ACC GLOBAL MEDIA FEATURES DONNA FOLCARELLI SPEAKING ON SEXUAL ABUSE
In life, the hand we’re dealt may not always seem promising. It can be downright terrifying. Negative experiences, mental and physical in nature, can have devastating effects on the human psyche. The mind can be twisted, torn, inflated and deflated with a few simple words or actions from others. Maintaining a positive outlook and a healthy mindset are essential for achieving the goals we set for ourselves. But it’s no simple task and there’s no shame in seeking the assistance trained professionals like Life Coach and founder of Directions for Life, Donna Folcarelli.
For her own part, Donna endured years of abuse, personal challenges, failure, and negativity… but she made the choice to overcome and rise above the obstacles that life threw her way. We all have our turning point moments in life, some experience more than others but for Donna, she realized her calling to help others after she successfully assisted her father through his abusive alcoholism.
Even with this major personal victory, Donna would continue to suffer through negative relationships, health issues, marital problems, legal troubles and utter disappointment. Positivity reigned supreme and Donna pushed through, went on to earn her Masters from Boston University in social work which eventually led to her path as a Life Coach. She proudly founded Directions for Life in 2015.
"Everyone lives through their own unique situation. People get stuck and overwhelmed. The long roads that I took allow me to create a relatable platform for people. We can create change in small increments at a comfortable pace. Change isn’t something you can force. Together, we can rebuild your mind and spirit. You too can turn any negative into a positive. The possibilities are endless,” exclaims Folcarelli.