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209 Margie Odom

Stories that Empower

Release Date: 09/13/2021

229 Poonam Bhuchar (Special) show art 229 Poonam Bhuchar (Special)

Stories that Empower

Poonam is a survivor of sexual assault, abuse and the aftermath and cultural humiliation of divorce. Writing about her experiences was one of the hardest things she's ever done. Today, she helps others overcome trauma, to enable them to feel lighter and better.

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228 Terry Sue Harms show art 228 Terry Sue Harms

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When Terry Sue's alcoholic mother passed away, she embarked on a 40 year journey to search for her absent biological father. She realized she just simply wanted a sincere apology from him. Another challenge that Terry Sue faced was functional illiteracy. She feels a debt of gratitude for having escaped alcoholism and illiteracy, to where she is today, as a published author.

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Growing up, Robert realized that his spirituality and sexuality was not consistent with the models that are formed by others. Those views did not resonate with him. Robert felt a hollowness and emptiness. He moved and fortunately found kindred spirits. This enabled him to have a fulfilled experience and a spiritual illumination.

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226 Jean Walters show art 226 Jean Walters

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Growing up, Jean realized that her mother's negative outlook was not working for her. So, she sought to live her life in a different way in light and higher energy. Today, Jean brings people to the light.

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Isolde (a singer, song writer and musician) shares the challenges of her mother in the music industry. As a child, she may not have fully understood her mom's struggles as a female music composer. However, as Isolde matured, she was able to witness her mother's fight for equality in the music composition industry. She is very grateful for her mother's sacrifices and guidance.

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Rikki, who was not an athlete, decided to join a gym in her 60s and practice kickboxing. The illness of her mother drove a wedge between her and her sister. They no longer spoke to one another. When Rikki found out that her sister had terminal tumors and had only a few months to live, she knew she wanted to be a stem cell transplant donor. Rikki's meditation and prayer became a symbol of stamina and hope for her family in that trying time.

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223 Pamela Gay show art 223 Pamela Gay

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Pamela shares her family's story of being disrupted by her father's mental illness. When her parents dropped her off at college, she felt abandoned and her trauma escalated. Pamela's repressed memories were stuck in her body, but after many years 'wanted out'. Her trauma therapist helped her release the feelings of abandonment and she felt like an observer of her life rather than a participant.

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222 Cindy Rasicot show art 222 Cindy Rasicot

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Cindy's relationship with her mother was challenging. She felt fractured growing up and had a yearning to heal her broken self. Cindy sought sanctuary, that sacred place of belonging that she calls home. She moved to Thailand, where she met a Thai Buddhist nun, who led her on a spiritual and healing journey.

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221 Mark Desa show art 221 Mark Desa

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Mark's passion and mission is to raise global awareness on ataxia, a neurological/movement disorder which affects the nervous system. When he was in his 30s, he noticed that he slurred his words, had brain fog and was losing his balance. Mark was diagnosed with ataxia. Initially, he was severely depressed and wanted to stay in bed. Later, Mark felt this presented him with a challenge with two options.

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220 Valerie Taylor show art 220 Valerie Taylor

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Valerie's story is one of survival. Her extraordinary and well-developed survival instinct helped her navigate a life filled with turmoil, such as parents divorcing before she was a year old, being abandoned by her mother to the neighbors who became her foster parents and having an abusive, alcoholic step father. Valerie does not consider herself a victim nor in denial. Her ability to compartmentalize her life helped her to stay afloat and be a survivor.

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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. Margie shares these nuggets of life wisdom:
- diet is not the solution
- food is not the enemy, it's your friend
- start from the inside out
- practice self care

https://weightwithin.com 
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The Weight Within: Healing Emotional Eating from the Inside Out: Odom, Margie: 9798601710640: Amazon.com: Books

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