Saturday, August 24, 2019

How to Live Life Like a Dog


Maureen Scanlon is the founder and CEO of Maureen Scanlon Life Coaching. She is a relationship expert, motivational speaker, and positive change integrator who has successfully helped people make positive changes to overcome past experiences and negative thinking.

Most people go through their daily routines oblivious to the beauty of life and others around them. They often do not realize the impact they have on the world -- and miss out on so much. 

Maureen was in an abusive marriage to an alcoholic. While her young daughters were asleep in the next room, her ex-husband tried to strangle her. As she was starting to blackout, she realized she HAD to survive because no one could care for or love her babies as she did. It gave her the strength she needed to turn the situation around by inner strength.

Maureen has lived the pain of having to admit her daughter to a mental health institution when she was suicidal and fighting drug addiction. This made Maureen feel like a total failure as a mother. Yet, through these experiences, she has learned coping skills that she can now share as a Life Coach.

Her faith, stubbornness, and sheer determination helped her to realize that she was the only one who could change the circumstances of her life. This is when she recognized the ability her pet had to live life at the moment. 

If you like dogs, know a dog, love a dog, wish you could think like a dog, you MUST listen to this interview.  You will thoroughly enjoy and relate.


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Monday, August 19, 2019

Living in a World of Sexual Secrets






Patricia Eagle was thirteen when the sexual relationship with her father - a relationship that began when she was four years old -- ended. Patricia's journey is one of courage and hope as she finds the strength to see what was unseeable - and finally speaks the unspeakable to help herself and others.





For Patricia, shame became too great a burden. Not speaking up added to that weight. Sexual abuse is so prevalent - so many abused children, so many perpetrators injured in some way that leads them to inflict injury - and all this in our big world of secrets. How can anyone get help when we don't talk about this? Patricia decided to step into that pool of courageous survivors who have told their story. She believes that continuing to stay silent would have killed her.

In Patricia's interview, she addresses the questions many people have regarding the sexual abuse of children.


  • Have attitudes about addressing childhood sexual abuse changed? What can we do to erase
the stigmas about openly discussing these issues?
  • How can we protect children from sexual abuse? Are there signs to watch out for?
  • How can our culture help perpetrators understand the harm they cause and get the
help they need? 
  • Childhood sexual abuse survivors are at a greater risk of PTSD, depression and other mental health issues. 




Patricia Eagle’s extraordinary memoir, ‘Being Mean,’ is a testament to the power of the human spirit to prevail over childhood sexual trauma, heal itself in the act of truth-telling, and emerge from the depths of confusion with survivor’s wisdom and an open, generous heart. Eagle’s humor, candor, and determination to bring compassionate understanding to the darkest of crimes separates this book from the majority of abuse memoirs; so does her spirited refusal to sacrifice sexual freedom and pleasure to the fire of childhood incest.

Daring, beautifully written, and filled with unforgettable moments, ‘Being Mean’ is one brave woman’s story of soul retrieval and finding her way through the mysteries of love.



BUY HERE: Being Mean: A Memoir of Sexual Abuse and Survival

CONNECT WITH PATRICIA HERE:

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Tuesday, August 13, 2019

How to Counter the Lies You Tell Yourself

Tina Yaeger is an author, podcast host, licensed counselor, life coach, and a speaker with a passion for encouragement.  

Tina teaches how to bust through common lies women believe and how to counter falsehoods.  A self-image makeover helps women identify the issues which handicap them and how to recognize and refute negative self-talk.  She will help you unlock the secrets to mental strength and to recognize common habits that can be toxic.




Tina is 'wired' as an encourager and is passionate about helping others who struggle with low self-worth.  As a young teenager, she felt unlovable which led to an eating disorder that lasted into her college years.  During her third year of college, still in the grip of the eating disorder, she was assaulted and has vivid memories of shuffling along the gutter, leading for death after this attack. 

In her interview she discusses:
  • the key ways to identify a lie
  • specific lies about femininity and significance
  • how to counter falsehoods



Tina Yaeger's newly released book Beautiful Warrior:  Finding Victory over the Lies Formed Against You is a must-read for anyone dealing with identity and self-worth issues.

Click here to purchase  on her website






In Beautiful Warrior, licensed therapist Tina Yeager shows you how to overthrow your own self-defeating patterns. Through easy-to-understand biblical references, end-of-chapter questions, and empowerment opportunities, she demonstrates how you can soar over common obstacles that often keep women from healthy self-esteem. 

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Sunday, August 4, 2019

Do You Want to Be the One Who Starts the Chain Reaction?


Darrick T. Miller Jr. is an author and motivational speaker who is reaching his generation -- black male and female millennials. His books are written with a two-fold purpose. First to inspire hope and faith to a generation of men and women who feel there is little hope for them. And, secondly, to anyone who wants to understand and relate with millennials.
No matter what your age or race, Darrick has tremendous insight and passion to help others. His message: DARE TO BE YOU! and Do NOT allow circumstances to change you. Each of us can benefit from Darrick's books and this interview.



Darrick's books are designed to guide and direct you as well as ignite your dreams despite any negative circumstances, age, or race. He discusses subjects that are taboo in many circles - but desperately need to be shared.
Darrick believes that each of us has a message that can make an impact. All we need to do is find our gifts and calling.