Hello, my name is Maureen Herrera, the founder of Soul Works and digging into the gritty world of the emotional and physical effects of loss. It is my life’s purpose and work. But it’s more than that; it’s my ministry; it’s my passion.
Someone once said, “We rise by lifting others.” As a certified grief and health coach, helping others heal from the inside out is my own continued grief recovery.
So here’s my story. In 1992 a drunk driver tragically killed my husband and two young sons. In an instant, I was left behind with a shattered heart, broken spirit and no clue as to my purpose and reason to live.
I loved my life and who wouldn’t – I was married to my high school sweetheart who embodied humility like no other. The beauty of his soul was apparent to everyone, heck … his mother used to say, “He was born smiling.” She was biased but, I like to believe he really did transcend human milestones.
Then there were my boys … To say that I loved being a mother is an understatement – those two young men were my superheroes in the making – each one developing their own unique and marvelous contribution to the world. Yes, they were messy, smelly, loud; but, also rife with incredible beauty and potential.