Women Breaking Barriers

Women Breaking  Barriers

Women Breaking Barriers as described by Marquita Herald, Author and Editor is a collection of inspiring personal stories from fourteen extraordinary women about resilience, reinvention, and breaking barriers of adversity and limiting beliefs to create the life you love. 

I was very honored to be invited to participate in this awesome collaboration.  With pleasure, I share this free ebook download which you can get by clicking here ====> Women Breaking Barriers

Read these stories and you may find you identify feeling as though someone has walked into your life and viewed your experience, strength, and hope. 

A must read let me introduce you to the Ladies of Women Breaking Barriers

Lydia Brown  Waiting to Exhale

Lydia Brown, MS, CSAC, MAC, ICADC is a wife, mother, and grandmother living in Virginia. She has over 20 years experience with regulatory compliance in the field of alcohol and substance abuse and is presently a hired consultant for programs seeking to become CARF accredited.
Suzie Cheel   Life, Death, or Dialysis
Suzie Cheel is the Heart Whisperer and creator of the Heart Whisper Daily Guidance Oracle Cards, a certified Law of Attraction Trainer, intuitive coach, artist, inspirational speaker and author of the upcoming book, Lucky to Be Alive: How I used the Law of Attraction and the Power of Self – Love to Save My Life
Kimberly Dalferes    When Wonder Woman Needs a Time Out
Humor writer Kimberly “Kimba” Dalferes is a native Floridian who pretends to be a Virginian. She’s an accomplished king salmon slayer, estate sale junkie, and sometimes writes books, including I  Was In Love With a Short Man Once and Magic Fishing Panties


Lesly Federici   How I Discovered the Person I Was Meant To Be
Lesly Federici is a Registered Nurse (RN) who specialized in Labor & Delivery. Since 1998 she’s been building websites, especially blogs, and helping others do the same. She is the CEO and owner of the Power Affiliate Club (PAC), a blogging community focused on providing education, support, and promotion of members through interactive engaging programs.
Beverley Golden   Looking Back To Look Forward
Beverley Golden is a writer, raconteur, peacenik and health & vitality consultant, who loves testing unconventional ways to shift paradigms in the playing fields of health and wellness, storytelling and creativity as a path to world peace. She courageously uncovers the humor in life’s crazy situations, offering hope, while promoting inner wisdom through the written word. “Trust your intuition even when no one else sees your point of view” is her signature mantra.  
Her best – selling book, Confessions of a Middle-Aged hippie, bursts with anecdotes from her years in the entertainment industry, coupled with her stories of survival from a life lived with health issues.
Dana Gore  How I Freed My Mind and Learned To Think For Myself
Dana Gore is a health and fitness professional, author, wellness coach, and freelance writer, fascinated with human consciousness. She provides a practical and realistic approach to healthy living and self -awareness and is the creator of iammyimagination.com which is a blog dedicated to healthy living, creativity, and personal development.
Dana to write her first book, A Simple Guide to Exercise Safety (What you Don’t Know CAN Hurt You) for which she received an award of merit. 
Julie Gorges   What Are You Waiting For?
Julie Gorges is an author and award – winning journalist who writes about finding happiness, adventure, and fulfillment as a boomer.  
Her blog, Baby Boomer Bliss tackles challenges facing the 50 – plus crowd such as aging parents, stress management, coping with loss, retirement, and empty nest syndrome with refreshing candor and humor.
Rose Mary Griffith   The Blessing of Second Chances
RoseMary has been mad about getting the written word onto the blank page since before age 12. She got as happy as could be when computers came along so that she could read back what she wrote.
Recovering from a nearly perfect childhood in the countryside of western Pennsylvania has led to adventures from coast to coast, multiple islands, and jaunts around Europe on trains, buses and in some wickedly driven taxis.
Marquita Herald  Obstacles Are There To Show You the Way
Marquita Herald is a personal development and resilience coach, author, blogger, founder and chief evangelist at Emotionally Resilient Living where she challenges people to think about things in different ways and not just accept the status quo, to pay attention to their lives and take responsibility for their choices, and believe, really BELIEVE in their ability to grow beyond their circumstances and direct the course of their lives.
Her professional background includes a successful career in international sales and marketing, followed by a decade as an award –  winning life and small business coach.
Nicola McLeod  The Value in Stopping
Nicola McLeod has a 14-year corporate background in the investment management industry in a role that neither fulfilled n or inspired me. With a BA degree in Law & Management and a background in law and financial regulation, the thought of leaving my well – paid, secure job to follow my dreams was terrifying.
I suffered low self – confidence, had no direction and felt completely overwhelmed with life and its responsibilities, I had to take a step back from everything to recalibrate until I figured out my way forward.
Donna Merrill  How I Beat Depression to Grow a Successful Business
Donna is a leading professional blogger and blogging coach. She has created many popular training programs for bloggers and also operates her own dynamic coaching club, the VIP CLUB for bloggers.
Phoenicia Oyeniyi  My Journey from Victim to Victory!
Phoenicia Oyeniyi is a Christian, wife, and mother of two beautiful children living in Kent, United Kingdom.  She works full – time in a management position, runs a church women’s group, a worship women’s group, a worship team and blogs! She has been a blogger for little over two years and wonders why on earth she waited so long!  
After battling low self – esteem and bouts of depression throughout her teenage years, she now has the confidence to recognize her skills and expertise and use them to encourage and impact on the lives of others.
Jeannette Paladino  How Did I Get This Old?
Jeannette Paladino began her career as a business reporter. Currently, she is a
business and social media writer, veteran blogger and project manager. She helps organizations and executives build brand awareness for their companies in blogs, annual reports, and other written materials as well as on social media.
One of her specialties is helping LinkedIn members create their LinkedIn Professional Headlines and Summaries to reflect their personal brands.
Vatsala Shukla  3 Important Keys to Make Decisions That Really Matter
Vatsala Shukla is an FCA from ICAEW, a Certified LIFE Coach, Master SPIRIT LIFE Coach, Kindle Author and recognized Goodreads Author.  A self – confessed student of Life, Vatsala helps spiritually – minded professionals who’ve hit a speed breaker in their career or businesses requiring radical & innovative intervention create breakthroughs
with customized solutions that tap into their hidden talents and skills.
Her Signature System guides clients to fit the pieces of their unique puzzle achieving desired results with holistic transformation.


Many thanks to Marquita Herald for bringing us all together!


Well, there you have it 14 amazing women and their story about how they faced adversity and their journey to overcome. 

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