As I sat there at the holiday table, I wondered if this was the price to pay for my freedom.

I’d just left my abusive husband and the rest of my family was celebrating the holiday with him.


A friend took pity on me and invited me to her house along with another divorced friend and some newlyweds who couldn’t keep their eyes or hands off each other. Not awkward at all.


It was really nice of my friend to include me but I couldn’t wait to get out of there.


All I’d known until then were holidays surrounded by family--where my dad judged my weight and admonished me for protesting “playful” jabs from my husband. Where the holiday stress brought out another level of tension and the desperate need to cover it with a game of “Let’s Pretend We’re a Loving Family.”


I felt destined to suffer through the holidays.
But step-by-step, I've addressed the 5 things that kept me from thriving through the holiday season.


How would it feel to love and nurture yourself through the holiday season so you can start 2019 refreshed and inspired?

Join this free audio series and support group for quick but powerful ways to eliminate the pain, overwhelm and exhaustion from the holiday season!

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In these short (10-20 minute) audio lessons, you'll get quick but powerful ways to take away the pain, stress and exhaustion from your holiday season. You'll be empowered to start the new year refreshed. Not only that, you can use these insights to create a more nurturing lifestyle for yourself throughout the whole year!

As a survivor of incest, sex trafficking and a 21-year long abusive marriage (now remarried to an emotionally healthy, loving and supportive man), I bring personal experience, empathy, and insight as well as professional training to help childhood sexual abuse survivors thrive.

I’m a Strategic Interventionist and Certified Professional Life Coach with a specialty Life Story certification. I'm also the CoFounder of Overcoming Sexual Abuse and author of The Rescued Soul.

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