Creating Your Beyond

Hi! My name is Brenda Bomgardner. I am the founder of Creating Your Beyond, LLC  and your blog host. I started this blog, Creating Your Beyond, because I want to chat with you about moving beyond surviving towards thriving. I want to share my knowledge with you. Together we can discover a life you will love to live.

Do some of these statement sound familiar?

  • I have done the work!
  • When is it my turn?
  • I deserve and want more
  • What now?
  • Why me?
  • I am so done with this!
  • I am ready to get on with my life!
  • Where’s the joy?
  • It never changes
  • It’s always hard

Are you ready to find the answers to your questions? They are within you!

As far back as I can remember I have been curious about how people shaped their lives, or to put it another way, how people’s lives were shaped. I noticed some people had the answers and knew where they were going and how to get there. While others, seemed to be carried along by the currents of events outside their control not knowing how, when, where or why. Me, I was a mixture of both. I knew I wanted a successful career, a satisfying relationship and to be a loving parent. However, I did not know how to create the reality of my dreams.

My Journey

As a young adult I landed a job at a large retail company, began moving up the corporate ladder and started a family. I devoted myself to both my passions of family and career. Along the way I discovered my voice and learned about my personal power. In turn my life became mine to create and design.

With that revelation, I set out to create a life based on my personal values. I loved learning, so, I entered college in my mid-thirties. It was a  juicy endeavor of knowledge and books. Meanwhile, I was promoted from a retail management position to a recruiter in human resources. I worked as a recruiter for over 15 years. I  flourished and I felt satisfied.

At the same time I finished raising my two children and two step children. At this point I had an empty nest. Several years ago I decided it was time for me create another path. I desired a career where I could be of service to people in helping them design and create a life of their choosing. I decided to return to school. I earned a masters degree in counseling.

Today:
I am honored to work with adult survivors who are ready to create a life beyond loss. Creating Your Beyond is about you moving towards emotional wellness and personal growth. It is about you defining your values and finding a meaningful life. I will support you in discovering what opportunities exist for reconnecting with your inner wisdom and strengthening your human spirit. Together we can team up to collaborate at designing a life beyond loss. I will gently yet firmly support you.

Final Note:
Having created my path I continue to design my own destiny. Life for me is a spicy adventure filled with fresh experiences. Now I invite you to spice up your life. Come and connect with your creative vitality by realizing your own gifts

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writing difficult letters to people, and managing anxiety among others.

Take a look and see what you can find to help you on my site!

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