Turning Tragedy Into Purpose:

A Journey of Resilience, Empowerment and Increased Faith!

I love how every day, in some form or another, we get to share our story in a way that can truly resonate with others on a deep, personal level. Recently, I had the honor of being interviewed by Mindset Expert and Transformational Coach, Stacey Berger, a conversation that not only allowed me to reflect on my journey, but also to highlight the various levels and complexities of personal transformation that is great to be reminded of.

A New Perspective on Adversity

While many of you have heard my story before, what made this interview with Stacey special, is that I love how different people can bring out different aspects of your story, and Stacey did just that. She wanted people to see how both the mindset and strategy aspects of personal development, help to shed light on how these tools are instrumental in not just coping with life’s challenges, but in thriving despite them.

Imagine being on top of the world, newly engaged, and then suddenly, one day finding yourself paralyzed. This was the reality I faced. What is it today that is crumbling or not making sense in your world? My story is one of choosing to rise from the ashes, a testament to the fact that no matter the circumstances, setbacks, or tragedies we face, choosing to build a life you love is always within reach. And you have that same privilege. 

Empowerment Through Adversity

My journey, as discussed with Stacey, showcases the pivotal moments from being newly engaged and then having my life overturned by paralysis, to the crucial decision points where I chose not to let my physical condition define my happiness or limit my potential. Each section of our conversation, from dealing with disability, not being “fine,” choosing to change, and rising from the ashes, highlighted a step in my transformation and advice for others facing their battles.

  • The power of our mindset or perspective in overcoming bad days – MATTERS
  • Don’t wasting your suffering.
  • Recognizing that teachers/mentors are everywhere, and the necessity of having positive circles of support.
  • Understanding that both faith and failure are not just a part of life, but a mandatory ingredient towards empowerment, growth and success.

A Call to Action: Embrace Your Journey

Hearing my story again today, was a reminder that we all have unique battles and equally unique strengths to overcome them. I always say, “Don’t waste your suffering,” because within every challenge lies the seed of purpose and the potential for transformation.

I’m excited to see how you, my readers, take these insights and stories to heart. Remember, regardless of the obstacles we face, the ability to turn tragedy into purpose lies within us. Let’s embark on this journey of empowerment together, embracing our stories, and our faith so we can rise above and learn from our setbacks, and ultimately, build lives we love.

"Rise" - Katy Perry

Together On The Journey

As much as my story is about overcoming and resilience, it’s also about empowerment and helping others find the strength and courage to be an overcomer and thrive in life. This is why I’m inviting you to subscribe to Stacey Berger’s channel to dive deeper into personal development tools that marry mindset and strategy. Additionally, I encourage you to sign up for my “I AM THE HERO OF MY STORY” empowerment course on APRIL 20th, for a day of transformation, where we take these concepts further and apply them to your own life challenges and aspirations. 

My story is not just about survival; it’s a beacon of hope and a blueprint for turning tragedy into purpose. By sharing these moments and insights, I hope to inspire you to look at your challenges through a new lens, one that sees beyond the immediate pain and towards the infinite potential for growth, fulfillment and renewed faith and hope. It’s time to turn tragedy into purpose.

Let’s learn and grow together. 


  • Pray – for me and the Going Farther team as we continue to grow, and spread the message of hope and courage.
  • GIVE – If you would like to help spread the the message of hope and courage, and would like to help get “I AM THE HERO OF MY STORY” into more hands – kindly consider a one-time donation or become a monthly supporter. Great things are happening and I am already in conversation with 2 organizations who help the disability community, who are eager to have this course apart of their client resources, and would love to have you share in the blessings.
  • SHARE – If my videos or post have encouraged you, I’ll invite you to share with your friends, and help me with spreading the message of hope and courage.
  • Also invite or refer me to speak, or do a workshop at an upcoming conference/retreat or community event. In person or Via zoom. (Currently booking into 2024.)
  • FOLLOW – Follow Going farther on social media


Thank you for supporting me and the Going Farther mission, if you have any question about the new empowerment course, please reach out. Now to Him who is able to do WAY MORE than we could ever HOPE or imagine, take care and God bless.

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