Readers of my adventure travel posts have witnessed some of what I call my Life 2.0 transformation. When I started this travel blog in 2008, I was a VP of Marketing and PR jet-setting from Berlin one day to Mexico City the next and red-eye flights back to Florida. I was juggling a lot of balls: successful executive, wife, homeowner, and a healthy, gym rat. Then in the fall of 2009, on one of my travels New York, I took out the trash and went blank. I awoke five days later in the ICU. Others had to fill in the pieces of the puzzle as to what had happened. That normal fall day, as I turned the corner to throw the trash in the dumpster, a thousand pound tree limb struck me breaking my neck and leaving me unconscious.

I call that moment with the tree my ‘When All Balls Drop’ moment. That tree sparked a trifecta of loss. That fall, everything that I held dear vanished. My health was in peril. I witnessed my marriage disintegrate. I lost that VP position.  I documented my freak accident and some of this journey on this blog with posts about the accident. However, last September, I released my debut book When All Balls Drop, which shares this story of my nine-month recovery and life change. When All Balls Drop shows you how it is possible to not only survive life’s obstacles, but also thrive and spark your own life change.

Today, I’m continuing that story with the official launch of With New Eyes: The Power of Perspective.  It is an authentic, inspirational account of architecting a new life, Life 2.0. With New Eyes is full of mishaps, bold decisions, sassy humor, and many adventures. Some of these adventures have been showcased on this blog: South American Walkabout, skydiving, and returning to SCUBA. With New Eyes inspires you to conquer your fears, head for adventure, and embark on your own Life 2.0. Check out the With New Eyes book trailer below!


If you have followed my posts over the last seven years, you will enjoy the same signature down-to-earth writing style with a good dose of sassy humor in With New Eyes. With themes ranging from adventure travel to diving into the South Florida dating scene after a divorce, With New Eyes is a thought—provoking story taking you along for an exhilarating ride in the process!

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Here’s to more good times and good stories!