Life. Afterlife. And Healing From Abuse.
I used to think life and death were pretty black and white. I've come to learn they both have many, many colors.
My story is an unusual one. While I've shared my journey as TV network marketing executive turned self-taught carpenter and furniture designer (and ABC TV Shark Tank winner), I haven't been as vocal about my life-long healing journey.
I created this site to share my story and what I've learned about healing from repressed memories of childhood sexual abuse. But it doesn't end there. As an adult, I survived a relationship with a man who turned out to not only be abusive, but a predator in his own right.
It took 45 years, but I finally learned that, for me, intuition was the key to surviving and healing from abuse.
TEDx Sedona - Uncensored Talk - Healing from Abuse Using Intuition
"....Kiersten opened up a form of communication between my son and I that allowed me to go from being a grieving parent just existing to being a bereaved parent that is allowed to live. She has helped us by being a conduit for question and answer sessions, she has taught us what it means to look for the hidden meaning, most importantly, she gave us our youngest son back. You see, until that time, there wasn't much communication between him and his mother and me. I know a large amount of time that first night meeting Kiersten, she spent talking with Jack. I have never asked either one what exactly was said, but I can say whatever it was, it made a difference in a young man's life.
Meeting Kiersten and being open to her gift has not taken away the fact that we lost our oldest son. That is something we live with everyday. Having Kiersten reaching out to us, opening herself up to us, putting it all out there, all for us and never asking for anything in return, has given us peace."-- John Pannell, Nate's father