Strong Woman Hiding

By Terri Ray Going from being a strong woman hiding behind fears to being empowered by grace in strength is like moving from invisible to being transparent. Your fears keep you hidden, but recognition of yourself makes you visible to the world. The subject of this...

Looking for the God Thing

Terri Ray’s second story is a brief interview about how she maintained the power, strength and flexibility it took to be an award winning Hollywood stunt woman.  She shares how she’s experiencing a new version of what power, strength and flexibility really...

Victory Over Cancer

By Verlie McAlister Edwards September 2019 was an extra special month for my family. My cousin, Barbara Sneary, completed 12 months of chemotherapy and “rang the bell!!” If you aren’t familiar with this tradition, it’s when cancer patients “ring the bell” following...

Loving Jaxon

By Rachel FriendI don’t know if I can fully express the range of emotions I went through once I discovered my son had “special needs.” Specifically, a rare genetic disorder that would be the reason for his global developmental delays. Our journey began after we took...

Asking for what you want and need

By Janet Favorite People are often surprised to hear that there is a syndrome that mimics food addiction. You may not have heard of it.  It is called Prader-Willi Syndrome. If I were to say that some people lock up food to keep it away from their children, you might...

Motivated by Love

by Kathryn M. HolmesI was petrified when suddenly I collapsed in my bedroom doorway, numb from my waist to my toes. After my husband’s frantic 911 call, the paramedics transported me to the nearest hospital. My entire body was weak; my mind was scrambled. The pain...

Then came the ROAR… The beginning of the end!

by Tracy Jones Blair Born with a bilateral, sensory-neural and conductive hearing loss, Tracy relied on auditory training combined with visual cues and speechreading to help her to “hear” all her life. Her most severe loss was in the middle frequencies (affecting...

Living With Cancer

By Barbara Sneary, as told to her cousin, Verlie Edwards There will not be any ‘Pity Parties.’ This is how I have approached the last 20-plus years of living with cancer. A major part of my adult life has been spent being diagnosed with and overcoming cancer six...

Whenever You’re In Trouble

Sandy Sandefur was born in Canada to a mother who was not ready to understand what it was like to raise a child with Cerebral Palsy. As a result, she was put up for adoption and was adopted by her mother Jean who lived in Portland, Oregon. It wasn’t always easy for...

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