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Debra Oakland: Living in Courage!!

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Over a 6 year period, Debra Oakland lost her 21 year old son, unborn baby girl in the 8th month of pregnancy, 2 brothers to AIDS, and her father to cancer.

Debra could have given up, felt sorry for herself, made it 'the all about me show',' but instead she asked herself, "What would each one of them want for me today?"

 Debra felt in her heart the answer was "live a life of courage, encourage others, and to have a joy in each moment."

Life can throw you curve-balls. It is how people handle them that Debra finds fascinating. Everyone has experienced some major challenge to overcome. These challenges can make or break us. Debra chooses to grow and become strengthened by them, and help others do the same.

"It takes courage to believe in yourself, to be your true authentic self, never apologizing for who you are. If we can each create a spiritual space inside ourselves for overcoming life's biggest challenges, we will truly be living in courage. By navigating the bumps in the road wisely, joy will become a very good travel partner."

Today Debra lives in Laguna Beach, California with Cody, her husband of 25 years  You can connect with Debra at Living in Courage.