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Stories that Empower

Aug 30, 2021

Irene O'Garden - Author, Glad To Be Human: Adventures in Optimism — Seek The Joy Podcast

When Irene was younger, she overate and had body image issues. She played with alternatives. Then, at the age of 62, Irene went on a wilderness journey, where she took risks. Those experiences provided her with tremendous healing. She realized that we have tremendous love for one another. Irene shares these...

Aug 23, 2021

Lynn's daughter experienced debilitating anxiety.  Lynn feels that we need to change the way that we view and approach mental illness, as it's currently fragmented, whereas we are whole beings. Today, she helps others tell their stories. Lynn shares these nuggets of life wisdom:
- we do have control over our...

Aug 16, 2021

Stephanie Raffelock, Author at

Stephanie was a troubled kid. She left home at 17, made it through 20s and decided to go back in her 30s to heal something that was left undone. Stephanie pursued her education. Her life story is all about second chances. She shares these powerful nuggets of life wisdom:
- you're never too old for a second chance

Aug 9, 2021


Paul had visionary experiences, where he felt the source of God's power. He felt, touched and was overwhelmed by a loving light, which he was in the embrace of a God like force. Paul's experiences were validated as credible. He shares these powerful nuggets of life wisdom:
- we are here for a purpose
- we are much more...

Aug 2, 2021

Kathy experienced many challenges in her life, to include two emotionally abusive marriages, an alcoholic son and a life threatening cancer. She lived with guilt and shame. Kathy relied on her faith to get through each day and to climb out of the abyss. She shares these powerful nuggets of life wisdom:
- it's a matter...