Growing Up Happy After Child Abuse

Angela Kelso Tells Her Story of Drug Addiction Recovery Drug addiction recovery is tough, but it's possible. Home Start Inc. client Angela Kelso tells us her intimate story of struggle and survival. As a young mother of three in recovery from domestic violence and drug abuse, Kelso shares what caused her path of self-destruction that finally led to redemption. May Is Mental Health Awareness Month Mother's day is in May. And, May is Mental Health...

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A.R.E. Professional Life Coach Certification Students Raise Over $1000 For Home Start Inc.

Home Start Inc. Thanks A.R.E. Professional Life Coach Certification Students A.R.E. Professional Life Coach Certification students raised over $1000 with Home Start Inc. Blue Ribbon Gala committee member, Leslie Juvin-Acker. Leslie hosted intuitive readings and spoke for two special evenings to raise money for the charity at the Association For Research And Enlightenment in Virginia Beach. Leslie Juvin-Acker is also a member of the Association For Research and Enlightenment (A.R.E.). Read her story...

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Why Every Child Deserves A Happy Home

Home Start Inc. Blue Ribbon Gala Event Manager Caitlin Finch Stops By The State of Happiness Podcast Caitlin Finch is the Home Start Inc. Blue Ribbon Gala Special Event and Marketing Coordinator. I have the pleasure volunteering along side her as chair for the Blue Ribbon Gala's social media and e-mail marketing. I have been working with Caitlin Finch, Mark Lagace, and Laura Tancredi-Baese for over six months in planning the Blue Ribbon Gala. An...

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5 Ways To Use Hypnosis To Create Healthy Habits

Change Your Life And Use Hypnosis To Create Healthy Habits #1. Let Go Of The Weight The first way to use hypnosis to create healthy habits is to begin by losing weight. I helped a woman lose over 35 pounds in one month with little change to her diet and exercise routine. For exercise, she walked forty five minutes per day and ate small, healthy portions. There was nothing extreme about her diet and exercise....

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How Giving Back Make You Happier

Louise Balma helped me wrap up Women's History Month with a fresh episode of The State of Happiness podcast. I'm bringing you into my world and sharing how Louise influences my life and career since I was a final nominee for the Women to Watch award. Louise's Role In The History of Skateboarding [caption id="attachment_53269" align="alignleft" width="339"] "During the height of the Hard Rock contests, these guys were the players at the Hard Rock...

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Become An Edgar Cayce Life Coach with Leslie Juvin-Acker

Become An Edgar Cayce Life Coaching At The Association For Research And Enlightenment In April 2018, I'll be joining the Edgar Cayce Life Coach program as a teacher. The A.R.E. professional Life Coach Certificate Training takes place at the Association For Research and Enlightenment headquarters in Virginia Beach. Life Coach, Psychotherapist, and Hypnotherapist, Peter Woodbury is the program leader. What Makes Me An Edgar Cayce Life Coach? I have been an active student of the Edgar Cayce...

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Dymphna, Ireland’s Patron Saint of The Mentally Ill

The Girl Destined To Become The Patron Saint of The Mentally Ill When it comes to traveling, animals, children, there is Catholic saint for everything. Little did I know that there is actually a saint of the mentally ill. Her name is Dymphna, the saint of the mentally ill. Let me tell you more about her. To begin, legend has it that Dymphna was a daughter of Damon, a pagan and petty king of...

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NBA Star Kevin Love Reveals He Got Help For Panic Attacks

Kevin Love Says He Got Help For Panic Attacks Even professional athletes at the top of their careers get help for panic attacks. Kevin Love, NBA star and forward for the Cleveland Cavaliers revealed his battle with panic attacks his in recent article for the Player's Tribune. After halftime, it all hit the fan. Coach Lue called a timeout in the third quarter. When I got to the bench, I felt my heart racing faster...

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Healing After A Friend Commits Suicide

Last time, I told a story about a man's fear of death in my Day 4, Part 2 journal of my experience at Outdoor Retailer. Now, I'm sharing a story of healing after a friend commits suicide. During the same evening, my client Chip* introduced me to his colleague, Sam*. Sam and I first talked about his career journey to Outdoor Retailer. He said he was laid off from his last job right...

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The Fear of Death: Day 4 of Outdoor Retailer Part 2

On day 4 of Outdoor Retailer, I talked with a professional runner about the fear of death. The conversation was introduced when I channeled a friend who died in a drunk driving accident. The Fear of Death I asked Ray, “Do you wonder or worry about what it’s like to die?” He responded, “Every day.” What is it like to die? First, the spirit explained, "It's like closing your eyes and then waking up in Heaven with everyone you...

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Silent Suffering: How To Break Free Of The Shame of Mental Illness

Last week, I learned so much about the power of a parent's love in the face of death and great adversity. I felt a wide range of emotions that took me on a ride that some would describe as sheer hell: anger, helplessness, and grief. However, the moment I stepped off the spiral of silent suffering, I felt a surging wave of gratitude, compassion, and empathy. And, a focus on what truly...

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PART 2: How The Emotional Overwhelm of Rescuing An Orphaned Bunny Taught Me Empathy of A Father’s Journey To Save His Dying Son

Last week was quite a week emotional overwhelm. I appreciate many of your on Facebook and Instagram messages giving encouragement of our bunny rescue story. And, I received a message from Ary on Instagram asking why situation happened to me and what the rabbit symbolized in my life right now. Here’s the story… To read Part One of the story, click here. Stepping Onto The Emotional Roller Coaster From there, we purchased every possible item...

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PART 1: How The Emotional Overwhelm of Rescuing An Orphaned Bunny Taught Me Empathy of A Father’s Journey To Save His Dying Son

Last week was quite a week emotional overwhelm. I appreciate many of your on Facebook and Instagram messages giving encouragement of our bunny rescue story. And, I received a message from Ary on Instagram asking why situation happened to me and what the rabbit symbolized in my life right now. Here’s the story… My husband, Franck, and children found a newborn bunny in our garden right next to our vegetable garden. I...

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The Shameless Mom Academy Explores Wealth & Happiness [PODCAST]

The Shameless Mom Academy Explores Wealth & Happiness I had a fabulous time talking with Sara Dean, the host of Shameless Mom Academy Podcast. Sarah asked me all about my personal history, how I help business leaders and entrepreneurs find balance with their careers, families, and personal ambitions and do it more abundantly. We had so much fun that I stayed on extra and walked Sara through her own personal history with success and...

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Tapping Into Hidden Pain: Outdoor Retailer Day 3

Tapping Into Hidden Pain Reveals Our Unresolved Emotional Burdens Day 2 at Outdoor Retailer was a come to Jesus moment for me. I had to let go of my past to embrace my future. And that mean to tap into the hidden pain that manifested as panic attacks. Day 3 of Outdoor Retailer was a chance for me to continue the momentum of leading and coaching but on a more personal tone. On Day...

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