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Tracey Mitchell

Speaker • Published Author of Downside Up • TV Host of Life From DFW • CEO of 'The Winning Woman' Consulting Group • Lover of Life, Christ & Hurting People

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I arrived at the bakery a few minutes early to see if Beth had grabbed us a table. My eyes bounced around the restaurant. No sign of Beth. Then I heard a soft, familiar voice say, ‘I’m right here.’ The voice and smile belonged to Beth but the sunken skeletal frame echoing those words bore little resemblance to the rosy checked friend I knew. My expression must have mirrored my fear. When her bony frame hugged me, she whispered the words, ‘Don’t worry, it’s going to be okay.’ I felt a wave of nausea sweep over me as I steadied my emotions to receive the news.

The prognosis was grim. Apart from a miracle, six to nine months was the best she could hope for.

I’ve often wondered, ‘How different would we live each day, if we knew our days were numbered?’ Would we sit silently and try to hold on to each moment? Would we dig through our nightstand searching for the bucket list of things we never got around to doing? Would we drown in a sea of self-pity?   

Beth did not view cancer as an enemy but an opportunity. An opportunity to comfort the widow three doors down whose family was unable to be with her during those final weeks of life. An opportunity to celebrate her room mates remission prognosis the same day she was given grim news. In the center of life’s most challenging moment, she discovered a way to rise above the crushing waves of cancer. She didn’t look for ways to escape her painful condition. She looked for ways to free others from theirs.

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Inspiring and uplifting guests compel viewers to live life to the maximum. Through relatable and honest conversation each story will touch and challenge you to enjoy healthy relationships, explore inner healing and achieve personal dreams.

Hosts Robby and Tracey Mitchell interview athletes, pop cultures voices and spiritual leaders whose discussions will challenge your perspective and enrich your soul.

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