Wednesday, April 1, 2020

How Is It Possible To Change from a Homeless Drug Addict to a Successful Businessman in a Year?

A year ago Peter Weddle was a homeless crack cocaine and heroin addict living on the streets. Today, 365 days later, he is a successful author, public speaker, and life coach for corporate businessmen.  How is that even possible? 

At his lowest point, Peter took 95 Tramadol and drank a bottle and a half of vodka to end his pain. He died for seven minutes but HE SURVIVED. From that point, his life changed forever. He tells his incredible story in this interview.












In this book, Weddle describes his life story from a young boy to the present moment battling his many mental demons and explains how the Law of Attraction saved his life. 









This journal will help you align and direct your actions toward your goals and work as a strong motivational force, reminding you of your daily and monthly action plan to make your dreams a reality. 









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Saturday, March 28, 2020

Is it Possible to Be Happy After Serious Tragedy?

Fran Caffey Sandin, a retired nurse, has authored two books, contributed to several anthologies and magazines. Fran lost two sons. She shares her story of how she found the strength to get through severe trauma.









Through all this heart-wrenching loss, including her father's suicide, she has learned much including what the three stages of grief are and how to survive them.  

She teaches us that we can overcome the effects of tragedy and how to help others survive their circumstances.

We need to know what to say and what not to say when our friends are suffering. 







During her interview, she details the three stages of grief:

  1. Crisis
  2. Crucible
  3. Construction











Fran’s first book, See You Later, Jeffrey, was written after the death of Fran and Jim’s third child, Jeffrey who succumbed to bacterial meningitis, that attacks the brain and spinal cord, when he was 17 months old.

Before the meningitis vaccine, many children between the ages of 6 months and 3 years were stricken. Fran was shocked and shaken by his illness and death, asking many questions.

After two years she felt led to minister to other parents who lost a child and probably asking the same questions.


This book has been translated into Russian and widely distributed in Ukraine and Germany.








Fran's book, Touching the Clouds: True Stories to Strengthen Your Faith, she interviews 15 women who had life-changing experiences and how they overcame life's disappointments and tragedies. At the end of each chapter, she includes practical ideas for the reader to incorporate into their life.

Fran also shares the story of losing her father to suicide and answers the question: Is God punishing me? Click here to purchase




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Monday, March 23, 2020

Winners Think About What They Want to Happen

Terry Tucker is an author, a motivational speaker, and an encourager. His blog, Motivational Check, gives daily posts of inspiration. Especially at a time we need it the most.


Motivational check

Terry is a perfect example of someone who will meet a challenge head-on and maintain a positive and inspiring attitude.  In his words:
"Suffering can be one of life's greatest teachers."

Saturday, March 14, 2020

How to Deal with a Cancer Diagnosis for your Child



Hunter Rose

Jay Hix Jones is the host and executive producer of the UplifTV documentary series, The Experience, producer of “Hoarders” and as a media professional also worked on “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” and “Ice Road Truckers.”  Jay and his wife Kara co-authored the book The Experience: 40 Days to Reconnecting Your Soul. Together they operate the film production company Hungry Fish Media with Dr. Charles Hix.  

Two years ago, Jay requested to be on Never Ever Give Up Hope but before we could do the interview, Jay's life was turned upside down when his four-year-old daughter, Hunter Rose, was diagnosed with stage four cancer. 

Cancer in children
Jay Hix Jones

















Tuesday, March 3, 2020

What Can Happen if You Only Dare to Hope?



Hope Mueller is an author, inspirational speaker, executive, and active not-for-profit volunteer. A results-driven leader and change agent, Hope is passionate about career development and community service, among others. 

Her early years were marked by the experiences of a hippie commune. Hope's unique childhood shaped her approach and interaction with the world, with a gift of creating order out of chaos and turning vision into reality.

To realize success:

  • FOCUS on the solution instead of the problem
  • Be comfortable with change
  • Persistence, persistence, persistence, and laser-focused on goals


Honest and raw with 
no request for empathy or complaint

Hopey chronicles the story of a courageous girl in a 70s southern Indiana commune, complete with flowers for dinner, a ball of acid in the freezer and orgies on the living room floor.

The chaos of her formative years, which are littered with violent episodes, periods of hunger and assaults, leads Hope to set off on her own at the age of 15.

Written as intense past moments, reflective chapters, and flash-forwards, these three voices come together to transcend time and connect the past and the present. 

Hopey is a reminder that we can love, believe, and be successful beyond all expectations -
if we ONLY DARE TO HOPE.





Hope's interview is intense with a splash of laughter and lots of reality checks. 
When asked how she survived a hopeless situation she responded:
"During brief moments of hopelessness or being overwhelmed I took it, felt it, then got to work to move forward. I don't wallow in sadness but learn from it."





CONNECT WITH HOPE HERE




Wednesday, February 26, 2020

PTSD is NOT a life sentence. There is a Cure


Cherie Doyen
Cherie Doyen is an author and a lifelong researcher of suffering. She has helped hundreds of people around the world to completely heal from PTSD. The focus of her work is to help those who have struggled through trauma.

On the heels of years of violent childhood trauma including sexual violation, came doctor after doctor, years of therapists and medications. Cherie was dying and no one knew why.

Stress kills people every day. The words of her final psychiatrist were that he could not help her.

Cherie became vigilant to find out why in a tangible and fixable way.  And she did.

PTSD is NOT a life sentence. PTSD can be cured. There is freedom.

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

What is Multiple Personality Disorder and is it Treatable?

Irene McKay

Finally diagnosed with Multiple Personality Disorder after a lifetime of mystery about who she was and why she was suffering, Irene McKain's memoir follows her path from the frightening abuse of her childhood to the exhilarating light of healing and transformation.

Irene had 15 different personalities. Each one distinct and separate from another. This is not a subject we hear much about, but to those who have lived through the pain of not knowing who they are.....it is very real!

Sunday, January 26, 2020

How One Mother Changed the Law to Protect Our Children

Carrie Kohan

Carrie Kohan is a national child advocate, federal government witness, and public spokesperson who changed the face of a country. In addition to changing Canadian law, Carrie founded Project Guardian and Mad Mothers Against Pedophiles (MMAP) in 1998. 

What MADD did for drinking and driving, Carrie wanted to do for pedophilia and the protection of children, by educating the public and change the laws.


Be that advocate
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