New Year’s Blank Slate

The season of winter is a time to be quiet, introspective, and evaluative. 

It is a time to let your soul rest as it prepares for the new year. 

We have just passed the winter solstice – an opportunity to look within, to listen to the wants and needs of your being, and discover and experience new personal growth.

Take a moment, close your eyes and look within. 

What is the one thing in your life you would like to change at this moment? 

  • A relationship?
  • An old hurt?
  • Letting go of a fear? 
  • In what area do you wish to learn and grow? Today is the first day of the rest of your life

At this time, as we begin a new year, it is an opportunity for rebirth and change.

Take that bold action to move your life in the direction you want it you go. 

Take steps, however small, to let go of the old and to heal the hurts. 

Begin to free yourself of anything negative that has held you back from your purpose.

This is not about creating a resolution and then hoping you stick to it but rather an opportunity to make a firm decision about what you want YOUR tomorrow to look like, and then take one small step of action to create that reality.

This is your time if you allow it to be. When you put yourself first, you are in the perfect position to serve others to the best of your ability.  You are in the space to create a better you, better relationships, better business and a more fulfilling life for those you love.

Make this YOUR year.


What do you want to release this year?

What do you want to build this year?

Share and let me know what YOUR year will look like.  

Be Well, Be Blessed




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