We all have dysfunctional families. Though we have to live with their decisions, they do not define who we are or what we become. As a child, my guest Desiree Smith carried the pain of being denied by her father. Like many of us, it didn’t stop her from growing in life but it did hinder her healing, her emotional healing.
The emotional baggage she carried played itself out in the many ways she tried to cope. But as time went on, matters took a major turn and her family blossomed. In our interview she teaches us how to mend broken relationships and move forward in life with the fractured family pieces. She’s one of six authors of a new collaborative book titled, Women Who Overcome. A must see! Watch now!
Host: Anita Washington, That Anita Live
Topic: How to Mend Broken Relationships
Guest: Desiree Smith
Guest’s Blog: http://www.Instagram.com/SmithDesireeG
Desiree and I would love to hear from you. Did any of her story resonant with you? Do you have any broken relationships you would like to mend? Leave us your thought and comments below.
A former school and community agency counselor and creator of the 7-Step Method, Anita’s helped guide people from the ages of eleven to fifty through their own life issues, personal transformations and professional endeavors. With an old soul and a comedic, honest voice. She uses many southern colloquialisms and colorful expressions to unwrap personal stories of surviving a homicidal alcoholic father, a mother in denial and four physically and emotionally abusive brothers and relates them to guiding principles and healing techniques.
Through her powerful and uplifting interviews at ThatAnitaLive.TV and The Emotional Happiness Podcast women get to see and hear real women with resourceful stories living relentless lives after life's most devastating events. Through her charismatic and compelling speaking, Anita helps women use the tools and resources they already have to reveal and release success blockers such as childhood trauma and family dysfunction so they can build self-confidence, boost their self-esteem and feel free to live true to their own personality, spirit and character.
In her newly released ebook, 7 Simple Steps to Beat Emotional Baggage, Anita shares actionable techniques that will walk women through letting go of the past and rising above the glass ceiling to reach higher levels of success and satisfaction in life.
From nine-to-five, Anita is a Senior Acquisition Support Specialist, possessing over nineteen years of performing and administering program management and cradle-to-grave commercial and federal contracting activities for acquisitions ranging from $500,000 to over $2 Billion. She has progressively worked her way up the federal acquisition lifecycle and commercial supply chain through various positions from pre-award and requirements definition to commodities buying to contract close-out. In her career, she has mastered the art of transitioning to level-up.
Anita is a graduate of Limestone College, Virginia State University, and Strayer University with a B.S. in Mathematics, an M.Ed. in Guidance & Counseling, and an M.B.A. in Contracts & Acquisitions. You can find Anita online at ThatAnitaLive.com, Twitter, Periscope, Instagram and Facebook. Her handle is That Anita Live on all four social media platforms.