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Portia Louder: Could Prison Set You Free?

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Portia Louder: Prison, Redemption and Life   What would you say if a federal judge gave you a seven year prison sentence? Portia Louder was a wife, a mom and a realtor. It was the realtor role that landed her in prison. During the hey days of the real estate boom in the mid 2000’s Portia was buying and selling overvalued properties. The appraisals were manipulated. When the market crashed, the owners and the banks were on the hook for the appraised value. That brought in the FBI and suddenly Portia’s life changed radically. "I walked into a Federal prison. Prison was the hardest thing that I did, and the most sacred, beautiful experience of my life" Portia’s journey through the prison system became a journey into herself.  "Be willing to consider that there is a rason for this and allow it to transform you. Be willing to wak through that pain that seems impossible to walk through." The time away from the outside world gave Portia time to reflect. How would she choose to respond to this experience? Stripped of her societal identities and roles, who was she? What did she truly value? The woman that emerged from Federal prison is compassionate, wise and very very real. This is a story about our values, judgements, acceptance, and personal evolution. And so much more.   Coming Soon! The Book. Bump In The Road, Stories of Courage, Perseverance and Resilience, an inspiring anthology of overcoming life's bumps. Because everyone needs a bit of inspiration.   Learn more at Follow Bump on:

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