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081 Linda Strader

Stories that Empower

Release Date: 04/01/2019

190 Joe Bauer show art 190 Joe Bauer

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Joe and his fiancee have found a way to fulfill their dream of exploring all the US National Parks, while working from the road and empowering others. By traveling the US, they have immersed themselves in micro cultures and created lifelong friendships.

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189 Bryan Falchuk show art 189 Bryan Falchuk

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Bryan recognized that seeking his own happiness may have caused harm to those he loved.  By finding clarity, he transformed his previous dysfunctional relationship to a healthier place.  Today, he uses his knowledge to enable others to build better relationships.

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188 Joan Dempsey show art 188 Joan Dempsey

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Joan's story is about empowering others to write and complete their novels.

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187 Sean Harvey show art 187 Sean Harvey

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Sean's frustration with his work environment and the lack of creativity were catalysts for him to become more comfortable in his own skin and come to a place of more gender balance.

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186 Ron Price show art 186 Ron Price

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Ron empowers others to see potential they have, may have taken for granted and/or may be hidden for them.

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185 Greg Centineo show art 185 Greg Centineo

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If you want to feel energized, then you've got to listen to Greg's empowering story. He helps others to achieve their dreams.

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184 Marilyn Hagar show art 184 Marilyn Hagar

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You've got to check to Marilyn's empowering story on how she found her belonging in the circle of life. After her divorce and the feeling that her family had crumbled, she submerged herself in nature to find a sense of belonging.

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183 Dr. Veronica Slaughter show art 183 Dr. Veronica Slaughter

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When Veronica was 8, she and her 3 siblings were abducted by their American father from her homeland of the Philippines. As an older sibling, she played the role of caretaker to her younger siblings. After 4 years, Veronica's mother was able to find her children and move them out. Even though her mom struggled to raise 4 children on her own, she taught Veronica to be a warrior, express kindness and never lose hope.

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182 Sharon Dukett show art 182 Sharon Dukett

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Growing up, Sharon felt she had no future, because girls were discouraged from attending college. Her future felt pointless. Sharon ran away from home with her older sister at the age of 16. At first, the hippie movement in California was wonderful, but she realized that it wasn't what she thought it would be. Sharon was very depressed and felt suicidal. Then, she read a book, which helped her envision a place where there's love and caring for one another.

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181 Tina Siemens show art 181 Tina Siemens

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Tina shares a story of her family's difficult migration to the US to ultimately become US Citizens. She realizes that none of this would be possible without compassionate Americans stepping outside their comfort zones to help them. Tina feels so proud and thankful to be considered a part of the American fabric.

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Linda experienced harassment, as one of the first women on a U.S. Forest Service fire crew. The more they harassed her, the more she didn't want to quit, e.g. fires were not the only things she fought. When Linda encountered an obstacle, she would come up with alternatives. After losing her job, her mom, getting divorced, she rebuilt her life for the 3rd time. Writing her book enabled Linda to reconnect with her 20s and remind her that she is tenacious and resilient. She reinvented herself and starting teaching others. Linda shares these powerful nuggets of life wisdom:
- we are more resilient than we think
- figure out what's holding you back
- confirm assumptions that explain why you're stuck
- don't let people stop you from what you want to do
- permit yourself to say no
- trust your gut
- there are always options

Originally from Syracuse, New York, Ms. Strader moved to Prescott, Arizona with her family in 1972. In 1976, she became one of the first women on a U.S. Forest Service fire crew in the Santa Rita Mountains south of Tucson.

Summers of Fire: A Memoir of Adventure, Love and Courage is her first book. She is currently working on a prequel.

In addition to writing, Ms. Strader is a landscape architect, certified arborist, and watercolor artist. She currently lives in the same area where her Forest Service career began.

https://summersoffirebook.blogspot.com/ 

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