Full Circle Healing: One Woman’s Forgiveness Heals Generations in Her Family

Healing often has a domino effect. This series of interviews shares the remarkable stories of two women who have been affected by each other and are spreading the healing in their family and beyond. Simply amazing. Lauri Burns grew up in turmoil and in an extremely physically abusive home. By her teenage years, she found herself spiraling down a road of drugs and dangerous behavior. By 19 years old, she was working the streets as a prostitute and addicted to Read More

Forgiveness Set Me Free From A Lifetime of Sexual, Emotional and Physical Abuse

  There is a Buddhist proverb that states, “That which I do not forgive in you, lies unforgiven within myself.” At the age of fifteen I had already faced many challenges in my life. One of which was sexual abuse at the hands of my stepfather when I was fourteen. My mother and father were estranged at that time and had been divorced for a few years. The lack of acceptance with this occurrence brought me to a place where Read More

Tragedy, When Your World Is Shattered

[powerpress] Has someone supported you through a tragedy? Moving forward after trauma and tragic circumstances can be one of the most challenging times we can go through as a human being. I truly believe it is possible to move forward and heal. Healing takes time, self compassion, reflection, some core skills and coping strategies. Many of the people I have spoken with are strong advocates of counseling & support groups.  This week my guest was Petra Hensley who suffered unimaginable cruelty at Read More

Video Sneak Peek – Putting Down The Bottle

Meet my friend and guest, Allan Anderson.  I originally met Allan as my personal trainer, so when he opened up to me about his recovery as an alcoholic I was surprised because he is just so fit! What shocked me most was when he shared that he used to get up and have vodka and orange juice for breakfast everyday. It was almost like he was talking about someone else; one of his clients who lived an unhealthy lifestyle.  Allan Read More

Vodka For Breakfast

Having his first drink at age 16, Allan’s social drinking escalated over the years to a full blown drinking problem. By age 35, he was an alcoholic. His alcoholism lasted just over a decade. In our interview, Allan admits that at the height of his addiction, he would wake up and need a vodka orange for breakfast. Anyone can be an alcoholic. Does it surprise you to learn that well-educated people are more likely to drink than less-educated people? And Read More