Apr 30

Giving My Heart Room To Breathe

As humans, we have all experienced something in our lives that has made us feel broken and that we struggle with coming back from. Nelia discovered how short life was the day her father passed away, shattering her world, altering her outlook and essentially changing her life forever.


This book is a true story about prolonged and delayed grief and how Nelia suppressed her grief as a means of protection. However, this backfired after being one of those people who always wore her heart on her sleeve. It resulted in anxiety, PTSD and depression. Twelve years later she rediscovered herself and re-evaluated what was important to her. Through her giving to others, she found inner peace, resilience, happiness and her life’s passion. Nelia shares why it is so important to live intentionally. One stranger can make all the difference in the world, and each one of us can help end loneliness. Truly an inspirational read!



You can read my full story here, from when I was ten years old and what happened to me. I was admitted to a psychiatric unit at fifteen and continued to suffer throughout my adult life with feelings of self-hatred, fear, darkness and not knowing who I was. I used addictions to help me to cope on the outside when the inside was chaotic. I finally found my healing and had a burning desire to share this with the universe to give love, hope and inspiration to others in pain.

Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass

Anton Chekhov