I was doing interviews of authors, agents and the like at Rick Frishman’s Author 101 University. The Green Room was quite all except for Hyla who was sitting and reading very contently.
I do not remember exactly what I said, but I often break the ice with, what I think are funny little comments about something that is going on. My wife just thinks I annoy people. Anyway Hyla came back with a similar sense of humor and we could not stop talking.
You know those people you find an instant chemistry with? Hyla was one of those people for me.
I did not have her on my list, but found out that she had this incredibly compelling story and I just had to interview her. I believe it was great, but here it is for you to judge.
I now have Hyla’s book Finding Light and absolutely look at it often as it always seems to say the right thing at the right time to me.
Hyla takes her tragedy and makes it into the catalyst that helps make her life even better than before. That is what life is.. a series of failures and tragedies that lead us to profound success.
As my Nana used to say.. You can not appreciate Sweet without first knowing Sour.- JW
Hyla Molander had everything she’d ever wanted…
Until that Easter Sunday, 2003, when her amazing husband, Erik, slid down the kitchen counter and died in front of her and their 17-month-old daughter.
Erik, 29, a rising-star manager for Lucas Digital, was a devoted husband and father. Hyla was a successful Northern California photographer, seven months pregnant with their second child.
One minute they were laughing, and thirty-five minutes later, Erik was pronounced dead.
And yet she overcame…
Once a pregnant widow, Hyla is now happily re-married, a mother of four children, an inspirational speaker, author, photographer, and social media strategist.
Having successfully journeyed through tragedy and grief, to hope and happiness, Hyla now shares her inspirational message with others who are coping with grief, loss, and hardship. Hyla shows us that–no matter what obstacles we face–if we believe, define, and then create, we can have the life we desire.
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