By: Veronica Cisneros

Mrs. Cisneros, a wife, mother of three and Licensed Marriage and Family therapist, is the founder of Empowered & Unapologetic, a program to help women identify who they are outside of all the roles they play.

I have the husband. I have the kids. I have the house. I should be happy. Right?! No…Unfortunately, this wasn’t always the case. There was a time when I questioned everything. Feelings of guilt and being overwhelmed led me to believe that I wasn’t enough. “Am I a good mother?” I would think. “Can I do this?” These thoughts nearly pushed me to give up…on myself and on my marriage. Girl, I HAVE BEEN THERE!!  I understand how overwhelming life can be. It took so much mental stamina to bring me out of this hole. My own struggles pushed me into isolation. I felt alone and defeated. It wasn’t until later when I realized I’m not alone AT ALL! So many women feel this way in their marriage. What they DON’T realize is that they have the power to help themselves, their family, and their relationships! It’s for these reasons that I created Empowered & Unapologetic!

As much as I love to help other women find peace within themselves and their marriage, it’s healthy to recognize that this wasn’t always my life. Let me explain. I remember vividly the nights when I laid in bed crying…quietly so my husband wouldn’t hear me! I wasn’t ready to admit that I felt defeated. I wasn’t ready to say out loud “I can’t do this anymore”…and I for DAMN SURE wasn’t ready to share it with anyone either! Instead, I was short tempered. I ate everything in sight. I went on autopilot. If you REALLY knew me, you would know that I questioned whether or not I was doing enough. I sought validation through accomplishing my to-do list. Is the laundry done? Check. Dishes put away? Check. Kids ready? Check, check, check. I measured myself in check marks instead of time spent with my family. Eventually, I realized the connection with my kids and husband far outweighed whether the dishes were clean or not… and it saved my marriage. I want you to know that you can too!

Empowered & Unapologetic exists to help bad ass women just like you find the inner strength to put themselves first, create inner freedom, and feel confident in their relationships. Being a wife and mother does not come with an instruction manual! It’s okay to admit that it can be incredibly hard and difficult, especially when you feel like you are alone. Empowered & Unapologetic is a safe, guilt-free space to connect with other women, be vulnerable, and change your life for the better (before ever needing to see a therapist!!). In this community, women are challenged to step outside of their comfort zones and learn a new way of living, redefining who they are, and understanding their purpose.

If you’ve come across this blog, odds are you are thinking about taking that next step to creating a better life for yourself. I’m here to tell you that you CAN do this! As a mother of three and a wife, I understand how difficult it can be to ask for help or accept that change needs to happen. You’re not alone. Whether you listen to the podcast, join the free Facebook community, join the VIP community, or attend our annual retreat, this is the place for you!

Ready to put yourself first and live unapologetically?! Sign up for my Be Empowered online course! An 8 week online course & downloadable PDF workbook.


  • My Willingness vs. Willfulness Mini Course (Value $197)
  • My Radical Acceptance video (Value $97)
  • Immediate Access to Private FB Group

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