193. Walking Through Illness and Crises, She Shares Stories of Healing
Barbara York McDaniel
Barbara York McDaniel is an Amazon.com bestselling author of the book, “My God is in the Healing Business,” a book filled with amazing true stories of God’s healing grace in her family. She is an inspirational speaker and faith coach. She is a national certified personnel consultant, and the former owner of Healthcare Resources of America, a retained executive search firm.
How Did You Start Using Your Talents?
Married young and living happily as a homemaker and mom, her life was turned upside down when, at age 30, her husband shocked her with the news that he wanted a divorce. Dealing with the devastation, she began developing skills in resiliency and a faith that carried her through later health and personal crises. She also learned how to use her people skills to work as a recruiter, eventually heading up her own executive search firm.
The Most Impactful Turning Point?
Her company had become one of the most respected healthcare search firms in the country when Barbara began developing vague and varied symptoms, a sense of being un-well. “The doctor diagnosed me with an unusual, very rare disease, called Sjogren’s Syndrome (an immune system disorder). He said I would not be able to work again and told me go fill out my Social Security for disability. I just mentally could not, would not—I refused—to wrap my mind around that kind of life!” Thus began a faith journey that led her to a healer, and then to an exploration of the many healings that had occurred across generations in her family. It also led her to write a book.
The Most Powerful Lessons Learned?
“I think the biggest problem people have is fear. The big bad world, and all that can happen, is a huge source of fear for all of us. I cannot tell you how frightened I was as a 30-year-old (divorced) woman with a child to take care of! I faced two choices: surrender to my fears, or walk through them. Because I walked through them, I discovered a whole new world of success, and a whole new level of success in life, that I’d never experienced before.”
Steps to Success from Barbara York McDaniel
1. Develop a faith that can sustain you.
2. Face your fears and walk through them.
3. Realize that you are not alone. Somebody out there is going through the same thing.
4. Find supportive people and information; the Internet is an amazing resource.
On Her Bookshelf
The God I Never Knew, by Robert Morris
The Purpose-Driven Life, by Rick Warren
The Shack, by William Paul Young
My God Is in the Healing Business, Memoirs of a Family’s Healing Miracles & How to Receive Yours, by Barbara York McDaniel
Connecting With Barbara York McDaniel
Twitter: Barbara Y McDaniel
Facebook: Barbara York McDaniel, Author
LinkedIn: Barbara McDaniel https://www.linkedin.com/in/barbara-york-mcdaniel-35580a104
Receive a free eBook, “The Little Book of Healing Scriptures,” by going to www.barbarayorkmcdaniel.com and sign up for the eBook. This is a perfect companion book to her bestselling book, “My God Is in the Healing Business” at Amazon.com.
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