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174 Bonnie Hirst

When her daughter was convicted to a life sentence in prison without parole, it impacted Bonnie’s life and she found herself in a dark place. However, spending time in nature and appreciating the tiny miracles of life helped her survive. Bonnie shares the following nuggets of wisdom:
– look at your situation in a different light
– turn your perspective around
– look for the positives
– there are blessings that can come out of an ordeal
– there’s always someone that is less fortunate than you

http://bonnieshirst.com/

https://www.facebook.com/BonnieSHirst

tags: Bonnie, Hirst, writer, author, Test, of, Faith, Surviving, my, daughter’s, life, sentence, story, stories, that, empower, empowering, empowerment, inspire, inspiring, inspiration, encourage, encouraging, encouragement, hope, light, podcast, Sean
https://storiesthatempower.com

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173 Karen Stefano

While walking back to her university dorm building, Karen was assaulted at knife point. She managed to escape, physically unharmed. However, the assault traumatized Karen. She experienced periods of peace and power, but her life unravelled again, when her marriage was dying, she experienced financial loss and her mother was slipping into dementia. These additional sources of trauma caused her to slip back into anxiety and PTSD. Writing about it required her to excavate and evaluate her feelings. What Karen discovered in the process was life altering and she came to learn a lot about herself. Today, she is a lot kinder to herself and has established better coping mechanisms. Karen shares these powerful nuggets of life wisdom:
– be kind to yourself
– be mindful of the story you’re telling yourself internally
– adjust your self talk to something more gentle
– make necessary life adjustments
– ask for help
– seek therapy

http://stefanokaren.com 
https://soundcloud.com/rarebirdlit/sets/karen-stefano 

tags: Karen, Stefano, writer, author, What, A, Body, Remembers, radio, show, podcast, story, stories, that, empower, empowering, empowerment, inspire, inspiring, inspiration, encourage, encouraging, encouragement, hope, light, podcast, Sean
https://storiesthatempower.com

 

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