Insight with Mark Farrell An engaging forum to examine and discuss a vast array of everyday obstacles and challenges facing adults and children today.

July 7, 2017  

Crystal Woods life depicts just how incredibly resilient one can be to withstand the most horrific of circumstances.  Crystal’s father kidnapped her at 6 when he then began to sexually abuse Crystal into her mid teens.  A life filled with constant threats, fear and dread was commonplace for Crystal who describes herself as mostly happy when away from her father during school hours.  Hear how Crystal coped including her notion to shoot her father with the gun he kept tucked under his pillow to being free of him, reuniting with her mother and how Crystal has become an incredible parent, and natural bodybuilder.  Told publicly for only the second time, Crystal shares her journey from helpless to indomitable helper!


Move over man caves, women are creating their retreats with “she sheds” in backyard.  Kids, husband, work, endless household duties taking its toll?  Let this oasis be your own private place of Zen.  Mark muses on the concept and realizes he should build his wife an escape from – well him.                 


Have Mark speak at your company or organization to increase morale, productivity, confidence and more.  Mark also has riveting talks for kids k-12 and college on overcoming adversity, anti-bullying/anti-teasing, mental health, drugs/alcohol, celebrating differences, self-entitlement and more.  All of Mark’s talks are from his vast life experience.  Reviews, videos, booking info and more


“Mark did a great job with both our group of Life Skills students and our large group of freshmen. Mark’s warm and exuberant personality helps them to feel comfortable with him. Mark’s compassion for the students and his passion for his message are evident throughout his presentation. Mark has a gift for connecting with students quickly and then keeping their attention.”


Kim Knabb, M.A.

School Counselor

Sparta High School

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