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Your past doesn’t define you—you do.

It’s time to rise above your story and live the authentic life you deserve.

Before Karena Kilcoyne was a successful criminal defense attorney, trauma defined her early life. Her mother tried to give her away at birth. Her father went to the federal penitentiary when she was twelve, leaving the family poverty-stricken and Karena to care for her mentally unstable mother and three siblings. After her mother died, she adopted her nine-year-old brother and graduated from law school at the age of twenty-four. She defended murderers and millionaires all while doubting her self-worth and suffering from depression and anxiety. Existing only in survival mode, she repeatedly recounted the stories she’d written about herself: that no one wanted her; that she would never be enough; that she could never be happy.

Countless people experience trauma. Countless people experience the resulting shame. What do we do when the pain of the past is too much to bear? When we feel empty and worthless despite our success and daily triumphs? We acknowledge the limiting story we’ve written for ourselves and we rise above it.

In Rise Above the Story, Karena shares with raw vulnerability how she rose above her stories of abandonment, worthlessness, and shame. She’ll teach you how to finally let go of your past by embracing every beautiful, imperfect piece of yourself. Your newly discovered self-love will empower you to live the life of your dreams. Karena’s beautifully simple, yet powerful Rise Above the Story formula offers emotional freedom and unfettered joy to all those ready to embrace the vibrant, worthy, and lovable person they truly are.