Hey there, Viviene here!
I’m a Life Goals Mentor and a Mental Health Advocate.
My personal mission is inspire women to reach their full potential for God’s glory.
Here’s where it all started
In 2014, my husband and I had been blessed with the most amazing gift – an adorable daughter. Although it was something we didn’t plan at that moment (even after being married for 4 years), we were delighted to the new addition to our family. However, 3 months down the road, sleepless nights, endless cries of an infant, chaotic household, business hiatus, and the overall feeling of being purposeless and directionless in life got me into postpartum depression.
My body had slowly lost its balance. I saw myself checking in with different doctors with different concerns – all due to stress. There was a couple of times when I suddenly fell off and couldn’t walk because my knee wouldn’t help me move. I developed a heart problem and many more! This sure wasn’t the kind of mom life I had imagined to have.
I slowly harbored anger towards God. I honestly felt like God had forgotten me, like He really didn’t care. But that’s farthest from the truth. Even when I turned my back on Him, He was still there waiting for my return. After many months of serious struggle spiritually, emotionally and physically, I surrendered. I knew I had to get it right with God before I could move forward.True to God’s Word, “Draw near to Him and He will draw near” (James 4:8). God and I have slowly rebuilt our relationship and our reconciliation went full swing.
One day, I just prayed. “Lord, please give me a dream. I want to wake up happy and excited again. I know I have a purpose. Show me, Lord.” God didn’t answer this all at once. It was more of a slow and steady process. I spent a lot of my time reading books, watching motivational videos, trying to figure out my goals and strengths. Then, something happened. I started feeling excited again. I found myself writing my 2nd book (From Depressed to Determined: A 6 Step Guide to Thrive and have Personal Success). Many women have sent me messages about how this book had given them hope and encouragement. This was it. I want to help women break free from their own prison cell just like the life I felt I had.
I had been reaching a lot of women, inspiring and encouraging them to pursue their dreams. I’d been featured in different media platforms (TV, radio, podcasts, etc.). It was surreal. I was definitely living my dream life.
A few years after, I hit a bump in the road. Some personal crisis keep hitting my life. It hit my confidence so badly and I just went back to depression again. And I knew I needed help. I found myself checking in a psychiatric clinic desperate for some help. Months of medication, psychotherapy, lots of prayers and an amazing support system helped me get back on track. I slowly healed mentally, emotionally and spiritually.
Now I’m back to my journey in helping other women, holding their hands and telling them that they too can.
We may not be able to choose the cards we are dealt in life, but we get to choose how we play it. I want to help you play your cards right.