I am a forty-four year old single mother, who decided to pursue a degree in Forensic Psychology. I served for four years in the United States Air Force and was a participant in the Gulf War. After coming home from the military, I was a changed woman. I joined the Air Force a happy seventeen year old young lady, but I returned a confused, angry, and depressed twenty-one year old. I attempted college right away but the depressing and nightmares were too debilitating. I went to many different counselors but to no avail, I was not any better. I worked several jobs, got married, still no change. I was so severely depressed I found myself in a hotel room questioning if I wanted to live. I decided that I was going to end my life. As a long time Christian I did the only thing I knew to do without second thought: pray. I had an epiphany. There was a movie of my life right before my eyes. I saw the choice I made and how I was affected. I realized that my life was a direct product of my poor choices and negative thoughts. At that moment I coined a phrase that will be my mantra for the rest of my beautiful life: “These seeds you sow today will be the trees that shade your tomorrow”.
After my mental resurrection, I started devouring self-help and metaphysical books. Every book I could get my hands on! I read books on the brain and how your thoughts have a direct impact on your physical and emotional well-being. I read books on positive thinking by authors like Prentice Mulford, Neville Goddard, Earl Nightingale, and a host of others. I decided that I was going to take control of my life by taking control of my mind. I realized that I went thought the valley of dry bones so that I could help others get through their journey. I decided to dedicate my life to the practice of loving myself and helping others see their true selves.
I am a certified life coach. I have several clients that I coach on a regular basis. I have worked on several documentaries with people in impoverished communities. I am a Chaplain assistant at a prison in North jersey and I do volunteer work at a treatment program. I recently had the opportunity to work on a reality show with Wayne Morris, lead singer from the group Boys to Men. By no means do I pose as a doctor; I only tell my clients what I have learned from personal experience and mentoring I received from psychologist and metaphysicians.
I am happy to join the Gleaner and to offer out readers and my school community relief in times of stress. Ask away and bring me any problem you face. I hope to help you acknowledge the answers that are already within you. While you see validation or confirmation from me in this column, remember that this is a step towards affirming your own ability to shape your world.
Be it taboo, uncomfortable, disheartening or embarrassing; reach out to me, Ask Loria, so I can help you sow the good seeds of today.