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133 Cheryl Stritzel McCarthy

Stories that Empower

Release Date: 03/30/2020

259 Hailima Yates show art 259 Hailima Yates

Stories that Empower

Once Hailima realized that her self-defeating beliefs, low self-esteem and negative self-image were holding her back, she began to value herself, shift her mindset and know her true worth. Today, she is passionate about being a guide to others. Hailima shares the following powerful nuggets of life wisdom: - you matter - you're not alone - value yourself - know your worth - having a purpose can help us to have meaning in our lives - each day is precious - our choices often lead to our experiences - shift your minds to know your true worth and value - forgive others and yourself - face the pain...

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258 Caitlin Hamilton Summie (Special) show art 258 Caitlin Hamilton Summie (Special)

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Caitlin shares how giving her stories the time they deserve to be told well, staying the course and not giving up enabled her to publish her books. She shares the following nuggets of life wisdom: - stories connect us - stay in the course - don't give up - give our stories the time they deserve - just write, don't judge - intuition is at the heart of what we do - trust our intuitions - not everyone will be a reader of your story - write the book your way - it's ok to step away   tags: Caitlin, Hamilton, Summie, writer, author, To, Lay, to, Rest, Our, Ghosts, Geographies, of, the, Heart,...

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Heather's passion for writing didn't stop her from listening to her gut and following her dream of publishing her first book in her 60s. She shares the following nuggets of life wisdom: - hang in there - work hard - don't give up - if you've got a dream or passion, it will drive you - it doesn't matter how old you are, you can do it - you can make it through to the other side and be ok - don't let others define you - listen to your gut - somethings can take a long time - having someone say "you can do it" is huge - be curious       tags: Heather, Haldeman, writer, author,...

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256 Diana Kuperschmit show art 256 Diana Kuperschmit

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Diana shares how she got a second chance at life; reclaiming her daughter, Emma, after she was up for adoption. Her memoir, Emma's Laugh, is a tribute to her daughter's beautiful story, as she was unconditional love and joy incarnate. Diana shares the following powerful nuggets of life wisdom: - be in the moment -find your voice - you are enough - sometimes there is joy where you least expect it - gifts can come in different packages - we can learn a lot from our children - special needs children can teach compassion to their siblings - create your own village of friends and family - you are...

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Dr. Michael Myers, a specialist in physician health, wrote his story of coming out as a gay man in his 60s. He is seen as a 'change agent' for doing so. Dr. Myers shares the following nuggets of life wisdom: - without self-compassion, it's hard to give to others - stay with our thoughts through reflection - discuss our thoughts and feelings with those we trust and/or a counselor tags: Dr, Michael, Myers, MD, writer, author, specialist, physician, health, Becoming, Doctor's, Doctor, story, stories, that, empower, empowering, empowerment, inspire, inspiring, inspiration, encourage,...

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254 Cynthia Hayes show art 254 Cynthia Hayes

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After reclaiming her life, Cynthia mentors patients going through gynecologic cancer and strives to increase the conversation around cancer. She shares these nuggets of life wisdom: - we share the same emotional experience - we're not alone - our emotions are not signs of weakness - it helps to have many tools at one's disposal - the will to survive is so strong - when we're challenged, sometimes we grow from the experience - your emotions are your own - asking for help is a sign of strength         tags: Cynthia, Hayes, writer, author, The, Big, Ordeal, cancer, story,...

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253 Joni Sensel (Special) show art 253 Joni Sensel (Special)

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After struggling with the unexpected loss of her husband, Joni found her way back to trust her intuition. She continues to be connected with him. Joni shares the following powerful nuggets of life wisdom: - there's more to life than we can rationalize - own and give space to your intuition - give permission to explore your experiences - feel your grief - be open to intuitive experiences - spend time in nature - be somewhere quiet and listen - there's such a thing as true love - life is amazing and beautiful, but has difficult parts too - embrace the beauty and pain - talk openly about grief...

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252 John Abrams show art 252 John Abrams

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Once the pandemic hit, John pivoted by teaching magic to kids all around the world virtually.  Kids learn about confidence, self-respect and creativity.  John strives to create better kids and better people.  He shares the following nuggets of life wisdom: - figure out your goal and mission - remember and think of the skills you have - figure out how to reach your goals - just do it       tags:  John, Abrams, School, of, Astonishment, magic, academy, enrichment, program, after, school, summer, camps, story, stories, that, empower, empowering,...

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251 Laurie James show art 251 Laurie James

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After Laurie addressed her childhood trauma, she healed her past and got back to a more joyful place. She realized that she has the power to create the life that she wants. Laurie shares the following nuggets of life wisdom: - change takes time - what are we supposed to learn from the experience? - empathy and compassion for the human spirit - the soul knows - we must be willing to let go of the life we planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us - be willing to let go of the resistance - take baby steps to change     tags:  Laurie, James, writer, author,...

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250 Rachel Michelberg show art 250 Rachel Michelberg

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Rachel realized that she would not be capable of providing care giving for her husband that survived a small plane crash and experienced brain injury. So, she understood her own truth, found the power within herself and gave herself permission to look at other care giving options. Rachel dedicated her book to caregivers, because they are heroes. She shares the following powerful nuggets of life wisdom: - find the power within yourself - understand your own truth - give yourself permission to look at other options - reach out to your village - accept support that is offered to you - seek those...

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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.

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