Lasting Happiness Inside-out
I am a 56-year-old mother of 2 sons and an overjoyed grandmother of 5, working as a counselor in a thriving private practice.
I have a huge belief in the transformative power of creativity and learning and growing through the sharing of experiences. I am a lover of life who is passionate about mental health and well-being and raising awareness around it and the negative impact of adverse childhood experiences.
Back to Love
My book was released on January 7th, 2021
About Back to Love
Back to Love shares and tells the story of my self-rediscovery, of my psychological, spiritual, social and racial healing journey, undertaken after experiencing, what was then in 1987 called a nervous breakdown.
This mental health crisis- which I go on to more aptly reframe as a Spiritual Breakthrough - was brought on by a range of traumas experienced in childhood and triggered at that time in 1987 by an unwholesome relationship and a troubled relationship with food, namely Bulimia.
This book offers hope and the message that however one’s life starts out, and however the world tries to bury one in "statistic", that there is light at the end of the tunnel, and there's that something inside so strong that can help us make it through, begin again, and go on to live a mostly joyous, purposeful, wholehearted and complete life, according to how we choose to experience it.
The book begins when I become a mother at 18 years old and promised myself that being a mother would be the new start, I felt, that my life needed at that time, having come out of a childhood which never truly got started.
As a young mother I promised myself, and my new born child, that this would be his-and my-very best of starts. That decision changed my path and squarely placed me on the road of healing and self-rediscovery, an unfolding and maturation that continues in my life to date.
Connect with Denise
Denise also keeps the following blog, sharing experiences and thoughts on topics very close to her heart: