Today I can say that I am experiencing freedom having learned to truly love myself.

It hasn’t always been this way. There were times when I was discouraged wondering what the path was to regain my mental and physical well-being.

While there was not any direct abuse in my family, there was the absence of good nurturing and a father that I felt connected to that made me feel loved. I was determined to win my parent’s approval by striving for success which led me down a high achiever path.

Having pushed the limits, I took work so seriously that I found myself stressed out, with chronic fatigue and depression. Much of it I believe was my lack of self-compassion that got disguised by lots of drive to perform.

Many people don’t know how to find their way, as they have been subject to more traditional approaches that may not integrate their faith into the process. Much of what I got in the church was great Biblical teaching but leaving out how we flesh out our emotions. Being a highly sensitive soul, I was longing to understand how Christ could help me navigate through my pain. I desired to feel more self-assured and compassionate with myself.

It wasn’t until I experienced Jesus as a loving partner that I was able to truly feel His acceptance and learn to love myself. Now He is my all and all!

My challenges in life have been no different from many of you who may feel like life’s traumas have left you discouraged and insecure. Both my husband, Les, and I have shared from a place of vulnerability, so you too can experience that freedom.

Early in my 30s, I received Biblical training through Campus Crusade. Since 2020, I have been involved in leadership for bible studies at Colorado Church. I have gained insight through spirit-led people through the years that offered great spiritual teaching on living a life relationally with Christ.

I have counseled a multitude of people through my 30 years of counseling people. I spent multiple years coaching people through Anthony Robbins Corporation where I facilitated breakthroughs with people around the world.  More recently I received training in prophetic heart-healing and have the qualification as a Prophetic Heart Healing Minister. In addition, I have received mentoring from Heart Sync Ministries.  This has equipped me to offer inner healing sessions that bring synchronization to parts of your heart that are hurt.

The title of my book, Lost and Restored, was birthed out of the desire to share Jesus’s love through inspirational testimonies, counseling methods, and inner healing. I have fleshed out my own inadequacies bringing true hope and freedom.

I want to remind you that God wants to embrace all parts of our hearts and walk alongside us as a good “Papa” through our life’s struggles.