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Christy Lister

Overcoming Mediocrity

LIMITLESS WOMEN

Christy Lister

Christy Lister is the former wife of a law enforcement officer who died by suicide. She is the mother of three beautiful and resilient children who tragically lost their father on June 17th, 2019. Christy was introduced to Blue H.E.L.P., a national not-for-profit that helps Honor, Educate, Lead, and Protect law enforcement and their families, helping to break the mental health stigma in Law Enforcement. Christy has been volunteering with Blue Help since September of 2019. She speaks with Police Departments and families on breaking the stigma of mental health, the signs, and policies changes that can be made. It’s OK Not To Be OK!

 

Christy Lister
Blue H.E.L.P. IL
[email protected] 
www.1stHelp.org
815-955-9970

 

My Story

The Invisible Badge

Family is the side of the badge that is hidden out of plain sight. It wasn’t until death by suicide that I realized how Law Enforcement families serve next to the officer. I noticed changes that affected the family, but I didn’t realize why the changes were occurring. I believed it was me and me alone. The truth of the matter is The Job affects everyone on both sides of the badge.

 

My Free Gift

First H.E.L.P.

First Help is a searchable database dedicated to finding emotional, financial, and spiritual assistance for first responders. In addition to assisting first responders in finding crisis-specific help, it will collect data on suicide and traumatic-stress events. This information will be used to save lives and improve the quality of life for first responders. This tool will always be free to first responders, and there is no charge to register your organization to be listed in the database.

https://BlueHelp.org/resources/1sthelp

 

Juliet Strocchia

Overcoming Mediocrity - Volume VIII

FEARLESS WOMEN

Juliet Strocchia

Juliet Strocchia is a stylist, licensed cosmetologist, and Co-Owner of The Mixx Hair Salon in Elk Grove Village, IL. Her passion is making women feel confident and beautiful. Before opening The Mixx Hair Salon, she owned her own beauty salon, JS Salon, also in Elk Grove Village, IL. Her successful career includes being a stylist for 17 years with advanced training from Mario Ticoci, Redkin, Paul Mitchell, Pureology, Matrix and the Redkin Exchange, becoming a Certified Colorist. She has styled hair for the Chicago Rush Dancers, Chicago Blackhawk Ice Girls and a professional comedian who has appeared on the Chelsea Lately show. Juliet enjoys spending time with her daughter Bella and husband Mike. She is an avid dog lover and has three fur babies of her own. Her family is most important to her, and she loves spending time and going on adventures with them. Juliet continues to advance her personal and professional growth through workshops and self-development. She has always wanted to share her own story in the hope that her story will inspire and motivate you to overcome any challenges and obstacles that may come your way.

 

Juliet Strocchia
The Mixx Hair Salon
[email protected]
www.themixxhairsalon.com
773-744-0143

 

My Story

Every Day Is a New Day

At a very young age, Juliet made the decision to not live the life she knew as a young child. As a child, she was exposed to the life of drugs, violence, guns and abuse. She wanted more for her life and was determined to define her life and not let circumstances define who she was or going to be. Juliet knew deep down in her soul, that she was going to be very different from how her parents were. She is now an overachieving, perfectionist and workaholic, who has learned how to disguise all of her childhood pain.

Morgan Heuschmidt-Zorn

Overcoming Mediocrity - Volume VIII

FEARLESS WOMEN

Morgan Heuschmidt-Zorn

Born and raised in Schaumburg, Illinois, Morgan grew up living with her mom, dad and older sister, Brittnee. She also has two half-brothers; Michael and Timmy. She attended college at The Illinois Institute of Art-Schaumburg. She was a Dean’s Honor List student and in 2017 received the Steven Kolton Award for outstanding leadership. She graduated with her bachelor’s degree in fine arts, with a concentration in Interior Design. Morgan is an independent Interior Designer, currently working on building her own business. When Morgan’s mom was a Hospice CNA, Morgan volunteered at the memorial services for Provena Hospice in Frankfort, Illinois.

In Morgan’s free time, she’ll often be using her creativeness; working on interior design projects, crafting, writing, painting or sewing. She is a fur/feather mama to 7 babies; 3 dogs, 2 parakeets, 1 Quaker parrot and 1 sugar glider. Morgan loves animals and her babies are her life! Weekends are filled with spending time with family and friends. Morgan prefers reading over watching television but makes an exception when it comes to watching her and her husband Eric’s favorite TV show; Bob’s Burgers. She is a Disney fanatic! She also loves the water and considers the ocean her “peaceful place”. Faith is very important to Morgan; guiding her through the good and bad times. She is always counting her blessings!

 

Morgan Heuschmidt-Zorn
Morgan HZ Designs
[email protected]
Morganhz.com
847-450-8670

 

My Story

God’s Warrior

Morgan’s story is about her rollercoaster of a journey these past few years. Her father passed away a week and one day before her original wedding date and one of her best friends passed away unexpectedly too. Morgan’s story is also about her health, living with invisible illnesses and surviving having a tumor removed from her brain.

Erin Pignatiello

Overcoming Mediocrity - Volume VII

VICTORIOUS WOMEN
 

Erin Pignatiello

Erin Pignatiello

Growing up, family was a constant and stable part of Erin’s life. Her strong desire to be a mother was born out of her family ties and the constant love that surrounded her. Erin was raised and still lives in the state of New Jersey. She has lived in the same small town for most of her life. In this small town, Erin met her future husband at the age of nine. They began dating at age sixteen and married at age twenty-five. A mother of three children, two girls and one boy, Erin was living the life she dreamed of having as a stay at home mom.

Erin worked for eleven years in various positions within her family owned business. She also worked as an ABA Therapist for children on the Autism spectrum. During this time, Erin was working on a college degree in Elementary Special Education. Erin is currently completing her bachelor of science in elementary education and special education at Grand Canyon University.

The summer of 2013 was a turning point for Erin’s health. She developed neurological symptoms that caused mental, physical and emotional pain. Erin spent two years going doctor to doctor, procedure to procedure, in search of a doctor and cure. Unfortunately, that doctor was never found. Erin was left to discover her condition and treatment on her own. This is when she became her own “Mighty Me”.

In November, 2016, Erin found relief from the use of doTERRA’s peppermint essential oil. This gift from God brought immediate relief and as a result, Erin dove into the world of essential oils and holistic living. Erin started her own business as a trained Wellness Advocate for doTERRA International and shares her story of personal triumph over sickness as she educates others about the use of essential oils.

 

Erin Pignatiello
DoOilsDoterra
[email protected]
mydoterra.com/erinpignatiello
201-658-9420 

My Story

My Story

Mighty Me

Life is not without its ups and downs, they are constantly there. They shape and mold who you are and the life you lead. As a wife and mother of three, Erin was leading a productive, happy, healthy life, and blessed with a great family, an amazing husband, and three beautiful children. Unfortunately, life has a way of butting in and placing obstacles in the way of happiness. As she entered into the “sick” phase of her life, she became bitter, angry, and, quite frankly, the woman she did not want to be. She was in for the biggest fight of her life.

 

Jennifer Truesdale

Overcoming Mediocrity - Volume V

RESILIENT WOMEN - These stories are meant to inspire and encourage women to realize their true potential.

 

 

 

 

Jennifer Truesdale

Jennifer Truesdale grew up on the North Shore of Massachusetts, spending summers at “Happy Hampton Beach” in New Hampshire, where she was taught the value of hard work at young age, helping her grandparents with their beach motel.

At the age of 12 and after 13 or more broken bones, she was diagnosed with Osteogenesis Imperfecta, (brittle bone disease).

After graduating from school, she had to leave her sweetheart behind to go off to college. She attended the University of Miami, where she landed exactly 10 days before Hurricane Andrew, which was at that time the most destructive hurricane in United States history. Surviving her first hurricane was a life changer. Due to some prior knee injuries, life on campus became too difficult after Andrew ripped it apart. Therefore, Jennifer moved back home. The only problem was that “home” moved 2,000 miles south.

At home, before she could even put down her suitcase, her mother laid out her life options as she saw them. With a whole four hours to ponder the options, she choose insurance school. She realized she had found a career that she was excited about. However, living 2,000 miles away from her sweetheart was not so exciting, so she packed up and headed north.

Over the years, she had worked in many aspects of the insurance industry, and by the age of forty she found herself a single mom for the second time. Scraping by on Social Security Disability and clipping coupons was not the life she wanted for her children.

After a car accident left her with a traumatic brain injury and a couple of broken bones, she realized that she just couldn’t live that way. She went back to work selling insurance and has become a top producer on her Aflac team.  She is mentoring new agents and helping change lives.

She has also helped her daughter found the not for profit organization, Solar for Our superheroes, which provides solar panels for real world heroes.

 

Jennifer Truesdale
True Insurance and Notary Services, Inc.
[email protected]
jentruesdale.com
603-929-9070

 

 

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Brittle, Not Broken

She sells insurance, and while that sentence may at first sound typical, the true story behind it is anything but. Throughout her life, she has been told by doctors and experts that she is disabled. She has broken 68 bones. Sixty-eight. And two years ago, she suffered a traumatic brain injury in a tragic car accident. On top of this, she was a single mom to three kids.

Suddenly, she found herself surviving on five hundred dollars per month from Social Security Disability, which, when you throw in a two thousand dollar mortgage which was six months behind, well you do the math. One year ago, she decided that there was no way she could continue to let her life be decided for her.

Eleven and a half months later, she has moved from $500 per month to a six figure income. She lives her life with a mindset of self-definition, never letting the world tell her what she is, and instead deciding for herself.

 

 

 

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