The Power Within: Pod Notes on TVTY Cast Episode 24

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Pod Notes: Episode 24, Sheree Trask

The Power Within

“The most common way people give up their power is to think they don’t have any.”

– Alice Walker, Author of “The Color Purple”.

Anyone who has faced major adversities in life and grown in fortitude comes to know the wisdom of finding their greatest strengths inside of the power that creates the will to survive in the face of what could be the most impossible odds against the spirit that is your personal crucible.

Radical forgiveness in the face of assaults to our bodies, minds and souls is often a memory-in-the-making action when personal judgement of the inner, spiritual court and jury are standing straight in front of you.

And there’s no where to run, and nowhere to hide.

The blunt harm of Life’s most stark truths brings with them the opportunities for our greatest blessings—and that is to know and learn from what reason everything happened to you for and who you are within it in your life.

And while this is an inherent energy that flows here at PSTV and the TVTYcast Pod Series of inspiring positive change for our ever-growing audience, what I just did is to briefly describe to you Karl Stedman’s guest in Episode 24 of our podcasts— empowerment speaker, entrepreneur, ghost writer, and branding expert, Sheree Trask.

Within the powerful 60-minute conversation of Episode 24, Sheree Trask shares with Karl the story of her rape at only 19-years old, and the event’s subsequent series of traumatic developments to her body placing her own life in danger.

Misdiagnosed with different auto-immune diseases for 9 years, Sheree tells of how she learned to self-diagnose for lupus and not stop till she found the doctor who would test her for it.

She has taken herself down the whole path of working in the holistic health space, the empowerment space, and doing empowerment coaching for women specifically with autoimmune disease and sexual trauma.  With this she has become an international speaker.

Photo by Romain Robe

Photo by Romain Robe

And now Sheree is also a ghost-writer for incredibly, powerful “impact-entrepreneurs” as she calls them.

But the most impactful person in Sheree’s life is her Grandma, calling her “the wisest woman she knows” as she taught her granddaughter to search her soul to find the purpose—the “for” of the major occurrences in her life.

“With all of that, and her instilling from as long as I can remember, ‘Find the for…it’s not about you…this is about finding the ‘for’… and why did it happen…how did it happen for you…and what can you do with it? Things don’t happen to you; they happen for you…you have to find the for”.

In Episode 24 Karl and Sheree go from extreme forgiveness, embracing the trauma, to healing, to creating a modality to help spread hope and openness—allowing a space for women to truthfully be themselves—talking about the things they’ve gone through…which is a great deal to take in in a very short period…and you will love every single second of this inspiring duo’s conversation.

But trust me, Sheree Trask will empower you by leading you to discover that things don’t happen TO you; they happen FOR you—and that is your power within.

“This happened because I’m supposed to help other people heal. I’m supposed to go through everything that I’m going through right now so that I can be a catalyst for change and impact, and empower others to stand in their truth and own their stories in a way that feels powerful vs ‘I’m a victim, this happened to me’, and all of the things that come with trauma. We’re supposed to be the change for people to feel inspired to speak up, and we get to create that. That’s our story that we don’t get to get stuck in. We get to use it, and it’s so powerful”


Peace, Love and OM,


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Diane Maietta

Self-described as a free-spirit of courage, love, and compassion, Diane Maietta was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and raised in the neighboring small town of Apollo, PA. She has received a citation from the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives in honor of her poetic voice and is listed in Marquis’ Who’s Who in the East, 24th Edition. You may find her artwork at her website: and her Instagram: