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From Tragedy to Triumph with Barbara Allen

Barb Allen became a Gold Star widow at 32 years old. She learned her husband was murdered by another soldier while in Iraq and was left to raise 4 small boys (ages 6,5,3, and 1) while navigating her own grief and the extensive repeated trauma attached to a 3 1⁄2 year court-martial process. She suffered another trauma when the killer was acquitted.
Barb was not even remotely prepared to face this loss or the prolonged trauma of the court-martial. She became suicidal and fought her way back from that. Today she is stronger, happier, and more grateful than ever to live her beautiful life. Barb is a national speaker, author of Front Toward Enemy and podcast host of American Snippets. You will be amazed by Barb’s resilience, wisdom and desire to make a real difference in our world. You can find out more about Barb at
Things You’ll Learn From This Episode
  1. When you are going through a tough and dark time in your life and you are ready to rebuild, seek out a mentor who has reached the state you need and want to be at.
  2. Rebuilding takes time — allow it to be a slow process.
  3. Return value to the world, especially in your darkest times. Put good energy back into the universe and watch how your life becomes lighter.


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