From beauty pageants to black eyes, Mistie Layne went from becoming a prominent surgeon to facing forty years in prison after her horrific cocaine addiction forced her to rock bottom, when she took the life of another. In prison, she found strength in writing and developed a four step C.O.P.E.= HOPE method which walks you through releasing TOXIC GUILT, SHAME and ANGER. She believes SELF-FORGIVENES and LOVE is the key to true joy and inner peace, NOT depending on others for validation. After her prison release, she HUMBLY rebuilt a career in nuclear medicine and speaks fervently with PASSION to finally SHOUT to the world her “RAW TRUTH” of ugly dark secrets she spent so many years hiding. Her mission statement is simple; “FIND, LOVE and BE yourself. PULL YOURSELF UP!” By sharing her story of redemption, she hopes to educate and inspire a movement to JUDGE less and MENTOR more.