Episode 020: Sarah Thompson & learning to trust her inner wisdom

January 15, 2019

About Sarah: 

Sarah is a coach, bodyworker, and founder of Ready For Radiance LLC.   She has learned the art and science of support, empowerment, and growth through her own journey out of an abusive relationship and into purposeful living.  The journey has included extensive training as a coach with highly skilled teachers, and profound transformation through bodywork and development as a massage therapist.  Sarah primarily works with women who feel stuck in patterns that they know are getting in the way of shining as bright, standing as tall, and living as powerfully as they know deep down they were meant to.  Her work supports integration of your unique picture of physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual life to deepen your experience of personal radiance. 

She can be reached at sarah@readyforradiance.com, or in her free Facebook community, currently just for women, called Women in Wisdom. 

 

SHOW NOTES:

00:05 - Introduction to podcast

00:29 - Introduction to Sarah Thompson

01:27 - Sarah shares her journey

04:37 - Misconceptions of what an abusive relationship looks like

08:04 - It was important to have friends express their concerns

09:27 - A woman might not feel safe to get out

09:50 - Sarah makes a phone call and is given an opportunity to get out

11:20 - Sarah's in Graduate school without support for what she's experienced

12:33 - Sarah acknowledges she was the victim of domestic violence

13:55 - Sarah's biggest lesson

17:11 - Listening to inner guidance leads to awareness of personal growth

20:19 - The opposite of depression is a really rich life.

21:13 - Sarah share's advice for those going through a similar experience

25:29 - Sarah's final thoughts

 

About your host:

Sandra Dawes is a recovering control freak and excuse maker who works with clients struggling with similar issues. She holds an Honors BA, an MBA and a certificate in Dispute Resolution. After the passing of her father and circumstances that followed, she suffered from bouts of depression and sought the help of psychotherapists. Unwilling to seek pharmaceutical assistance to deal with her chronic unhappiness, she was lead on a journey of self-awareness and forgiveness that changed her life in deep and meaningful ways.

Sandra enjoys spending time with friends and family, her partner Satnam and her dog Lulu. She published her first book Embrace Your Destiny: 12 Steps to Living the Life You Deserve in 2013.

Sandra was added to the Wall of Role Models by the Diversity Advancement Network in July 2016.

You can find more articles and learn more about Sandra and the programs and products she offers at www.embraceyourdestiny.ca.

You can also find Sandra in the following places:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EmbraceYourDestiny

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

Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/mbraceurdestiny

Episode 019: Brandi Collier & following her calling

December 24, 2018

About Brandi:

 

Brandi Joi Collier was born June 23, 1979 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

She was the third and youngest child of her mother’s children and her father’s first born. From the day one she was not born into love but rather a place of hate. Her parents were in a toxic relationship which ended due lack of trust and infidelity.

This negativity followed her from childhood to her adulthood, she never had a healthy relationship with none of the men in her immediate family except for her grandfather the late Joseph R. Kadle. It was hard for Brandi to see men in a positive light due to the destructive patterns she was forced to deal with.

She thought all men leave their children because that were not good enough. And their dads had to find other families to take care of because God gave them a bad batch of children. Brandi kept this horrible vision in her head as her father, brothers, and biological father of her daughter had done so.

For years of her life she had lost hope in finding and having her own family to love her. And having her dream career of being a journalist ever coming a reality. But Brandi still kept on writing letters to herself, poetry, and essays as a way of escape from negative and abusive home life.

She would spend many years of her life searching for the right career and many jobs that did not fit her because writing kept calling her name. She had even more obstacles placed in front of her when her only child was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder before her fifth birthday.

Fast forward to June 2016 Brandi’s daughter Ameerah graduated from high school and the next month after that she got married to the man of her dreams, Gregory C. Collier Jr. They have been happily married for two years now. Also, in 2018 Brandi re-released her first fiction book “No! I’m just protected” and on September 20th the sequel “Of God and Justice” in eBook format with be released. The print released date will be announced later.

Brandi wants her life story to be to be a lesson to women, men, or anyone who feel stuck in a destructive hold pattern, they can get out. And there is life on the other side of whatever situation you may find yourself in currently. That no matter who or what you are you can live the life of your dreams. 

Fan Page: www.facebook.com/brandicollier623

Twitter: @LadaysoulStar

Snapchat: writerchick623

 

SHOW NOTES:

00:06 - Introduction to podcast

00:28 - Introduction to Brandi 

02:16 - Brandi shares her journey

03:58 - Brandi decides she wants to thrive, not survive

04:20 - Brandi realizes she wants to impact people's lives through her writing

05:47 - God wants us to be happy!

06:07 - Brandi get's a cancer diagnosis

06:56 - Brandi understands she was giving too much of her power to others to determine her outcome

07:25 - Unhappiness in your situation is a sign you're destined for greater

07:36 - Brandi's family blames her for her daughter's autism

11:45 - Don't be afraid to hurt people's feelings!

14:47 - Message for those 40+: The best is yet to come!

16:17 - Brandi's biggest lesson

18:55 - Never take advice for someone passively sitting still

19:57 - Brandi's advice for others

23:07 - You have the right to distance yourself from negative people

27:20 - Self-care is a necessity

28:25 - Don't be afraid to be alone

36:39 - Brandi's final thoughts

 

About your host:

Sandra Dawes is a recovering control freak and excuse maker who works with clients struggling with similar issues. She holds an Honors BA, an MBA and a certificate in Dispute Resolution. After the passing of her father and circumstances that followed, she suffered from bouts of depression and sought the help of psychotherapists. Unwilling to seek pharmaceutical assistance to deal with her chronic unhappiness, she was lead on a journey of self-awareness and forgiveness that changed her life in deep and meaningful ways.

Sandra enjoys spending time with friends and family, her partner Satnam and her dog Lulu. She published her first book Embrace Your Destiny: 12 Steps to Living the Life You Deserve in 2013.

Sandra was added to the Wall of Role Models by the Diversity Advancement Network in July 2016.

You can find more articles and learn more about Sandra and the programs and products she offers at www.embraceyourdestiny.ca.

You can also find Sandra in the following places:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EmbraceYourDestiny

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

Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/mbraceurdestiny

Episode 018: Jennifer Pennell & finding fulfillment beyond the American Dream

December 15, 2018

About Jennifer: 

Jennifer is a play and meditation specialist sought after for her unique approach to personal growth.  She helps women of all ages relearn how to play, as a way to improve vitality, unleash creativity, reduce anxiety and be present in their lives.  Her 10 years of intense meditation studies coupled with 15 years as an executive search consultant working with Fortune 500 companies has helped her support over 150 clients reduce stress and anxiety in the bodies.  Doing so has allowed her clients more easeful living and better relationships with themselves, their partners and their life. She has facilitated over 20 workshops centered around play, meditation, empowerment, and wildness.  Additionally, Jennifer has over 1,000 hours as an IST Practitioner, a meditation-based, healing and regression modality.

Jennifer graduated from UCLA and was an executive search consultant when she found Meditation, and began to study full-time at the Clairvision School of Meditation.  She has been featured in San Diego Home and Garden, Thrive, Ready and Roam, San Diego Voyager, and has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal.  She’s been a featured guest on the Business Blast podcast and has given talks at large philanthropic organizations and the International College of Holistic Studies.  Jennifer lives in San Diego with her husband and two teenagers.

Where to find Jennifer: 

www.shinelevity.com

https://www.facebook.com/shinelevity/

https://www.instagram.com/shinelevity/

 

SHOW NOTES:

00:06 - Introduction to Embrace Your Destiny Podcast

00:27 - Introduction to Jennifer

01:43 - Jennifer shares her story

04:26 - Jennifer feels like something needs to change

05:28 - Jennifer discovers meditation

06:37 - The work begins on the internal crisis

07:18 - Jennifer's relationship with life has changed in a positive way

11:28 - We need to take the time to hold space for the answers we're looking for

16:29 - Jennifer gains insight and starts evaluating HER dreams

19:13 - Resentment can come from not making ourselves a priority

21:48 - Jennifer's biggest lesson

23:20 - You can find a sense of play or fun in any moment

26:48 - Jennifer's advice for others going through something similar

 

About your host:

Sandra Dawes is a recovering control freak and excuse maker who works with clients struggling with similar issues. She holds an Honors BA, an MBA and a certificate in Dispute Resolution. After the passing of her father and circumstances that followed, she suffered from bouts of depression and sought the help of psychotherapists. Unwilling to seek pharmaceutical assistance to deal with her chronic unhappiness, she was lead on a journey of self-awareness and forgiveness that changed her life in deep and meaningful ways.

Sandra enjoys spending time with friends and family, her partner Satnam and her dog Lulu. She published her first book Embrace Your Destiny: 12 Steps to Living the Life You Deserve in 2013.

Sandra was added to the Wall of Role Models by the Diversity Advancement Network in July 2016.

You can find more articles and learn more about Sandra and the programs and products she offers at www.embraceyourdestiny.ca.

You can also find Sandra in the following places:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EmbraceYourDestiny

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

Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/mbraceurdestiny

Episode 017: Amy Johnson & re-evaluating life’s purpose

November 19, 2018

About Amy:

Amy Johnson of AmyJ.co, has built her life and business on the belief that your path can be a casualty of your circumstance or championed by your convictions.  Staying true to this belief, Amy reaffirms her commitment to her convictions daily.  With a structured combination of holistic practice, curated organization, dedicated education and cultivated partnerships – she believes anyone can live a truly balanced and prosperous life.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/amyj.co/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/amyj.co/

 

SHOW NOTES:

00:07 - Embrace Your Destiny podcast introduction

00:28 - Introduction to Amy Johnson

01:06 - Amy shares her story

09:46 - Life can change at any moment!

10:10 - Amy tries to deal with life's chaos

11:05 - Amy gets an opportunity for a fresh start

12:05 - The need to cut ties

15:41 - Removing yourself from relationships can be a good thing for everyone!

16:08 - Amy's biggest lesson

17:16 - Lessons and opportunities can come from negative experiences

20:06 - How tragedy affected Amy as a mother

23:22 - There can be joy in loss

24:25 - Amy's advice for others going through something similar

28:45 - Final thoughts 

 

About your host:

Sandra Dawes is a recovering control freak and excuse maker who works with clients struggling with similar issues. She holds an Honors BA, an MBA and a certificate in Dispute Resolution. After the passing of her father and circumstances that followed, she suffered from bouts of depression and sought the help of psychotherapists. Unwilling to seek pharmaceutical assistance to deal with her chronic unhappiness, she was lead on a journey of self-awareness and forgiveness that changed her life in deep and meaningful ways.

Sandra enjoys spending time with friends and family, her partner Satnam and her dog Lulu. She published her first book Embrace Your Destiny: 12 Steps to Living the Life You Deserve in 2013.

Sandra was added to the Wall of Role Models by the Diversity Advancement Network in July 2016.

You can find more articles and learn more about Sandra and the programs and products she offers at www.embraceyourdestiny.ca.

You can also find Sandra in the following places:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EmbraceYourDestiny

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

Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/mbraceurdestiny

Episode 016: Bunmi Akinnusotu & rediscovering her worth

November 11, 2018

About Bunmi:

Bunmi Akinnusotu is a first-generation American who spent countless hours listening to her Nigerian relatives argue and debate world politics. Though born and raised in the rebel state of Rhode Island, the idea of a world outside of America has always been part of her consciousness and is the motivation behind her podcast, What in the World. She's got lots of degrees, worked for amazing organizations, and smiles at a dope Excel spreadsheet. Bunmi is a recovering collegiate volleyball player, the world's biggest Nina Simone fan and still has a love affair with Chicago. While she's busy trying to become America's first Nigerian-American Ambassador, she works at a small, international affairs non-profit in Washington, DC.

Listen: WERA.fm and Soundcloud

Follow on FaceBook and Twitter!

www.whatintheworldpodcast.com

 

SHOW NOTES:

00:05 - Podcast introduction

00:33 - Introduction to Bunmi 

01:33 - Bunmi shares her journey

07:11 - White House offers tools to help staff with job transition

08:47 - An abundance of job seekers makes things difficult

12:17 - Feelings of not being good enough start to show up

13:58 - Low self-esteem shows up in job interviews

16:18 - What it means to be a responsible adult

17:34 - You can do everything right and still not be in control of the outcome

25:14 - Job rejection leads to seclusion

26:04 - Bunmi's biggest lesson

28:13 - We can't blame ourselves for things we can't change

33:02 - Bunmi humbles herself and accepts a job to survive

37:00 - Remember to be kind and gentle to yourself and others

38:22 - Bunmi shares her advice for job seekers

44:30 - Don't tell people you're applying for jobs!

51:49 - Timing is everything

52:10 - Loosen your grip on life!

 

About your host:

Sandra Dawes is a recovering control freak and excuse maker who works with clients struggling with similar issues. She holds an Honors BA, an MBA and a certificate in Dispute Resolution. After the passing of her father and circumstances that followed, she suffered from bouts of depression and sought the help of psychotherapists. Unwilling to seek pharmaceutical assistance to deal with her chronic unhappiness, she was lead on a journey of self-awareness and forgiveness that changed her life in deep and meaningful ways.

Sandra enjoys spending time with friends and family, her partner Satnam and her dog Lulu. She published her first book Embrace Your Destiny: 12 Steps to Living the Life You Deserve in 2013.

Sandra was added to the Wall of Role Models by the Diversity Advancement Network in July 2016.

You can find more articles and learn more about Sandra and the programs and products she offers at www.embraceyourdestiny.ca.

You can also find Sandra in the following places:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EmbraceYourDestiny

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

Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/mbraceurdestiny

Episode 015: Ashley Rainsbarger & breaking the cycle

November 5, 2018

About Ashley:

Ashley Rainsbarger is The Curvy Happy Healthy Life Coach and creator of The Daily JAM. She helps women stop dieting and start using their inner wisdom to create a happy mind and a healthy body. She has a Master’s Degree in English Pedagogy and is certified in transformational Health and Life Coaching through the Health Coach Institute. Ashley reveals to her clients the power of self-connection and stretches them to go beyond their conceived physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual limits. She believes that every woman is uniquely powerful and has a special gift to share with the world.

Website: www.TheWiserLife.com

The Writer's Weight Loss Club www.facebook.com/groups/writersweightlossclub  

SHOW NOTES:

00:10 - Podcast introduction

00:34 - Introduction to Ashley

01:25 - Ashley shares her journey

02:32 - Ashley decides she wants better for her life

03:22 - Ashley takes control of her life

03:40 - Ashley starts to break the pattern

05:10 - The struggle to find purpose

05:57 - Ashley finds herself trying to fill in the gaps

06:50 - Ashley listens to You are a Badass by Jen Sincero

07:24 - Ashley starts her own business while juggling other responsibilities 

07:46 - Ashley feels in control of her future for the first time in her life

08:24 - Ashley works on her relationship with food

08:57 - Ashley shares her biggest lesson

11:54 - Ashley offers advice

13:32 - Tools used to boost self-esteem and self-confidence

19:35 - Success is inevitable!

20:33 - Consistency is key!

22:10 - Final thoughts

 

About your host:

Sandra Dawes is a recovering control freak and excuse maker who works with clients struggling with similar issues. She holds an Honors BA, an MBA and a certificate in Dispute Resolution. After the passing of her father and circumstances that followed, she suffered from bouts of depression and sought the help of psychotherapists. Unwilling to seek pharmaceutical assistance to deal with her chronic unhappiness, she was lead on a journey of self-awareness and forgiveness that changed her life in deep and meaningful ways.

Sandra enjoys spending time with friends and family, her partner Satnam and her dog Lulu. She published her first book Embrace Your Destiny: 12 Steps to Living the Life You Deserve in 2013.

Sandra was added to the Wall of Role Models by the Diversity Advancement Network in July 2016.

You can find more articles and learn more about Sandra and the programs and products she offers at www.embraceyourdestiny.ca.

You can also find Sandra in the following places:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EmbraceYourDestiny

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

Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/mbraceurdestiny

 

Episode 014: Katherine Pomerantz & changing her relationship with money

October 17, 2018

ABOUT KATHERINE:

Katherine Pomerantz, an actress turned accountant, has capitalized on her artistic background to create a signature tax service for non-traditional entrepreneurs. Her financial expertise has been featured by Discover Card, Buzzfeed, and by self-made millionaire, Caitlin Pyle, on her Work At Home Heroes podcast. Katherine’s unique perspective on money allowed her to open her own accounting firm in less than a year with no previous financial experience. Now, her virtual firm has global reach as she’s helped everyone from ex-pats to international start-ups create profitable business empires of their own. Katherine has become a champion for creative talents in the internet age and relishes debating ethical entrepreneurship over milkshakes and fries.

Connect with her at:

http://bookkeepingartist.com/

https://www.linkedin.com/in/katherinepomerantz/

https://www.facebook.com/thebookkeepingartist/

https://www.pinterest.com/bookkeepingart/pins/

 

SHOW NOTES:

00:09 - Introduction to podcast

00:31 - Introducation to Katherine

01:35 - Katherine shares her journey

03:42 - Starving artist "a badge of honor"?

05:19 - Smart financial choices didn't help Katherine's career

08:18 - Katherine needs funds to pursue her passion

10:15 - Katherine has a revelation

13:42 - Katherine decides to study money

15:07 - Dealing with the perceived dichotomy of small business owner and artist

17:00 - People with money can do incredible things

21:19 - Money isn't a limited resource

31:02 - Self-care is important, don't ignore the signs of neglect!

32:22 - Imposter Syndrome makes an appearance

33:37 - Katherine's biggest lesson

35:12 - Money is just a current of energy

37:17 - Making the shift from scarcity thinking

38:48 - Katherine's advice

39:49 - Start with your personal values

41:40 - Rich isn't about a certain number of zeros!

 

ABOUT YOUR HOST:

Sandra Dawes is a recovering control freak and excuse maker who works with clients struggling with similar issues. She holds an Honors BA, an MBA and a certificate in Dispute Resolution. After the passing of her father and circumstances that followed, she suffered from bouts of depression and sought the help of psychotherapists. Unwilling to seek pharmaceutical assistance to deal with her chronic unhappiness, she was lead on a journey of self-awareness and forgiveness that changed her life in deep and meaningful ways.

Sandra enjoys spending time with friends and family, her partner Satnam and her dog Lulu. She published her first book Embrace Your Destiny: 12 Steps to Living the Life You Deserve in 2013.

Sandra was added to the Wall of Role Models by the Diversity Advancement Network in July 2016.

You can find more articles and learn more about Sandra and the programs and products she offers at www.embraceyourdestiny.ca.

You can also find Sandra in the following places:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EmbraceYourDestiny

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

Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/mbraceurdestiny

Episode 013: Alys Sink & returning home for healing

October 6, 2018

About Alys:

At 6am on August 12th, 2017, Alys' mother woke up fully paralyzed by an undiagnosed illness. Having just completed her Master's program, Alys soon found herself returning to her childhood home to care for her newly disabled mother. A survivor of domestic violence in her childhood, caring for her mother in their family home forced Alys to face the trauma of her past and the reality of her present.

Six months later, scared but radically determined, Alys started her small business and committed herself to a future of self-forgiveness, curiosity, and healing.

Alys is now the owner of RealTalk, LLC an international English tutoring agency committed to creating better language partners and partnerships. She can be found at https://www.alyssink.com or at the links below:

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alys-sink/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/realtalkconsultancy/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/realtalklingo

 

SHOW NOTES:

00:06 - Introduction to podcast

00:43 - Introduction to Alys

01:52 - Alys shares her journey

03:10 - Alys becomes a caregiver to her mother

04:40 - Alys get the opportunity to have honest conversations with her mom

08:45 - Keynote speaker at a conference talks about the importance of building a support network and Alys takes action

10:05 - Alys takes moment of silence to figure things out

12:02 - Intention was a key component in building support system

12:44 - The people you surround yourself with shape how you feel and your experiences

15:01 - It's okay to remove negative people from your life

19:31 - Alys' biggest lesson

20:43 - The experience gave Alys the clarity to start her own business

21:19 - If you want to do something, do it today!

23:55 - Doing what Alys is passionate about gives her the energy to do other things

27:41 - Alys' advice

32:04 - Final thoughts

 

About your host:

Sandra Dawes is a recovering control freak and excuse maker who works with clients struggling with similar issues. She holds an Honors BA, an MBA and a certificate in Dispute Resolution. After the passing of her father and circumstances that followed, she suffered from bouts of depression and sought the help of psychotherapists. Unwilling to seek pharmaceutical assistance to deal with her chronic unhappiness, she was lead on a journey of self-awareness and forgiveness that changed her life in deep and meaningful ways.

Sandra enjoys spending time with friends and family, her partner Satnam and her dog Lulu. She published her first book Embrace Your Destiny: 12 Steps to Living the Life You Deserve in 2013.

Sandra was added to the Wall of Role Models by the Diversity Advancement Network in July 2016.

You can find more articles and learn more about Sandra and the programs and products she offers at www.embraceyourdestiny.ca.

You can also find Sandra in the following places:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EmbraceYourDestiny

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

Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/mbraceurdestiny

Episode 012: Amber Doll & moving forward no matter what

September 30, 2018

ABOUT AMBER:

At 12 years old, Amber Doll's world changed when her mother passed away. The struggle to process the loss of her mother and to care for her family, led Amber to abusive relationships, sexual assaults, a teenage pregnancy, her daughter being taken away from her, anxiety and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Despite these challenges, she remains positive that she and each of us can actively build our best life.

You can find Amber using the following links:

Facebook: https://bit.ly/2wtBcH4

Instagram: www.instagram.com/ambercdoll

 

SHOW NOTES:

00:04 - Introduction to podcast

00:26 - Introduction to Amber Doll

01:07 - Amber shares her journey

01:57 - Amber runs away from home at 15

02:25 - Amber's relationship gets physically abusive

02:50 - Amber's aunt and uncle get involved

03:18 - Amber receives a case worker's card

03:45 - The courts decide it's best to terminate Amber's parental rights

04:10 - Amber builds a relationship with her daughter without parental rights

05:58 - Amber is committed to becoming the type of person her daughter can look up to

06:17 - Amber is currently dealing with PTSD

09:22 - The triggers to Amber's PTSD are revealed

11:52 - The importance of having positive example of womanhood

13:55 - Amber got a chance to know her father as a person, not an addict

15:05 - Intuition has kept Amber grounded

17:42 - Surround yourself with teachers

19:38 - Amber's biggest lesson

24:54 - Worrying about the thoughts and opinions of others

30:42 - Amber's advice

Episode 011: Samary Polnett & growing up in the midst of chaos

September 18, 2018

Samary is a children's author, speaker and coach. She is the owner of Path 2 Purpose + founder of Beauty is You, INC. Samary is a confidence + Mindset coach to moms, wives and other nurturing women of the world. She helps her clients achieve their goals + live a more fulfilled life without guilt. Through Beauty is You, INC. Samary is able empower, inspire + educate young girls, teens + women in the community to be more confident, connect with community leaders and learn to find happiness within themselves. Samary is passionate about helping, motivating and inspiring others.  She is blessed to be married to one of the most hardworking man and father and mom to 4 amazing boys (including 1 year old twins!). In her spare time, she enjoys exploring, relaxing with yoga  being a foodie, and promoting self-love.

www.path2purpose.life

Instagram.com/path_2_purpose

Facebook.com/Path2purposecoaching

Twitter.com/path_2_purpose

 

SHOW NOTES:

00:07 - Introduction to podcast

00:47 - Introduction to Samary Polnett

01:50 - Samary shares her journey

02:42 - Dealing with an abusive father

03:58 - Samary realizes her mom stays to maintain security for her daughters

04:44 - Anger shifts to understanding

06:06 - Experience motivates Samary to help others

06:51 - The importance of having a positive support system

08:26 - How the past affects Samary's current situation

08:58 - Awareness of emotional triggers

11:22 - Samary's biggest lesson

13:38 - "If I can do it, you can too!"

16:50 - The importance of patience

17:47 - Samary's advice

21:25 - Negative experience as a teacher

22:39 - You can tak control of the direction of your life!