Hurricane Katrina wasn't the only storm that Gwen J survived. Although her home in New Orleans was flooded under ten feet of water and many of her personal possessions were lost forever, the tempest of emotions she experienced afterward is what truly tested her faith. Amid this personal strife, Gwen questioned the many challenges she endured throughout the years and finally found the answer to her prayers: resiliency.
Gwen learned firsthand that when you think you can overcome, you do. Whether you're facing body issues, conflicting relationships, or the absence of forgiveness, visualizing victory is key. Now, in this raw, intimate, and inspirational guide, Gwen shares with readers the profound power of God and importance of resiliency.
Life will not always give you the outcome you expect, but self-growthis within your control. Through Gwen's uplifting affirmations and personal anecdotes, the four characteristics and techniques that can help you achieve God's higher purpose are revealed. There will always be another storm rolling in; learn from a true survivor how resiliency is not just the ability to see beyond the clouds but also the courage and motivation to rebuild in spite of them.
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About the Author
Gwen J was born and raised in New Orleans and grew up with a passion for writing poems and short stories. She's earned a bachelor's degree in drama and communications with a psychology minor from the University of New Orleans. At Xavier University of Louisiana, she earned a master of arts in teaching for English education. She's taught at every level of education and serves as a mentor to her students.
Her inspiration for Never Give Up: A Guide to Being Resilient came from the journal of personal stories she wrote in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. In 2015, her article "A Woman Rising Up above the Storm" was published in the Women of Wealth Magazine. She also received the Women of Wealth Award for Excellence in Education that same year. She is now a motivational speaker and certified personal trainer.