Browsing Archive: March, 2013

People are longing for deep & lasting connection

Posted by Valerie Erb on Thursday, March 21, 2013,
Today as I shared a portion of this talk with girls at an assembly, I noticed the tears in their eyes.  We are all longing for deep and lasting connections in our lives.  We need to be reminded that our lives are so important and that they are important to someone we may not even know yet.  It is okay to guard our hearts and preserve our stickiness.  That person will be forever grateful to have us at our best.  We just may be the one they hope to stick to for the rest of their life....
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Hope Beyond Gangs

Posted by Valerie Erb on Tuesday, March 19, 2013,
Jose was jumped into a gang at 13 years old.  I had the honor of teaching him & watching him change from the inside-out.  This is his story and how he started peer helping others to find a way out of gang violence.  He become a part of Inside-Out Peer Helping in the early stages and found a family in Peer Helping and has a better life today.
 
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Facing Addiction

Posted by Valerie Erb on Sunday, March 10, 2013,
The people who can be helped are the ones who admit they need it. I am still touched by this young man's willingness to be so open about something so personal.  The truth is that secret addictions slowly rob us of joy and peace.  Tyler thank you for your bravery.  You have helped so many others face their own secret additions, by your willingness to face yours.
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Valerie Erb was a broken teen who turned her life around at the age of sixteen and has been helping others do the same ever since. After improving her life, she made a vow to help as many people as possible until the day she dies. She wants to be the person that she needed around when she was struggling. She has helped many through her roles as a public speaker, teacher, “at risk” student adviser/counselor, educational leadership trainer, in-service trainer, workshop facilitator and youth leader. She is very candid about the struggles she faced throughout her life.  She overcame many hardships and hopes to help others do the same. She imparts to each life she touches the hope of being restored from the inside-out.  She is most passionate about helping people become all they are meant to be. She wrote Inside-Out Peer Helping Curriculum while creating the Inside-Out Peer Helping Program, Training and Workshops in order to achieve that goal. She is thankful to have made meaningful connections world-wide. She would love to connect with anyone who wants to make a difference in the lives of others.  "Be the Change"

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