The Unexpected Turn That Led Me To My True Calling
MY PASSION is to help people own their true power after any setback, failure or any other life’s mishaps, because when we fall, the strategy and mindset necessary to rise and bounce back are totally different than before. I did not know that, at least not until many years later, when desperation - not inspiration - revealed to me what has turned out to be my true calling and purpose.
For the last 25+ years, I’ve trained with Tony Robbins, Deepak Chopra, Louise Hay, Wayne Dyer, Frederick Dodson, Marianne Williamson, Caroline Myss and several other mentors, and their teachings became my second nature. But I found that what has taught me the most, has been my PhD in epic failures and my Masters in epic comebacks.
I was born and raised in the Dominican Republic, in a safe and nurturing bubble, where I experienced a lot of ...sameness all the way up to my young adulthood. (Same home, same neighbors, same school, same friends -same old same old).
In my early 20s, I became a lawyer and soon after I moved to Miami to get my Masters degree and I became a Corporate Lawyer for three Fortune 100 corporations. I started to be recognized for bringing high-level outcomes to high-level negotiations. But behind the curtains, I was personally struggling with difficult setbacks and failures.
I married in my early 30s and had 4 beautiful children. For a long while my home life became my main focus. I homeschooled and became a crunchy granola mama (yeap, grinding flour, making bread, kombucha, kefir and even my own fermented ketchup). Then, one winter day, I saw myself unexpectedly divorced after a 14+ years of marriage-- alimony-less, jobless, penniless, and solo parenting my 4 small children (2-12). The marital funds where funneled out of our marital account, few days before I was served divorce papers.
I was devastated. I had to start from scratch without emotional, financial and parenting support from the person that once vowed to protect me “until death due us apart”. I was indigent. I was alone. But I did not have the luxury to crumble: I had to bring emotional stability and strengh to the little minds of my children, to minimize the impact of what happened.
And even though the nasty divorce and post legal proceedings brought all I’ve learned in the past to the test, it was not my first rodeo by any means. I’ve been in the saddle of setbacks and fell miserably too many times before. And in the process, I’ve learned to rise, own my true power, bounce back and thrive. And in just a very short time, I found my true voice and mission, the kids were achieving straight A+ in school, having healthy social life with friends, family and among themselves. We now live a simple yet exciting and fulfilling life, in a beautiful place surrounded by people who appreciate and love us back.
I can’t pretend to know everything there is outthere, but I’ve become an expert on personal change, holistic integration and harnessing the power of the mind. I’d love to share what I know and what has worked for me or not.