Jared Fessler is a former classmate of mine. We have shared stages for play and musical productions as well as choir and show-choir. He has known who he really is longer than probably anyone else I know, but finding a place to call "home" was an adventure he didn't realize he needed. Jared and I discuss mental health and taking care of yourself because nobody else is going to do it. He also goes into some of the difficulty and freedom that comes from being honest about who you are. As an openly gay man living in the exact middle of Small-Town USA, finding his truth in life was never the issue. Expressing himself did seem to have it's own hurdles. Jared is incredible open and wonderful to talk to and the conversation is worth the listen for anyone having issues coping with the COVID-19 lockdown or learning to express yourself and trust those who love you to accept what that means. Enjoy
Jul 11, 2020
1 hr 22 min
Lidya is amazing. Her story is the perfect example of learning to love yourself. Lidya was born with Vitiligo, a condition that causes the pigment to be lost in only portions of a person's skin. This has been an enormous source of self consciousness for her until fairly recently. It was an exceptionally real conversation about learning to be who you are and learning to LOVE who you are regardless of what others may have to say. Literally growing into comfort in her own skin has been a journey for the betterment of herself, the betterment of her relationship with her children and helped her grow in her career. Enjoy!
Jul 3, 2020
Matt and I go way back sorta. We went to the same middle school and high school but our circles were only slightly overlapping. It's been excellent catching up and finding out about who he is now and what's he's done to become the man he is. Matt has traveled as a journalist and explorer. He has gone from Iowa to Alaska on what seems like kind of a whim, and has put down roots in some of the most beautiful places our nation has to offer. We talk about staying fit mentally, physically and emotionally. He's ultimately a really great guy with a lot of interesting views on life that some of us may not have thought of. ENJOY!
Jul 3, 2020
1 hr 15 min
Jim Gibson is a former teacher of mine who shed some light on expressing emotion openly, having enthusiasm for life, and treating each day as an opportunity to grow. He is one of the bright spots in my education and I'm thrilled to have had the opportunity to speak to him.
Jun 20, 2020
Isha was a fantastic conversation within which we jump into her new track through life of helping you to thrive creatively, mentally and peacefully through wellness, photography and entrepreneurship. Everything you need to find her is below. She is definitely worth checking out. @theishagaines www.ishagaines.com @aloe.curves www.aloecurves.com
Jun 13, 2020
Seto is the brain behind DD4CHANGE - Dropping Dimes 4 Change is Seto's way to express himself that has transformed into a help for others. He and I speak about the pressures of being the youngest, His cultural pressure of being a Nigerian immigrant and how life has dealt, through hardship, opportunities to grow. https://www.instagram.com/dd4change/ https://www.facebook.com/MrSetoAbidakun/
Jun 6, 2020
1 hr 1 min
This episode is a conversation I had with Tawana Anderson. Her brand SHINE stands for Stuff Happens It's Not the End and if that's not the perfect compliment to Walk it Off - You're Probably Fine I don't know what is. She and I delve into the mindset of moving forward and continuing through the hard stuff as well as keeping your eyes open for the opportunity to help others through their hard times. It's an excellent conversation and all of Tawana's links are below Www.TawanaAnderson.com Instagram: @Tawana_Shine Book on Amazon: “Bruised And Broken To Shine” https://www.amazon.com/Bruised-Broken-Shine-Memoir-Anderson/dp/1733149910/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=bruised+and+broken+to+shine&qid=1589404372&sr=8-1 Facebook Group: Shine Lifestyle @ https://www.facebook.com/groups/shinelifestyle/?ref=share
May 30, 2020
This conversation took me happily off guard as Jay is both an exceptionally open and honest guest AND he doesn't mind digging into some of the muck at the chance of uncovering a few gems for someone else. I appreciate his candor and willingness to play ball with me as we peeled the layers of his attempted suicide, drug use, and how the divorce of his parents all helped mold him into the successful and HELPFUL man he is today.
May 23, 2020
Sean and I graduated together, but had to some degree not REALLY been in the same circles. Recently we both signed up for a 50k with the same group of guys and it was a great way for a new kind of relationship to start. So, Sean and I do some catching up as well as breaking down what you COULD go through and still come out a generally ok person. Ultimately, Sean has a really great mind. I like the way he thinks and processes life and THAT is where the most meat is in the episode.
May 16, 2020
Mr. Matthew Rackers Esquire and I have a great little chatterino about life, faith, family, business and legacy. Matt is a really cool guy with a great pile of brains in his skull and digging in with him was a great time.
May 9, 2020