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The ocean is a world of magic

So often I see so many women who are caught up in looking a certain way or finding someone or thing outside of themselves to give them answers or get more “things.” I’ve been there myself and thankfully found a new way to live by going within many years ago. Swimming in the sea is one of the fastest ways to reconnect to what’s real, discovering who you are and what life is about. Living a life of balance from land to sea and mind to heart is so imperative, without one or the other we suffer. When we put our heart first, then the material world becomes a playground and a place of service. Your heart contains all the answers and it’s up to you to dive in!

“For whatever we lose like a you or a me, it’s always our self we find in the sea.” ~ E.E. Cummings

We are connected to the sea, from the sea and will always end up in the sea. A life without water would be no life at all. We ourselves are 90% water and can easily forget that when spending time on land.  Water is a creative space, ever moving and flowing with the rhythm of life. The ocean is a world of magic and much like that place in our hearts, when we tap into it then life truly begins to have meaning.

“The most important thing is to enjoy your life- to be happy- it’s all that matters.” ~ Audrey Hepburn

Are you a class act?

Definition of Class Act:  Someone who shows impressive and stylish excellence.

Once you decide to no longer allow disrespect into your life, you can serve the world with love and the universe will provide exactly what you need in a higher quality of life. Become that class act and share your gifts with the world!

“A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.”
~ Coco Chanel

To me, quality is everything. Those with style, grace, classiness, and love I believe will truly conquer the world. Selfishness and facades abound in today’s consumerism society and realness is a quality that is sorely lacking. How much time do you spend in really listening to others and adding to the quality of life rather than zipping on through?

Sometimes it truly is more powerful to stand in a state of be~ing, a place of doing nothing and allowing life to bring you the waves of abundance you need. When you can truly allow yourself to Be and surrender to go with the flow of what the seas of life bring you, then you are in that powerful place to listen to your intuition and can surf the waves as they come!

Another facet in aligning your life is to check if your actions are consistent with your values and beliefs. Your soul may be classy, but if you are allowing circumstances that do not match up with that in your life, then you send the universe a mixed message. Dive in, take that leap of faith and live your classiness in every action, word and deed, down to every decision you make.

When you make decisions, ask yourself:

  1. Will this make your heart sing?
  2. Will this decision help you feel like the highest version of yourself, with dignity, shoulders back and head held high?
  3. Will you feel amazing and be able to spread joy in the world by this decision?

If not, then clearly you may want to question it!!

In life, careers are replaceable… calling’s are not! Anyone can learn to do a job or start a career, your calling is uniquely yours, like a superpower that you are brought in to this world to fulfill and share. What is it that makes you. . . YOU? How will you show up for the world and share your unique gifts with others? The ocean and all sea life need you and so do your peeps! Find time everyday to reconnect with the true purpose of life.

Why Not You?

Have you ever had an experience in your life or career where you asked yourself, “Why me?” Or agonized over having to go through some awful or uncomfortable situation?

I offer you the saying “Why not you?” There will always be someone experiencing better than you or suffering worse.  The gift in life is that in the ebbs and flows, stormy seas or glassed off ocean bliss, life is equal for everyone to experience and enjoy.  We all have a path to walk with lessons to learn & in the physical world there will always be opposing forces of light and darkness, life and death, or fear and love.  When we accept our humanity and the divine we find both peace and power.

The saying, “Why me?” also arises when amazingness and success is brought into our lives.  So I present again, “Why not you?” The gifts of abundance are available to everyone, not just a chosen few.  Are you ready to release your own limitations and aspire to the greatness living within?

The universe conspires to help action.  So go out and live, make mistakes ~ there’s no such thing as perfection.  Life is a ride ~ enjoy it, live it up to the fullest and share it with others.  Leave your fluke print in the world in a good way! The world needs you!

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.  So throw off the bowlines.  Sail away from the safe harbor.  Catch the trade winds in your sails.  Explore.  Dream.  Discover.” ~ Mark Twain


It’s vacation time!!! Lately I’ve been so swamped in integrating new programs, that I am ready for my own vacay! So I swam off to Kauai for the weekend to stay with friend and colleague, Amanda Moxley for some seriously FUN sea sister time in Hanalei! Looking forward to sharing some photos from my own refreshing vacation. Life is short, peeps ~ carpe diem! Make decisions that fuel your spirit so you can offer your gifts to others in a brighter and more powerful way.

Lessons of the Sea ~

The ocean teaches us to go with the flow.  Release attachments to what once was or is and be open to new amazingness.  Allow the waves of life to wash away what no longer serves you at any level in your life and be open to newness.  When you are open to change in small or large ways, then your career will take on a life of it’s own.

“Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors for you where there were only walls.” ~ Joseph Campbell

One thing I love about the sea is that it’s ever changing.  When I worked on boats in particular, people were always asking if I ever grew tired of my job.  Absolutely not!  The ocean is a magical world where every day is a new adventure. When we surrender to the flow of life then the magic can flow through us.  There is a distinct pattern to the ocean and all sea life, yet it is ever changing and no two days are ever the same.

Allow openness, expansion, & change to flow into your life and career.  Enjoy the

“Either you decide to stay in the shallow end of the pool or you go out in the ocean.” ~ Christopher Reeve

There is beauty and power to awakening your femininity as a woman and reconnecting to your heart and soul.  In this way greater change will occur.  It comes from a deeper sense of the divine connection.  Rediscover the true meaning of life and how your unique fluke print is needed in the world!

“We are all of us stars, and we deserve to twinkle.”
~ Marilyn Monroe

Awaken Your Inner Siren and the World is Your Oyster

If you are a high-powered businesswoman with a huge mission as an entrepreneur, it can be exhausting at times.  There must be a balance between business structure along with continuing to keep your heart and soul ignited with passion and purpose.

The mermaid ocean experience awakens the divine within you, fully revolutionizing your career as you swim out into the next level of success and service to the world. By awakening your femininity and tapping into the mermaid magic, you are more deeply empowered to get your message out into the world, creating even greater impact. Refreshing and revitalizing your life and career, this elite mermaid experience truly awakens the Aloha within you, transforming you into the sea star you are.

Sea salty rules for successful sailing through the seas of life:

In the olden days, ship Captain’s actually did not know how to swim. This was important because if anything happened out at sea, the Captain was required to do everything possible to save the ship from sinking. Today, as a boat Captain and mermaid, I can assure you that I know how to swim! The lesson from this is a valuable one, that in order to be successful in any endeavor, you must fully commit 100%.

Rule #1: Ditch plan B.
If you have a plan b, there will always be an escape route and you will never fully commit to what it is that you started. You are giving the universe a mixed signal and you’ll get what you give out. When you pull up anchor and sail a steady course in the direction of your mission without looking back, you will reach your destination. Commitment is key.

Rule #2: Take the helm.
Be the captain of your own ship. Make the decision, pick a direction & then surrender to allow the higher power that lives and moves us in the world to support you.

“You can’t change the direction of the wind, but you can adjust your sails to always reach your destination.”
~ Jimmy Dean

Rule #3: Let your mistakes guide you to new possibilities.
The universe supports action even if mistakes are made. Sometimes a mistake can actually open the door to a new more amazing possibility that would not have been seen before. In all things, there is something to learn if we are open.

“The most powerful, liberating thing we can do is to break free from the fear-based thinking that dominates the world to surrender the mind-set the world has taught us and accept a new one instead… What are your gifts, and how can they make the world a more beautiful place?” ~ Marianne Williamson

The ocean is calling…

Quality is everything as a Mermaidpreneur, and I run a tight ship. When all is in primo working order down to the smallest shimmering scale, then the ship can sail it self! Behind the helm of my company and vision, this becomes a balance between discipline and surrender, a true dance in the seas of life.

If you’re a high-powered woman entrepreneur and find yourself losing energy to fulfill your mission, spread across the board in overwhelm, then consider how you’ve disconnected. When we are too much in our heads, we lose the balance in life. Just as when we are too much on land and forget about the ocean, which sustains life on land. There’s no words to describe the empowerment of reconnecting to the sea, our ultimate life source, which taps us back into our own hearts and intuitive knowing that guides our true path and purpose.

So if you are ready to reconnect to the sea with a mermaid experience to empower your vision within to create even bigger impact in your business, then swim on over for an elite excursion with me to awaken your inner siren, which will revolutionize your life by refreshing and revitalizing your soul.

“We experience who we really are, and what it is we’re meant to do, in any moment when we pour our love into the universe.” ~ Marianne Williamson

Dolphins and whales mirror back our own true essence of love and the unity in life that is innately ours. Your heart holds all the answers you need, your job is merely to listen and take the leaps of faith necessary.

You may need to defy logic and reason when you listen to your heart and intuition, and when you do you experience a shift into a new reality, a world of possibility and abundance where life flows. Therein lies the mermaid magic, as she is ultimately a Sea Goddess fully awakened to the heartbeat of life.

The ocean is calling you to awaken to the magic of life. . . Will you listen?

The ocean of abundance is calling you!

The ocean is a world of abundance and knowledge that is just waiting for us to dive in and has so much to teach us if we just listen. I feel so much more like me again when I swim in the sea and am so blessed to witness women awaken to their true essence from ocean retreats with me.

In cultures worldwide and throughout the centuries it is well known that if anything is wrong with you, you always go to the sea. The ocean is cleansing and healing and is one of the fastest ways to wash away what no longer serves you or blocks the authentic you. Essentially, the ocean washes off all of the land shtuff.

If I’m away from the sea for too long, I become stressed, sad and sometimes even sick. Literally, my gills and scales go dry and I need to get back into the sea to get back to “me” asap! We are all from the ocean and eventually will end up back in the sea which is why I believe it is so imperative to reconnect to our ocean home to restore the balance and health of life on land and undersea.

I am on a mermaid mission to save the world one mermaid tail swim at a time! When you tap back into your value as the sea star you are, you awaken to a world of abundance that’s been waiting for you to claim, or “the world is your oyster!”

As an artist, dreamer, and creator, envisioning the magic comes easy for me.  Structure, focus and discipline, is what I’ve had to embrace and continue to learn. Without a balance of both masculine and feminine or land and sea we will not be able to create the big impact that’s needed. We must have balance.

By healing the separation from land to sea & mind to heart, we have that innate balance in life when we can truly share our unique talents with the world and also be supported with success. The key to a balanced life is essentially breath. The word “Ha” in Hawaiian, means breath. Hawaiians traditionally greet each other nose to nose, honoring the breath of life or “mana” (power, life force) within.

Breath is an essential part of free diving, and I believe ultimately in life. When you focus on breath, relaxation sets in and eventually the clear answers will surface for your next indicated steps. The dolphins are conscious breathers and again have so much to teach us about how to live. They reflect back to us who we authentically are and lead us to find that much like the ocean, when you dive in, all the answers are inside. So it’s time to make a splash, dive in and discover the beautiful pearl within!


On my path as a mermaidpreneur, I’ve evolved through many different stages to get to where I am today and am still continuing to learn and grow to reach new levels of amazingness. When we let go of who we think we are and expand into who we are meant to be, the path unfolds for us.

I’ve been so blessed to have real “on the job” experience, from lifeguarding, swim instructing, crewing as a first mate and captaining on boats with my 100 ton US Coast Guard Captain’s license, safety swimming for thousands of people of all ages, swim levels and even disabilities, dabbling in underwater video and photography with ManaKaiPhoto.com, becoming a marine mammal naturalist, whale and dolphin rescue, participating in whale and dolphin research, free diving, surfing, and creating hand made mermaid tails, to becoming the founder of a company with a big vision to save the seas while empowering and inspiring women and kids worldwide.

I’ve gone from spending every day out on and under the sea with my whale and dolphin friends for over 12 years straight to growing my land legs to carry the message of the sea as a mermaidpreneur over the last 4 years! This is my fishy task that I put all my heart and soul into and rejoice when I have my much-needed time back in the salty sea with my dolphin and whale friends where I really shine!

My team and I are creating a Sea Sister Academy where girls and women can become ocean ambassadors and sea stars to be true voices for the ocean! Stay tuned for that mer ~ magical program to be swimming your way very soOn!

We’re busy adding sparkle & mermaid magic to all our retreats and looking forward to sharing the sea with you soon!

If you are a woman with a big vision and mission…

If you are a woman with a big vision and mission in this world, either starting out on your path or already at the 7 figure level, then you know that it takes a tremendous amount of passion, purpose, and discipline to make your vision a reality. In order to make the most impact in the world, you must make time for fun, relaxation, and rejuvenation in order to breath new life into your brand and empower your deep vision by tapping back in to your intuition. There is no better way to create this impact than by reconnecting to the sea, which is ultimately our life source. There are really no exact words to describe what happens when you swim in the sea as a mermaid. Your senses come back to life and you awaken your femininity in a new unique way. It’s much like swimming with dolphins or eye-to-eye with a whale, it is something that truly must be experienced. So if you are looking for that extra shazaam in your business and also need an amazing vacation, then swim on over and awaken your inner siren!

Dance Your Dreams to Success

Dance is one of the best ways to express your heart and soul, and have fun ~ besides swimming with dolphins of course! Being an entrepreneur is also a dance. The key is to live from our hearts and let our logical mind take a back seat. In dance, it’s passion that fuels the performance. You can be a great dancer, but without passion you’ll never really create that shazaam impact.

The same can be said in life and your career. When you’re first learning to dance, you have to think about the steps and rhythm, feeling somewhat robotic maybe even making mistakes. Then somehow you tap into the rhythm and the dance dances you. This is the magic space, where you really stand out and shine. In surfing it’s known as the sweet spot, when you become one with your board and glide the slide of the wave.

When you can dance with your career, you have fun and allow everything to fall into place naturally. The mermaid is connected to the sea of life, allowing the ocean to support her, has fun and is tapped into magic and rhythm. She is calling to you to reconnect and listen to that still voice within that has all your answers.

There are three essential keys to create the most impact in your career.

1. Passion

2. Persistence

3. Structure

There is a reason why the majority of people in the world are stuck in jobs they don’t like. It is not always easy to do what you love in this society, as it truly is going against the grain and involves continuous letting go of limited belief systems and what others might think. When you take the leap to dive in fully and repeatedly say yes to your dreams and yes to you, you are not only adding to your happiness but you are changing the world by inspiring those around you. For me, as a mermaidpreneur, I’m changing the world one mermaid tail swim at a time! The universe is a big fan of dream supporting and one person truly can make a difference!

“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.”

Harriet Tubman

So what are you waiting for? Dive in to your heart, swim into a sea of possibility and set your spirit free!

Life is short. If there was ever a moment to follow your passion and do something that matters to you, that moment is now.


“There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.”

Nelson Mandela


Last week, I flew to Vancouver Canada to speak about mermaiding at a Hay House “I Can Do It” event with sea sisters Doreen Virtue and Susan Knight. Nothing like a little spontaneous traveling to polish up my mermaid scales while having fun and inspiring thousands along the way! It’s so much fun to share my passion, empowering others to raise their value and make a big flukeprint in the world by reconnecting to the sea!

I want to introduce you all to Malia, my lovely mermaid assistant who has recently joined the Dana Mermaid, Sea Sister team!

We’re busy adding sparkle to the mermaid magic and looking forward to sharing the sea with you all soon!

Sending you waves of ocean inspiration and aloha from the dolphins and whales here in Hawaii. Stay tuned for the launch of my private guided whale swimming retreat for September of 2013!

I’ll see you in the sea!


I’ve found that all the answers are within, and trusting the intuition is incredibly empowering! One of the best ways I’ve found to free myself, get out of my head and open the channels to my authentic self and intuition is by swimming in the ocean, with dolphins and truly stepping into being a mermaid goddess. There are no words to describe how freeing this is. It truly must be experienced.

“Never interrupt someone doing something you said couldn’t be done.” ~ Amelia Earhart

I’m planning some very exclusive experiences this year and am polishing up my fish scales to take you for the swim of your life! If you’ve been dreaming of swimming with whales, then stay tuned because next month I’ll be opening spaces for my Exclusive September whale retreat in the South Pacific!

I’m also working with my team to add even more mer ~ magic to my 2 day Elite Excursions, fully expanding into absolute awesomeness so you can Awaken Your Inner Siren in complete Stellar Style!

If you are feeling the call to Awaken Your Inner Siren, then swim on over to www.danamermaid.com/vip to book your Elite Excursion with me today!