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Everyone has those AHA moments or events that change our lives for better or worse. These life altering events occur in every aspect of our professional, personal, and in the lives of our family. Try as we may, it is impossible to completely separate the events in our personal life from our professional life. Believe me, I tried and failed miserably. Life altering events present us with opportunities to seize the moment and make difference in our own life, the lives of our loved one, friends and business associates. They also can be a fork in the road where we can fall apart or pick up the pieces and start moving forward toward better times and better people. It is never too late to have the life you want and deserve. Let’s talk about it. Life Altering Events airs live every Tuesday at 8 AM Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica Empowerment Channel.

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Everyone has those AHA moments or events that change our lives for better or worse. These life altering events occur in every aspect of our professional, personal, and in the lives of our family. Try as we may, it is impossible to completely separate the events in our personal life from our professional life. Believe me, I tried and failed miserably. Life altering events present us with opportunities to seize the moment and make difference in our own life, the lives of our loved one, friends and business associates. They also can be a fork in the road where we can fall apart or pick up the pieces and start moving forward toward better times and better people. It is never too late to have the life you want and deserve. Let’s talk about it. Life Altering Events airs live every Tuesday at 8 AM Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica Empowerment Channel.

    Challenge Athletes Foundation Disabled is not Unable

    Challenge Athletes Foundation Disabled is not Unable

    In 1994, an effort to help one man launched a global change in the way athletes with physical challenges are perceived and perceive themselves. Jim MacLaren was an exceptional athlete, first as an amputee and then as a quadriplegic. After losing his leg in a motorcycle accident, Jim became a pioneer, achieving feats that others never thought possible for amputees. Jim may no longer be with us, but his legacy lives on through Team CAF.

    Challenged Athletes Foundation vision is to be a recognized leader in a movement through which physically challenged athletes are accepted and respected at the same level as able-bodied athletes, to have a great and significant impact on each physically challenged athlete served, and to reach out to the physically challenged community by providing inspiration, awareness and mentoring.

    CAF is proud to have played a pivotal role in changing the world's perception and acceptance of those with physical challenges.

    This is an amazing organization!

    • 55 min
    Women Elevating Women

    Women Elevating Women

    I raised two daughters as a single father. It was both the most challenging yet the most rewarding experience of my life. It helped me to become acutely aware of the obstacles women face in many areas, be it health care or career choices or job advancement or starting and funding a business. I learned that the deck is often stacked against women. I want my daughters to have every opportunity to succeed and to be able to follow and achieve their goals and dreams. What I learned was basic things that one would believe are a given are not a given for women.
    Nothing has come easy. Women decided they must take their issues into their own hands in order to receive the rights and respect they have earned and deserve. But How? Then I met Susan Golden, the founder of Golden Leadership LLC and discovered she is the type of woman with the skills and tenacity to help elevate the professional life for women. Listen to how she is helping women to overcome barriers and follow their dreams.

    • 50 min
    Overcoming the Obstacles

    Overcoming the Obstacles

    As we all know life isn’t fair. For some people things just seem to fail into place. They win the DNA lottery. Born into a good situation. This is nice if you can get it, but for the vast majority of us, life is a struggle. It is particularly more difficult when you are considered different. Different race, color, creed, religion, culture, physical, mental or emotional disability – now on top of any of those differences add the fact that you are a woman from a culture that doesn’t place education of women as a priority. In many cases the odds are not in your favor.
    Now this is not always the case, but when you are raised in an environment where the expectation is life isn’t going to get much better than this, it is extremely difficult to find the courage and the encouragement to break away.
    My guest today is Remy Meraz who has faced those struggles and is willing to do what it takes to overcome every obstacle. This is a story everyone must hear.

    • 55 min
    Encore: The Invisible Disabilities - Addressing Neurological Disorders

    Encore: The Invisible Disabilities - Addressing Neurological Disorders

    The most heart breaking life altering event is discovering your child has been diagnosed for an incurable disease or disability. As a parent your world falls apart. How did this happen? What did I do wrong? What can I do now? Who do I go to for help? Will my child need a full time care taker? I will not put my child in a home! Will he/she be able to attend school? What kind of school? Will he/she be able to live an independent life? How will my child survive after I die?
    Some disabilities are obvious. People can see a child in a wheel chair, spinal bifida or cerebral palsy and maybe even understand what a family is going through. But what able the invisible disabilities.
    But what about Neurodevelopment disorders like autism or ADHC. The outward signs are not obvious. We have all seen people react as if a child with these disorders is simply unruly, or the parents cannot control their child. These reactions add to the already overwhelming stress for these families.

    • 53 min
    Encore: Five Years to Live

    Encore: Five Years to Live

    MY FAMILIES life altering event was the call that everyone dreads there has been an accident any your 24 year old son is paralyzed. That was the call my parents and sister received on August 11, 1985.

    See how my brother Steve and the rest of our family addressed this devastating life altering event. Steve will take you through his life prior to the accident, what he remembers about the accident, his surgery, the long and very difficult rehabilitation process as he picked up the pieces of his life.

    He also describes the trauma or his relationship ending and the ongoing battles with the insurance companies and finally his amazing accomplishments since the accident.

    • 50 min
    Remembering Our Loved Ones

    Remembering Our Loved Ones

    As we approach Christmas, we often reminisce about our loved one who are no longer with us. One of the most heart wrenching life altering events is the loss of a loved one. Today we have 2 guests. One will discuss the impact of the loss of a mother for adult children. One will discuss every parent’s worst nightmare the death of her child. Death and taxes are things we cannot avoid. The majority of us will eventually go through the ordeal of burying a parent. However unless you have experienced it yourself, no one, can comprehend the loss of their child. Either case can tear a family apart or bring you closer together. The choice is up to you. The key message of this episode to everyone facing the loss of a loved one is to cherish your family. Cherish your background, culture and traditions; because when all is said and done, the only thing you have is your family. Friends, jobs and acquaintances come and go, but family is forever. This episode with touch your heart.

    • 57 min

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