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Stories that Empower

Release Date: 04/13/2020

209 Margie Odom show art 209 Margie Odom

Stories that Empower

Margie's journey with emotional eating began as a child. She struggled getting that part of her life under control. Margie realized that we wasn't practicing self care. So, she embarked on a new journey to heal old wounds and build resilience. Margie knew she was moving in the right direction as her desire to eat food for comfort was lessening. She now shares this knowledge with her clients.

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208 Ashley Sweeney show art 208 Ashley Sweeney

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Ashley was violently assaulted by a man that she loved. This ended the relationship. She locked the grief away into closets for a long time. Recently, she thought about what she should do with the time that's been gifted to her. So, Ashley confronted her long buried pain and gave herself permission to revisit the assault. She took the time and room to uncover her own hurt, although it was extremely painful. Ashley realized that she had been suffering from PTSD, but masked it with a sunny disposition.

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207 Irene O'Garden show art 207 Irene O'Garden

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When Irene was younger, she overate and had body image issues. She played with alternatives. Then, at the age of 62, Irene went on a wilderness journey, where she took risks. Those experiences provided her with tremendous healing. She realized that we have tremendous love for one another.

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206 Lynn McLaughlin show art 206 Lynn McLaughlin

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Lynn's daughter experienced debilitating anxiety.  Lynn feels that we need to change the way that we view and approach mental illness, as it's currently fragmented, whereas we are whole beings. Today, she helps others tell their stories.

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205 Stephanie Raffelock show art 205 Stephanie Raffelock

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Stephanie was a troubled kid. She left home at 17, made it through 20s and decided to go back in her 30s to heal something that was left undone. Stephanie pursued her education. Her life story is all about second chances.

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204 Paul Corson show art 204 Paul Corson

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Paul had visionary experiences, where he felt the source of God's power. He felt, touched and was overwhelmed by a loving light, which he was in the embrace of a God like force. Paul's experiences were validated as credible.

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203 Kathy Pooler show art 203 Kathy Pooler

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Kathy experienced many challenges in her life, to include two emotionally abusive marriages, an alcoholic son and a life threatening cancer. She lived with guilt and shame. Kathy relied on her faith to get through each day and to climb out of the abyss.

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Michael's house was becoming a burden to him and his family. They were trying to hold onto this place. When they kicked out of their home (by their landlord), they chose not to view this as a tragic story, but rather as an exciting story. So, they went on an adventure and traveled as a family. This changed what they value as a family.

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201 Karen Noe show art 201 Karen Noe

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When Karen was going through a very difficult time in her life, she yelled at God. She asked "am I going to be OK?". Karen saw a light, which enveloped her and was spreading a message of peace. She empowers others to feel deceased loved ones.

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200 Connie Bombaci show art 200 Connie Bombaci

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Connie was diagnosed with a degenerative nerve disease. She was introduced to a pup that was neglected, abused, beaten and starved. Connie saw opportunities that were endless through his eyes. She realized that there were no boundaries to his love and hope. This gave Connie inspiration to try. She came to learn hope and not give up.

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Author, Linda Atwell and Husband John

Linda, the mother of a daughter with special needs, walked the 500 mile Camino de Santiago. She realized that it's about the journey, not the destination. The experience taught Linda to leave her burdens behind and she began to feel more at peace. She shares these powerful nuggets of wisdom:

- turn around and see how far you've come
- let go
- some things are outside of our control
- take one day at a time
- you don't have to solve everything now
- decide not to give up
- pause and take a look behind you
- every step towards a goal is a step in the right direction

Linda Atwell lives in Silverton, Oregon with her husband, John. They have two incredible adult children. Linda earned her BA from George Fox College, but it is her entrepreneurial and adventuresome spirits that have inspired her career goals. She owned a successful home décor business for ten years before switching to adjusting catastrophe insurance claims and climbing roofs for a living. Now she writes. Her award-winning work has appeared in print and online magazines. She irregularly writes a blog about her daughter with special needs, travel, and other life adventures. Her first book, Loving Lindsey: Raising a Daughter with Special Needs was released by She Writes Press in September 2017. Linda is happiest traveling the world, and hopes to get fifty stamps in her passport before it expires.

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https://www.amazon.com/Loving-Lindsey-Raising-Daughter-Special/dp/1631522809/

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