I am here today because I am a survivor!
I worked long and hard at it. I thought my life was over and would never be meaningful again after I lost my former husband to suicide in 2005. I was the one to find him dead in our basement from multiple gunshot wounds to his head. I immediately fell into a state of shock and suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder.
On that tragic day everything changed in one instant. I couldn’t do my job as a systems analyst and became depressed and contemplated taking my own life. But there was a supernatural energy that kept me from it. And that is what led me to seek help. Even in the midst of grief there was a source within me that wanted to survive and thrive and live a purposeful life.
It was then that I began my journey of self-discovery and had my personal awakening. I pushed out my old-beliefs and allowed new ones to flow in. I began to change my thoughts. I asked God, my higher power, to direct and guide me. I realized that there was good in the universe for all and I had a right to it.
This new thought brought meaning into my life. I no longer viewed it as over, instead I saw it as an opportunity to transform. I was given another chance to create the life I wanted. It started with learning to enjoy the present moment. In doing this I created a new identity and began to do things I loved.
I found Argentine tango dancing which led me to find my current husband. I feel truly blessed to discover that happiness is a gift available to all. The only thing we need to do is accept it and then good things will begin to enter our lives.
My journey has led me to write my memoir and a self-help grief book. I also became a certified Grief, Life coach and Spiritual coach in order to help others see that their life also can be good after loss.
It’s not the end—it’s the beginning.
- AFSP Suicide Support Facilitator
- Greif Coach
- Life Coach
- Spiritual Coach
- NLP(Neuro-Linguistic Programming) Practitioner
- Reiki Level I Practitioner
- Published Author on the topic of “Grief”