• Woman’s Day Magazine – July 2016  – My story was featured in the article titled “4 of the Biggest Myths about Mental IllnessWomans Day
  • Oprah Magazine – July 2016 – Quoted and pictured in the article featuring the amazing work of This Is My Brave titled “The Beautiful Way These People are Coming Out about Mental Illness.” OMagazine


In 2014, I had the honor of sharing my story of managing my Postpartum Depression (PPD) after our twins were born. Angie Goff, the reporter who interviewed me, was so kind and gracious during the interview and although I was nervous before it was aired, I had no reason to be. Angie shared my emotions in a way that made me proud of my story. The response from my family and friends was amazing. This interview was the beginning of my desire to Own It Daily.


After my interview with NBC Washington (above), I had a whole new mission on my mind. I wanted to use my illness for good, not be ashamed of something I had no control over receiving and bring awareness. I partnered with a great non-profit called “This Is My Brave” and asked them if I could raise money through my first half-marathon training for their theater performances that focus on mental health. The team and I raised over $5k for Brave to continue their amazing mission to show that storytelling can save lives. The above link is to the article our local newspaper did on the fundraising effort.


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I would be honored to come speak to your non-profit, for-profit, faith-based group, wellness fairs etc to share my story with hope to inspire the audience to realize a mental illness is nothing to be ashamed of and the value fitness can play in their daily lives.Guest Speaking

Speaking topics range from:

  • Being Me is the Only Way I Know How To Be: How to be true to yourself and the person you were made to be
  • Motherhood and Having Bipolar
  • The Struggle Is Real: Post Partum Depression
  • My Faith: How it has helped me along this journey
  • What I wish I had known about Mental Illness
  • Mothering Multiples and Mental Illness
  • The Endorphin High: How the sport of running mimics life
  • My Toolbox: Sharing the various tools that have been successful for me on a daily basis to help manage  my illness
  • Getting By with a Little Help From My Friends: How my family and friends have supported me – what was helpful and what was not
  • Working with a Mental Illness

Speaking engagement rates vary depending on location and audience size.

To inquire or schedule a guest speaking engagement, please email and use the subject of “Guest Speaking.”