“When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Overcomers learn to see the stars during the dark times in their lives. May you experience the strength of the overcomers I’ve interviewed and find inspiration as you read their amazing stories.

 

Loved the Feeling of Being Starved

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Bridget in high school

Like every college freshman who adds the “freshman fifteen,” Bridget* began dieting and exercising her sophomore year. Before long the glamorous idea of getting healthy turned into an obsessive behavior. One that took over her life.

* Her real name, used… Continue reading

Nothing Is Impossible

Tracy before her diagnosis

Tracy before her diagnosis

When her doctor’s nurse called her and said, “You need to come in. Bring someone with you,” Tracy* felt certain the endoscopic test results weren’t going to be good news.

* Her real name, used with permission.

Causing Her Unusual Symptoms… Continue reading

The 1% Chance Side Effect

Anne side effectsSide effects: you know, those warnings on the medications we take. All of us are guilty of not really heeding those warnings. We convince ourselves they only occur in 1% or less of those who sampled the medication. We naively believe those side effects will… Continue reading

A Reflection of Overcomers

A Reflection of Overcomers

mels-videoAs I approach the four year mark of my overcomer website, I found myself reflecting on all the INCREDIBLE stories I’ve had the opportunity to share.

Below you will find a powerful video titled A Reflection of Overcomers 2016.

I didn’t… Continue reading

Hope Prevails

hope-prevails-cover“I’ve written this book because I’ve been there,” Dr. Michelle Bengtson shares in her newly released book Hope Prevails. Not only does she treat patients who are in the pit of depression, but she’s been there herself.

Chains of Depression Falling Off

As a… Continue reading

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Melony Brown I have had numerous opportunities to hear stories about women who have faced life's tough challenges. My writing reflects the lessons I’ve learned from these amazing women.


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