wellness wrangler &
mindstyle catalyst

I help busy professionals achieve calm with mindfulness and wellness strategies.

In today’s workplace we need skills that allow us to listen, team and access our creativity. Mindfulness is one of the keystone practices that can transform many areas of your work and life. There are many ways to achieve inner peace and wellbeing. I share the researched practices that are the building blocks to genuine happiness. Learn why you don’t do the things you know you should, and how you can turn that around.

Mindfulness at Work

Camp Calm are my corporate talks and programs that provide individuals and teams with the skillpower needed to harness calmness, clarity and creativity. These programs provide busy people with tools to keep calm, focused and engaged. In the spirit of camp, participants earn badges of wonder, excitement and renewal. Find out how we can work together to create meaningful communities of practice.

Way of the Hammock

I share amazing stories from my life about the value relaxation, mindful living, and positivity has on achieving creativity and wellbeing. Designers know that a playful attitude and joyful mind-set are essential for insight and innovation-and I say, “Why should they have all the fun?” Find how to order the book or schedule a book talk with me.

Happy Students

Buddha Planet is a wellness lifestyle program for college students. The eBook and CD introduces students to practices that shift their energy and focus towards a lifestyle of joy, connection, and compassion. Buddha Planet is my happy start-up company. I think of it as my grownup lemonade stand. Take a look inside

Marga Odahowski

I am a speaker, author and lifestyle strategist.




My mission is to make life and work easier by sharing simple, modern mindfulness skills in the workplace. I love teaching how compassion can be the great transformer in changing your relationship to stress. I regularly speak and work with individuals, groups and organizations on the topic of wellness and mindfulness as it relates to lifestyle, creativity and wellbeing at work. I live near the Blue Ridge Mountains in beautiful Charlottesville, Virginia.


Here’s more about my background

I enjoy working with corporations introducing them to design processes for change and mindfulness skills for resiliency, renewal and leadership. As a corporate consultant, I developed and taught the mindful leadership programs for the MBA Executives Program at the Darden School of Business, McIntire School of Commerce and The Federal Executive Institute.

My education and experience includes receiving a MSE in Counseling Education from the University of Wisconsin and serving on the faculty at University of Virginia for 24 years as Assistant Director for Health Promotion and the Director of Studies for the International Residential College.

I am currently a guest entrepreneur in the iLab at the University of Virginia, exploring creative ways to bring self-kindness to the masses.