We spend years trying to figure life out.

Life cannot be figured out. It has to be lived.

I'm 44 years old, and was diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) more than 20 years ago. I am a multiple trauma survivor who educated herself and now writes about her experience, lessons learned, and knowledge of her journey from healing from complex PTSD. But that's not what defines me. After my family, my real passion is writing and scuba diving, but more specific writing and scuba diving to help others achieve happiness, success, and control outside of their problems because I know it is possible.

You could say that I have a certain set of skills...

If I had to describe myself, I would start by saying I'm a mother first and foremost. But when I am not playing in a tree-house or learning about the latest in video-game design, I am an online entrepreneur specializing in helping people with anxiety based disorders.

But it hasn't always been that way.

I started my real hustle after a high conflict and damaging divorce in 2015. Before that, I had this crazy dream to one day become an advocate for disability rights and despite how challenging it was for me, I finally made it and passed all the educational requirements for it.

But in the end, I wasn't happy with my life. I didn't have a solid support system, I lived a very restricted lifestyle, and became disconnected from it all. Life was passing me by and I was missing out on it, I was living someone else's life.

After spending three years compiling information to create a program for people with PTSD to regain control of their lives, I quickly realized how much I could help others achieve happiness and control, and learned all things webdesign and online marketing, which are used for different online purposes and endeavors.

To be truly happy, I needed to break away from the awkward rigidity that my life was at the time. Anyone can do it.

YOU GET ONE LIFE.

ONE CHANCE, THIS TIME UP, TO LIVE YOUR LIFE TO THE FULLEST.

Don't waste it living a life of pretenses. Don't stay dormant and unhappy where you are. There is so much to learn and discover. Don't become complacent. Don't be average. Don't be like everyone else. Be better. BE YOU.

Most people go about their days without fully enjoying what they are doing. Many of them do it for the sake of money, of paying bills, or saving for something special. They wake up every day, usually early, work, come back, and do it all over again ... while life passes them by. Unseen.

What's the point? Why are some content with breaking the back working like ants without ever enjoying a day doing what they do. That makes no sense.

I went to college as an older student, and it was no easy task. Learned about creative writing, psychology, special needs, volunteering, education, law, and human research ethics. These adventures earned me a Bachelor’s in Psychology from the University of Miami, and Master’s Degree in Education and Law from Nova Southeastern University. I continued my education and received a series of certificates from web design to marketing to cognitive behavioral therapy. I love to absorb any information that can help me help others. But the reality is that, while knowledge is power, all these accomplishment amount to just acronyms at the end of my name...

My knowledge and experience comes from having hugged, slid, jumped, endured, advocated, enjoyed, beaten, loved, fought, caressed, hated, taken, sliced, crashed, kissed, climbed, swam, nearly drowned, conquered, and heart attacked life in ways far beyond my age. I am also an avid shooter and technical scuba diver. Life is the greatest teacher, that is, if you're willing to learn the lessons. And lesson in life can especially be learned from others.

 

There is a right way and wrong way to do everything, and it has nothing to do with what society or your boss dictates. The thing is, you're not always going to get things right. What matters is that you care to learn to do it the right way, with you in control. I share all my the experiences and lessons learned my customers because they are my family and the reason I am here today. Experience is the best teacher, especially for those moments when life hurts, and I am always on your team.