Step into your future bravely.

The unknown of the future brings us great fear.  Where we are right now, no matter how uncomfortable it may be, the place is known to us. We know the ‘rules’, the pain points, the possibilities and what to fear.  Even though it may not feel good, the fact that we don’t know what life will feel like when we implement change, means that where we are seem safer. 

Taking a step forward and implementing change means taking a look at our life, making choices which are often hard, and letting go of the known to step into uncertainty.    The question then becomes, “Is where I am right now the life I really want?” By nature we as humans, are seekers. As life shows us what we can be do or have, we are left seeking that which calls to us.

Implementing a change in our lives invites momentum.  One little change open doors, and brings possibilities and new perspectives.   Taking that first step of change, for most of us, is daunting.  It means stepping out of our comfort zones and facing the truth about our life.  The alternative is to stay where we are.  If we do nothing, we give up on our dreams, our desires, and the many possibilities that await us.

Change one thing in your life today.  Perhaps just rearrange your space, give up eating something that isSanta 4 2 harmful to your body, say yes to something you want even though it scares you, or take a step that embraces a change that has come up for you.  

You can have the life you desire.  It starts with raising your hand to life and saying yes to the new.  What is new, while scary, often brings gifts that will change our life in the best ways.  Embrace change one small step at a time.

You have the courage and strength to face change.  Wherever you are right now, is the right time and the right place to step into your future.  You deserve to live the life you desire, no matter what any of your yesterdays entailed.  You can design your future exactly the way you wish it to be.  Start at this moment with the decision to embrace change.  Implement a change in one area of your life.

Life your life boldly, unapologetically and according to who you are at your core. 

What small change can you implement in your life right now? Share and let me know.

I am here to support you on your journey – reach out and let me know how I can best support you.

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