I was twelve years old when my cousin Chucky died in a car accident on New Year's Day.  He was only twenty-one years old. Within the year, I started to sense his presence alongside of me when I walked home from school.  He gave me clear signs that it was him and I was utterly amazed and delighted.  We lived in two different states growing up and after he passed I had more access to him than ever before!  It felt completely natural to sense Chucky walking alongside of me and I thought everyone experienced this type of relationship after a loved one "died."  It never even occurred to me that it might be otherwise.

Then fear struck.  I was fourteen years old when I overheard a loved one say, "People who think they can hear and see the dead should be locked up in a psyche ward."  Fear and confusion seared through my body and I made a swift decision to remain silent about my experiences.  It finally became clear to me that most people in my life were not having the same experiences that I was.  So I kept this secret to myself until...

...My Grandma Millie dropped her body when I was 22 years old. (Decades of experience continues to teach me to come up with more accurate words and phrases other than "dead"!)  About 40 days after Grandma Millie passed, she appeared to me as pure radiant light and asked me to deliver messages to specific family members.  

I was so elated to be with her again that I didn't hesitate to report every detail of what Grandma Millie asked me to share with my mother and grandfather. Through tears they asked, "How do you know all of this?  There's no way you could know these things!"  I declared, "Grandma visited me, and she told me to tell you these things!"  

After that, my Italian relatives affectionately referred to me "La Strega" which means "The Witch" in Italian.  (What a relief, no more worries about being dropped on the threshold of the local psyche ward!) 

Since then, I've learned a lot about using my abilities to connect clients with their loved ones who are no longer in physical form.  And, the great news is that I'm no longer afraid to share these abilities with those who ask.  This is what I'm on earth to do. 

But it wasn't always like that, I was ambitious and wanted to fit in.  I never thought about sharing my abilities professionally until I began listening to (and acting upon) the guidance of my own soul.  

Prior to that, I was the cofounder of the US division of a multinational consulting firm and loved what I did.  Yet my inner abilities continued to expand.  No matter how hard I tried to ignore the call of my soul, I knew deep down that I was on earth to be a bridge between the physical and nonphysical world, and I eventually listened to guidance that continues to inspire me today.  

For the record, it wasn't easy to give up what I had created beforehand.  I tried to ignore and avoid my abilities as my ego thrived on outer world corporate and financial success.  My ego mind recoiled at the thought of being called a "medium" (or whack job, or fill in the blank).  It required all of my strength and courage to be true to myself and share my abilities professionally.  I don't regret my decision at all, especially when I hear my clients share how their lives dramatically changed as a result of our session together.    

This is why invested in traveling the globe to study with world renowned teachers of diverse wisdom traditions.  I studied and became certified in multiple disciplines, so I could better understand what I was experiencing, and I grew and evolved as a result.  

I discovered how to meditate, be mindful of my thoughts, words, and actions.  I learned how to remain calm in the midst of chaos, how to make clear decisions and resolve conflicts instead of freaking out or creating more drama.  

I started making inspired choices to bring out my best and the best in my relationships.  

As a divorced woman, I even learned how to attract and vet a potential partner who would be a right match for me and I'm delighted to share that these skills allowed me to attract my wonderful husband!  A friend recently shared that she "knew him on paper before she met him," because I was super clear about the qualities and life experience I wanted to share and experience with a partner. 

I discovered I have a natural talent for sharing what I've learned and  experienced to inspire others through professional speaking, special events, and programs.

I started coaching my clients about LOVE, LIFE, and WISDOM and the results continue surpass my individual client's and audience's expectations.  As I continue to invest  in myself to be the person I came to earth to be, I coach and inspire my clients and audiences to do the same.  

When I'm true to myself, my life unfolds with greater ease and joy.  I relish sharing tools, practices and insights that changed my life, especially with true explorers who are committed to experiencing a more meaning life.  In fact, I share everything that works for me with those who are ALL IN when it comes to growing and evolving.

If you're thinking about how to bring out the best of LOVE, LIFE & WISDOM in your life, you may be ready to book a complimentary 20 minute consultation with me to see if we're a right fit to work together.  I'm not here to convince or persuade you or anyone else, but to share what I've learned with those who want to discover how to live with greater ease, inner calm, clarity, and confidence. 

Alleviate your suffering and be the person you came to earth to be!

I share how I first became aware of my ability to receive messages from loved ones (and others) in the non-physical world--and why I made a decision to never hold back a message.

Therapists send me their clients to connect them with loved ones who are no longer in a physical body.  I access unique information that promotes healing, understanding, forgiveness, ease, and peace of mind.  This is a natural ability I've had since childhood and developed over the years.

It's truly extraordinary how much healing takes place as a result and many say their grief was erased during our session together.

There can be an enormous amount of understanding and forgiveness gained through this unique process of communication as well. 

It's helped some of my clients to compassionately release any sense of guilt about their loved one's passing, and whether they did the right thing when their loved one was on earth.  

This process can help you tune into your own sense of purpose and discover who you came to earth to be.  


As the cofounder of a multinational business firm, my A+ business skills translated into a big fat ‘F’ when it came to love.  

Frustrated, I spent years researching and demystifying compelling approaches that changed my understanding of relationships from the inside-out.  

I traveled the globe to study with wise teachers from diverse wisdom traditions from around the world.  

Through trial and error, and painful heartaches (mine and those I was involved with), I learned amazing tools, insights and practices that dramatically increased my ability to choose an ideal partner who eventually became my beloved husband. 

Yet this work is more than attracting a mutually compatible partner (which is a profound ability in itself), it's also about dissolving conflict to experience harmony and balance in your inner and outer world.  

Who you choose as your partner has a profound effect on your psyche, your entire being and your life potential.  It is one of the most significant choices you will ever make.  The tools I share go beyond romantic love and are also valuable for deepening understanding in your relationships with family, friends, coworkers, and your community.  

Connecting with your ideal mate is only the one part of relationship;  deepening connection on an ongoing basis is the true nectar of any meaningful relationship.  Don't wait for a loved one to pass before you work on deepening understanding--we all have an incredible opportunity while we're in a physical body to experience extraordinary relationships!

I traveled the world to study, research, and become certified in multiple disciplines.  The great news is that I'm passionate about sharing everything I've learned which can save you decades of research, mistakes and heartache (not only yours, but those you're involved with too).  I provide high-end, white glove services to a select number of  committed clients who are ALL IN. 

I never suggest that you or anyone else take my word on this, be your own testimonial.

Who you choose as your partner has a profound effect on your psyche, your entire being and your life potential.  It is one of the most significant choices you will ever make.  The tools I share go beyond romantic love and are also valuable for deepening understanding in your relationships with family, friends, coworkers, and your community.


Sunrise at Kunjapuri Temple, in the Himalayas, Rishikesh, India. 

I travel and study with master teachers from diverse wisdom traditions around the world to learn as much as I can to better serve my clients.


We all carry nuggets of truth within us.  

This is why community is so important, so we can share and exchange personal experiences together.

We can read and talk about love, life, and wisdom, yet to make a difference, we must embody it as firsthand experience.

I speak and share from personal experiences and only share insights, tools and practices that have worked for me.


We are all unique and individualized expressions of life and what works for one may work differently for another.  

I invite you to explore and see what works for you.

  • Conflict Resolution Facilitator & Trainer
  • Meditation and Mindfulness Trainer
  • Certified by bestselling author, don Miguel Ruiz, to teach "The Four Agreements" & Toltec Wisdom
  • Sattva Yoga Teacher
  • Facilitator of Healing & Rebuilding our Communities (HROC)
  • Community Dialogue Trainer
  • Community Builder 
  • Ho'oponopono Practitioner
  • Licensed New Thought Minister
  • Healing Practitioner & Self-help Teacher of Jin Shin Jyutsu
  • Jyotish Practitioner (North Indian)
  • Recording artist of Affirmation Beat
  • Visual Artist
  • Passionate Relationship Coach

I immersed myself in a four month personal journey under revered master teacher, Anand Mehrotra, founder of Sattva Yoga in India in 2015. Rishikesh, India, is long referred to as the birthplace of yoga (and it ought to be noted that yoga is a way of life, not an occasional class as many Westerners perceive.  Yoga is a lifestyle that includes daily meditation and much more).  This immersion provided me with a life changing opportunity to discover how to truly let go of what no longer served me, and to embrace new possibilities.  It truly makes my heart sing to share these life-changing practices with those who are committed to making meaningful change in their own lives. 

I've been a participant of global collaborations and served under:

Dr. Mehmet Oz at Columbia University, New York  

Dr. Michael Beckwith, founder of the Agape International Spiritual Center, Culver City, California

Rickie Byars, songwriter, composer and former director of the Agape International Choir

I studied under best-selling author, Don Miguel Ruiz' first line apprentices (primarily Gary van Warmerdam and Brandt Morgan) and I'm one of the rare few teachers of The Four Agreements who is certified by the author.   

I was invited by Dr. Michael Beckwith to participate as a member of a select audience of 250 people to attend the Synthesis Dialogues, in 2004, with His Holiness the Dalai Lama, and 40 spiritual leaders, in Italy.  The program was designed to facilitate awareness and understanding of diverse global perspectives. 

I hold a global vision of healthy relationships at home, work, in our communities, and with Mother Earth.  

Denise led a Sattva Yoga Journey & Chanting with the Drepung Gomang Tibetan Monks in the U.S.

Denise led a Sattva Yoga Journey & Chanting with the Drepung Gomang Tibetan Monks in the U.S.

Nonprofits, Corporations, Municipalities and Major Universities:

Adult Career Development Center, VA

Adya Yoga and Ayurveda, VA

Ahead of Hair, VA

Alliance for Spiritual Understanding, VA

America Speaks, DC


Atlantic Health, NJ

Bloomfield College, NJ

Catholic Charities, NJ

CarMax Corporate, VA

Carol G. Simon Cancer Center, Morristown Medical, NJ

Chesterfield County Public Schools Center, VA

Center for Disease Control, GA

Centers for Spiritual Living, CA, MD, NJ, NY

Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, NY

Community Action Dialogues, NJ, NY, VA, NC

Conversation Cafe, VA

Delta Academy, VA

20,000 Dialogues for Peace, DC

Edgar Cayce's A.R.E., VA

Ellwood Thompson's Local Grocer, VA

First Unitarian Universalist, VA

Frederic A. Fay Towers Apartments, VA

Free Press, NC

Global Religious Science Ministries, VA

Interfaith Council of Greater Richmond, VA

Internet for Everyone, NC

Institute of Noetic Sciences, VA

The Khushi Project, India

Lotus Development Corp, NY

Mended Hearts Association, NJ

Network for Peace Through Dialogue, NY

Osher Institute, VA

Overlook Hospital, NJ

Pathways: Building Lives, Awakening Hope, VA

Partnership for Smarter Growth (PSG), VA

PBS Community Conversations, VA

Pratt Institute, NY

The Red Cross, NJ

Randolph Macon College, VA

Richmond Peace Education Center (RPEC), VA

Richmond City Public Schools, VA

Richmond Parks, Recreation & Community Facilities

Richmond Redevelopment & Housing Authority, VA

Sattva Yoga, Rishikesh, India

Staples Corporate, MA

Unity Centers for Positive Living, NJ, MD, VA

University of Richmond, The Bonner Center for Civic Engagement, VA

Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), VA

Virginia Cancer Patient Fund, VA

Wealth Creation Summit, VA

Women's Missionary Society, VA