My Daughter Died of Heroin Overdose

My life changed on September 8 2012. My daughter Kayela was struggling for a few years with drugs. At first I was dumb. Yeah, I say dumb because I knew so little and gave money out left and right. The first time she died, they brought her back and I thought—great this will really teach her and she will never touch drugs again. Dumb because I had internet and never even looked up drug abuse signs when to get help. Read More

Trading Your Awful Past for a Beautiful Future

[powerpress] Forgiving those who hurt you is a powerful healing act of grace. Author and Founder of The Teen Project, Lauri Burns shares her powerful story about forgiving her physically abusive father who put her through turmoil. 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 heroine. Now 27 years sober, she has completely turned her life around Read More

Abuse Does Not Discriminate: Privileged Teen Prostitute Changed Her Life

[powerpress] My guest today, 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 heroine. Now 27 years sober, she has completely turned her life around and shares her story with us.  There’s an excerpt in her book, Punished For Purpose that I think really explains Read More