Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Wow! Surviving hanging from over the side of the hill! Literally!

This Monday started just like any other day or at least any other Monday with the alarm going off at 6:30am.  The first thing to do of course is to check my calendar on the phone to make sure I don’t miss anything on the day’s schedule.

As soon as I reached Malibu Diamond gym for my morning workout, I was shocked to find out that the gym was vandalized overnight. It was terrible to see the glass broken everywhere and finding out that someone broke into my home-away-from- home, where most of my mornings are spent.  As I finally got on the stepper and tried to get a workout, my son called with the saddest news. He had just found out that one of his childhood friends had suddenly died and no one knew why and how.
It was a little too much early in the morning. The sadness of losing a young life like that was unbearable and I had a good cry.

Somehow got through the workout and was driving home, slowly going up the hill as I enjoy driving every day.   Suddenly, I felt good as I saw my friend Hermine walking down the hill. I decided to stop and say hello. Hermine likes to talk. She likes to tell stories.  So to save her from standing in the middle of the road as she would normally do to tell me something, I decided to pull over onto a very narrow shoulder. NOT A GOOD IDEA.  PLEASE DO NOT EVER DO THAT ON A STEEP HILL OVERLOOKING A VERY LOW CANYON AND NOT IN A REGULAR LOW TIRE CAR. Well I did it and learned the hard way what a horrible mistake that was.

Once the story was finished and after a few laughs between friends and saying bye to Hermine, I tried to pull out onto the road again and the scariest thing happened. The tires were spinning but not willing to move forward, instead the car started slipping back and I realized I was very close to the edge and if I tried to move again the car could easily go over with me in it. If there was a chance to get out of this, I had to drive in reverse while staying very close to the road.  Problem is I AM NOT A
VERY GOOD REVERSE DRIVER.  Today, at this moment, when I am hanging over the edge, I so wished I had practiced driving in reverse.  IT WAS SO SCARY. I WAS TREMBLING, ALMOST PARALYZED AND STUCK TO THE SEAT.

Hermine tried to help. Then tried to flag someone driving up the hill for help. Finally a good Samaritan stopped. His name was Ron, and he tried to guide me in my reverse driving pursuit, but when he realized I might make a slight fatal mistake and drive right off the cliff, he offered to do it for me.  I put the car in park and somehow slid out of it. He took my seat and like a pro drove backwards hugging the road and eventually when I saw one tire coming back on the road I knew the danger was over and we will be fine.

I could not believe that time passed and I was actually driving back home.  I trembled and cried for almost three more hours. My body was so tight from shaking and my head was hurting.

Thank you JC for the tea and eggs to calm me down. It was an unbelievably interesting day for sure. 

Advise from Captain Chris McKernan, Firestation 71, Malibu.  In any car accident, get out of the car as soon as you can. Your safety is more important than the car. 

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

My book “UNREPORTED” made No. 1 International Bestseller!!

I am so excited and grateful and feel so blessed to have my work of love in my book “UNREPORTED” ranked No. 1 International Bestseller in the US, Canada, Australia and # 7 in UK.

It took my whole life to learn about domestic abuse, and the last 6 years to really understand why I had to go through it and what my purpose would be in
this world.

I have no regrets. I know what abuse is.  I know how it feels and I know that no one deserve to feel like that. I am sure and strong enough now that not only can I protect myself but I have built enough knowledge, empathy and skills to know that I am prepared to help others when I see someone suffering in an abusive situation.

As my son so profoundly reminded me just a couple of days ago, no matter how much I want to help and no matter how much it hurts me to see someone putting up with abuse or living in it, I cannot help unless that someone wants help or is ready to be helped. So, my job right now is to increase awareness about the cancer that an abusive relationship can be. My book UNREPORTED brings awareness to this subject and lets you know that when you are ready to break the cycle, there is help and you can escape.

Today I am living a life which proves there can be an amazing life after.  We just need to have courage to go find it.

I thank you all so much for making my book, “UNREPORTED” an International Bestseller.  Primarily I want you to know you are not alone. Reach out, there is help. And most importantly, the life you deserve to live is waiting for you. Go get it. Learn to L.I.V.E. that
free life.

Best wishes,


Thursday, July 7, 2016

UNREPORTED - Bestseller book launch


Early Thursday AM, 07/07 is the day to discover my book, UNREPORTED: Domestic Abuse is an UNREPORTED crime and Learning to L.I.V.E. free is a journey...

In my new Bestseller, I share my story of living through the  domestic abuse for over forty years until I decided to stop accepting it. The stories in this book are an amalgamation of experiences from men and women who have been there too. We have all chosen to fight abuse and are now living wonderfully free lives. 

Although both men and women can be abused, in most cases, the victims are women. Domestic violence knows no boundaries. It is a cancer. It does not discriminate against age, color, race, gender, financial status, education or sexual preference. 

I am speaking out to let those who are in abusive relationships know that there is a better life out there for them. Through my book, I show victims how to break the abuse cycle and help them understand and believe that they truly deserve a life in freedom and self-love.

"We go to the gym when we want to get into physical shape. We also must try to achieve emotional shape as well as a good spiritual condition. I highly recommend this brilliantly written book to you all. I think that it is very important for us all. Love and Peace, always." ~ Oscar winner, Louis Gossett, Jr.

Here is the link: www.amazon.com/dp/B01E9ZB29Y  

1. Thursday, 07/07, access the online Kindle or download version of the book for just US $0.99 for 24 hours only!
2. Write a brief review of the book or the preview after purchase. We are shooting for 5 stars!
3. Share this outstanding opportunity TODAY with friends.

Enjoy and let me know your thoughts about my new book.



Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Working hard to Be the Best Role Model to My Sons

I am a smart, intelligent, strong and a beautiful woman. I will not apologize for it. I live a free and empowered life in Malibu CA. 

I am the mother of two grown sons. Being a mother has been the best job I have ever had and would not trade it for anything. Since my sons are grown now and are living independent lives of their own, I don't have to do everyday things for them or even see them everyday, but my job as a mother is never done. I work hard to show them by example that living a life of self-respect takes effort and perseverance. It also takes knowing and believing that we are responsible for our own happiness.

We need and deserve to be happy and enjoy personal freedom 100% of the time - not once in a while. I will not allow anyone to hurt or make me feel bad about myself. It is my job to love myself so much that I never accept anything less than best for

I am a Mediator and a Peacemaker. 

I am the Publisher of Malibu Chronicle, a multi-media publication. I am also the author of the book titled “UNREPORTED”. My book is so-named because domestic abuse is an unreported crime whereas, Learning to L.I.V.E. is a journey we should strive for.  L.I.V.E. stands for Love yourself, Insist on freedom, Victory over Victim Syndrome and Empowered Being. 

I am happy to be living in peace and Universal love. When I was young my dad used to say, "She makes friends as she goes." I am glad that even though I’ve gone through all sorts of ups and downs in my life, my father was right, as I maintained my ability and passion for making friends as I go. I am usually happy and smiling. I love to dance and exercise. Most of all I love to work and be productive.

I try to be positive and unassuming. I believe everything happens for a reason and I am always looking for the lessons in all situations, so I can learn what I am supposed to learn and keep moving forward. 

I want to be a good role model for my sons because being a Mom is the job that is going to stay with me for the rest of my life.