about me

Motivational speaker wanted?

Hire me, an entertaining and engaging speaker for your group or event. Message me here, on Facebook or email jonna198@hotmail.com.

I speak about

  • Finding Love. Somewhere out there are groups of men wondering where all the good women are. Learn how to attract that special someone no mater who you are.
  • Living with Depression, Anger and Anxiety. If you’re not depressed or angry, then what the hell is wrong with you?
  • Energetic Healing. Raised at the knee of two generations of Wise Women, how I learned to observe, intuit and heal.
  • The Magic of Touch.  Psychologists are calling it “skin hunger”, YIKES! Make sure you and your loved ones get regular cuddles.
  • Woodstock, 50 Years Later. Where is that dream now and what happened to the Peace and Love?

I am presently booking speaking engagements for the 50th Anniversary of Woodstock.

And now something about me.

I’m half Greek, half Native American French Metis from Lowell, Massachusetts. My father was a union leader in the textile mills before WWII and my Godmother was a syndicated writer and gossip columnist for the Lowell Sun for seventy-something years. Lowell was a great place to grow up, full of history and diversity. We were near enough to Boston, a short ride to Hampton Beach and we had the Commodore Ballroom where some of the greatest bands in history made music that rocked the world.

The chance to be among the first women to work in the field of broadcast engineering was an opportunity that couldn’t be passed up. WSMW, TV-27 in Worcester, MA gave me my chance and then on to the major markets of  Boston and the Miami/Ft Lauderdale area. What I can tell you about TV is from the inside out!

After about eight years of attending classes at community colleges (and a myriad of seminars) I finally chose a major. I graduated Sigma Theta Tau from Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, FL.

I moved to Kernersville, North Carolina in 1995 to raise my daughter in a quiet little town and I could not be more proud of the woman she is today.

I once had a large reputation as a bead artist, past president of the Winston-Salem Bead Society and I taught classes continuously for nine years in the art of bead weaving. I won many awards for my work and it has been published all over the world… then the cataracts happened and I had to give it up, start over and redirect my focus.

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I wrote a first book and a publisher found it.

I have stories, like meeting the greatest of the beat authors, Jack Kerouac. I’ve been the guest of Bill Cosby for an evening of jazz (no weirdness involved) and my many talks with Presidential candidate, Mike Dukakis. I have lived in Australia, island hopped the Caribbean and traveled on four continents.

From all my careers and travels I can tell you one thing, nothing matters more than kindness, love and a sincere touch.

Mine has been a life full of luck and synchronicity during the best possible time and in fabulous places. Sure I’m getting older but as Sinatra sang, “The best is yet to come…”

                                                                                             Jonna

 

Puffed Hoop Earrings photo, courtesy of Bead & Button Magazine.´