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Stories that Empower

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Stories that provide hope, inspire and empower.

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141 Marianne Ingheim

May 25th, 2020

12:16

When Marianne was diagnosed with breast cancer, she realized that she hadn't been living the life that she was meant to live. She wanted to change. Marianne left her husband of 10 years. He committed suicide. She …

140 Colleen Haggerty

May 18th, 2020

27:48

Colleen shares some powerful observations during the current Covid-19 stay at home order. She feels that we're on a threshold of the past and …

139 Deborah Burns

May 11th, 2020

33:21

Deborah felt compelled to write about her unconventional, charismatic, yet narcissistic mother, more than 20 years after her death. This set her on a creative journey that liberated her from the things that she held as …

138 Kathryn Taylor

May 4th, 2020

20:27

Kathryn shares her author journey. When she was as a large conference, she initially began doubting herself and whether she belonged. Fortunately, Kathryn's supportive community reminded her that she belonged there as …

137 Barbara Stark-Nemon

April 27th, 2020

19:13

Barbara shares the story of her great aunt, who lived through the horrors of two World Wars. Her aunt chose resilience, found love in the most unlikely circumstances and shared that love abundantly with others. Barbara …

136 Linda Curtis

April 20th, 2020

14:40

When Linda left the religion that she was raised in, she was shunned by her community and even her family. Initially, it was hard, as Linda felt alone. However, she eventually found 'her people', that helped her to …

135 Linda Atwell

April 13th, 2020

13:44

Linda, the mother of a daughter with special needs, walked the 500 mile Camino de Santiago. She realized that it's about the journey, not the destination. The experience taught Linda to leave her burdens behind and she …

134 Michelle Cox

April 6th, 2020

17:05

When Michelle's first husband died unexpectedly at the age of 32, she was left caring for a 2 year old son by herself. The experience brought her to …

133 Cheryl Stritzel McCarthy

March 30th, 2020

17:24

Growing in a family of 9 children, Cheryl learned that 'many hands make light work'. Her parents empowered their children, then watched them rise to …

132 Dr. Tim Jordan

March 23rd, 2020

15:46

Growing up, Tim didn't have a clear idea of his future. He experienced lots of anger and criticism in his home and didn't feel safe. After becoming a developmental and behavioral pediatrician, he created summer camps, …

131 Mindy Tatz Chernoff

March 16th, 2020

24:35

Even though Mindy is having to let go of her home and barn, she feels that by scaling down, she can best serve those that need to be served. She is open to what might be and trusts that she will be held. Mindy shares …

130 Keturah Kendrick

March 9th, 2020

21:12

Keturah feels that some women tend to take one for 'the team' or have this noble honor to self sacrifice for the greater good. She realized that this did not serve her. So, Keturah has chosen to say "no thanks" to …

129 Tanner Gers

March 2nd, 2020

21:19

Tanner's spouse experienced postpartum depression due to the physical hardship. Tanner was doing his best to support his extended family, work and …

128 Angela Ferrari

February 24th, 2020

17:01

Angela's grandmother "nana" made a big impression on her. Angela shares a story of how her nana slipped, fell and broke her hip during a large thunderstorm. Nana did not call any relatives, because she didn't want …

127 Dr. Michael Myers

February 17th, 2020

23:25

Dr. Michael Myers, not only saves lives due to suicide prevention, but also heals families that have lost doctors to suicide. He feels honored and humbled to sit with grieving families, who feel that their loved ones …

126 Allison Francis Barksdale

February 10th, 2020

15:45

When Allison was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, she chose not to see it as a broken wing. She began to see herself as the perfect person that she …

125 Nicholas Harper

February 3rd, 2020

13:54

The abundant love given to Nick by his parents, as a child, made him feel rich. However, he realized that his family was actually poor. Nick did not …

124 Peter Shankman

January 27th, 2020

20:30

Peter feels his ADHD is a gift of curiosity and creativity.  He figured there had to be others like him, so he started the "Faster than Normal" podcast and wrote the best selling book by the same name. Peter believes …

123 Chris Badgett

January 20th, 2020

16:15

Living in a remote area of Alaska, Chris realized that it was not conducive to a young family. So, he left his good paying job. Chris didn't know what he was going to do. It wasn't easy.  Chris felt compelled and …

122 Paul Maskill

January 13th, 2020

15:51

Paul was taught to get a corporate for 40 years, then retire. He realized that this wasn't for him. Paul wanted to enjoy life each day. He empowered …

121 Sheila Grinell

January 6th, 2020

18:31

Witnessing her mom's health after a stroke, Sheila felt compelled to write her mom's story, then realized she wanted to write more. She transitioned from her first act to her second act as an author or dreamer, where …

120 Katherine Jansen-Byrkit

December 30th, 2019

13:31

Katherine knew some things were brewing in her life; in her marriage, her father's alcoholism and abandonment of the family. She developed a food …

119 Mary Corning

December 23rd, 2019

16:22

Mary experienced addiction, alcohol, failed relationships and a father dying of cancer. Through meditation, she had an awakening and realized what …

118 Kate Kaufmann

December 16th, 2019

23:27

Kate found out how different life is as a non-mom after she and her former husband abandoned infertility treatments, quit their corporate jobs and moved from a suburb to a rural community to raise sheep. So began her …

117 Iris Waichler

December 9th, 2019

16:11

When Iris' friend was dying of a brain tumor, a group of friends became the caregivers. She was impressed by her friend's courage of facing death. Iris helped her friend's brother cope with the transition, to let go, …

116 Leah Reinhart

December 2nd, 2019

21:39

Leah had traumatic experiences, including the loss of her mother. She was seeking acceptance, love and validation. Initially, Leah joined circles, …

115 Donna ODonnell Figurski

November 25th, 2019

14:58

When Donna's husband experienced a brain injury, everything stopped on a dime. She became his full time caregiver. Whereas, she used to prefer to …

114 Naomi McDougall Jones

November 18th, 2019

19:23

Naomi's first film didn't give her the validation and acceptance that she sought. Naomi felt crushed. So for her second film, she set out to be …

113 Melissa Agnes

November 11th, 2019

22:29

Melissa experienced a big pivotal moment twelve years into her marriage, when she realized that she was no longer in love with her husband. She knew there was something off, but did not have clarity initially. Melissa …

112 Sally Clark

November 4th, 2019

24:39

 

Sally experienced sexual trauma as a teenager. She repressed it, absorbed it and was ashamed of it. Sally felt as if it was her fault. She started …

111 Joe Bernstein

October 28th, 2019

19:54

Joe was diagnosed, as a young child, with learning disabilities and was overweight. He decided to transform his life. Joe changed his beliefs, thoughts, actions and feelings. He also unwired his anxious nervous system. …

110 Matt Ward

October 21st, 2019

14:41

 

Matt grew up in a single parent household and attended a school for disadvantaged kids, where they taught him about effort. He realized that, if he …

109 Tina Gordon

October 14th, 2019

20:14

Tina was born into a poor family and became a foster child. There was no structure nor stability in her life and she found she needed to adapt constantly to survive. These experiences enabled her to question who she …

108 Christa Mastrangelo Joyce

October 7th, 2019

25:04

When Christa lost her dad as a teenager, she felt a loss of control and battled with an eating disorder. Her body, mind and spirit felt …

107 Jane Wyker

September 30th, 2019

16:35

Jane was always there for her spouse and her mom. Her external life was so rich, but internal life was aching and empty. Jane wasn't content. She knew it was time to look inside herself, to clear up conditions, …

106 April Tribe Giauque

September 23rd, 2019

31:07

April experienced domestic abuse from her former spouse. She learned to recognize, what she calls, 'pinpoints of light' (a caring smile from the cashier, an opportunity, a coupon) in the darkness. April started …

105 Brooke Warner

September 16th, 2019

23:54

Previously working in traditional publishing, Brooke noticed the injustice, specifically that many talented writers do not get their due and that publishing decisions did not appear to be about the content or quality …

104 Diane Bock

September 9th, 2019

12:53

Witnessing the 1992 Los Angeles riots and violence on TV, Diane was horrified that people would kill others, because they looked different. Diane …

103 Rabbi Daniel Cohen

September 2nd, 2019

12:38

When Rabbi Cohen's mom died, his life was turned upside down and felt spiritually lost. He realized he could give up and live in darkness. He chose …

102 Alice Collins

August 26th, 2019

21:33

When Alice's friend was going through cancer, she promised her that she'd care for her and her dog. Her friend's journey initiated Alice's growth …

101 Mary E Plouffe PhD

August 19th, 2019

14:55

When Mary's sister was diagnosed with cancer, she took in her sister's 3year daughter. What was meant to be a 3 week stay turned into Mary serving as a substitute parent to her niece, as her sister passed away, due to …

100 Bryan Falchuk

August 12th, 2019

14:35

After Bryan's parents divorced, he turned to food to fill the emotional gap, became 100 lbs overweight and was consumed by anxiety. He struggled to make a change. His wife was at death's bed, due to chronic illness. …

099 Jeffrey Shaw

August 5th, 2019

22:09

Jeffrey struggled to provide high end portrait photography in a small country town. One day, a lady told him "I don't have the luxury of worrying …

098 Jayson Sime

July 29th, 2019

16:41

Jayson was raised in poverty, was bullied because of a learning disability, was 75lbs overweight, abused anti-depressants and felt he was wasting …

097 David Ray Ades

July 22nd, 2019

16:11

When David's relative passed at an early age, he realized that everyone carries loss, but not everyone talks about it.  Through poetry, he explores that emotional place and connects with people. David also created a …

096 Ray Matz Jr.

July 15th, 2019

15:30

Being born and raised in the hood of Philadelphia taught Ray to be tough, have grit, appreciate hard work, have tenacity, get up and keep going. His parents, seeking the improve the family's quality of life, always …

095 Eduardo Valenciana

July 8th, 2019

17:36

Eduardo, a former flight attendant, was the survivor of a terrible airplane crash. He struggled with survivor's guilt and PTSD. Eduardo's all consuming memories almost claimed him as a victim. He felt inadequate and …

094 Brannon Beliso

July 1st, 2019

10:59

Brannon, a former recording artist, was traveling through a poverty stricken area of the Philippines.  Amidst the pollution, traffic and garbage, he …

093 Natasha Che

June 24th, 2019

20:01

Natasha felt she wasn't living her purpose or her authentic life. She began trusting her intuition and her inner voice. Natasha left her high paying job and now develops communities to serve others. She shares these …

092 Greg Centineo

June 17th, 2019

37:51

Greg took inventory of his life. He realized that everything he wanted was on the other side of fear. Greg jumped over the 'chasm'. He uses that insight to enable others to go outside their comfort zones, shift their …

091 Ron Carucci

June 10th, 2019

14:36

The loss of Ron's brother and his upcoming TED talk were converging in the same moment. He didn't know how we was going to honor both at the same time. Ron asked for practical, emotional and spiritual assistance, so …

090 Mindy Tatz Chernoff

June 3rd, 2019

12:30

After her divorce, Mindy's connections with horses grew deeper. She feels honored to partner with horses to create a trusted space, that enables healing, transformation, change, greater peace and well-being for people. …

089 Aaron Schlein

May 27th, 2019

16:15

Aaron's grandmother gave him the gift of travel, which provided him with a sense of adventure, learning, spending time with loved ones, creating lasting memories and a passion for travel. His grandmother's travel …

088 John Abrams

May 20th, 2019

22:12

When John was 8 years old, his parents divorced. He also discovered that his brothers and he did not share the same father. These life changes made …

087 Thomas Blackwell

May 13th, 2019

15:34

Sometimes, we allow unhealthy self talk to impact the course of our thoughts, actions and life. The tone and kindness with which we speak to ourselves and others creates our environments. Thomas has the unique gift of …

086 Spencer Gorman-Prow

May 6th, 2019

9:17

Executive Chef Spencer experienced and overcame sexual abuse as a child. The chaotic nature of a professional kitchen enabled his journey of …

Extra - Naomi McDougall Jones

May 6th, 2019

19:23

Naomi (writer, actress and producer) shares powerful life experiences. Her first film didn't give her the validation and acceptance that she sought. …

085 Holly Worton

April 29th, 2019

14:01

Holly experienced low confidence, self esteem and self worth. Also, her business partner's views were misaligned with her integrity, values and …

084 Jake Carlson

April 22nd, 2019

16:08

Jake shares a lesson in gratitude. As a tax attorney in corporate America, he felt he wasn't there for his kids. Jake decided that the quality of his time with his family was important to him. He took his kids out of …

083 Edward Ahern

April 15th, 2019

12:52

Ed lost his dad, when he was 10yrs of age. His mom single handedly raised 3 children. Ed feels that he was the beneficiary of his mom's story of empowerment and determination. He strives to model his mom, as a parent. …

082 Garine Isassi

April 8th, 2019

11:49

Garine felt she didn't fit in a rural Texas community, as a semi ethnic woman. Then, when she wanted to be involved in the music industry, she …

081 Linda Strader

April 1st, 2019

19:33

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 …

080 Christie Garcia

March 25th, 2019

15:19

Christie had a life changing fall from a 30ft fire escape. Luckily, she walked away damage-free and a reality check to start living her next chapter. Christie courageously left corporate America and started her …

079 Aimee Teesdale

March 18th, 2019

12:10

Aimee grew up in a low income family.  She struggled with low confidence, low self-esteem and self-doubt.  She realized that the only thing holding …

078 Mickie Zada

March 11th, 2019

15:34

Mickie lived in abuse for 34 years.  One day, she decided she was done and that this was not OK. Mickie educated herself, made a plan, executed on that plan and created an authentic life of her own.  As a survivor of …

077 Joan Dempsey

March 4th, 2019

16:31

Joan experienced a year's journey of dealing with setbacks, as she empowered herself to become an author. She was crippled with self doubt. Joan felt she didn't have the skills to write and experienced judgement from …

076 Connie Bombaci

February 25th, 2019

13:25

Connie's mother taught her that all living beings and creatures are worthy of unconditional love and acceptance. Rescuing a deaf and malnourished dog, Hogan, and nursing him back to health, taught her how to hope …

075 Shannon Hogan Cohen

February 18th, 2019

13:56

Shannon is an advocate of women. She uses storytelling to share, heal and empower others. Shannon experienced depression and anxiety, due to her …

074 Arnie Herz

February 11th, 2019

18:47

Arnie is an attorney that seeks to bring a balanced exchange of energy during conflict resolutions. He teaches the emotional dynamic of what's …

073 Stephynie Malik

February 4th, 2019

26:14

Stephynie was raised by a single mom with severe mental illness that was unmedicated. She experienced abuse, found out her dad was not her real father, left home at the age of 15, worked 3 jobs, made poor choices and …

072 Joe Bauer

January 28th, 2019

15:52

Joe ran a very successful personal training business, with multiple locations. He was training high end executives in New York. However, something …

071 Freddy Negrete

January 21st, 2019

18:17

Freddy grew up in the LA gangster culture and went to prison, where he learned to tatoo. His youngest son was murdered in a gang confllict. He felt …

070 Adam Schaeuble

January 14th, 2019

16:23

Adam weighed 327 lbs, had over $40,000 of credit card debt and was depressed. He hit rock bottom, overhauled his lifestyle and helped people in his …

069 Karen Noe

January 7th, 2019

16:24

Karen realized that she has a unique gift of receiving messages from deceased loved ones. She enables people to connect with their loved ones and guardian angels. Karen believes that the messages come to us as …

068 Leesa Renee Hall

December 31st, 2018

25:16

When Leesa was working in IT, she realized that her soul was dying. She decided to get in touch with her inner child and went on a journey of …

067 Victor Chiu

December 24th, 2018

17:30

Victor Chiu is a multi-award winning author for his book Wall Street Kitchen: The Recipe Behind a Housewife's 1000% Stock Return. He is also an …

066 Bella Mahaya Carter

December 17th, 2018

13:05

Bella experienced chronic stomach problems. She used to have feelings of "I'm not good enough to exist, if I'm not outstanding". Bella was afraid to leave her house. She had developed anxiety disorder. Her inner voice …

065 Paige Davis

December 10th, 2018

12:56

As an entrepreneur, Paige was on the verge of burnout. She was desperate for peace in her life. Then, Paige was diagnosed with breast cancer. She …

064 Doug Bopst

December 3rd, 2018

12:13

Doug Bopst is an award-winning personal trainer, author, speaker and business owner. He is a former felon and drug addict, sentenced to years in jail due to his poor decisions.. He is the author of two books: "From …

063 Diane Pomerantz

November 26th, 2018

17:35

Dr. Diane Pomerantz is a clinical psychologist who has been in practice working with children, adolescents, and adults in the Baltimore, Maryland …

062 Amy Dresner

November 19th, 2018

21:54

Amy Dresner is a former professional comic and recovering drug, booze and sex addict. She's been the top columnist for the addiction/recovery …

061 Lizbeth Meredith

November 12th, 2018

17:55

Lizbeth Meredith is the author of Pieces of Me: Rescuing My Kidnapped Daughters, a 2017 IPPY silver medalist. Her work has appeared in Sunlight …

060 Marlena Chertock

November 5th, 2018

15:29

Marlena Chertock has two books of poetry, Crumb-sized (Unnamed Press, 2017) and On that one-way trip to Mars (Bottlecap Press, 2016). She lives in Washington, D.C. and uses her skeletal dysplasia and chronic pain as a …

059 Kathryn Taylor

October 29th, 2018

17:58

Kathryn's spouse abandoned her and just walked out. She experienced the following: loss of clarity, felt debilitated, was isolated, felt shame and …

058 Vanya Erickson

October 22nd, 2018

19:19

Vanya Erickson used to photograph and haul horses for a living. For the last 25 years she has been mentoring teachers while teaching writing and …

057 Michelle Cox

October 15th, 2018

22:04

Michelle Cox holds a B.A. in English literature from Mundelein College, Chicago, and is the author of the award-winning Henrietta and Inspector …

056 Carlyn Montes De Oca

October 8th, 2018

20:50

After Carlyn's divorce, she experienced insomnia, anxiety and depression. Initially, her affair with "Ben & Jerry" (as in the ice cream) helped her deal with it. It was actually her strong and deep relationship …

055 Dr. Virginia A. Simpson

October 1st, 2018

20:09

Dr. Ginni's father passed, when she was 12. This loss completely altered her life. Having lost loved ones, she has dedicated her life to bring hope and healing for grieving children and their families. She wrote "A …

054 Patti Clark

September 24th, 2018

21:50

Patti was raised in a dysfunctional family. She found herself surrounded by alcohol, drugs and the loss of her mom. Her life seemed focused on …

053 Betsy Graziani Fasbinder

September 17th, 2018

14:46

Betsy married a gentleman, who was a widow with a young child.  She loved her new family, but saw they may need time/space to heal from their loss.  Betsy realized that "love and loss live side by side".  She also lost …

052 Barbara Santarelli

September 10th, 2018

24:23

As a child, Barbara felt like an outsider, didn't belong, lacked self esteem, had misguided goals, felt empty and was competing with everyone for everything. She had an AHA moment: we buy things that we can't afford to …

051 Rebecca Whitehead Munn

September 3rd, 2018

12:40

Rebecca got divorced with two young children.  Her mother was diagnosed with terminal cancer.  This enabled her to reconnect with her mom.  Rebecca …

050 Linda Atwell

August 27th, 2018

15:26

As a child, Linda's inspiration, leadership and determination enabled her and her siblings to win all-inclusive trips for her family to Disneyland 3 consecutive years!  Linda shares this wisdom: you can make your …

049 Sheila Grinell

August 20th, 2018

22:19

Sheila felt compelled to write her mom's story after her stroke, otherwise it would disappear. She then realized she wanted to write more, so she …

048 Leah Reinhart

August 13th, 2018

22:08

Leah got into drugs and became pregnant, when she was 20.  She turned her life around, which set her on a path that was more constructive and gave her life meaning.  Leah's story highlights:  face your fears / don't …

047 Iris Waichler

August 6th, 2018

13:11

Iris' mom experienced breast cancer. This impacted her brain and caused her personality to change. This loss had a profound impact on Iris. She learned to separate the illness from the person. Iris reminds anyone going …

046 Naomi McDougall Jones

July 30th, 2018

19:41

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 …

045 Kelley Harrell

July 23rd, 2018

17:13

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 …

044 Roq Gareau & Dave Waugh

July 16th, 2018

22:41

Roq and Dave each felt isolated, because they adapted the societal expectations of providing and productivity. They lost direction and meaning. This …

043 Kurek Ashley

July 9th, 2018

13:58

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 …

042 Amy Ferrara

July 2nd, 2018

27:33

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 …

041 Dr. Mehrad Nazari

June 25th, 2018

15:50

Dr. Nazari experienced mistrust at the age of 8. He has invested his entire life and profession to understand and share his findings on the importance of trust, in his book "Enlightened Negotation: 8 Universal Laws to …

040 Elizabeth Garber

June 18th, 2018

18:15

Elizabeth lived with a father experiencing mental illness. Her book "Implosion: A Memoir of an Architect's Daughter" is a survivor's story. She reminds us that we, too, can experience freedom from a terrible experience …

039 Dr. Michael Myers

June 11th, 2018

16:31

Dr. Michael Myers became a survivor of suicide at the age of 19, when he lost his friend to suicide.  Since then, he has dedicated his life and profession to suicide awareness, support and prevention.  His story …

038 Timothy Phillips

June 4th, 2018

19:49

Tim's story reminds us to celebrate life, let go of emotional baggage, find a support network, meditate, spend time in nature and go for a walk.

Timothy Phillips walked the Camino Frances from St.Jean-Pied-de-Port to …

037 Lionnel Yamentou

May 28th, 2018

23:03

Here's Lionnel's advice:

  • listen to your inner voice
  • identify your coaches, mentors and cheerleaders
  • develop and maintain a gratitude list
  • practice …

036 Laurie Duperier

May 21st, 2018

19:16

Laurie shares the following wisdom:
- once we stop doing what doesn't bring us joy, possibilities open up for us
- learn to trust yourself
- be true …

035 Terry Laszlo-Gopadze

May 14th, 2018

13:00

Terry shares the following wisdom:
- find the hidden gift even in the most difficult situation
- determine when negative emotions are not serving you

034 Suni Paz

May 7th, 2018

22:19

When Suni's family was at the brink of poverty, she learned that those who have the least, give the most. She reminds us to not judge others, become aware of others' needs, to never despair and to seek the light in …

033 Colleen Haggerty

April 30th, 2018

24:46

Colleen lost her leg, when she was 18. She forgave the man who hit her, causing the loss of her leg. She reminds us that forgiveness is a choice, …

032 Paul Maskill

April 23rd, 2018

13:53

    Paul shares the following wisdom: trust your team, get to know your team, throw your ego out the window, connect with people that are where you …

031 Scott Allan

April 16th, 2018

24:16

When Scott's dad passed, he reminded him to never give up (on his dream). Scott shares lots of wisdom, such as:
- try to replace bad habits with good habits
- if you're focused on change, you'll see the opportunities
- …

030 Doug Lipman

April 9th, 2018

19:29

Doug encourages us to embrace struggles and turn them into strength. He also suggests to find people that care about us and believe in us.

In 1970, …

029 Laurel Mintz

April 2nd, 2018

16:59

Laurel's dad was battling cancer.  She left her career as an attorney to run her father's business.  She shares her advice of self care, sitting in silence to listen to our inner voice/intuition and to surround …

028 Dermot Breen

March 26th, 2018

22:34

Dermot experienced the loss of his spouse. He learned to create something new to focus on and to take him out of that zone. This helped him to create separation from his loss.

Dermot Breen retired as Deputy Chief …

027 Matthew Chavez

March 19th, 2018

33:46

Matthew reminds us to cherish and be thankful for the little things in life.  We should strive to transform what's happening to us into tools that …

026 Joe Kashurba

March 12th, 2018

19:17
 

Joe encourages us to see the world from the perspective of others.  He reminds us that people don't buy things that are cheap.  They buy things …

025 Tricia Brouk

March 5th, 2018

17:07

When difficulties happen, Tricia believes that it is not an end, but rather a beginning.  Also, if our map changes, we should trust and believe …

024 Akshay Nanavati

February 26th, 2018

28:42

Akshay overcame drug addiction, PTSD from fighting the war in Iraq with the US Marines and alcoholism that pushed him to the brink of suicide.  He …

023 Omar Zenhom

February 19th, 2018

26:41

When seeking a new goal, Omar reminds us to make it a priority, be patient, hold ourselves accountable and get a fresh perspective.

Omar Zenhom …

022 Tanner Gers

February 12th, 2018

20:26

After Tanner lost his eyesight, he was able to look inside himself and see his value and true potential. He believes that forgiveness allows us to break free from our past to create a new future.

Tanner Gers has earned …

021 Angela Ferrari

February 5th, 2018

13:43

Angela experienced rejection numerous times, when attempting to have her books published.  She learned that she did not need to be given permission to proceed. Instead, she gave herself permission to pursue her passion.

020 Michael Woodward

January 29th, 2018

20:26

Michael reminds us to embrace risk and step out in faith.  Also, he believes that we should remain hopeful and find gratitude in our breakthrough …

019 Peter Shankman

January 22nd, 2018

19:02

Peter believes that ADHD is a gift, not a curse.  He reminds us to live life with no regrets and to find a tribe that understands us.

Peter Shankman …

018 Dwayne Klassen

January 15th, 2018

20:24

Dwayne discovered his son was not his, lost his relationship and lost his company. He calls it the 'perfect storm'. He learned that by taking full …

017 Wes Yee

January 8th, 2018

22:08

Wes experienced an abusive relationship. Through forgiveness, he found inner peace and the fuel for his artistic creativity. He reminds us that it's never too late to patch up a relationship.

Wes Yee is a professional …

016 Chris Badgett

January 1st, 2018

23:38

Chris teaches us that by shifting our perspective, letting go, accepting what is, seeking a mindset of simplicity, we can recenter ourselves, gain …

015 Greg Phelps

December 25th, 2017

15:24

Greg shares a story of integrity, reminds us to always believe in ourselves and keep moving the 'ball' forward.

Greg Phelps, CFP®, CLU®, AIF®, AAMS®, is the President of Redrock Wealth Management, a financial advisor …

014 Jordan Scheltgen

December 18th, 2017

15:20

Jordan shares a story about defying the odds, surrounding yourself with like-minded/positive people and turning a dream into reality.

Jordan is the …

013 Jamie Irvine

December 11th, 2017

16:01

Jamie shares his story of drug addiction and how he overcame it.

As the founder of the Blueprint of Greatness, a School for Entrepreneurs, Jamie has …

012 Rima the Jungle Girl

December 4th, 2017

20:16

Rima shares a story about envisioning her dream (despite the challenges), being bold enough to pursue it and now living the life of her dream.

Since …

011 Chris Gregory

November 27th, 2017

18:54

Chris shares a story about the importance of mentoring others and being of service to others.

Chris is a retired Sr. Technical Support Engineer, speaker coach, author and poet who has been supporting and training …

010 Allison Francis Barksdale

November 20th, 2017

14:29

Allison shares a story that highlights the importance of being honest with ourselves, believing in ourselves and pursuing those goals that make us …

009 Clarence Brown

November 13th, 2017

16:40

Clarence discusses the importance of being spiritually connected, of being mindful and how to balance one's energy.

Clarence L. Brown is a licensed …

008 Kathy Basel

November 6th, 2017

15:16

Kathy shares a very personal story about the loss of a loved one and the importance of being connected in all aspects of ourselves (e.g. …

007 Bryan

October 30th, 2017

22:36

Stories that Empower Podcast, Bryan

006 Jim

October 23rd, 2017

13:04

Stories that Empower Podcast, Jim

005 Jim Bryan

October 16th, 2017

12:53

Jim shares a very humble and honest story about doing what makes you truly content, despite the initial hurdles.

Jim has worked in the human …

004 Nicholas Harper

October 9th, 2017

11:46

Nick shares a story about perseverance, determination and the importance of not quitting.

After earning a Bachelor’s degree in biology from Whittier …

003 Richard Bellman

October 2nd, 2017

13:05

Richard's story takes us through how he, despite the various setbacks, was able to adapt to change through determination and dedication.

Richard Bellman has 27 years of teaching experience. He began his teaching career …

002 Karla Fears

September 24th, 2017

16:05

Stories that Empower Podcast, Karla Fears

001 Trent Blanchard

September 24th, 2017

14:14

Trent shares a very personal and private story about depression and the importance of embracing each day with love and positive intention.

For many years, Trent had the experience of pain and suffering in his life, yet …

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