Evening-Marie Ransom looked like she had it all: a ten year marriage, two healthy little boys, a thriving business, beautiful home, and a circle of family and friends. Things looked just the way she imagined they would when she left her independent life in L.A and returned to her hometown seeking connection, family and most of all... love.
After a sudden heart attack left her disabled she was forced to see that her life was a lie when within a couple of years it was all gone. It is an unsettling story that tests our assumptions about love, family, marriage, justice and the systems we all hope never to need. Shining a light in the dark corners of the human experience she takes us through an unflinching glance at mental illness, addiction, jail, poverty, and the very real truth that there is very little that stands between any one of us and what we might consider the worst that could happen, and somehow she realizes that is just as it should be.
Ultimately, it is a redemption story. Through a series of extraordinary stories, Evening Ransom reveals to us the power of love. Starting with a mother's love for her sons, and a close relationship to God, Evening tells us how she rebuilt her life and came to love herself in the process. Finally, she shares with us how it was only through surviving the worst that could happen that the best in life and in love became possible.
The Ransom4life program is based on the steps Evening-Ransom took in her own life to reinvent herself after a near fatal health crisis in April, 2001 was followed by a series of unimaginable betrayals that by 2005 had thoroughly destroyed her family, finances, friendships and future, and on the fourth anniversary of the heart attack, she made the decision to turn things around. Within a year people were asking her how she had managed to overcome such overwhelming obstacles so quickly, and the Ransom4Life program was born. That same year she became a licensed counselor and an ordained minister, and enrolled in graduate school to study human sexuality and psychology. In 2007, Evening-Ransom created Ransom4Love and launched her intimacy coaching practice as she began to explore the debilitating effects a broken heart can have one’s ability to ever give and receive love. She had not had enough love in her life, and she was determined to make up for lost time. She knew how to give love, but she had to learn how to receive it again, and teach her children how to give and receive love too.
The second in the Ransom4 series by Evening-Marie Ransom, life and intimacy coach, sex educator and writer. Evening-Marie describes her own experience with heartache so severe it was actually damaging her heart and threatening her life. She then takes readers through the steps her fans claim transformed their self loathing into self loving before they were half way through the book. The author designed the book with the idea in mind that by the time the last exercise was being completed, she will have restored hope and joy in her reader and made real for them the possibility of true love, and developed in them the courage to allow it to happen.
Keeping a gratitude journal is a practice that Evening-Marie Ransom, author and life coach, believes in and makes part of her programs for taking back ownership of your life. She has created a companion journal for those following her programs and anyone else who wants to manifest the positive energy that comes from remaining grateful for the blessings in our lives. She believes that if we will offer gratitude even for the obstacles and hardships we are facing we get in agreement with God and the universe and be lead out of the wilderness sooner than if we resist and fight against what we are thinking of as problems.