Life can be hell. No doubt about it, life today is complicated, stressful and full of extremely difficult and painful realities at global, local and personal levels. Our planet and every society upon it are teetering at an unprecedented tipping point, whether they know it or not. We are truly all in this together.  The concept of ‘thriving’ is often beyond the perception of the vast majority of the population. People are struggling to survive.

My own life has included many personal hells, each of which seemed so dark and insurmountable at the time that I often felt that living just wasn’t worth the pain. I wondered how humanity could stand the pain of being human. Maybe my life has been more hellish than yours, maybe less.  Whatever levels of hell Dante thought it important to delineate in the 13th century, hell is hell, right?

I just want you to know how much you matter; to know that your life is paramount.  I intend to write for you to let you know that you are not alone and unsupported, to inspire you, and to help guide you toward unlocking the inner strength and wisdom that you may not even realize you have deep within your own heart.

Once you come out the other side of whatever rabbit hole you may find yourself tumbling blindly through, you, too, will find peace, joy and contentment. You will be a human diamond, formed by intense pressure and polished with fire. You will be a living testament of human perseverance and beauty who will inspire others to see their own story through, no matter how difficult the journey. You will be free at long last to thrive and be happy. That is my silent prayer for each and every one of you.

The pursuit of happiness is the chase of a lifetime. It is never too late to become what you might have been. ~Unknown

 With love,



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