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  • Roger Chamberlain shared a letter in the Group logo of Current EventsCurrent Events group 4 days ago

    Dear Supreme Court

    Today, you struck down 50 years of a woman’s right to choose. While it doesn’t come as a shock and I expected it would happen, it doesn’t dissuade my dismay.

    For context, allow me to beam you back to December of 1983. At a doctor’s appointment my Mother was told to abort me as the risk to her life would be great should she choose to continue her…read more

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  • MEET ROGER

    Dear Unsealers

    Meet Roger! Roger lost his mother when he was 23 years old. Ever since, he has struggled with grief, anxiety and depression. He misses his mother who was a source of love and comfort in his life. One of his favorite memories of his mom is seeing her joy when she watched him perform in his first band concert in high school.

    While…read more

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    • @oneturbobenz
      Dear Roger,
      It is always so painful to lose someone you love who is so very close to you. Their spirit and light is always with you. I feel your pain. I have lost both my dear parents and this loss is felt every day. But I will say that I always try to live each day with purpose and happiness because I know that is what my…read more

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      • @shelleybrill I have been trying to get to that point. I changed jobs 3 times since October of 2020 in an attempt to find peace at work. My current job brings me back to the industry my Father spent 42 years working in. My Mother went through a lot of hard times with him always out on the road. My Mother never got her drivers license and so going…read more

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  • I am so grateful to my family,

    Dear Unsealers,
    Recently I had surgery and it was a bit scary. It’s behind me now. I could not have gone thru this process without the support of my dear family. Thank you to my amazing children, Andrew and Lauren, for immediately stepping up and helping Dad and I make the right decision as to which way to proceed. Your research and i…read more

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  • Dear Sean, My Heart Is Hurting

    Dear Sean,

    Our friendship began the night we met. It was August 12, 2018 in downtown Cleveland. My friends and I ended up at a table at FWD nightclub with you and your friends. Thanks to your charm, and that handsome face, we immediately clicked.

    In a short time, I realized there was so much more to you than your good looks and your sweet…read more

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    • Lauren,

      First off I’m so very sorry for this loss. Sean, from everything you’ve written, was an extraordinary man. This tribute is both heartbreaking and inspiring to read. It is heartbreaking because a great man and Father was taken from this life so very soon. Reading what you’ve written is inspiring however also. It shows the profound impact…read more

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  • Roger Chamberlain shared a letter in the Group logo of Chasing Your DreamsChasing Your Dreams group 2 weeks ago

    Dear Dreamer

    I know the place you may be in right now. Wondering if this dream you have is too hard to achieve. It may seem impossible or just not to be. Don’t ever give up, please.

    As a child I dreamed of growing up and being respected for the work I do. About 10 years ago that dream seemed light years away.

    You see I was laying in a hospital bed with a…read more

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    • Roger, your story is amazing. I know many people that struggled with their dream especially when it come to the weight loss journey. My stepmom has been struggling with this goal for years. She’s been on and off of her weight journey and has been going through being on different diets such as vegan, pescatarian, and hoping of off certain foods and…read more

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  • Roger Chamberlain shared a letter in the Group logo of Mental HealthMental Health group 2 weeks, 2 days ago

    Dear Fate

    I remember this day all too well. It was June 11th 2021. My Father had just gotten the registration renewed on his car. I suggested that we go to Cleveland to scout out the gate for the baseball game I was taking hime to for his birthday.

    As we neared Cleveland on route 480, a car clipped my Father’s rear bumper. It forced us into the car next to…read more

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  • Roger Chamberlain shared a letter in the Group logo of Remembering those we lost/GriefRemembering those we lost/Grief group 2 weeks, 4 days ago

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    Dear Mandy

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  • Roger Chamberlain shared a letter in the Group logo of Mental HealthMental Health group 2 weeks, 6 days ago

    To Teens Struggling

    Dear Teenagers,

    Like you I know what it’s like to struggle. I was there and on some levels still am. I struggled majorly with self confidence as a teenager. I felt as though I wasn’t going to be able to be what I wanted to be in life.

    For me two people in high school were instrumental to helping me change that. The first was my high school band…read more

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    • This is a great message to teens, Roger. There’s comfort in knowing that we aren’t the only ones who struggled with confidence in our teens, even though it would have been great if we didn’t have those struggles. I’m glad you had two people who helped you with your confidence. I wish I had someone like that to help me like that in my teens. My…read more

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      • Gerald I can’t sat that it was easy. I had a lot of doubt along the way. My baseball career ended before it really got the chance to start. It ended with with a 93mph pitch that caught the outside corner to strike out the last batter of the game. It also tore my rotator cuff so severely that the surgeon originally thought I would never be able to…read more

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    • I personally experienced struggle being a teen myself. I had anger issues that were rooted in the past when I was in foster care. I personally had peer pressure as a teen but never really fulfilled them because I personally didn’t seek to be a follower of trends such as smoking and drinking alcohol at an early age. I do know now that teens are…read more

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  • shelleybrill shared a letter in the Group logo of Mental HealthMental Health group 2 weeks, 6 days ago

    I broke thru my insecurities in “Gypsy”

    Dear Teens,
    As a teenager, I too struggled with low self-esteem and insecurities. In high school I would watch other more confident students run for student government, try out for sports teams, cheerleading squad or audition for school plays. I never felt smart enough or athletic enough or even pretty enough to succeed at anything I…read more

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    • Dear Shelley,

      That takes major courage to play a stripper in a play. To sing and dance in front of 1000 people. Wow! I would had 100 panic attacks trying to stay calm on stage. That’s so cool you gain a lot of confidence after performing that part. I was asked to be a part of a church play when I was 16. But, my insecurity stopped me from being a…read more

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      • Hi Gerald, Thank you for your words of encouragement. I am sure that you have more then made up for whatever activities you missed put on in n high school. Its never too late to be in n a play or do the intimidating things we were all afraid to try in high school. I am sure you would have been great then but you will be even better now. Always…read more

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        • You’re very welcome, Shelley. And thank you for your encouraging words. Reading your reply gives me the hope to try new things (even if they’re scary). I love that sentence you wrote about how I’m much stronger and accomplished than I am in my head. I need to remind myself that more and more. Sometimes, self-doubt finds a way into my head and it…read more

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  • Lauren Brill shared a letter in the Group logo of Introductions, Icebreakers and PromptsIntroductions, Icebreakers and Prompts group 3 weeks, 3 days ago

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    What is your favorite compliment?

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  • Lauren Brill shared a letter in the Group logo of Introductions, Icebreakers and PromptsIntroductions, Icebreakers and Prompts group 3 weeks, 3 days ago

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    What makes you proud?

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  • Dear America

    Dear America
    I wrote a little about my feelings a little while ago. While it was good, it wasn’t all that I wanted to say. So I deleted it and here I am starting over. Nineteen children and two teachers will never be afforded the chance I’m getting here.

    The most powerful thing I saw in the days that followed this terrible shooting I’m Uvald…read more

    Roger (an ashamed American)
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  • A rainbow to you is what rain is to me

    Dear Ashley @ashley_topham,

    I read your story about the rainbow and your father. It is such a beautiful memory. Sometimes, I think the universe implants these memories in us so when are loved ones leave us, they have ways they can send us little reminders that they are still with us.

    My grandfather always said that rain was good luck. Since I…read more

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    • Dear Lauren, @theunsealed

      The story about the rain and the connection it has to your late grandfather is beautiful. It’s amazing how people can have that connection show back up in their life after their loved one passed away. I whole heartedly believe that it is our loved ones letting us know they are still there. I love how it also deals with…read more

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      • Aww I loved that. I think it’s so true. It’s so comforting when you can feel the presence of someone that you lost. I have so many weird stories that are too coincidental to truly be just coincidences. Or at least I think so. Love and connection never dies. And through magic I think people find a way to connect with you even after their lives are…read more

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  • Lauren Brill shared a letter in the Group logo of Introductions, Icebreakers and PromptsIntroductions, Icebreakers and Prompts group 4 weeks, 1 day ago

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    What's the best compliment you've received?

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  • shelleybrill shared a letter in the Group logo of Current EventsCurrent Events group 1 month ago

    Let us work together

    Dear Unsealers,
    The last couple of days have brought so much sadness to our country. Seeing so many young beautiful people lose their life so horrifically is too much to bear. On top of that, I feel so much frustration. Is there not anything we can do to change the trajectory of this awful problem. Is there no common ground to change something to…read more

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    • I wish there was a way to help many people around the world from the power of gun violence. In my mind I always asked myself; Why do we as citizens need guns? Especially when half of the people who had guns only has it now to protect themselves against another person with a gun. Why couldn’t they just keep guns in the military and then when t…read more

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  • Lauren Brill shared a letter in the Group logo of Introductions, Icebreakers and PromptsIntroductions, Icebreakers and Prompts group 1 month ago

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    Icebreaker: What's your favorite childhood memory?

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  • Lauren Brill shared a letter in the Group logo of Chasing Your DreamsChasing Your Dreams group 1 month ago

    The latest news on The Unsealed

    Dear Unsealers,

    It’s hard to express how thankful I am for each of you. When I started this company, I was motivated by the idea that my personal experiences coping with sexual violence could inspire others. For me, this company allowed me to turn what was once a deep and dark secret into a superpower. While each of you has supported me on this…read more

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    • I just want to let you know that I am really proud of you and have respect for everything you do and are currently doing for others. I’m glad that you have given me an opportunity to be able to share my story with you and inspire others; and I am also greatful that God has given me the opportunity to work with a well driven, kind, intelligent, a…read more

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      • OMG, I am not crying. Actually, I am crying! Kayjah, you are so sweet. You have so much greatness inside of you and your journey is just beginning. I am honored to have the opportunity to be a part of your journey and I am beyond excited to see where you decide to go in life. There is nothing you can’t do! You have already been through so much and…read more

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      • Dear Kayjah,
        Thank you so much for your kind words about Lauren. As her mother, this means so much to me. Lauren has gone thru so much in her life and I am glad she is sharing her challenges. We can all learn from each other and become inspired. Lauren tells me you are a fantastic intern and are helping her so much. I hope you and Lauren…read more

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    • I’ve always wanted to tell the world about my experiences and opinions. But I constantly have the impression that no one is listening. But I believe I’ve found the proper spot where I can tell my story and hopefully inspire others. Your efforts are much appreciated. Continue to inspire & motivate others. With the right intentions, I believe we can…read more

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      • Aww, I am so glad you found The Unsealed. I can’t wait to read and respond to your story. I believe everyone has a story that can inspire someone. We all need to lift each other. I wanted to introduce to @ashley_topham. She is a strong, resilient young woman like you. I hope you two begin to write to each other. You each can post a story and just…read more

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    • Hi Friend, I just wanted to let you know that my appreciation is beyond words, and I am both thankful and proud of you. I am proud of you for choosing yourself and passions everyday even though you’ve been through so much fire. I am not much of a speaker, I do better watching and working from behind the curtains, but the unsealed has give me a…read more

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      • @asyk This is so sweet. Thank you so much! This motivates me so much. Starting a business is so hard but when you realize it actually means something to people, it makes it so much easier to keep pushing. And whether you speak, write, scream, or whisper, you have a lot of be proud of and your message/story should be heard. You are strong and your…read more

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  • Lauren Brill shared a letter in the Group logo of To my younger selfTo my younger self group 2 months ago

    My advice for the younger me

    To my younger self,

    Several years ago, mom and dad moved out of our childhood home and mom sent me a box filled with items from our room that she didn’t know if I wanted to keep or throw away.

    As I looked through this box, I found random items like a Mia Hamm Barbie in a package that I never opened and drawings from third or fourth grade. As I d…read more

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    • I think Unsealed Conversations is your own network Lauren. Within The Unsealed it serves as a great amplifier of the stories you tell for people. If not a network it’s definitely your own kind of talk show. Without The Unsealed I wouldn’t be taking my crazy old Volvo to be in a movie tomorrow. Most likely I’d be buried the the plot meant for my…read more

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      • Aww Roger, that is so sweet. It’s people like you that keep me pushing. I still want to grow and be so much bigger. But I know I have to be patient and it will come. I am so glad The Unsealed and our friendship has had such a positive impact on your well-being and your life. You inspire me to keep pushing ever day.

        Life is really hard sometime…read more

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    • I believe that your a very strong, independent, and a successful person. I feel that you are a person that will help others speak out more on there experiences which you are currently doing; your on a level where the stories you post motivates others to post as well. You are a leading example of how a lot of people who go through hardships with…read more

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    • That part on stop missing on the joy of the present moment because you’re consumed with the unknowns of your future is so true! It’s tough to stay in the present when your mind has been conditioned to constantly think about the future. The Unsealed (In a way) is your show, Lauren. It shows your willingness to share other people’s stories. It a…read more

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      • It really is tough to stay present. It is something I still struggle with. I am a worrier and trying to build a business sure doesn’t make that any easier. But it’s people like you and letters like this one that remind me that everything will be OK and that I am on the right track and I just have to keep pushing. I am so glad you found The…read more

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  • Lauren Brill shared a letter in the Group logo of Magical MomentsMagical Moments group 2 months, 1 week ago

    My big brother believes in me

    To my Big Brother @andbrill,

    The other day I was updating you The Unsealed and you said to me, “You know it’s really hard to even get to this point. Almost impossible.”

    You are very practical person. You’re logical and reasonable – not the type of person to chase dreams that are completely unrealistic or super farfetched. With that said, YOU…read more

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  • Lauren Brill shared a letter in the Group logo of Mental HealthMental Health group 2 months, 2 weeks ago

    Don't Worry, Be Happy

    Dear Kris, @krisqts-us-com

    The other night I was super stressed and I read a post of yours that said, “”In every life we have some trouble. But when you worry you make it double. Don’t worry, be happy!” – Don’t Worry, Be Happy by Bobby McFerrin.”

    I am a worrier. I have always been like that. It’s the way I am wired. And this month I was…read more

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