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My Bio

I got married for the first time at 41 and met my husband on and he moved me to Colorado Springs where I finished my Bachelor degree in Human Resource Management at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. Then I got my license in Esthetics where I owned a day spa in Colorado Springs for 8 years. Before we moved to Dallas (my hometown), I received my certification in personal training from the National Personal Training Institute.

Coming back to Dallas, I began my studies at TWU for my MBA finishing this month and also received my CNA (Certified Nurses Assistant). When I was young, I was a horrible student due to the abuse in my young life. Some moments were great when I left home in the summer to go to youth camp which were my best memories. My greatest accomplishments would be that I overcame my fear of failure, rejection and math weakness and enrolled myself into Sylvan Learning Center as an adult to relearn math skills. After I married, my husband told me I could do whatever I wanted to and so I went back to school and received my degrees. I love learning and I love teaching what I learn to other people. I’m a Yoga teacher as well and enjoy teaching others how to remain flexible, balanced and strong.

My professional goals are to help seniors be balanced, flexible and strong so they can remain independent for many years to come. An ideal job for me is to work one on one with people helping them to continue being independent as long as they are able. As a CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant), I would work one on one as a caregiver while using my skills as a personal trainer, as much as the resident is physically able. My personal goal for my husband and I, is to become debt free so we can experience financial freedom before we get too old. I hope you are encouraged and enlightened by this. Keep exercising your brain and live long and prosper.

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Private Duty CNA and Personal Trainer

What Services Can a CNA Provide?

Often, family members do not want their parent or grandparent to leave their home and move to an assisted living facility or nursing home. For aging or debilitated people who only acquire minimal assistance with dressing, meal preparation or the reminder of medication, it is prudent for a family to employee a CNA to visit the home and perform a particular task or stay the length of a shift. CNAs may assist their clients at home with the following:

  • Taking Vital Signs
  • Simple Meal Preparation
  • Light Housekeeping and Home Safety
  • Dressing, Bathing and Personal Hygiene
  • Shopping for the Basics
  • Age and ability appropriate exercise, if needed

At times, people living in independent living communities want to stay at home and not progress to another level of care. As a private duty CNA, I come in and assist with activities of daily living for a charge of $18 an hour.

Contact me for further information.


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No Bake Cookies


No Bake Cookies


  • 1 3/4 cups white sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter
  • 3 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract



  1. In a medium saucepan, combine sugar, milk, butter, and cocoa. Bring to a boil, and cook for 1 1/2 minutes. Remove from heat, and stir in peanut butter, oats, and vanilla. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto wax paper. Let cool until hardened.


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Unofficial Neiman Marcus Cookies


NM Cookies 1

(Recipe may be halved) I make about 130 cookies from this recipe. It’s a favorite!!! : )

2 cups butter (4 sticks of butter)

4 cups flour

2 tsp. soda

2 cups sugar

5 cups blended oatmeal

24 oz. chocolate chips

2 cups brown sugar

1 tsp. salt

1- 8 oz. Hershey Bar (grated or finely chopped) or 8 oz. shaved semi sweet chocolate

4 eggs

2 tsp. baking powder

2 tsp. vanilla

3 cups chopped or chipped nuts (optional)


* Measure oatmeal and blend in a blender to a fine powder.

* Cream the butter and both sugars.

* Add eggs and vanilla, mix together with flour, oatmeal, salt, baking powder, and soda.

* Add chocolate chips, Hershey Bar and nuts (optional).

* Roll into 1 inch balls and place two inches apart on a cookie sheet.

Bake for 10 minutes at 375 degrees (time may vary due to elevation and oven)