The questions "where are you from?" and "what do you do"? have always been tricky for me to answer.
Born in California, but raised in Thailand, I am very much the product of an international upbringing. As the daughter of two international school teachers, I have lived and worked all over the world - from Bangkok to London to Kathmandu to San Francisco to Seville and beyond.
Yet, I don't define myself by where I was born, what job I'm working or where I happen to be living.
What defines me is my passion for using creativity, emotional intelligence and empathy as a tool for personal and global health and wellness.
Working in Vienna
Playing with fire in Thailand
Speaking at TEDxBangkok
Enjoying global graffiti in Berlin
Painting in Bangkok, Thailand
Enjoying San Francisco
Railay Beach, Thailand
Giving a presentation at the global Impact Hub conference in Vienna.
Painting in Sevilla, Spain
Enjoying my Spanish fantasy during the Feria of Sevilla
Soaking up the city of Florence, Italy
Nature walks in Antwerp, Belgium
Exploring the back roads of Barcelona, Spain
Enjoying the fresh cool water of the Alcazar in Sevilla, Spain
My first week living in Spain!
Playing with waves in Mallorca, Spain
Enjoying all the fresh tulips that Amsterdam has to offer ;)
Preparing my backpack for a walk across Spain for El Camino de Santiago.
integrative health coach
The Institute for Integrative Health, trained me to be a supportive mentor and wellness guide who helps clients feel their best through food & lifestyle choices.
Relationships, work, movement and spirituality are just as important to your health as the food you eat. That's why I take a holistic approach to developing an individualized wellness program to meet clients' unique needs.
Therapeutic Art COACH
I am a certified Therapeutic Art Coach who focuses on helping clients use their creativity to unlock the power of their subconscious mind, allowing them to release pain, process emotions and find clarity and meaning in their lives.
The therapeutic art coaching process includes powerful ancient art designs for meditation and self-exploration, such as mandalas, as well as modern day artistic approaches for goal setting and manifestation, such as vision boards, intentional journaling and art therapy for stress reduction.
Ever since I was a child, I have always had an interest in art and had my first exhibition (in Bangkok, Thailand) when I was 16 years old. For the last 15+ years, I have been producing and selling my work globally with private exhibitions in the US, Europe and Asia.
Primarily inspired by the female body, scenes from growing up in Southeast Asia and the complexities of romantic relationships, I use abstract, yet familiar images in a dash of high intensity colors to emotionally engage the viewer.