Lisa Sanchez is the author of “Looking for Love in a Garbage Can. A Journey of Healing: How I Survived an Alcoholic Environment.” In today’s episode, Lisa shares her remarkable story of growing up in a violent and dysfunctional alcoholic environment. It’s a riveting tale of surviving her father’s drunken episodes, child molestation, and many dysfunctional relationships she would also encounter. Yet, her story also describes healing and a journey of forgiveness and self-discovery through self-empowerment. Lisa explores and shares how a powerful dream from a young age served as her refuge and hope for a better future. Today through hard work and commitment to a better path forward, Lisa teaches women and girls how to develop self-confidence, self-love, the power of forgiveness and how to continually lift each other up beyond the trauma so many have endured.

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