About Why This Is My Life’s Work When I was young, I was surrounded by all kinds of abuse at the hands of my family members. Home was never a safe place so I left when I was just 16, ill-equipped for the many brutal challenges that I would meet. By the time I was in my late teens and early 20s, I showed significant signs of the emotional damage from my upbringing. I had anorexia, OCD, ongoing anxiety, panic attacks and agoraphobia – and to deal with all of that anxiety, I developed an addiction. To top it off, I was coping with an insane number of personal and family problems, including single parenting and trying to earn a living. My physical health suffered, too, and worsened for many years as I continued to make poor life choices based on a foundation of toxic beliefs, which only added to the already overwhelming anxiety. Eventually, I fought my way out of the anxiety disorders and addiction, but they had taken their toll and I developed a long list of health ailments. By the time I was in my 30s, that list included a significant heart problem, despite being an underweight non-smoker with a healthy lifestyle. Over the next several years, the heart problem continued to worsen. Eventually, I became suicidal because I couldn’t stand the suffering any longer. Thankfully, I had patients who needed me and I kept pulling myself through one moment at a time until I dug myself out of that terrible dark hole. Marriages, divorces, five children and single parenting were tough enough. But my days were also filled with crises and turmoil that could rival any soap opera. I was determined to find a better life, one that included healing on all levels, a life that would bring me peace and happiness, and that would allow me to make a difference in the lives of others. I sought counselling until I became the counsellor. I sought healing until I became the healer. I sought external religions until I discovered internal spirituality. My life and work are dedicated to sharing what I’ve discovered throughout this journey of challenges, healing, and finding balance, leading those who have also come through the other side of suffering as they seek a deeper connection with themselves and greater meaning in life. I am so blessed to be able use my natural abilities as a psychic and medium along with my passion for writing, art and music to share my messages of hope, empowerment and healing. Every day is a precious gift, no matter what your circumstances. There is always the option to find the beauty that exists in your life. There is always a way to rise above difficult circumstances, turn them into your strengths, and create a fabulously empowered life. Like everyone else, I’ve had my share of heartbreak and misery, rejection and fear. Sometimes I’ve had to look for the blessings and joy, the love and gratitude. And I’ve always found plenty. Although I could do with more profiteroles. I looooove profiteroles. LIBERTY’S MINI-BIO For five years, Liberty Forrest was a frequent guest on BBC Radio doing “psychic phone-ins” for listeners. She also took to the stage in her capacity as a medium, connecting audience members with loved ones in spirit. With a background in the field of social work and counselling, she enjoys using her natural psychic abilities to assist people who need guidance or clarity to help them move forward in life. She also enjoys assisting those who want to develop their abilities as psychics and mediums. This award-Winning author. columnist and Huffington Post contributor has written several inspirational and motivational books covering a range of self-development, healing and empowering topics. Her compelling book, The Power and Simplicity of Self-Healing, has been changing lives and helping people find hope and healing in several countries around the world. She has also created a beautiful colouring book called Creative Healing: A 30-Day Workbook and Colouring Journey. There is at least one full page of text for each of the 30 colouring images, which follow a step-by-step process to assist in healing, personal development, and self-awareness. Liberty loves doing stand-up comedy and enjoys incorporating humour into her work wherever possible, believing that when we can finally get to the point of laughing at our foibles, we have truly found healing. And in the meantime, it can sure make the hard times a little softer around the edges.