A Time to Heal
Releasing the Sorrow...Cherishing the Memories
Do you feel like your world is spinning in circles
Are you consumed with the questions—
How will I get my life back?
Can this happen again?
When nighttime comes do you breathe a deep sigh of relief, thankful for a few hours of oblivion only to wake up and start the cycle all over again? Yet deep inside you know there is more to life than simply existing from one day to the next.
Tragedy and disasters create enormous disruption, panic and dismay. Not only has your normal routine been shattered, the aftermath of the catastrophe, whether it’s a flood, a fire or a pandemic, needs to be contained and redirected.
The first step toward reclaiming your life is to realize that while you may feel uncertain and insecure--you are not powerless. Every action begins with a thought which in turn leads to a decision.
Healing from loss is no different. In fact, your journey begins with your decision to reclaim your life—and your God-given right to live it more abundantly.
My books were written as a result of my own experiences with loss and healing due to multiple deaths in my family in a short span of time. I sincerely hope that my personal struggle with grief—including the setbacks, regrouping and eventual triumph will provide hope and encouragement for those who are taking their first tentative steps toward healing.
The rise in mental health illness is at an all-time high due to the current pandemic and economic crisis. Chemical abuse, suicide and crime have doubled and, in some cases tripled, compared to the pre-COVID era.
Life Resumed has received excellent reviews from mental health care professionals as a compelling faith-based book that empowers the reader to reclaim their life by providing skills to help readers move from being immobilized to creating a plan.
In 2022, “Life Resumed” won the Finalist Award in the Christian-living category sponsored by the Reader’s Favorite international award contest.
For more details and to order Life Resumed, Click Here.
Grief Recovery Guide and Workbook
A Time to Heal and Life Interrupted: Grief Recovery Guide and Workbook contain clear and concise guidelines and prompts for the reader to reflect and respond to as part of the healing journey. Various emotions, ranging from fear to guilt to depression are closely examined.
The “Letting Go” pages empowers you to release destructive emotions connected to the past in order to move forward.
The last section focuses on:
Living in the present
Discovering your passion
Planning for your future.
A Time to Heal
NOTE: Life Interrupted contains an additional section with recommendations for helping family and friends (including children) deal with their loss and embrace the future with faith and hope.
In the News...
On July 14, 2022, I received a letter informing me that I was chosen as a grant recipient by the Center for the Arts and the California Arts Council.
Congratulations! On behalf of the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and the California Arts Council, I am pleased to inform you that you have been selected to receive a donation from the California Fund for Artists and Cultural Practitioners.
Loma Linda Medical Center
A Time to Heal: Grief Recovery Guide and Workbook, was a featured resource at Loma Linda University Medical Center Gift Shop between 2013-2019.
These and other topics available
for presentation and workshops:
Healing From Loss
Journaling Through Grief
Memoirs: Writing the Story of Your Life