Writer, Life Coach, and Resource Coordinator in Slidell, Louisiana
I'm a native New Orleanian who, after living away for 20+ years, returned home in mid-2012, with the intention of settling here for the long-term. Now, I'm not so sure. In mid-2013, my beloved mom was diagnosed with Stage IV cancer and lost her battle 8 months later. There are reminders of her everywhere I look and it's made me want to move on and start fresh elsewhere.
On a personal level, I'm a single mother, first and foremost, and take my role in "the most important job in the world" very seriously. My kiddos are older ~ my son's an adult, my daughter's in her mid-teens (and she keeps me on my toes!). Those who know me consider me to be strong, genuine, intuitive, compassionate, kind, down-to-Earth, young-at-heart, honest, imaginative and a survivor.
On a professional level, I'm a strong advocate for the empowerment of women in domestic abuse situations. I am a survivor of several forms of abuse and I fought for many years to escape/rebuild. I truly believe that my life's purpose is to share my experiences to help others in similar situations. Please check out my separate professional page ~ Café Sanctuary Outreach Program ~ for more information on how I help abused women.
I also offer life coaching services to anyone in need of support with rebuilding and/or healing. If you're faced with a fresh start after divorce, escaping abuse, or empty nest syndrome, I can help you decide what's next and support you through the transition. Please feel free to contact me to arrange an initial free session via telephone or a Skype session.
I am always available to offer support to parents of teens who self-harm. We, as parents, need to open a dialogue to brainstorm solutions and help our teens cope with their daily stresses safely and effectively.
You're welcome to connect with me on any of the social media sites I've listed here. I'm always happy to meet new friends, offer support/offer advice, share experiences, brainstorm, collaborate on projects. I will always help anyone, if I have the ability to do so. If I can't help you, I'll try my best to find someone who can.
Thanks for reading!