In a nutshell, both "what I do" and "why I do it" are important.
Here is the "What": My writing and speaking are based on the elements of personal experience, life lessons and difficulties overcome. I have faced many particularly unusual challenges, as well as the ordinary toils that befall every member of the human family. Sometimes those who spend time in the darkest pits are blessed with finding the brightest sources of light...and beauty amongst the shadows. Drawing from my own experiences, as well as the experiences of my courageous brother Sonny, who is still battling his way back from a severe traumatic brain injury "TBI"), I share hope, brave steps forward, and energy for reaching out toward all that life has to offer each of us.
Here is the "Why":
I believe that we learn best from experience, but that experience does not necessarily have to be our own. We can learn and grow, be healed and strengthened, by entering into the experiences of others and allowing them to change and develop us into the people we are meant to be on every level.
My focus is on turning struggle and troublesome experiences into building blocks for maturity, strength, and renewed faith. I enjoy sharing in various venues, bringing tough lessons to mingle with just enough humor and "daily life grit" to be memorable and uplifting. *
I am by nature a "root for the underdog" type..helping others to find their rainbow in the clouds is my passion.
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"Child, you have to learn to see things in the right proportions. Learn to see great things great and small things small." ~Corrie Ten Boom
I believe there is no more assimilable teaching than the wisdom brought to each of us through real-life trials and blessings, and that by sharing these experiences and the triumphs at the end of each battle, I am able to connect with others and offer a pinpoint of light. I do not wish to invite others only to the shadowy fringes around my campfire, but to join me closely right up next to the comforting warmth and enlightening flame I've nurtured in this little clearing along the pathway I'm traveling.