As a Life, Intimacy & Relationship coach I bring my real-life experience to coaching sessions. I grew up in a substance-abuse household, where I was quite the trouble-maker. Hungry for attention—even negative attention—I was convinced I could never get the love I craved. I confused sex with love and chemistry with connection. Married at 23, I was at a loss about how to make that relationship work. After my marriage ended, I discovered the “Sex, Love and Intimacy” workshops of the Human Awareness Institute (HAI). In the “room of love” created in those workshops, I found my home. More than a break-through; the workshop introduced me to a way of life I didn’t know existed. I finally discovered that I could get—and give—love in a way that fulfilled my deepest longings. I became a workshop leader and spent the next 17 years traveling the world and guiding others to open their hearts and learn the skills that allow us all to find the love we need.