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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 
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What's Not True

What's Not Said - A Novel

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219 Phil Goldstein

Phil is a survivor of childhood sexual abuse. When he was between 10-12 years old, his older brother molested him, then the abuse stopped. Phil pretended it didn’t happen, didn’t tell anyone, carried it deep down and masked the pain. With the help of therapist, he told his fiance and his parents, who believed him. Phil decided to go public about the abuse, which is helping him to work through the trauma. He hopes that his book can serve as a healing tool for others and shows them that there’s someone who understands their experience. Phil shares the following nuggets of life wisdom:
– it’s ok to speak out
– you can heal
– allow you to live your true, authentic self
– silence about abuse only perpetuates more abuse
– it’s an act of bravery to speak up
– there’s so many different facets to trauma
– forgive yourself for not speaking up
– find a trauma informed therapist
– you are not alone
– it’s nothing to be ashamed of
– it’s ok to tell someone you trust

https://www.philagoldstein.com 

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218 Jean Walters

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Growing up, Jean didn’t like that her mother was living her life in fear, was always upset, critical and a nervous wreck. So, she made a commitment to herself that she was going to look for another way and live a different life. Through practice and discipline, Jean strives to be in sync with the universe and have an expanded consciousness. Today, she helps people find the light. Jean shares the following powerful nuggets of life wisdom:
– find within yourself that which is magnificent
– identify with something that is greater than yourself
– find quiet serenity
– ask yourself “is that my story or someone else’s story?”
– we have the ability to change our stories
– sit in quiet or be in nature to connect to a rhythm
– recognize our emotional baggage and let go of it
– we are not helpless
– bring our energies up to a higher level
– strive to be grateful
– gratitude is a quick way to move from fear to love
– live your authentic life
– change is the order of the day
– growth means change
– strive to look at change as an adventure

To receive the first 3 chapters of Jean’s book for free, email her at jean@spiritualtransformation.com and mention this podcast interview.

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Deep Truth: Wisdom of the Masters - Reality and Illusion by [Jean Walters]

tags: Jean, Walters, personal, growth, consultant, teacher, author, lecturer, motivate, inspire, lead, story, stories, that, empower, empowering, empowerment, inspire, inspiring, inspiration, encourage, encouraging, encouragement, hope, light, podcast, Sean, https://storiesthatempower.com 

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