Planting the Seeds of Your Tomorrow

What do you want your life to look like in a years’ time?  Two years ago, we would never have imagined how our lives would shift, and yet, when the need arose, we adapted.  We learned to work online more, and develop new skills, new habits and new ways of being.

Instead of letting external influences determine when and how you need to change, why not be the one who decides what the change needs to be? You are who you decide to become

As in nature, we plant now and reap the rewards later.  If we plant the same limiting seeds, our lives continue on, stuck in our current version of life.   If we plant new seeds, we change the harvest to whatever we would rather it become. What would you like to plant in your life to bring in something new?

Perhaps you wish to change your mindset or the way you react to a situation, or you may want to traverse further on your healing path.  Whatever you want to bring into your life, now is the time to plant those seeds.

Ask yourself:

  • What would my ideal life look like in one year’s time?  Aspects to think about as you picture your ideal life include your career/finances, health/physical well-being, relationships, mindset/emotional well-being, spiritual growth and your dreams.
  • What small changes can I implement right now to begin to move to that space?

As you consciously take steps, no matter how small, to move in the direction of your dream life, you may not see the impact of these changes immediately.  Draw on the inner strength that has carried you this far and continue on the path.   Be persistent without taking measurements of your implementations.  When you stop measuring the results and focus on the journey, embracing each step fully, you will find desired results of your efforts appearing in your life unexpectedly.

As we plant new seeds, we uncover fear and beliefs about what we can and cannot have.  As these fears arise, we have the choice to give into fear, stop our planting and remain where we are.  Or, we can push past the fears and keep moving forward, despite the fear.  Do this by holding the vision of what you want and reminding yourself that it is possible for you to be, do or have whatever you desire. 

You were born to live a life that makes you happy.  There is nothing in your past that defines what your future should be – only you get to decide that.  You get to choose what tomorrow will be by deciding what you will plant today.  Plant the seeds of a life that you dream about, taking one small step at a time.  You deserve to be fully, unapologetically happy every day.

What are you planting for your next harvest? Share 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