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Rachel Beck: We Need More WE Empathy

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Despite life’s hard curveballs, “the end” can be the start of something beautiful.  On Power Your Life with guest Rachel Beck, discover how to create something beautiful from your challenges and about the power of We Empathy.

Born an orphan in a remote village in India, the author V. Lakshmi was later adopted and raised by a white Jewish family in America. The mysterious death of her biological mother foreshadows the sensitive feminine health issues V. would face in her life, including a twenty-year battle with endometriosis, infertility, failed adoption, and the decision to embrace hysterectomy as way of creating new life. V.'s cross-cultural adoption love story flies in the face of society’s expectations for women to look a “certain way” and slip comfortably into the American Dream.

Her teaching memoir "Finding Your Way When Life Changes Your Plans" is an inspiring perspective for women, adoptive parents, and adoptees. It includes frank discussion and emotions of all sides of adoption, encounters with racism, her path to a loss of motherhood, and her courageous rebirth. Her book illustrates how “the end” of one road is the beginning of another…and how the unforeseen is also beautiful and perhaps more fulfilling than we could have ever imagined!

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