My Personal Story Rejection Abuse & Triumph

We don’t get to choose how we are brought into this world, but we can choose what we do when we arrive. This is a picture of me when I was only 5. I was born into a dysfunctional family. That is not so unusual these days. If you’ve ever wondered what type of woman I am, where I came from, where I am going, why I have such a heart to help women and especially young girls this video is your answer.  I open up my heart to you and share a very small piece of my past.  I’m not a huge fan of spilling it all or sharing deep dark secrets. So for me this video is a raw moment. It is A past that was not filled with wonderful or happy memories. Yet interestingly enough I rarely think of my life when I was young. Not that I don’t remember most of it but it is so far removed from the woman I have become today that I don’t allow the crap that happened in my past to define my future.  Pain is an equal opportunity employer. It does not discriminate. I’ve had my share. In this video I did have a rather surprising emotional response when telling part of my story. My father was a drunk. I was rejected by my biological father. In spite of the pain and hurtful words he used to speak over my life I am totally healed and I did overcome.  No matter what he said to me I can look at my life and know that I have achieved great success and will continue on the path up and over.

Many girls and women are suffering today. Together we can make a difference in their lives. We can share our stories of pain, hope and recovery. That if I over came so can you. It’s not about what was done to you it’s about what you DO with what was done to you.  You can spend your life feeling sorry or you can choose to rise up and overcome in spite of the heartache and disappointments. In this video I share a small piece of my personal story of my drunk dad and the abuse and words he spoke over me. My story of rejection, abuse and overcoming.  If I did it so can you. I know this is unusual for me but I hope that by sharing a small piece of my life you too will have the courage to help others and share your stories of triumph. We are women, we are mighty and we are a force that can forever change a life.

Many people are waiting for the world to change when all along you ARE the change the world is waiting for.

Change a life today.




  1. Laura says

    This was powerful as well as inspirational. I’ve been wrestling with depression most of my life as a result of an abusive upbringing myself. I’m so happy to see you succeeding in life in all aspects. I would love to help. I think it would help me to help others as well.

    I really loved the analogy of the motorcycle. I will keep that in my mind always.
    And: the dog in the background… that was good for some comic relief. Thanks.

    Please let me know what I can do.

  2. says

    Lisa my heart goes out to you. I’m happy to call you a friend and am happy that you have overcome this negative part of your life. You are an inspired and powerful woman and I am proud of you! Sending a hug and positive thoughts of support your way.
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  3. says

    This was a really, really great read.

    I have been working on building my own business for about 2 years but only been doing it seriously for a couple of months, until now I have just been building the foundations and educating myself, its go time now… here is the thing, I am really scared I will fail and thats what has taken me so long to get going.

    Your video was a real motivator for me as I was having a little self doubt tonight..
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  4. says

    You are so brave to share your story! I knew from the moment we started talking that you were such a giving person. And though your Dad may not want you in his life you have thousands of people who do! What an amazing feeling to overcome your past and be an even better person because of it! I think it is what we have gone through in life that makes us who we are, that makes us better and stronger and look at you know like you said you are destined for greatness! I think you rock girlfriend 🙂
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  5. says

    What a sweet picture of you when you were little. Matilda looks like you too! It pains me to hear your story and sadly it is so similar to many children out there today. You are an inspiration and helping other girls see that they too can get through the pain and stop the cycle of abuse will be a Godsend for sure. Blessings to you and your Ministry. xoxo
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  6. says

    I know this is an odd video to find on a blog with business tips. This is the reason my business will always be one that gives back and it seems my heart is focused on young girls so they can learn to overcome and never feel that they are stupid. There are broken people all around make sure you take time to share kindness and love whenever you may find one.
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