Ripples of Healing

We are an extension of our environment.   We can choose to create the world around us by beginning within. As we heal within, our environment reflects the way we feel.  Just as the earth needs the nourishment of rain, and healing of wounds that have been inflicted, so do we.

Nourish your soul by taking time just for you each day.  Give to yourself so you can give to those who matter to you.  

We get to choose the path our life will take.  No matter where you are orMeditation healing what you have been through, you can choose what the next moment will be for you. Choose to love yourself and others. When we consciously and unconditionally show love and kindness to others, we raise our vibration and create positive momentum and healing in our own lives.  Healing ourselves has a ripple effect on everyone and everything around us.  

Our healing starts by letting go of any negative, disparaging feelings we  have towards ourselves. 

5 Things you can do today to choose a path of love and healing:

  1. Connect with nature and allow the healing from the earth to seep within you, renewing your being. Nature is nourishment for our physical and mental being. Take a walk, plant your bare feet in the soil, visit the beach.

  2. Give time to you. Meditate, do yoga ,relax in a bubble bath or pamper yourself in some way.

  3. Create a playlist of songs or any audio files that will immediately uplift you when you listen to them.

  4. Sit outside in the fresh air and practice breathwork. Close your eyes, shut out all distractions, and consciously and slowly inhale and exhale for five seconds at a time. Focus exclusively on your breathing.

  5. Choose an uplifting book that you can read every morning for 5 minutes.

You are loved, you are worthy and you deserve to live a life that you choose.


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