Overcoming Adversity

Empowerment through adversity can give your your power back, you just need to trust yourself.

You know yourself better than anyone. No one can possibly know everything that is truly right for you. You must trust your gut feeling otherwise known as your intuition. We all have it, some access and pay attention to it more than others. When you listen to what your inner self is telling you, it will always lead you to what is right for you, whatever it may be. It may lead you to lessons to be learned for your own personal growth or it may lead you on a path in which you are divinely called to serve.

There are many times you may be persuaded to choose what others want or think is best for you. By placing your power into someone else’s hands and not listening or trusting in yourself, you set yourself up for failure and take a longer journey only to find yourself back to the original feeling of what is right for yourself.

An excellent example of trusting in oneself is when I was told by doctors that my mysterious debilitating illness was ‘in my head’. I briefly entertained the idea but knew they were wrong. I used hypnosis to access my subconscious mind to find that I was right, the doctors hadn’t found it yet an it started with the letter ‘M’. I listened to myself because I knew myself better than anyone. It took five more years until I finally discovered the answer of it being mercury poisoning. Imagine what it would have been like if I believed in them and not myself. I assure you I would not be alive today to help others.

Believe in yourself and know you hold infinite power within yourself. Learn how to effectively access it, use it, and let the rest unfold .

How I Survived Mercury Poisoning

It is the power of the mind which assists in overcoming adversity.
I’ve faced a multitude of challenges throughout my childhood and adult life. I was raised in a negative environment and had countless negative beliefs.  Years later, I was faced with an undiagnosed, life-threatening medical condition. I was determined to find out what it was and believed I would overcome it somehow, and I did. Every single day I had challenges to overcome and many were very difficult.
I had virtually no solid support in my life and doctors telling me this medical condition was “in my head” with many others not believing otherwise. There were people who obviously didn’t know me too well, that questioned if I was doing drugs or had AIDS (even though the symptoms were different). I could read their faces and saw they came to their own conclusions. I made it a point not to let their judgment bother me because it was just that, their judgment, not my truth.
Not knowing what was wrong with me, every day I searched for an answer, never knowing when my symptoms were going to return and when they did, how long they would remain. I didn’t know if I was going to die that very day or if I would get to live one day more. I had no clue to what my future held.
I went from an extremely strong, independent person to an emotional person, as fragile as thin ice over water, about to crack at any moment. This was very difficult life experience yet I held onto my belief that I would eventually find an answer and prove the doctors wrong. If I believed my challenges were stronger than I was, I wouldn’t be here to tell you my story. I stayed focused and determined on finding an answer and I achieved an answer as the outcome. I chose to focus on positive empowering thoughts rather than drowning in anger, self-pity, fear and negativity. Eventually, I was led to the doctor who saved my life. It was through him that I found the correct diagnosis that had been plaguing me for over twelve years, it was mercury poisoning.

So remember, when life gives you lemons you may choose to be a sour puss or choose to make lemonade. Other than God and his universe, you and you alone choose what comes to fruition. Imagine each and every one of us doing and having whatever we want in life. Really! People have known this secret law of manifestation for centuries, going back as far as the beginning of civilization.  You choose your beliefs, thoughts and actions, no one else. Do you want quality of life? A life of love, happiness, prosperity, success and magnificent dreams that come true? Or do you want something mediocre or worse, an unfulfilled life that is meaningless? I invite you to commit to living the life of your dreams!
I am the perfect example of how this works.  If I believed the doctors that told me that my illness was “in my head”, when all along it was mercury poisoning, I would not be here to tell my story in order to help others. Nor, would I be able to pass this important information along to others so, they too, can be a positive force in life, however, they choose to do so. This information can be applied to any aspect of one’s life, be it personal power, relationships, business, finances, health, community or spirituality.

Rising Above It! in Vogue


Paging through the September issue of Vogue I stumbled upon an article written by the chief editor, Anna Wintour, titled Rising Above It. I said in jest, ‘Wow, I’m in Vogue, how did they ever find me?’  As it turns out it was about me, and it was about you too!

With today’s economy in the trenches, everyone including the icons of fashion are feeling the challenges at some level. How apropos to have Hollywood hottie Halley Berry grace the Vogue magazine cover. The article acknowledges the roller coaster ride Halley had been on since the making of the award winning hit, Monster’s Ball. Some might think the grass is greener for those on the other side, the truth is, each and every one of us experience adversity on all levels. How many times have you known or heard of the person who seemed to have it all together only to find out they had been going through treacherous times?

Adversity is part of life, no one gets a free pass, ever! Big or small you have to go through hardship. Adversity helps you to grow, learn and stretch yourself to breakthrough to places you never thought you could go. And as the old saying goes, what doesn’t kill you only makes you stronger.

As a leading adversity breakthrough expert I suggest to you, accept the road to have bumps, potholes and bridges that fall out. You can choose to fall into them or rise above and create another path to keep you moving forward in your life.