The Truth About 

Finding Joy in the Darkness

The Truth About Finding Joy in the Darkness is an epic collaboration between nineteen women spanning across four decades of wisdom. These women have faced crippling circumstances but somehow found joy in and through them.

If you are ready to be inspired in a way you never thought possible then this book is for you. From multi millionaires to stay at home moms, the stories in this book will inspire you to believe you were made for more. Overcoming darkness whether it be through illness, loss, violence, or grief means that you are a conqueror and we celebrate you. May the stories in this collaboration remind you that you are never alone.

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Meet the Authors!

Meggan Larson 

Meggan Larson is a best selling author, course creator, and entrepreneur. She is also a wife, mom, and adoptee.

She is passionate about helping women entrepreneurs write their inspiring stories and become best selling authors. She has done it for over thirty women and can't wait to help more. 

It took her thirteen years of failing as an entrepreneur to finally understand what she was doing wrong and now she’s on a mission to help as many women as she can start to believe in themselves in order to succeed wildly. 

If you are ready to transform your business, revolutionize your life, show up authentically, and impact the world, then head on over to her website at, grab her free resources, join her online community, and fly with her.


Martha Krejci
Do you know anyone that has gone from being an exhausted and undervalued mom in the corporate 9-5 world to a work from home multi-millionaire in the blink of an eye? Now let's add without a college degree and without ads... Well now you do!

Martha Krejci is a high-vibin’ mama, wife, business coach + growth strategist and social media marketing powerhouse who has taken the internet by storm. Featured in Oprah Magazine, Fast Company, Cosmopolitan, Shape and Huffington Post among other places, Martha’s intuitive marketing expertise has helped her make her first million in less than a year using a strategy she teaches openly through courses, group coaching and other tried-and-true resources. From finding your passion to building a business that works, she teaches it all to anyone that's ready.

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Shamila R. Amarasekera

Shamila Amarasekera, a mom who empowers children, entrepreneur, published author, problem solver, natural health sponsor, and an OOLA coach who leads and implements innovation in technology and natural living.

She helps children and parents to fill the skills gap and remove the fears in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). She finds balance and lives a healthy and earthy lifestyle. Dedicated to making the impossible possible and living to the fullest, she is accomplishing all her dreams.

It took her twenty years in exploring civil engineering, aviation, computer science, graphic design, and natural health to find balance and purpose. She has spent five years researching the gaps in the STEM pipeline. Now, she is on a mission to help others in every way possible, focusing on empowering children.

If you want to empower your children in their potential and dreams, join her website, Facebook Group, YouTube, and LinkedIn to get connected and make the impossible possible. Every person and child deserves a chance to follow their dreams and succeed!

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Nicole Bateman

Nicole Bateman is a wife, teacher, and mum of two who loves Jesus and encouraging others to be the change they want to see in the world.

She has over 10 years of teaching experience and has a real heart for supporting children emotionally whilst empowering them to be see how they can make a positive impact on those around them.

Following her son’s epilepsy diagnosis in 2020 she has been inspired to focus on helping other families of children with epilepsy. She has made it her mission to be an advocate and provide a voice to raise epilepsy awareness throughout society.

She is passionate about helping overwhelmed parents of children who struggle with ‘big emotions’ bring calm and joy into their family again. She helps them transform from feeling helpless to feeling hopeful by providing practical strategies for emotional support through her courses and products.

If you are ready to go from feeling helpless to feeling hopeful, and be an advocate for your child, then head on over to her website at, grab her free resources, join her uplifting online community and be the change together.


Diane Carroll

Diane Carroll is a mom of two amazing young adults, A bodyworker for 35 years and a lover of the outdoors and all things natural. She was diagnosed late in life with ADHD and that was the turning point which led her to her best life.

She is very passionate about empowering other women to connect with their body as their guild. To find their confidence through acceptance and tenacity, so they can show up in the driver seat of their own life and follow their God-given purpose. It took till her mid-50s when everything in her life seem to break apart before she could really be free. She loves to help others find their shining light as well.

If you are ready to make your second half better than your first and make a difference in the world , head over to her website and grab her free course.


Cindy Dement

Cindy sees her main role in life as an encourager. She has been a mentor to teens and adults for over 30 years. 

After being a stay at home, home schooling mom for 18 years, she re-entered the workforce in 2007, working for a major telecom. In 2016 Cindy took a voluntary separation from the telecom and worked from home writing and learning more in the field of personal development. 

Wanting to return to the leadership arena, Cindy went back into the workforce as a customer service manager. Her time was spent grooming and leading a team that could turn the customer service experience around for their company. This time allowed her to apply what she had learned and see for herself what does and does not work. She had learned in her past experiences, you cannot manage people and if you try, your turnover rate will be high. You must lead the people and manage the work. Using this philosophy allowed her to build a strong team. 

In 2019, Cindy separated from this company and came home to start her own business. She started a successful small bookkeeping service as a stop gap until she could move into the field of her calling, personal development. Early in 2020, she received her certification as a life coach. 

She is a published author, a speaker, and a mentor. 

Cindy is married to Michael and together they have one child, Sarah. She is active in her church and sees every aspect of her life as her ministry.

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Kaycia Ellingsen

Kaycia Ellingsen is a wife of 10+ years, a mom of three, an adventurer and course creator! Kaycia and her family have moved ten times and have lived in six different states. With the most recent move being 5 months ago.

During the early years of moving, Kaycia sank to the depths of loneliness and had not learned the skills of making friends, connections and feeling confident in new areas. Lacking those skills made the transitions to new areas extremely hard. As the moves continued, she slowly learned the art of making friends and creating connections and confidence. In the process she also developed a love for adventure, travel and exploring new areas.

Kaycia now shares all she has learned with others who are in the darkness of loneliness and transition. Helping them gain the skills and confidence to make the changes they desire and embrace all the adventure that life has to offer. She also teaches about other topics that relate to relocating, connection, confidence, personal value, adventure and more!

Kaycia enjoys spending time with family and friends along with many outdoor activities, hiking, exploring new areas, long conversations and spur of the moment adventures!

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Lara Govendo

Lara Govendo is a wild adventure enthusiast who resides in Vermont (for now). On the regular, she is a mental health counselor, ordained minister, double lung transplant thriver, and talented writer. She writes about her life to encourage others and develops educational programs to restore hope to those in need. She has also been featured on various podcasts, magazines, and websites for her advocacy skills. Lara's willingness to share her story continually inspires others to be themselves. She's passionate about connecting with like-minded people, paving the way for those who are struggling in any capacity, and encouraging vulnerability. 

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Tabitha King

Tabitha King is a wife, a mother, an Ordained Minister, a Licensed Massage Therapist, a Pastoral Counselor, and she loves helping and serving others. She loves God-the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. She recently finished her Master’s degree in Divinity.

Her life’s dream is helping families heal and find peace within their daily struggles. So many attacks in the present world that keeps people overwhelmed and stressed. She lived in stressful, overwhelming busyness for many years until she learned to walk through this journey feeling loved, joy, and peace within.

She's very passionate about people healing from the emotional traumas they've endured and helping them to seek after victorious living and become who God says they are. As she suffered emotional traumas, she did not stay in a victimized state but overcame to help others do the same.

She is working with her husband in ministry to help people know they are ready for marriage with premarital assessments and counseling and being a listening ear for couples already married who need guidance through their lives together.

If you are ready to find peace through trying times while learning the mysteries of marriage, please connect with her at


Kori Koch

Kori is a 43 year old Mother of Four. Dreamer by definition. She sees the glass as refillable, maybe not half full or half empty but with hard work and determination she knows that it can be filled back up when it’s empty! She loves her family, blood or chosen and will always have their six. She has a Huge mission to End Hunger and grow gardens in every community across the USA to give to the needy and the hungry.

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Terra Macklin

Terra Macklin is a wife, mom, certified athletic trainer and a certified life coach who has become disenchanted with the way chronic and complicated medical cases are handled. As a woman working on her healing journey with polycystic ovarian syndrome, she found more benefits from addressing stress and other lifestyle issues as well as utilizing other natural approaches. The bandage approach was failing her as well as many others close to herself. Including her own son, who was the spark to this more holistic journey.

Since taking a step back from her career as an athletic trainer and truly addressing the last piece to her life of imbalance, she has been able to focus her passions and skills to help others through coaching and discovery. Her purpose is in helping others transition from a stressed and inflamed lifestyle to one that is balanced and thriving.

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Erika Harston Noll

Erika Harston Noll has had several health challenges that knocked her off her feet. It became clear to her early on in her adult life that natural medicine and alternative therapies were the path that she should take. Holistically approaching health has led to the best outcome in each case. 

Through the years, she has developed skills in advocating for herself and others, supporting health with natural medicine and nutrition, and creating a healing home. She teaches other moms to do the same in her Facebook Group, Holistic Super Moms. Erika grew up in Illinois and is raising her family in California. She is happily married with 7 children. Erika has a bachelor's degree in Comparative Literature, is a Certified Nutritarian Coach, and has spent many years researching and implementing holistic approaches to health. She loves baking sourdough bread, preparing delicious plant based meals, gardening, animals, music, dancing, reading, homeschooling, and playing board games with her children.

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Andrea Orem

Andrea Orem is a wife, musician, entrepreneur, and teacher-at-heart who is obsessed with experiencing light bulb "ah-ha!" learning moments with adults, children, speakers, singers, and animals alike. She is a Minnesotan who grew up on an 8-acre organic vegetable farm and spends her free time enjoying the outdoors, playing strategy board games with her husband, serving in their local church, and puppy raising service dogs in training for Can Do Canines.

Andrea teaches voice, ukulele, and piano to youth & adults in one-on-one lessons, small groups, choirs, and homeschool groups. She is also the creator of the TMJ Strong Course for those dealing with difficult jaw issues and the Homebrewing Kombucha Made Easy Course. Andrea dreams of a world where all people are connected with an authentic community and able to courageously and healthily use the unique voices they've been given to advocate for, bless, inspire, entertain, and serve others.

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Britte Kolrud Osiek

Personal growth is never-ending, and for Britte it has taken many years for her to understand her value and place in this world.

That journey has led her to some amazing peaks and some deep valleys. At times it felt like a violent up and down pace, soaring and then plunging. The difficult path she’s walked regarding her weight and self-worth has been made all the more treacherous by experiencing emotional and physical abuse and battling postpartum depression. Despite those trials and tribulations she is continually learning to love herself again.

She has felt moments of darkness, loneliness, and despair. She has felt useless, powerless, and out of control. Listen, she’s been there. You do not need to stay in that place.

Her mission is to provide support and help guide women through postpartum depression and the emotional ick that comes with it.

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Amanda Randall

Amanda Randall is a licensed social worker and heart patient coach based in Cleveland, Ohio. She was born with several heart defects that have required multiple surgeries and procedures to repair. She now uses her personal experiences as a heart patient and her professional knowledge of mental health to help other heart patients and their families navigate their treatment journeys and heal physically, emotionally, socially, and spiritually from that treatment.

Amanda lives with her husband and her dog. In addition to coaching, Amanda enjoys making greeting cards and other crafts and performing genealogy research for her own family and others’. Amanda is a huge fan of Criminal Minds and Harry Potter!

Amanda received her Master’s degree in Social Administration from the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University. 

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Amy Sameck

Amy Sameck is a determined entrepreneurial mom, who has recently decided to go after her life’s desire to be a published author and holds a Masters in Marriage and Family Counseling.

Her focus is to help women create their chosen life by discovering their voice of truth and declaring- I Am Enough: As I Am!

For most of her adult life she was determined to uncover how to feel what she already knew to be true about herself…that she is enough without changing herself for others.

She dug deep and discovered that we can change our thinking and banish the fear of failure ingrained in us as children. She learned that we must destroy the idea that putting everybody before ourselves is how we are loved. She found the truth, which is that we do not need approval from others to be successful.

She has faith that we can gather, take control of our heart, mind, and thoughts, and create our world to reflect our core values and beliefs simply by showing up in our lives, being consistent and true to ourselves. 

She believes in you and that you are Abundantly Enough: As You Are. 

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Lauran Shewmaker

Lauran is an AFT Certified Practitioner, Life Balance Coach, Entrepreneur, Published Author & Registered Nurse. She is a self-identified ‘hippie princess’ who struggled to let the world see her true self. She is a total introvert who loves to people watch.
One afternoon, while having a chat with God about a meeting, that still small voice said “Show up. Someone needs you just as you are.” In that moment, those words were not just about showing up for a meeting but about the rest of her life. Lauran’s Perfect Imperfection is just what someone needs. 

Her mission is to help women love their perfect imperfections and regain their confidence, strength & happiness rather than losing themselves in someone else’s shadow. 

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Kendra Shiree

Kendra Shiree is a multi-passionate entrepreneur and deep thinker, currently serving and leading as an Oola life coach. She is passionate about empowering new moms going through the trenches of postpartum mental health struggles. Kendra is a creative spirit and sensitive empath who also loves planning events, teaching Jazzercise, and spending time with her three-year-old son. Her future dreams include having a camp and retreat center, horse ranch, counseling center, and coffee shop.

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Anne Marie Tosse

Anne Marie is an entrepreneur with a determined attitude yet a calm demeanor, and lives in the beautiful Okanagan Valley in Vernon, British Columbia Canada. She has two adult step-sons. She is a published author, owns a bookkeeping business, hosts Airbnb guests and international high school students, and is an avid essential oil lover and a huge fan of the Tower Garden. 

She loves her well rounded life with all the toxin free products on the outside and fresh grown veggies on the inside. Anne Marie has a wonderful garden on her lake view property too. She loves animals, especially her little fur-baby Joey, who is a rescued street dog from Texas! Anne Marie supports a number of animal charities throughout North America. 

Eating healthy and being outside in all types of weather is where you will find Anne Marie. Just so long as she can have her bare feet firmly planted on the ground is what she is all about!! Anne Marie is putting a cookbook together so you can try some of her marvelous creations!! Whole foods and plant based lifestyle can be a game changer. Changing what you put into your body can absolutely change your life. She would like nothing more than to help you find a healthier life and a life free of pain.

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