We're Joy Gypsies

Our "jam" is creating personal and social transformation

And have fun doing it!

Let's not sugarcoat this.

There is no going back to the old "normal."

Why go back when so many people were left out or behind?  

Together we all can find new ways forward so

Everyone Can Thrive.

That's where we come in.


Our job is to help you transform your world. 

When you transform your world, everything transforms. 

You Are More Powerful Than You Know

  • Your personal transformation leads to the social transformation that is uniquely yours to create, and no one else can do it better than or quite like you. 
  • No matter where you are, how much time you have, or what resources are available to you, your unique gifts make all the difference—right where you are. 
  • The more you grow in awareness and skill, the greater impact you will have, right where you are, here and now, and that's your point of power. 
  • You have everything you need already within you.  It's just a matter of accessing it. 
  • Through the "ripple effect", what you do and who you become make all the difference. 

Join us in building a world where everyone can thrive, including you!

We're a Mother-Daughter Duo Out to Transform the World.  

Together We Can.

Full-time RVers.  Musicians.  Business Partners. 

Best Friends.  

How do we do it?  Together.

Is it hard?  It seriously takes work.

Is it worth it?  Totally.  

Is it fun?  It's seriously fun.

Read our stories below.

Photo by Jackie and Xochitl Suriano Ambrow

Just What is an Applied Hypnotherapeutic Anthropologist Anyway?

I'm Jackie,

Joy Gypsy Mom,  

Change Agent,

Human Catalyst,

Possibly the World's 1st Applied Hypnotherapeutic Anthropologist:
  • Applied  Anthropologist 
  • Union Certified Hypnotherapist
  • Advanced EFT Practitioner

Helping you expand what's possible for you and your world is my very favorite thing to do. 

Download PDF of my biography and training

Xochitl, Joy Gypsy, Daughter, Singer and Musician, Full-time RVer, Business Partner, Best Friend

Unconventional Expert on Living from the Heart. 

Xochitl grew up with just me,

her mom, and the poor thing couldn't avoid being steeped in music, science, and spirituality.

Irish music sessions had begun while she was still in the womb, so there was no escaping musical assimilation.  Her singing voice hushed parent audiences in her first years of school.  Violin lessons started at age 5, and guitar has become a thing for her in recent years. 

Service has always been a family value, so at age six, she and I became Volunteer Park Aides at Missouri's Rockbridge Memorial State Park.  She was the youngest-ever trained Volunteer Park Aide. Other service opportunities also came, and of course she took on nearly all. 

Her education has been practical and unconventional: 

  • Home-schooled from the fourth grade.

  • At age 13 Xochitl began auditing university courses, at the invitation of two different department chairs at the University of Missouri-Columbia.

  • At 13 she also worked the first of two national political campaigns as part of her practical education. 

  • Her auditing of university political science and anthropology courses, plus psychology and art history, has served her well, especially for the transformational work we do now. 

She grew up surrounded by an international community of interpreters and translators from the language services company I ran for nearly two decades. She's currently improving her fluency in Spanish, using an app and her in-house Spanish teacher (yes, that would be me). 

People have always been among her favorite interests and she especially loves the shiny, big-hearted ones most. (No surprise there.) She has always drawn the support of many "adopted aunts and uncles" who helped her develop knowledge and skill in their fields and helped her keep her innate sense of curiosity and love of learning. 

As Xochitl entered her teen years, the two of us, mother and daughter, began training together in personal growth and development, first in business ventures (yes, again she was always the youngest) and then additional courses such as Landmark Education (now Landmark Worldwide) and many other learning experiences.

At age 18, Xochitl earned her Girl Scout Gold Award, an honor achieved by only 5% of young women in Girl Scouts USA. 

In 2013, she became one of the youngest Prayer Chaplains trained and licensed by Rev. Lei Lanni Burt's Light and Love Ministries, Inc. Prayer Chaplain Program.  (As her Prayer Chaplain Coordinator/Trainer, it was a joy for me to watch her blossom in this spiritual role!)

When we're not on the road RVing, Xochitl often uses principles of joy to de-clutter and organize clients' homes, some as large as 6,000 square feet. (Now *that's* a lot of stuff.) 

And that's how our family business of transformation was founded.

All that self development work has paid off, not just for ourselves but also for the world—because now we've digested it, honed it through lots of practice, and put it all together for you—tied up with a bow, so to speak. 

Together, We're Joy Gypsies on a Transformation Roadtrip.


Photo by Xochitl T. Suriano Ambrow