Persistence U with Lizbeth

Lizbeth Meredith

An award-winning author turned Lifetime TV movie subject, host Lizbeth Meredith works to tame trauma and increase resilience leveraging the power of persistence. Created for and by survivors and strivers, Persistence U podcast with Lizbeth hosts guests willing to share from the heart to both inform and inspire. Whether they've published a first book after 70, or slowly re-entered life after a crushing setback, they'll tell who and what helped. Because big goals and obstacles are no match when you have a good community. read less
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The Daughter of Time, The Mother of  Reinvention/Carmen Micsa
5d ago
The Daughter of Time, The Mother of Reinvention/Carmen Micsa
Carmen Micsa takes nothing for granted. The podcast host of Seeds of Sunshine and successful realtor left Romania in her youth for the United States. Since then, this wife and mother of two, has found her footing as a successful realtor, a poet, a marathonrunner, and more recently, a rapper. Her pivotal moment came in her teens when she and her father peacefully protested for freedom from Communism in Romania. You will learn: What we can accomplish together is exponentially more impactful than when we operate alone. Tough times can create a perspective of gratitude during the less turbulent ones. The willingness to learn new, out of the box skills can often enhance other areas of our lives. Connect with Carmen Micsa at Seeds of Sunshine Podcast, Carmen Micsa Books(https://carmenmicsabooks.com/ or at https://runningforrealestate.com/ Links of Interest Hop on my email list at lameredith.com. Want to connect on Facebook? https://www.facebook.com/lizbethmeredithfan/ Find me at LinkedIn   https://www.linkedin.com/in/lizbeth-meredith-a7026849/ Pieces of Me: Rescuing My Kidnapped Daughters, available in paperback and audio, is now the Lifetime TV movie, Stolen By Their Father. Grounded in Grit: Turn Your Challenges Into Superpowers is now available in audio, paperback, and in digital form nearly wherever books are sold. My episode on Carmen's show, Seeds of Sunshine Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Ethical True Crime::Inside the National Center for Crime Victims with Renee Williams
6d ago
Ethical True Crime::Inside the National Center for Crime Victims with Renee Williams
Welcome to an insightful episode where we delve into the vital work of the National Center for Victims of Crime (NCVC) with Renee Williams, their esteemed Executive Director. Get ready to be inspired and enlightened by the transformative efforts of this remarkable organization. You will learn: ·      The NCVC was founded by the children of Sunny Von Bulow after their own mistreatment by the justice system, portrayed in the 1990 movie Reversal of Fortune. ·      The growing consumption of true crime podcasts and documentaries can be over-consumed by viewers, leading to secondary trauma. ·      Including voices of survivors can make the difference between retelling a tragic story and offering a story with valuable insights that can mobilize change.       Donate to the NCVC here https://secure.givelively.org/donate/national-center-for-victims-of-crime-inc      Volunteering or donating to your local nonprofit is another way to support NCVC’s mission.     Links of Interest    Hop on my email list at lameredith.com. Want to connect on Facebook? https://www.facebook.com/lizbethmeredithfan/ Find me at LinkedIn   https://www.linkedin.com/in/lizbeth-meredith-a7026849/ Pieces of Me: Rescuing My Kidnapped Daughters, available in paperback and audio, is now the Lifetime TV movie, Stolen By Their Father. Grounded in Grit: Turn Your Challenges Into Superpowers is now available in audio, paperback, and in digital form nearly wherever books are sold.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Transformative Power of Writing  with D Arlando Fortune
Apr 24 2024
The Transformative Power of Writing with D Arlando Fortune
Today, I'm joined by D Arlando Fortune, or "Fortune" as he prefers, a self-publishing coach and PhD candidate, who shares his incredible journey from facing legal troubles and addiction to transforming his life through writing and personal development. Fortune discusses the significant role writing has played in his healing process and his passion for helping others harness the therapeutic benefits of writing. You will learn: *The Healing Power of Writing: *The Journey of Personal Change *Empowering Others Through Writing: As a self-publishing coach, Fortune is dedicated to helping others tell their stories to facilitate healing and inspire change in others' lives. He discusses how he assists aspiring writers in crafting transformative books and the impact these stories can have on both the authors and their readers. Connect with D Arlando Fortune: To learn more about D Orlando Fortune and his work, visit DArlandoFortune.com and follow him across social media platforms. Thank You for Listening! If you enjoyed this episode, please consider leaving a review and subscribing for more inspiring stories. Join us next week on Persistence U for more tales of survival and triumph. Useful Links: Hop on my email list at lameredith.com. Want to connect on Facebook? https://www.facebook.com/lizbethmeredithfan/ Find me at LinkedIn   https://www.linkedin.com/in/lizbeth-meredith-a7026849/ Pieces of Me: Rescuing My Kidnapped Daughters, available in paperback and audio, is now the Lifetime TV movie, Stolen By Their Father. Grounded in Grit: Turn Your Challenges Into Superpowers is now available in audio, paperback, and in digital form nearly wherever books are sold.         Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
How A Shocking Diagnosis Became the Catalyst for Larissa Kindred's Journey Out of Mormonism and Into a Life of Her Choosing
Nov 22 2023
How A Shocking Diagnosis Became the Catalyst for Larissa Kindred's Journey Out of Mormonism and Into a Life of Her Choosing
Growing up Mormon left little freedom for Larissa Kindred to take up space. The mandate was clear on how to be a good woman: marry, procreate, and be sure that the needs of the family always came first. Desires for education and a career seemed both selfish and out of reach. Connect with Larissa and her research at lds_women_and_garments on Instagram. A diagnosis of breast cancer while still in her 30's changed everything. Today, Larissa is a graduate student researching the impact of Mormon garments on women, and helps support Mormon women in or out of the church to find their voice on issues that matter to them. She has a forthcoming book based on her and a colleagues research. You will learn: A serious illness can distill what matters and be the impetus for important change. Becoming comfortable taking up space and asking to be prioritized is challenging for many women today. Having space to discuss and impact issues that affect women is important for success and a good quality of life. Lizbeth’s links Support the podcast and Lizbeth's writing for $2 or $5 a month on Patreon HERE OR Buy Lizbeth a Coffee Lizbeth's memoir Pieces of Me: Rescuing My Kidnapped Daughters is now a TV movie, #Stolen By Their Father on Lifetime, now streaming on Roku, Vudu, Hulu, and Amazon Prime. Lizbeth's second book, Grounded in Grit: Turn Your Challenges Into Superpowers is available to order wherever books are sold! Interested in seeing if you and Lizbeth would partner well for 1:1 coaching? Sign up for one free session to see. Need a motivational speaker? Sign up HERE to talk with Lizbeth about your needs. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
From Underestimated Teen to Military Mentor: How Persistence Helped Transform the Life of Jason Pike
Nov 15 2023
From Underestimated Teen to Military Mentor: How Persistence Helped Transform the Life of Jason Pike
When high school officials told  Jason Pike he wasn't college material, he decided to try a back door approach to success.Learning disabilities had colored their view of Jason, who decided to enroll in the armed forces. Sent to a brig as a punishment for being a slow learner, Jason refused to break, inching his way from the bottom up to serving 31 years in the armed forces as a combat veteran.Connect with Jason Pike at https://www.jasonpike.org/ You will learn: While some youth are decimated by criticism, others are mobilized by the challenge it presents. Opportunities for different routes to success are key for differently abled students. Successful writers are not necessarily inherently talented, but become adept to receiving  feedback and will revise until their work is satisfactory. Lizbeth’s links Support the podcast and Lizbeth's writing for $2 or $5 a month on Patreon HEREOR Buy Lizbeth a Coffee Lizbeth's memoir Pieces of Me: Rescuing My Kidnapped Daughters is now a TV movie, #Stolen By Their Father on Lifetime, now streaming on Roku, Vudu, Hulu, and Amazon Prime.Lizbeth's second book, Grounded in Grit: Turn Your Challenges Into Superpowers is available to order wherever books are sold! Interested in seeing if you and Lizbeth would partner well for 1:1 coaching? Sign up for one free session to see. Need a motivational speaker? Sign up HERE to talk with Lizbeth about your needs. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
From Unspoken Trauma to Unbreakable Spirit: Delicia Niami's Journey from Kidnapping to Self-Love
Nov 8 2023
From Unspoken Trauma to Unbreakable Spirit: Delicia Niami's Journey from Kidnapping to Self-Love
Being kidnapped as a child by her father and taken to Iraq from America was just the beginning for Delicia Niami.Trauma followed her into early adulthood, through bullying, molestation, and assaults, yet she never considered herself to be an abuse victim.The memories  sometimes flooded her, uninvited and with perfect recall, until Delicia knew it that it had to stop.After much and varied healing work, Delicia is today the author of Kissing Asphalt: The  Courageous True Story of One Child's Unbreakable Spirit—From Kidnapping & Abuse to Self-Love.Connect with Delicia at kissingasphalt.com and learn more about her book series. You will learn: Writing about  difficult memories can provide the distance and perspective needed to successfully incorporate them into our lives without shame. Breaking out of trauma's silence and secrecy changes not only our lives, but has a ripple effect around us. Undertaking any huge event like authoring a book is best done in community through conferences, critique groups, and other means of accountability. Lizbeth’s links Support the podcast and Lizbeth's writing for $2 or $5 a month on Patreon HEREOR Buy Lizbeth a Coffee Lizbeth's memoir Pieces of Me: Rescuing My Kidnapped Daughters is now a TV movie, #Stolen By Their Father on Lifetime, now streaming on Roku, Vudu, Hulu, and Amazon Prime.Lizbeth's second book, Grounded in Grit: Turn Your Challenges Into Superpowers is available to order wherever books are sold! Interested in seeing if you and Lizbeth would partner well for 1:1 coaching? Sign up for one free session to see. Need a motivational speaker? Sign up HERE to talk with Lizbeth about your needs. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
What Therapist and Coach Clint Callahan Wants You to Know About Not Glossing Over Traumas, the Impact of School Bullying, and the Importance of Creating Brave Spaces to Heal
Nov 1 2023
What Therapist and Coach Clint Callahan Wants You to Know About Not Glossing Over Traumas, the Impact of School Bullying, and the Importance of Creating Brave Spaces to Heal
Clint Callahan was born prematurely, back in the day when medical practices supported isolating babies and kept them from parental touch. Some of his early experiences, combined with his smaller size compared to his peer group, led to him later being bullied in school. Access to mental health counseling changed everything. Today, Clint is a mental health counselor and coach who created the Small Changes, Big Impact transformational system.Connect with Clint at smallchangesbigimpact.netYou will learn: Experiences that happened we may not even recall can have enormous impact on our mental and physical health. Access to brave spaces where we can check in about our emotions, feelings of isolation, and hopelessness can make all the difference. Today's online world has given us access to compare ourselves to people we'll likely never meet, 24/7. Lizbeth’s links Support the podcast and Lizbeth's writing for $2 or $5 a month on Patreon HEREOR Buy Lizbeth a Coffee Lizbeth's memoir Pieces of Me: Rescuing My Kidnapped Daughters is now a TV movie, #Stolen By Their Father on Lifetime, now streaming on Roku, Vudu, Hulu, and Amazon Prime.Lizbeth's second book, Grounded in Grit: Turn Your Challenges Into Superpowers is available to order wherever books are sold! Interested in seeing if you and Lizbeth would partner well for 1:1 coaching? Sign up for one free session to see. Need a motivational speaker? Sign up HERE to talk with Lizbeth about your needs. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
From Young Love to Premature Caregiving: Navigating Life with a Spouse's Cancer Journey with Erin Copelan
Oct 25 2023
From Young Love to Premature Caregiving: Navigating Life with a Spouse's Cancer Journey with Erin Copelan
When young Erin Copelan married a man 26 years her senior, she did the math and assumed she would one day become his care provider. His liver cancer diagnosis came when Erin was only 34,  and she was lost.Today, Erin is the author of Welcome to Caregiving: The Things Caregivers NEVER Talk About, the proud wife of a now-healthy husband, and creates resources for caregivers she wishes she'd had.Connect with Erin at https://erincopelan.com/You will learn: Not all writing is therapeutic. Each person develops their own writing routines based on their life's current demands. Celebrating our own efforts and wins is  key to not burning out during long-term strife. Grab your FREE copy of Five Ways to Celebrate Without Cake or Champagne athttps://mailchi.mp/36af0bcb7fd6/five-ways-to-celebrate-without-cake-or-champagne Lizbeth’s links Support the podcast and Lizbeth's writing for $2 or $5 a month on Patreon HEREOR Buy Lizbeth a Coffee Lizbeth's memoir Pieces of Me: Rescuing My Kidnapped Daughters is now a TV movie, #Stolen By Their Father on Lifetime, now streaming on Roku, Vudu, Hulu, and Amazon Prime.Lizbeth's second book, Grounded in Grit: Turn Your Challenges Into Superpowers is available to order wherever books are sold! Interested in seeing if you and Lizbeth would partner well for 1:1 coaching? Sign up for one free session to see. Need a motivational speaker? Sign up HERE to talk with Lizbeth about your needs. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices