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168 Lisa Braver Moss

Stories that Empower

Release Date: 11/30/2020

203 Kathy Pooler show art 203 Kathy Pooler

Stories that Empower

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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202 Michael Woodward show art 202 Michael Woodward

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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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199 Tatz Holmes show art 199 Tatz Holmes

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Tatz experienced childhood trauma, sexual abuse and assault. She attempted suicide. Tatz went on a downward spiral of drugs and alcohol to numb the pain. She realized that she had given away her power and needed to make some changes in her life. Tatz went on a healing journey. Today, she's in love with life and she helps others along their journeys of self love.

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198 Spencer Gorman-Prow show art 198 Spencer Gorman-Prow

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Spencer experienced sexual abuse as a child. Initially, he suppressed this traumatic event. He began journaling. As he wrote, the fog lifted and he began a journey of self healing. He was no longer ashamed of it and was not hiding anymore. Today, as a chef, he enjoys working with others and creates a safe space in the kitchen.

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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

Stories that Empower

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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Lisa grew up in a home, where she witnessed domestic violence and emotional brutality. She experienced shame and isolation. Lisa managed to get herself out into a healthy life. Writing about it helped her speak her truth. She shares these powerful nuggets of life wisdom:
- speak your truth
- be disciplined to tell your story
- be brave to reach and talk to a trusted person
- writing can help make suffering feel more finite, relief and healing

https://www.lisabravermoss.com/ 

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