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Stories that Empower

Release Date: 02/17/2020

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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127 Dr. Michael Myers show art 127 Dr. Michael Myers

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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

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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.

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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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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. He speaks worldwide about physician health and physician suicide. He is the author of numerous books on this subject. Dr. Myers shares these powerful nuggets of life wisdom:
- listen to others carefully in your everyday journeys
- smile to strangers
- show up
- be present
- talk less, listen more
- be kind
- be sensitive with your language to others and even yourself
- for example, some individuals are more comfortable with the term "condition" than illness or disorder
- let's try to show respect for individuals who are suffering or have suffered, as they have the determination and fortitude to get better

Dr. Myers is Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and immediate past Vice-Chair of Education and Director of Training in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at SUNY-Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY. He graduated in medicine from the University of Western Ontario in 1966 and did residencies at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center, Wayne State University (Detroit General Hospital), and the University of British Columbia. Since completing his residency training in 1973 and until June 2008, he taught half-time at the University of British Columbia and was in private practice half-time in Vancouver. He is board certified in Psychiatry by both the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada and the American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology.

Dr. Myers is the author or co-author of eight books: Why Physicians Die By Suicide: Lessons Learned From Their Families and Others Who Cared (Amazon 2017); The Physician As Patient: A Clinical Handbook for Mental Health Professionals (with Glen Gabbard, American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc., Washington, DC, 2008); Touched By Suicide: Hope and Healing After Loss (With Carla Fine, Gotham/Penguin Books, New York, 2006); The Handbook of Physician Health (with Larry Goldman and Leah Dickstein, American Medical Association, Chicago, 2000); Intimate Relationships in Medical School: How to Make Them Work (Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks CA, 2000); How’s Your Marriage? A Book for Men and Women (American Psychiatric Press Inc., Washington, DC, 1998); Doctors’ Marriages: A Look at the Problems and Their Solutions (Second Edition, Plenum, New York, 1994); Men and Divorce (Guilford, New York, 1989).

http://www.michaelfmyers.com/

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