Chicken Soup for the Soul: Find Your Inner Strength: 101 Empowering Stories of Resilience, Positive Thinking, and Overcoming Challenges

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Find Your Inner Strength: 101 Empowering Stories of Resilience, Positive Thinking, and Overcoming Challenges

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Overview

These 101 empowering stories of resilience, positive thinking, and overcoming challenges will help you Find Your Inner Strength.

This powerful collection of stories will inspire you and help you find the inner strength to handle the challenges in your own life. We are stronger than we think... when we have to be. These brave, courageous people are the role models that show us all what is possible. You’ll read about:
  • Overcoming Self-Destructive Behavior
  • Accepting What Makes You Different
  • Fighting Health Challenges
  • Powering Through Loss
  • Moving Past Disabilities
  • Accepting the New Normal
  • Learning to Reach Out
  • Rising to the Challenge
  • Pursuing Your Dreams
  • Taking Back Your Life


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781611599398
Publisher: Chicken Soup for the Soul
Publication date: 10/28/2014
Series: Chicken Soup for the Soul Series
Pages: 448
Sales rank: 203,717
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Amy Newmark is publisher and editor-in-chief of Chicken Soup for the Soul. Emmy Award-winning actress and accomplished author Fran Drescher is a leading health advocate and the president and visionary of the Cancer Schmancer Movement.

Table of Contents

Foreword Fran Drescher xi

Introduction Amy Newmark xv

1 Overcoming Self-Destructive Behavior

1 Spiral Leigh Steinberg 1

2 Holier Than Thou Marya Morin 4

3 Am I Crazy? Jaye Lewis 8

4 Don't Be Like Me Wendy Letterman Hoard 12

5 Finding My True Friends Zoe Knightly 17

6 His Way, Not Mine Tom Montgomery 21

7 Learning to Thrive Haylee Graham 24

8 Looking Forward, Looking Back Jacqueline Lauri 28

9 Frightening Memory Susan Randall 32

10 Writing My Recovery Barbara Alpert 35

11 Full of Possibility Megan McCann 37

2 Fighting Health Challenges

12 Hope Beats ALL Rissa Watkins 45

13 What Cancer Did for Me Gail Molsbee Morris 49

14 Thanksgiving for the Impossible Ginger Boda 52

15 Mom at Bedside, Appears Calm Suzanne Koven 56

16 Cross My Heart Gwyn Schneck 60

17 How I Survived Alice Muschany 64

18 Feeling Full Samantha Molinaro 68

19 Porcelain God Cathi LaMarche 72

20 A Healthy Dose of Humor Nick Nixon 76

21 Unexpected Presents Debbi Singer 80

3 Powering Through Loss

22 Daddy's Words Cheryl Hart 85

23 A Mother's Promise to Her Son Ginger Katz 88

24 The Boy I Loved and Lost Gail Sobotkin 91

25 Bit by Bit Kathy Glow 94

26 The Gift Jo Davis 98

27 The First Birthday Betsy Alderman Lewis 102

28 Joy Conquers Fear Kim Seeley 106

29 Paper Cards Rachelle Harp 109

30 Until Death Do Us Part Rose Couse 112

31 Bonus Check Patricia Ann Gallegos 116

4 Moving Past Disabilities

32 Pushing for Love Lorraine Cannistra 123

33 A New Smile Katie Bangcrt 127

34 Three Pounds Five Ounces Debbie McNaughton 131

35 Seeing the Real Me Lynn Fitzsimmons 134

36 The Artist Within Tammy Ruggles 137

37 Losses, Laments, and Laffy Taffy Sara Matson 140

38 Friends in the Mirrors Carol Luttjohann 143

39 Cheerful Change Barbara Alpert 146

40 Insight Without Sight Carol Fleischman 149

5 Accepting the New Normal

41 A Lifelong Challenge Jill Davis 155

42 It's All in Your Head Sydney Logan 159

43 Still Good Sioux Roslawski 163

44 Hope in Miracles Chelsey-Ann Allssa Lawrence 166

45 Finding Life's High-Five Moments Valerie D. Benko 170

46 Beauty Worth Praising Kasey Hanson 173

47 The Crucial String Liane Kupferberg Carter 176

48 Where's Dad? Lizbeth Tarpy 181

49 Choosing Hope Sherri Woodbridge 184

50 One Day at a Time Carol Goodman Heizer 187

51 Stormy Weather Elizabeth Waters 191

52 Victory Over Death Genevieve C. West 195

53 Bananas for Harry Debra Forman 199

6 Accepting What Makes You Different

54 Bag of Hope Jo Eager 205

55 Being Fat Set Me Free Karen Frazier 208

56 To Be King Rajkumar Thangavelu 212

57 Toes Melissa Halsey Caudill 216

58 The Enemy Within, Francis DiClemente 219

59 What Makes Her Special Sadia Rodriguez 223

60 Finding My Place Louis R. Cardona 227

61 On His Own Terms Liane Kupferberg Carter 230

7 Learning to Reach Out

62 Finding God in Reality Television Nick Eager 237

63 A Life of Her Own Theresa Sanders 242

64 The Good Deed Challenge Andrew J. Nalian 246

65 The Very Bad Diagram Alicia Bertine 249

66 Other People Melissa Wootan 253

67 It Takes a Village Foxglove Lee 257

68 Poison Ivy Debra Avers Brown 261

69 The Gratitude Wave Pool Alaina Smith 265

8 Rising to the Challenge

70 USA vs. My Mom McKenzie Vaught 273

71 Teachings of a Clown Mary Ellen Ziliak 277

72 Running for My Life Sue LeBreton 281

73 Starting Over at Eighty Joan Dayton 285

74 A Hand Up Ann Vitale 288

75 Just One More Step, Darling Genevieve Gosselin 292

76 Having Heart Anita Stone 296

77 Strength in a Child's Voice Kathleen O'Grady 299

78 A Journey of Healing Nancy Emmick Panko 303

79 Envelope of Hope Marsha Mott Jordan 307

80 The Road Less Traveled Joanne Stephenson Duffin 310

9 Pursuing Your Dreams

81 Waiting for Kira Shannon Francklin 317

82 John Meg Masterson 321

83 Friends of the Friendless Nellie Day 325

84 Redefining Limitations Jamie Tadrzynski 329

85 Becoming What I Might Have Been Linda Lochndge 332

86 The Thrill of the Ride Diane C. Nicholson 336

87 Dad and the Grand Canyon Barbara Bondy-Pare 339

88 Every Day Is Monday Bill Young 344

89 Now That's Therapy! Anthony Smith 347

10 Taking Back Your Life

90 The Ring of Hope Diane Lowe MacLachlan 355

91 The Ex Ms. Miserable S.A. Thibodeaux 359

92 Silence Is Not Golden Josie Willis 363

93 Defending Our Children Ceil Ryan 366

94 Old News Diane Stark 370

95 To Forgive and Not Forget Mark H. Thurman 374

96 My Sobbing, Shaking Strength Dallas Woodburn 378

97 A Breath of Hope Lisa Pawlak 382

98 The Beauty of Aging Mandy John 386

99 Tragedy Without Villains Bridget Fox Huckabee 389

100 'Out of the Ashes Sandra Sladkey 393

101 Independence Day Ellarry Prentice 397

Meet Our Contributors 401

About Amy Newmark 418

About Fran Drescher & Cancer Schmancer 419

Thank You 421

About Chicken Soup for the Soul 423

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