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

Anorexia – Her Story ‘I was hungry to be alive. I was hungry to nourish my soul again in light of my newfound meaning in life’.

Anorexia – Her story ‘I was hungry to be alive. I was hungry to nourish my soul again in light of my newfound meaning in life.’ I was lying down on my bed when I suddenly heard a new voice pronounce loudly and clearly “You are going to die”. It was a voice within me and I was only 14. I knew this was serious, a seriously defining moment of my life. It took a few more moments for me Read More

Feeling Your Feelings & Remembering You Are Not Your Feelings

Feeling your feelings. When was the last time you did that ? Who teaches us how?  The lovely Lorna Patten, founder of Open Up Communication shares with us a beautiful article on why we are not our emotions. I had never heard a message quite like Lorna’s. Her writing style is poetic and her tenderness will permeate your heart. My favorite teaching is to ‘let emotion move through you.’ Ninety seconds is all it has to take! Enjoy and leave your comments Read More

Addiction & When Our Numbing Becomes An Addiction, Allan’s Story (Video)

[powerpress] Alcohol Addiction would have been the last thing I thought Allan suffered from, when I meet my friend and guest.  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 Read More

Marcia Cross From Desperate Housewives On Her Personal Experience With Grief

[powerpress] “Take small actions to stay involved in life.” It was a pleasure to spend some time talking with Actress, Marcia Cross, as we discussed the coping with tragedy.  Marcia is more beautiful in person than on screen and she is just as beautiful inside as out. She has lived through more tragedy than most and came through it a stronger person with so much wisdom to share. Her vulnerability here is so beautiful.  I’m so grateful to her for sharing her wisdom, Read More

You Are In A Position To Claim Back Your Self Esteem

I’m excited to share with you this beautiful article by Kathryn Orford who has over the past 30 years, empowered thousands of people to believe in their innate ability to realize their goals. After I read her article, I found this photo of me as a little girl and I’m practicing positive self talk. Enjoy and leave your comments! Self Esteem and Confidence If we were to fill a huge auditorium with 1000 women and asked them to close their eyes Read More

Video – Breast Implants Gone Wrong, Sybil Goldrich Warns Women

[powerpress] I can’t even begin to imagine what it would be like to be lying in a hospital bed, waiting for them to come and remove your breasts. I imagine it would be one of the hardest decisions for any woman to have to make. Do you know anyone who has had a mastectomy?   After her double mastectomy in the 80’s, my guest, Sybil Goldrich discovered that breast implants had never been approved by the FDA. She went on Read More

What Losing My Father Taught Me

There I was on my 25th birthday, November 22nd 2011, celebrating at home with my family as usual. It was a dull autumn day despite the numerous greetings from friends and the nice presents from my family. Scattered thoughts were running through my mind – what I was going to do with my life, it was high time to organize my personal life and career…I wasn’t a child anymore, I was becoming a young woman. But there was something else Read More

Dr. Ken Druck On Self Compassion During Loss

[powerpress] “If we can be patient, understanding and encouraging with ourselves, we will rise up out of the ashes.” I’m so glad I was able to catch up with Dr. Ken Druck and soak in some wisdoms about loss and the importance of self compassion and self care. Ken Druck’s life changed dramatically in 1996 after the tragic death of his oldest daughter, Jenna. Since then, he has become a lifeline for thousands of families who have suffered a loss. Read More

Video – Petra Survived Sex Slavery: Healing After Abuse

[powerpress] “It felt like I was walking around naked screaming for help and no-one could hear me.” My guest Petra Sojka suffered unimaginable cruelty at 16 years old when she was kidnapped while waiting at a bus stop in the Czech Republic. She was taken into the vile underworld that is the sex trade industry. Interviewing Petra is a day I will not forget. Prior the interview, I read her story and cried for days. We all know that horrible Read More