Each of us, from CEO to high school dropout, face unique, sometimes severe challenges on our personal journey. Awake Beloved and Arise; Transforming Suffering into Strength is an inspiring book that offers understanding, new insights and direction to help deal with the difficulties life can bring. God deeply cares about your struggles. Compelling stories from a variety of voices including the author's own experience provide a framework of encouragement, motivation and solid, practical tools to help you not only survive your trials but thrive and become strong because of them. Drawing on her experience as a creator and leader of workshops and seminars on Personal and Professional Development for professional groups, as a Christian spiritual instructor at the County Jail and from her own life as a single mother of a large family while suffering a disabling illness, the author addresses suffering as a human experience, the dysfunction and other factors that can contribute to it, establishes your real identity, and discusses facing hard realities, the impact of faith and fear, and identifies what real strength is and how to develop it. This book increases faith in oneself and in God and gives inspiring and practical guidance to navigate and surmount life's difficulties and become the powerful being God wants you to be.