Welcome to Vashti's House! An Introduction

Updated: Jul 8

Welcome to Vashti's House. Looking forward to knowing you!

Welcome to Vashti’s House. Come in and make yourself at home!

I love watching home improvement shows on TV. In the variety of shows I’ve seen; a singular obstacle stops all forward progress. That obstacle is the discovery of a compromised foundation. Whether it’s a single crack or complete crumbling, no further renovation can happen until the foundation is secure. No matter the degree of damage, the foundation always has to be fixed before things can move forward.

A compromised foundation is never a welcome discovery. It’s “the bad news”. It uses up the most valuable resources meant for the good stuff. Time and money.

Shoring up the foundations in my life cost me a lot of time and money. It almost didn’t seem worth it at the time. The money and time spent working through my past, forgiving others, getting help, and putting aside personal goals and dreams to create better foundations for my life was a risk. But it is a risk that has paid off.

The investments have given me a return in things that were at one time just a dream. Some of the things I've received are: Inner peace, loving relationships, and the ability to make decisions instead of react. The capacity to set healthy boundaries and defend them. A strong sense of self. The ability to pursue my dreams just for the joy of it and without the need for permission or approval.

The stability of home is what gives us a secure foundation to grow and mature throughout our lifetime. However, for many of us as children, "home” wasn’t a place of consistency, love, acceptance or security. It was a place of chaos and danger… a place we had to learn to survive. As we’ve grown up, this fact has made it difficult for us to create a home for ourselves that provides the strong foundation it is meant to. A foundation that is necessary to sustain true advancement and progress. That’s why I created Vashti’s House.

Vashti’s House exists to give you the support, tools and resources you need create the foundation of “home” in your life so you can make a home inside yourself and create “home” whoever you go.

Things collapse without a fortified foundation. Home is the fundamental place where strong foundations are created. Home is where we learn our intrinsic value and how to take personal responsibility for our life. It is where we learn to be in healthy relationships with others, and it is where we gain skills to navigate life and have an impact on our community and culture.

Me and my mom in 1966. Eight years later my mom would leave.

If you’re like me, there were huge chunks of my childhood where home wasn’t happening and I was just learning to survive. As an adult, my survival mentality and skills didn’t help me move forward very well. As a result, I experienced a collapse in my mental and emotional health, my physical health, relationships, and ultimately a collapse of hope.

For me to move forward required that I go back and re-create home. When I finally understood this and accepted it, I was living in a dangerous and dilapidated housing complex with my four kids and husband. This is where I realized being at home was something that had to happen inside of me and it couldn’t be dependent on external things that could be lost taken away.

The GOOD NEWS is that the time and money spent at Vashti’s House shoring up inner foundations is fun and rewarding. Unlike rebuilding a foundation on a home where it is unseen, the foundations you create with Vashti’s House will be noticed and felt immediately. Building foundations with Vashti’s House is beautiful, captivating and inspiring. Worth your time and investment.

Let me introduce you to the different “rooms” here at Vashti’s House and show you how it works.

PERSONAL “home making”

  • E-mail Vashti and let her know how she can support you.

  • Sign up for a life-coaching session.

  • Download the free workbook and do the Grow Your Heart/Train Your Brain exercises for inner healing and growth.

  • Participate in an Emotional Wellness Workshop- If there isn’t one in your community, gather your group and schedule one.

  • Connect through conversation on the "Let's Talk" Vlogs and Blogs page.

  • Follow on social media for inspiration and ideas.

  • Read a book recommended by Vashti- Learn more in the Resource page.

FAMILY “home making”

  • Facilitate practicing the Grow Your Heart/Train Your brain exercises together.

  • Incorporate the Character Qualities the Tools for Life education curriculum as part of your family learning culture. Raise your kids with it and pass it on to them when they start their own family. This kit lasts forever.

COMMUNITY “home making”

  • Invest in creating a “home” workplace or organizational environment with Vashti as your primary in-person professional development provider. Offerings include: Creating Sanctuary, Interpersonal Relationships, Conflict Resolution, Crisis Prevention and Intervention, Emotional Wellness, Non-Toxic Parenting and more. Explore the Coaching-Training-Facilitating page for more information.

  • Sponsor an Emotional Wellness Workshop.

  • Schedule in-service training to learn how to incorporate the Grow Your Heart/Train Your Brain workout program as part of your healthy workplace strategy.

  • Improve workplace morale and productivity with an in-service training to integrate the Character Qualities the Tools for Life character building program into standard operating procedures

CLIENT “home making”

  • Use the Grow Your Heart/Train Your Brain program as a supplementary intervention tool for individuals or for group facilitation. Contact Vashti for in-service training.

  • Teach or facilitate Character Qualities the Tools for Life as a primary curriculum in any educational or treatment intervention setting. Contact Vashti to learn more or schedule an in-service training.

  • Share a blog or vlog that might be relevant to your individual client or group.

Stay updated by following Vashti’s House on social media and regularly check out the Resource page for the updated calendar of events. I’m looking forward to meeting you and working with you to make healthy homes of peace, expectancy, belonging, and sanctuaries for growth!

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