Episodes

160 Rifka Kreiter

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Rifka was the daughter of an unstable single mother and sought freedom from all limitations. Her attempted suicide was the turning point. She began a journey from a place of darkness to a place of light. Rifka discovered an inner voice and deep intuition that always knows what’s best for her. She feels that the hand of grace was evident in her life. Rifka now teaches meditation. She shares the following nuggets of life wisdom:
– there is an order to everything
– nothing is wrong
– who we are is the great self with vast wisdom and awareness
– the happiness you seek is within you
– if you’re hurting, allow yourself to feel the pain
– meditation is a valuable tool for empowerment

https://rifkakreiter.com/  
https://www.facebook.com/rifka.kreiter  

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159 Mary Stein

Mary was the second illegitimate child of a single unconventional mother. She did not have the money to attend college, so she took a job as a stripper. Mary took the grim descent into the underworld. Fortunately, she met someone, got married, attended college and finished her university degree. Then, one day, her husband died at the age of 33. Mary and her young son were left with nothing to live on. She knew that she couldn’t afford to give up, she had to keep it together, as she was her son’s only support. Mary feels that education helped her to claw her way out of poverty. She shares these powerful nuggets of life wisdom:
– seek to have honest and equitable relationships
– our ability and desire to learn is primary
– travel activates our mind and senses

Mary C. K. Stein is a #MeToo octogenarian who started life as a Rust Belt farmgirl and learned the hard way the pitfalls that await the poor and unprotected in their quest for upward social mobility. After working for Bell Telephone, and then as a stripper in a mob-operated show lounge, and after that as a substitute teacher in an underserved middle school in Brooklyn, she began teaching AP/IB English abroad. That work took her to six countries on five continents: Greece, Egypt, Venezuela, China, Panama, and Taiwan. She wrote Fatherless, Fearless, Female in the hopes that it will give the current women’s movements their own embodiment

https://www.facebook.com/marysteinmemoir 

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158 Carlyn Montes De Oca

 

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When Carlyn discovered she was adopted through an Ancestry DNA test, it felt like a tsunami hit her. Initially, she felt shock, anger, abandonment, sadness and grief. Her identity got pulled out from her. Everything started to unravel. What got her through it all what her profound sense of gratitude. She was able to move through it all and put the pieces back together again. She shares these powerful nuggets of life wisdom:

– start a gratitude practice
– gratitude makes us more resilient
– whatever emotion you’re going through is not permanent
– there’s a greater gift on the other side
– just breathe and let it go
– don’t add layers of judgement
– live in the now

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