"The World is a book and those who do not travel read only a page." Saint Augustine (4th Century AD
We have 80 years on this beautiful planet to explore the people, cultures, languages, foods, climates and all of this make us better people. I am blessed to have visited 24 Countries, 49 states, speak 2 languages, and adding to all of those numbers this year. I believe travel is good for the mind soul and spirit!
I am born and raised in the twin cities, married to the love of my life since 1995 and mom to two amazing young women. Former (and recovering) middle school math teacher, I moved into sales, earning national awards, then left that to buy my mother-in-laws company and re-brand it as AVivoPur. A Vivo means "to live" and though we have moved on from that business the name itself is an indicator of what I value.
Specialties: Speaker, Writer, Sapphire Consultant with Organo, Ambassador for BNI.
My Clifton StrengthsFinder top 5: Strategic, Achiever, Intellection, Positivity, Belief.
Read the story that started me on this journey:
TRAVEL PHOTOS, JOURNALS, AND QUOTES FROM A JOYFUL SOUL
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Corporate retiree at 49 years old from the business I started, now moving on to #Freedom in a #JustDiffernt way. I celebrate 24 years of marriage, 2 grown daughters that have GRIT and are out making their way in the world, and a dream to bring travel to more people to expand their hearts, minds, spirits, relationships, and soul. I love reading, writing, inspirational quotes, boating, flying, driving, beach sitting, mountain hiking, and speaking foreign languages!
HOW I GOT STARTED
I was blessed to have parents who valued travel, and took my sister and me across the nation on family trips, usually in a big old station wagon back when seat belts were optional and we made the whole back of it into a giant hang out sprawling area. We were blessed in 1988 to be chosen by Good Morning America to take our first trip overseas to our heritage country of Sweden, and I returned there in college to study and travel. So in 1990, I experienced the new Europe of post-cold war as I visited Berlin, St. Petersberg and more. Now I have been to 23 countries and 49 states and just plan to add to those numbers! Ask me about the FREE travel membership I am blessed to share with you!
I speak Swedish, and of course, it was amazing to travel and live there and I plan to return. The Northern lights stole my heart! But the world is BIG and beautifully created by God and I am so excited to see more of it! Fiji is on my list, I want to go back to Barcelona, I want to see more of Costa Rica, and also see Peru. I have yet to get to Asia, Africa, or Australia. Let me send you some inspirational quotes!
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I love to hear from fellow travelers! Have a question about some of my recent trips? Want to share some travel tips, or have a question? Drop me a line!
I am looking to connect with:
**Healers of any type--chiropractors, massage therapists and much more. We can make their work less taxing and improve benefits to their patients.
**Life and Business Coaches who see physical needs in their clients which we can address
**MOST OF ALL... the organizations that either care for or reach out to these people so we can, together, have a bigger impact on helping more people live their lives to the fullest.
What we do is usually unique and we can work together to bring greater good to those we reach.
++Sales and Labor people on their feet and taxing their bodies every day
++Athletes or former athletes with a current or old nagging injury, wanting to return to being more active.
++People who know they are not getting enough quality sleep, and don't want to take medication to sleep.
++Women who are responsible for the health of their children, their spouse, their pets or their parents, and want to stay free of chemicals and pharmaceuticals.