15 episodes

I’ve turned to the stories of other survivors of hard things to give me hope. Like the Choose Your Own Adventure books, when faced with an obstacle, we’ve always got a choice. I’m inspired by those who’ve chosen a positive mindset and this podcast will introduce you to them, so they can inspire you too. I'm Stacey - a single parent of 3 and caregiver to my adult autistic twins. I've lived a lot of life and I'm building on the strength from others to design my new "after".

Visit www.Willowjak.com for more info about our show, our guests and our blog. Stacey Haley & Liza McClelland.

Choose Your Own After - by Willowjak Willowjak

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 7 Ratings

I’ve turned to the stories of other survivors of hard things to give me hope. Like the Choose Your Own Adventure books, when faced with an obstacle, we’ve always got a choice. I’m inspired by those who’ve chosen a positive mindset and this podcast will introduce you to them, so they can inspire you too. I'm Stacey - a single parent of 3 and caregiver to my adult autistic twins. I've lived a lot of life and I'm building on the strength from others to design my new "after".

Visit www.Willowjak.com for more info about our show, our guests and our blog. Stacey Haley & Liza McClelland.

    15. Reality Check After a Trip to the ER

    15. Reality Check After a Trip to the ER

    Episode 15 - December 2, 2021 - My son Owen gave us a scare last week that prompted a ride in the ambulance to a day in the ER. The experience gave me a reality check and I break down all the reasons why something’s gotta give in order for this little family to survive. Host & Production - Stacey Haley 
    Sound Effects - William Haley 
    Editor - Liza McClelland 
    Willowjak Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/willowjak_/ 
    Willowjak Facebook Community: https://www.facebook.com/willowjakjourney/ 
    Willowjak Website: https://willowjak.com/choose-your-own-after/  
    Contact Me: info@willowjak.com 

    • 34 min
    14. Victoria N. - “The Good Witch of the 6ix” (Part 2)

    14. Victoria N. - “The Good Witch of the 6ix” (Part 2)

    Episode 14 - November 25th 2021 - Victoria is back for part two! As you heard last week Victoria is also known as 'The Good Witch of the 6ix'; she is a psychic medium operating a small business on Instagram, helping clients connect with loved ones and offering guidance and support with the help of spirit. This week Victoria takes us through the ins and outs of her gift, how she discovered it and answers one of Stacey’s biggest lifelong questions about her boys.------------------------------------------

    SHOW NOTES: https://willowjak.com/cyoa-ep14-goodwitch2/

    Host & Production - Stacey Haley *  Special Guest - Victoria N. "The Good Witch of the 6ix" * Instagram: @the.good.witch.of.the.6ix   Sound Effects - William Haley *  Editor - Liza McClelland   Willowjak Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/willowjak_/  * Willowjak Facebook Community: https://www.facebook.com/willowjakjourney/ * Willowjak Website: https://willowjak.com Contact Me: info@willowjak.com

    • 1 hr 11 min
    13. Victoria N. - “The Good Witch of the 6ix” (Part 1)

    13. Victoria N. - “The Good Witch of the 6ix” (Part 1)

    Episode 13 - November 18, 2021 - Victoria isn't just any friend of mine. She's someone 'in the know' who comes with some sound advice about how to rewrite the script for the life you want, after overcoming low self-esteem and going through hard things. Victoria is also known as 'The Good Witch of the 6ix'; she is a psychic medium operating a small business on Instagram, helping clients connect with loved ones and offering guidance and support with the help of spirit. Victoria brings her authentic self to this chat, sharing stories that help explain how she came to be the strong person she is now. We had so much to chat about that we decided to break the chat into 2 parts. Watch for next week's episode, when we talk more in depth about her psychic gift and how she uses it in her life and business.  This episode contains content that may be alarming to some listeners. CW// sexual assault, miscarriage, eating disorders, abuse, and bullying. Our show notes contain more information and resources (http://www.willowjak.com/cyoa-ep13-goodwitch1/). ------------------------------------------------ Host & Production - Stacey Haley *  Special Guest - Victoria N. "The Good Witch of the 6ix" * Instagram: @the.good.witch.of.the.6ix   Sound Effects - William Haley *  Editor - Liza McClelland   Willowjak Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/willowjak_/  * Willowjak Facebook Community: https://www.facebook.com/willowjakjourney/ * Willowjak Website: https://willowjak.com Contact Me: info@willowjak.com aJWO6x9SYTh7mZyu9wwp

    • 1 hr 11 min
    12. 3 Lessons I Learned After the Autism Diagnosis

    12. 3 Lessons I Learned After the Autism Diagnosis

    Episode 12 - November 11, 2021 - what are all the things I wish I knew when I first heard that both of my twins had autism? I narrow it down to the big 3; one is a DO, one is a DON’T, and one is a reminder that as a parent, you know your child best. Host & Production - Stacey Haley 
    Sound Effects - William Haley 
    Editor - Liza McClelland 
    Willowjak Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/willowjak_/ 
    Willowjak Facebook Community: https://www.facebook.com/willowjakjourney/ 
    Willowjak Website: https://willowjak.com/choose-your-own-after/  
    Contact Me: info@willowjak.com 

    • 1 hr
    11. Non-Verbal Autistic Superman

    11. Non-Verbal Autistic Superman

    Episode 11 - November 4, 2021 - Cousin Michelle is back and we had a lot to chat about; good friends who step in when needed; how my son's obsessions can lead to dangerous situations; confrontations and inclusion in the community; what paid care providers need to know; and a reminder to be kind. 

    Interview & Production - Stacey Haley 

    Special Guest - Michelle Devine 

    Sound Effects - William Haley 

    Editor - Liza McClelland 

    Willowjak Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/willowjak_/ 

    Willowjak Facebook Community: https://www.facebook.com/willowjakjourney/ 

    Willowjak Website: https://willowjak.com/choose-your-own-after/  Show Notes from this episode: https://willowjak.com/cyoa-11-autistic-superman/

    Contact Me: info@willowjak.com 

    Contact Michelle:  IG: @devinem1987

    • 1 hr 10 min
    10. Deb Patrick - Comin' In Hot

    10. Deb Patrick - Comin' In Hot

    Episode 10 - October 28, 2021 - Full of fiery passion and not afraid to speak her mind, this American now settled in Canuck-land is gracious with sharing her stories that illustrate her most profound moments of growth. Having just turned 64, Deb has learned a lot on her journey to the new life she is now creating for herself: the culture shock of a move from the US to Canada, dealing with fertility issues, divorce after a 35 year marriage, a painful disconnect with loved ones, and finally, finding unconditional love again. Like her writing on our Willowjak blog, we've seen and heard her colourful use of language and many musical references and as is written in her own words "here comes the new generation of old ladies, and we’re comin’ in hot."

    Interview & Production - Stacey Haley

    Special Guest - Deb Patrick

    Sound Effects - William Haley

    Editor - Liza McClelland



    Willowjak Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/willowjak_/

    Willowjak Facebook Community: https://www.facebook.com/willowjakjourney/

    Willowjak Website: https://willowjak.com/choose-your-own-after/

    Contact Me: info@willowjak.com

    Contact Deb:  IG: @deborahleepatrick  |  Facebook: Deborah Howard Patrick

    • 1 hr 29 min

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