Episodes

163 Eileen Harrison Sanchez

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As a former school teacher in Louisiana, Eileen was encouraged to retain or hold back students. This never rested well with her. Writing about the experience and being asked to return to speak, made her feel that she could pay back the children that she may have let down. Eileen shares these powerful nuggets of life wisdom:
– writing heals
– forgive ourselves
– have courage to move forward
– prejudice is taught and learned
– one person can make a difference
– see the situation from others perspectives
– listen to each other

https://www.eileensanchez.com/ 

Amazon.com: Freedom Lessons: A Novel (9781631526107): Harrison Sanchez, Eileen: Books

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162 Mary Helen Sheriff

Mary talks about depression, mental health and self care. She shares the following nuggets of life wisdom:
– it’s helpful to speak with a neutral party
– be able to recognize issues earlier
– pause at the conclusion of huge life changes
– the importance of hope
– we need something more than ourselves to strive for
– look for our dreams
– seek gratitude
– give to our communities
– if we’re experiencing depression, look for professional help
– seek outlets that fill our souls
– be mindful of self talk

https://maryhelensheriff.com/ 

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161 Risa Nye

Risa’s family and many others lost their homes during the 1991 Oakland Hills fire in California. She had to start with nothing and was pushed into action. Risa had to rebuild a home for her 3 young children. She found glimmers of light to try to establish a sense of a normal life. Her neighborhood and community pulled together for those families. Risa shares the following nuggets of life wisdom for those that have lost their homes:
– we have the ability to rebuild
– we discover we have the strength, we didn’t know we had, when facing life altering experiences
– practice self care
– be patient with yourself, as recovery takes time

http://www.risanye.com/ 

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