I was married at a young age to an older man; a man who over time began to emotionally abuse me. His derogatory comments were couched in “helpful” statements, but the messages added up to the fact that I wasn’t good enough.
I accepted this behavior; I did not set boundaries. I did not love myself enough to expect better behavior. I stayed in the marriage for over 30 years.
One day I was pushed outside of my comfort zone. The Tubbs fire of 2017 destroyed my community and my home. When I was stripped of everything except my relationship, I had to face the fact that I was not being served in the relationship. I left the marriage and began a path of self-healing.
I have attended many self development courses over the last two years, learned many techniques and tools for self acceptance; and I have been trained in several modalities of healing and coaching.
This year, I have had two books published, each one focusing on forgiveness. My workshops are designed to help women choose to live in a state of self-acceptance.