Category Archives: Soul Awakening

The Lost Art of Femininity


Do you notice any stigma around the term, “femininity?”

Dive in to watch my latest video HERE.

I’m hosting a free call this Thursday on the Lost Art of Femininity. This is a topic I’m super passionate about and can’t wait to share more, especially how the message of the mermaid ties in!

Truly, it seems as though empowered women are sorely needed in the world today. More and more women are stepping up into leadership roles & careers to create change, yet the feminine aspect is still lacking in this masculine competitive and goal driven society.

Women are the life givers and change makers that much like mother ocean can truly influence the world in a big way. When one women awakens her spirit, she gives others the freedom to step up as well.

It’s time to ditch the status quo about what being a successful women is, time to quit “do”ing and begin “be”ing more to create greater impact, have our voices be heard and make a real difference. Time to create a new ideal about what it means to be a woman in leadership, be taken seriously as the beautiful goddess we are.

The essence of the mermaid is symbolic as an icon of Divine Femininity, tapped into the rhythm and flow of life, beautiful and alluring. She is calling to you to awaken your spirit and embody what it means to be a woman.

Let’s create a new wave of role models for the next generation to be intelligent, beautiful and empowered, unafraid of sharing their voice and leaving an imprint in the world. Being a women is not weak, emotional, indulgent or sensitive – Being a woman is in fact powerful in every way and your voice is needed.

Join in this supercharged conversation by dialing into my free call this Thursday! Register HERE and gain access to listen in live or receive the recording by email.

Make Way For Your Grandest Dreams!

Ladies, how often do you feel burnt out in planning your work or home life, maybe even reading all those How-To’s?

Is time spent in nature, meditation, or spa days a part of your lifestyle or are those saved up luxuries for when you have more _________?

Do you add that style, flair & sparkle to your day by dressing up just for the fun of it?

Do you feel heart sing with everyday adventures?

Are you full of joy, peace & freedom to do what you want whether you are at work, alone or with family & friends?

Life certainly has its ups and downs, pain and darkness, yet there is a light within us full of infinite abundance waiting to be tapped. Much like the sea, our hearts hold all the magic, beauty and answers of life’s greatest happiness!

We all want to feel beautiful, amazing, loved and have the ability to inspire others along the way ~ for after all life is meant to be lived in it’s absolute fullest expression! 

Awakening your mermaid soul is like tapping the goldmine of life within! Living your brilliance is possible no matter where you live or what you presently do. Every moment is a moment to begin anew.

Hear how the message of the ocean will empower your life to awaken your soul to create the life of your dreams! Join me Saturday, August 8th at the legendary Valley Ho resort in Old Town Scottsdale, AZ. Pre-register for $45 ~

Get all the de’tails and grab your seat HERE! 

I’m so looking forward to talking dreams with you in person!


Live Your Dreams Workshop


“One day she noticed something new in her reflection. Something that had a light all its own.” ~ Anonymous

It’s so easy to feel dried out in the stress & hustle of life on land. I’m pretty sure the whole world can use an entire dip in the sea to tap back into the magic & possibility – where dreams come true! For that reason, I’ve specifically created a workshop that I’ll be traveling with to inspire and connect women to dream living no matter what present circumstance.

For all the Wild Wild West ladies living in the desert town of Scottsdale AZ, are you feeling thirsty for some serious ocean inspiration? I’ll be passing through the area Saturday, August 8th & launching my NEW live workshop, Live Your Dreams! 

Do you long for deeper connection to your spirit in the midst of business & daily routine?

Are you ready to quit floundering around & make your dreams reality by tapping into the magic of life?

Join me & an intimate gathering of other women diving into messages of the sea while sharing transformational experience.

Awaken your mermaid soul to greater joy, freedom & brilliance no matter your present circumstance!

We’ll be launching Fish Out of Water on Saturday, August 8th at the legendary Valley Ho resort in Old Town Scottsdale. Be there or be square! Register at the link below. oO

Get all the de’tails for this live workshop and claim your spot HERE! 

Did I mention I can’t wait to meet you all in person and talk dreams!?

Until then, keep sparkling & get dreamin!! oOoOoOoOOo


Time to Blossom!


Can you believe we are already halfway through summertime!? It’s simply amazing how fast time flies and how important it is to “be here now” and live every moment fully! Expanding on our last newsletter, this is so much easier to do when life is flowing and going the way we want it to, but to be in each moment in times of patiently waiting our dreams to expand.. that takes courage and diligence.

When we look past circumstance, past our bodies and past our minds, and enter the realm of our heart space, that fourth dimension – the land of magic, miracles and dreams we begin to truly awaken to life at it’s fullest. Our hearts contain every answer we need to expand into the next level of growth. The elusive “how” is never our business, our job is to clear away the nonsense and just be still. That’s when we receive that intuitive clarity for our next steps.

I’m so excited to share with you our new podcast featuring empowered women who are making a splash in the world! This will be an interview series combining strong women and the powers of the ocean, heart and spirit. My colleague, Kristy Ayala is premiering with our latest “inspiration station” call all about living inspired. If you missed joining in to listen live, you can now download or listen in HERE!

Stay tuned for more inspiration to come and always remember to ignite your light within no matter where you find yourself. Just like the ocean washes away what no longer serves you, the powers that live within your very heart do the same.

Remember “who” you are and dive into the magic of life!

“Just when the caterpillar thought her life was over… she began to fly.” ~ English Proverb

Sea Sparkles & Aloha,


You CAN have it all with extra to give away!


Close your eyes and take a deep breath. Breathe a little more and let your body relax. Now what is your #1 dream you would absolutely love to be, have or experience in this lifetime? If you’re not sure, then just think of what brings you joy or where if money were no object you would do in a heartbeat! 

Now, let yourself dream even further, expand into the possibilities of a world without limitations, & notice what it looks like. Coming back to your present circumstances – aka your current “reality”.. . what’s stopping you from achieving that dream or dreams?

Stories and belief systems from family, friends, society and employment tend to morph into our own lives if we are not diligent with awareness to let them go. The Universe, Life Force, Creator or God, however you choose to call it has no limits on joy. The world is meant to be our playground when we are aligned with using our unique gifts as service to others.

How are you limiting yourself and blocking inspiration??

The human world is full of trauma and heartache, love and loss. In many countries like India, death and birth are in full view everywhere you look. In America, people are riddled with guilt and shame, hiding pain behind false smiles and tortured souls behind robotic lives. Do you remember the last time you felt alive, full of enthusiasm, joy and prosperity of all forms?

Life is meant to be lived, folks in every possible way!

When you are living a life, day and night from the core of joy, then everyone benefits. Vacations become places to add more joy to an already happy life rather than a place of escape. This is what your NEW “reality” can look like!

The ocean is a wealth of infinite life, change and possibility which mirrors back to us our true home. The mermaid is an awakened soul fully tapped into the magic of life on every level!
If living more of your dreams is sounding good to you, but you are not sure the “how” to get to where you want to be.. . don’t worry! The “how” is none of your business. Join myself and colleague, Kristy Ayala on our new call (it’s free to register) coming up June 30th at 5:30 pm and listen in as we dive into a super charged & fun discussion on how to Live Inspired! Just by registering you’ll receive 1 free gift from each of us and also a free audio download of the call!

Ocean blessings and hope to sea you on the call!

What is YOUR definition of an inspired life?


The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” –Mark Twain

From personal lives to professional careers and day to day living, inspiration is a gold mine for creating a more happier and abundant life!

My friend, colleague & fellow dream inspirer, Kristy Ayala & I will be diving into a supercharged fun conversational Tele Call on June 30th at 5:30 pm Pacific Time.

JOIN US on this free call where we will be discussing many of the important questions and answers that go along with living an inspired life!

  • Experience more joy in your life & career.
  • Learn how to grow with your business.
  • Stay connected & inspired through all life’s left turns.
  • & Much more!

We will be answering real questions and sharing sparkly gems of our own life experience to inspire you on your path of dream living. We’re going to have some serious FUN!

“People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing.  That’s why we recommend it daily.” –Zig Ziglar

Catch the waves of inspiration and even if you won’t be able to listen in live, you will receive a free recording. Sea you there!


Life is for Living, Love is for Giving*


“No water, no life. No blue, no green.” – Sylvia Earle

Let’s celebrate the sea – It’s World Ocean’s Day, but let’s make it everyday! oOoOoOoOo

Water, water, water! Where would we be without water? Dehydrated, shriveled up and dried out! The same is true for our spirits – where would we be without our hearts and spiritual well being? Stressed, struggling, sick and tired. 

The ocean as a life source reconnects us back into who we really are, that place within where magic, dreams and miracles begin. A place of joy, abundance, bliss and prosperity. The elusive “HOW” to get here is done with a simple decision. Decide to make spirit priority over your present circumstance and that will unlock the pathway to your dreams! Come hell or high water your heart must come first. This is the greatest challenge of all and one in which separates the dreamers from the dream livers.

In life there are two paths that come as a fork in the road. Staying on the path you are may remain in stuck, stress and struggle – aka steam rolled by life. Verging or merging to the next path will involve facing fears, challenges, bumps and windy diversions, but if you stay steady and continue focusing on, the light will shine brightly like the treasure under the rainbow at the end of the road.

Awaken Your Inner Siren & The World Is Your Oyster! 

If you choose the path of dream living and are ready to expand to your next level and would like support to stay accountable, gain clarity and discover the grandest dreams of your heart to create a lifestyle and career you love, find out how you can work with me HERE!  

For the month of June, we are offering a special bonus for any coaching package purchased, you will receive a FREE guided meditation to visualize your dreams to life by tapping into the power of the sea! Book an Ocean Power Hour in the month of June and you will automatically receive the bonus meditation audio download to launch you into your brilliance!

Look forward to swimming your dreams to life on land!



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!


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!

Continue reading