Have you experienced grief in your life? What small steps can you do to overcome immense grief? How can you overcome the fear of the future to make necessary changes, starting from today?

In this podcast episode, Veronica Cisneros speaks with Michaela Foster Marsh about not waiting for tomorrow!

Meet Michaela Foster Marsh

Michaela Foster Marsh is an acclaimed musician with three albums to her credit whose work has appeared in television and film, including Dawson’s Creek and The Matthew Shepard Story. She has been invited to sing at the Monaco International Film Festival, the Cannes International Film Festival, and for Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth.

She is also the author of the book Starchild. She is the founder and Executive Director of Starchild Charity, which works primarily with vulnerable children and women and which has built a School for Creative Arts in Vvumba, Uganda.

In 2017, she was a finalist of Scotswoman of the Year by the Evening Times and has received a Prime Ministers Award for her work on Uganda. She has also received a Peace and Unity Award and a Community Champion Award.

Visit her website and Starchild Charity. Connect on Facebook.

In This Podcast


  • How do you ask for something when you are feeling insecure
  • 3 steps you can take at rock bottom to help yourself get back up

How do you ask for something when you are feeling insecure

You should humble yourself, and ask for healing from the universe or who you pray to. It makes us human to all have experienced suffering, and asking for guidance. Open up your mind and observe the messages that the universe or your God sends you.

Being able to get on your knees and say ‘I can’t do this’, I need some help and then trusting that that help will come but you need to do something, anything, to push yourself forward. Otherwise, it’s a waste of the precious life that you have. (Michaela Foster Marsh)

Even if you have been shaken to your core and you need to completely rediscover yourself, you need to be open to seeing yourself broken so that you can start anew.

You do not know how long you’ve got, so again you are sitting before this choice of sitting where you are or getting yourself out of victimhood and getting actively involved in your life again. What is important is how you respond to those loses – it does require you to be brave, but when you are brave the universe responds to you.

3 steps you can take at rock bottom to help yourself get back up

  1. Prayer and gratitude. No matter how bad, write down some positive things in your life, and practice daily gratitude. Feel the pain and move through it, but do not stay there, you must move through it.
  2. Going into nature. Take walks or swims if you can through nature because it is a healing experience.
  3. Take it back down to the simplest things you can enjoy, no matter how small.

Books by Michaela

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Meet Veronica Cisneros

Veronica Cisneros | Empowered And Unapologetic PodcastI’m a licensed therapist and women walk into my office every day stressed and disconnected. As a mom of three daughters, I want my girls to know who they are and feel confident about their future. I can’t think of a better way to help other women than by demonstrating an empowered and unapologetic life.

So I started  Empowered and Unapologetic to be a safe space for women to be vulnerable and change their lives for the better before she ever needs to see a therapist.

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