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A forum for individuals who have battled cancer and other adversity, and have learnt to live courageously - - and thrive - - through their challenges. The podcast also features guests who explore topics like resilience, change, courage, hope, community, faith, purpose, self-care and gratitude to get through difficulties and to find meaning and joy in life.

Choosing Hope: Living Courageously Through Adversity Photograph: Frances Darwin, Design: Cherrelle Druppers

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A forum for individuals who have battled cancer and other adversity, and have learnt to live courageously - - and thrive - - through their challenges. The podcast also features guests who explore topics like resilience, change, courage, hope, community, faith, purpose, self-care and gratitude to get through difficulties and to find meaning and joy in life.

    Kim Curry: From Radio Guy to Author

    Kim Curry: From Radio Guy to Author

    Kim Curry was at the height of popularity as a radio guy in the 70s and 80s.   The perks of the job included hanging out with music legends, being invited to the White House and traveling around the world to find the next “Number One” song.   A 33 year broadcaster, he was forced into retirement with a diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis at age 50. 
    Curry embraced this new challenge and shows us that life can be good even in the face of adversity.

    • 57 min
    Stroke Forward with Marcia Moran

    Stroke Forward with Marcia Moran

    After successfully building her business over the past twenty-plus years, Marcia Moran thought she has life by the tail.  Little did she know what was in store.  She suffered a major stroke in 2014 and had to learn how to walk and speak again.  In our conversation, Marcia talks about her experience and shares the message of hope, inspiration and healing, including a technological breakthrough that helped her recover.

    • 46 min
    Better off Bald with Andrea Wilson Woods

    Better off Bald with Andrea Wilson Woods

    Andrea Wilson Woods is a coach, writer, teacher and patient advocate.  She is the founder of the nonprofit Blue Faery: The Adrienne Wilson Liver Cancer Association and CEO of Cancer University, a for-profit digital health company.  In our conversation,...

    • 42 min
    Choosing Hope: Running with Walt with Shawn Tegtmeier

    Choosing Hope: Running with Walt with Shawn Tegtmeier

    Shawn Tegtmeier quit smoking at 36, gained weight, lost weight and started (gasp) running!  She went back to school, left her safe "cube" career to become a personal trainer.  She has run many marathons over the past 15 years.  Shawn was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma, continuing treatment while getting back to running.  She published her memoir last year, Running with Walt.  In our conversation, Shawn talks candidly about how her turned her life around at 36, made courageous decisions and is now living a life of joy and purpose.

    • 53 min
    Choosing Hope: River to Ocean with Katherine Jansen-Byrkit

    Choosing Hope: River to Ocean with Katherine Jansen-Byrkit

    Katherine Jansen-Byrkit is Licensed Professional Counselor with 17 years in private practice offering holistic psychotherapy.  Last year, Katherine published her book, River to Ocean: Living in the Flow of Wakefulness.  Her book reflects the human...

    • 58 min
    Choosing Hope: Steps to Prevent and Survive Cancer with Ginny Dent Brant

    Choosing Hope: Steps to Prevent and Survive Cancer with Ginny Dent Brant

    Ginny Dent Brant is a speaker and writer.  She has battled cancer, ministered around the world and served on the front lines of American culture as a counselor, educator, wellness advocate, and adjunct professor.  In our conversation we talk about her recent book, "Unleash Your God-given Healing: Eight Steps to Prevent and Survive Cancer"  To learn more about Ginny, go to www.ginnybrant.com

    • 44 min

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