MEET THE COURAGEOUS AUTHORS OF LOVE UNBOXED BOOK TWO

LUCY ARENBERG

LUCY ARENBERG

UNITED STATES

Lucy Arenberg is the founder and director of LifeSpark Healing Arts Center and is a certified mind-body coach and master holistic energy practitioner.  She gently assists clients to compassionately process and release emotional trauma that contributes to physical pain or disease. The power of forgiveness, reframing, energy bodywork and implementing positive psychology are the core components of her practice.  She’s currently completing her Masters of Science Degree in Clinical Psychology from Benedictine University.  She lives in the Chicago area with her husband and two children. 

www.lifesparkcenter.com / lucyaren@mac.com

DEBRA GARDNER

DEBRA GARDNER

UNITED KINGDOM

Debra Gardner born in The United Kingdom. She is the founder of DGP Promotions and Events Agency.

Left school and enrolled with Rolls Royce Aerospace as a Secretary after 3 years decided to follow her dream within the Modelling industry and worked for 10 years as a full time Professional International Model also stared in various TV commercials and Films.

She decided to give up the modelling career and to start her own successful business in the Corporate World. DGP Agency prides itself recruiting and providing international multilingual professionals for Corporate events, The Olympics,  Para-Olympics, The World Cup, Film Premier’s, Charity events for Barnardo’s and Ronald McDonald to name a few.

Inspired and donate to deserving Charities Children and Animal Trust, after a traumatic childhood has a passion and a goal to help and mentor those with a similar upbringing and guide to a journey of abundance of success and happiness.

Email – debrag5@hotmail.com

www.dg-promotions.co.uk

 

LAURA BUXO

LAURA BUXO

SPAIN

Laura Buxo, born 25th January 1980 in Spain.

She is a Finance Director and also a Bestseller Co-Author thanks to her participation in Love Unboxed Part I.

She is an expert in body language, and according to her, it is amazing what people say without talking!

Laura suffered a period of intense bullying in school, which affected her self-esteem. In 2013, she married an Egyptian. It should have been her perfect love story, but in reality, he inflicted systematic psychological abuse. Now, she is divorced.

Laura is now taking her first steps as a mentor.

Instagram – laurabuxobarchino

Email – writetolaurabuxo@outlook.com

 

 

GEMA RAMIREZ

GEMA RAMIREZ

SPAIN

Born in Spain, Gema always felt a deep and inexplicable connection to the UK. When she turned 24 and she had gathered enough courage, she left everything behind and emigrated to England. She lived and worked in the UK for over 20 years. She made a career in IT Training and Change Management in the corporate world. At the same time, she studied spirituality and metaphysics, explored many healing techniques, attended workshops and lived with spiritual teachers who taught her about unconditional love, compassion and joy.

She is passionate about Conscious Leadership and brings this new concept to countries and places where they are still operating in the old paradigm. From parents to teachers, to students, to corporate leaders, to business owners, to world politicians and spiritual leaders… they all lead their lives and inspire other people one way or another; it is Gema´s dream that everyone awakens to the fact they are Creators of their own lives and Leaders of their destinies… when everyone becomes a Conscious Leader, with Conscious Awareness, LOVE and JOY find their way in… and they become FREE.

www.gemaramirez.com
www.woman5.global
www.globalconsciousnesssummit.com

CHRISTINE SMITH

CHRISTINE SMITH

AUSTRALIA

Christine is known as a food warrior and advocate for social justice. Whilst the focus of her business is providing a “hand up” there is still much concern about the level of handouts provided without consideration to empowering families to break the cycle of food poverty and have choices in the food they eat. Christine would argue she is not political, cooking it seems is a political act.

Michael Pollan said “Cooking is what happens between farming and eating. It’s a political act, he suggests, because by cooking we can improve our health, break our dependence on conglomerates, and build community”. Christine’s goal for the next year is to hold workshops and retreats so other women can learn to dig deep, find their true reason for being in this life and live their passion every day.

 

Email: christine@christinepsmith.com.au

www.christinepsmith.com.au

JANICE WILLIAMS

JANICE WILLIAMS

UNITED KINGDOM

Born in 1966 England’s World Cup-winning year,  Jay Jay  Williams was one of five brothers and sisters. She experienced the hardship of a Bermondsey,  South London upbringing where the norm on pub doors was no blacks, no Irish & no dogs!  being of Jamaican and Irish descent it created an identity crisis where she could not understand the racial bigotry. She had to endure 17 years of a controlling and brutally violent fiance and when she decided to separate from him, he evicted her and their sons onto the streets of Croydon and abandoned them.

She is now a thriving survivor of adversity with a deep passion for helping people overcome abuse and trauma. Jay Jay is a freedompreneur, resilience coach,  inspirational speaker, actress, mother of three sons, wife and soon to be grandmother

Web address: http://www.healingrelationshiptrauma.coM

CHRISTINA TINDLE

CHRISTINA TINDLE

UNITED STATES

Christina is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Personal Transformation Coach with a Master’s degree in Psychology. She re-frames personal challenges into positive growth activating individual strengths and passions that build direction, momentum, happiness, leadership, creativity, health, wealth, & peak performance. She guides clients to higher satisfaction and believes when people answer the call of passion, deeper joy and confidence result. Her uplifting evidence-based approach to change is based in positive psychology, cognitive-bias training, Buddhist philosophy, excellent communication skills, transformational humor, and compassion. Christina lives her truth. She earned a pilot’s license 25 years ago and flies Idaho’s wilderness in her taildragger. She raced vintage race cars several years and regularly competes in the 20-mile Boulder Mountain skate ski race. Regardless of outcomes, adventures demand commitment to living fully, a notion that Christina embraces completely.

www.christinatindle.com

backcountryflygirl@gmail.com

IFY OJO

IFY OJO

CANADA

Upon Ify Ojo’s arrival to Canada in 2000, she followed her passion and became a Graphic and Web Designer eventually moving on to User Experience Research and Design.
Naturally gifted as an artist and painter with a love for African folklores, she decided to use her talents to continue the African tradition of story telling and commemoration of milestone events
with fabrics by starting Stela Textile Design Studio, a textile design studio specializing in women’s fashion apparel.

Her Greater Vancouver based studio creates modern urban influenced designs that capture the vibes and expressions of a sparkling African life. Her fabric designs challenge you to look at the old with new eyes juxtaposing ancient symbols with unexpected objects.
More importantly, they tell stories that are drawn from the shared experiences of women – stories that honour, encourage and celebrate them.
She has worked with numerous designers in the fashion industry to create exclusive prints for their collections.
Ify is also co-owner of Bibi Invitations, an African themed wedding stationery and invitation company.

Her paintings have been exhibited in Galleries in Nigeria, USA and Canada and they can be found in private collections all over the world.
She currently resides in beautiful British Columbia and she’s happily married with 2 wonderful kids.
Ollie bọbọ, a delightful Chihuahua Yorkie mix is a recent addition to her family.

Email: Ifyojo@gmail.com
Website: www.stelatextiledesignstudio.com
Website: ifyojo.com

CHANTAL EDIE

CHANTAL EDIE

CAMEROON

Chantal Edie was born in 1981 in Bangem, Cameroon. She has a masters 1 in political sciences, a Bachelors in History from the University of Yaounde in Cameroon and an HND in health and social care from the Impact international college in Reading. She is not a conventional person and believes that she can do anything she sets her mind too. No wonder she became an operations manager for a maritime company in Douala. She is currently a maritime consultant and co-owner of Studioxldouala one of the most prestigious studios in Cameroon. Her passion for photography sprang from the views she saw during her walks in a small village in Southampton, Bursledon. Chantal was a part of the Media workshop in Southampton where she developed photographic skills as seen in the work she produces. She is also a blogger and the founder of African woman in photography an online platform showcasing the work of African female photographer

https://www.studioxldouala.com/blog/

email: c.edie@studioxldouala.com

BLAKE TAYLOR

BLAKE TAYLOR

UNITED STATES

As a result of her very brutal divorce, Blake has become passionate about causing change to the very antiquated laws in family court.  She works with women’s groups and many like-minded people fighting for this change.

In 2014 Blake was diagnosed with postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS).  This is an autonomic nervous system dysfunction.  There is no cure.  There is no FDA approved medication for this.  Blake is involved in bringing awareness to this illness.

http://MsBlakeTaylor.com

MsBlakeTaylor2@gmail.com

PENNY HOLLICK

PENNY HOLLICK

UNITED STATES

Despite my very traumatic upbringing growing up in an alcoholic home, I always wanted to excel in whatever endeavor in which I was engaged. I am the author of my “educational” memoir, My Naked Face. My purpose for writing this book is to assist, give guidance and provide the skills and tools necessary to liberate an individual who is suffering from the same or similar mental health and domestic violence issues that I was able to conquer.

I have suffered from child abuse/neglect, adverse childhood experiences, verbal, psychological, physical, and sexual domestic abuse, alcoholism, anxiety, and depression for most of my life. I held all these emotional toxins within my body until my mind and body finally broke down in 2013. I could not function anymore. I was shocked to hear that my diagnosis was major depression and PTSD.  

In retrospect, I say that PTSD was the best thing that ever happened to me! This diagnosis forced me to want a very aggressive therapy treatment in which I could finally examine and put to rest all of the pain, suffering, and traumas that I had been holding onto inside my body for decades.

LUNA MILLER

LUNA MILLER

SWEDEN

I have always known that my ambition in life was to be a writer, and still, it took so long before I gave it a fair chance. I did do some writing during those years but did not give it enough time or care.

When I published my first book two years ago I was terrified, scared of what other people would think, that they would not like it. But as time passed the passion and joy of writing healed me.

It became my sunny island in the eye of the storm. My writing took me on voyages to other worlds, to places where my characters could live, love, fight and screw up.

The loved and the infuriating, the nice and the mean. The ones that know their way and the ones that get lost. Characters that go their own way but allow me to follow their adventures. The fate and stories of people who struggle to get it right, as we all do.

I am no longer afraid of what people think of my books. But of course, it warmed my heart when I got some fantastic reviews this summer and made it to the bestseller list. But the best thing is all the stories still left inside of me, eager to come to life. 

lunamiller.com

luna,iller.writer@yahoo.com

Dr Gloria N Harrison

Dr Gloria N Harrison

UNITED KINGDOM

Dr Gloria Ngozi Harrison is a psychiatrist with many years of experience in Mental Health having practised in both Nigeria and the UK. She is a motivational speaker and a businesswoman who loves nothing better than giving back to the society.

She currently lives in the United Kingdom with her family.

She loves cooking, writing, reading, nature walks, sightseeing and travelling.

Email: GloriaOkorocha2000@yahoo.com

JENESSA QUA

JENESSA QUA

UNITED KINGDOM

In 2012, she had what she calls a Universal Upload, experiencing a compulsive urge to write. Birthing 4 collections of poetry.

This led her to look at her unhappy life of childhood traumas, depression and obesity. To strive for positive change, discovering a new joy of self love

Her transformational journey opened her eyes and heart. Truly learning you can overcome and achieve anything you focus your mind to.

She hopes her story will inspire others to do the same.

Jenessa is a single parent to one son. A performing artist who trained as a dancer, an Olivier Award winner and a first class vocalist. Working with top artists in the music industry, she regularly tours Europe with her own gigs and in theatrical productions.

Email: jenessaqua@gmail.com

UKI ASEMOTA

UKI ASEMOTA

NIGERIA

Uki Asemota is a loving and soft-spoken lady who loves God and insists that her relationship with Him through Jesus Christ shaped her to who she is today and longs to lead a life that fulfils the mandate Jesus gave that He came that we might have life and have it more abundantly. She loves to love and believes that love is a decision and we all should decide to walk in Love daily.

 

MARY MARTIN

MARY MARTIN

UNITED KINGDOM

Mary Martin London is recognized as one of the leading international fashion designers and very much respected by her peers around the world. She is known for her fabulous, bespoke, creative designs that not only breaks the rules but makes the rules. Mary has an impressive celebrity clientele that is always vying for a classic signature red carpet showpiece that demands the world’s attention, every time.

Mary Martin London’s collections include a tribute to the late “David Bowie”, the “Cecil the Lion Dress” that went viral and was also featured on BBC News, in numerous editorials including The Huffington Post, The Daily Mirror, The Telegraph, Elle and French magazine ‘Slave’.

www.marymartinlondon.com
email: ilmood@hotmail.com

DR ARINOLA ARABA MBBS MSC

DR ARINOLA ARABA MBBS MSC

UNITED KINGDOM

You cannot forget an encounter with that 50 year-old-turning 35, boisterous mum to 3 young adults, 18, 20 and 21 who bounces as she walks.

She sings and dances on the side streets and public transport; a fun, lively and engaging character with a smile. She always has a kind word to say, that is Arinola, coach, blogger, inventor of an educational board game and multi award nominee, socio-entrepreneur.

And she has bigger than usual feet!

Email: arinolaa@gmail.com

Website: www.arinola.co.uk

QUEEN IRENA

QUEEN IRENA

UNITED KINGDOM

Queen experienced sexual and emotional abuse from an early age. Those traumatic times, have made her aware of a need for deeper understanding from professionals that claim they can heal. Queen found empowering ways to inspire her community, from delivering support that focus on positive mental health and glides about, sprinkling golden love dust on the people in her life and by extending her stories of unconditional love and desire, in her best-selling published book. Her determination to objectively overcome obstacles from her abusive past and from mothering seven children without their father, have empowered Queen to expose her beautiful spirit, to show the world that true love of self can heal everything. She continues to renew her health and build her new business’ while working with individuals and groups to transform their lives, through self-love. Email:qi@livityweb.com or visit http://www.chipmunkapublishing.co.uk/shop for her book: “Love Is a Spiders Web.”
KIMBERLY ARMSTRONG

KIMBERLY ARMSTRONG

USA

Kimberly Armstrong resides in the USA. She is an advocate, survivor, inspirational speaker, and finds writing therapeutic. She enjoys empowering others to find their voice bringing them hope and healing. Inspired by her own life experiences she advocates for the voiceless. She promotes awareness of all forms of sexual abuse, sex trafficking, domestic violence, and religious manipulation.

Kimberly is determined to knock out shame, guilt, and unworthiness, with lots of love in a judgement free environment. 

Email: KimArmstr@gmail.com

PLACIDA ACHERU

PLACIDA ACHERU

UNITED KINGDOM

Compiler and publisher of Love Unboxed

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