Season 1 - Episode 49 - Sammie shares her story of being self-sufficient at a young age and living with bipolar disorder, depression, OCD, anxiety and childhood schizophrenia.

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Episode 49 - Sammie shares her story of being self-sufficient at a young age and living with bipolar disorder, depression, OCD, anxiety and childhood schizophrenia. "My Brain Works Differently Than Yours"

She's been supportive of her autistic stepbrother and showed compassion towards her mom with her struggles. She calls herself the #blacksheep of the family.

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Season 1 - Episode 45 - Starr shares her poetic prose with us to express herself on her road to recovery and spiritual awakening. (Last poem recorded in person in the park.)

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Starr, an amazing soul shares her spiritual awakening through her writing. Her poems are powerful, healing and speak the truth. Listen and comment should they move you like that have done us and many others.

Shes transformed herself through the art of words. Those we think with, speak of and converse through; words are powerful!

The picture is one of her favorite poems by Hafiz and one she gave for me to share with my students.

“I wish I could show you WHEN YOU ARE LONELY or in DARKNESS the ASTONISHING LIGHT of your own being” ~ Hafiz

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* Art Piece

* Being Seen

* I Am My Own Medicine

* I Want To Be The One You Write Poems About

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Season 1 - Episode 41 - Michael Maisey shares his life's journey, why he wrote his book, " Young Offender," after a young life in the streets and out of control


Michael was lost, in the streets and out of control, due to his parents drug and alcohol abuse, as well as childhood physical and sexual abuse. But, he turned his life around and now Michael Maisey is an actor and writer, known for Sparrow's CallThe Basement and Functional. He has been married to Sacha Wright since October 26, 2018. They have two children.

He tells more of his story in his book: “My Life on the Streets, In Prison, Out of Control, Making Amends. Young Offender.” Pre order link for book on amazon.co.uk out in July 2019.
Pre order link for the book on amazon.com for buyers in the USA out October 2019.

Website: https://linktr.ee/mistermaisey

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mistermaisey/

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You don’t want to miss this episode. He’s a powerful warrior and proof that anyone can turn their life around. We’ve all been through hard times, but he faced his hopelessness, near the edge of suicide, in it’s clenches and came out the other side. He’s been a ray of sunshine through his Instagram community and other engagements. I can’t wait to get and read his book. I look forward to working with Michael in the near future.

Season 1 - Episode 34 - Amethyst tells her story and how she reclaimed her 'integrity' with #nothingwasted


Amethyst lives with Battered Women’s Syndrome, Borderline Personality Disorder, Complex PTSD and depression. She’s also a mental health advocate and survivor of suicide. Her message is clear in her story, #nothingwasted. She uses all life’s lessons to fight for people living with mental illness and her passion is with the African American community, where she finds stories tend to be hushed and kept secret.

She works with the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention and will be at the May 5th FREE event at the Chicago Heights Recreation Center, 1400 Chicago Rd, Chicago Heights, IL 60411. (Check it out)

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/bea.holder.96

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AmethystRocks1

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Season 1 - Episode 19 - Florencia shares her story of bipolar disorder, advocacy and her book Mulatto Daughter in America


Story of the struggles of one young girl, growing up abused in America, later to be diagnosed with Bipolar disorder. She discusses her advocacy for others, as well as her brother who took his life. Listen in and comment on iTunes.

She has been a victim of abuse, discrimination and also faced with abuse from a previous tenant where she lived.

Despite these limitations and constant attacks, she rises above, records videos and writes her stories.

Her book: https://www.amazon.ca/MULATTO-DAUGHTER-AMERICA-Florencia-LaChance-ebook/dp/B07F3M799B

Author Interview: https://authorsinterviews.wordpress.com/2018/07/21/here-is-my-interview-with-florencia-lachance/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/insightfulgirrl?lang=en Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/florenciab.lachanceauthor

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Season 1 - Episode 15 - Levi's Story of Abuse and Recovery


Podcaster, YouTuber Levi discusses his life of sexual and alcohol abuse and the road to recovery. You are not alone.

He discusses his life of alcohol abuse to cope with the sexual abuse that happened when he was younger.

Find him: http://powerfullevib.libsyn.com/

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Season 1 - Episode 12 - Suzette Brenner - Advocate, depression, anxiety and drug addiction - 11/16/18


Suzette, my dearest sister comes on our show to share her story of struggling with and supporting her son, my nephew, with anxiety, depression and drug addiction. Her story is extremely powerful and her emotions are true and genuine.

Drug addiction often stems from self medicating when suffering from depression, anxiety or other ailments. Her story is real, the struggle long and difficult, but not impossible. I’m a witness to the hard work, long nights and endless tears on this journey.

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Season 1 - Episode 1 - The “Why” of Our Show - 9/15/18

Dawnette Brenner shares her story as to why she began this podcast. You can read more about her on the blog page.