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This is the Afterward of INTO THE MIND titled "There Is Hope." I dedicated the afterward to a product that singlehandedly reversed the irreversible damage that my abuser caused to my mind. Chances are that you've never heard about this and before you disregard it's importance for you, please take a few minutes and read how significantly life changing it can be for you. Let me add that it's been studied by major universities and is the only supplement in the world proven to extend life. Also, the longer you take it, the better it works. Your health and mental health matter to me. The world's bodies are falling apart and ridden with untold ailments that cannot be corrected without taking the bull by the horns and deciding to educate ourselves about alternative means of self care. Enjoy and hope to hear from you soon.


When you’ve been in an abusive relationship for any extended amount of time, the aftereffects from what you’ve been put through can be lasting. For me, subjecting my mind to Romeo for a year and a half of my life had changed my nature. Normal stress became monumental, any critique or joking criticism cut me into pieces, and I’d react like a volcano. The constant mental abuse changed me into someone I never thought I could become. Everyday work, family, or friend pressures, obligations or commitments made me crumble with anxiety—anxiety that led to anxiety attacks because I couldn’t reign in my emotions.

I survived the worst thing anyone can only imagine if they’ve never been through it, but this was almost as bad. Simple, harmless poking fun at my expense made me impossible to be around. Someone trying to exert any amount of control over me made my insides rise up like a roaring lion because I was never going to be under someone’s thumb again. I even would precipitate anyone controlling me by controlling them first. And although I had no interest in dating, just the mere mention of a date or being touched or kissed made me break down. PTSD, anxiety, and depression are very common among people who have been abused; and no matter how hard I fought it, the abusee became the abuser.

At first, I buried myself into two full-time jobs, going from one job all day to home for a couple of hours to my next job to work all night. I worked, I went back to church and made God my number one. I joined a small group with other ladies from my church and sought their comforts. Jill and I got closer, and I felt myself getting stronger and healthier every month, but I found myself with certain triggers that I couldn’t seem to thwart. Try as I might, pray, or ignore, those triggers from my own traumas were always there, lurking under the surface. I didn’t want to be that angry person. I didn’t want to explode on people who loved me or on my boss at work. I had no idea how to escape myself and hated who I had become because, although I was gaining ground and smiling again and breathing again, being overwhelmed was my new normal, and I thought I had been ruined.

Why I truly hate the sociopathic personality that is everywhere around us is, first, what they do to us during the relationship, but I hate the wake of suffering people they leave behind. Romeo didn’t just leave me ruined and traumatized, it affected all the people whom would ever get close to. People were now walking around on eggshells with me because of my unpredictable outbursts; hence, causing my traumas to burden their minds. It’s a sick and evil cycle that occurs with just one victim of an abusive monster. Are there chances of breaking the cycle with, say, our children or next serious relationship? Of course, but with extreme effort and focus. Sadly, most people end up reaching for antianxiety pills and antidepressants or worse to cope with themselves on a day-to-day basis.

Over a year after my would-be husband left my home, my life, and my state, I went on a vacation with a longtime friend and travel buddy to Arizona. While there and in three very unlikely events (what I call God moments), God directed me to something that I absolutely had no interest in. I was totally open to whatever He had planned for me on that trip and had told Him to use me however He wanted to, but this was more than I was willing to compromise on. I was working two full-time jobs, writing this book, and had just gotten into a new relationship two weeks prior, which was eating up every spare minute I had. But understanding how fantastically I’m able to screw things up in my own life, I had made a commitment to God over a year prior that I was all in. On the flight home from that trip, I met one of the most inspirational and wonderful people in my life and never looked back. Just like most of this book, you’re going to want to stop reading here and would tune out if I was talking to you eye to eye, knee to knee in a room. Please stick with me.

I’ve found something that has changed my mental well-being and my life for over a year. The person I couldn’t fully reach before has found her way back to herself and the world. I actually have to pause here to try to figure out the right words so you can understand the cosmic magnitude of what has helped me so immensely. Please allow me the privilege and blessing of educating you on something amazing. You’ve stuck with me this far. I’ve shared many painful and personal stories with you, and I honestly want to help guide you to the best you that you never knew was in there—Nrf2 activation.

Nrf2 is something that exists in every single one of your cells (as well as NRF1). Whether you’re a biochemist or a gas station cashier, more than likely, you’ve never heard of this. Also, let me say that whether or not you’ve ever been mentally twisted up like a pretzel like I have, or hopefully never will be, you still need to know about this. We all know how inflammation causes havoc in our bodies in hundreds of ways. What we haven’t been taught is that cellular damage, also known as oxidative stress, is the reason for rogue (or radical) cells, also known as free radicals. Believe me, I never thought that I would be learning (and fascinated by) this either, but read through to the end; you won’t regret it. For me with mental trouble and perhaps you with physical ailments or whether or not you feel perfectly healthy, we all produce an immense amount of free radicals per day that we can’t combat with diet alone. What does this mean for you specifically or someone you know? Everything.

"When the body is young and healthy it is able to take care of the balance between cellular damage and repair and rejuvenation. One way the body takes care of repairing damage is to signal the production of antioxidant enzymes or survival genes through something known as the Nrf2 pathway.

Nrf2 is a powerful protein that is latent within each cell in the body, unable to move or operate until it is released by a Nrf2 activator. Once released it migrates into the cell nucleus and bonds to the DNA at the location of the Antioxidant Response Element (ARE) or also called hARE (Human Antioxidant Response Element) which is the master regulator of the total antioxidant system that is available in ALL human cells.

This balancing act can become disrupted as one ages, or if the body is overcome by malfunction and disease resulting in further cellular damage. This damage is known as oxidative stress and is accompanied by free radical production. Oxidative stress and the associated free radical damage contributes to the progression of hundreds of diseases and aging symptoms.

Direct antioxidants such as vitamin C, Vitamin E, berries and juices have typically been used to neutralize free radicals and to prevent the damage they cause. One molecule of antioxidants from these sources neutralizes one free radical, i.e. they combat free radicals on a one to one ratio. However there comes a tipping point where the direct antioxidants are inadequate to take care of the damage.

A better approach to fighting free radicals is to use the body’s own self defense mechanism. When Nrf2 is activated in the nucleus, it turns on the production of antioxidant enzymes such as Catalase, Glutathione and Superoxide Dismutase (SOD). These antioxidant enzymes are powerful enough to neutralize up to one million free radicals per second, every second. This one to one million ratio proves to be a far more effective approach in combating aging and disease."

Why did I jump from the most horrific experience of my lifetime and the lasting effects it had on my mind to this scientific explanation of damage that’s happening to all of us at a cellular level? Because I’ve found a way to unlock my own body’s antioxidant production, therefore healing (not putting a Band-Aid on my symptoms) my mind and the damage that Romeo did to it. So if you’re like me and have suffered at the hand of a diabolical, conscienceless human being and are struggling to find healing, try this! If you’ve never been to the state of mind I reached while with and after I left my sociopath, but are breathing, try this! Everyone who breathes air, eats and drinks, has stress, moves their bodies (including exercise), or has chronic disease has free-radical damage, and it will only compound as you age. Oxidative stress is the root cause of hundreds of illnesses and diseases including diabetes, MS, autoimmune diseases, stroke, cancer, migraine, Alzheimer’s, kidney disease, asthma, Parkinson’s, macular degeneration, arthritis, psoriasis, autism, and heart disease.

Who do you know who’s healthy or unhealthy? Who do you know who suffers mentally? This book has not been a heartfelt outpouring of my own journey with a sadistic monster to lead up to a sales pitch or to direct you here. It has been my sincere and honest recollection to warn you of the pitfalls of the evil people who are all around us and my real testimonies of how God has saved me from myself. This added awareness is something else that God Himself has given to me to reach out to you to potentially change the rest of your days while here on earth. I don’t wish for your suffering in any way—mind, soul, body—and I have been put on this planet to guide you to greatness. I am no greater than you because I lived it but am humbled and honored because you read my words. Reach out to me. Learn how I might, as servant of Christ, help you find better mental, physical, or spiritual health. You are my mission and my hope for God’s abundance and insight, deterring the devil, and the light that you were born to be. God bless.

Here is an ABC Primetime Investigative Report done back in 2005 about Protandim.

They were concerned with the product's validity and in an effort to try to protect the consumer, they discovered how truly remarkable this science is.

Please watch this and share with everyone you know who's breathing.