Host, Mike Domitrz, welcomes CAST member Sammy Rangel to the podcast. Sammy is the epitome of mindfulness. During his formative years, he was denied a sense of self and potential. He has endured a life most cannot fathom. But, Sammy has turned his mess into a message, as an author, a speaker, and a comfort to those in need. Sammy describes his gradual awakening, the strategies he uses for support during his journey, and how he is constantly developing into the man he wants to be.
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[1:27] Sammy describes his tumultuous youth and how his life turned into a TEDx talk.
[6:14] Sammy started developing into who he wanted to be, not what others designed him to be.
[10:44] Suffering has a cathartic purpose.
[19:17] Reaching out to others is how Sammy gets the support he needs.
[24:50] Books Sammy uses to expand his awareness.
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Sammy Rangel is a TEDx Speaker, author, and most importantly a father. With a Masters’ in Social Work, he consults with social service providers, schools, and law enforcement agencies on reducing violent extremism. He is the founder of Formers Anonymous, a self-help program for men and women looking to exit a lifestyle of crime and violence.