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126 Allison Francis Barksdale

Stories that Empower

Release Date: 02/10/2020

134 Michelle Cox show art 134 Michelle Cox

Stories that Empower

When Michelle's first husband died unexpectedly at the age of 32, she was left caring for a 2 year old son by herself. The experience brought her to her knees. Michelle questioned everything and felt a loss of identity. She dug herself out of that dark place. Michelle shares these powerful nuggets of life wisdom: - there's no timeline for grief - be kind to yourself - don't rush through it - talk through your grief - you will get through it - leverage your faith system - you will love again - there's no limit on love - the hole inside will eventually heal - read books on grief - join grief...

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133 Cheryl Stritzel McCarthy show art 133 Cheryl Stritzel McCarthy

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Growing in a family of 9 children, Cheryl learned that 'many hands make light work'. Her parents empowered the children, then watched them rise to the occasion.

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132 Dr. Tim Jordan show art 132 Dr. Tim Jordan

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Growing up, Tim didn't have a clear idea of his future. He experienced lots of anger and criticism in his home and didn't feel safe. After becoming a developmental and behavioral pediatrician, he created summer camps, where children can experience a safe and nurturing environment, that accepts them for who they are.

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131 Mindy Tatz Chernoff show art 131 Mindy Tatz Chernoff

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Even though Mindy is having to let go of her home and barn, she feels that by scaling down, she can serve those that need to be served. She is open to what might be and trusts that she will be held.

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130 Keturah Kendrick show art 130 Keturah Kendrick

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Keturah feels that some women tend to take one for 'the team' or have this noble honor to self sacrifice for the greater good. She realized that this did not serve her. So, Keturah has chosen to say "no thanks" to motherhood and marriage. She unchained herself from what she is supposed to be. Keturah gave herself permission to be whomever she wants.

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129 Tanner Gers show art 129 Tanner Gers

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Tanner's spouse experienced postpartum depression due to the physical hardship. Tanner was doing his best to support his extended family, work and attend graduate school. This put a lot strain on their relationship. They even considered divorce.

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128 Angela Ferrari show art 128 Angela Ferrari

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Angela's grandmother "nana" made a big impression on her. Angela shares a story of how her nana spilled, fell and broke her hip during a large thunderstorm. Nana did not call any relatives, because she didn't want anyone to make fuss of it. Angela finds inspiration and strength in Nana's strong constitution and resilience.

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Dr. Michael Myers, not only saves lives due to suicide prevention, but also heals families that have lost doctors to suicide. He feels honored and humbled to sit with grieving families, who feel that their loved ones have taken the answers with them. Dr. Myers is also working to change the stigma that is associated with physicians asking for assistance, as they may be concerned about being judged and potentially impacting their medical licences.

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126 Allison Francis Barksdale show art 126 Allison Francis Barksdale

Stories that Empower

When Allison was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, she chose not to see it as a broken wing. She began to see herself as the perfect person that she is. Allison feels compelled to share her experience with others, so they can share their magnificence with the world. She does this by encouraging them to be authentic, have integrity, accept and like who they are. Also, Allison recognizes that there may be stigmas associated with mental health illness.

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125 Nicholas Harper show art 125 Nicholas Harper

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The abundant love given to Nick by his parents, as a child, made him feel rich. However, he realized that his family was actually poor. Nick did not allow his past to define him. He took inventory of his gifts, tools and skills. Nick worked with what he had. Through hard work and perseverance, he met his goals and built a successful chiropractic practice.

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When Allison was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, she chose not to see it as a broken wing. She began to see herself as the perfect person that she is. Allison feels compelled to share her experience with others, so they can share their magnificence with the world. She does this by encouraging them to be authentic, have integrity, accept and like who they are. Also, Allison recognizes that there may be stigmas associated with mental health illness. She is on journey to change that perspective and to encourage us to love and accept people for who they are. Allison shares these powerful nuggets of life wisdom:
- something good can come from everything
- there is power in truth
- when you build a muscle in one area, you can use it in other areas and also help others grow
- meditate
- practice self care
- surround yourself with a trusted circle
- be open and accepting of people to allow them to be who they are
- let's be mindful not to judge others without knowing their stories
- if you feel that you may have a mental health illness, seek the help of a mental health professional

Allison Francis Barksdale is the CEO of RISE LEADERSHIP, LLC. She is an accomplished leader and public speaker with more than twenty-five years of professional experience in service management, strategic planning, training and leadership development.  After a successful career in convention center management, Allison retired early to begin her entrepreneurial journey. To supplement her new business, she started substitute teaching when she was not coaching, consulting or speaking.

Working in the schools has given Allison an even bigger WHY. "The future of our youth is at stake, and by extension, our collective future. Teacher turnover is endemic and our competitiveness as a country is declining. Many school campuses are tense and some are toxic. I know that I am being called to make a difference in strengthening our collective future."

Partnering with educators, Allison now shares Time To Teachâ„¢ strategies to help teachers teach, students learn, and schools succeed!

https://impactwithrise.com/

https://www.linkedin.com/in/allisonfrancisbarksdale

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