"Don’t let your past keep you stuck. It doesn’t define you. Everyone has a story and you get to
control your own narrative. Break up with your past. But learn something from it. Your journey
of self-discovery will be better for it."
Lisa M. Sanchez
Lisa M. Sanchez is the founder and chief executive officer of JustDigIn2It LLC, a life coach business created to help adults who come from dysfunctional families and relationships break through their challenges and blocks so they can live more fulfilled and productive lives.
Sanchez’s passion and purpose are to shed light on this issue. Her own personal journey is a testament to surviving an alcoholic home environment. Her upbringing was difficult to say the least. For decades, she experienced firsthand her father’s abuse toward her mother during drunken rages, which resulted in physical and mental abuse. All chronicled in her memoir, Looking for Love in a Garbage Can.
This environment took a toll on her self-esteem, self-worth and confidence. But she found hope when her will to not just survive, but thrive, outweighed the difficulties of her circumstances. She had to dig in, do the work, get dirty, to really work on a path forward, a path out of her environment, so that she could change her life. This journey was the impetus for starting JustDigIn2It.
Born and raised in Los Angeles to parents from Panama and Ecuador, Sanchez attended K through 12 at Baldwin Hills Elementary and Brentwood Elementary; Paul Revere Junior High; and Palisades High School. She received her bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies from California State University, Northridge and a master’s degree in Organizational Management from the University of Phoenix.
Since the age of 18, Sanchez has volunteered for a myriad of non-profit organizations, servicing the underserved. She is an activist, feminist, mother, advocate, ally, culture shift thought leader, and strong supporter of women’s empowerment.
JustDigIn2It is all about self-help, self-empowerment and self-improvement. Lead and control your journey. Don’t wait. Start digging in today. Your life depends on it.
The impact of domestic violence and drug and/or alcohol abuse cannot be overlooked. Check out these statistics:
Domestic violence statistics: https://www.standffov.org/
Statistics on alcoholism: https://www.niaaa.nih.gov/