The Eight Steps of 180 Your Life: 1) Empower your ground zero grief, 2) Forge your team, 3) Train your mind, 4) Train your body, 5) Train your spirit, 6) Crossing your finish line, 6) Living your legacy, and 7) Unveiling your triumph, and 8) Transform your life, provide a roadmap that will change your grief journey from tragedy to triumph.

The concepts of 180 Your Life are founded on basic human needs of a supportive community; health of body, mind, spirit; achieving a goal; and, helping others.

I am also a Christian. Putting my faith and journalism together, my quest of discovery drives me to ask questions of people who may not share my perspective. I don’t tell you what you must believe, that is a journey of discovery, and even romance, for your spirit.
I do share in 180 Your Life that if you decide to create a team, train your body, mind, and spirit (practicing forgiveness, gratitude, releasing anger), cross finish lines and help others, these steps are universally beneficial, and you will grow exponentially.
I also share, in the spirit of transparency, how I healed my body, mind, and spirit, and that real-life account does include my faith. Because I was Livid with God after my husband died and that healing was an honest part of my journey.
it became obvious to me that to really forgive, release anger and practice gratitude, I needed spiritual help beyond myself. That help came through my wrestling faith in God, which ultimately embraced my life.
So if you are not a person of faith, don’t share my faith, or are certainly questioning faith after loss. I get it. There are many practical steps in 180 Your Life to help you on your journey…along with my honest story of how my heart found peace.
If you are a person of faith, some have told me I was angry with God for too long after loss. Maybe I was. Pastor Ron Wean says, “God is the ultimate riverboat gambler. He just continually plays a bad hand well.”
That has become the delicious mystery of it all. Nothing, NOTHING in our lives is garbage. God has a purpose for us, and even the painful parts can be used to inspire hope and healing…Which can lead to our Grand Adventure…

Step 1:

Empower Your Ground Zero

 Creating healthy boundaries helps control chaos and helps you empower those around to you help in practical ways, such as nourishing your body while you are grieving.

Step 2:

Forge Your Team

A supportive community is vital to your healing. Initially, your Posse helps you create order out of the chaos in your life. In time, you will create a Team, working together to achieve a common goal.

Step 3:

Train Your Mind

Gain control over life by taking positive steps to simplify your home, finances and family processes and create peace in your living environment.

Step 4:

Train Your Body

Learn how to eat to create your optimal health and work to accomplish a healthy goal, in a team environment, with a finish line, like training for a 5K, 10K or Sprint Triathlon.

Step 5:

Train Your Spirit

Forgiveness, releasing anger and gratitude affect our bodies on a biochemical level. They are  healthy steps for our mind, body, and spirit,

Step 6:

Cross Your Finish Line

Accomplishing goals sets a healthy pattern for your life as you move forward. It doesn’t matter if you run or if you walk across a finish line, it’s not about competing but about completing.

Step 7:

Live Your Legacy

Helping others releases endorphins in your body and gives purpose to your pain. Leverage your loss into a kind of leadership for creating a legacy of hope.

Step 8:

Unveil Your Triumph

Honor your loss and acknowledge your year’s journey. You have become a Woman of Valor, forged in the fires of grief, now trained to bring your wisdom to help others.