Personal journey and transformation of one of the world leaders on relationships and the Entertainment Industry:
TJ Rae had a dream as a young child of three to change the world through her music. Life wasn't easy for this little girl. Growing up poverty stricken, bitterly shy, alone in a world of adults who sought to take advantage of the innocence of her youth, she pressed on.
Without anyone to support her dream or even encourage her, she sought out gigs alone. By the age of 9, TJ had found her way into the professional world of musicians, never once letting the extreme competitiveness of the field daunt her. Taking the stage for the first time professionally at the age of 9 ½, she never looked back.
It was during one of her shows that TJ discovered another true passion in her life, finding out what made relationships work. She watched from the stage she was performing on as an older couple interacted. It was from that one encounter that her passion for self-discovery took on a new and burning desire to help others.
She began to ravenously read through book after book, article after article about what makes people who they are. By high school, she was lucky enough to begin her formal education in psychology, continuing her interviewing skills of couples along the way.
Pursuing her dream of acting and music, TJ headed to the Big Apple only to be sidestepped along the way. At her lowest point, she even ate of garbage cans because she had no money for food. By the age of 17, TJ had been through things that would stop the average adult in their tracks - retreating as far back as they possibly could - but through it all TJ kept her magical innocence about her, all the while continuing on.
Sheer tenacity and strength of character have given TJ a power to recon with, making her a formidable fixture in the entertainment industry. But a tragedy was about to strike that would change her path forever...A car careening out of control struck TJ down.
Learning how to walk again was a trying feat for TJ, but she did it. After a year of grueling physical therapy and intense treatments she took the stage again, this time with a new and empowered fervor - nothing was going to stop her. No longer waiting on the sidelines to see what was coming her way, she took control.
Today, TJ has toured the world, been a celebrated television and radio show guest, and spread her passion for music, relationships, and living life to its fullest in an infectious manner that is hard to resist.
Now, she is sharing that passion with you in her two latest books. It is in these books that you too will experience TJ's passion for life and living, while learning what others are afraid to share with you.
Through all that TJ has seen, all that she has been through, everything that she has experienced, TJ still holds her family and friends as the biggest accomplishment in her life.
How can one so young, be so wise and full of powerful insight? Because TJ has been down the road of sorrow and walked into the light. She knows what it's like to truly struggle without a helping hand up. She has been right where you are today.
That's the beauty of TJ Rae - she has seen it - lived it - experienced it and yet she still believes in the inner beauty of life and lives it every day. Is TJ Rae a conundrum? Yes. but that is the magnificence of her life, she has so much more to discover.