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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

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Damsel in Defense

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

Empowered and Thriving

I’ve created a Facebook group to bring together like minded women all in search of being empowered and thriving in life.

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

The Power In The Pepper

The Power In The Pepper

Pepper spray is an easy and affordable self-defense tool.  It is simple to use, rendering the assailant weakened and allowing women to feel protected. Pepper spray is actually Oleoresin Capsicum, it is made with an oil derived from natural pepper sources and is very...

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How to Thrive

How to Thrive

What does it mean to not just Survive, but Thrive? In today’s life, so many women are just surviving. We go through the motions, just trying to get by.  It seems like a vicious cycle with no end.  We let the hustle and bustle of life and other people’s expectations...

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Five Reasons to Travel Solo

Five Reasons to Travel Solo

Have you always wanted to explore the red rocks of Sonoma, sample wine in Napa, or tour Italy in the summer? What’s stopping you?   Is it that you can’t find a travel partner? Your friends and family are too busy, don’t share your love of travel, or feel it is a waste...

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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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