Hey there, I’m Lee! So glad you decided to stop by for a visit. I’m an inspirational writer, speaker, and anxiety coach. My passion and purpose is to inspire others to kick fear to the curb, and courageously live the life that they were meant to live: a life full of joy and infinite possibilities.
Who Am I?
I was born in our nation’s capital, and have lived my entire life in the D.M.V. (D.C.- Maryland – Virginia) area. I love it! I couldn’t imagine living anywhere else. It’s the perfect blend of city and country living.
I was fortunate enough to fall in love with my very first job, in 1986. I joined the maintenance staff on a golf course, and I was hooked, immediately. The art and science of turf became my passion. I worked my way up the ladder, developed my leadership skills, and became a Head Golf Course Superintendent. What a blast! So blessed for my 30 year career in the golf industry.
I’m looking forward to the challenges and rewards of my NEW career, over the NEXT 30 years. Despite my love for my previous career, my heart told me it was time to follow my dream of a career in personal development. And since my heart is always right, here I am, swinging for the fences.
What Led Me Here?
My journey down this path began with the toughest 5 years of my life. When I was 22 years old, my father died of colon cancer. Shortly after his funeral, my mom was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Watching my heroes fighting for their lives, was nearly unbearable. In two and a half years, I had lost both of my parents. It was the most agonizing pain I had ever felt. I was heartbroken.
I eventually reached a point where I was able to celebrate their lives more than grieve their passing. The pain became less overwhelming with time.
I was healing. Or so I thought…until I had my first anxiety attack. It was terrifying. My heart felt like it was going to jump out of my chest. I went to the emergency room, convinced that I was having a heart attack. After this happened several more times, I was diagnosed with an anxiety disorder.
I battled anxiety for over two years. At one point, it became so severe that I became agoraphobic ( afraid to leave the house ) for several days.
My prayers were answered when a book by Shakti Gawain, entitled, “Creative Visualization”, miraculously fell into my hands. It introduced me to the world of meditation. My life changed almost instantaneously.
I made morning meditation a daily ritual. I combined it with visualization and affirmations. My anxiety was decreasing with every passing day.
A new passion was born. I read every meditation book I could get my hands on. I implemented new techniques that combined aspects of neuroscience, positive psychology and spirituality into my ritual until I had the perfect formula for overcoming anxiety.
That was over twenty years ago. I have had exactly zero anxiety attacks since then. Let the church say Amen!
The meditation books led me to other books by spiritual and motivational authors. I immersed myself in hundreds of personal development books and recordings. The dye was cast. I was changed forever. My life was no longer about surviving. It was about thriving. I became committed to reaching my full potential as a human being.
Maya Angelou famously wrote, “When you get, give. When you learn, teach.” That is precisely what I intend to do.