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Inspired to Thrive!

My passion is to help women embrace their own personal power, overcome their fears and live their best life.

Travel Adventures

Traveling is a beautiful way to expand your horizons, explore new places and create new memories .

Own Your Personal Safety

My goal, as a Damsel Mentor, is to equip, empower, and educate women to protect themselves and their families.

Reach Out

I would love to hear from you and have the opportunity to answer your questions so please feel free to reach out.

Steph Recommends

I’m often asked for advice for travel and safety advice ranging from where to stay while traveling to what to carry for protection. I’ve put together this resource page with suggestions and products to help in planning your next trip to personal safety.  As I try different products and services I will share them with you here.

I believe that woman should not be afraid to travel.  Whether your wandering takes you to a coffee shop in a nearby city, or across the ocean, feeling confident that you can protect yourself is empowering.  From understanding situational awareness, knowing how and when to use personal safety products and developing the confidence to step out of your comfort zone, I will teach you the tips and tricks to wander wisely.   


I often use Airbnb while traveling as it offers more selection and variety at a lower price than hotels. It also provides a more local feel.  If you want to check out Airbnb for yourself, you can receive $55 off your first rental by using Airbnb discount code – CLICK HERE

Damsel In Defense

I carry these fashionable and highly effective personal protection products ranging from personal alarms to stun guns whenever I leave home.  These products will leave you feeling empowered and equipped to protect yourself in a variety of situations.  To learn more about the products, or to purchase your own personal protection – CLICK HERE

Harvest Hosts is one of my favorite boondocking options when I need a quick overnight stay in the RV.  They have RV camping at over 2779 Wineries, Breweries, Farms and More!  You can use this link to get 15% of your next stay!

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Travel eBook

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Damsel in Defense

Explore and purchase personal protection products, tips and advice from Damsel in Defense.

Wander into an Adventurous and Exciting Journey!

I am passionate about helping women live an empowered life fueled by purpose and hope. One that you are excited about and not just surviving, but Thriving! So keep reading and let’s do this crazy, wonderful “life” thing together.

My latest blog posts

Thoughts On Turning 50

Thoughts On Turning 50

2020 was a crazy year for everyone. Covid 19 changed the way we gather with friends and family, put most travel on hold and caused us to reflect on what is really important. At the end of the year, I turned 50. It feels like a big milestone. Not just a big birthday,...

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It’s Time For A Road Trip

It’s Time For A Road Trip

Summer is the perfect time for a road trip!  This summer especially, as we deal with the Covid-19 Pandemic and being cautious about flying, there has never been a better time to hit the open road.  Whether it is a weekend getaway close to home, or a trip cross...

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Exploring Florida’s Capital

Exploring Florida’s Capital

Tallahassee is best known as Florida’s capital city and is home to the Capital complex which houses the current capital building as well as the restored Historic Capital Museum. But Tallahassee is so much more. Roughly translated as “old fields” or “old town” from the...

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“Stephanie was awesome in helping plan a girls trip to Asheville NC! She recommended a quaint Air B&B with hosts who were fantastic. With her guidance we rented a car and drove through the beautiful hills and went to the Biltmore house. We also signed up for a food and drink tour which took us to several local restaurants in Asheville. Over all it was one of the best trips I’ve taken and would definitely love to go back!  Thanks Stephanie!”

Lisa, Cape Coral

“Stephanie’s Warrior Workshop taught my co-workers and I practical tips and strategies to protect ourselves from being assaulted. As a realtor who is often alone in homes during open houses and showings, I need to know how to protect myself.  Stephanie’s class was hands-on, empowering and lots of fun!”

Cheryl, Punta Gorda

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