As I watch daily news reports of the recent and ongoing world events and feel helpless, or as I experience adversity and challenges beyond my control, I remind myself, based on my spiritual experiences, as well as the S.P.E.A.R. AND S.W.I.M. INTO WELLNESS program that I have created, and share in my new book, Write Pray Recover:A Journey To Wellness Through Spiritual Solutions and Self Care, that I can only be in control of how I respond to external circumstances, and how well I practice daily self care.

That’s it.

This is where I stand in my power.

Each morning, I practice prayer and meditation. This is where I feel my calmest and most peaceful. In my connection to God, I turn it all over. Some call it surrender. Either way, He’s got this. My spiritual practice brings me into alignment with who I want to be each day, and how I want to show up for others, Divinely led in every moment, and every decision that I choose to make. Thy will be done.

The most satisfying feeling in the world is to be connected to oneself, to God, and to others as my finest self, aligned in peace and love, leading by example, and ready, willing and able to be a spiritual first responder. This is the space where I can guide one on a spiritual path of their own choice, and where they will learn to “turn it over;to surrender.” This is the space where we experience freedom and peace.

I love the woman who stands before you today. It has been a long journey of self exploration, discovery, and staying true to all that I believe, feel, and practice, never allowing anyone or anything to distract me from what I know is the right thing to do.

Self respect. Self care. Self love. All wrapped in a spiritual being. And using these instruments to serve as a spiritual first responder.

“Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace.”

Love and blessings,


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