Roe v. Wade reshaped our nation, dividing much of the United States into pro-choice and pro-life camps, while activating grassroots movements on both sides.
Wait. Don’t leave yet, I promise I am not a lawyer.
Shortly after the United States Supreme Court ruled abortion should be legalized,
As a young child my family said I should have never been born. They reminded me often with actions and words such as
As a teenage single mom in the early 90’s, I didn’t have a CLUE, and I didn’t have a whole lot of “family support” or healthy advice.
Looking back, I remember:
* I didn’t have the best example set for me while I was growing up: (divorces, drugs, alcohol, pornography, ongoing abuse in every possible form, neglect, hunger, etc…)
* I lacked the wisdom and resources needed to be a great role model, which overwhelmed me… literally every day.
Roe v. Wade may have reshaped our nation back then, I don’t know.
What I do know is MY TRUTH: I serve an awesome God who is shaping me daily as I trust Him for everything I need.
My success is His miracle.
My blessing is His generosity.
As I intentionally choose to devote my life to Him daily, He opens doors and showers me with His extravagant love and favor.
Here I am now with an adult son who is one of the most incredible humans I know; a man who loves God and loves his wife, a college student, an artist, a United States Marine Corps veteran who is married to an amazing young woman making her way through veterinary school. I could not be more blessed.
I am intentionally walking in faith with Jesus Christ alongside my kind, patient, handsome husband who prays for me, my recovery and my ministry every single day.
I am a published author, I have a rewarding speaking career, healthy interpersonal relationships, and a podcast that reaches thousands of people in over 50 countries.
This coming year, my business partner and I are starting a non-profit organization for abuse survivors.
All this for a little girl who was unwanted…supposed to be aborted. My heart breaks for that little girl who was me… I barely made it some days. BUT GOD.
If I could talk to “Little Athena” right now, I would tell her a lot of things…
Mostly about how to avoid toxic relationships, the importance of community, healthy personal boundaries, safe people, healthy parenting choices, exercising strong faith, how to recover from childhood sexual abuse and exploitation (commonly referred to now as human trafficking) …and I would definitely mention business & entrepreneurship, as I have been working either for someone else or myself for over 26 years now.
Over the course of 26 years I have made thousands of millions of mistakes, maybe more.
The best part?
Sharing my mistakes and lessons with YOU: a fellow traveler… a survivor, doer, lover, conqueror, believer, wife, husband, friend, or parent just like me.
A powerful, inspired, amazing human with the capacity to share hope, love greatly and make a huge impact in the life of others.
Even if you had dysfunction and poor role models growing up.
Even if you had no role model.
Even if the level of dysfunction you experienced in your life has crippled you for decades.
Does all of that matter to me? YES. However it is completely insignificant at this moment, as it pertains to your highest potential.
(Believe me, if you wanna talk about police activity, drug houses, abuse, near-death-experiences, dysfunction, and family-of-origin-ridiculousness… we could share stories for days.)
You have already taken the first step.
You are here.
Would you like to live your life with faith, joy and purpose?
Otherwise you wouldn’t still be sitting here reading this website right now about how I can support you. Help you. COACH YOU!
You have made a conscious choice to break the cycle of whatever dysfunction you’ve lived through and become all the LEADER God created you to be.
This is where I come in.
This is why I am here.
This is my purpose.
I am passionate about supporting YOU on your journey toward wholeness.
I can’t wait to add value and help create a difference in YOUR life.
I finally found a way to spend my days this side of heaven helping OTHERS become free from the shame & bondage of their past.
I am counting my blessings & giving God the glory for allowing me this privilege. Yes, having you here right now is a privilege.
The person God created you to be.
Oh, by the way, I get it… you might not be here for you… in fact you may rarely do anything for “you”.
You’re perhaps here for your kids /spouse /family /boss…the list goes on.
I get it.
And I also want you to know – that is more than ok, in fact it is fantastic!
I am proud of you for being intentional. It is not easy to reach out for support.
A chance at a healthy life and a bright future.
Again, I am so happy you are here right now …today. And I can’t wait to connect with you; intentionally adding value to your life.
P.S….I especially love to work with adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse and narcissistic abuse.
If you are not a survivor of childhood abuse, I am confident my resources will encourage you. You will not be turned away if you are not a survivor of abuse.
You have 80+ hours of Free Support Videos over in our library.
I co-lead & participate in three weekly Twitter Chats for Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse.
Come join me there when you need complimentary safe support.
Come get plugged into one of our secret-safe-support-communities on Facebook.
If you’re interested in me taking you on as a private client, please send me a message here with a bit of information about your abuse history, recovery journey thus far, as well as your recovery goals you’d like me to support you in.
P.P.S…. here are some more photos of my son and I below
As I said earlier, if you are not a survivor of childhood abuse I am confident my resources will encourage you. You will never be turned away if you are not a survivor of abuse. I look forward to connecting further.
I promise to never, ever SPAM you, sell your information, or do anything else that could be considered rude or inappropriate.