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Stories that Empower

Oct 26, 2020


As a former school teacher in Louisiana, Eileen was encouraged to retain or hold back students. This never rested well with her. Writing about the experience and being asked to return to speak, made her feel that she could pay back the children that she may have let down. Eileen shares these powerful nuggets of...

Oct 19, 2020

Mary talks about depression, mental health and self care. She shares the following nuggets of life wisdom:
- it's helpful to speak with a neutral party
- be able to recognize issues earlier
- pause at the conclusion of huge life changes
- the importance of hope
- we need something more than ourselves to strive for

Oct 12, 2020

Risa's family and many others lost their homes during the 1991 Oakland Hills fire in California. She had to start with nothing and was pushed into action. Risa had to rebuild a home for her 3 young children. She found glimmers of light to try to establish a sense of a normal life. Her neighborhood and community pulled...

Oct 5, 2020


Rifka was the daughter of an unstable single mother and sought freedom from all limitations. Her attempted suicide was the turning point. She began a journey from a place of darkness to a place of light. Rifka discovered an inner voice and deep intuition that always knows what's best for her. She feels that the hand of...