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Finding hope, inspiration and a sense of belonging from entrepreneurs who beat traumatic experiences and share their story of triumph.

Lemonspark Barbara Zabawa

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Finding hope, inspiration and a sense of belonging from entrepreneurs who beat traumatic experiences and share their story of triumph.

    Divorce and Kids: How Having Them Saved Bridgette Stewart

    Divorce and Kids: How Having Them Saved Bridgette Stewart

    Meet Bridgette Stewart, a Senior Lecturer and Director of Integrative Wellness at the University of West Georgia. Bridgette recently went through a divorce and found herself struggling to make sense of it. But what got her through that difficult time were here kids and making time for self-reflection. Bridgette shares her heartfelt story in this podcast episode. You can learn more about Bridgette by following her on Facebook at Bridgette Stewart, Twitter at stewie4032 and email at bstewart@westga.edu. 

    • 19 min
    From Childhood Abuse to World Traveler and Author: Joric McLean

    From Childhood Abuse to World Traveler and Author: Joric McLean

    Meet Joric McLean - the ONLY Joric McLean in the world. Born in the United States, he now is an expatriate living in Portugal. But he wouldn't have been so worldly if it hadn't been for a painful childhood full of severe physical and mental abuse by his stepmother. Come hear how Joric managed to live through the many lonely days and nights locked in a cold, dark basement and how that has led him to be the incredible person he is today. You can learn more about Joric by reading his books Magnet of Madness (Volumes I and II), his story in The Lemonade Stand as well as following him on Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube. Some links are below:

    https://www.amazon.com/Joric-McLean/e/B08Y5PPSS1%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share
    https://lemonadelegend.com/joric-mclean-author/
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMRmoTqo6SFphbQc0qfz17w

    • 19 min
    From Bedridden to Hiking: Stephanie Corder the Warrior Mompreneur

    From Bedridden to Hiking: Stephanie Corder the Warrior Mompreneur

    Stephanie Corder was a busy mom living life to its fullest when chronic illness stopped her in her tracks. For seven years, Stephanie struggled to get out of bed and find peace with the pain. Western medicine failed her. But then, by some miracle and her own research, Stephanie found a cure and was able to become active once again. Listen to her inspiring story and learn more about her faith and new way of living as a Facebook Marketer at www.stephaniecorder.biz and follow her on social media under @warriormompreneur. 

    • 25 min
    Beating Cancer Paved Way for Career in Financial Healing

    Beating Cancer Paved Way for Career in Financial Healing

    Meet Dr. Wendy Labat: an author, speaker, entrepreneur and cancer survivor. Dr. Labat had been helping others achieve financial stability when she decided to practice what she preached and purchased insurance protection for severe illness. Little did she know that not long after that purchase, she received a cancer diagnosis. Listen to Dr. Labat explain how that traumatic experience gave her a new appreciation for financial planning, which she now devotes her life to helping others reach financial security. You can learn more about Dr. Labat's business at https://thefinancialcures.com/. You can also follow her on Facebook and LinkedIn @drwendylabat and on Instagram at dr.wendy.labat.

    • 17 min
    Hearing Loss and Job Loss can't Stop Michelle Faust from Achieving Success!

    Hearing Loss and Job Loss can't Stop Michelle Faust from Achieving Success!

    Meet Michelle Faust, founder of Lemonade Legend and storytelling strategist. Michelle has experienced hearing difficulties since childhood, but she was still able to become a top selling professional in the pharmaceutical industry, until they fired her (probably as a result of age discrimination). But that didn't stop Michelle from finding her purpose. In fact, those lemons led her to her purpose, which is not helping others tell their lemons to lemonade stories through books, podcasts and TV. Listen to Michelle's inspiring story and visit her website at  https://lemonadelegend.com/.

    • 34 min
    Divorce and Abuse Leads to Fulfilling Life: Kristine Binder

    Divorce and Abuse Leads to Fulfilling Life: Kristine Binder

    Kristine Binder, teacher, author, runner and mother of five children, can look back now at the time she was going through a divorce because of financial and emotional abuse from her then spouse, and say "100%" that life is now better. Listen to her inspiring story about courage and how she aims to empower women who are experiencing similar challenges through her coaching practice. Learn more about Kristine and the book The Lemonade Stand: From Sour to Sweet, at www.tutulady.org. 

    • 21 min

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