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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

    • Society & Culture
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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.

    Taking Your Life Back After Cancer with Joe Bakhmoutski

    Taking Your Life Back After Cancer with Joe Bakhmoutski

    For Joe Bakhmoutski (buck-moot-ski), going through cancer has been a journey through adversity to lose weight, get close with his family and make a greater impact out in the world. Joe lives by the adage, " it’s not what happens to you that defines you, but how you respond to it." Today, Joe helps cancer survivors become more calm, confident and in control through his Simplify Cancer Podcast, Simply Cancer book and free seven day Take Your Life Back After Cancer challenge.&n...

    • 59 min
    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, Andrea talks about her sister, Adrienne Wilson, who was diagnosed with stage 4 liver cancer. Our conversation centres around the book she wrote, Better Off Bald: A Life in 147 Days, which chronicles her sister's remarkabl...

    • 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 c...

    • 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 voyage of finding your way to an awakened self. As with a river that traverses steep mountains and winding valleys, our inner and outer worlds can be encumbered by a lack of connection to ourselves, old beliefs, an anxious mind.&nbsp...

    • 58 min

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