Saturday, November 27, 2021

What are the Chances that Wrongful Imprisonment Could Happen to You?

"I felt hopeless when I was in my 15th year of wrongful imprisonment- all of my appeals had been exhausted. I had written letters for four years looking for legal help, rarely getting answers, and then the parole board denied me parole in large part because I had maintained my innocence rather than expressing remorse and taking responsibility. I was openly asking my new pen pal if I should give up or if I should commit suicide." 

Jeffrey Deskovic is an internationally recognized wrongful conviction expert and founder of The Jeffrey Deskovic Foundation for Justice which has freed thirteen people and passed six laws aimed at preventing a wrongful conviction. An advisory board member of the coalition It Could Happen To You- which spear-headed the passage of additional laws.


Wrongful conviction

Jeff also serves on the Global Advisory Council of Restorative Justice International. He co-owns the Recharge Beyond The Bars Re-Entry Game. Jeff makes frequent television, radio, print, and new media appearances; speaks across the country and internationally; and regularly meets with elected officials. Jeff has spoken in front of police cadets, prosecutorial groups, judges, and defense attorneys, addressing a wide range of wrongful conviction topics. Jeff’s motivation is that he spent 16 years in prison-from age 17 to-32, for murder and rape prior to being exonerated by DNA.

A documentary short about his advocacy and life after exoneration, “Conviction”, can be watched on Amazon Prime.

HOW did you get through this nightmare of 15 years?

  • My belief in God
  • My attitude to NEVER give up
  • Continuously looking for a way out 
  • Willing to work as hard as necessary 


Wrongful Conviction

When we hear stories like Jeffrey's, often we don't know how to react -- but when he explains that his story is one of many and it COULD happen to you or someone you know --  THIS IS ONE INTERVIEW YOU CANNOT MISS



The Jeffrey Deskovic Foundation for Justice, whose mission is the three R’s:
  • Reversal - freeing the wrongfully convicted
  • Reform - pursuing policy changes aimed at preventing wrongful conviction
  • Recovery - helping the exonerees reintegrate into society by helping them on an emergency basis

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Monday, November 15, 2021

You Can Soar Above Any Trauma or Fear Life Throws at You

Over the course of 40 days, Darlene Larson lost her starring roles in life - Daughter. Wife. Mom. Homeowner. 

It happened that fast when she shared her story of abuse. BUT...it doesn't end there. Her tale of survival and how it can help you is one of joy and encouragement.

Darlene's upbringing was safe and secure on the family farm. Here is where she learned how to survive the trauma that was ahead of her - 18 years in an abusive marriage.

Survival

Darlene Larson is a Professional Certified Life Purpose Coach, Recovery Coach, and Grief-loss Coach. Her passion is coaching women stuck in toxicity who are harried and hurting by guiding them to freedom when they discover their life purpose. 

As founder of Hearts with a Purpose and a BA degree in teaching, she helps women around the world in two-day strategic Lifeplans.

In her interview, Darlene shares how she coped with the chaos, emotional pain, criticism, and anger when she exposed her abuser. How fear and anxiety were trying to control her life and then something happened that brought a HUGE change in her life.


Get unstuck out of trauma


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Are you stuck in life?

Are the lies, I am not good enough, I should, I could, 
I ought to and I cannot, stop you?

Do you want to go forward?

Author, Life Purpose Coach ®, Darlene Larson knows how lies defeat a woman. Her lies stuck to her like sticky notes.

The Enable Me, Lord, to Shift devotional series is based on how Larson did life for over two decades in a toxic environment she could not control. 

In this series, Darlene Larson shares:
• one verse a day
• an inspirational story from a woman’s life
• three coaching questions
• teaches the reader how to apply the verse.
• a BIG picture assessment
• a Mental Domain Report Card.

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Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Could You Survive Digital Detox? No Devices for Two Weeks or More?

One of the most important questions we must ask is:  are we losing the magic of in-person social interaction due to overuse of smart technology? If we compound this issue with social distancing, how will this affect the youngest and latest generation? 

Johnny Welsh has worked as a professional bartender in Frisco, Colorado, for over twenty years. After five years of university study, he earned a degree in Italian Language, Literature, and Culture which has been a great prerequisite for a lifelong career in the mixology arts. He can now recount funny bar stories in two different languages. His latest hobby is twisting these topics into books.


Could You Survive Digital Detox?


He is the author of multiple award-winning Paper Maps, No Apps: An Unplugged Travel Adventure. His first book, Weedgalized in Colorado, about the legalization of marijuana in Colorado, won two awards from Readers’ Favorite.

During his interview, I asked Johnny if he had a point in his life when he felt helpless or hopeless. His answer will shock and challenge you because it is something we do every day and is affecting us more than we can imagine:




Could you survive digital detox



They lived their lives glued to their screens. Will one road trip give them the digital detox they need?


Bartender Johnny Welsh needed a break from his overstimulated life. Trying to climb out of their personal communication rut, he and his girlfriend set off on a two-week vacation to rediscover their connection. Never one to turn down a dare, he agrees to the bet of a lifetime:

They’ll see if they can power down their smartphones for the entire sixteen-day adventure.

The mayhem that followed changed their perspectives forever. But most extraordinarily, their simple but difficult flight from their handheld devices began to inspire others to do the same.

Welsh recounts the couple’s madcap journey on the open road. With their texts and notifications on pause, they were able to make deep bonds both with new friends and with each other. As you accompany them through each encounter loonier than the last, you’ll wonder how you ever got on with your technology.

Paper Maps, No Apps: An Unplugged Travel Adventure is a laugh-out-loud memoir. If you like hilarious hijinks, humbling lessons, and unforgettable interactions, then you’ll love Johnny Welsh’s analog outing.




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Are you curious about the legalization of marijuana across the nation? 

You'll discover the good, the bad, and the funny in Weedgalized in Colorado.

Colorado's cannabis culture is more colorful than you imagined! Pot became legal in Colorado on January 1, 2014, and everything changed. The first three years of legalization will never be repeated and are captured here in historical humor and education.

Culture transformed, entrepreneurs descended and people couldn't stop talking about it. Specifically, in the heart of Colorado ski country, everyone was talking to professional bartender and award-winning author, Johnny Welsh.

Here are the good-humored true tales of legalization, including outrageous characters, crazy products, inventive businesses, laid-back budtenders, out-of-work drug dealers, cannabis controversies, and tourism booms and busts. 


Wednesday, October 13, 2021

How Can Violence in the Home, School and Workplace be Prevented?

After listening to her interview you will say "WOW - I didn't know this was available to protect myself and my family!"

AND.....you will get answers as to WHY the justice system does little to help.

Domestic Abuse

Sabrina Osso came from violence; her father beat her mother on a regular basis. When she moved out she fulfilled her dream of becoming a dancer and created a one-woman show, "Home Sweet Home."  

She plays different women being abused but it ends with a strong, empowering message. With extensive research in the area of abuse and the alarming statistics, Osso Safe was born.

Domestic violence

Sabrina Osso is the Founder and CEO of OSSO SAFE.  She is a TEDx speaker, real estate agent, and consultant on promoting safety and preventing violence in the workplace, schools, and places of residence. 

Osso Safe approaches the issue of violence in homes, schools, workplaces, and properties. Their vision is for the prevention of home violence through the real estate industry. This is an interesting concept you do not want to miss.

In Sabrina's interview, she explains how abuse should NOT be part of anyone's residency, EVER. She also discusses the connection between violence and pornography and why the legal system often makes horrible matters even worse.

Osso Safe provides consulting services for properties, schools, and workplaces promoting safety and home violence prevention including

  • Risk management
  • Maintaining property reputation training
  • Analysis and diagnosis
  • Better parenting skills training/coaching
  • Coping tools
  • Client education
  • Implementation of response mechanisms

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Wednesday, October 6, 2021

How Does Decluttering Your Life - Improve Your Life?

Clutter can be an enormous weight in all areas of your life. When you clear your clutter you can create the life you desire and share your gifts with the world. You have the wisdom within and Julie’s books on how to declutter your life show you how to access your wisdom and then create a plan of action. 


Julie Coraccio is an award-winning life, and end of life organizer; author, certified life coach; professional declutter’er and host of the podcast Clear Your Clutter Inside & Out and the Reawaken Your Brilliance channel on Paetron.

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During her interview we discussed how living in clutter affects us -- physically and emotionally, and what we can do to change that:


Does your clutter control you or do you control your clutter? Stop letting fear overwhelm you! Learn how you can declutter with Clear Your Clutter Inside & Out from Julie Coraccio and help find internal and external peace, reduce and overcome anxiety, and help eliminate the things (clutter) holding you down and back.

Julie Coraccio’s definition of clutter is this: Clutter is anything that prevents you from creating the life you choose, deserve, and desire. When you clear your emotional clutter, you can say goodbye to the things in your life like knee-jerk emotional responses. By removing clutter you can get closer to living the life you desire!


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Do you speak kindly or critically to yourself? Are you always trying to control people, events, or outcomes? How supportive is the company you keep? Ready to release stress and embrace tranquility?

Say goodbye to the things in your life like unhealthy emotions that are holding you back! Get control of your emotional clutter so your clutter doesn’t control you. Reclaim time, money, sanity, and resources.

Got Clutter? 365 Journal Prompts support you in clearing your emotional clutter and minimalization of unhealthy responses to your feelings.

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Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Are You Bold Enough to Expect Success?

Angela Marshall resigned from twenty years in the corporate world to pursue her purpose - to be unmasked, unchained, and untamed. She struggled through a lavish but sorely lacking lifestyle as an NFL wife.

Success

Angela is a public speaker, professional writer, columnist, bestseller author, creative consultant, ex-NFL wife, and business owner of “In Other Words, By Stone.” Through teaching and sharing motivating topics, Angela has inspired minds to stretch and evolve across the globe. Her heart and passion to liberate, illuminate and motivate others have appropriately nick-named her “wise words woman.” 

Also known as “Author Stone,” Angela is a positive words powerhouse that utilizes her personal life experiences of struggle, strength, and success to captivate audiences and readers abroad. Angela resigned from twenty years in the corporate world to embrace the purpose that has pursued her throughout life - to be unmasked, unchained and untamed. She struggled through a lavish but sorely lacking lifestyle as a former NFL wife. That chapter in her life produced the transparency in her inspiring inquiring minds want to know auto-biography, Reality to Rags to Riches; The Story and Life of an Ex-NFL Wife. Angela has graced influential platforms across the globe and is also a featured author in the Women Who Lead anthology that chronicles successful women across the globe.

In Angela's words:

I was a false replica to everyone and an authentic nothing to myself. I had a lot of unmasking and unchaining to do in order to live as me. 


In her interview, she tells the untold story as an NFL wife and how YOU can experience strength and success in your life as well. She covers these points:

  • Converting the Downs in Life to Wins
  • Making Positive Plays Every Day
  • The Scores That Do Not Count


Life has taken me on a journey that took three major turns, each leading to a road of exploration and discovery; each crafting me into the person who would become skillful at using life’s compass in navigating new directions and negotiating what’s best for me: REALITY is a place that forced me to face life early on "as is." 


The seeds planted during that period are directly responsible for my growth. All of my core values were established. No matter how far I strayed, the experiences throughout that time prepared me for Rags and Riches.


RAGS taught me humility, agility, and possibility. I learned to be grateful when I am served, but more importantly, to be willing to serve others. The events during this period instilled fearless faith that grounded me and prepared me for true Riches.


RICHES is not about what. It’s about who. For me, that means family, friends, and moments. They are true riches that are irreplaceable. If I can replace it, it is not a true treasure.


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This book spotlights Women who Lead! Women who have done amazing things and made extraordinary achievements! It's empowering and inspiring! Each of these amazing women has a beautiful and unique story! As you read each of their phenomenal chapters you will be inspired to strive to achieve greatness in your life!

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Thursday, September 23, 2021

How to Recognize the Signs a Child is Being Abused Sexually

Before five years old, predators came into Sean Wheller's life, using him for sexual purposes until he was nine.  By the time he was seven, Sean was used in child pornography for the next two years.  By nine years old he was drinking, smoking, and addicted to pornography. 

When his family moved from the small Midwestern town he grew up in, the damage was done. But....God rescued him.


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Based on 15 years of previous studies, EcPat USA released a study in 2016 clearly showing that boys are as vulnerable to abuse as girls - YET....when they seek help they are often met with indifference.

Wretch – Haunted by Shadows, Rescued by Jesus is the story of how Sean became a victim of child trafficking and how God led him to a counselor who would change his life forever. This was the beginning of Starfish Ministries Colorado, a 501c3 non-profit working in the fight against child trafficking to provide a voice for boys who are often left out of the conversation.

Sean's story has been heard by over 3.5 million people worldwide. In Sean's interview, he explains the difficulty in exposing this problem and what we can do about it. Our sons are vulnerable targets and yet, not getting the help they need.

His interview is spell-binding. His closing statement says it all: It is not about what people did to you but what God has done for you, in you, and what is now happening through you.

Child pornography/trafficking is a $140 billion business. Sean shares what is happening and what each of us can do to bring change in our communities.

His story will be released on the big screen soon. It is a message the world needs to hear:


child traficking


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Wretch: Haunted by Shadows, Rescued by Jesus focuses on the author's own story of healing from the sexual and physical abuse he experienced as a young boy. Sean Wheeler explores the depression, low self-esteem, negative thoughts, and self-destructive actions that stem from his abuse. 


He discusses the real-life effects of sexual abuse, such as trouble maintaining relationships and jobs. Depending on his faith in God and God's love for him, he began finding answers to his questions such as "Why did this happen?" and "Why would God let this happen to me?" 


In a raw and emotional description of what the long road to recovery looks like, Sean Wheeler writes about his experiences, from the obstacles to finding the right kind of support center, to visiting a therapist, to confronting his memories. 


Writing from the perspective of a man in a situation that often stigmatizes men and boys for wanting help, he aims to help other men find the courage and strength to look for their own healing. 

 

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Saturday, September 18, 2021

If Giving Up is Not an Option, How Do You Stay Determined?

Officers in Blue

2020 was a record year for suicides of police officers in America. There were 236 suicides and approximately 170 inline duty deaths. Officers know the risks of the job but suicide should NOT be one of them.


Scott Medlin has worked as a Police Officer since 2007. Prior to that, he was in the United States Marine Corps. He was deployed for Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003 and 2005. After an honorable discharge from the Marine Corps, he earned his Bachelor's degree and entered law enforcement.


Both as a police officer and a Marine, Scott had to face huge struggles including PTSD, depression, anxiety, and addiction.


In order to save his marriage, Scott had to resign from his job as a K9 officer which caused him deep resentment and despair - feeling like he lost his identity.


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Since the lockdown, there has been an upsurge of mental health challenges in general, but also among police officers. Scott faced these challenges and now teaches others how to become aware of them and overcome them. 


He has helped fellow officers keep marriages together, pull through during hard financial times, overcome depression, and provide encouragement when needed.


In Scott's interview, he shares the struggles and the triumphs of our law enforcement officers but also how we can use the same principles for better mental health no matter what our occupation.  




Mental Health Fight Of The Heroes in Blue

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It's time we start prioritizing mental health as police officers. 

Acknowledge that you are not perfect, follow the methods in this book and

save your own life, and provide protection and service to your community

Once a job of serving their community by providing safety, police officers could rest relatively easy knowing their efforts were worth the sacrifice. However, over the past decade, the trade-offs between the rewards and risks of policing have increasingly sloped toward the latter. 

Today, officers are routinely being confronted with more pressure and scrutiny because of unfortunate bad actions by a few of their own. Then they still encounter constant threats of danger, and continued exposure to the darkest corners of society. 

It is no surprise that policing remains one of the most stressful occupations on the planet – stress that dramatically increases suicide risk among this population. 

This book was written by a police officer and helps anyone through the steps law enforcement officers can take to be shielded from having mental breakdowns or becoming a suicide statistic. 

There are expert consultations of multiple guest authors, who share their expertise in mental health and coaching to bring the most effective treatments available. 

It’s time we start prioritizing mental health as police officers. Acknowledge that you’re not perfect, follow the methods in this book, save your own life, and provide protection and service to your community. 


If Giving Up is Not an Option, How Do You Stay Determined


101 Health Tips For Police Officers is a plethora of practical techniques, habits, quotes, encouraging words, and how to stay healthy in one of the world’s most demanding jobs. This book helps an officer to be physically, mentally, spiritually, and socially fit for duty.


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