What’s the Point?
Before relocating to Phoenix in 2010, I was a multiple Georgie Award winning Realtor in my hometown of Vancouver, BC. After moving to Phoenix, I had to reinvent myself and discovered mobile phone app development, children’s book publishing and have recently ventured into the world of non-fiction by writing my first adult book, Safe Souls: Transforming Relationships & Businesses Through the Power of Kind, Clean & Clear Communication, due out in August 2016. It expands on the content from my Safe Souls business workshops and my Editor’s Choice Award winning contribution to Jack Canfield’s latest best-selling book, The Soul of Success Volume 1: The World’s Leading Entrepreneurs & Professionals Reveal Their Core Strategies for Getting to the Heart of Health, Wealth & Success. For recreation and play, I love sports, adventure, and travel. Summiting Africa’s two highest peaks—Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Kenya—were dreams I realized in 2008 and 2011 respectively. I’ve also trekked to Mount Everest Base Camp in the Himalayas, through the Salcantay and Inca Trails in the Andes, and in the summer of 2017, I will be embarking on a 500-mile pilgrimage from Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port, France to Santiago, Spain, called the Camino Frances. A little faster in pace, my love of motorbikes, endurance sports and philanthropy led me to co-create the “Answer for Cancer Tour” during which I rode my CBR600 sport bike 45 states and 7 provinces in 55 days, helped raise $500K for the cause and spread the message of cancer prevention strategies through events, print media and live radio and TV interviews. Both my parents are survivors, so it was a cause close to my heart. When I’m not working or playing, I give back by supporting organizations that advance prosperity and healing. I co-founded the “We’re Making it Our Beeswax” program in Zambia where we taught village women how to make and sell beeswax candles. This enabled them to provide for themselves and their families. Closer to home, my love of animals and people led me to volunteer at Hunkapi Horses, where I assisted ADD/ADHD kids and taught them about riding and horsemanship. Horseback riding, yoga and alpine skiing are also high on my favorite-things-to-do list. I’m excited about the next half of life and endeavor to create an epic journey of spiritual, emotional, entrepreneurial, and physical discovery. I live with my husband, Ken, and our sweet 15-year-old Whippet, Parker, our little 5-year-old rescue Rat Terrier/Chihuahua mix, Milo and her new baby “sister,” Tessa, another Terrier/Chihuahua mix. Love, Lori xo