I am… a MOMMY, life strategist, religious education teacher, Jesus girl, best selling author, advice columnist, internet marketer, foodie wannabe, an introvert, proficient in sarcasm, & your biggest fan! So now, peeps be asking why I put my stuff out there… (that’s my gangsta talk)
Why #1: I love being a mom. I honestly believe my purpose in life is to be my son’s mom and raise him to be incredibly awesome. And the kid *is* AMAZING… not sure how he turned out *this* well… but given that he’s 100% mommy raised, I’d like to believe I have something to do with it.
Parenting is FUN… and as difficult as it can be at times, even single parenting can be INSANELY enjoyable and fulfilling!!! I mean, what’s more exciting than loving, teaching, and nurturing your very own human? Well, successfully growing a Hello Kitty Chia could possibly come a distant second.
Why #2: I’ve fought thru some tough life challenges… and there were countless times when I desperately needed to know there was someone out there who could relate and see that they’ve survived it.
When my marriage first fell apart, I thought I was going to die. I was with my ex since ’91… married since ’95… until he suddenly demanded a divorce in 2006. And I mean just out of left field… totally caught me off guard. How the heck was I supposed live without him… let alone raise a child on my own… after 15 years together?
I was told to hide my tears and avoid inconveniencing others with my issues. I was blamed for not being a good enough wife and that I practically forced my husband into the arms of another married woman. I was accused of “using” my pain and confusion to get attention.
I felt so alone, defeated, betrayed, and lost…
With the help of God and some amazing blessings, I found the most supportive & powerful group of women who helped me get through EVERY MINUTE of my excruciating day. They’ve experienced what I was going through and just seeing them ALIVE and SMILING gave me hope that I can get through this too… they were all the proof I needed. If they can do it, so can I.
It sucks to go thru challenges alone… and knowing someone else has experienced similar crap may not immediately fix everything… but it might give some people hope that by fighting thru it, they’ll eventually get past it… and smile again. Even laugh out loud… and dance!
That’s it. Two things that inspired me to put this place together… raising a cool kid and fighting thru crappy days. Well, I also have this talent for annoying people with my positive energy, but it would screw with my layout for this page.
Professionalities (that’s a real word – right?):
Carmen is the Founder of Carmen Sakurai, Int’l and holds a BSc in Psychology, Certifications and training in Mental and Behavioral Health Studies and with focus on Stress/Burnout/Depression and Suicide/Violent Behavior.
As a Certified Digital Coach, she has demonstrated her ability to effectively communicate and successfully serve her clients via digital platform.
Her articles can be found on popular websites including Ricky Martin’s Piccolo Universe, SheKnows, Lifehack, and Thought Catalog.
Carmen is a proactive advocate for victims of narcissistic abuse.
I hope you find something that helps you… or at least make you chuckle a little while you’re here.