“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.” –Maya Angelou
Wife, mother of two with one dog, Human Resources Professional, mental health advocate, mentor, speaker, and author. I am a product of public schools and successfully completed Master’s degrees in business and psychology. I enjoy traveling, entrepreneurial endeavors, reading and spending time with family and friends. Since I was a little girl, I have always had a passion for helping people simply “get better” so they could “do better” in life. However, this only comes if you’re willing to travel the journey and do the work. Sounds simple and picture-perfect, right? Well, it’s easier to give advice until death or a life-altering moment comes to your home unannounced and definitely unwanted.
Im Katrena and I help women like you...
Like you, I have experienced loss in many areas of my life. I have lost jobs, friendships, pay, material possessions and more importantly, those who I love dearly. However, for most of us, the death of family and friends prove to be the most dramatic and traumatic. During this time, you aren’t afforded an opportunity to “undo or “redo” the end result.
Back in 2003, when it all started…
Growing up in a single-parent household as an only child was nothing short of amazing in my eyes. My mother raised me to be respectful and provided me with experiences that she never had. Since I was an only child, family was extremely important to my overall social development. I was the first to graduate college and everyone rallied around me to make sure that I was successful.
My mother was one of six children therefore; I had many cousins in different states. Although I didn’t see all of them often, phone calls were the next best avenue to keep in touch. In August, I experienced the death of my grandmother which was devastating (for many reasons) because I had spent so much time with her on growing up. By 2014, I lost my daughter at 32 weeks gestation and my mother, one day after my birthday in 2014.