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- 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

Connect with Jeffrey here



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. 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.


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


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.


FREE - 30 Minute Coaching Session - Click here

FREE - This book can change your life!








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.


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.