Breakthrough to Happy™ is a system for reclaiming joy and developing a happy, successful life after experiencing losses and challenges. I help people with life after loss…activating resilience to reclaim a happy life. I am committed to helping people transform their personal and professional future by recognizing that the story of their past is really a springboard to a more positive future. We do this together by using breakthrough tools of resilience, implementing positive changes, and creating focus and momentum for writing the future in a whole new way.

journalsThere’s not a person on this earth who’s immune to change, transition, or suffering. Every single one of us have times in our lives when suddenly we are in the throes of chaos, or loss, or change of heart… and it turns our world upside down.

I know, because suddenly, without warning, my life changed. My beautiful 16-year old son came home from school complaining of a headache and a fever. The doctor diagnosed him with the flu. But it wasn’t. I found him the next morning, lifeless. The misdiagnosis was a swift and deadly form of bacterial meningitis. Sometime during the night, my boy was taken from me forever.

Nothing evokes a more profound life change than loss: whether it’s the loss of someone you love, or a divorce, job loss, a home, or your child being born with a birth defect… anything that strips away the life you thought you had.

At this point you have to make a choice: will you choose to go on living life, or will you remain trapped forever in a stifling world of grief; literally bound and chained to sadness? [read full article]

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Surviving the Loss of a Child, 1 Step at a Time

by Sandy How to Survive the Loss of a Child
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 My beautiful boy, Garrett. He was at the top of his game when suddenly, on December 19th many years ago he died of bacterial meningitis.  On this day, I am grateful to my son for giving me the gift of insight and the gift of life.  My life.  In his loss, I learned how to […]

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The Pearly Gates…Learning How to Invite Miracles Into Your Life

by Sandy How to Survive the Loss of a Child
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Learning How to Invite Miracles into Your Life I was raised in the Presbyterian Church, and yet I am not sure what I really believed about heaven. I never had to know. I know for sure, I believed if I was a good girl, nothing bad would ever happen. I was so very young when […]

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Enchanted Love

by Sandy Forgiveness
Enchanted Love

Love Doesn’t Always Come Just Once in a Lifetime… How the act of forgiveness can be the first step in returning to Love “Grilling some eggplant…I’ve been thinking about pesto, prosciutto, Roma tomatoes, grilled eggplant and toasted sourdough bread all day. The Panini maker is coming out of the cupboard and hallelujah! Can’t decide on […]

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9 Steps to Writing Your Script for the Life You Deserve

by Sandy Breakthrough to Happy
Writing Your Script...for a Life You Love

Writing Your Script…for a Life You Love You never could have told me the day I married David Peckinpah, several decades ago, that I would not be married forever. I visualized my whole life, from that day forward, extending into a lifetime. On the night we first met, we walked along the beach in Monterey […]

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Interrupting Patterns and Reclaiming Joy

by Sandy Breakthrough to Happy
Interrupting Patterns and Reclaiming Joy

How a Trip to Italy Changed My Life Discovering “Pattern Interrupters™” for Reclaiming Joy Do you ever experience moments in time when you’re sure people have been put there as angel messengers? The more I reflect on defining moments in my life, the more I can document with certainty, there divine intervention. It was in […]

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The Divine Download ™: Implementing the Source of Creativity and Productivity

by Sandy Breakthrough to Happy
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The Divine Download ™ Implementing the Source of Creativity and Productivity How does your day begin? Do you hop out of bed, grab a cup of coffee, read emails, check your bank account, and listen to the news? What happened to the sweet slumber of the night? With the first jarring of the obnoxious alarm, […]

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