My Story

I created (a play on my name and the essence of carousing) as my smart, sexy, spiritual exploration of life.

I love to explore. I love to learn. I love to try new things and new ideas on for size. That is what Karousing is all about. It’s about the joy of discovering all sorts of new ideas. The kind of ideas that make you step out of your comfort zone and see the world a different way.

I’m a Midwesterner who packed her bags, kept her values, and moved to where the sun shines pretty much every day. Growing up, I dreamed of being a prolific writer. Instead, I graduated from Case Western Reserve School of Law. For years, I worked as a criminal defense attorney, focusing on white-collar crimes. I also worked as in-house counsel for a $6 billion publicly traded company.

A firm believer that not following your passion is the quickest way to an early death, I now writes like my life depends on it. I retired from practicing law and started this blog as a place to dive deep into self-betterment techniques, innovative wellness trends, vetted travel recommendations, and more.

Over the past two years I completed two related manuscripts, the first of which is entitled, You Begin by Loving a Dog. These narrative non-fiction manuscripts tell the story of my turbulent childhood, revealing how I healed myself from the shame and resentment that kept me traumatized and repressed for decades.

Now on the other side of healing, I’ve learned to have fun. I love taking my fur babies to the beach in my vintage Jeep Wagoneer Woody and traveling to far-flung places. I’ve won a sailboat race to Cuba with my husband and am absolutely certain that water and wine are better with bubbles.

I hope you’ll join me on this journey, where we’ll lighten up, tune in, and make our souls giddy. We’ve got a lot of ground to cover. Are you ready to start Karousing?