About Me

THE SHORT AND SWEET:
I was raised in dysfunction. Abuse both physical and sexual, molestation, rape, living below poverty level, being alone, scared and confused. Constants in my life were fear, guilt, difficulty sleeping, worry, disgust and hate.

Later I went through infertility, seven pregnancies, miscarriages, being a foster mom for over a decade, adoptions, divorce, a hysterectomy and blending families. I've witnessed suicides and raised a child with autism and I've learned how devastating depression and anxiety can be.

Pushing through these struggles was challenging, but I was blessed with an amazing teacher and people who believed I was worth it. Faith and visualization further helped me help myself.

COMING INTO MY OWN:
Through my life, I was afraid and often lost and I struggled through my pain. With time, I gained confidence and stopped trying to fit into a mold I thought I was supposed to be. I swear, so why hide it. I wanted tattoos, so go get them. I thought it would be nice to have my nose pierced, so I did it. I decided to become healthier so I could embrace a healthy relationship, so I worked on myself. I wanted to write, so I put pen to paper. Through my journey, I learned I am worth it.

I spent my time getting a paycheck working my ass off for someone else's dream until I decided to work that hard for me and here I am.

MAKE WHAT YOU LOVE BE WHAT YOU DO:
I realized my experience, public speaking, nutrition training, coaching and writing made me an expert in several areas and so instead of letting you flail on your own, I am here. If you have experienced struggles or watched a loved one's pain, I want to hear your story.

I'm active on social media as well as my blog and my goal is to connect with people from around the world. Whether your interest is a healthier diet, fitness, empowerment, family, balancing life or your own journey to thrive, I am excited to know you!

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