Category Archives: Dreams

Do NOT feed the fears. I repeat.. .


I’m going to be the first to admit that I’ve been spending waaaaay too much time on land. Case of the gills gone dry. And suddenly it’s occurred to me that I’ve slipped into that scary place of land logic where the ugly monster fears live! Ok, but seriously it’s true and so easy to do. Unintentional rhyming, but I’m going with it. Luckily I still am close to the sea and spot dolphins all the time!! Sometimes in giving up the good for the great, there are compromises we must make on the path to greater leadership and dream living. The good news is, we live in an abundant world, and it always works out in the end. Getting uncomfortable is actually a GOOD thing in that case, as it means letting go of old habits that are done. Every single day becomes an opportunity to discover, uncover & discard more blocks to let the NEW light or life in!

So here’s the deal, 2 words = people pleasing… aka = no bueno. This stuff can get down to the core and really weasel it’s way into decision making of all sorts, small or big. Settling happens in many ways and it really takes a lot of discipline to grow out of old stories and limiting blocks that keep us stuck. For example personally, when I left Hawaii a year ago to follow my intuition I knew I was expanding into the next level of greatness and had some temporary letting go to do.. but to all else it looked like moving backward. I found myself recently thinking about all these left turns that happened, etc. etc…. , but the truth is those were by product blessings from an intuition I followed that is leading me to my next chapter and every last left turn has been necessary to inner growth! Perception is not always fact, thank goodness for that!

How willing are you to make joy your priority? You know that bucket list you may have of things that make your heart sing? Do you have a list of what your every day looks like? Have you compared the two? If you don’t start doing even small things that bring you joy which are probably outside your comfort zone every day.. then how will that bucket list ever come to life? At some point you realize that it’s time to make HAPPY a priority and that no one else will do it for you.

There’s a saying going around these days on social media about how when you stop caring you become happier, or something like that. I think it’s super important to specify that is not the same as apathy. It’s important to still care about the world, each other and making a difference as that’s how change happens. It’s also important to not care what others think.

This is true courage to move forward despite opinions or perception & to continue following the call of your heart. Doing what you love while retaining care for the value of the world and all life is altruism in action. That is what will bring you on the moving escalator towards real and meaningful joy which opens up all the channels of abundance.

One of my childhood heroines was Joan of Arc who listened and trusted her intuition in the midst of battle and then being burned at the stake. Although we don’t need to get burned.. what I admire is her absolute trust in her intuition no matter what. She cared about her mission enough to continue onward despite her own questioning and the questioning of others.

That is absolute 200% courage as far as I’m concerned. There is always something more to face and be rid of as we continue growing on this path of life. Once our brilliance is unearthed within our hearts, we have to keep that light shining by shaking off and letting go of the stories and belief systems that block us.

It’s always an inner journey and one that shapes our outside world. Be willing to go through the fire and miracles will happen that will rock your socks off! That’s a Dana Mermaid guarantee. I can’t wait to see what happens in life next and for those that are on the path of dream living, please share in the comments below – I’d love to hear what you are up to in facing and moving through fears to get to that next level of joy!


Break Free to Brilliance


Some view setbacks as failures. Ditch those limited belief systems! On the path of dream living, sometimes what appears as moving backwards is actually bringing you closer to where you are meant to be. People will always have judgements. Stay centered in joy and in alignment with your values. Giving up the good makes way for the great, and all good/great things take time! Getting comfortable with uncomfort is key and will open doors where none where seen before.

The saying, “New level, new devil” is spot on! Where in your life are you expanding? When you make the decision to no longer settle in any area of your life, there is a time of discomfort of letting go of certain people, places and things. This period really clears out the cobwebs, so to speak to make room for your heart to shine even brighter and the channels of your intuition to open up allowing in greater abundance.

Sometimes what is comfortable can keep you stuck in old patterns of disfunction that block you from living out your greatest joy. Being uncomfortable can be painful, but eventually it will become your greatest asset, bearer of treasure & good tidings!

I’m currently in my own new level of expansion, going through some more fires of clearing and releasing more limiting stories to expand into where my heart wants to grow next! No matter how many times I’ve been here before, it’s still scary and uncomfortable, and I’m moving forward anyway!

I urge you to take the leap into your dreams, be willing to get a little crazy and give up whatever is blocking you from greatness. Surrender that which is holding you back from real joy and prosperity, trust in the process and mostly, believe in your heart’s purpose.

We are made to be joyful expressions of the power of life. Live like the sea, in vast abundance!


Chart Your Course With Happy


Which direction are you headed?

Life, much like sailing needs a “True North” or direction our compass is headed towards. Then, like a good sailor, tap your inner guidance to be aware of the changing seas, winds and keep the ship up to par to handle anything that comes along your journey. When the winds cease to blow, you must know when to relax and have patience for better sailing conditions and to also allow your course to change along the way, trusting in the magnetic pull of where you are headed, that the twists and turns along the way will only enliven the adventure!

What is your True North? Do you know the dreams of your heart? Are you living them? Is your career encompassing all of your passions and bringing you the utmost of success being happiness?

Finding your path can be quite a journey in itself and in my own experience, I’ve found that the heart dreams much bigger than my mind could even conceive! If you’re not fully happy in your life or career, maybe your True North needs a priority/direction change to center towards greater joy. It may even be different than it used to be, since life is constant evolution, passion changes as we grow.

“There’s a perfect shot out there tryin’ to find each and every one of us… All we got to do is get ourselves out of its way, to let it choose us.” – Bagger Vance

Personally, moving towards next levels of happiness, “how” that happens is none of my business. Following the next indicated step in any given day is most important no matter what. Taking chances, trying something new, leaping through fears and doing at least one thing every day that makes you come alive or stirs your soul to bliss is key to letting the path unfold for your heart’s purpose to unfold.

One of the #1 ways to elevate joy is to help others find their happiness! A life that involves doing what you love and lighting the way for others is one of the greatest ways to make a difference in this Planet Ocean.

Lots of love & aloha from the sea!


The importance of living your dream even when it doesn’t make sense


Life always gives us exactly what we need. If you would have asked me a couple years ago if I would pack up my dream life in Hawaii and head to the mainland again, I would have thought you were nuts! Well, maybe having a second home on the West Coast one day, but selling everything and re-starting up a life there – no way. Then again, if you would have asked me 18 years ago if I would have personal experiences with wild whales and dolphins and have started up my own company I also would have thought that was inconceivable! Even a few years later after saying, “no” to a management position in the life of society’s norm, with a home, car and steady paycheck flying to Hawaii with a backpack, bikini, surfboard and zero master plan – I still had no idea what was in store. All I knew at that time was that my heart wanted more. I wanted more than a job and a car and a paycheck – I’d been around a few blocks & had all those things but wasn’t fulfilled. I spent most of my teen years looking for happiness in all the wrong places, the material world, and crashed and burned time and again.

So I took a chance on my heart and eventually settled into a life better than I could ever dream! I think of Hawaii a little like Never Never Land, a playground type of place where dreams can come true. Sure, it’s not for everyone, but it was for me and opened up some massive heart opening transformation and lessons I’ve learned from the real masters of living – dolphins and whales.

A few years went by and I settled into that dream island life, thinking I would never leave. Fast forward to a year ago, when I had the intuitional download to pack it up and leave (again, without a master plan). Let me tell you, leaving Hawaii and my dolphin family to go to the land of corporate concrete jungles is a lot harder than the other way around. Nonetheless, although I still have fears and loads of ideas, I know one thing for sure and that is that my intuition never lies. So why on earth would I do this, you may be wondering and in fact recently got asked this again the other day. Well, most likely a lot of reasons still to be seen, however what I do know is that my heart wanted more. I wanted to be able to share in a bigger way what I’ve experienced and learned with more women who are stuck and struggling in stressful lives. Some pretty rad experiences have already come out of leaving that I never would have expected. The landlords of the home I had rented for over a decade sold it to the perfect people, I was able to be present for family situations that needed attention, and I had an opportunity to take time to recover from some pretty big life decisions and really be ready to open up and expand into more newness. Life and it’s many left turns!

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What is the leap that you’ve been wanting to take in your life or business, but are still holding back out of some type of fear or belief that you can’t right now or maybe not ever?

Are you stuck believing that what your life looks like right now is just “reality” that you have to conform to accept?

You can have a new reality and be living a life that YOU want to live in every way! 

It happened to me and I’ve witnessed the transformation in countless other women. It involves facing fears, old stories and letting go of people, places and things that are holding you back from real happiness – that temporary uncomfort is worth a lifetime of freedom!

At a certain point in the lives of every human, we face broken hearts, illness, disease or failure of some sort. With addiction, divorce, therapy and anti-depressants on the rise, it is time to discover a new way to live – one that’s both of service to the world and where we are genuinely happy.

The ocean is our biggest teacher in transformation and living an authentic life. The waves wash away all that stress and “land stuff”, the ocean is known for healing properties, there is nothing we need to gain to create prosperity.

The simple fact is what we need to clear away. Let your heart awaken to magnificence and tap back into the magic and flow of life. Where & how we are “be-ing” in life is key to what we actually experience.  Your inner state of freedom, joy and bliss will naturally attract more of that to you and help you each actualize your unique talents into the world in a bigger way creating waves of change!

By reconnecting to your passion & purpose, your life will expand!


We serve the world in bigger ways when we are true to our hearts and can help others shine brighter as well ~ Always swim towards the light, and if your heart isn’t lit up, then maybe it’s time to start!

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Lots of love & sea sparkles!