I am an Italian-American journalist and writer interested in self-realization. I believe in the extraordinary power of an awakened collective.
Together we can restore mother earth and create a brighter future for the seven generations to come.
To do my part in all of this, I am a teacher of mindfulness and a certified Wim Hof Method instructor.
Contributing editor to Rolling Stone, Cosmopolitan and The Daily Mail Online. Published author of both, fiction and non-fiction genres.
As the Los Angeles contributing editor to the Italian editions of Rolling Stone, Cosmopolitan, Malibu magazine and The Daily Mail online, I have written extensively about entertainment, travel, lifestyle, adventure, including one-on-one exclusive interviews with Philip Roth, Clint Eastwood, Chad Hurley (YouTube), Kate Winslet, Cameron Diaz, Antonio Banderas, Jennifer Aniston, as well as musicians such as The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Linkin Park, Bad Religion, Weezer and Maroon 5.
Writing has always been a phenomenal healing vehicle and powerful tool to channel my creativity.
My debut non-fiction book, Videoclip: From the First Sound Movie to the You Tube Era, was published in 2007 by Italy’s premier publisher Mondadori. Summer 2010 marked the release of my first novel, Lick, an erotic comedy in six acts (Sonzogno editori, Rizzoli Group).
I feel blessed to have had Pulitzer Price winner, Philip Roth, as my literary mentor, with whom, over the years, I developed a very strong friendship.
Mr. Roth suggested the title of my first novel over a tea & oatmeal breakfast at his favorite corner cafe downstairs from his penthouse in New York’s Upper East Side, a few steps from The Museum Of Natural History.
I graduated magna cum laude in Law from the State University of Milan and have lectured at Brera Academy of Fine Arts in Milan and Dams University in Bologna, Italy.
I love music in all her forms. Along the years, I worked as the London correspondent for Italy’s premiere music outlet, Musica di Repubblica, and landed a role as head writer for MTV Europe in London.
I’ve always been a huge fan of Radio and of spreading my message on the air. During 2001, I co-hosted live from Rome, several episodes of Atlantis, by Italy’s premiere public radio, Radio2 Rai. After moving to the States, I eventually landed a role as the Los Angeles on-air correspondent for Radio Montecarlo’s, Star System, with several red carpet reports from The Golden Globes, The BET Awards and The Oscars.
I have been gravitating in the Self-Realization field for over thirteen years. My transformational journey began in my home-country, Italy, when I received my initiation in Dzogchen, or the Great Perfection teachings of Tibetan Buddhism, from Lama Sogyal Rinpoche. After moving to Los Angeles from my hometown of Milan, I immersed myself in the practice of Transcendental Meditation, Vipassana, Mindfulness and Mindful-Self-Compassion.
My background includes certifications and trainings in Bhakti yoga, Anusara, Kundalini, Restorative Yoga, Pranayama, Thai Yoga Therapy and Kirtan leading.
I eventually enrolled at the department of mindfulness at UCLA and today I am a graduate in Mindfulness Facilitation from the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior.
I have studied extensively with athlete and world record holder, Wim Hof, and today I am a Certified Wim Hof Method Instructor.