When the Worst Thing Becomes the Best

1991 was probably the worst year of my life. I was living in Beverly Hills and had never heard of a “recession” until I lost 80% of my clients in six weeks. My clients told me I was great, the best ever, but because of the “recession” they could no longer afford me.

Back then I was doing PR for the largest real estate firms, five-star luxury hotels, and art galleries on Rodeo Drive. At the same time, I came down with Epstein Barr and my relationship imploded and ended.

Heartbroken, sick, and on the verge of bankruptcy I was totally depressed and lost.

When I wasn’t hiding under the covers, I was busy trying to fix my life.

If only I knew what I wanted to do with my life.

Losing most of the business had me realize that I was only in it for the money. Once the money was gone, I saw that I didn’t really enjoy the day-to-day work.

It was a long, scary, miserable, year and it pushed all of my poverty consciousness buttons.

Then two things happened:

Time magazine sported a cover photo of earth taken from space. That image led to an AHA moment. I thought to myself, “if I am going to continue doing PR, I only want to represent people, places and things that make the world a better place.”

Once I had a purpose and focus, I began to magnetize new clients and during the next dozen years I ended up working with all of my favorite authors in the spirituality and personal growth space. I also regained my health and began dating again after doing lots of work on my love blocks.

In retrospect, this catastrophe was the best thing that ever happened to me.

I can make a direct correlation to all good that came to me because of all that suffering.

And none of it was predictable.

I’ve learned that having a spiritual toolkit is essential to being at peace in the midst of chaos.

Every day I remember to breathe, exercise, do my Heartmath Inner Balance app to stay in coherence, as well as EFT tapping, the Sedona method and my other “get out of misery quick” hacks.

I’ve also learned that destiny and divine timing can’t be forced and when I remember to surrender and accept that the Universe has my back, I find serenity.

Wishing you love, laughter and magical kisses,


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