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  • untamed dreams

I DARE YOU!

I DARE YOU! I am giving all of my reader’s permission to grab a good book, a snack and an icy-cold drink and sit back and read. All too often we are in such a hurry that we don’t take the time to relax and get lost in a good book. What book would you […]

By |July 24th, 2017|Blog, Inspiring Stories|0 Comments

Have A Hero and Be A Hero

It doesn’t matter how old you are! Children, teens and adults, want heroes, someone to look up to. Many heroes have had challenges. Some of the challenges are physical while others may be mental or emotional. Since this month is Autism Awareness Month, I chose to focus on heroes who have/had challenges but overcame them […]

By |April 17th, 2017|Blog, Inspiring Stories|1 Comment
  • Eleanor Wasson

28,000 Martinis and Still Counting

Eleanor Wasson

“We are put on this Earth to learn a lesson so we can evolve.”

I had asked my long-time friend and college bestie to participate in my Wonderful Women series. It didn’t take Suzanne long to get back with me, but she didn’t want me to write about the many incredible things she has done […]

By |March 30th, 2017|Blog, Inspiring Stories|0 Comments
  • Beth nesossis

Inspiration Can Come Even During The toughest times

Phyllis, Libby and Mark are very close and devoted to their mother, Beth (short for Elizabeth). Beth grew up in Jackson, Mississippi. At the age of 88, she has seen and lived through many of the changes in the United States. If you think about it, 88 years ago, many households didn’t have indoor bathrooms […]

By |March 29th, 2017|Inspiring Stories|0 Comments

The Unbound Survivor

Jos-Madelaine Standing aka known to simply go by “Jo” is a born and raised Virginian. As a teenager accepted into a world renown school in New York City she lived in multiple major U.S. cities before moving to Canada for nearly ten years where she studied both the creative and fine arts at Universities, Colleges and […]

By |March 25th, 2017|Inspiring Stories|0 Comments

As You Discover Your True Worth, Remain or Become Teachable

Amanda Carlson

Brief background
I grew up in Utah. Got married shortly after graduating high school took one semester of college, and then quit when asked by new husband at that time to stop going and spend the time with him.

Challenges I overcame proved to myself I could do it
The first hurdle was starting the company. The […]

By |March 24th, 2017|Blog, Inspiring Stories|0 Comments
  • Sandra Showalter

It’s Okay To Be You

Sandra Showalter

Captures the photographic memories of a lifetime.

Sandra lives in Houston, Texas.  She owns her own photographic studio, It’s Your Turn Photography. Although I have yet to meet her in person, we have been participating in a professional photographers group that my uncle, Geof got me into “Fortbenders Photographers”. Sandra’s photographic work is very inspiring, […]

By |March 22nd, 2017|Blog, Inspiring Stories|2 Comments
  • Diane Chatterton

My Power Came Back To Me Incrementally

Diane Chatterton

I was born in Santa Ana, California.  I am the second of four children and the only girl. My family moved to Tucson, Arizona at the end of 4th grade and this is where my most formative years took place.  I was always super outgoing, super busy and super involved.  I was a cheerleader for 5 years, cheering every […]

By |March 21st, 2017|Inspiring Stories|0 Comments

I Am The One Accountable For My Own Successes and Failures

Jana Truman

I was probably very challenging to raise.
When I was a little girl, the only purpose my dolls served were for scale for the buildings I built for them.  As the oldest child of a large family, I learned to be very practical and problem solving, for good–or not. Early on I started winning art […]

By |March 18th, 2017|Inspiring Stories|0 Comments

My Life Has Been Richly Blessed By All Of My Babies and Their Birth Mommas

Charlene Cardall

Life started with difficulties
Born at 24 weeks and not breathing upon delivery started life with difficulties.  The most lasting of all of them, the lack of oxygen caused my Cerebral Palsy.  At the time my parents didn’t know what was wrong with me, they just knew that I wasn’t behaving physically like a typical […]

By |March 15th, 2017|Inspiring Stories|0 Comments