F-cubed is a labor of love and inspiration. 25 years ago I moved from Chicago to Los Angeles. At this time I began to suffer from some health issues. As my amazing connection with the universe began, my first inspiration and mentor, Sharyn Wynters, Naturopath/Author was brought into my life. Along my journey I learned from her and emulated everything she told me to do and say.
Quickly my health began to improve. I did what was my natural instinct and wanted to share my recovery with others. Throughout my adult life, I have continued to educate myself on health and nutrition. Along with this insight my journey of personal development began. Over the years I have read countless books, attended workshops and webinars. All of these incredible individuals have inspired me and touched me.
I grew up around complete dysfunction and mental illness. I’ve been in therapy since I was 16. The tools that I’ve learned I have incorporated into my life today and I continue to do so. I have been practicing yoga and meditation for almost 25 years, and this has changed my life in many positive ways.
A year and a half after my son was born I was faced with one of the biggest decisions of my life. Choose to focus on my career or choose to focus on motherhood. I chose to give up my career, and raise my two children. In 2009 after a 23 year relationship to my high school sweetheart and 12 years of marriage, I decided to become a single mother.
After two years of Alanon and support from friends and family I decided to remove myself and my children from a very unhealthy emotional situation. That same year, two days before my separation, my dad passed away unexpectedly. This along with the economy that was in serious trouble caused me to enter another great depression. In addition to this, I lost my brother to suicide 15 years ago and I never understood how he could feel so hopeless. Now I did.
My only choice was to get up every day and take care of my children, they were my sunshine and gave me a reason to live. I worked odd jobs, I applied for welfare and food stamps. I hit the lowest point in my life and I questioned, “how did I get here?” One man who inspired me five years ago, Jeff Olson, CEO and Founder of Nerium International, author of the “Slight Edge” and producer the largest network of personal development TV programs. He taught me that if I wanted to be in charge of my life that I needed to take responsibility for all my choices. This was my test. I chose to put one foot in front of the other and keep faith that eventually things would get better. Although at the time I did not see a light at the end of the tunnel.
Today nine years later, here, I get to rejoice that I am on other side of this challenge. I am in a incredibly healthy, loving, supportive, and nourishing relationship. My children are thriving now ages 15 and 19. My son is now an advocate and recently participated in a student panel at UC Santa Barbara, speaking out against the negative stigma that surrounds mental illness. He told me he wanted to pay it forward. I am beyond proud. I cry now not with tears of sadness but with happy tears and gratitude.
This journey has brought me to the point where I want to help other people because I am in the best place I’ve ever been in my life. Physically, emotionally and spiritually, I am blessed with incredible relationships with my friends and family and my finances are starting to get into shape. I am starting this company because I want to share what all the inspiring people taught me with others. They have touched my life and helped me get to where I am today. I hope that they can contribute along with my vision and share with you their challenges, successes and their inspiration.