From Chaos to Courage: How I Discovered Strength in the Midst of Adversity

There is an undeniable beauty in overcoming adversity, and I am living proof of this. Born and raised in Governador Valadares, Brazil, my childhood was a rollercoaster of emotions and experiences. Young parents struggling with financial instability and addiction meant that my sister and I were no strangers to fear and uncertainty. But through these trying times, I uncovered a well of strength and resilience that has helped me become the person I am today.

As the older sibling, it was my instinct to protect my sister from the chaos that threatened to consume us. In doing so, however, I became overwhelmed with anxiety, seeking solace in food to numb the pain. But even in the darkest of times, a glimmer of hope shone through: my mother. Our mother's unwavering determination to provide for us in the face of adversity was nothing
short of inspiring. She took on countless jobs, selling everything from hangers to industrial uniforms, just to keep us fed. It was through her relentless spirit that I learned the power of perseverance and the importance of forging ahead even when the odds are against you.

I share my story with you not only to connect, but to inspire those who may be grappling with their own challenges. Life is a journey filled with obstacles and setbacks, but it is also filled with incredible opportunities for growth. Our struggles, as daunting as they may seem, can serve as catalysts for profound transformation.

Today, I use my experiences to help others navigate the complexities of life as a psychologist. It is my mission to empower individuals to make courageous decisions and create a life filled with purpose and meaning. My upcoming book, Bold Move: A 3-Step Plan to Transform Anxiety Into Power is a testament to this journey. In Bold Move, I delve deeper into my personal story and provide practical guidance for turning anxiety into a force for positive change. By following my three-step plan, you will learn how to embrace discomfort and conquer the fears that hold you back from realizing your dreams.

If my story resonates with you, I invite you to pre-order Bold Move and join me on this transformative journey. Together, we can harness our inner strength and create a world where adversity serves as fuel for growth and resilience.

Luana Marques November 2022 A36I0957

1 thought on “From Chaos to Courage: How I Discovered Strength in the Midst of Adversity”

  1. I heard you on Mel Robbins podcast, and I think you are amazing and I wish you were in Florida that I could come to you lol. It really resonated up our avoidance.


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