I believe we are all born full of light, like baby fireflies ready to shine up the world. But as we grow up, the challenges and expectations we face are enough to knock our lights out. I know what it’s like to live in the dark. Been there, done that. I also know what it’s like to reclaim your spark and light up your life. Done that, too.
Now, I help brave hearts like you live happily ever after, too.
- As an artist, I create cards and gifts that celebrate our most meaningful moments and relationships.
- As a mentor, I lead online classes and coach women who are ready to illuminate their awesomeness.
- As a motivational speaker, I deliver workshops and keynotes at conferences, retreats and community initiatives across the U.S.
And throughout, I get to carry the torch for my dad, Dr. Peter Benson (1946-2011) – a pioneer in the field of positive youth development – by blending his messages about nurturing kids’ sparks with my mission to help you re-ignite your own.
I’m also a mama to two sweet and snuggly, Energizer Bunny boys – and sometimes write about my wild ride through parenthood (including raising a kiddo with special needs). I’m married to Brad, who makes me laugh every day (we fell in love co-hosting a national morning show together!). I’m a Midwestern girl who loves Oprah and angels and swear words and deep talks and Bon Jovi (um, proof here). And I’m totally thrilled you’re here. Let’s light up the world together, okay?