Well, that’s exactly what I did in July of 2004. It was three days later that my question was answered. I was introduced to what would become my transformational journey, my road to self-empowerment that changed everything.
I’ve spent my life in pursuit of inspiration and positive change. It was in high school when I came upon the written works of Shakti Gawain and Wayne Dyer. Even though I was having my own challenges that come with youth, it was then that I became a source of guidance for some of my peers. I went on to graduate from Michigan State University with a degree in Psychology and then went through the arduous task of “finding my way”.
I overcame a 15-year battle with an eating disorder at the age of 30. I survived a 12-year abusive relationship and came out of that relationship as a single mom, being both sole parent and sole provider at the age of 34. I overcame addictions and basically left behind a destructive lifestyle that almost took me down by the time I hit the age of 40. At that time, I owned my own business and felt stressed and overwhelmed as I struggled to make ends meet. Because I worked so much and was stretched so thin, I carried a lot of guilt because I felt like I wasn’t a good enough mom and that I wasn’t spending enough time with my son. I battled with insecurities, guilt, anger, impatience, and a strong need to be perfect and felt like I was never going to be able to break through my barriers and achieve a better life. But what was at the heart of my challenges were feelings of isolation, emptiness, lack of fulfillment and spiritual connection. Yet I knew there had to be something more to my life and to me than what I was experiencing.
Fast forward to 2004, that is when I sat and wrote what I call my dissertation to the universe, where I asked the question, “Help me, help me, where am I am supposed to go?” The universe so graciously came in and I found my way. I entered and immersed myself into a period of profound transformation, studying a multitude of subjects including relationship dynamics, inner child work, shadow and ego work, law of attraction and vibration, business, and entrepreneurialism.
I’ve attended well over 80 seminars and retreats ranging from 3-9 days each, at least a dozen online programs, and completed six extensive life coaching certification programs. I also hired my own coaches and mentors throughout that time. Everything that I learned helped me to make sense as to why my own happiness was eluding me, and why I kept repeating things that were sabotaging my life. It hasn’t always been an easy journey, but the rewards are like nothing I had ever experienced before and they continue to fill my life with gratitude for being able to see the world and myself with greater awareness and appreciation for every part of my journey.
Since that time in 2004, I founded my company Empowered Living after becoming certified as a Life Coach in 2006. I have worked with hundreds of individuals, spoken to audiences around the country, authored my book Journey with an Angel, created a 6-week online program Roadmap to Self-Empowerment, and am currently working on my next book Igniting the Spiritual Revolution. My son is now grown, and our relationship has never been better as it continues to grow stronger. I’m surrounded with supportive and loving family and friends and have created a business that continues to bring joy and fulfillment in my life. I have never felt more connected to my spirit and so led and guided by the divine.
I contribute my effectiveness and success to my life experiences as I continue to integrate what I’ve learned into how I live my life. I’ve built a strong inner foundation that is deep and lasting, which is why I’m compelled to assist others to do the same. I know what it’s like to not have a strong inner foundation and I know in order for you to achieve it, it takes commitment and work. I can’t do either of those things for you, but if you can find that commitment and you’re willing to do the work, I promise you I can guide you along the way. My wish for you is that you choose to take that inner journey that leads to a life that goes beyond your wildest dreams. It would be my honor to be able to help you on this road, every step of the way.