Our Contributors

Our Contributors

Our thanks goes out to these wise women who contribute their thoughts and time to the discussion, to finding purpose and pursuing the life we used to just dream about. Have a story you want to add to the discussion? Contact us here. 

Me-At Last! Contributors

Abigail Diaz JuanAbigail Diaz Juan, global citizen, entrepreneur, Sherpa guide and author, presents a revolutionary approach to re-discovering the self, re-defining the way life is meant to be lived, and revitalizing personal potential and purpose. With an emphasis on using fear as a transformative experience and trust as propulsion, her book, How Me Found I: Mastering the Art of Pivoting Gracefully Through Life, equips readers with the necessary skills to turn moments of negativity into opportunities for spiritual development, personal empowerment, and ultimate fulfillment in life as they move forward toward their desired and natural reality. As founder of the Diamond Quest Company, Abby assists others in walking their own paths to greatness as a natural person. Visit her online at www.mydiamondquest.net or on her Facebook page.

Joan Safran HamiltonJoan Safran Hamilton, PhD, teacher, coach, healer, and pioneer in the art of working with time, teaches a simple process for manipulating time based upon her own experiences. Viewing time through the lens of cultural beliefs, she connects the dots between many of the anomalies related to our experience of time and points the way to using that information to change perceptions. Her work with both individuals and organizations increases productivity and ends time-related stress forever. Learn more about Joan’s work at her website: JoanHamiltonlifecoach.com  and about her approach at Time Tools.

Dawn KaiserDawn Kaiser is a Leapologist and Joy Refueler who specializes in energizing, encouraging and equipping individuals to step out of their comfort zone and into the faith zone to create a life they love. Dawn believes that on the other side of a leap of faith is everything we ever needed and everything we desire, including joy, abundance, peace, freedom and richness. She is on a mission to set the world on fire with joy and help others go beyond a life of “fine” to a life of “flourishing!”  Find her on Facebook & Instagram: JoyRefueler / Twitter: @JoyRefueler / LinkedIn: DawnMKaiser / Website/Blog: Dawn Kaiser / Email: info@dawnkaiser.com

Tara McDaniel

Tara McDaniel, poet, healer, artist and teacher, is a student of NIASZIIH healing, practicing in Portland (at Shanti Om Massage & Ayurveda Services, Portland, Oregon). Learn more here. She shares her journey, through poetry and art on her blog, Taradise Writing and Art. Meet her on her Facebook page and learn more about her healing. Find her art at Taradise Cards on Etsy! 

Kit Prendergast

Kit Prendergast is the founder and owner of (2003), a well-established and respected professional leadership coaching and corporate training company based in the Northern Nevada area. Kit brings you a wealth of experience and expertise as well as a wonderful spirit, tremendous energy, and a gift for inspiring you to create the professional and personal life you want at this time in your life. Learn more here, and find her on LinkedIn, too. Her articles reprinted from Career Connections of Sierra Nevada, courtesy of Kit Prendergast. Thank you, Kit!

Jessica Santina
Jessica Santina is a freelance writer, editor, college writing instructor and mother of a 7-year-old girl who lives in the Reno, Nevada area. She is a frequent contributor to numerous publications, including edible Reno-Tahoe magazine, the Reno News & Review, and the Reno Moms Blog. Read more about her at www.JessicaSantina.com.

Jean Sheldon

Jean Sheldon, activist, poet, writer, and a Woman On Purpose, is author of mysteries, many articles, and, most recently, a book of poetry (Persistent: Poems by Jean Sheldon). See more by her and about her on her website: http://www.jeansheldon.com. Follow her on Twitter: @penultimatepen 

Jacci Turner, a licensed marriage and family therapist, is the Director of Bereavement and Spiritual Care for a small community hospice. She is also the author of ten published books for young adult and middle grade children. Her latest book, The Retreat: A Tale of Spiritual Awakening, is available for pre-order from Harper Legend. Jacci enjoys training and supervising spiritual directors and writing blogs about spiritual formation. You can find out more about Jacci at her website: http://www.jacciturner.com/

Jude (Judith) HarlanJude Harlan, founder of Me-At Last, Women On Purpose, is a publisher, editor and journalist.  She pursues her passion here at Me-AtLast.com, empowering women in our search for inner strength, purpose and the power to be ourselves – to take our turn at the helm of our lives. Find out more about her on our About page.


Me-At Last! Occasional Contributors

Our gratitude goes out to these women, too, who join the discussion occasionally, when time allows. We all love hearing and sharing your voices and stories!

Ronna Ashland-Berkowitz

Ronna Ashland-Berkowitz is a certified Angels Communications Master and is currently pursuing certification for Angelic Life Coach. She pursues other interests as well, including quilting. She has lived in Hillsboro, Oregon for almost 7 years since she and her husband bought what she calls “her dream house” (no second level)!  Her biggest fans call her Grandma (Corey 25, Kaylee 21, Damion 18, Alexander 13 and great granddaughter Raeleigh 4). 

Peggy Geddes

Book reviewer Peggy Geddes is an avid reader of all genres, a go-to source for friends in search of new books to read. She’s also a recently retired bookkeeper, currently part-time bookkeeper for Lucky Bat Books, a grandmother, a Burning Man camper and gardener. Mostly, she is a woman finding time now to take her turn and try new adventures.

Sarah Katreen Hoggatt

Sarah Katreen Hoggatt has authored several books including the recently released, Finding Love’s Way. A freelance writer, spiritual director, book designer, and international speaker with a passion for ministering to fellow souls, she holds a Master’s degree from Portland Seminary. Sarah lives in Salem, Oregon. Find out more about her books and about her on her website: SarahKatreenHoggat.com