Liz Murray’s story is sure to move your heart about overcoming adversity in life. Formerly homeless, Liz transformed her life of despair into an inspiring journey of determination, hope, and hard-won success.
The subject of Lifetime Television’s Emmy-nominated original film, Homeless to Harvard, Murray graduated from Harvard in 2009, and went on to receive her Masters in the Psychology of Education at Columbia University. Today, as co-founder and Executive Director of The Arthur Project, Murray is a passionate advocate for under-served youth, working to end generational poverty through relationship-based learning.
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Join Dr. Michelle and Liz in Part 2 as they talk about:
- How the impact of her childhood has affected her view on society.
- Breaking down how each of us carries the story of the society that we come from.
- How we can be less dismissive not only of other people’s struggles but our own as well.
- Why it’s okay to spend time with your loved ones or with yourself instead of feeling this pressure by society to be ambitious.
- Words of wisdom she has for those who are facing difficult moments because of COVID-19.
- Why we need to adjust our expectations in life and be grateful for what we do have and are able to do each day.
- How to find joy in small moments throughout the day.
Mentioned In This Episode
- Homeless to Harvard
- Breaking Night: A Memoir of Forgiveness, Survival, and My Journey from Homeless to Harvard by Liz Murray
- The Arthur Project
- Episode 316 – Kiona Sinks and Lisa Ginter
- D. Vance
- Alfie Kohn
- SCBS Sleep Campaign
- Your Wellness Connection
- SCBS 40 Days of Gratitude
- Big Shifts Foundation
- CommunityAmerica Credit Union
- SCBS 31-Day Kindness Campaign