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133 Cheryl Stritzel McCarthy

Stories that Empower

Release Date: 03/30/2020

197 Amara Dumlao show art 197 Amara Dumlao

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Amara grew up moving to many places.  She sought a sense of 'where is home'.  Place making was initially challenging.  However, she learned to be good at resource gathering and became a global citizen.  Today, she brings people together digitally

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Barbara's father abandoned his family, when she was 3 years old. As she grew up, she had a hunger to get to know her dad. She felt mixed emotions, including anger, hope, rejecting him, wanting to make up for lost time and letting go. Through this journey, Barbara was able to find forgiveness.

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196 Ed Ahern show art 196 Ed Ahern

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Ed worked for 54 years. Once he entered retirement, he didn't want to simply vegetate. Ed always wanted to write, so he took courses. He achieved his goal of coming better and accepted as a writer.

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195 Linda Strader show art 195 Linda Strader

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As one of the first women to work on a Forest Service fire crew, Linda was harassed and discriminated. The more her male colleagues discouraged her, the more determined she became.

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194 Shawn Murphy show art 194 Shawn Murphy

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Shawn is fascinated by how to live our best lives.

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193 Thomas Blackwell show art 193 Thomas Blackwell

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Thomas' daughter died as a baby, which brought him and his family to their knees. He and his spouse knew they had a moment of choice:. They decided that the victim (why me) mentality would not serve them. Instead, they chose the 'what can I learn' from this mindset. As a result, they found love and gratitude in life's tough situations.

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192 Laurel Mintz show art 192 Laurel Mintz

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Laurel was studying to become an attorney, but realized that she didn't enjoy it. Then, out of the blue, she had to put things on hold to run her father's furniture company, as he was fighting cancer. She taught herself how to run his company through the school of hard knocks. Fortunately, her father survived the cancer. After leaving her father's business, she discovered that marketing resonated with her, as she found it to be collaborative, creative and problem solving.

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191 Betsy Graziani Fasbinder show art 191 Betsy Graziani Fasbinder

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Betsy is fascinated by how people make it through setbacks.  With her "The Morning Glory Project" podcast, she's on a journey to understand what it is that makes some people make it through challenges and to share this knowledge with others. 

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190 Joe Bauer show art 190 Joe Bauer

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Joe and his fiancee have found a way to fulfill their dream of exploring all the US National Parks, while working from the road and empowering others. By traveling the US, they have immersed themselves in micro cultures and created lifelong friendships.

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189 Bryan Falchuk show art 189 Bryan Falchuk

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Bryan recognized that seeking his own happiness may have caused harm to those he loved.  By finding clarity, he transformed his previous dysfunctional relationship to a healthier place.  Today, he uses his knowledge to enable others to build better relationships.

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Growing in a family of 9 children, Cheryl learned that 'many hands make light work'. Her parents empowered their children, then watched them rise to the occasion. Cheryl shares these powerful nuggets of life wisdom:
- train children, then trust them
- don't do for children, what they can do for themselves
- the past can live on in memory as a source of strength
- recite comforting prayers/mantra/sayings that calm and energize you
- you are loved and will find love again

Cheryl and her eight siblings grew up with a paintbrush in their hands and a song in their hearts. As soon as they were old enough to wrench a nail out of ancient lumber―so it could be used again―they were put to work renovating old houses in Ames, Iowa. Cheryl’s growing-up years included babysitting for a local family that kept a lion as a pet. A real, adolescent-aged lion. Uncaged. Using a flyswatter to defend herself, she survived the lion, and today is a freelance journalist for The Wall Street Journal as well as the Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune. The Tribune distributes her articles to hundreds of newspapers and websites around the country, such as The Seattle Times, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Baltimore Sun, and Orlando Sentinel. McCarthy holds an MBA from City University in London and a bachelor’s in journalism from Iowa State University. She lives in Bellingham, Washington.

https://www.cherylstritzelmccarthy.com/

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