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My Upcycled Life

PRESENTED ON SEP 27, 2018
IN DUBUQUE @ VOL 13

Kristina Beytien talks about her history of abuse and how her life has changed.

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My Life with Herbs

BY HANNAH SYLVESTER SYLVESTER
IN LINCOLN, UK

Hannah Sylvester, one of the 40 medical qualified herbalists in the country, tells us all about her life with herbs in a nourishing and organic presentation. She reflects on the importance of listening and observing nature to flourish with it. After all there's no better design than nature itself.

"Let food be thy medicine and medicine by thy food." ― Hippocrates

http://www.thedistrictherbalist.co.uk/

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Mind the Gap

BY LISA NOLEN
@ VOL 16 ON DEC 04, 2015

Lisa Nolen shares anecdotes from her life and how she manages anxiety. Nolen moved to Sioux Falls 10 years ago as a stepping stone on a journey. She unexpectedly found the love of her life here, by way of a meddling sister and a shared love of ice cream and WWE wrestling. Together, Chad and Lisa love taking walks with their two young children, laughing uncontrollably at their own jokes, and serving others through their business development company, Serve Collective.
Growing up, her mom often said Lisa marched to the beat of a different drum. After years of growing up trying to fit in, she’s loving this part of the journey finding her own beat.

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How sexing baby chicks saved my life

BY JIM J DOYLE
@ VOL 10 ON JUN 20, 2017

Early impressions can shape our future, but in How sexing baby chicks shaped my life. Jim J Doyle shows how exotic skills from early life shaped his later transition from research manager to energy healer and how we can all choose to follow our inner drive.

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The Continuum of Human Experience and Sex Trafficking

BY NANCY HARDCASTLE
@ VOL 2 ON SEP 23, 2017

Storyteller Nancy Hardcastle leads a happy life in Puerto Vallarta, that is until she ponders about children that endure sex trafficking.

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The healing power of speaking your truth

BY SARAH ISAACS
@ VOL 50 ON SEP 04, 2018

Sarah Isaacs invited women to share experiences of abuse and sexual assault, hoping to turn her own violation into something good that might encourage others to speak up and let go of the shame that was never theirs to carry. Sarah's talk looks at the healing power of honest expression and the role this project played in her recovery.

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My Year of Unhappy Places

BY COURTENAY HAMIESTER
@ VOL 27 ON OCT 02, 2018

Courtenay Hamiester has been a pessimist her whole life. In her mid-40's, she was diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder, and she realized that pessimism wasn't her nature, it was pathology. And if anxiety had dug these ruts in her neural pathways that made her think everything was going to suck, was there a way she could dig herself out of them by re-teaching her brain that everything was going to be okay? So then, she decided to start doing things that scared her and then writing about them after realizing that a person can't die from.

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Miss Grizzly and the Bees - a way of dealing with anxiety

BY KAREN ARNOTT
@ VOL 18 ON JAN 16, 2019

Karen Arnott has been dealing with anxiety since she was a child. In this delightful hand drawn presentation she describes how she copes and successfully manages her life, family, and business, and still has fun. 

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How Music Has Shaped My Life

BY CAL MORGAN
@ VOL 12 ON MAR 11, 2019

Cal Morgan shares her story about her musical family and life, and overcoming anxiety and adversity.

"You are good enough! Even if you think you're not, even if you think you've failed... You are good enough!" 

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My Brain on ASMR

BY ROSA REZANSOFF
@ VOL 23 ON AUG 10, 2019

In her talk, Rosa Rezansoff describes her experience managing her anxiety and depression with ASMR and why ASMR works so well for some.