A bit more…
I was a journalist for 15 years, writing about beauty, fashion, home décor, and style and trends. On the first day of my first job with DNR I interviewed Oliver Stone, I was so nervous I dropped my pen… he picked it and handed it back to me and told me to breathe. I laughed and we had a great interview.
I studied writing with the masters Natalie Goldberg and Pam Hughes. I once went to a silent writing and meditation retreat in Taos, New Mexico. I lasted 1 day. All my words got bottled up and I thought I was going to explode. I learned I am a person who processes through sharing, expressing and connecting.
I have read every book I could get my hands on the subjects of mindfulness, happiness, gratitude and manifesting your dreams, and living your best life. Last year I wrote my own book called Allie’s A-Z toolbox (a guide for Extraordinary Self Care).
I’ve participated in numerous women’s empowerment groups and programs including What Truly matters, iThrive’s Seed project, Emerging Women, and eight years ago I co-founded Align & Thrive, a Denver-based women’s group dedicated to providing a venue for authentic connection, opportunities for soul growth as well as intellectual expansion.
I have led workshops and talks on: Finding the Pause, The 5 Keys to Expanding Time, How to Dis-connect to Re-connect, and a simple Guide to Whole- Hearted Living.
I love Color – everything is color-coded in my world.
I adore pens – they’re all sorted for different functions.
I stockpile paper – all based on color and texture.
I enjoy making cards.
I name my cars – my current one is Jax.
I collect hearts – mostly stone hearts of different colors.
I drink at least 3 cups of tea a day (all herbal).
I write, and mediate most every day – it keeps me sane.
Tennis is my sport of choice, although in middle school I wanted to be a professional football player.
I have traveled to 40 different counties, and lived in England and France.
I married a Canadian and instantly acquired 30 new relatives (whom I adore!).
We currently have 2 dogs and 2 horses… and no partridge or pear trees.