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Gayle Crabtree


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Need encouragement? We've got it by the bucketload. People are overcoming trials every day. From "small" things to "big", we're talking about it. Guests are welcome. Topics will include service dogs, health and family, ptsd, mobility issues and disabilities and more. Podcasts will be taken from my YouTube videos. Who am I? In addition to creating videos, I am an award winning travel writer with over a decade of part-time experience. It was during this time that I worked as a domestic violence victim's advocate. Motivation speaking engagements include jails, churches, women's groups and the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. An assault in 1995 left me with a head injury and seizure disorder. Foot drop since 2013 taught me what it's like to live fully despite mobility and other health issues. I bring all of this onto my YouTube channel and podcasts for one purpose. To encourage you. I bring in "experts" who overcome obstacles every day. These are people like you and me who face difficulties head on - no matter what they might be. Occasionally, podcast will be an open chat where participants have talked about whatever is on their mind! These can be the most interesting shows of all. Podcasts will be posted on Wednesdays at noon. Would you like to join me?

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What does it mean to overcome obstacles? On this channel, we talk about everything from small steps to great leaps.It's real stories, from real people, for real people. We've all heard of empowering rags to riches stories. They... more

This is my story about life with foot drop and an Ottobock AFO leg brace. Questions and comments were taken from participants in a chat during the livestream. The video was done by request from a subscriber who wanted... more

Overcoming what stops you. Taking risks for success can net big rewards. If you can take that first step, then you're on the way.

On this video we talked about beating the difficulties caused by chronic illness. Helpful and... more

Prioritizing will reduce stress. We also know that learning how to prioritize to reduce stress is a lot harder than it should be. The tips in this podcast will help you with that. It's real tips, from real people, for real lives. Recorded live as a... more

I've been asked to share my story about life after adrenalectomy for awhile. This podcast comes from the questions that were sent in about having an adrenal tumor removed, dealing with a possible pheochromocytoma (it wasn't). I... more

The #CreateNotHate movement was started on YouTube by PetMonster and his wife, MonsterChic. Granny Monster got wind of it and quickly put her creativity behind the idea. The #CreateNotHate movement encourages people to spend... more

It's all about living life head-on. This podcast covers how to search for bed bugs in a hotel and travel with a service dog. It was recorded live in a hotel and was originally broadcast via my YouTube channel. In the opening, I talked about how... more