Tina Mitchell

043: Tragedy to Triumph with Tina Mitchell

By lifewitharwen / June 8, 2021 /

When Tina Mitchell was 5 years old, she often played violin at the local market with her younger sister to help her parents keep the roof over their head. And when her father would come home drunk, her mother would take them down to the train station for the night and pretend to go on a trip with…

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Arwen Becker

042: It’s Okay to Want to Quit, Just Don’t with Arwen Becker (Repost)

By lifewitharwen / May 25, 2021 /

When life is collapsing in on you, yet your personal and professional lives are intertwined, how do you persevere? After 17 years of working together, Arwen and her husband made the decision to sell half of their business and she was going to work for someone else. Arwen saw the sale as an opportunity to…

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Barb Provost

041: Overcoming Imposter Syndrome with Barb Provost

By lifewitharwen / May 18, 2021 /

When Barb Provost’s mom came home from her fourth grade parent-teacher conference, she relayed the teachers’ feedback, “You’re not as smart as the rest of the children, but you’re going to make it.” After hearing this, Barb realized that even if she didn’t fit in now, she knew that her skills and knowledge would be…

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Tia Glover

040: Beauty and Worth are Found Within with Tia Glover

By lifewitharwen / May 11, 2021 /

On a daily basis, Tia Glover found herself defending her appearance at her boarding school when she was just 8 years old. She was surrounded by girls that weren’t of the same race or from the same background, and she always felt like she stood out like a sore thumb. It happened so often that…

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Cody Foster

039: Grandma’s Financial Devastation Altered the Course of His Life with Cody Foster

By lifewitharwen / May 4, 2021 /

When Cody Foster was a junior in college, his mom called one morning and told him that his grandma was losing her café, and that she was going to declare bankruptcy. She was 64 years old, divorced, and was about to lose her sole source of income for the last three decades.  This sent Cody…

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Arwen Becker Riptide

038: When Life Hits Like a Riptide with Arwen Becker

By lifewitharwen / April 27, 2021 /

A fun day almost ended in tragedy when Arwen Becker’s teenage boys were pulled out to sea by a riptide on a deserted beach in Costa Rica. When her husband Randy noticed that they had drifted too far from the shore, he started furiously waiving for them to come in, completely unaware of the level…

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Kymberlee Weil

037: First Improv Performance was Almost Her Last with Kymberlee Weil

By lifewitharwen / April 20, 2021 /

When Kymberlee Weil left the stage after her first improv performance, she told her comedy troop that she wouldn’t be back and apologized. She thought she bombed because even her best friend wasn’t laughing. When the night was over, she told her husband she was retiring from improv, and that comedy performance simply wasn’t for…

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Kelly Lynn Adams

036: Chronic Illness was Her Hidden Blessing with Kelly Lynn Adams

By lifewitharwen / April 13, 2021 /

While working 80+ hours each week, Kelly Lynn Adams’ body was literally breaking down. The red flags were there, but she wasn’t listening. When her body finally gave way, her doctor had no choice but to send her to the ER due to severe dehydration, fever and malnutrition. She spent the next two days in…

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Truly Mattered-Rakel Chafir

035: After Losing So Much, She Discovered What Truly Mattered with Rakel Chafir

By lifewitharwen / April 6, 2021 /

Rakel Chafir was 8 months pregnant with her second child and the height of her fitness and coaching career, when one morning she woke up and realized she had completely lost her voice. The vocal polyps that had emerged left her with one option for treatment during her pregnancy – no talking whatsoever, until she…

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Arwen Becker

034: Experiencing Joy is Worth the Risk with Arwen Becker

By lifewitharwen / March 30, 2021 /

At 10 years old, Arwen Becker was thrilled to have the very rare opportunity to jump off the high dive after swimming practice. As she waited on the top step for her teammate to jump, she lost her footing and fell onto the concrete 15 feet below. The entire swimming class screamed in horror at…

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