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Stories that Empower

Jul 30, 2018

Naomi, a born storyteller, shares this wisdom:
- seek the joy, over the goals
- allow yourself the pain of hardtimes and in the morning, take the next steps
- a catastophy often provides us with something better than we thought
- sometimes we get what we need, instead of what we want

Naomi McDougall Jones is an...

Jul 23, 2018

Kelley experienced chronic illness, severe pain and fatigue for nearly two decades. In the absence of elders to guide her, she practiced self advocacy and educated herself for self care. She shares this wisdom. Define and maintain boundaries, which helps you focus on what you're good at. We don't heal in isolation,...

Jul 16, 2018

Roq and Dave each felt isolated, because they adapted the societal expectations of providing and productivity. They lost direction and meaning. This led them to create a supportive community that provides meaning and purpose to men. They share the following wisdom. Share your vulnerabilities with someone you trust....

Jul 9, 2018

Kurek's friend, Mike, died in his arms after a helicopter crash. Initially, Kurek turned to drugs, wanted to take his life and experienced depression. He decided that this was not going to be his legacy, drew a 'line in the sand' and turned his life around. Kurek shares the following wisdom:

  • life doesn't turn out the...

Jul 2, 2018

Amy is a survivor of a house fire, which she calls the fire that saved her. It brought clarity to her daily chronic pain. Through her spiritual strength, a very supportive spouse and trauma therapy, she also made peace with some very difficult experiences as a child. Amy believes that the brain, body and soul...