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The End/A New Beginning

Well here I am posting a final finale post. I wasn’t sure what my next steps were to be when I last wrote, so I shelved decisions on this site for awhile until clarity came. I closed my company a few years ago which was one of the hardest things I’ve had to do. I left my site up because I still had lingering thoughts that I might one day continue pursuing my dream of publishing my story and merging this site into an author site. Sharing the journey of transformation through time in the sea, the dolphins, whales and mermaid experience. With the last few years bounty of personal tragedy & life’s vicissitudes to face and walk through (which really has sucked the life outta me to be honest). I needed to take space to see whether that dream was over and not something that could be rejuvenated or archived into a new direction. Also to be sure this is a clean decision from my heart & not giving up from adversity. Some decisions I’ve had to make quickly and some have needed the shelving process. It’s important for me to clear away from that mental and emotional maze to get an intuitive answer. It’s a tough call when you love something so much, put your entire heart and soul, passion and purpose into it and see the how the experience benefits others lives — to let it completely go. This seems silly but this site energetically speaking feels like the final thread. Of course the chapter will live on in my heart and memories, but if you are an artist or a dreamer — you get it. I remember when this site/rebrand was completed I felt like I had birthed a baby into the world. ( I did always want to be a mom, I just got to be a mer mom for my business!) Of course every new site and business growth felt amazing but this by far was the grandest upgrade at the time.

The evolution of bringing my message into the world taught and grew me in so many ways. I think having taken the steps of letting go & leaving behind my life in hawaii 5 years ago to level up to speak and publish my story was a leap of faith like no other. It didn’t end up working out that way mostly because it wasn’t supposed to. I kept the biz alive a few more years but really it just ran its course. Shortly after making that leap/move my dad found out he had his first brain tumor. I’m so grateful for the time I’ve been able to be present for him. I’m also beyond grateful he got to travel with me on some of my trips to Tahiti and Bahamas and experience a swim with wild dolphins. Life is such a crazy wild trip! The last 4 years have been a series of surgeries for him which he has fought and won every battle despite the odds and other adversities that came up. In midst of it all my parents divorced after a longterm marriage which has certainly been a navigation process of its own in dealing with for all involved. Meanwhile I struggled with chronic pain for the last 3 years that reached a new level 1 1/2 years ago when I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia & has radically changed my life. Let’s face it this fish is fried! (Ha mermaid humor) Being a human can be knarly!!

Somehow it feels as though there are ribbons of destiny woven through this whole process — even though there’s so much pain in life I still don’t understand, at times it seems to be a necessary part of the human experience and whatever our unique paths are. Especially as change is truly the only constant in life. One thing the ocean is a wonderful teacher in is showing how nothing ever stays the same. We are constantly growing, evolving, shedding the old — and attachment is what keeps us stuck. The energy must be kept moving. (Well sometimes when storms knock you down you gotta heal – but even healing is movement whether we see it or not).

I hesitated posting on here again, but feels right to have this closure. Basically the cool part about not knowing the answer to something is that if you shelve it eventually the guidance comes. Took a couple years for this one (but the grand slams of a few solid life whammies certainly slowed my game down so to speak!) Recently I’ve been thinking how my site left up is sort of like an open casket funeral! So basically it’s gotten crystal clear that it’s time to delete my site and to be honest I don’t really want to publish my book on that chapter. Who knows maybe I will publish something one day – or maybe not.. either way — all good. I definitely don’t want another website like I had thought & the idea of closing it down sounds incredibly freeing. My domain’s set to run another couple weeks so rather than deleting it all, I’ll let it run it’s course and disappear off into the ethers of life ~ let it go ~ Gone Like the Wind ~~~~ It can live on in the dreamworld it’s meant to ~ because the reality is that this chapter was truly a dream life which is so beyond amazing and I hope for those whose lives it touched they will remember that anything is possible.

Dreams you can’t even imagine will take form and lift you into a life beyond the “reality” you know. Inspiring others to know this is still my passion and I’m looking forward to seeing how that manifests anew.

For now my focus still is on being present and healing, but I’m also excited for a new dream and new life and how all these experiences from the last chapter served a grander purpose than I’ll ever probably know and how it has set the base for my next adventure ~ If my heart has its way it will be somewhere by the sea wild and free!

Much aloha to you all on these high seas of life. Carry on and tally ho!


Sailing on


When you know, you know.  What a crazy, wild ride this journey of life is! If you’ve been following along my journey – first of all, thank you! Secondly, you’ll know that I let things with Dana Mermaid rest awhile as I took time to decide what direction I wanted to move into. My heart had grown tired of a lot of what I was doing.  I was still passionate about a message of inspiring women to reconnect to their brilliance & live their dreams through the calling of the ocean. I held a vision to leave behind retreats, write a book, start speaking more and hold custom events.

Although my passion is still very much alive, it recently became crystal clear to me that I’m done with what was and did all I could with my company. With all my heart and soul I was able to inspire families, kids and women to pursue a life and work that made their hearts sing! This along with the experiences I’ve had is more than enough to know that I left my mark (or “fluke print” in whale lingo) and it has all been worthwhile.

For now, I’ll be keeping my website up and still using social media under Dana mermaid until I decide my next steps. I may even still keep up with the occasional blog post. We shall see! This company is complete, but I am still very much alive and have great hope to continue sharing the inspirational experiences in a new way.

My heart is grateful and I’m looking forward to seeing what new creations the future holds.


Just Breathe



Isn’t this the truth plan and simple? Realistically not easy in any way. There’s always such a process to everything in life. Knowledge is nice, awareness opens the door and then there’s the messy and uncomfortable journey through experience to get to the other side of realization. What am I talking about, you ask? Well, I’m not even sure really.. just sort of free writing at the moment as my intuition is guiding me back into writing. Where it will lead I have no idea. Unedited, messy, free flow, with run on sentences galore!!

There’s so many rules in life and business.. rules that lead to getting something or pleasing someone and you just can’t do that and be happy.  So here’s the deal. Fear… that lovely yet cringe worthy word that we all have, know and experience at some point or for many of us at all points of life. And yet it comes out in different ways for each of us. I’ve taken countless people of all walks of life into the open ocean to face their fears of the sea and what’s in it. For me, I’m more comfortable in the ocean than on land so I don’t relate to their fears in that sense.. but I do understand and know what fear is like. For me land sharks (humans) are to be more feared that real sharks in the sea. Let’s face it people can be selfish and mean no matter where you turn. Yet, if you look carefully (sometimes it takes effort) and keep putting good out, you will find the good because the Universe and all of us are inherently good. But I digress.. the ultimate of all fears are those voices in our heads that come out in fear of what people think, need for status, attention, security all stemming from a zillion catrillion old ideas that become this system of how we base our lives. No wonder so many people are unhappy and stuck in routine robotic lives where their souls are suffering dreaming of dreams that seemingly died long ago.. .

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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.

Dreams Are Like Baking


I love baking! Especially yummy heart shaped desserts! In following a recipe, it’s always necessary to do just that.. follow the recipe. Sometimes you can add in different things or replace others to add your unique flair and eventually you find something that works or else it doesn’t and then you go back to start from scratch with the original. Usually good recipes turn out better when they are followed.

I find this to be just as true for our dreams. We all have our own recipe inside of us to lead us towards living our dream. The basic ingredients usually include passion, purpose, love and joy. First you must decide to start, then gradually mix in those ingredients into your life. Everyday find ways to fuel your fire where you are inspiring someone else, living from your heart and doing what makes your heart sing. Mix that up and then get baked! This is when we are literally getting cooked by life, surrendering all of us to the Divine Plan for our lives that will lead us to more joy, more prosperity, more peace, more service, and more bliss! The key is not to be undercooked.. and definitely not to be overcooked.

This is where surrender comes in and really allowing the Universe to do what it does best… live us! It’s bound to be uncomfortable with emotions and fears coming up right and left, but if you stay steady and trust the process, keep your focus on the finished recipe = your dream and the best version of YOU, then you’ll be fine!

Next is where intuition comes in.. trusting yourself. When are are cleared out of expectation or fears and fully trusting the Universe, knowing the good that’s coming because you’ve committed to the recipe within your heart’s desire, then you will know when the time to move forward and out of the fire. This is when the world gets to enjoy you in your most expressed version, including you!

Wherever you are in your own dream living path; whether pondering your heart’s calling, deciding to commit to your heart no matter what, moving forward in mixing those delicious ingredients of passion, purpose, love & joy into your life, or if you are in the fire and baking… just remember that this world is designed for YOU to live fully in every way and is on your side.

Letting go of who you thought you were is essential and opening up to blossom into who you are meant to be is key. The world is ready for you! The buzzer goes off and it’s time to get livin!



Awaken the Aloha Within


“We experience who we really are, and what it is we’re meant to do, in any moment when we pour our love into the universe.” – Marianne Williamson

If you find yourself losing energy to fulfill your mission, spread across the board in overwhelm then consider how you’ve disconnected. When we are too much in our heads, we lose the balance in life. Just as when we are too much on land and forget about the ocean, which sustains life on land. There’s no words to describe the empowerment of reconnecting the the sea, our ultimate life source, which taps us back into our own hearts and intuitive knowing that guides our true path and purpose.

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