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Earth Day Everyday! ooOoOoooo


Happy Earth Day, or as we mermaids like to call it – Planet Ocean Day!

Wouldn’t it be great if we all lived in harmony with our beautiful planet everyday? It’s an ideal worth growing towards and certainly the dolphins and whales can be our greatest teachers in restoring value within ourselves and outwards towards others.

Remember that when you are happy and free, the world benefits!

Something I still see so much in the world is people who are set in robot autopilot, just going through the motions to get through each day. In life there can be settling and there can also be trials that must be gone through to get to the other side of where you want to go. The only way to really know where you are is to ask yourself.

“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.” – Steve Jobs

“The biggest human temptation is to settle for too little.” – Thomas Merton

Some great questions to ask yourself are:

What do you love?

What brings you the greatest joy?

What sets your heart afire?

When do you find yourself feeling free or where time stands still?

What do you believe in?

What are you passionate about changing in the world?

“Every day, people settle for less than they deserve. They are only partially living or at best living a partial life. Every human being has the potential for greatness.” Bo Bennett

One of my greatest passions is creating space for women to reawaken the inspiration that is often blocked as a result of ‘always-on’ living.  This is the core of all our packages, whether retreats,events or consulting. Here at Dana Mermaid we believe in changing the world by reconnecting women to their genius through the calling of the ocean.

Have a fintastical weekend and I hope you do something each day that makes your heart sing with happiness!


Spring Has Sprung!


Spring has sprung & it’s officially the season of blooming. What new dreams or visions will you be leaping into to make real in your everyday life?

The ocean is our best teacher when it comes to change and going with the flow, as no two moments are ever the same. This is true within our own lives on land as well. The challenge is that with land, change is much harder to notice in the moments that pass us by.

Like flowers blooming, we must continually grow into the new ideals our hearts have in store. A never ending job this out with the old and in with the gold!*  As the seasons change, so must we!

What new is waiting for YOU? There is so much good in the flow of life and it’s essential to tap into willingness to shed the old versions of ourselves as we continuously grow into the infinite good awaiting us!

Awaken the beautiful pearl within – that source where you are perfect and radiant with all the joy and bliss you need! Like a treasure hunt it must be uncovered to illuminate as you grow.

The mermaid is symbolic to every woman embracing a full life; fun feminine & free empowered by the sea as a vessel to transformation.

“Someone told me there’s a girl out there with love in her eyes and flowers in her hair.” – Led Zeppelin

This Spring I want to offer you a place to dive in and be supported to create a life that makes your heart sing!

I’ve opened up three spaces for the Ocean Power Hour which includes a full hour via Skype or phone to really dive into your hearts’ calling by creating both a lifestyle & career ideal with impact! This also includes a fun mermaid reading and every women I’ve worked with has left empowered with their unique talents to branch into their next level of work with greater passion & purpose.

Email us to book your Ocean Power Hour session today!

“In less than an hour, I came out with new focus for my business, something I have been trying to put my finger on for months and just haven’t been able to pull together until now.” Jennifer Nassi, www.jennifernassi.com

Stay Sparkly!


Fall in love with life

Quit your job, book a trip, take a chance and above all fall in love with life so life can fully and completely love you back. In this day and age, we are in a society where it’s becoming a necessity to step up and put joy first. Over two thirds of Americans are prescribed anti-depressants, divorce rates are increasing, and therapists have one of the highest job securities on the market. Why is this? With social standards that teach goals and productivity, and material gain for value, happiness slowly slides away and is replaced by status. With the zillion “How to’s” out there, it becomes hard for entrepreneurs to decipher the way to sustain happiness while building a career. There is no “How to” when it comes to happiness and there is ultimately nothing you need to be set free to live the life of your dreams. You have everything you need within. Like a beautiful high grade Tahitian pearl, your heart is unique and pure and knows everything you need to be happy. One of the best decisions I ever made was 14 years ago after everything I owned was stolen, my friend bought me a backpack and I purchased a bikini and a round trip ticket to Hawaii. With dolphin dreams and a desire to be free I stayed and used the return flight a year later for vacation. I had no way of knowing what transformative and amazing adventures lay before me, yet I knew that it was the one thing that felt completely and totally right. I have no idea what chapters are yet to come, but I do know that my core mission is to carry the lessons I’ve learned and experienced to shine out into the world and inspire others. Part of the beauty lies in knowing that inner joy and freedom is carried with me no matter where I go.

“Being happy never goes out of style.” – Lilly Pulitzer

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Remember who YOU are


In order to have relationships, we must first empty our minds to become teachable.  In guiding women or kids on retreats into the sea, I always encourage respect and openness to learn as we are entering a new and magical world.  Much like the sea, if we embody this teaching in our lives on land with each other and with ourselves, the journey into the heart can become a new and fun adventure.  I recently completed a heel challenge where I got to wear heels every day for a week no matter where I was going – it was actually quite fun! I was interested to see the different remarks from people I shared this with.  To me, life under the sea or on land can be an ultimate playground – life is meant to be fun filled and shared with others.  I no longer seek validation or approval from others and dressing up is simply that – for fun! This freedom is all encompassing and a large part of what happens for women on our retreats.  So, when many people where stricken with horror at the thought of my wearing heels, I didn’t take notice for myself – however I did think of children playing dress up.  For example, if adults told children to never wear heels and expressed the pain of doing so,  then what would have once been a fun playtime idea would now become tainted with their negative opinions.  Sadly this happens way too much in this world and children grow up with limiting stories and fears that end up blocking happiness.  Of course, I also received comments of pure stoke and joy to celebrate my venture for what it was as being a new and fun adventure. Now that, my friends is awesome!! Can you just imagine how great this world would be and how amazing you would feel if everyone celebrated each other without judging or tearing each other down out of their limiting fears?  Oh my mermaid goodness, that is precisely a very large part of our mermaid mission! So here’s a mermaid tip from me, the sea and the dolphins swimming all the way to you –

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It’s sum-sum-summertime!! And that means fun, joy, play, and laughter! Time to play mermaids or lounge by the pool and soak up some sun kissed rays, blow bubbles at the beach or in traffic, have dance parties, spa days, create vision boards, paint, spin with dolphins, do cartwheels, climb trees, and plain and simple add smiles to the day!

“I never did a days work in my life. It was all fun.” – Thomas A. Edison

As entrepreneurs and businesswomen (including mermaidpreneurs), there are levels of responsibility that must be upheld, and what better way to complete your errands than by adding fun!? How can you pizazz up your day to include more fun and play?

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