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Everyone goes through their own trials and tribulations but it’s about overcoming them through not only mental strength but vocally. To grow from your past and help others on their own journey. It only takes one spark to start a fire.

Navigate With Soul
  • Tough childhood: Jennifer Lynn McGraw and her sisters were victimized by abuse throughout their childhood. I interviewed Jennifer for this podcast and she thrived in spite of her past.
  • Jennifer remained silent about her abuse until her youngest son entered college. Then she felt ready to start writing down her life’s journey.
  • She published her first book, Changing Lanes from Hell to Heaven, on Amazon to share her story and connect with others.
  • After a while, Jennifer took her books off the shelf to remodel, edit, and overall create something even more fulfilling, which is now called, Navigating with Soul.
  • Jennifer is a nurse as well as a mentor to many. She has been studying and practicing wellness for over 30 years. Focusing on teens, she encourages them to mentor in a win win situation.

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Stacy’s Journal

Welcome to Stacy’s Journal! In this segment, I let you peek into my journal as I share my thoughts on a topic or resilience resource.

Jennifer mentioned that she wanted to be a voice, or a champion, for those who feel like they can’t express themselves or speak up about abuse. She herself was afraid of the repercussions from her family. Victims are the ones who remain silent. I would like to encourage anyone who has been a victim, whether it’s from abuse, or some other life event, to start writing it down. Writing helps you get it out of your head, find words for what’s happened to you, and helps you gain power over those thoughts and that event rather than letting it have power over you. You never have to share it with anyone at all. It’s incredibly healthy and even life-changing to write about those tough times. It can be personal, just for you.  Just start with 10 minutes a day in a journal and see where that takes you.

That’s all we have for today. Last episode, Luiza Coscia shared some great strategies for raising children to be resilient. – so, if you need to help your children to be more resilient, you might want to go back and have a listen. Next week, we’ll interview Melissa Pierce who became a widow and single parent overnight.

I love interacting with our listeners on social media. We’re on Pinterest, Facebook, YouTube, and just about anywhere you can hold a great virtual conversation. Plus, I answer all my emails personally, so feel free to email me: stacy{at}stacybrookman{dot}com.

 

100 Most Important Memoirs of the Past 200 Years

Our memoir of the day is Boy: Tales of Childhood written in 1984 by Roald Dahl. Throughout his young days at school and just afterwards, a number of things happened to Dahl, which made such a tremendous impression he never forgot them. This is the remarkable story of his childhood; tales of exciting and strange things – some funny, some frightening, all true. It describes his life in Britain from birth until leaving school, and how his childhood experiences led him to writing as a career.  Check out Boy: Tales of Childhood and all the memoirs on this list at stacybrookman.com/100memoirs.

 

 

 


About: Jennifer Lynn McGraw

Jennifer Lynn McGraw is a Registered Nurse Certified in Maternal Newborn as well as a Certified Diabetes Educator and  Nutritionist. She has spent many years in Health Education and helping young adults manage their diets and exercise. Her goal is to help adolescents learn how to change their thought patterns, behaviors, and ultimately the direction of their life. She teaches them how to create a window where positive energy replaces the negative, and fills them with a sense of well-being.

 

Links:

Website:  JenniferLynnMcGraw.net

Facebook Page: Jennifer Lynn McGraw

Twitter: @navigatesoul

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