Hi, my name is Debra Oakland. I am the founder of Living in Courage Online – A Spiritual Oasis for Overcoming Life’s Biggest Challenges and author of Change Your Movie, Change Your Life: 7 Reel Concepts for Courageous Change.
Over a short 4 years I lost my 21 year old son, my baby girl in the 8th month of pregnancy and both brothers. A few years later, my father passed from prostate cancer. This was an incredibly difficult time, but as I tapped into my long held belief system (which became the foundation of my book), I realized that deep down, I remained grounded in courage, love and peace. With every loss I grew stronger and with every painful moment I tapped a little more deeply into my own power.
The loss that I experienced in this short period of time was life altering, and illuminated a path forward that I never saw coming. Instead of retreating from life, I was called to open myself up, and create a blueprint for increasing joy and abundance. I started to write, not only as a way to share my experiences, but also to show through example that COURAGE and JOY can truly set you free, no matter the circumstances.
My work since that point has been to share my own story of strength. Showing people that in the midst of immense tragedy, there are silver linings. I was able to go within myself to find the courage to move forward. I found gratitude, and dedicated myself to helping others to make these brave choices as well. You have your own path to fearlessness, and I’m here to be of assistance. By sharing experiences in and around courage, we have the opportunity to make a powerful difference in each others lives.
I live in Laguna Beach California with my husband and best-friend, Cody.
Awards and Affiliations
In 2016 my book Change Your Movie, Change Your Life: 7 Reel Concepts for Courageous Change became a best-seller in Happiness and Personal Transformation.
My story and passion to teach others how to live a life in courage, has been featured in major media outlets including TV, radio, magazines,…