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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.


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!


Align With the Divine


What do you want in lifestyle and career, and how will you align with the Divine to create your destined bliss?

If you’re not fully in love with all of your life, then you’re not fully living! Why suffer from any debilitating thoughts or emotions of anger, fear or sadness when you can set your spirit free and be truly happy, living a life of fun and doing all that you want while inspiring others! Anything is truly possible.  One of the best parts of my job is not only doing what I love, but also waking women up to a life that’s fun and freeing, swimming out of that limited logic land and encounter a deep ocean of abundance that is infinitely more satisfying than anything you could dream up yourself!

Remember, just like the whale’s unique fluke print, there is no other one quite like you! So dive in and turn your dreams into a reality today!

Some peeps say you just can’t have it all and although it’s true that you can only be in one place at a time there is always room to experience so much more.

I say, Why not have it all?!

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Happy Hallows Eve!


Happy Hallows Eve from Under the Sea!

This is such a perfect time to truly embrace life – both the shadows and the light.

“The darker the night, the brighter the stars.” Fyodor Dostoyevsky

We are moving into Holiday Season and each moment is an opportunity to celebrate the dead while dreaming into who you want to become.

How will you tap into the magic of life and your own superpower this season? Innovate with the powers of creativity and fun through costuming and expand into the possibilities of your Brilliance!

“You used to be much more…’Muchier’. You’ve lost your muchness.” – The Mad Hatter to Alice in Alice in Wonderland

Have you lost your muchness?

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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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Dance Your Dreams to Success


Dance is one of the best ways to express your heart and soul, and have fun ~ besides swimming with dolphins of course! Being an entrepreneur is also a dance.  The key is to live from our hearts and let our logical mind take a back seat.  In dance, it’s passion that fuels the performance.  You can be a great dancer, but without passion you’ll never really create that shazaam impact.

The same can be said in life and your career.  When you’re first learning to dance, you have to think about the steps and rhythm, feeling somewhat robotic maybe even making mistakes.  Then somehow you tap into the rhythm and the dance dances you.  This is the magic space, where you really stand out and shine. In surfing it’s known as the sweet spot, when you come one with your board and glide the slide of the wave.

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Live, Love & Laugh


In life, I’ve found that there is always something we can learn in any situation.  The key is to be honest, open minded, and willing to see it! There are two sides to every coin and as Napoleon Hill states, “Every adversity carries within it the seed of an equivalent or greater benefit.”

Being willing to face and let go of what no longer serves us or change and grow to the next level, doesn’t mean we have to like it, but it does mean we’ve made the decision to see something in a NEW way.  This always takes courage.  In my own experience, it’s so much easier to focus on the negative aspects.  The positive aspects take work! Take a look for yourself and see how keen you are to be centered on positivity, success, and happiness all the time? Ask yourself how much time you spend seeing the good in life, others, and especially within yourself?

Complaining, worry, and fear can somehow become comfortable and seem to be the “norm” in the world. To “want” to be successful, and taking the road to your happy destiny, now that takes true courage and perseverance.

“Do not follow where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Les Baleines!


“Without commitment the Universe cannot bring forth the events we need to realize our dreams.” – Debbie Ford

I recently returned from French Polynesia where I guided Ashlee, a local artist and massage therapist from Hawaii, to swim with the South Pacific Humpback Whales! I’ve been journeying to the South Pacific for the last 6 years to witness and share the breathtaking beauty of being in the ocean with wild whales. This had been a dream of Ashlee’s for a very long time and it was such a pleasure to see her experience some truly epic encounters with the whales!

On our first day on the boat, we were greeted by an over zealous baby whale! This baby was so playful and loved a game of chase! He was not shy at all and really enjoyed swimming around us, even got some fin-to-fin action! Swimming back to the boat, he would follow us, eager for more playtime! We also came across a whale who was singing his little heart out about 40 feet under us while we floated on the surface, feeling the sound vibrations echo in the sea all around us.  We also met two whales who gracefully swam back and forth with us as an underwater dance. This was so special and we felt so lucky to be with these two whales by ourselves and no other boats around!

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