My Compelling Story

I had been with my husband for 17 years. Between the two of us we had 9 children – I had 1 from a previous relationship, we had 4 together, he had 3 from three previous relationships (whom I adopted as my own), and we adopted our grandson (produced by his oldest daughter who passed away from a drug overdose). We worked together in the high-pressure industry of international banking and asset management. He traveled a great deal while I traveled some but worked mostly in the office and handled the domestic affairs.


On the outside, everything appeared picture perfect. He was the breadwinner, seeming to have the family at the forefront of his mind. I was the very capable wife in full support of my husband - running the office, the home, the children, and anything and everything else. According to most everyone, we were the happy dream couple they wanted to parallel. The truth being told, nobody saw what was going on behind closed doors. He was unfaithful from the committed words of ‘I Do.' Jealous and controlling, he dictated everything I did through mental and verbal manipulation. God help me if I spoke to or even looked at a man outside of business dealings; even then it was to be short and to the point. I am sure you get the picture so we will move on.


His ex-wives who were gradually resurfacing (a way long story that is unnecessary to this overview) and, you guessed it, I was left to deal with the emotionally charged baggage from those relationships. I felt like I had the weight of the world on my shoulders. I began to feel sick because of the stress. I was emotionally, mentally, physically and spiritually defeated, drained, and stuck in a hole so deep the thought of climbing out seemed an unrealistic undertaking. Yet, I had to do something, or I was sure I would lose my mind. It was during this time I decided to book a session with a holistic medical practitioner I had worked with previously.


After conducting an energetic and physical exam, he was quite blunt. He said, “Bernadette, you are slowly killing yourself from the inside out. You have two choices. Either you can make some changes in your life and begin to restore the health to your organs, or, you can keep things the way they are and continue to deplete yourself until you can’t anymore.” I felt gutted, but I knew from the depths of my being it was truth. There was very little left of me inside or outside of my shell. I realized I had to make some serious changes. There was no choice for me but to find a way to make myself strong again.


There is a theory (more of an absolute, in my opinion) that once a decision is declared, doors to its manifestation begin to open. To my relief, shortly after making this choice for myself, I ‘stumbled’ upon a weekend intensive program. Synchronicity in play, the dates fell on a weekend my husband would be out of town. I was so excited! I took the opportunity and signed up, as the first step in my transformation journey.


When I arrived, the facilitator greeted me at the front door, looked at me and said, “Oh my God, look what the cat dragged in.” I knew exactly what she meant. It was not surprising that she could see through my ragged existence to the depth of my hopelessness and pain. There I was, standing in a doorway with a total stranger ashamed and completely vulnerable. I had never felt so exposed as I did during those moments. Over time, I somehow allowed myself to believe that everything was my responsibility or my fault. For so long I had held everything, I do mean EVERYTHING, inside for fear of the truth revealing my failures. For the first time in my life, I was able to let go of that pain, and let myself be taken care of by others; it was surreal. 


It did not take long for me to appreciate the investment. For the first time in my whole life, it was all about me. Through the course of the weekend, we worked on personal development in all areas. She assisted me in releasing past trauma and negative beliefs that I had carried with me my entire life. These sessions sparked my awareness of the redundant theme of pain and suffering my experiences exhibited (real talk, I began to peel back my onion).


Additionally, she incorporated time for me to exercise, meditate, and even engage in fun activities that were relevant to my healing and quite rewarding. Slowly, I felt the shedding of weight. By verbalizing what had pained me so badly, I was able to begin the process of letting go of the abuse I had endured.


Feeling revitalized and much lighter, I went home and decided that I was going to begin learning energetic healing modalities so that I too could help others out of the ‘muck.' First, I went to Sedona to attend the Theta Healing certification courses. When I got back, I decided to start my own practice. It was not long before I found some office space and started taking clients. Things were coming together flawlessly, as if divinely orchestrated. Then, my ex-husband came back home from his month-long business travel and oh boy, what a shit show. He had no idea how to take my independence, so he chose to lash out, then remain silent until his next business trip. It was becoming crystal clear; my marriage was beginning to end.


With this realization firmly cemented in my mind and heart, I began to take steps that would sever my connections to corporate obligations and some personal ties. I began to focus on pursuing the education and certifications necessary for a career in my newly ignited passion – energy healing and self-awareness. Believe me when I tell you that although it was worth it, the transitionary process was a long one requiring dedication to self-honesty. There were many peaks and valleys to be weathered. Riding this roller coaster of emotion and brutal self-awareness, I made good and not so good choices that taught me valuable lessons I now get to pass on to you.


The blueprint to living the Abundant Life was designed as a result of my trials, tribulations, accomplishments and achievements. I began teaching women and men how to identify, shed, and heal from past pain and recurring dramas so they too could feel peace, establish direction, and attract what they really want into their lives. I turned my life around from feeling haggard and defeated to living my dream and sharing the process with others. I have had the great pleasure of watching my clients thrive as their self-concept drastically improved, their negative beliefs transformed to positive mindsets, and healthy relationships and experiences flowed abundantly. They started feeling lighter, happier and more fulfilled.  


This same system, ‘The Abundant Life Challenge,' has been developed into an eight week online course and is now available to you! Begin shedding your toxic layers and achieving your personal and professional goals, now. I will show you how to find your power, stand in your power, and apply it toward manifesting your Abundant Life. Decide to make it all about you, for once, and apply to join the CHALLENGE today!

Who are your clients?


I work with energy conscious women and men, ages 27-55, who are fired up and ready to live a happy, abundant life. I specialize in working with:


• Those ready to experience a positive life change

• Holistic Healers/Energy Practitioners

• Coaches/Counselors

• Teachers/Instructors (yoga, fitness, educational etc)

• Creative People/Artists

• Entrepreneurs/Creators


How am I different?


Although we will occasionally touch upon career, health, and other ‘life-changing' techniques, you have me as ‘The Abundant Life Coach' to work with you on techniques specifically designed to attract what you really want into your life. I will provide you with a step-by-step process that will improve your self-concept, shed your toxic layers, and transform your limiting beliefs. Through engaging in my ‘Abundant Life Challenge,' you will learn how to open yourself up to attracting all that your heart desires. What does this mean for you? It means that with my recipe and your commitment, we will kick the ass of your inner naysayer to allow the divinity within to rise, command, and receive what is rightfully and abundantly yours.


I’m focused on how to get you what you really want fast. You may not like what comes up, or my blunt nature – but you can be sure I will always tell you the straight truth about what is standing in the way of your successes and how to get rid of them FAST so you can start getting results in record time. Plus, my no-nonsense, yet loving and humorous approach is sure to open you to alternative perspectives necessary for your personal growth.


Who do I work best with?


The Abundant Life Challenge; Shedding the toxic layers to live an Abundant Life - All workshops, products, and programs were created for people who are absolutely excited and dead serious about living an Abundant Life. Honestly, it means not running around all day beating yourself up anymore saying: “I don't have" or "I can't do." The challenge was created for you to put systems in place within a few months (sometimes weeks!), which will eventually lead you to the life (money, career, relationships) you have always dreamed of.


Being an energetically and universally driven, creative practitioner/coach/healer/entrepreneur, I’m known to work best with other practitioners/coaches/instructors/entrepreneurs/creative/driven people - those who are committed to their success no matter what. I work with those who are super-ready to get going and just want to know exactly what steps are necessary to attract healthy experiences and live a happy, abundant life. My clients often tell me – "just tell me what to do, and I'll do it!" Well, here it is. You will be expected to take serious and consistent action. No more excuses. It is time to create using a very different way of thinking. Moving forward is your choice. Feel comforted knowing you will have full support while you achieve this incredibly exciting goal: Living the Abundant Life You Desire!


Who this program is not suited for


Please know I'm very selective in who I work with, and I cherry-pick my clients, choosing to (gently) turn away people who aren't suited for my programs and won't get the results for which they would have signed up for (enrolling them wouldn’t be fair). The Abundant Life Challenge is NOT for those who have no money coming in and are absolutely, financially desperate; at least not right away. It’s been my experience that people in financial crisis do not trust the techniques I give them and do not do the work (probably because they spend so much time worrying about where they are going to get next month’s rent check or mortgage payment.) If you fall within this category, it’s absolutely OK. We’ve all been in times of financial crisis at one point or another. Do yourself (3) favors:


  • Get some money coming in with a full-time or part-time job at the very least and then call me. This will take the edge off and provide a little more peace of mind. Mostly, it will de-clutter your mind enough to focus your energy on your Abundant Life Challenge assignments as well as the BIG picture. Once you start feeling stronger and more confident in your direction as a result of our work, you can begin to make adjustments.

  • Follow me on social media (Instagram and Facebook) to receive free information that will get you started towards your goals until you’re ready to work with me.                                                                      

  • Make a point to read the ‘Abundant Life’ weekly tip on my website: The tips are provided every week and will give you LOTS to think about.                                              

Doing these three things will really help you get primed for our work. When you’re ready, call me and we’ll get you started. (I’m in no rush and will be here when you are ready for me.)


Other types of personalities I won't work with (without exception) are the whiner or the chronic skeptic, as well as individuals who constantly make excuses for not getting their assignments done or challenging every aspect of the program. If you are one of these people, I gently and respectfully ask that you not call and I hope you understand why. We'll probably just not work well together, and I wouldn't want you to waste your time or money. Is that fair?


What  is The Abundant Life Challenge & what does it include?


The Abundant Life Challenge begins with understanding your true value, where your power really comes from, and, how to manifest what you want (including relationships, money, and career). This system will guide you to recreating your self-concept so you can create powerful intentions that get you results in all areas of your life. 


Here’s what the Challenge gets you to do:


1. Define What You Want - Acquaint yourself with the characteristics and qualities you desire in your relationships. 

2. Detox - Recognize the toxicities in your life: relationships, careers, health, & environment, and shed them. 

3. Reclaim Soul Fragments - Evaluate the areas in your mental, physical, and spiritual bodies that have been affected by trauma, emotional disturbances, or negative patterns and reclaim the energy left behind. 

4. Consciously Create - Identify negative programs and beliefs that you hold and rewrite them to represent the real you. 

5. Heal the Core - Identify stored emotion, process the feeling, release the imprint, and heal at the core. Feel better, lighter, freer. 

6. Reprogram - Focus your energy on creating a healthier, happier, more balanced you. Reprogram the negative beliefs, thoughts, behaviors, etc that no longer serve you.

7. Disconnect - Identify negative relationships that suck you dry, steal your joy, and derail you from pursuing your purpose. Learn to cut the cord to disconnect from the toxic connection. 

8. Empower - Learn to cleanse and protect yourself using powerful metaphysical techniques. Feel protected, feel empowered.

9. Divinity is you - Identify your inner guidance, learn to listen, and stay in alignment with what best serves you.


Does this really work?


Yes! The result of our work is an approach to shifting your mindset, improving your self-concept, and stimulating your awareness so you can make the changes necessary to attract the happy, abundant life you really want. (See Testimonials) (


What results can I expect?


You can expect to:


●   Have big breakthroughs and ah-ha moments          

●   Live stress-free             

●   Let go and release trauma in the body                    

●   Forgive God & others; find more peace and compassion

●   Anxiety dissipates, peace & calm sets in

●   Creating new standards for yourself                       

●   Fill your cup & learn how to self-nurture

●   Identify & reach for your passions in life

●   Discover yourself & recreate your self-concept                  

●   Feel empowered & excited about the future

●   Fall back in love with yourself             

●   Ignite your Creativity                

●   Vibrate as a loving being, and become truly unconditionally loving with all your relationships (even the most intense ones that normally trigger you)                

●   Learn how to disconnect from toxic relationships

●   Create healthy boundaries

●   Experience ease and grace in your life

●   Learn how to allow your inner child to come out & play

●   Learn how to say NO & honor it

●   Feel genuinely happy

●   Watch your best life unfold with ease  

●   Learn how to connect & listen to your intuition         

●   Clear karmic attachments

●   Understand how your soul is awakening

●   End the drama cycles & patterns

●   Improve your self-esteem & self-confidence  

●   Rewrite your story

●   Open your heart & expand into your TRUE being

●   See your relationships as a mirror & open channels for transformation      

●   Learn proven techniques for releasing your internal resistance and self- sabotaging tendencies, so you can take action and start living your passion & purpose with ease   



Can I contact some of your former clients to see what it’s like to work with you?


Yes, I encourage you to! Please go to the Client Testimonials {link to testimonials page} page and read all of them. See which ones you feel drawn to, either because the person has gotten the results you want to get too, or perhaps because that person is in a similar situation. Then feel free to email or call them and ask what they got from working with me and my programs.


How quickly can I expect results?


That depends on how quickly you can make those inner shifts. Some clients are ready to go and begin to shed beliefs and patterns that no longer serve them right away. This opens them to attract what they really want in a very short span of time; sometimes as quickly as a few weeks, while others have a bit more work to do first. It also depends on how dedicated you are to self-improvement, how open you are to making necessary changes, and how consistent you are with following the reprogramming techniques. I give you the tools, you get to decide how fluently you use them.


How can I guarantee myself that I will feel better and live a more abundant life in record time?


Do all of your homework. Be totally committed to your success. Understand that this is a process, a proven one, that works if you take action and implement all of the steps. All my clients who have diligently applied every step of The Abundant Life Challenge have successfully shed old behaviors and beliefs to improve their self-concept, made necessary life changes, and attracted what they really want. They’ve achieved these goals in much less time than they would have on their own, AND have found the relationship of their dreams, a career they love, and a new love and appreciation for themselves.


Congratulations on making a decision for success! I’m happy to work with you to achieve your life goals. I prefer to cut the fat and get to the meat with my clients to really help them achieve FASTER results. For this purpose, I have created for you The Abundant Life 8-Week Challenge.


OK, I’m ready to do this for myself, but I have a couple of additional questions. Can I contact you?


Good, sounds like you’re ready to be pulled into your future! Yes, if you have a couple of questions, just email me at and I’ll be happy to walk you through the different options to see which one will be the very best for you. I can’t wait to see you succeed and I am honored to be the one to help you. Let’s get going!

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