My journey with mental health awareness began at an early age of 4 years old after a car accident that could have killed me, but instead left me with lasting scars. As the years progressed in my journey, so did the traumas and challenges with my mental health. It wasn’t until a compilation of many mental health struggles presented themselves as an eating disorder, that I finally received the proper treatment to work through 35 years of trauma. After years of therapy, I was finally able to reopen my old wounds that had been haunting me. I learned that trauma does not have to make you a victim. In fact, it was my grief that helped me to grow into the best version of myself.
Recovery from anything is not linear, so having a system that supports you is vital. I continue to be the voice for the unspoken and the face for the unseen. My hope is that anyone who reads my new book, From Broken to Beautifully Broken, finds their own voice to be seen and heard, to use their voice to advocate for their own mental health.
From Broken to Beautifully Broken teaches the reader that YOU CAN CHANGE THE NARRATIVE OF YOUR LIFE. Your traumas don't define you and you do not have to be a victim. You can turn grief to growth and use that as a catalyst for transformation into your best self.
This book is for any gender at any stage of life. It's for the bullied, the abused, the divorced, the grieving, the parents, the teenager, the grown adult and even the elderly. The book is written for anyone who has faced, or knows someone who is facing a life challenge, or trauma.
Each chapter is authentically written with raw, true emotion and after months of therapy in a treatment center, the author was able to revisit those wounds, and heal. The book is written for those who can’t yet find their voice or who don’t yet have the courage to be seen. The author IS THE VOICE and THE FACE for all of those suffering. While reading about her journey and struggles, you can find one or many relatable moments and either use her advice on how to change your narrative, or at the least feel seen and heard in your own struggles.
“My hope is that I can be the voice for those not ready to speak and one day they will become the voice for the next person and eventually the stigma on mental health will be silenced with ALL of our voices! Mental Health IS Health!”
I have an educational background in teaching and psychology, as well as experience in trauma informed coaching. As a teacher, I also ran the sources of strength club which guided peers to help other peers during challenging times. I was the founder and creator of Family STEM ( science, technology, engineering & math) challenges in my town and surrounding towns, providing an outlet for family bonding.
I am currently on the Fashion with Compassion committee that raises funds for a children's hospital and am currently available for
coaching to those who have experienced trauma.
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