She has a diversity of business experience ranging from running a start-up business in the US to a UK posting with an international corporation. In mid-life, she made the decision to leave a community in which she had been raised and had been an active participant until that point so that she could live her life differently. While she had been working and supporting herself for years, living on her own, and doing everything needed to *exist* effectively, she made the decision to leave so that she could begin to *live* passionately and authentically.