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The Path to Abundance: Embracing Emotional Health with Abundance Life Coaching

In a fast-paced and demanding world, emotional well-being often takes a back seat to other pressing concerns. However, what if I told you that emotional health is the hidden key to unlocking a life of abundance and fulfillment? This is precisely the foundation upon which Abundance Life Coaching, a transformative program developed by Jimmy and Sarah LaRowe, is built.

Abundance Life Coaching takes a holistic approach to well-being, recognizing that emotional health is a crucial pillar upon which the rest of our lives stand. It’s not just about finding ways to manage emotions but also about understanding their profound influence on every aspect of our existence, be it physical, spiritual, mental, or emotional.

At the core of the program lies the Emotional Entrance Interview, a powerful platform that helps individuals identify and comprehend their feelings. It acts as a mirror reflecting our emotional states, uncovering how we give and receive love, and shedding light on past traumas that may have shaped our emotional landscapes. Through this process, Abundance Life Coaching experts help clients reframe their narratives and gain awareness of the pivotal role emotions play in their lives.

One of the primary objectives of the program is to encourage clients to embrace their emotions fully. Numbing ourselves to feelings might seem like a temporary solution to pain, but in reality, it stunts our personal growth and prevents us from living life to the fullest. The Emotional Entrance Interview aims to reignite emotional responsiveness, guiding clients to recognize the significance of their emotional home – the metaphorical place where our emotional state resides, directly influencing the quality of our lives.

Yet, Abundance Life Coaching is not solely about individual emotional growth; it extends its reach to enrich interpersonal relationships. The program’s two-pronged approach to emotional intelligence focuses on personal and social competence. Clients are empowered to explore their own motives and given the tools to effectively express their feelings and needs to others.

This journey is a collaborative effort. Abundance Life Coaching serves as a supportive sounding board, allowing clients to process their emotions and break free from old patterns. The program offers a plethora of tools and strategies designed to alleviate emotional baggage, empowering clients to determine the emotional weights they carry and how long they choose to hold onto them. By using “The Weight We Carry Analogy,” clients are guided through an analytical approach to evaluate their emotional burdens and release what no longer serves them.

A core principle of the program is meeting clients where they are emotionally. Through personalized strategies, Abundance Life Coaching helps clients manage their emotions and overcome destructive patterns. In an environment free from judgment, coaches act as empathetic guides, supporting clients on their journeys to understand and express their emotions better.

Moreover, the program equips clients with the ability to identify emotional triggers and develop effective coping mechanisms to handle stress and conflict. By embarking on a journey of self-discovery, clients learn to channel stress and pain into constructive communication, replacing impulsive reactions with thoughtful responses. This approach fosters an understanding of the role emotions play in decision-making and emphasizes the need for proactive emotional well-being.

By harnessing the power of emotions as guiding forces that shape actions, decisions, and relationships, the Abundance Life Coaching Program empowers clients to unlock the potential of their own emotions and cultivate emotional fitness. Through this individualized approach, clients regain emotional responsiveness, enriching the quality of their lives, and building resilience.

If you’re searching for balance, purpose, and fulfillment in every facet of your life, your transformation begins with the Abundance Life Coaching Program. Take the leap towards emotional awareness and understanding, and open the door to a life of abundance, joy, and fulfillment. Embrace the power of your emotions and watch as the world aligns to your newfound resilience and emotional well-being. Abundance Life Coaching holds the key to unlock your potential for greatness, get ready to channel your emotional health as you run your emotions instead of your emotions running you! 

The Secret of the Light: A conversation with Rabbi Daniel Cohen.

Rabbi Daniel Cohen is a popular motivator, mentor, and inspirational speaker and has served in the rabbinate for over thirty years. He currently serves as senior Rabbi at Congregation Agudath Sholom in Stamford, Connecticut, the largest modern orthodox synagogue in New England. 

As we move into the holiday season, now is the time to reach higher in our lives and embrace what really matters and is meaningful. 

Jason Robinson: Rabbi Cohen, how do we access real light in our lives? 

Rabbi Daniel Cohen: Well, let me ask you a question first. What if we could feel and see the divine right here in our midst? How would we treat one another? How would we speak to one another? What if we act like that right now. Let’s treat one another that way right now. Let’s treat everyone we come across as if they matter. As if every moment matters. Because every moment does matter. 

Jason Robinson: Rabbi Cohen, you have a brand new book out called The Secret of the Light. Can you share with us what this book is about and why you decided to write it?

Rabbi Daniel Cohen: Thank you so much for asking. I am speaking to you from the spiritual center of the universe, Jerusalem. It is the bridge between Heaven and Earth and a symbol that God is everywhere if we let Him in.

The Secret of the Light is a true story that happened to me a number of years ago. I met with a mystic in Jerusalem who gave me the answer to the question, “How do we access the divine?” He opened up my eyes to an ancient roadmap for living – The Secret of the Light and, in particular, the power of Psalms. I will never forget his words to me. King David experienced the peaks and valleys of life but never lost faith in knowing that God may be hidden, but he is ever present in the world. That is as true today as it was then. We simply need to know this and call upon it.

You see, every one of us can tap into this secret and reveal the Divine light even in the darkest of times and places. The Secret of the Light will show you how to access that light. It is a book of hope, love, and courage.

Jason Robinson: What must we do first to understand and live the secret?

Rabbi Daniel Cohen: The key or the secret is to see the face of God in every human being and anticipate opportunities for eternal impact every single day. In a world filled with despair and darkness, the Secret ignites hope and light. If we lived The Secret of the Light, the world would be an infinitely brighter place, but it takes each of us to practice this.

Jason Robinson: Can you share with us a little more about the story in the book?

Rabbi Daniel Cohen: Yes, I would be happy to. One of the common elements for each of us as we live life on Earth is the experience of loss. In the face of tragedy and torn between the pressure of his father and the temptations of a mysterious woman, Caleb Uriel is unanchored and lost. Caleb is a budding young lawyer and observant Jew in the 1980s in New York City who struggles with his faith and direction in life. The sudden death of his mother awakens an inner earthquake and reveals the fragile nature of his beliefs.

A chance meeting with a street sweeper and hidden mystic named Elijah in Times Square, though, proves to be the spark to set him on a path for personal discovery and renewal. Elijah reveals to Caleb the existence of an ancient document, The Secret of the Light, whose substance and relevance can only be discovered through a journey to Israel and the power of Caleb’s choices.

Through the halls of a high-powered New York Law Firm, the cobble stones street of Safed and much more, Caleb learns, as do we, the timeless principles of the light and how we all possess the power to reignite our inner light and share it with the world. He discovers an ancient and timeless road map to restore his faith and ours in God, ourselves and humanity and that no time, person or place is devoid of God’s light.

This is the thing to remember: We are all on a journey. The Light is truly everywhere, and The Secret of the Light can help us to see it, and to reveal it. I cannot reveal the light on my own; we all need to reveal it. The World needs your light now more than ever, so I invite you to join me on this journey. 

Jason Robinson: What is this Light Brigade that you speak of? 

Rabbi Daniel Cohen: The Light Brigade is the name given to those who feel motivated to spread and reveal the Divine light everywhere. The book contains the principles of the secret. One of its foundational principles is that no human being possesses the exact same set of gifts, experiences and opportunities to reveal the light. As such, to make the world a brighter place full of love and hope, we all have a role to play. 

Jason Robinson: How does The Secret of the Light address grief and loss? I know the main character, Caleb, experiences a tragic loss. How does his story guide us?

Rabbi Daniel Cohen: One common experience we all have is the loss of loved ones. First losses might include grandparents, a beloved pet, and other relatives. No one lives without a brush with mortality and the fragility of life. Yet, Caleb learns that the soul lives on and it is possible to feel your loved ones presence always as Caleb does with his mother. The Secret offers comfort and strength.  

Jason Robinson: The holidays are a time when people feel the loss of loved ones who are no longer at family celebrations. How does the Secret offer wisdom to transcend sadness?

Rabbi Daniel Cohen: Caleb learns that we all have a choice – We can lament the darkness or increase the light. This message is a reminder not to be overwhelmed with grief but harness the memories of loved ones to increase that person’s light in the world. When we do that, our loved ones will live in us and through us always. 

Jason Robinson: Why is the message of The Secret of the Light important for our society right now?

Rabbi Daniel Cohen: In a world moving too fast, the Secret inspires you to slow down time and create eternal memories. In a world of divisions and demonizations, the Secret awakens you to see the face of God in every human being. In a world filled with darkness and despair, the Secret serves as a beacon for humanity to live life with joy, kindness, courage, and hope. If we lived the Secret of the Light, the world would be an infinitely brighter place. 

Jason Robinson: Do you have any final thoughts?

Rabbi Daniel Cohen: The Secret of the Light is meant to help us live in the light that is here and all around us. You simply have to tap into it. Read the story of Caleb and it will inspire you to see God in the darkest of places and spread the light all over the universe. 

About Rabbi Daniel Cohen: 

Popular motivator, mentor, and inspirational speaker, Rabbi Daniel Cohen’s unique blend of authenticity, humor, wisdom, and insight helps anyone better navigate contemporary society and lead a life of legacy. Rabbi Cohen has served in the rabbinate for over thirty years and speaks nationally on leading a life of legacy and is currently working on another book with former NBA All-Star and Olympic Gold medalist Allan Houston on their shared faith and its benefits for leading a meaningful life. He is co-host with Reverend Greg Doll of the nationally syndicated Radio Show, The Rabbi and the Reverend. Rabbi Cohen is the author of The Secret of the Light and What Will They Say About You When You Are Gone? Creating a Life of Legacy


To see more of Rabbi Daniel Cohen’s work, visit his website and Amazon page here.

Breaking out of self-destructive habits is never easy; life coach Rosetta Qadhi on loving yourself again

Since the beginning of time, humans have been shattering the glass ceiling with their potential and confidence. From dreaming to flying to creating airplanes, there is no doubt we all are limitless. We describe our true worth with our ability to imagine. There is nothing humans cannot achieve if they put their heart and mind into it. These are ideologies that have created and polished many great people throughout time. Such thoughts helped people like Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Angela Merkel, and Mary Barra imprint their names on the hall of fame. They all can claim the title of “Veni, Vidi, Vici.” Among these incredible people lies someone with a golden heart, the Rosetta Qadhi.


Rosetta Qadhi is the President and CEO of Think & Grow Rich Caribbean, a successful businesswoman, and entrepreneur. She was born and reared in Jamaica and grew up in poverty. Even though she was born in an underdeveloped country with limited opportunities, she never doubted her hard work. From a very young age, she realized the reality of life and understood only she could bring change in her life. Rosetta pushed the bar with Think and Grow Rich Caribbean Institute, while others dreamed she made them a reality. She attributes her success to Napoleon Hill’s teachings, which have changed her life, and she hopes to do the same for all of us.


Rosetta Qadhi always believes in helping others to achieve greatness. She understands how difficult it could be for anyone to break out of their destructive habit cycle. She knows how hard it could be for someone to quit smoking, gambling, or addiction to alcohol. How difficult it could be to focus on a career and be confident in your decisions. She knows how important it is for all of us to replace the negative voices in our heads that tell us, “It is too much for us” or “We can’t do it,” with motivating and cheerful screams. 


Every year, several people around us attempt suicide after giving up hope and losing everything. Hope is an essential part of our life, and it can strengthen us to move mountains or reach out to the stars. There is no shame in admitting your mistake and feeling a little down. During such phases in life, people like Rosetta Qadhi came down as a helping hand from god. Understanding how everyone carries different weights on their back and each individual requires special attention is what makes her the best at what she does. Her unique life experiences have made her mentally impenetrable, and she can see the hidden talent and suppress potential in you when no one can.  


Self-destructive habits can only be powerful if we allow them to be. There is no habit too strong that can stop you from quitting. If you are struggling with any self-destructive habits mentioned below, there is no need to worry.  


  • Attempting suicide.
  • Binge eating.
  • Compulsive activities like gambling, gaming, or shopping.
  • Impulsive and risky sexual behavior.
  • Overusing alcohol and drugs.
  • Self-injury, such as cutting, hair pulling, burning.
  • Being self-derogatory, insisting you’re not intelligent, capable, or attractive enough.
  • Changing yourself to please others.
  • Clinging to someone who is not interested in you.
  • Engaging in alienating or aggressive behavior that pushes people away.
  • Maladaptive behaviors, such as chronic avoidance, procrastination, and passive-aggressiveness.
  • Wallowing in self-pity.
  • Alcohol or drug use.
  • Childhood trauma, neglect, or abandonment.
  • Emotional or physical abuse.
  • Friends who self-injure.
  • Low self-esteem.
  • Social isolation, exclusion.


Such habits can cause some of the deadliest and most harmful mental disabilities, and all such issues need to be addressed with top priority. With the proper guidance and help, you can be free as a bird. The day you decide to set yourself free and break open, this virtual cage won’t stand a chance and won’t be able to hold your shine and glowing personality. You will realize the cell you think you are trapped in, or the hole you feel is sinking you in, lies just in your thoughts. You will find the confidence you always lack.


According to research, you can quit every bad habit and break all the walls that stop you from evolving into the best version of yourself in just four steps. 


Step 1: Acknowledging the issue. 

You cannot fight the enemies until you admit their existence. The first step toward a better life is to accept that you have a bad habit, addiction, or self-destructive actions. Acknowledging your enemies clears your thoughts from any surprise, and it puts you on the right track in your life as you can know who to defeat.


Step 2: Change your environment. 

It can be seen as a cliché step, but changing your environment and adding new, more productive, and positive people in your life can help you get over any impossible obstacle. Our subconscious mind learns and adapts many things from our surroundings, impacting our overall personality. Having a good crowd around you can benefit you in thousands of ways.


Step 3: Remind yourself the reason for achieving greatness.

Many of us realize our true worth, but procrastination and fears stop us from accomplishing such goals. A constant reminder can help you maintain your motivational level and uplift your confidence.


Step 4: Maintain your success.

Many of us climb up to the top and claim our throw easily, but most of us lack the consistency of living like a champion. We must not see this phase as a one-time deal; instead, we should be able to adapt it like a lifestyle and carry it with us till our last breath.

Everyone in this world deserves a second chance in life, even you. No matter what situations and demons you face in life, you can overcome anything with a bit of help. We live in a polarized society, with people having more poisonous tongues than a snake. In such an era, people like Rosetta Qadhi are a true blessing. They know the true happiness of helping others. Their life coaching has helped millions worldwide to accomplish all of their dreams and encouraged them toward self-love.

Memphis Business Journal’s Executive of the Year Henry E. Reaves III Shares Advocacy of Defending the Oppressed

Because of Henry’s impeccable leadership skills, passion, and commitment to his cause, he recently won Executive of the Year at this year’s iteration of Memphis Business Journal’s Annual Small Business Awards. The prestigious event honored the city’s most distinguished business entrepreneurs and visionaries for their outstanding contributions to society. Even though the founder could not attend the event, Chief Operating Officer Ted Cummins was joined onstage by several other Reaves Law Firm employees to accept the award.

Aside from this, Henry has received other accolades and titles, such as the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal and the Air Force Achievement Medal, both of which were awarded during his military service. In addition, he was recognized for his exceptional efforts toward Operation Enduring Freedom.

What pushed Henry to become an advocate for the oppressed and abused is his firsthand experience with defending bigwigs. Right after graduating from Indiana University School of Law, he worked for a firm that defended insurance companies and corporations. However, witnessing how these influential players strongarm ordinary people to follow their whims left many negative emotions on the principled man.

“Basically, what I was doing was keeping hurt people from getting paid, and I had conflicts with that. It didn’t sit well with me,” he explained. Given this, the visionary has decided to start his own practice. Using the knowledge he acquired from his first job, Henry is now on the other side of the fence, defending the rights of the common people. “It helps me because I got to see the other side. I know their tactics and how they look at cases and evaluate cases. Just being on that side, living it and walking it, was priceless,” he shared.

Now, Reaves Law Firm is one of the fastest-growing mid-sized law firms in the Southeast region. It caters to a broad area, including Tennessee, Mississippi, and Arkansas. Aside from its impressive track record, what allowed the venture to achieve massive success is its unwavering dedication to its goal. As Henry meaningfully declared, “We want to be loved by our clients, we want to be respected by our peers, and we want to be feared by our opposition.”

Shawn Michael Fair Making Sure Independent Contractors Have their Finances Sorted out For Life

Never having to worry about money or finances is everyone’s goal, regardless of what they do. Unfortunately, one category of the labor force that barely has finances figured out is the independent contractor category, primarily because they have to handle everything all by themselves, in contrast to many blue-collar employees or workers in organized employment who often have insurance, pension and other perks. Finance professional and mentor Shawn Fair is committed to ensuring independent contractors that they never have to worry about their financial situations again.

Understanding the challenges of retirement or being out of work, Shawn Michael Fair set out to help as many people as possible fix the financial aspect of their lives to enable them to lead better lives. Being a leadership coach, mentorship expert and finance professional has brought him in close contact with thousands of people and has opened his eyes to their realities. Because of this, he understands what kind of help many people need. In his capacity as an agent with New York Life Insurance Company and a registered representative with NYLIFE Securities LLC (member FINRA/SIPC), a licensed insurance agency, he has achieved immense success since he joined in 2021.

Shawn Michael Fair’s role as a Series 7 and Series 63 license holder positions him to help individuals create financial strategies that work. He believes that people should put their money to work rather than just leave it sitting in the bank. He shows his clients what they can do with their money and recommends financial vehicles he knows will align with their best interests. “I have a strong desire to help people manifest their dreams by discovering their own resourcefulness. I’ve seen too many people use cookie-cutter molds for life, pursuing wealth, thinking that they will find life in wealth. I want to help individuals see that they each desire to live their lives uniquely and that they can create a financial plan and align their resources with the lives they want to live, not the ones that get advertised on popular tv channels and movies,” Shawn explained.

Shawn Fair is well-qualified to help people in the areas he has chosen. He has life and health insurance licenses and is licensed to practice in Michigan and Illinois. He is currently taking an MBA program at Cornerstone University to beef up his other degrees from University Liggett School in Grosse PointeWoods, MI (2014) and Kalamazoo College in Kalamazoo, MI (2019). His goal is to see everyone in business have assurances that their financial future is secure.

With a specific focus on self-employed individuals, business owners, contractors, entrepreneurs and their families, Shawn Michael Fair’s goal for the next few years is to set them on a path that empowers them to live their dream lives. “I want to see them open that bakery, clothing store, private practice, or restaurant that they’ve always dreamed of because if they do what they love, they’ll love what they do, and love makes the world go round,” he said.

Ann Marks’ The Full Feedings Method Helps Parents Build Consistent Sleep Routine for Babies

Parenthood brings many joys, but all parents, especially new ones, share one challenge in common – building effective sleep habits for their babies. Sleeplessness and parenthood are often perceived to go hand-in-hand, but Ann Marks says differently. The creator of The Full Feeding Method, Ann Marks, has played an instrumental role in guiding parents to put their babies to sleep effectively and consistently, building a system that prevents neither the parent nor the child from losing a good night’s sleep.

As a mother of three herself, including twins, Ann Marks knows how difficult it can be to implement consistent sleep habits for infants. Hence, she developed The Full Feedings Method, which has proven effective in helping parents achieve consistent nighttime sleep from birth. The method veers away from the popular sleep training method of crying it out. Instead, the method helps parents meet the baby’s need for enough food to fully satisfy their stomach, ensuring that there is no need to feed at night (when age-appropriate) as well as preventing them from sleeping too much during the daytime (so 12-hours of nighttime sleep is possible). Once all age-appropriate needs are met, The Full Feedings Method guarantees a baby can sleep naturally every night and even help keep the consistent nighttime sleep through the many transitions of baby’s first years of life. 

“My method can begin from birth and involves no crying. It also encourages parents to hold and help their babies to sleep, which is good for sleep and mental health,” said Ann Marks, emphasizing that The Full Feedings Method is ideal for babies of all ages. The program is available for parents who registered for membership in the life-changing coaching course where Ann Marks offers tools and all the ingredients needed to develop healthier sleep patterns. The program also offers phone and email support for parents who may have questions at any given time, a service signifying the founder’s commitment to genuinely helping parents address the problem of sleep deprivation.

With the membership, parents get access to a simple three-step method explaining how to establish consistent sleep, as well as monthly guides showing parents age-appropriate sleep routines for their children. The program also provides over 80 helpful videos and 50 PDFs to help parents understand their baby’s eating and sleeping problems better anywhere they want. 

“I honestly just wanted my daughter to sleep so that I could sleep too. That was my only goal. I was searching for a method that would get my daughter sleeping through the night as quickly as possible, without compromising her needs at any time or leaving her to ‘cry it out,” Ann Marks said. “I wanted something flexible and gentle yet effective. I decided to create an alternative – a full night of sleep for any parent who wants it, without having to sleep-train their baby,” she added further. 

Ann Marks shared that she developed the program because of her love for sleeping, understanding that a good rest is crucial for people to function to their fullest, especially for parents whose responsibility is to care for their children. She saw many parents being conditioned that parenthood would cause them to never sleep again, and she wanted to give parents an alternative…a full night of sleep for any parent who wanted it. Today, The Full Feedings Method has changed not only her life but also the lives of many parents worldwide.

She can be found helping parents daily on Instagram @fullfeedings and via her Online Programs at https//

Changemaker Heather Stone Carves Success-Enabling Paths for Hopefuls Across the Globe

One of the most common roadblocks that hinder people from achieving success is their self-limiting beliefs. While these beliefs are reasonable, they are also unnecessary.

Self-limiting beliefs can be attributed to society’s obsession with perfection, and this poses a problem because nothing or nobody is perfect in this lifetime. Life is filled with thousands of imperfect situations that allow us to translate our visions into actions and encourage us to learn from our mistakes and grow. Thus, experiencing these misfortunes is only part of a larger goal that we have unknowingly prepared for a long time, and personalities like Heather Stone know exactly what role they play in our pursuit of success. Pounding the pavement with her crest of excellence, positivity, and zeal, this power player aims to lead and inspire others by grounding their lives on consistent growth.

Armed with an unparalleled knack for maneuvering others towards the pinnacles of greatness, Heather Stone is a motivational speaker, mentor, former FinTech executive, and nine-figure entrepreneur who is currently making waves across various industries. Although this changemaker is widely known for her successes, none can compare to the recognition she has received for being a source of inspiration to hundreds of thousands of aspiring hopefuls across the globe. On a mission to push boundaries for those looking to get ahead, Heather utilizes her influence to create purpose-driven initiatives that will catalyze change and impact the lives of many individuals worldwide.

For many years, the globally renowned life expert has brought the people’s sense of purpose to fruition. As a frontier of growth, awareness, and mindfulness, she co-founded several initiatives, such as GameAbove Capital, an entity with funds dedicated to promoting and aiding women and minority groups in achieving financial security. On top of that, she is also the co-founder of Capstone Holdings Inc. and the brilliant host behind the Mentors and Moguls Podcast. The podcast serves as an avenue where both public and private figures share their strategies for achieving success, helping carve paths for aspiring hopefuls across the globe. Unlike any other run-of-the-mill podcast, the show features CEOs, entrepreneurs, leading authorities, and more inspirational figures across industries.

Today, Heather Stone continues to make significant strides in paving the way for dreamers and go-getters worldwide through her project called “Unplug & Rejuvenate 2023”, where she gathers over 30 years of experience as an industry leader and offers strategies in the form of a masterclass and a workshop that can help people rise through the ranks in their chosen fields. Through this, Heather hopes to help people ignite the passion for success from within and see them transcend limitations in the years to come.

As can be gleaned from Heather Stone’s list of achievements, it is clear that this is only the beginning of her passion-driven journey. She hopes to carve a success-enabling path for others and see hopefuls translate their vision into reality. Through her triumphs, this power player aims to be a source of inspiration for thousands of aspirants across the world.

April Mata Shares Why She Has Committed Her Life to Serve Others

Adversities in life can either make or break a person. April Mata is someone who has been through unimaginable things since childhood, experiences that no child should ever have to go through. She stood her ground and did not allow her circumstances to define her future through it all. Instead of wallowing over things that defiled her innocence and the early years of her life, she chose to find silver linings and clung to the hope of better days. On a mission to make a difference, April Mata now leverages her experiences to help children and adults feel that they are not alone in their battles.

“My parents divorced when I was seven, and my life quickly got turned upside down. As soon as my dad moved out, my mom was already moving a new man in,” shared April Mata. “One morning, I awoke upon hearing my mom’s voice. As I walked downstairs, she quickly got off the phone and proceeded to tell me that she had something to tell me: ‘Gilbert isn’t your real father, but I’m taking you to meet your real father today!’ That day she took me to meet my real father, who lived across the street from us in my grandparents’ basement. My life has never been the same since that day,” she narrated in detail.

At that moment, April Mata said she felt that everything she ever believed in was a lie as if the world she knew all her life no longer made any sense. During that time, she also recalled everything she had to go through in life: sexual abuse, mental abuse, physical abuse, addiction, divorce, and the loss of her brother, two children, cousin, and many other loved ones. She shared that it felt as if the world was closing in on her, ready to engulf her every being. But through it all, April Mata shared that her children have been her saving grace.

Through her adversities, she grew stronger. Learning and navigating life through parenting, and seeing the world through a parental lens, allowed her to advocate for the needs of children. Today, she is advocating for children on social norms, family courts, and parental alienation to ensure that no other child has to suffer the same way she did. Her adversities were a blessing because they molded her to be the exact empathetic person she is today. But she has made it her mission to help children get the childhood they deserve.

“Throughout every downfall and painful experience has made me such a strong person. It was difficult, and I’ve seen many others give up altogether. It saddens me to think of the people out there feeling lost and alone, and I just know that my experiences will not be in vain,” April Mata said. “Somehow, I’ve managed to find the light through the darkness.” April Mata wants nothing more than to help others shed light on things that drag them to dark tunnels. As one who has been through the worst, April Mata shared that there will always be light, and the world, despite its troubles and failures, always has a hope to offer.

Shay Olivia Is Helping Individuals Thrive Through Exceptional Coaching and Consulting

Every individual has their own concept of success. To others, it could mean making a difference in the lives of people or the world. It could also mean doing something one is passionate about or feeling a sense of accomplishment through career progression. Everyone approaches success differently depending on how they define it, and although the path towards it may appear intimidating or daunting, Shay Olivia proves that it does not have to remain difficult. 

Bringing to the table years of experience in professional coaching and consulting, Shay has helped transform the lives of thousands of women and empowered them as they pursue success. On top of being a keynote speaker, a talk show and a radio host, she is also an internationally published author in psychosomatic healing, stress and depression studies.  

“My calling is to help broken, in transition, post-divorce, unmotivated, distracted and overlooked women get back on their feet, launch a business, and move forward to health and wealth,” Shay shared. At the core of her efforts is her dedication to aiding others in healing from abuse, building businesses, and growing in mental health and financial wealth.

Combining her expertise, professional techniques, and compassionate guidance, Shay has counseled women from all walks of life and assisted them in accomplishing personal and business milestones. Shay expertly oversees all aspects of the clients’ needs, from early planning phases to consistently executing tasks to help them achieve the results they are aiming for. 

Through her unique 30-day coaching program, Shay presents a comprehensive approach to healing and success. No goal is too small or too big, and progress is determined by the clients’ attitude and efforts towards it. “Committing is the most important. If you don’t commit, that means you don’t begin, and there can be no end without a beginning. The gist is to focus on getting clear about what you want in all areas of your life for years to come. Remember, your goals open up possibilities, they give you focus for your future, and they call you forward,” Shay explained. 

Shay always goes above and beyond in delivering excellent and unparalleled services to the clients. As a professional coach, she puts emphasis on accountability and how it helps an individual practice personal responsibility and prioritizes one’s interest, as well as how investing time in completing tasks to reach a goal is critical to achieving it. 

“The right partner in your life keeps you accountable to invest your time in completing the tasks rather than wasting idle time in fruitless activity with them,” she remarked.

Shay Olivia continues to be remarkable in inspiring, empowering and encouraging others to find their voice and realize their potential to create the life they envision for themselves. Moving forward, she intends to share her expertise with more people across the world and support them to become the best versions of themselves and experience the best things that life has to offer.