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Resilience and Positivity in Adversity with Jackie Gilby Episode 47

Resilience and Positivity in Adversity with Jackie Gilby

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In this episode of the Resilient Schools Podcast, recorded live at the Bridging to Resilience Conference, we hear from Jackie Gilby, who shares her powerful story of overcoming adversity. 

Jackie spent 17 years in foster care, experiencing adversity and being stuck in a cycle of poverty and street living. Despite these challenges, Jackie maintained a positive outlook on life, emphasizing the value of experiencing hardships to appreciate the good in life. 

She eventually turned her life around, finding sobriety, securing stable housing, and becoming an active participant in her community's efforts to combat poverty. Working at a nonprofit, STEP MC, Jackie now helps others escape poverty by sharing her experiences and the lessons she learned along the way. The conversation touches on the transformative power of facing one's fears, the importance of community support, and the belief in a higher power guiding one's journey toward a better life.

00:10 Jackie's Journey: From Foster Care to Finding Her Path
00:57 The Power of a Positive Mindset Amidst Life's Challenges
02:15 Overcoming Adversity: Jackie's Transition to Sobriety and Stability
03:28 Empowering Others: Jackie's Work with STEP MC to End Poverty
09:42 Building a Better Future: Jackie's Goals and Aspirations
14:05 Reflections on Parenting, Recovery, and Finding Fulfillment
18:20 Jackie's Message of Hope and Courage to Those Struggling

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