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Episode 25: Starting Over

Claire AshmanClaire Ashman spent most of her life unwillingly in different cults. Almost four decades later she woke up to reality and walked away from the only environment she had known. She left the cult, her husband and raised eight children on her own. She spent years of soul searching and professional counseling to get her life back on track. Today, Claire is an aspiring author and an anti-cult activist. She travels around Australia sharing her life journey and helping others in similar circumstances to deal with the challenge.

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Music Credits

Intro: Don’t Hold Back (Grow and Soar) by KOÄN
2010 – Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial (3.0)

Episode 24: Nothing Is Impossible

Nancy ONancy O is an American best-selling author, a TV presenter, radio announcer, a business owner and an entrepreneur. She’s also a passionate domestic violence advocate and a cancer survivor. Nancy is a woman with a mission, and she is on fire. She is unstoppable!

Her life has been an unbelievably epic journey, and the paths are laden with pain, heartache and obstacles at every turn.

She was an innocent young country girl who dared to move to the big city to pursue her dreams. There she was lured and gang raped by a pack of soldiers who then threw her severely injured body out on the street. She was lucky to stay alive.

Later on, she was a victim of domestic violence. She was beaten, locked in the closet for days and almost died from rat poisoning. Her children were taken away from her, and she was left homeless. She moved to America where she was a foreigner, barely spoke a word of English, broke, homeless and lived on the streets.

Despite her circumstance she defined the odds and achieved the impossible.

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Music Credits

Intro: Don’t Hold Back (Grow and Soar) by KOÄN
2010 – Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial (3.0)

Episode 16: Your Story Is Your Medicine

Sophia Wise OneYour story is your medicine. Your suffering is part of your sacred experience.

Sophia is a wise, unconventional and enlightened woman. In this interview she’s sharing and showing you some simple yet very powerful and insightful tips of how to make peace with the bully that lives within your mind and heal from the negative, destructive and damaging self talk.

To get in touch with Sophia visit her website here.

Music Credits
Intro: Don’t Hold Back (Grow and Soar) by KOÄN
2010 – Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial (3.0)

Episode 15: How to Deal with Anger, Blame, Shame and Guilt

Shanti Zimmermann“Holding onto anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die.”Buddha

Everybody has to deal with anger, shame, blame and guilt from time to time. And it’s perfectly normal but when you allow anger and guilt to consume you then you must learn how to deal with them because these toxic emotions will eat away and destroy your self worth. If left unchecked they will rob you of your peace and happiness.

She was raped and bullied but she refused to view herself as a victim. She is determined not to let her past rule her future. In this interview Shanti explains how you too can let go of these emotions and make peace with your past.

Shanti’s intimate workshop will be available in September. Please follow this link for more info.

Music Credits
Intro: Don’t Hold Back (Grow and Soar) by KOÄN
2010 – Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial (3.0)

Episode 14: Turn Your Pain into Purpose

Marium ZulfiqarResentment will kill you, anger will kill you but if you can turn your pain into love than nothing can touch you.

She was raped and had a miscarriage at the tender age of 12.

She was suicidal, suffering from mental illness and being locked in a psychiatric hospital for a great period of time.

Today Marium Zulfiqar is a happy, healthy 20 years old passionate campaigner and speaker and a mental well being coach. She’s here today sharing her life journey and hoping to raise awareness on mental health issues and ending sexual violence.

Music Credits
Intro: Don’t Hold Back (Grow and Soar) by KOÄN
2010 – Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial (3.0)