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Stories that Empower

Jun 28, 2021

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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...

Jun 21, 2021

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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.  Amara shares these wonderful nuggets of life wisdom:
- home is the...

Jun 20, 2021


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. She shares these powerful...

Jun 14, 2021

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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. Ed shares these wonderful nuggets of life wisdom:
- recognize who and where you are
- work in the measure of your own...

Jun 7, 2021

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. Linda shares these nuggets of life wisdom:
- you can do anything when you test yourself
- never give up
- ignore those that discourage...