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My Interview With Staci Austin

According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, 1 in 3 women will experience domestic violence during their lifetime. My guest, Staci Austin is one of those women.

In 2006, she had it all: a successful career in real estate, a new home, new car, some savings and no debt. Then her abuser entered her life. Today, Staci has rebuilt her life, but she still has some lingering effects from her time with the abuser. In today’s podcast, Staci intimately shares her story of how she survived. Her hope is that someone will hear her story and find the inner strength and courage to escape an abusive relationship or avoid one altogether by recognizing the warning signs.

Get ready. This is a powerful story of survival, and hope…

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Broken…

When a car breaks down, we get it repaired. Why don’t we fix ourselves?

All of us are broken in some way. Our lives might look good, even perfect on social media, but we hide our true selves. All of us have past hurts, pain, unresolved issues and great memories. This makes us who we are.

We can fix our emotional brokenness through self-work. People avoid this kind of work because it’s hard to really look at yourself, your flaws and patterns which don’t serve you well. But doing the hard work on yourself is so worthwhile. Take the first brave step to freedom. And keep going…

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From The Inside…

If you believe everything you see on social media, you might think that everyone’s life is perfect. It’s not. We show people the outside, not the pain, the hurts, struggles and worries of life. Remember this when interacting with others. We don’t know what’s going on inside…

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Remember Me?

In 2018, my first book was published. The book is called, “Killing My Father Then Finding Him.” The theme of the book is about how I came to forgive both of my parents for the abuse and neglect I felt all through my childhood. I hid my upbringing from my friends in school. I masked it well because recently I read a short piece one of my childhood friends wrote about me and why he was buying the book. He wrote, “what I remember about John was his passion for life and his genuine concern for others.”


If you are holding onto pain from your past, I encourage you to do the work on yourself to heal. I did, and I promise it isn’t easy, but nothing worthwhile ever is.

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Interview With Cheryl Williams

podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-determined-people-podcast/id1545647376

Cheryl Williams is a survivor and a fighter. She was abused emotionally, physically, sexually and spiritually until her teenage years when she was placed in foster care. She has healed from the trauma of her life, and now dedicates her life to foster kids. Click on the link to listen to our lively interview…

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The Resilience Breakthrough Podcast

I had the privilege of being a guest on “The Resilience Breakthrough Podcast “ hosted by Christian Moore and Dave Biesinger. This was a fun, lively and impactful conversation. We address a lot of societal and cultural issues of today. Our open dialogue will move you and, hopefully, allow you to see the world through a new prism. Click on the link to listen:

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Horrific Life Experiences…

I have a gift. People willingly share their personal stories with me without prompting from me. I’m honored to listen. Every person’s story involves hardship, loss, pain. Some are stories of rape, abuse and control. People do horrible, unthinkable things to other people. Please be kind to everyone you meet. You don’t know what lies beneath…

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Struggling Kids…

Yesterday I was privileged to speak to a group of foster children. It felt great to be speaking again, especially with kids. I was an insecure, angry, struggling kid myself, and because of my upbringing I connect with kids.

If a child reached out to you, please take the time to engage with them. Kids today need hope, they need validation, and they need us…

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