"And He said to her, 'Daughter, your faith has made you well. Go in peace. Your suffering is over.'" (Mark 5:34 NLT)
Hi. I am Tammy Vanella.
Beloved daughter of God. Wife of one. Mother to three awesome humans and Nana to three more. Beloved servant to one sweet and sassy plus-sized cat.
For the past 13 years, I have had the distinct privilege of mentoring groups of women healing the wounds of their sexual past, domestic violence and multi-level trauma. Using trauma-informed care, I have led groups in local churches as well as our women’s state prison system. In addition, I am a trained and certified Crisis Intervention Team advocate and have volunteered as a sexual assault advocate. I also served as a Law Enforcement Community Chaplain offering assistance to the community at large with post-vention critical incidents. I guess you could say I have been given a heart for the wounded.
I am passionate about many things, especially life. You will find me trying new things all the time. Some I stick with, others I don’t. I used to think this defined me as a quitter but really, I am a trier. So, I got over it!
I love singing, dancing, musical theater and writing. I also have a deep adoration of the pacific coast, traveling and spontaneous, fun flights with my husband for that $200 hamburger (it’s an aviation thing!).
I am obsessed with all things potato, country, French and Celtic, which I blame mostly on my DNA and upbringing.
I have published Christian-living articles as a contributor for the online discipleship site, Trochia. Click the link to visit their site and enjoy a variety of articles from various writers.
I am currently working on some short stories, articles and a Bible Study for women desiring to pursue wholeness. Stay tuned!
Thanks for stopping by. Here’s to living a whole life together!