Daily Empowerment

We can make empowering ourselves a part of each day.  It is an act of self-care to give to ourselves daily. We deserve to feel good, be happy, and love life, no matter what our past experiences and teachings may be. 

When we choose to give to ourselves by taking a single, small action, we give ourselves permission to move forward in life instead of being stuck in our past.  We can choose to put ourselves first in this moment and take even the smallest step towards empowering ourselves.  Small steps put together create big change.

Giving to yourself is telling your body and being that it is time to heal, claim your dreams and embrace life.

Write what you are feeling right now.   Then give yourself permission not to focus on that space; to shut off the voices that don’t serve you, and expand the things that feel good.  It is just the act of making the mental decision that what happened in your past does not need to dictate your future.  Everyday is a fresh startFor the next week, take one empowering action each day – something that makes you feel good and happy, or empowers you in moving forward with something that matters to you.  Assess how you feel at the end of the week.

  • What empowers you?

It may be learning something new, getting rid of something that has negative energy, or even meditating every day.  Make a list of everything that makes you feel empowered – both the things that you will do once-off and things you can do daily.  From this list what can you add to each day to raise your vibration?  And when in your day will you do it?   It doesn’t need to be something you spend an hour on – five minutes is a great start.

  • Find the joy in each day.

Look at your calendar for tomorrow.  What can you add to your day tomorrow that will bring you joy, learning, laughter, peace or anything else that makes you happy?

  • Acknowledge your worth:

Step out of your body and look back at yourself through the eyes of a person who loves you – someone you respect and admire.  Looking at yourself through those eyes, write down everything you love about the body, mind, personality, and life of the person you are looking at.     Do this without your thinking brain and without the voices in your head denying why those things are valid. You are an amazing and beautiful soul.  Own it.

Empowering ourselves gives momentum to the healing.  When we begin to feel empowered, we feel more able to take the next steps that our hearts are calling us toward.

What makes you feel most alive when it comes to empowering yourself?

Many Blessings,




This debut memoir chronicles a woman’s spiritual exploration and growth as she overcame a disturbing childhood and helped others heal.

Brought to America from the Dominican Republic as a youngster, Molina-Marshall should have led a happy life. Her father was a diligent worker, and his large family wanted for nothing. But the author recounts that her dad had a drinking problem and was a serial philanderer. Molina-Marshall’s long-suffering mother left him for a woman. Then it was all downhill for the bright, 12-year-old girl, who was shuttled between foster care and relatives. According to the author, she was sexually abused by the husband of one of her siblings. This resulted in Molina-Marshall becoming alienated and moody. By 15, she simply tried to survive. In her favor were grit and a restless intelligence. She quit school, rented a room, and found a factory job. Time went by, and for a while she was happily married. Yet when her husband left her, her life truly began. She turned to religion for answers but decided that blaming God for her woes was a cop-out. 

In this absorbing and moving memoir, Molina-Marshall’s vivid storytelling is fearless. She frankly discusses the truths she discovered and the indignities she suffered. These admissions are disclosed with a touch of resignation and plenty of bite. However painful, everything she experienced was a lesson, and she bravely realized that she was part of the problem: “The fear of being hurt, rejected, or abused often led to me feeling lonely and misunderstood. No one knew the agonizing pain I felt being trapped in my thoughts and anger. I was becoming my biggest threat.” 

The author skillfully recounts her intricate spiritual journey. To deal with her psychic wounds, she searched for an inspirational system. Her open-mindedness led her to the interfaith concept—cherry-picking from various religions and spiritual movements, yoga, and Indigenous beliefs as a way of finding peace. Along with her female partner, she built a therapy practice, making use of every spiritual element that aided her and others. The road was bumpy, and she found that women of color in same-sex relationships were not welcomed everywhere. To do good works—and finally live on her own terms—she effectively overcame bigotry.

An engrossing, cathartic account of empathy and success through determination and confidence.

Pub Date: May 3, 2022   |    ISBN: 978-0-578-38315-6  |   Page Count: 264    | Publisher: From Trauma to Triumph  |   Review Posted Online: June 13, 2022