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November 19 2012

Urban Yogis - Yoga and Foster Care

Category:  Meditation And Yoga

Can a person survive a very difficult childhood and come to truly thrive as an adult? What role might yoga play in this?

Anthony grew up in and out of foster care homes, uncertain of the future that lay ahead. Now as an independent college student there is much to be proud of and much to look forward to. Anthony makes yoga a part of his weekly practice, knowing the benefit it has on his mood and ability to focus. Watch what he has to say about his long-term goals and the path forward that he envisions!

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  • Yes, they can if they want to.

    Debbie Deb // 2012-11-19 19:34:00 // //
  • Can we create a peaceful world out of these troubled times?

    Agusta Stefansdottir // 2012-11-19 19:34:51 // //

 

 

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  • What a lovely thing to say - thank you! Blessings to you, as well.

    TheChopraWell
    // 2012-12-11 17:59:42 // //
  • Deepak, You`re doing such a noble and kind job of disseminating cosmic consciousness, awareness to the mankind...God is smiling and showering his blessings on to you for carrying out beautiful karmic deeds. May God Bless you!!!

    Sudhir Makkar
    // 2012-12-11 04:46:15 // //
  • Yes!!

    Soul Trip - a Cosmic Journey // 2012-12-08 18:49:47 // //
  • Yes!

    Katherine Laverde // 2012-12-03 09:29:45 // //
  • The desire to thrive must come from within!

    Free Secrets for Success in Life and Wealth // 2012-12-03 07:09:19 // //
  • @margaret: don't stop&get help. this life is all you've got.

    Yoga mit Julia // 2012-12-02 15:34:42 // //
  • I'm still struggling everyday. Its not getting any easier. Acceptance and forgiveness still hasn't made it easier to handle.

    Margaret Mary // 2012-12-02 07:39:57 // //
  • one can not compare other one s suffering every path is different...

    Josee Latour // 2012-12-02 05:02:23 // //
  • As being a person myselft struggeling since childhood with different obsticles, this video is such an inspiritational. Of course, we can live fully lives, but often your here from other persons; 'Oh, this and that happened to you, must be impossible to move beyound yor trauma.' It is not easy of course, but today and what to come is your doing. Yoga been the greatest for me, not only postures but also the way you meeting and handling situations, what you eat.... Lot's of love to all you struggling out there, we can have a good life and when were feeling stable, then it is our task to pay forward, if we feel we have the strengh for it!!

    Sara Sugito // 2012-12-02 02:55:40 // //
  • yes

    Rose Coryea // 2012-12-01 22:08:32 // //
  • Yoga changed my life too,it just took long time for me to understand it ..life schools and so on..

    Saara Sutinen
    // 2012-12-01 20:11:02 // //
  • Go Anthony!! <3

    Angela Yoder // 2012-12-01 19:32:40 // //
  • well yeah!

    Giorgia Piekarski // 2012-12-01 19:30:47 // //
  • yes<3

    Heli Eskola // 2012-12-01 19:13:32 // //
  • yes!

    Elizabeth Christiansen // 2012-12-01 19:03:38 // //
  • YES!

    Catherine Dowe // 2012-12-01 18:07:20 // //
  • Another good question, Deepak. Some of these people are so screwed up and have such bad attachment issues that their only hope is meditation and energy cleansing. Because I don't want my energy around them. It is not my fault or my problem that they are dysfunctional. The simple answer is to stop and meditate instead of bothering me. I have to live my life too, you know. I do all the right things I should be doing but it doesn't stop the bums from wreaking havoc on the universe and even on me. It's sad and pathetic.

    Kim Swanson // 2012-12-01 17:35:47 // //
  • Correct u r Hilda , of the worst bad people sit in the (in)just ice system , come from priviliged upbringings , deluded and evil , nothing worse than beleiving u have exclusive rights huh

    Kenny Barry // 2012-12-01 17:29:41 // //
  • Yes i can

    Kgosima Ncube // 2012-12-01 16:47:12 // //
  • People who come from difficult backgrounds can be less judgmental, much kinder and very generous in many ways, because they know what its like to struggle with things that more "privileged" people take for granted. I know many successful people who come from troubled childhoods, they are also more likely to develop good moral characteristics like honesty and acceptance of differences between sex, race, etc. Not all become criminals or bad people.

    Hilda Mann // 2012-12-01 16:30:02 // //
  • The answer is yes, Most Europeans and Japanese did after the WW2. The Koreans did, the Vietnamese did. Native Northamericans are still doing it.

    Reinhard Rudersdorfer // 2012-12-01 16:28:27 // //
  • YES WE CAN

    Raquel Díaz-Recio // 2012-12-01 16:25:50 // //
  • :)

    Raquel Díaz-Recio // 2012-12-01 16:25:18 // //
  • Yes, you can...

    Jane Davis // 2012-12-01 16:11:30 // //
  • yes they can. I did, so I know it is true! <3

    Chelle Alderman // 2012-12-01 15:55:57 // //
  • A university degree has nothing to do with it.

    Madison Weiss // 2012-12-01 15:54:02 // //
  • Yes yes.....I survived. I was unwanted, moved from institution to institution from the age of 5 to 14. I was guided with love by many....I am blessed.

    Florencia Hitch // 2012-12-01 15:53:55 // //
  • Of course!! I find this question quite ridiculous! For all of the great reasons previously mentioned. In addition, with the correct perspective, and reflection, suffering opens the door for many of lifes most important lessons. People who can pull themselves through are usually wiser for the ware. It's ALL about perspective!

    Brooke Renner // 2012-12-01 15:49:01 // //
  • Yes they can!

    Jennifer Chapkovich // 2012-12-01 15:47:50 // //
  • Yes I know someone who is prime example

    Renee Burt // 2012-12-01 15:47:41 // //
  • Yes, thay can.....I know.

    Terry Purnell-Dennis // 2012-12-01 15:45:27 // //
  • Yes a person can survive.

    Ardita Bacchus // 2012-12-01 15:40:21 // //
  • only if they manage to somehow scam a university degree out of the system

    James Heymans Randall // 2012-12-01 15:37:27 // //
  • Absolutely, people dedicate their life to this belief.

    Ivan Arce // 2012-12-01 15:36:09 // //
  • As a survivor of abuse I can tell you that it's all what you make of it. You have more power to recreate your own life than you might believe.

    Madison Weiss // 2012-12-01 15:35:25 // //
  • Some can and some can't but there are many success stories out there. Look at Tyler Perry.

    Renee Scalfani // 2012-12-01 15:33:44 // //
  • Sorry Josh, I don't believe anyone has to stay a victim of circumstance. Your life can be what you make of it. If you don't like what you see, own it and change it. Only you have the power to do so.

    Madison Weiss // 2012-12-01 15:33:33 // //
  • Absolutely.

    Madison Weiss // 2012-12-01 15:31:50 // //
  • Most definitely!!!!! With appropriate therapy, role models, love etc Anything is possible ;-)

    AJ Banda // 2012-12-01 15:31:47 // //
  • Absolutely!! This is exactly why we've all been given FREE WILL. We ultimately have the choice and the power to create our realities. Im proud to say, I have overcome my difficult childhood : ) Love & Light

    Kellee Ranallo // 2012-12-01 15:29:36 // //
  • I watched the video and it was wonderful!

    Cindy Haviland // 2012-12-01 15:29:05 // //
  • Hope so!

    Wendy Hargreaves // 2012-12-01 15:28:26 // //
  • we can only be as happy as or current circumstances allow us to be.

    Jösh Mallöry // 2012-12-01 15:27:03 // //
  • they say the worst thing about los angeles is the ''urgan yogis''

    Jose De Soto // 2012-12-01 15:26:43 // //
  • Better the story be told than that of a sheltered, spoiled child attaining enlightenment. What tribulations could they have known?

    Augustin Garnier // 2012-12-01 15:26:19 // //
  • YES, YES, YES and YES! Where there is a will, there is a way!!! xoxoxo That's one of my life mottos...Never say never; never say die or then die trying; never give up; Philippians 4:13 baby <3

    Teresa Landeros // 2012-12-01 15:25:01 // //
  • Only when we decide to make the change will it happen for us.

    Laci Lyman Gillespie // 2012-12-01 15:24:00 // //
  • I believe so. It's all up to the person to accept what happens and create a different reality to their present life. 100% possible

    Marisa Tatsu // 2012-12-01 15:23:54 // //
  • That's a very difficult question. Based on my one experience of being with someone with a troubled past, I think they lose the will to thrive to their highest potential, so they make it there business to knock people down instead..

    Rebecca Mae Evans // 2012-12-01 15:22:06 // //
  • yes Deepak its possible

    Umme Ali Khan // 2012-12-01 15:20:35 // //
  • Yes, of course!!

    Megan Cate Tingen // 2012-12-01 15:20:16 // //
  • YES!

    Deena Weatherwax // 2012-12-01 15:19:45 // //
  • Yes, of course, they can..I did

    Joyous Ferro // 2012-12-01 15:19:01 // //
  • Definitely absolutely :)

    Jennifer Valdez // 2012-12-01 15:17:41 // //
  • My childhood was devastatingly abusive and difficult. I had a wonderful mother as a role model and brothers and a grandmother I loved and lived for. At the end of the day all of those experiences left me kinder, wiser, gentler and more giving than I might have been otherwise. I am not the experiences of my past but rather I am the legacy of the life I live each day

    Sarina Sandana // 2012-12-01 15:14:01 // //
  • yea i may need show yoga,i'll be looking into it

    Eric Fisher // 2012-12-01 15:14:00 // //
  • Absolutely!

    Wanda Holloman- Holliday // 2012-12-01 15:13:45 // //
  • Creo que con yoga se puede llegar a tener una vida plena y sana.

    Zully Pereyra // 2012-12-01 15:11:27 // //
  • Look at Oprha or Louise Hay

    Cheryl Anne Weakly Husslein // 2012-12-01 15:10:11 // //
  • I dnt think so

    Aida M Essayed // 2012-12-01 15:09:28 // //
  • Yes, I'm living proof.

    Jennifer Chiaverini Jensen // 2012-12-01 15:08:24 // //
  • Yes! Definitely Yes!!

    Jennifer Shadwick // 2012-12-01 15:08:15 // //
  • I believe they can....

    Sandie Aguilar // 2012-12-01 15:07:49 // //
  • most definitely...I am living proof

    Yolinda Sauls VdNest // 2012-12-01 15:07:46 // //
  • if u have a very bad chilhood and no father in life this can resume to bad actions in ur life!!

    Paco Ill P // 2012-12-01 15:07:44 // //
  • Depende del sacrificio de una madre su esfuerzo para recuperarlo darle mucho amor y educación. pienso yo. Gf.

    Gisela Farias // 2012-12-01 15:07:16 // //
  • I'm doing it!

    Joe Nelson // 2012-12-01 15:07:00 // //
  • YES! I just had the visit of Jeff, a wonderful young man who DID - So very proud of our young People... :) ♥~

    Marie-Rachel Savoie Maltais-Dugas // 2012-12-01 15:06:56 // //
  • They sure can!!

    Syrene Theresia // 2012-12-01 15:06:53 // //
  • Definitely yes, depends on your character and want to break the circle..

    Proteus El Quijote // 2012-12-01 15:06:41 // //
  • It is possible, I was able to. Life is good. It goes on, if u let it.

    Sonia Oliveras // 2012-12-01 15:06:01 // //
  • Yes. A friend of mine went through unspeakable trauma, and came out on "the other" side via spiritual healing <3

    Ulla Anderson // 2012-12-01 15:06:01 // //
  • Yes they can, being aware is key and moving forward toward personal goals.

    Vanessa Marie Kuri // 2012-12-01 15:04:56 // //
  • yes. i have.

    Chris S Endres // 2012-12-01 15:04:46 // //
  • They sure can! I did!

    Bunnie Cordes-Sandhu // 2012-12-01 15:04:31 // //
  • YES!!!!!!!

    Robyn Towner // 2012-12-01 15:04:03 // //
  • I'm moving in that direction, but right now I still have some issues.

    Michael Woodcroft // 2012-12-01 15:04:03 // //
  • Absolutely!! I'm living proof!!

    Sue Haley // 2012-12-01 15:04:02 // //
  • Absolutely

    Jeff Rey // 2012-12-01 15:04:02 // //
  • Yes indeed

    Leona Juris // 2012-12-01 15:03:53 // //
  • of course

    Rbka Margonz // 2012-12-01 15:03:51 // //
  • Yes this is possible.

    Sebel Headley // 2012-12-01 15:03:38 // //
  • GOOD question, if they do chakraclearing and maybe more healing on him, YESS !!! And master Your Mind always :))

    Sandra Weber // 2012-12-01 15:03:24 // //
  • Yes they can. I have.

    Ginny Riker // 2012-12-01 15:03:16 // //
  • i love URBAN YOGIS. i wanted to get into yoga for over six years now. its very moving stories i was raised in a inner city here in the UK. it nice to see others like you ,that have the same background. thank you please keep them coming because i can relate to them. show us inner city that there is another choice.

    brownskin408
    // 2012-11-28 21:11:45 // //
  • I absolutely appreciate this episode. Thanks Chopra & Friends. I am also a walking testament to Yoga improving my life & I also shared lived experience from child welfare system just like Anthony! Cheering him on, Sincerely, Lu

    @AbsoluteLu // 2012-11-28 14:34:25 // //
  • You`re so welcome!

    TheChopraWell
    // 2012-11-26 17:48:09 // //
  • Thank you so much for your comment, KalePail27! We really appreciate your involvement and support. :)

    TheChopraWell
    // 2012-11-26 17:47:59 // //
  • This would be wonderful if we could bring yoga into all of the lower-income neighborhoods for kids. They need a way to calm down, exercise and feel loved.

    katie // 2012-11-25 14:28:36 // //
  • of course !!

    Jan Silvestro // 2012-11-25 09:15:45 // //
  • I believe it's possible! But it takes a village to save a wounded soul.

    Rebecca Mae Evans // 2012-11-23 06:29:13 // //
  • WOW, I am just so inspired watching these videos. They always touch me deeply to see how depsite the odds humanbeings have the courage to triumph over adversity. Thank you for posting!

    melwebb64
    // 2012-11-22 13:05:52 // //
  • I am constantly blown away by this channel. Every video I have seen that you guys have produced is phenomenal, truly profound moments throughout. It has been great watching the views on the channel grow from just a few thousand to now over 3 million. I am sure you know the value of the work you are doing, you are starting conversations and sparking dialogue among regular people, great use of YouTube stars to spread the message as well!

    KalePail27
    // 2012-11-21 17:49:04 // //
  • Yes, funny enough. They grow into mentally stronger and very adjusted adults. At least the ones I've known have.

    Diane Christie // 2012-11-21 12:03:59 // //
  • Tyler Perry comes to mind as one of the ultimate survival stories.

    Julie Stith // 2012-11-21 09:21:20 // //
  • If it is that child's will, so stall it be.

    Julia Mallett // 2012-11-21 02:17:52 // //
  • SALVANDO LA FE

    Marianaxzc Spears Jackson // 2012-11-20 20:08:45 // //
  • Yes!

    Jessica Alman // 2012-11-20 19:44:54 // //
  • This video inspire me to think differently about Yoga:) Thanks

    Joany Perez
    // 2012-11-20 19:21:10 // //
  • Saving Faith <3

    Pamela Sarikianos // 2012-11-20 19:14:39 // //
  • YES!

    Pamela Sarikianos // 2012-11-20 19:12:53 // //
  • Love this.

    Ayanna Jordan // 2012-11-20 18:48:57 // //
  • Yes.

    Jeris Jc Miller // 2012-11-20 16:46:53 // //
  • Yes I am a good example!! LIFE is beautiful!!Appreciate small things of life, believe in the force within u, be brave and JUMP for self liberation! :D

    Monica Cristina // 2012-11-20 15:47:42 // //
  • Great video!! Yoga and meditation is medicine for the mind, body and spirit.

    ANAHATAJADE
    // 2012-11-20 15:05:48 // //
  • Yes, definitely. I did.

    Tina Shepherd // 2012-11-20 14:19:02 // //
  • Peace and Love Anthony & Navi.

    TheRealestaterobin
    // 2012-11-20 13:07:08 // //
  • Of course they can.. Sometimes people with difficult childhoods become more successful well-rounded individuals than those who have had easier childhoods.

    Evelyn Chand // 2012-11-20 11:11:41 // //
  • It is difficult but I think it can be done.

    Juanita Hawkins // 2012-11-20 10:57:45 // //
  • absolutely

    Ineke van Kleef // 2012-11-20 06:29:02 // //
  • change your thoughts, change your world!

    Diane Belair // 2012-11-20 06:17:53 // //
  • YES!

    Pat Kerr // 2012-11-20 05:56:53 // //
  • Yes we can

    Kgosima Ncube // 2012-11-20 04:48:15 // //
  • it happens....

    Heli Eskola // 2012-11-20 04:04:27 // //
  • Yes they can! I have too. It all depends on the power of your intention.

    Natazha Cumberbatch // 2012-11-20 03:52:12 // //
  • Yes they can! I have.. :) xxx

    Maria Veiga // 2012-11-20 03:17:20 // //
  • Beautifull video. See also this heart-warming video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A4sS3tHvQRQ about Father Gabriel Mejia, a Catholic priest in Colombia, who has worked quietly to provide street children relief from their struggle for survival and support to create a better life for themselves. "We have to leave a better world than the one we found." "We must globalize love."

    Wim Krijnen // 2012-11-20 03:13:09 // //
  • Meditation transforms knowing to no-knowing.

    Rohit Sharma // 2012-11-20 03:03:27 // //
  • What about the other way round?

    Alexis Smith // 2012-11-20 02:53:43 // //
  • I am a proof...

    Eno Enver Koca // 2012-11-20 02:38:27 // //
  • yes , perhaps , if the spirit is willing. Sadly there are many who would rather remain crippled by their past ... using it as an excuse to be mean or for not wanting to grow ...

    Gwion Rivera // 2012-11-20 02:10:43 // //
  • Without darkness light has no effect. Ever try to use a flashlight on a sunny day? Be well...

    Miao Sheng // 2012-11-20 01:52:07 // //
  • and strong 

    souljourney
    // 2012-11-20 01:34:49 // //
  • anthony ...stay focus and beautiful

    souljourney
    // 2012-11-20 01:34:39 // //
  • Yes! Why not?

    Lawrence Michael // 2012-11-20 00:56:42 // //
  • Absolutely! It happens all the time!!

    Beatrice Narcisco // 2012-11-20 00:46:02 // //
  • Yes Anne,

    Carol Langdon Kohankie // 2012-11-20 00:17:29 // //
  • Dear Deepak, yes I did!! And made the commitment to turn the lemon of my child hood into lemonade.

    Deborah Hoffmann // 2012-11-20 00:09:59 // //
  • yes

    Jayanna Cherry // 2012-11-19 23:28:02 // //
  • Depends on their belief!

    Edward D. Anthony // 2012-11-19 23:23:36 // //
  • Yes, yes, YES !!!

    Cléone Blake // 2012-11-19 23:09:19 // //
  • and the name is great ChopraWell

    ssaabb007
    // 2012-11-19 23:02:48 // //
  • nice videod

    ssaabb007
    // 2012-11-19 23:01:44 // //
  • y not deepack..

    Ree-Roshan Ros // 2012-11-19 23:00:43 // //
  • Yes.....

    Marilyn Mallary // 2012-11-19 22:47:54 // //
  • Excellent story of empowerment!

    Donna St Sauver Protzel // 2012-11-19 22:39:13 // //
  • great share!

    Rachel Goldberg // 2012-11-19 22:37:42 // //
  • sure they can!! It is not where you are from...but where you are at!!

    Kev Bra // 2012-11-19 22:35:21 // //
  • Sending so much love and light to Anthony. He seems like a great guy!

    VerenaZyla
    // 2012-11-19 22:24:42 // //
  • YES! The only thing not taken from me are my dreams-forward! xo

    Ann Schoonman // 2012-11-19 22:16:57 // //
  • absolutely!

    Daniel Norvell // 2012-11-19 22:14:05 // //
  • yes......with great struggle.....

    Janet Almanzi Lundy // 2012-11-19 22:07:35 // //
  • Yes, some ca, some cannot...

    Jane Davis // 2012-11-19 22:01:50 // //
  • Why Yes All Is Possiable :) DREAM>

    Shirley Rohr // 2012-11-19 21:55:44 // //
  • PLUS I REALLY REALLY THINK THIS PLACE OR THIS CHANNEL CAN HELP ME SEEK MORE FOR MYSELF, MENTALLY SPIRITUALLY I`VE DONE A LOT OF THING`S IN THE PAST I HAVE NEVER BEEN ANGRY OR ANYTHING BUT I`VE BOTTLED UP THING`S, INSIDE. I KNOW THAT MIGHT NOT BE A GREAT GREAT THING OR I WOULD LIKE TO MOVE ON WITH MY LIFE, TOO. IN A WAYS I DON`T COME FROM A GREAT FAMILY WHO`S RICH OR SOMETHING BUT MY PARENTS` ARE VERY VERY FRUGAL. OR CHEAP! MYSELF I DON`T LIKE BEING LOOKED DOWN ON A LOT OF TIME`S I`M UNIQUE

    Khang Le
    // 2012-11-19 21:36:05 // //
  • HI! THERE`S,DEEPAK CHOPRA CHANNEL. MY NAMES KANG J LE. FROM CALIFORNIA NOW I`M NOT COMING, HERE TO MAKE ANY EXCUSES OR ANYTHING. LIKE THAT... I ALSO BELIEVE IN YOGA BUT DIFFERENT TYPE OF YOGA FOR ME IT`S MEDITATION. LETTING GO OF THING`S, N I`VE ALSO GONE THROUGH A LOT I`VE BEEN BEAT UP BY IGNORANT PEOPLE, I`VE BEEN BULLIED BUT I USED TO RUN FROM MY ISSUES A LOT AS I GROWN UP I WAS ACCIDENTLY TOLD I WAS RETARDED BY SOME TEACHERS, I NEVER HAD MUCH GROWING UP, BUT I NEVER CARED FOR MONEY N THINGS

    Khang Le
    // 2012-11-19 21:34:10 // //
  • It's possible if its within them. All things possible with god in your life.

    Christina Washington // 2012-11-19 21:29:01 // //
  • Yes, if they want to!

    Karen Fox- Wiercinski // 2012-11-19 21:10:09 // //
  • Big time!, XOXO

    Frances Mendonca // 2012-11-19 21:00:37 // //
  • I did!!!

    Robin Savage // 2012-11-19 20:57:01 // //
  • Love this

    Melinda Loo // 2012-11-19 20:48:55 // //
  • Dang tootin' they can!

    Connie Vasquez // 2012-11-19 20:45:03 // //
  • yes..

    Angela Pelosi // 2012-11-19 20:44:36 // //
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    Tracey Stahl // 2012-11-19 20:40:13 // //
  • The question is can I take it much further, this is something I cannot decide for them nor can I influence, so I am back to the self which is struggling but patient, I hope

    Craig Renaissance Man Balmer // 2012-11-19 20:37:00 // //
  • Yes, we can and do. I too am living proof.

    Katie Lynne Young // 2012-11-19 20:33:08 // //
  • Absolutely! I'm living, breathing proof.

    Kelly Penman // 2012-11-19 20:25:02 // //
  • Absolutely, though the word "difficult" is relative.

    Sugar Magnolia // 2012-11-19 20:21:56 // //
  • The question is unimportant. What truly matters is the perspective of the individual who is working towards or away from growing, through Surrender. Because we are, at our centre, unrealized potential...our unfoldment is unlimited....can such a person thrive? Oh yes, beyond the scope of measure, into the soaring infinity , beyond the veils of minds understanding....he can and she will!

    Massimo Incalcaterra // 2012-11-19 20:19:52 // //
  • is difficult but possible..become what we are capable of being..Ser lo que somos y convertirnos en lo que somos capaces de ser...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KwdW2SaspPI

    Jose Jose // 2012-11-19 20:19:23 // //
  • yes

    Sean Aegis // 2012-11-19 20:16:11 // //
  • who is it to say what it is to " truly thrive" , but I would say yes

    Stephanie Gunther Mahlow // 2012-11-19 20:16:06 // //
  • Absolutely. Living proof right here & I've got many friends who can say the same!

    Sarah Rohaly // 2012-11-19 20:14:01 // //
  • Most definitely YES!!!

    Jana Chovancova-Peterson // 2012-11-19 20:10:08 // //
  • YES

    Brenda Tobin-Flood // 2012-11-19 20:07:44 // //
  • Too much Love & enabling is Abuse too...

    Scott Francis // 2012-11-19 20:05:39 // //
  • Yes

    Altin Plasa // 2012-11-19 19:59:02 // //
  • I am a living example and wish we could of talk about that when i was in cali in for the sandiego wildfires in 2006. I was at the hotel were your school is located.

    Eddie Greyfox Burgess // 2012-11-19 19:56:57 // //
  • No!

    Susan Grosser // 2012-11-19 19:55:45 // //
  • There are difficult childhoods, and there are horrific childhoods

    Mary MacDonald // 2012-11-19 19:51:31 // //
  • Yes, I'm a living example. :)

    Michelle Prebilic Reese // 2012-11-19 19:51:12 // //
  • Yes they can!

    Deena Weatherwax // 2012-11-19 19:48:59 // //
  • Absolutely !!!!!

    Mario Posani // 2012-11-19 19:48:46 // //
  • yes!!!

    Shewolf Growl // 2012-11-19 19:47:13 // //
  • Yes!!

    DeAnn Renae Carpenter // 2012-11-19 19:44:13 // //
  • yes

    Lori Wong // 2012-11-19 19:42:27 // //
  • Proof <3

    Christine Saxon // 2012-11-19 19:41:05 // //
  • Thank you!!!

    Kym Kimberly Dray // 2012-11-19 19:40:04 // //
  • Very inspirational - thank you for sharing. Namaste.

    Brett Simpson // 2012-11-19 19:39:52 // //
  • Life can be a struggle... I don't know why? I am happy 98.6% of the time but when it derails... oh, it's a horrible feeling.

    Sharon Lippert // 2012-11-19 19:38:12 // //
  • He can really only maintain,the shock of abuse has a reminder around every corner......

    Michael Noel // 2012-11-19 19:37:35 // //
  • Your upbringing is no reason to blame your current life. I'm a product of an affair. Given up at birth. Months later family found me and forced my mother to take me back. Not wanted by neither parent. Forced to move from my mothers home at 15. I've lived a life in service to others. I'm a good wife, mother, grandmother. I promised my past would not define me and I meant it.

    Ty Smith Grimwood // 2012-11-19 19:37:22 // //
  • Yes they absolutely can...there are many of us that have done it and continue to fight the good fight...awesome story! :)

    Tanisha Daniels-Dalton // 2012-11-19 19:35:01 // //
  • Can we create a peaceful world out of these troubled times?

    Agusta Stefansdottir // 2012-11-19 19:34:51 // //
  • Yes, they can if they want to.

    Debbie Deb // 2012-11-19 19:34:00 // //
  • Yes absolutely. The choice is ours to let go forgive and heal!

    Karola Kling // 2012-11-19 19:31:17 // //
  • I did! :3)

    Sally Munoz // 2012-11-19 19:30:32 // //
  • Yes my Daughter, She is 17 and in college, Never give up hope:)

    Patricia Hon Petrone // 2012-11-19 19:30:10 // //
  • YES YES YES Our soon-to-be-adopted (and afterwards referred to as son) son is living breathing proof of this!

    Tom Flanagan // 2012-11-19 19:29:54 // //
  • Absolutely!! I am living and breathing proof! <3

    Sherie Hill // 2012-11-19 19:29:45 // //
  • Absolutely!

    Rico Ramos // 2012-11-19 19:29:35 // //
  • scarred

    Sipora Weissman // 2012-11-19 19:29:12 // //
  • Yes!

    Maria DiLorenzo // 2012-11-19 19:28:47 // //