Podcast #19: Zibin Guo: Wheelchair Tai Chi to the Department of Veterans Affairs

Dr. Zibin Guo is a medical anthropologist and internationally known Tai Chi Master. In today’s episode, Dr. Guo describes his journey, which began as a young martial artist in China during an era of cultural revolution and uncertainty. With the encouragement of a couple students, Zibin left China in his twenties and travelled to theContinue reading “Podcast #19: Zibin Guo: Wheelchair Tai Chi to the Department of Veterans Affairs”

Podcast #18: Mythologizing Life, Joseph Campbell, and the Hero’s Journey: Stephen Gerringer

For the past 15 years, Stephen Gerringer has collaborated with the Joseph Campbell Foundation (JCF) —a global community of artists, scholars, writers, educators, and questers—to preserve, protect, and perpetuate the work of Joseph Campbell. Hour 1: Stephen takes us back to his formative years and highlights the turning points that led him to the workContinue reading “Podcast #18: Mythologizing Life, Joseph Campbell, and the Hero’s Journey: Stephen Gerringer”

Podcast #14: Lynne Forrest: Beyond Victim Consciousness

Lynne Forrest teaches that people perceive life in one of two ways–we’re either reacting out of the victim mind or we see life through the eyes of the observer mind, which witnesses without judgment. Lynne is devoted to helping people find and clear the painful beliefs and ideas that have caused them distress through a process ofContinue reading “Podcast #14: Lynne Forrest: Beyond Victim Consciousness”

Podcast #13: Sherry Campbell: Demystifying Death And Dying

“Part of my job as a Hospice social worker was to discharge people back to their home. Many times there was no place to discharge people to. And that really bothered me.” Sherry Campbell shares her journey of opening a hospice home in Tennessee. Sherry is a social worker and director of a nonprofit Hospice HomeContinue reading “Podcast #13: Sherry Campbell: Demystifying Death And Dying”

Podcast #12: Max Baldwin: Overcoming Polio: Journey to the Australian Olympic Team

In 1956, Max Baldwin made history as the first person with a disability to compete on an Australian Olympic Team. At 91-years old, Max sits across from me via Skype and recounts his incredible journey—from contracting polio as a baby and losing the use of one leg—to competing in the Olympics in his 20s andContinue reading “Podcast #12: Max Baldwin: Overcoming Polio: Journey to the Australian Olympic Team”

Podcast #11: Veronica Slack: Recovery Journals

Veronica Slack is the author of a recovery journal series, mother, and an active member of a 12-step recovery program. During our conversation, Veronica talks about the events that led her down a dangerous path of addiction she didn’t think she could escape. But after several tries, she did escape, and every cell of herContinue reading “Podcast #11: Veronica Slack: Recovery Journals”

Podcast #10: Rayna DuBose: Without struggle there is no progress!

In 2002, Rayna DuBose was a star athlete on Virginia Tech Women’s Basketball team when she was diagnosed with a rare bacterial infection and lost her four limbs. In today’s episode, Rayna walks us through her journey. She discusses the mentors who encouraged her to get back in the game and share her inspirational storyContinue reading “Podcast #10: Rayna DuBose: Without struggle there is no progress!”

Podcast #9: Dameon Berry: Working Dog Trainer and Army Veteran

Dameon Berry is a US Army veteran, husband, father, and owner of East Tennessee K9, located just north of Knoxville, Tennessee. Since 2003, Dameon has trained working dogs for military and police forces; service dogs for veterans, children with special needs, and older adults; and search and rescue dogs to detect missing persons. His workingContinue reading “Podcast #9: Dameon Berry: Working Dog Trainer and Army Veteran”

Podcast #8: TBI Doesn’t Define This Writer: Shannon Gilmore

When Shannon Gilmore was 15 years old, a tangle of arteries burst inside her skull. She was put in a medically induced coma for 3.5 weeks. Ten years after her brain bleed, she completed an MFA in Nonfiction. During that time, she wrote a thesis manuscript that is the beginning of her memoir. In ourContinue reading “Podcast #8: TBI Doesn’t Define This Writer: Shannon Gilmore”

Podcast #3: Jennifer Silver: The Journey Of A Young Film Director

Today’s guest moved from her small town in Ohio to downtown Atlanta to pursue her dream of directing and writing. She talks about the journey of discovering her passion at a young age and working diligently towards that goal ever since. But pursuing an artistic dream comes with its challenges. Jen unpacks those challenges withContinue reading “Podcast #3: Jennifer Silver: The Journey Of A Young Film Director”

Podcast #2: Stephanie Jones: Trauma Survivor and Wounded Healer

As a trauma survivor and wounded healer, Stephanie Jones personally understands the mind-body-spirit journey of trauma recovery, and she firmly believes that healing from trauma is possible. Stephanie is an experienced yoga teacher with a Master’s Degree in Counseling, specializing in grief and trauma. Her passion for trauma recovery inspires her to support countless traumaContinue reading “Podcast #2: Stephanie Jones: Trauma Survivor and Wounded Healer”