In 2008 I was separated from my husband, barely coping as a mother of 4, overwhelmed, and an emotional disaster.
I didn't know how to take care of myself and I was barely taking care of my kids. I didn't practice self care and I didn't know how to set boundaries to protect my well-being and that of my loved ones. I was still learning how to follow my heart and my soul regardless of what others told me I should do.
While preparing divorce papers, something spoke to my heart: "Not yet, let's see what he does with this".
After a 3 year separation, we were able to fully reconcile. And now together we’ve spent well over a decade on a journey of personal growth and healing, in addition to focusing on learning how to effectively nourish our marriage. We’ve each learned to take control of our own emotional state and well-being. Our marriage and family are thriving in ways I never knew were possible.
We’ve both had to forgive deep wounds that would have ended most marriages. But what we found on the other side was a haven, a beautifully sculpted garden that we have carefully crafted and nurtured which brings us deeper love, joy, and connection than I’d ever dreamt of.
In addition to personal experience and intense study, we've each obtained several trainings and certifications including NLP (NeuroLinguistic Programming), Timeline Therapy®, and Hypnotherapy. Together we've helped over 100 individuals and couples overcome patterns, behaviors, and beliefs that endanger marriage and family.
I'm Vauna. I'm a mother of 6, step-mom to 3, wife of 21 years, I was a teen mom, I'm a grandmother of 5, I had my last baby at almost 40. I've been raising kids for 30 years and have a way to go until they're all grown. It's been a lot of trial and error. But I'm dedicated to constantly improving in this marriage and parenting adventure.
Having a great marriage and raising a family is the best part of my life, it's the trickiest and the most rewarding thing I've done. My family brings me tremendous joy. Yours can too. I'm looking forward to sharing my experience with you.