As a young girl, I learned that hard work, commitment and dedication were the keys to moving out of poverty and into the authentic life I desired.

I lacked the basic necessities like clothing and food at a young age, but my creativity and resourcefulness prevailed.


As I grew older I became increasingly angry and resentful toward the world.

My relationship with others and myself reflected the inner rage I battled as a consequence of my abuse. Despite my hurt and anger, I continued to hope for a better life.

My tenacity and survival instincts kept me moving forward, while a deep rooted faith in authentic self-empowerment gave me hope that one day I would find a way to transform my inner misery into peace.

After finishing high school, I supported myself through college and graduated with a BA in Business. I then completed my Master’s Degree in Spiritual Psychology. My commitment to teaching others about the value of self-worth and acceptance drove me to continue in my education, earning certifications as a Life Coach, an Eastern Holistic Healer, a Matrix Energetics Practitioner and a 500-Hour Trained Yoga Instructor.

I believe tirelessly that humans have the capacity to prevail in even the WORST of circumstances.

So that’s why I’ve dedicated the past 20 years of my life to heal from past traumas and embrace the life-changing opportunity we’re all given to not only live a more joy-filled life, but to also abundantly thrive in the life we are given.

I believe wholeheartedly in the ability of self-love to TRANSFORM lives.

You have the ability to embrace your own journey of self-discovery and healing, and I can help you along the way.

You have the power and capability to live an inspiring, satisfying and more purpose-filled life. You are not broken, flawed or incapable of love. You have the power within yourself to cultivate self-love.

As an engagingly heart-felt author and speaker, I specialize in working with corporate executives and teams on the “soft or intangible connection skills.”

I live in Southern California with my husband of 20 years, our two children and our family’s German Shephard Freddy.

Best-Selling Author of

Self-Love is Free

Congratulations to Vanessa Standard for her #1 International Bestseller, Self-Love Is Free!

Vanessa Standard, M.A has been inducted into the Bestselling Authors International Organization for her #1 International bestseller, Self-Love is Free: Create Harmony Within by Accessing the Love You Already Have Inside.

About Vanessa Standard-Bestselling Author

As a young girl, Vanessa Standard learned that hard work, commitment and dedication were the keys to moving out of poverty and into the life she really wanted. At the age of ten, in order to buy herself necessities like clothing and food, she became the neighborhood entrepreneur, selling greeting cards and candy, mowing lawns, walking dogs, washing cars, cleaning houses, and caring for neighborhood children.

Buy Vanessa's Bestselling "Self-Love is Free" Book!

Throughout my life, I’ve learned that the more loving I am toward myself, the more loving I am with others. This happens because LOVE is our natural state of being. The more we allow it to come out, the more it presents itself. When we love ourselves, we love others. When we love others, we love ourselves. We are mirrors and reflections of one another.

Author Vanessa Standard on Write Now Radio!

Vanessa is a life coach and a teacher with a strong focus on love and healing in everything she does. With her literary work, she helps people develop a clear concept of what love is and how things like healing, body positivity, and growth all correlate with self-love.

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Self-Love is Free: Create Harmony Within by Accessing the Love You Already Have Inside offers essential advice on what self-love is and why it’s important. The book helps you understand the omnipresence of love. According to the author, every person holds an innate reservoir of love inside themself. While you may lose the connection with your inner love due to negative life experiences, regaining that access is possible.