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Thresholds to Awakening

Thresholds to Awakening

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June 12th 2013:Janine Shepherd: The Gift of Acceptance, how to transform suffering into joy

In this powerful interview, Janine Shepherd shares with us her amazing journey of despair, empowerment, and hope. A once Olympic hopeful, Janine’s life was radically changed when she was hit by a truck on a bike ride. She was told she would never survive, let alone walk. But with remarkable dedication, inspiration, will, and love, Janine not only learned to walk, she learned to fly. Now an award winning author and speaker, Janine shares the ins and outs of her journey in this interview—what she relied upon in her darkest hours, the power of acceptance, how we can reframe our stories, and more.

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Janine Shepherd

Janine Shepherd was a champion cross-country skier in training for the Winter Olympics, whose life was irrevocably altered when she was hit by a truck on a bike ride. Doctors warned her parents that she was not expected to survive her extensive injuries and even if she recovered, she would never walk again, let alone ski. But Janine refused to believe her prognosis and instead she focused every sinew of her being on healing her broken body and crushed morale. After spinal surgery and months in the hospital, she returned home in a wheelchair. Struggling to come to terms with her shattered dreams, and wondering what life could now offer, Janine’s fighting spirit was rekindled watching smal
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