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Never Ever Give Up Hope
44 minutes | Jan 21, 2023
Have You Wondered What to Do as Your Parents Age and May Need Your Full-time Care?
After being a primary caregiver for her mother for over six years, author Lynn Abate-Johnson understands the typhoon of emotions and responsibilities that come with caring for a loved one. However, she discovered how to blossom through (and after) caregiving rather than let it drown her. By using her natural organizational skills and her solid work ethic, she developed systems and processes to help navigate the difficult journey of caregiving, which allowed her to go from “What am I going to do without my mom?” to “I know I can thrive after she’s gone–just as she would want.” Like most caregivers, Lynn juggled caregiving duties with a full-time career. In her daily life, she’s a business consultant and global community builder. Caregivers are worthy of the same love, care, and attention they give their loved ones, which means they need emotional and logistical support to help them thrive. Unfortunately, it can take copious hours of research to find the resources they need, which leaves them feeling drained, frustrated, and overwhelmed. Lynn Abaté-Johnson understands this firsthand, having been a primary caregiver for her mother for six years. She believes caregivers deserve to be cared for as well, which is why her book Out of Love provides readers with reassurance, comfort, and practical systems and processes to help caregivers provide care easier and discover how to blossom through their journey. Lynn’s words offer a uniquely personal glimpse into her journey as a daughter of a strong mother, along with her own transformation in the aftermath of being a caregiver. Lynn’s approach removes the stigma of grief, and her expressive and often vulnerable ways of sharing help to normalize what many families may take for granted or miss in their often overwhelming and new experiences as caregivers. There will be discomfort, shame, guilt, and layers of conditioning to discover in this book with the goal of bringing light to the dark and peace to the soul.
42 minutes | Jan 14, 2023
How to Finally Lose that Weight and Keep It Off for Good
Have you ever been at such a low point in your life that you begged your partner to leave you? Have you felt helpless with the ongoing struggle of trying to lose weight? And what about anxiety and depression that becomes overwhelming? Coach Jon shares his incredible story of how he won the battle and lost 100 pounds. He is now a weight loss coach and emotional eating expert, a nanotechnology researcher, a Navy Marine engineer, and a globetrotting nomad. Coach Jon has found his calling -- and it is to help you lose weight for good and leave the bogus diets in the rearview mirror. With Freedom Nutrition Coaching he marries the Science of Metabolism with the Psychology of Behavior Change and the compassion of human connection to create life-changing transformations for each of us. Coach Jon struggled with PTSD, trauma, obesity and mental health issues spending years on diets, methods, coaching, etc. that were entirely ineffective as a long-term strategy for creating health. In his interview, Coach Jon shares his incredible story of how you can win the battle using the concept of 'brain-driven' transformation as it connects to health, wellness, and weight loss. SECRET: It is not thinking less of yourself -- but thinking of yourself less!
41 minutes | Jan 9, 2023
Do You Know How to Fight the War Against PTSD - and Win?
After eight years of military service, Sgt. Q suffered from depression, anger, and panic attacks and was diagnosed with PTSD. He nearly ended his own life in the parking lot of a church. Aaron Quinonez (Sgt. Q) endured a rough upbringing before becoming a proud Marine. He was trained to fight the enemy and was prepared for war. When he volunteered for a combat tour in Iraq, ne did not realize his real battle would be fought in his mind. Aaron is a Marine 1st Anglico veteran who specialized in communication as a forward observer. He holds billets for Naval Weapons Security Management and Close Combat Instructor. He received badges for expert marksmanship and master parachutist. Sgt. Q is an award-winning author of Healing Through Service originally aimed at struggling veterans, which also offers help for anyone in crisis and may be your ticket to a more fulfilled life. From homeless and on the brink of suicide to founding a multi-million dollar company with over 100 employees, Reliable Commercial Cleaning and founder of the veteran non-profit Q Missions. He receive the 2016 Distinguished Service to Veterans award from the Department of Veterans Affairs and awarded the 2017 Hometown Hero award from Kiro7 News. Sgt. Q traded the battlefield to help others by building homes and churches, feeding children, and supplying precious hope to struggling communities worldwide. QMissions was born as a pathway for veterans, Sgt. Q's fellow warfighters, to replace the battle scars of their minds with the joy of serving others. In Sgt. Q's interview, he strives to help anyone to recover from PTSD by highlighting scientifically proven methods. He shares how to break the stigma of mental health issues
44 minutes | Nov 25, 2022
What is the Best Way to Find Healing in Your Brokenness?
Marlena Fiol, PhD. is a globally recognized author, scholar, and speaker. She explores the depths of who we are and what is possible in our lives. Her significant body of publications on the topic, coupled with her own raw identity-changing experiences, makes her uniquely qualified to write about personal transformational change. She holds an MBA and a Ph.D. in Strategic Management and has taught in the faculties of New York University and the University of Colorado. Marlena's mission is to share true stories of survival against all odds to inspire us to become the truest and most authentic versions of ourselves. In her interview, she shares her journey from an abusive upbringing in Paraguay to escape, love, and loss in the United States and finally on to forgiveness and reconciliation. Marlena was physically abused as a child, sexually abused as a teenager, disowned by her father, and banned from participating in her Mennonite church -- all before her 18th birthday. And that is only the beginning of her amazing story After being publicly humiliated in front of her entire close-knit Mennonite community, Marlena Fiol didn't know how she would recover. Discover a story of healing and personal transformation. Marlena's childhood was full of contradictions. Her father was both a heroic doctor for people with leprosy and an abusive parent. Her Mennonite missionary community was both a devoted tribe and a controlling society. And Marlena longed to both be accepted in Paraguay and escape to somewhere new. In Nothing Bad Between Us, follow Marlena's journey as she takes control of her life and learns to be her authentic self, scars and imperfections included. Uncover inner peace―and inner strength. Nothing Bad Between Us is a story of brokenness and eventual redemption that taps into our collective yearning for healing and forgiveness. As you read Marlena's story, you will: Learn how to forgive yourself and others without giving up your personal growth and self-confidence Discover that transformation and redemption often exist even in the most broken parts of who you are Find out how to stand in your power, knowing that vulnerability won't lead to your downfall, but increase, courage, connection, and authenticity Readers of memoirs about family, self-healing, and the strength of a woman like The Glass Castle, Love Warrior, and Leaving the Witness will be captivated by Nothing Bad Between Us.
42 minutes | Nov 22, 2022
If Change is Inevitable How we embrace it Determines our Contraction or Expansion
"Change is inevitable. How we embrace it determines our contraction or expansion." -- Dr. Lin Morrel Dr. Lin spent her childhood suffering from neglect, emotional abuse, familial alcoholism, and mentally ill caregivers. Dr. Lin managed her challenges by developing hypersensitivity as a coping mechanism. Life changed when she began practicing martial arts at 15. Within a short period of time, she started teaching. Dr. Lin developed confidence, moved out at 17 for safety, worked part-time jobs through college, and sought refuge in work and education. During that time she grew her martial arts skills and fell in love with another martial arts enthusiast. After 13 years the relationship turned toxic and abusive due to mental illness. Dr. Lin found the courage to divorce. She fell in love again and was happily married for three years. Then in the span of a year, her mother and husband died in separate accidents, and her home and retreat center burned down. She was single and devastated and her past family trauma finally began to surface. After 12 years of intense healing from trauma, she was blessed with the love of her life and they spent eight happy years together before his passing. Twelve years later, she married a long-time friend and the love of her life. During her interview, Dr. Lin shares how we can overcome trauma, find love, and the intense pain and loneliness trauma can create in each of us. Dr. Lin's powerful and heartwarming book, The Grace of Love, is an eternal love story, and an intimate and revealing look at the depth of love expressed in two souls uniting. This true tale inspires and teaches the way through trauma into authentic love. It's the perfect read for those who have loved and lost, those struggling to believe love is possible for them, those who have been wounded by love, as well as the hopeless romantics!
39 minutes | Nov 1, 2022
Would You Like to Know the Last Diet You Will Ever Need?
Cast Your Vote for the Person You Are Becoming The Million Dollar Body Method Will Be The Last “Diet” You Ever Need. You may be thinking this is just one more expert talking about weight loss. You are in for a major surprise! Nate helps people get into the best shape of their lives using simple training & nutrition frameworks and without tracking a single calorie. Nate Palmer is a fitness and nutrition expert, coach, speaker, and writer who believes that being in incredible shape gives a massive advantage in business, focus, and relationships. He will inspire you to make easy changes in your life that will make a huge difference. Nate Palmer is a dad, husband, and the number one bestselling author of The Million Dollar Body Method and Passport Fitness. During his interview you will learn: Why breakfast is TRULY the most important meal of the day, and how it can improve your performance across the board What three pieces are INTEGRAL in a morning routine if you want high performance Calories aren’t just calories, they are communication Mindset and changing your state with the words you use Building a nutrition framework by doing a diet Why being Insulin resistant is killing you slowly. What is "performance eating" and why is it critical for entrepreneurs? How do you know if you need a detox from sugar? What's the secret weapon for fat loss?
42 minutes | Oct 29, 2022
How Important is it to Know Your History
After a happy marriage of 34 years and two children, Barbara Mojica’s husband decided he wanted an open marriage so he could have a dual life with a younger woman. She filed for divorce, picked up the pieces, met and married her soul mate, and carved out a new life as an author and mentor. Barbara Ann Mojica has a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts Degrees in History as well as graduate certifications in school supervision and administration from C W Post College, Long Island University. Barbara has been a lifelong educator in the fields of early childhood and special education, having spent 40 years as a teacher, principal, and school district administrator. Barbara currently authors historical articles under her banner Passages for The Columbia Insider and is writing her own award-winning children’s book series Little Miss HISTORY. We are all history-makers. It is impossible to understand what is happening today if we do not understand how we got here. Yesterday plus today equal tomorrow. My motto is “If you don’t understand your history, you don’t know what you’re talking about." -- Barbara Mojica
40 minutes | Oct 29, 2022
Do You Love Budgeting and Giving Up the Things You Love to Save More?
Do you love budgeting and giving up the things you love to save more? Does the lack of funds cause you to stress? If so, you are not alone. When Gordon Stein lost his executive role, he owed $555,000, had three young children, and was looking for a new high-tech executive role in the middle of the “tech wreck” recession in the early 2000s. In his interview, Gordon will share his CASHFLOW COOKBOOK - $2 million of financial freedom in 60 easy recipes. The shocking state of financial wellness The 10-minute first step to building wealth The one number to track to build wealth Why budgeting can limit your wealth How to add $1 Million to your wealth in 10 hours of work The easy way to streamline your banking Gordon Stein is an international keynote speaker, blogger, personal finance expert, and author of Cashflow Cookbook - $2 Million of Financial Freedom in 60 Easy Recipes. He delivers transformational talks that help people crush their number one stress – their finances. His mission is to improve financial wellness and help us regain focus, balance, and joy in our lives. Gordon combines his trademark wit and no-BS style to speak with employee and association groups, financial advisors,, and the media about a breakthrough path to financial wellness with no risk, minimal effort, minimal sacrifice, and no budgeting.
40 minutes | Oct 23, 2022
Do You Know How to Unlock Hope When Life Seems Hopeless?
In 2013, Colleen Murphy's daughter, Lauren, was hit by a car and suffered severe brain damage. This is a miracle story you do NOT want to miss. Colleen Murphy is a wife, mother of seven, author, and public speaker. Tragedy struck Colleen’s family when her second oldest daughter, Lauren, was hit by a car and suffered severe brain damage. Colleen’s main focus became helping piece Lauren back together again. With the help of specialists from all over the country, her family and friends, as well as her strong faith, she was able to do just that. Today, Colleen and Lauren speak together as a team, inspiring thousands of people by sharing the details of Lauren’s tragic accident, never-give-up attitude, and miraculous recovery. Colleen shares this raw, incredible story in her interview and how to unlock hope -- when life seems hopeless: "There are several low points in the book but one that stands out was when Lauren was an inpatient at RIC and they sent her to Northwestern Hospital for a CT scan, the nurse at RIC did not stay with her. Lauren was still medically fragile, and I was inept at caring for her. She had C-diff and I had to try and clean her without help. Once I finished, she began vomiting and I had to launch myself across the metal bars of the bed to try and hold her head up, so she didn’t choke. I was soaked in vomit and scared. A while later the doctor finally came in to give me the findings of the CT scans and to let me know that Lauren would need a fourth brain surgery. Suddenly the fact that I was soaked with vomit through my bra, was freezing, and had a bag full of diarrhea-covered clothes seemed rather insignificant."
36 minutes | Sep 30, 2022
How Do You Rise to the Challenge of Adopting Special Needs Children?
Children should feel unconditionally valued and accepted regardless of birth circumstance, race, or ability— Trisha Campbell and her family rose to this challenge and adopted five hungry orphans. Trisha had three biological children but decided to ignore the stigma of white families adopting multi-racial children. Trisha K. Campbell is a mother, author, and advocate. After questioning her faith and volunteering in a third-world country, Trisha realized her true calling and God’s purpose for her life. A blended family with several special needs children came with many challenges. During her interview, Trisha shares the pain, struggle, setbacks, and rewards of adopting and caring for a transracial family.
35 minutes | Sep 25, 2022
How Do You Function When You Were Raised in a Dysfunctional Family?
How do you build a healthy relationship with your family when you grew up in a dysfunctional one? Are you ready to create that life and family you dream and desire? Would you like to know how to break off generational dysfunction? Phylis Mantelli is the author of the book Unmothered - Life with a Mom who Couldn't Love Me. She is a coach, mentor, speaker, and passionate advocate for helping women break off generational dysfunction. Through all the mess, even in her own journey of trials and mistakes, Phylis breaks through the pain and replaces it with the heart of a daughter who loves her mom unconditionally until her mom's passing in 2007. After a failed marriage and the death of her baby boy, Phylis believed she did not deserve a happy life and family. She was broken. But she found her WORTH and can help you find yours too. Your determination and life survival skills only last so long - Phylis shares how you can love unconditionally and overcome the pain of the past. Phylis offers a six-week Patience and Grace Coaching course to help you create the family life you deserve and desire Here is her remarkable story of the roller coaster journey of life with an alcoholic mother. She now coaches people on how to love unconditionally and overcome the pain of the past. In her memoir Unmothered, popular blogger and speaker Phylis Mantelli takes the reader on her roller-coaster journey of life with her alcoholic and narcissistic mother.
35 minutes | Sep 20, 2022
How You Can Overcome Any Obstacle Life Throws at You
Joan Benson adopted two infants and two twelve-year-olds to complete what she hoped would be a loving permanent family. The older two boys had many complex emotional problems which made Joan and her husband feel it was above 'their pay grade.' Joan is a wife, mother, grandmother, and author/speaker. She has written for 30 years in educational publishing and her work has been published in multiple magazines. Her debut historical fiction novel, His Gift, was published in 2020. Joan's life was shattered when she was in her forties and her childhood sweetheart, best friend, and only lover left the marriage for a woman 14 years younger. This devastated their Christian community beyond her own personal loss and sense of rejection. This is only the beginning of her story! During her jaw-dropping, amazing interview, Joan shares her story and how you can overcome any obstacle life throws at you - even at the most grievous times in your life.
34 minutes | Aug 26, 2022
How To Build Your Faith to Take Action on Your Dreams
Like many of us - Kevin Bjorklund had moments in his life where regardless of how many people gave him positive feedback, he felt like he had nothing of value. These moments created a sense of hopelessness. Have you had moments like that? Kevin is going to show us today how to recognize and identify those feelings and overcome them. Kevin's background is in film production. For the past ten years, Kevin studied the great leaders on personal development and success which ultimately lead him to a coaching program with Robert Proctor who is part of a legacy of leaders in this space of personal development, success, and mindset. After being coached by him, Kevin became a consultant of the Proctor Gallagher Institute and has dedicated himself to helping people live a life of purpose, mastering their mindset, and tapping into their full potential. Kevin shares how the power of the mind and what limits are placed on people through their mindset. He shows us how to alter old limiting beliefs to become leverage for a breakthrough. During his interview, Kevin answers many of the questions you may have on how to live a life of confidence and success, the importance of goals, and gaining a new perspective:
38 minutes | Aug 20, 2022
You Have the Ability to Go from Nothing to Something Amazing
Fatima Oliver is a wife, mother of four boys, an author, and an extreme lover of chocolate. The loss of her first child was the epitome of heartbreak. She felt like a tremendous failure to her husband and as a woman. When her marriage ended she felt bamboozled as though life was one big joke at her expense. Have you ever felt that way? Both tragedies taught Fatima how unfair life can be but also exposed an opportunity for faith to carry her. Fatima has embraced self-discovery and acceptance by challenging insecurity, anxiety, and depression from childhood trauma, heartbreak, and physical abuse. The result brought tremendous breakthroughs in her life and helped cultivate some baby steps she shares with others. We are not meant to do life alone. Everyone needs a safe place to fall. It is critical to change a victim mentality to a victory mindset - here is how Accepting hard truths is essential Releasing people from great expectations is a path to forgiveness During Fatima's interview, she will give you the key steps for your soul healing journey and give you the strength to continue: Fatima is offering a bonus for anyone listening to this interview - a 20-minute "Safe Place” session, where you are able to share what's on your heart, uninterrupted. There is great power in being heard and what is shared stays in this safe space. The Prescription is in the Dirt is a bold, funny, illuminating, and sometimes hard-to-swallow inspirational memoir, that embraces the journey to self-love and acceptance. It served as an extension of freedom and therapy while writing it and is now used to lift the voices of those considering their own soul journey. Speaking the truth in love is not just powerful when it is towards others. It is even more impactful when it is used for self-reflection. Waiting on loved ones to grow, was wasting time I could be using to mature myself. I needed to start participating in the change that was happening in my life instead of reacting to it all the time. This meant releasing unrealistic expectations for people to live up to, and accepting them right where they are. Then, peacefully detached myself from any future scenarios that did not respect my growth. "For years I believed love meant suffering from someone unconditionally. Love is long-suffering but it is also gentle - not a host of emotional and mental torment. But hurt people hurt people. This truth does not lose its value based on who is dishing out the offense. This is why some people should be loved from across the street. I am thankful for the route I had to take to learn these life lessons. Trudging through discomfort and down-right tragedies helped me to find my identity. My pain exposed God’s grace. My fears exposed His protection. And the rejection I encountered by those I loved the most, revealed his undying love for me. Our behavior is a reflection of our freedom, and I was bound for most of my life, waiting for someone to come and do for me what I was unwilling to do for myself."
30 minutes | Aug 16, 2022
Your Attitude, Drive, and Enthusiasm Can Take You Further Than Your Talents
Lori Vober suffered a massive intracerebral hemorrhagic stroke at age 29, which left her paralyzed on the left side. After a two-month stay in the hospital where she had two brain surgeries, she returned home and her husband lost his job in the aviation industry due to the effects of 9/11. A cross-country move was necessary while Lori was still in a wheelchair. Lori developed epilepsy from the stroke and lost more independence. Seven years later Lori and her husband were able to adopt three siblings, two of them with mental illnesses. Lori's interview was both inspiring and challenging. You will love hearing her story: Life Rarely Turns Out Exactly as You Pictured it We All Face Challenges Along the Way God always has a plan. But He leaves it up to you whether you follow His plan or not Life is about CHOICES Lori Vober chose to depend on God's faithfulness through all life's challenges Everyone has doubts about their own abilities, but God has a plan Believe in Him - Don't give up Your attitude, drive, and enthusiasm can take you further than your talents Find happiness in who God says you are Do not allow someone else to define your happiness
34 minutes | Aug 15, 2022
Does a Great Brand Change the Way Others See You - Or the Way You See Yourself?
Almost 8 years ago, Tonya Eberhart’s 20-year marriage ended, and she left behind two businesses. She walked out the door with her first BrandFace book in her hand and a newly founded business of the same name. She had one client. This brought a tremendous amount of stress and pressure but when your dream is strong enough, you push through the pressure. Tonya Eberhart is an international bestselling author, host of the BeBoldBranding Podcast, and founder of BrandFace, a branding firm that helps podcasters, authors, coaches, speakers, and solopreneurs in four countries and 43 US states to stand out and become an authority in their market through the power of personal branding. Tonya's humble career began while selling vacuum cleaners door-to-door to pay her way through college. This led to a job in radio and listening to local advertising, she realized the power that personal branding has on a business. Almost two decades and many successful brands later, she founded BrandFace, a personal branding firm comprising a book series, speaking series, and personal branding program designed to help business owners and entrepreneurs differentiate themselves. Tonya and Michael are partners in BrandFace, the only comprehensive personal brand-building system across the globe. Their mantra is, "People don't do business with a logo. They do business with a person." They help speakers, podcasters, authors, coaches, real estate agents, solopreneurs, and business owners to STAND OUT from their competition and attract their ideal customers so they can become recognized and sought-after authorities. In her interview she will share how you can unveil your inner star for massive recognition and riches using their 3-D Formula: People don’t do business with a logo. They do business with a person. Marketing yourself as an entrepreneur and the face of your business has become more complex. New marketing tools and platforms are being introduced almost daily. In order to break through the clutter and noise, you must define your point of differentiation and learn to develop and display your unique personal brand in a powerful, memorable way. In this book, you’ll learn many of the principles and tactics we’ve used to position and market our clients for success, such as: How to Become a Recognized Authority in Your Industry…even if no one knows who you are right now How to Develop an Attractor FactorThat Naturally Appeals to Your Ideal Customers…so you can work smarter, not harder How to Stop the Cycle of Poor Prospectingand Become a Sought After Expert…without the arrogance that can turn prospects away How to Use Today’s Marketing ToolsDifferently…and avoid the same vanilla marketing tactics your competitors are using How to Set Yourself Up for Long Term Success…regardless of the ups and downs of your industry.
46 minutes | Aug 7, 2022
If You Have Been Broken, Do You Know How To Move Forward?
Kate Wallinga spent her professional life in the fields of mental health and criminal justice, before breaking her back and being put on permanent disability in 2014. She has worked in the fields of correctional psych, forensic psych, and crisis assessment. Kate studied criminal justice and mental health counseling and worked in the New Hampshire State Prison system, locked psychiatric facilities, and several emergency rooms. In 2010, Kate had a near-death experience, which led to her being housebound for a year. In 2014, Kate broke her back and had to leave her career. In 2019, Kate's father died by suicide. She has battled health issues including epilepsy and deafness. But, as she will share today, although broken, Kate moved forward and she will show you how to as well - no matter what you have gone through. After accepting the necessity of leaving her preferred career, Kate spent a few years moping, then started listening to podcasts. She loves true crime genre and soon realized this is what she wanted to do - to connect with and share other people's stories. In her interview, she shares her incredible story and how she became a storyteller, a story-collector, and a.....herder of cats. Podcasting seemed the logical next step after Kate worked in the fields of forensic and correctional psychology, and crisis assessment. Ignorance Was Bliss is a show about how we become who we are and making just about anything sound normal - from PTSD to podcasting to serial murder. It is about people's stories. This podcast is about how we become who we are - about making just about anything sound normal. Over time, the focus of the show has widened to include the normal, the average, the ordinary, that all of us can understand...but we continue to think of ourselves as somehow messed up, weird, wrong. We're not. You're not. Honest.
46 minutes | Aug 5, 2022
How Would you Cope if Told Your Child has Severe Multiple Disabilities?
Vickie transformed from a young mom with no experience to a well-known regional advocate for families and children with special needs. “When Jessica was young Vickie experienced many panic attacks. I had three children under the age of five, one who needed total assistance and had complex medical issues. Our financial situation was difficult and I was unable to work because my daughter needed so much care. I ALWAYS felt helpless when Jessica experienced a seizure, I admit that my go-to was panic. Fortunately, my husband was calm, cool-headed when Jess had seizures.” Her interview and her book will delight you and make you want to hear more of her story. It is a must-listen for anyone who has felt like giving up and anyone who has a child with special needs. And….why every family needs to do an exit interview -- what's that? Vickie Rubin, M.S. Ed is the author of Raising Jess: A Story of Hope, the powerful story of one family’s survival when faced with adversity. Written with compassion, honesty, and humor, it tells of a family changed forever by the birth of a child with special needs, and their courageous decision to choose hope. This beautiful, gripping memoir will delight and leave you wanting more. One grandparent's review: "I am the father of a grown daughter with a nine-year-old child with special needs similar to Jess. My daughter and I read your book at the same time and found we were constantly laughing, comparing stories, and being amazed at the similarities in their lives and ours. It opened up many conversations allowing us to share our feelings that until then were unspoken." Vickie’s Views is a hopeful, humorous, inspiring commentary about various topics, including raising a child with a disability, observations of everyday life, family, marriage, plus navigating the world of COVID-19. She started writing the blogs in March 2020, about the same time we were all told: DON’T LEAVE THE HOUSE! Vickie loves to write and has published numerous essays in her local newspaper, The Buffalo News. Vickie’s Mom nagged/motivated her to write a book, and her excuses were, “I have three kids, a full-time job – who has time to write a book!" But then she retired. Still overwhelmed by the task she had boxes of Jessica's notes and journals and she wrote about Jess’ incredible journey from the perspective of a mom who never, ever gave up hope.
39 minutes | Jul 28, 2022
Improve 1% Everyday and you Will Be a Better version of You
On the fast track to startup success, a car speeding through a crosswalk jeopardized everything she’d built in a split second. Constantly battling life-altering trauma, PTSD, a traumatic brain injury, and the cutthroat fashion industry, Just Bones Boardwear founder Jennifer Berk Weisman refused to let the accident define her and steal her identity. She had to do more than reinvent the boardshort. She had to reinvent herself. Jennifer Berk Weisman is the owner of Just Bones Boardwear, a swim apparel company featuring her patented adjustable waist design. She never set out to build a fashion empire. But Jennifer realized there was a void in the market for boys' boardshorts during a frustrating shopping excursion. A creative problem solver, she designed innovative boardshorts that offered the “perfect fit” for boys in-between sizes and didn’t fit traditional fixed-waist boardshorts. Soon after, the brand expanded to include swimwear for toddlers, men, and women. A standout in the swimwear industry, Just Bones Boardwear’s technology won Jennifer two patents and TasteTV’s Best Swimwear of 2016 Award for special functionality. Just Bones Boardwear has been featured in ELLE, InStyle, Vogue, and Fashion Week Online, as well as other major press. Jennifer’s boardshorts were worn throughout Ghost Shark, an original SyFy movie that premiered in 2013 during Shark Week. Jennifer was a frustrated mom shopping for swimwear every year for her two sons who were lanky and didn’t fit traditional boardshorts or swim volley shorts. She knew there had to be a better way to make more comfortable fitting swimwear for boys who needed an adjustable waist – not one size fits all at that growing age. During her interview, she shares her incredible story of survival against terrible circumstances. Then she shows you how your idea can possibly be a million-dollar one :
34 minutes | Jul 12, 2022
How to Overcome Anxiety and Live Life to the Fullest
n 2020 Michelle Lazurek was diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder. This came as the culmination of panic attacks that affected every aspect of her life. Michelle is a multi-genre award-winning author, literary agent, speaker, and certified writing coach. She is a nine-time award-winning author including a two-time Children's Book of the Year and Article of the Year award winner. She regularly contributes to ibelieve.com and crosswalk.com and is a movie reviewer for Movieguide Magazine and literary agent for Wordwise Media Services. After Michelle's diagnosis in 2020, Michelle learned how to relinquish control and surrender her circumstances, no matter how difficult they were. Many of you will relate with Michelle as she shares the steps she took to overcome anxiety and live life fully.
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