Vauna Byrd
Inspirational Speaker / Singer
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Edutainer: Not your average speaker. Someone who entertains your audience while educating, uplifting, AND empowering your audience
Vauna is passionate about helping others remember that life is meant to be full of joy and purpose, with relationships that uplift and strengthen us.

Vauna speaks from the heart, combining storytelling with music, an engaging, emotional experience for the audience, leaving you feeling inspired and motivated for more.

More joy. More peace. More of who you are.
To do more...have more.
To love life to its fullest.
 Some of Vauna's favorite topics: 
 Mental Health and Personal Well-Being
I wanted to die. I was so focused on my own pain that I couldn't see how much I had to live for.
We can learn to find the good amidst our pain. We can develop healthy thinking patterns.
Change your focus to change your reality.
  Self-Care is much deeper than you think 
Widely misunderstood, true self-care nourishes our soul and brings us closer to who we truly are. Are we soothing our hurts or healing our hearts? Are we running away from who we feel called to be, or getting in touch with our deeper self and a deeper purpose?
  Relationship Trauma, Forgiveness, and Trust 
When I found out about infidelity in my marriage, I was faced with a never ending stream of hard decisions I had to make.
•Do I get divorced? Is staying married even a possibility?
•If I stay married am I dooming myself to a life of repeated betrayal?
•Are the changes I see in my husband permanent, or is he just in the pretend normal phase of a cycle?
•Am I willing to grow from this or will I stay hurt and angry from it?
•Could I forgive him? Is it even possible to not have this as a wall between us forever?
•What is best for my kids?
I discuss how to find the answers to these questions, not in terms of what worked for me, but how to know what is best for any person who struggles with these questions.
Vauna openly shares her experiences of trauma & healing, suffering & finding peace, of learning to love herself when she felt most alone, of realizing life is meant to be joyful regardless of circumstance.
Vauna integrates music into her speaking, heartfelt songs she sings to up the message in an emotional experience for all involved.
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About Vauna Byrd
I became a mother at the age of 16, married my daughter's father, and was getting divorced by the time I graduated from Columbine High School in 1993.

I spent the next 8 1/2 years as a single mom until I married my husband, Roland, at 26.
We suddenly started learning how difficult a blended family can be, with his 3 girls and my daughter...and 2 exes.

Less than 7 years later, I thought I was living my dream life until Roland and I suddenly separated, due to circumstances I had been unaware of. We'd had 3 kids together, the youngest was only 3 months old.

I started preparing divorce papers when something spoke to my heart: "Wait. Let's see what he does with this".

I became a single mom again, with 4 kids this time. Meanwhile, Roland and I were rebuilding ourselves and our relationship.

I began to recognize that even though I grew up in a happy, loving family, Roland did not; and I started to gain an understanding of the effects that childhood trauma has on a person. And I noticed that the trauma my kids and I were going through was having an effect on us, individually, in our own ways -- and as a family.

After a 3 year separation, we were able to fully reconcile. We had so much to navigate. We had to learn how to communicate, how to get vulnerable, to have compassion, to forgive, to let down walls.....and so much more.

Working through these things is what's made our marriage a success. We've both spent the last 15 years studying, reading, listening, getting trainings & certifications, but above all else -- a whole lot of trial and error -- figuring it out.
Figuring ourselves out individually and figuring out our marriage together.
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