222 Cindy Rasicot

Cindy Rasicot

Cindy’s relationship with her mother was challenging. She felt fractured growing up and had a yearning to heal her broken self. Cindy sought sanctuary, that sacred place of belonging that she calls home. She moved to Thailand, where she met a Thai Buddhist nun, who led her on a spiritual and healing journey. Cindy shares the following powerful nuggets of life wisdom:
– find sanctuary, that sacred place of belonging that you call home
– strive to have a safe place of refuge to go to
– we cannot solve anything with anger
– it is much harder to practice love and kindness
– forgiveness is at the heart of it
– feel the depth of your ‘self’ and your voice
– allow your heart to expand
– we all have inner voices to listen to
– there can lay a dormant higher, truer self that is capable of love, creativeness and happiness
– follow the path you’re searching
– don’t be afraid to open up, listen and follow your inspirations
– strive to see the see the ‘we/us/you’ of the world
– go forward with an open heart and courage

https://cindyrasicot.com 

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221 Mark Desa

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Mark’s passion and mission is to raise global awareness on ataxia, a neurological/movement disorder which affects the nervous system. When he was in his 30s, he noticed that he slurred his words, had brain fog and was losing his balance. Mark was diagnosed with ataxia. Initially, he was severely depressed and wanted to stay in bed. Later, Mark felt this presented him with a challenge with two options. He could either believe the words of his martial arts instructors, where he was taught that he can do anything he puts his mind to. Alternatively, Mark could believe the doctors and feel that there’s no hope. He chose the former. Mark feels that the disease is just another sparing partner opponent and he doesn’t know how he’s going to do it. However, he knows he must believe that winning is a possibility. Mark shares the following nuggets of life wisdom:
– humor is often our best tool in our arsenal
– remain open and flexible
– be willing to adapt and adjust
– challenges can feel isolating, so find others like you
– form your own journey and story
– believe that winning is a possibility

https://hopeforataxia.org 

https://www.facebook.com/hopeforataxia

https://www.instagram.com/hopeforataxia 

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220 Valerie Taylor

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Valerie’s story is one of survival. Her extraordinary and well-developed survival instinct helped her navigate a life filled with turmoil, such as parents divorcing before she was a year old, being abandoned by her mother to the neighbors who became her foster parents and having an abusive, alcoholic step father. Valerie does not consider herself a victim nor in denial. Her ability to compartmentalize her life helped her to stay afloat and be a survivor. Valerie shares the following nuggets of life wisdom:
– you can get through it and get to the other side
– accept what you can and cannot control
– accept responsibility for things that are in our control
– go forward with your life
– there’s nothing stronger than a broken woman, who has rebuilt herself
– seek therapy
– it’s good to talk with someone who’s unbiased

https://valerietaylorauthor.com 
valmtaylor@gmail.com 

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What's Not Said - A Novel

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