’ve written songs for seven years with a 3x-Grammy winning producer; been selected as 1 of 150 Most Up & Coming Musical Artists, out of 3000; produced videos for the A-List in both Hollywood & the music industry; and now, continue with my artistic vision.
“Every year, I travel to the most beautiful places: The Mid-Atlantic, Western Europe, Canada or the Pacific Northwest, of course, California, and Hawaii. I hope you’ll permit me to inspire you in your Life, to live your heart’s desire, every day. You are here to inspire others with your personal fulfillment. We teach best through example.”
“As far back as I can remember, I wanted to be an artist.
“First, I wanted to be like Jesus, and heal others. I thought his ability to heal was the most amazing thing one could do. Though I wasn’t sure I could heal anyone, it seemed that everyone needs healing. So I thought, if I couldn’t heal everyone, I could be an artist and at least try to inspire everyone with beautiful works of art.
“It didn’t take long before I was voted Class Artist in Kindergarten with my paintings. Then, I became a TV actor for a couple regular children’s shows: Romper Room & Professor Kool’s Fun Skool. Because I was so expressive, I was given speaking roles right away. I was so inspired by the performing arts, going to operas, theater, ballet, and such, that I began formally studying dance at age 9 and acting at age 12.
“Next, I was recognized as Class Choreographer in high school, leading the choreography for the annual pageant at our all girls’ high school. But the healing arts were still beckoning me. I was introduced to Hatha yoga at age 9, therapeutic massage at age 15, became a vegetarian chef at age 16, and started teaching Hatha yoga at age 17. Withing a year of that, I was leading mediation retreats. I watched some suffer while others thrived and was determined to understand the intricacies of a Life well-lived.
“My studies included, Liberal & Expressive Arts, as well as philosophy, literature, future studies, psychology, theology, French, sociology, quantum physics, social geography, sociobiology, mythology, music, acting, costume design, and dance — Classical Ballet, Tap & Pointe; Modern such as, Martha Graham, Isadora Duncan, and Twyla Tharp; African from Ghana, Senegal, and Nigeria; Venezuelan, Irish Folk Dance, Hula from Hawaii, Flamenco from Spain, and Kathak from India. This variety of choreography inspired my own modern choreography, dance concerts, videos, and subsequent TV performances.
“Traveling to Europe began in high school. For what would have been my senior year of college, I lived in France, teaching English, directing an African Dance Troupe, translating film scripts, and hosting a daily radio show on Radio Libre. Later, I would enjoy spending time in Hawaii, Canada, Germany, Switzerland, and Mexico. International travel as always appealed to me, since my parents met while living in Japan for several years, where they married and had my two oldest brothers. My other brother and I were born in California once my dad finished his MBA in Finance at Stanford.
“Upon returning to the states, I began working in the hi-tech field, my first job being Assistant Product Manager for a graphics software publisher. My business acumen seemed innate, but I longed for Electronic Theater, integrating arts & technology. So, I returned to college and completed studies in theater, dance, conceptual design, and interactive, multi-media.
“After I graduated college, I worked for a while as a Marketing Specialist for another graphics software company. When I left, it took three people to replace me, I was told. But at what cost, I now wonder, as that work ethic caused an injury. I always put everything I have into what I’m doing. But I learned first-hand the importance of ergonomics and work-life balance.
“After that work-related injury left me bedridden for the better part of 10 years, I turned my laser focus to the study of wellness, well-being, and the relationship between optimal health & waking up as a spiritual being. This time, I had to learn healing from the inside out. I have had the privilege of working with some of America’s finest doctors, therapists, and holistic practitioners, all of whom taught me important facets of the healing process. I sought out the doctors for San Francisco’s 49ers Football team, those at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD, and a dozen Rolfers from Switzerland to Hawaii!
“Greatly influenced by the author of Megatrends, I began an odyssey into what it means to be human and alive. As Lou Schuler writes,
‘The great irony of the high-tech age is that we’ve become enslaved to devices that were supposed to give us freedom. That’s why in High Tech/High Touch, John Naisbitt decided to revisit a chapter from Megatrends, his 1982 bestseller, in which he discussed the split between high tech and what he dubbed “high touch.”
‘We all know what high tech is–these are the technologies that “make us available 24 hours a day, like a convenience store,” Naisbitt writes. He says we live in a “technologically intoxicated zone,” the symptoms of which include a continual search for quick fixes and lives that are “distanced and distracted.” High touch, on the other hand, is the stuff we give up when we’re tuned in to the technological world: hope and fear and longing, love and forgiveness, nature and spirituality. To discover where the twain shall meet, Naisbitt takes us on a journey that includes Celebration, Florida, the Disney-created community that was fully wired from the get-go; Martha Stewart, who shows people with complicated lives how to enjoy simple tasks like gardening; extreme sports and adventure travel, in which ordinary people expose themselves to the full fury of nature and gravity. And that’s all just the first quarter of the book; Naisbitt goes on to look at how video games desensitize children to violence; the challenges the human genome project presents to religion and spirituality; and, finally, “specimen art,” in which artists create disturbing images of life, death and human sexuality.
‘There’s no conclusion, in the traditional sense, only a look at what’s happening in our world. But the reader will probably take some sort of action after finishing High Tech/High Touch: switching off the cell phone for a few hours a day; permanently locking away the children’s violent Nintendo games; maybe even booking a vacation at the most remote location possible. Anything to get away from the constant buzz of a wired world.’
This concept of “re-humanizing in a hi-tech world” has never been more important.
“Once I was back on my feet, I realized that I wanted to work from home as a Feng Shui Life Coach. Within a couple years, I became one of the very first Dating Coaches on the internet. With a program that I created, Dating for Keeps, I’ve helped countless singles & couples with their relationship goals. All of my clients who followed my programs are still happily married! I’m very pleased with this. My Dating for Keeps program has a 98% success program, with singles engaged or couples renewing vows, within a year.
“So, I devoted my time to progress in the fields of personal growth, interpersonal relationships, hi-tech innovation, holistic wellness, and enlightening entertainment. In the world of hi-tech, my post-college career began. My business skills grew as I played significant roles in product development and marketing for a dozen hi-tech start-ups. My consulting for business and organizational development, helping key decision makers recognize the most strategic options available to them in today’s rapidly changing, global markets, continues to this day.
“During the last 20 years, I’ve created more than 200 personal, professional, organizational and community development programs for people across the globe, including senior executives at Fortune 100 companies, as well as business professionals, non-profit innovators, and a diverse group of cultural creatives who enjoy being on the leading edge of social trends and technical developments.
“As the years roll by, I will continue with both creative projects & holistic health programs which serve to inspire people to lead more meaningful lives. Leading workshops, working with executive who are ready for transformation, I’ll also be leading retreats, hosting socials, and coaching others who realize the value of personal evolution.
“In the areas of film and music, I’m working on screenplays as well as a few CDs. My photography has become a regular pursuit, as have my culinary recipes. Eco living gave way ECO LUXURY HQ for my organic perfume & skincare lines. Eco fashion, jewelry, and other lifestyle products also reflect my creative & organic self-expression.”
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