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Kandis Wells – Volume 2 Author

Kandis Wells – Volume 2 Author

A Love Letter To Myself: A path to forgiveness by Kandis Wells   I grew up in a small town in Alberta, and being that small town girl is still at the core of who I am today. I've been blessed to live a diverse and exciting life, living all over North America and...

Kim Beck – Volume 2 Author

Kim Beck – Volume 2 Author

Day Zero: The day that changed my life April 10, 1987 by Kim Beck   I am Kim Platis legally, happily married to Bill since 2001. As for my work in real estate I am known as Kim Beck simply because I have been a realtor much longer than I have been Mrs. Platis, so...

Shawna Roch – Volume 2 Author

Shawna Roch – Volume 2 Author

Finding Your Inner Power: You are the secret sauce by Shawna Roch   I am a Mindset & Success Coach, founder of The Aligned Selling Method. I am passionate about helping female coaches, healers and entrepreneurs sell with confidence in a way that feels as easy...

Marisa Lavallee – Volume 2 Author

Marisa Lavallee – Volume 2 Author

The Cabin in the Woods: A young girl's story of survival in the wilderness by Marisa Lavallee Marisa Lavallee had a turbulent life, and because of a nervous breakdown at the age of 14, she left school. Thirteen years later, she returned and went on to get a business...

Lynn Coleman – Volume 2 Author

Lynn Coleman – Volume 2 Author

TALES FROM AN EXPERT FORMER HIDER: How I kicked the hiding habit and learned how to speak up by Lynn Coleman Lynn Coleman is an expert former hider, born in the UK and living in the Netherlands. She has two teenagers, two kittens, and too few hours in the day. After...

Vanessa Downer – Volume 2 Author

Vanessa Downer – Volume 2 Author

EVERYBODY DIES: But today is not my day by Vanessa Downer Vanessa was born and raised in Vancouver, B.C., Canada. She currently resides on Gabriola Island in B.C.  She is currently assisting her father in the day-to-day care of her mother, who has dementia and a type...

Samantha Syvret – Volume 1 Author

Samantha Syvret – Volume 1 Author

IS THIS AS GOOD AS IT GETS?: How I fought my way out of homelessness by Samantha Syvret   Samantha is a mother of three amazing kids. She loves her career as a hairstylist which she has been doing for over 18 years. Samantha would not change anything that has...

CHRISTINE LUCIANI – Volume 1 Author

CHRISTINE LUCIANI – Volume 1 Author

FACING MORTALITY: My new appreciation of life by Christine Luciani   I am a young at heart 63 year old, mother of three fantastic children, nana to two awesome grandchildren, aunt and sister to many, whether related by blood or not. I am also a mom to four fur...

HEATHER SCOTT – Volume 1 Author

HEATHER SCOTT – Volume 1 Author

SEEDS OF NEGATIVITY: Moved me to action by Heather Scott   I am a proud mother of a son, a daughter, and a daughter from another mother (S.S), who have blessed me with ten wonderful nana-children ages 2 - 9, say what! A mother of a potbelly pig named Hunter who...

THERESA WAUGH – Volume 1 Author

THERESA WAUGH – Volume 1 Author

LOVE AND FAMILY: Never stop learning by Theresa Waugh  I was born in Vancouver BC and put up for adoption at a very young age. Some of my siblings I knew, some of my siblings I didn't know until later in life. I was involved in a lot of sports activities growing up...

Jennifer Robertson – Volume 3 Author

Jennifer Robertson – Volume 3 Author

Finding My Voice: How speaking up changed my life by Jennifer Robertson Jennifer grew up living in Canada and the United States. Jennifer experienced trauma in her life. However, she didn’t allow that to keep her down or cause her to dwell on the negative. Jennifer...

Gale Tracey – Volume 3 Author

Gale Tracey – Volume 3 Author

Should I Stay or Should I Go: One woman's struggle with family, failure and freedom by Gale Tracey Gale was born and raised in South Vancouver. Her parents separated when she was seven years old. Her mother struggled to raise four kids on her own, usually working...

Kelly Rhyno – Volume 3 Author

Kelly Rhyno – Volume 3 Author

A Letter to Myself: A path to forgiveness by Kelly Rhyno Kelly moved from the busyness of the big city to a small town in British Columbia. She finds peace and warmth with the people who live there. Most of all, she finds comfort in spending time with her mother, who...

Karla Weiss – Volume 3 Author

Karla Weiss – Volume 3 Author

Unrelentless Courage in the Face of Adversity: Drawing close to God through the life of my son by Karla Weiss Karla currently lives in St. Albert, Alberta, with her four children and husband of 22 years, as well as her two Miniature Siberian Huskies. She is an Amen...

Lyndsey Scott – Volume 3 Author

Lyndsey Scott – Volume 3 Author

Stronger Than Yesterday:  My journey with mental illness by Lyndsey Scott   Lyndsey has had many mountains to climb to get where she is today.  She knows she is not where she expected or planned to be but says she is where she needs to be. No matter what Lyndsey...

Laurene Johansson – Volume 3 Author

Laurene Johansson – Volume 3 Author

NEVER SAY NEVER: My story of surprises by LAURENE JOHANSSON Laurene was born and raised in the farming community of Chilliwack, B.C., and now resides in the suburbs of the Greater Vancouver area. She lives with her partner of 15 years and loves her life. Laurene has a...

Cheyenne Williams – Volume 3 Author

Cheyenne Williams – Volume 3 Author

CRUMBLE AND RISE: Releasing trauma by Cheyenne Williams Cheyenne lives in Canada in the province of beautiful British Columbia. She has made the Fraser Valley her home for many years. Cheyenne has overcome depression and anxiety in her life. Even though she had to...

Charlotte Teggin – Volume 3 Author

Charlotte Teggin – Volume 3 Author

Mizpah: Until we meet again by Charlotte Teggin  Charlotte lives in beautiful Western Canada in the province that claims to be the “Best place on Earth”.  She shares her blessed life with her pugs and ever supporting husband who has always been her rock. Horticulture...

Thorey Sigthorsdottir – Volume 3 Author

Thorey Sigthorsdottir – Volume 3 Author

  At 35, I Finally Cut My Umbilical Cord: How I gave rebirth to myself through finding my voice by Thorey Sigthorsdottir Thorey graduated from the Icelandic Drama School in 1991. Since then, she has been working freelance as an actor, director, teaching voice,...

Annie Redwolf Murphy – Volume 3 Author

Annie Redwolf Murphy – Volume 3 Author

Flame Thrower: My divine spark is stronger than any dark dragon by Annie Redwolf Murphy The single life suites Annie who has lived alone and traveled for many years. She is interested in clean eating, self-healing, meditation and learning a spiritual path. Annie...

Anne-Marie Harris – Volume 3 Author

Anne-Marie Harris – Volume 3 Author

Warrior Women Alchemy: A journey from pain to peace. A soulful evolution through love, wisdom and bravery by Anne-Marie Harris Anne-Marie Harris is a Vancouver Island-based Yoga Practitioner and Photographer who is passionate about creating community and connecting...

Kim Mallory – Volume 3 Author

Kim Mallory – Volume 3 Author

22 Vials: From 60 to zero energy awareness by Kim Mallory Kim Mallory is a creative entrepreneur. A realtor and founder of The Pink Stiletto Women's Network and Chilliwack Citizens for Change. She is a fierce advocate for creating community and making a difference....

Vannessa Fowler – Volume 3 Author

Vannessa Fowler – Volume 3 Author

This Crazy Little Thing Called ADHD: How a late diagnosis changed a nurse entrepreneurs life by Vannessa Fowler Vannessa  is a Registered Nurse currently living in Kelowna, B.C., with her two young adult children, her gorgeous four year old granddaughter and amazing...

Samantha Trarback – Volume 3 Author

Samantha Trarback – Volume 3 Author

Resiliency and Resolution: How I fought for a Diagnosis and Treatment by Samantha Trarback   Samantha is a loving mother and wife. Growing up on Vancouver Island, she never truly felt at home until she moved to Kelowna, B.C., Canada, when she was 17 years old....

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