The journey was long and hard, but I am a survivor!
My life seemed meaningless 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. Doing my job as a systems analyst was impossible and I 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. My thoughts began to change and 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. We both have a passion for it. You can watch us dance here. I feel truly blessed to discover that happiness is a gift available to all. The only thing you need to do is accept it and then good things will begin to enter your life.
My journey has led me to write self-help books and become a transformational teacher and speaker in order to help you see that your life also can be good after loss.
It’s not the end—it’s the beginning.
Note: Today, my life is once again filled with grief. My husband Gerry died unexpectedly in our home from an aneurysm on 9/28/19. It was another shock experience. Now, I must put into practice all that I have learned and currently teach as I grieve the loss of another soul partner. My belief that Gerry is well and united with Steve and others in the nonphysical brings me comfort. I also know that there is good awaiting me!
- AFSP Suicide Support Facilitator
- Grief Coach
- Life Coach
- Spiritual Coach
- Mindfulness Meditation Teacher
- NLP(Neuro-Linguistic Programming) Practitioner
- Reiki Level I Practitioner
- International Speaker
Published Author, with books on
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