Do you feel discouraged, deceived, or depressed?

Do you worry that you’ll never overcome the challenges and heartaches in your life?

Do you struggle to forgive yourself and those who hurt you?

I understand. I experienced those same feelings and struggles. However, I moved from broken to beautiful, and you can too. Through my blog, the free resources, and my future podcast, my goal is to help you move from broken to beautiful.


Practical examples and suggestions to help you move from the heartache of grief to the beauty of comfort, peace, and purpose in your new normal.

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Practical steps and encouragement to help you move from pain, brokenness and defeat to peace, joy, and freedom.



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 Practical lessons to help you leave destructive patterns of thought and behavior to move forward in your life.



Category Archives: Moving from Broken to Beautiful

10 Breast Cancer Tips for Patients, Family, and Friends by Yvonne Ortega

Cheerful women wearing pink for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month10 Breast Cancer Tips for Patients, Family, and Friends. Yes, October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in the United States. In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, please receive these 10 Breast Cancer Tips for Patients, Family, and Friends from Yvonne Ortega.

  1. Breast cancer is a diagnosis, not a death sentence.
  2. Breast cancer is not contagious.
  3. A positive attitude helps everyone.
  4. Every day is a gift, so live that way.
  5. Read joke books and watch comedies because laughter lightens the load.
  6. Nutritious meals will strengthen you. Keep fat and sugar to a minimum.
  7. Journal and be honest about your feelings on the emotional roller coaster of cancer.
  8. Attend a breast cancer support group for encouragement and the latest information.
  9. Keep visits short to guard your energy.
  10. Make a list of questions to ask at your doctor visits and treatment.

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When Plans Change by Yvonne Ortega

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When plans change, how do you respond? Do you get angry, hope for resolution, or make other arrangements? Whatever your answer, I understand. At one time or another when plans change, I’ve responded in all three ways. After a week of vacation, I boarded the first plane on schedule and arrived in Charlotte, North Carolina… Continue Reading

Las Vegas Mass Shooting Leads to Shock, Fear, and Grief

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A Las Vegas mass shooting leads to shock, fear, and grief. A beautiful outdoor concert went from a time of recreation, relaxation, and reprieve from work or school to a nightmare of at least fifty-eight deaths and hundreds of injuries. People screamed, “Get down.” Others screamed, “Stay down.” Still others got down on top of… Continue Reading

When Memories of a Deceased Loved One Come Up

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When memories of a deceased loved one come up, I respond in different ways, don’t you? Last week Friday, I went into a grocery store that had an autumn display of red, orange, green, and brown leaves, pumpkins in different sizes, and a variety of apples in a basket. My late Mom used to bake… Continue Reading

How to Move Out of the Land of “If Only I Had . . .”

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Do you live in the land of “if only I had . . .”? If you live in that land, you are not alone, but you don’t have to stay there.  How can you move out of the land of if only I had . . .? Yesterday, a news reporter talked about people who… Continue Reading