Developing your personal power

What does personal power mean to you? Personal power is knowing your voice and your desires, and being fully you in every moment and every interaction.

Your voice is your power of expression.  It is what let’s people know who you are what you stand for and what you will and will not allow.  By voice I do not mean your literal voice but rather the means through which you express yourself.  Who you are right now is perfect.  You will grow and change through every experience and the learning that come from life.  But who you are right now is worthy of being heard.  Allow yourself to express your thoughts and desires instead of keeping them within.Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself

Part of personal power is the way your physically carry yourself, what you choose to wear and how you style yourself.  Style and clothe yourself according to who you are.  That way you show up in the world as YOU and can be fully yourself in every interaction. Be aware of the way you carry yourself physically. Stand tall and proud and claim your personal power by the way you move.  Your presence impacts others, so be you, and know that who you are, is a who the world needs to see.

You feeling are your guide as to the nature of your thoughts.  You thoughts create the experiences and the day you will have.   Think better thoughts and you create a shift to a more positive and happy life.  Claim your personal power by choosing the thoughts you think.  Use your feelings as guide as to whether the thoughts you think, the way you look or what you are doing is true to who you are.   You feelings will let you know what path you on.  When you feel good you are moving forward on a path that serves you.

No matter what you have been through, give yourself permission to claim your personal power of whatever version of YOU, you now are.  Your past does not matter.  Things you deem mistakes are irrelevant.  You can start from where you are right now.  Take one action each day towards fully claiming your personal power.  Make a conscious decision that you will step into who you are at your core from this moment on. 

What action will you take today to claim your personal power? Share in the comments and inspire others.

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