Mom and I never talk about her past. She had some pretty traumatic experiences growing up, making it painful to even think about. We don't ever broach the subject. But, she's my mom, so naturally I want to know about that part of her life. When I was asked to do a #TalkToMe video for the Huffington Post, I jumped at the opportunity. I already had a visit to Dallas planned a few weeks out so the timing was perfect. I guess it was meant to be. Of course, mom, always ready to put on a show, was elated to be in front of the camera. As a result of this experience, I not only got to know her more, but I was also left feeling like I was on the right track towards my own happiness and sense of fulfillment. I thank Huffington Post for bringing my mom and me just a little bit closer. I hope viewers will be inspired by her story.
Here it is. My mother on her journey towards inner strength and joy: