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About Valerie
Empowerment Coach / Award-Winning Author / Beast Slayer

It’s time to stop telling and start doing. You have an incredible opportunity to become a woman of courage and to show the world what it looks like to stand up and fight in your darkest days. It is more than possible to be happy again, to live in peace, and with purpose. I believe in you, and you are not alone.

 

More About Valerie

I am the the Author of, five books, including the Award-Winning, “Still Standing After All the Tears,”  Creator of the Nine Actions to Battle Your Beast, and the Still Standing Sisterhood. I am also the mom of an addict, and a mom who has survived the murder of her only daughter.

In 2004, my 18 year old daughter, Jamie*was shot by her ex-boyfriend. Over the next decade, Jamie’s life spun further out of control and as a result, mine plunged into darkness. I would face the heartbreaking reality that my daughter was a heroin addict, and the painful truth that I was powerless to save her from her Addiction Beast.

After riding what I calls the Roller Coaster From Hell, for nearly 13 years, I found a way to stand up and fight.

I started teaching the very Actions that I used, to help countless moms of addicts, and  others to put the pieces of their lives back together after all hell has broken loose.

On August 28, 2016, my worst fear came true – my precious daughter died. It was beyond my worst fear – she was murdered. Once again, I had to find the courage to stand up fight; this time with a hole in my heart. There were days when I wasn’t sure I could get back up, but that is just what I did. Today, I fight even harder to help others, this time with my baby girl’s spirit by my side.

I am living proof that, even in your darkest hours, there is hope.

*Before Jamie’s death, I chose to call her “Jordan,” out of respect for her story. Now, we tell our story together.

Some of my Journey

Faith in the Battle Edition of the Workbook Published

Faith in the Battle Edition of the Workbook Published

NOV 2017

NOV 2017

Published “Misery, You Don’t Get My Company.”

SEP 2017

SEP 2017

Our first Still Standing Live Event (Seattle)!

SEP 2016

SEP 2016

My angel Jamie (a.k.a Jordan) joins the mission.

AUG 2016

AUG 2016

The day that changed my life forever. Jamie was murdered. My worst fear was realized with that knock on the door.

NOV 2015

NOV 2015

Published “Still Standing: 90 Days of Wisdom for Moms of Addicts.” AND – Little Miss Fiona came to live with us.

SEP 2015

SEP 2015

My beautiful mother-in-law, Emily, passed away just 2 weeks after we moved her to town.

JUN 2015

JUN 2015

My cat Shiska died (he is mentioned in Still Standing After All the Tears) – my buddy for 16 years who helped me through a lot.

MAR 2015

MAR 2015

I published “Still Standing After All the Tears Workbook.”

FEB 2015

FEB 2015

I published “Still Standing After All the Tears.”

DEC 2014

DEC 2014

The last time we were with Janie (she headed back to the belly of the Beast after Christmas).

NOV 2014

NOV 2014

Thanksgiving – the last family gathering where Jamie was clean.

DEC 2013

DEC 2013

My stepdad, whom I considered my dad, died.

APR 2012

APR 2012

EPIC party for my 50th – Jamie was there and was awesome!

MAR 2011

MAR 2011

Moved Jamie to Palm Springs, trying to help her stand up to her Beast.

MAR 2010

MAR 2010

Rich and I moved to the Palm Springs area.

MAY 2009

MAY 2009

We took an awesome (much needed) vacation to London & Paris.

AUG 2006

AUG 2006

Rich & I moved to Key Biscayne, Florida.

JUN 2006

JUN 2006

Sean graduated from high school, with no fanfare due to my life with my Beast.

AUG 2004

AUG 2004

Jamie was shot by her ex-boyfriend and miraculously survived.

FEB 1998

FEB 1998

Married Rich (Valentine’s Day)

SEP 1989

SEP 1989

Divorce (single momhood begins)

MAR 1988

MAR 1988

– Sean was born

JAN 1986

JAN 1986

Jamie was born.

OCT 1982

OCT 1982

First Marriage – age of 20 – man that was smart! 🙂

APR 1962

APR 1962

April 1962 — Yep that’s when it all began!