Patricia Priest-Prasad Certified Spiritual Life and Health Coach, Author

Zen Life Institute/Founder

My goal in creating this course was to take all my knowledge, formal education, my past pain and life experiences, and all the lessons I have learned and offer spiritual and emotional healing to those who are searching for it. These lessons have allowed me (and if you are willing will allow you), to drop the burdens of your past, release your fears and embrace the vision for your future, so you can live a life full of infinite abundance and possibilities.

So a little bit about me. I am the eldest of 5 kids and grew up in an average middle class family. Life as I knew it changed around ten years old when my parents divorced. Our Mother left us and my sisters and I ended up living with our Dad. I didn't know it at the time, but my Dad was dealing with some serious demons of his own. There were two extremes to him; loving father and angry alcoholic. I won't elaborate on the abuse here, but I do remember living in fear daily not knowing which version of our Dad we would come home from school to.

What followed can be attributed to my volatile childhood. A series of bad relationships, drug abuse, and yes existence of self-love through my young adult years. Eventually I married at a young age, had five beautiful children along the way, and even owned and operated two successful businesses. However, I still carried my emotional pain and my lack of self-love and respect resurfaced eventually. I realized I never actually dealt with these issues and I didn't know how to.

My Dad passed away in 2010 and my world felt like it STOPPED! When he died (I didn't realize it at the time) but I was so over-connected and enmeshed in who he was, that once he was gone I didn't have a clue who I was. I spiraled into a deep depression where I stayed for a year. I prayed many nights for peace and strength to be shown what to do with my life. One night something happened. I felt a shift; an inner love and confidence that I hadn't experienced before. I woke up the next morning and felt that a huge weight had been lifted from me, even my house felt different and I knew everything was going to be OK. I made a decision to be relentless in my journey to heal myself from the inside out.

The following years, I would do wherever necessary to continue on my journey to heal my life. If there was a workshop or a lecture I would attend. If there was a spiritual teacher I connected with I would listen. My coursework was deep and it is continuous, I have read many books, and eventually became a Certified Spiritual Life Coach and Integrative Nutrition Coach. Through my intense training I learned to unconditionally love and accept myself. I lost 35 pounds, my relationships improved, and friends and family were coming to me for life coaching sessions.

I came from a place of darkness, helplessness, and I felt lost. In finding my own light through this soulful journey, I knew I wanted to help others do the same.

“It has become my mission and passion to heal one soul at a time and I started with mine.” - Trisha  CHHC, CLC, CHLC, AADP