54 episodes

As friends and fellow podcast hosts, Marsha and Sue have created this space to share human body experiences with people who have shifted their stories from the inside out.

Every Body Holds A Story Podcast Susan Ruhe, Marsha Vanwynsberghe

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 8 Ratings

As friends and fellow podcast hosts, Marsha and Sue have created this space to share human body experiences with people who have shifted their stories from the inside out.

    Ep 53: Standing Strong In Your Beliefs with Corrie Bignell

    Ep 53: Standing Strong In Your Beliefs with Corrie Bignell

    Today we are speaking with Nurse, firefighter,  single mom,  freedom fighter, Corri Bignell. Corrie is a survivor. She was a mom at 16, who battled cancer while in nursing school, became a mom again at 30 as a single mom, and went back to school to become a firefighter. Then Covid hit, and she battled “the front lines” as a health care hero! Then in September 2021 the hospital threatened her career by saying if she  did not take a vaccine. she would be terminated. Corrie had contracted the delta variant in March 2021, so felt it unnecessary and actually dangerous to take the vaccine. The Grand River Hospital put her on unpaid leave Oct 2021. Corrie sold her home and moved to Nicaragua so her son could live free.  Ontario is in another lockdown and Corrie is  sitting at the ocean

    In this episode we discuss:
    1)  Corrie’s experience with her young cancer diagnosis, her persistence to finish nursing school, and successfully become a firefighter at 43.

    2) What the early days and experience of Covid and the pandemic were like for the front line workers like nurses. The shift from being seen as a health care hero and how drastically that shifted when the vaccine mandates were being implemented.

    3) Corrie’s journey to fight for her rights, her beliefs and what we incurred and experienced as she knew her job, pension and livelihood was in jeopardy and how she turned that into creating a massive life change of moving to another country. She openly shares her story with us today.


    Connect with Corrie
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/corriebignell/
    Email: corrie.bignell@me.com


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    https://instagram.com/everybodyholdsastory

    Tune in to Sue’s podcast, Love Your Cells: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/love-your-cells-podcast/id1478170164

    Tune into Marsha’s podcast, Own Your Choices Own Your Life:
    https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/own-your-choices-own-your-life/id1445904739

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Ep 52: Rediscovering Untapped Potential with Danielle Gray

    Ep 52: Rediscovering Untapped Potential with Danielle Gray

    Today we are speaking with the Founder of Train Like A Gymnast, Wilhelmina Fitness Model, Certified Personal Trainer Danielle Gray. Danielle is a formerly competitive Junior Olympic gymnast who retired from the sport before college. After graduating from the University of Southern California in Public Relations, she worked full-time at a digital marketing agency and part-time as a gymnastics coach. Once she realized she forgot she was getting paid for coaching, she turned down a promotion at her desk job and pursued personal training and fitness modeling. She founded her own company, Train Like A Gymnast, to show people how much more capable they are. Her training style is challenging, yet approachable with a heavy focus on form, mindfulness, and intention. She is also a Wilhelmina Fitness Model, an iFit Trainer, a Ninja Warrior, an aerialist, among many other things. If you follow her on Instagram, you can see her adventures with acro, pole dance, travel, and walking her cat Zara.

    In this episode we discuss:
    1)  What it feels like to trust yourself, trust in your body and even trust yourself in business.  When you don’t trust yourself it can look like bailing, pausing for a long time, overthinking, afraid of failing and lots of mind chatter.  When you trust yourself it’s silent, this feeling or knowing of “I’ve got this.”

    2) “Be willing to stay with the suck.” Don’t push the uncomfortable feelings away or avoid them.  Nothing will change by doing that.  Learn to feel the emotions and face the discomfort head on, knowing that everything is temporary.   Our uncomfortable moments can lead us to positive changes by removing something that isn’t working.

    3) Suicidal ideations and the struggle and mental health journey that involved feelings of suicide.  Danielle was incredibly vulnerable sharing her experience as well as the avocado tattoo that she got to remind her that the light can always hold the darkness, even when the darkness doesn’t go away. Feelings are temporary and seeing, feeling and recognizing them has allowed Danielle to learn to move through her emotions as opposed to avoiding them.

    4) Danielle’s words on how to learn to let go of the need to control her emotions, and this quote was so powerful, “When you try to control what is outside of your control, it ends up controlling you.”  By learning to feel her emotions as opposed to avoiding them, it has allowed her give others permission to do the same and realize that they are not alone. 
     
    Connect with Danielle
    Website: www.trainlikeagymnast.com
    Website: www.daniellegrayfit.com
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/daniellegrayfit
    Facebook: https://facebook.com/daniellegrayfit
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/trainlikeagymnast
    Email: danielle@daniellegrayfit.com

    Work with Danielle:
    Fitness App: www.trainlikeagymnastapp.com
    One Day Workshops, Destination Retreats, Online Courses, and more: www.trainlikeagymnast.com for more details


    Join the Every Body Holds a Story Facebook Group
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/582412896496298

    Apply to be a guest on Every Body Holds A Story
    https://www.marshavanw.com/assessments/2147512206

    Follow us on Instagram:
    https://instagram.com/everybodyholdsastory

    Tune in to Sue’s podcast, Love Your Cells: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/love-your-cells-podcast/id1478170164

    Tune into Marsha’s podcast, Own Your Choices Own Your Life:
    https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/own-your-choices-own-your-life/id1445904739

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Ep 51: New Year, New Light

    Ep 51: New Year, New Light

    In this episode, Sue and Marsha are starting the New Year, and talking all about how we choose to show up.  They discuss the differences between intentions and goals. 
    As humans we search for proof that we can or can’t achieve our goals, so it is easier to focus on the intentions and how we choose to consistently show up in the world.
    Being the new year, they are talking all about alignment, core values, nutrition, health and the consistency required to be our best selves. 
    Together they are sharing everything that is coming up for Every Body Holds A Story in 2022, and the books that will be launching! If you have ever wanted to become a published author, or learn how to share your story, this is the book you want to be a part of!

    In this episode we discuss:
    1) The power of consistency, listening to what we need, following through to help ourselves be our best selves in regards to our health, nutrition, boundaries, and what we choose to surround ourselves with.

    2) We talked about how so many of us make choices re the food, nourishment that we take into our bodies tends to come as a result of wanting to feel good. We are speaking from a space of working to encouraging and supporting ourselves to be our best advocate.

    3) The power of core values, living in alignment within ourselves, and the awareness of the constant friction we are creating for ourselves, and then we don’t trust ourselves and then we are searching outside of ourselves for alignment, justification or proof of what we want to do.

    4) We highlighted the authors of our current book that are just going into the editing process, and how incredible it is that these authors are sharing their stories and the answers and solutions that worked for them. The impact and reach of these stories will be incredible! 
     

    Join the Every Body Holds a Story Facebook Group
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/582412896496298

    Application for Every Body Holds a Story Collaborative Book
    https://www.marshavanw.com/assessments/2147512206


    Follow us on Instagram:
    https://instagram.com/everybodyholdsastory

    Tune into Sue’s podcast, Love Your Cells: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/love-your-cells-podcast/id1478170164

    Tune into Marsha’s podcast, Own Your Choices Own Your Life:
    https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/own-your-choices-own-your-life/id1445904739

    • 46 min
    Ep 50: Celebrating Every Body!

    Ep 50: Celebrating Every Body!

    In this episode, Sue and Marsha are celebrating Episode #50!  Together they are sharing the journey, the experiences of the past year, the incredible people they interviewed, and what they have learned over this past year.  They are also giving a glimpse of what is coming ahead in 2022!

    In this episode we discuss:
    1) The journey of personal development is literally a journey and it never stops. We discuss the idea of connecting the dots as we look at life in reverse, and sitting in trust of the fact this dot will connect somewhere in our future.

    2) The journey of struggle, change, growth, persistence and honouring who we are and the growth that we are experiencing.  We also discussed how a personal development journey is our own journey and we can never force anyone to be in the same space as we are.

    3) The health challenges and stories that are currently happening and unfolding and how this feels like the beginning of more health stories to come.

    4) Together they share the episodes that impacted them the most this past year.  There were so many interviews with men that were fantastic, and so many stories shared.  This is the tipping point of sharing stories of bodies and the healing journey.  2022 is going to be more stories, more books, more programs and continued awareness of the power of our bodies and the stories they hold.


    Join the Every Body Holds a Story Facebook Group
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/582412896496298

    Application for Every Body Holds a Story Collaborative Book
    https://www.marshavanw.com/assessments/2147512206
    Follow us on Instagram:
    https://instagram.com/everybodyholdsastory

    Tune into Sue’s podcast, Love Your Cells: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/love-your-cells-podcast/id1478170164

    Tune into Marsha’s podcast, Own Your Choices Own Your Life:
    https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/own-your-choices-own-your-life/id1445904739

    • 48 min
    49: Built For This with Chantal Gatien

    49: Built For This with Chantal Gatien

    Today we are speaking with Marketing & Web Strategist Chantal Gatien. Chantal has run a successful digital marketing agency for the last 5 years.  Through this time, she realized she was taking the power away from women who were wanting to run an online business.  She was doing all the right things for them to grow their business but she soon realized that she wasn't empowering them to understand their own business.  She now focuses on teaching women the technical side of running and scaling her online business through Designed to Scale with her partner Cora-Lynn Hazelwood.

    In this episode we discuss:
    1) Chantal’s story of early challenges and embracing how that led her to where she is now today. Her experiences and how open she is with them helps her to create safe spaces with no judgment for others.  As Chantal shares her story, she shows how she truly was Built for This. 
    2)  Chantal has an incredibly real and raw approach and is so grounded in how she shows up in her life and business. She truly wants to show other entrepreneurs, business owners and people what is possible and how to do it in the most simplest way possible. 
    3) How when we are in alignment and following our gifts, skills and purpose,  we can build an incredible business and have a life too.   There are times that we are living our life, our well roundedness that we are actually showing others what is possible. 

    Connect with Chantal
    Website: https://www.letslaunchyoursite.com/d2s-simple
    Website: https://letslaunchyoursite.thrivecart.com/virtual-sales-accelerator-funnel/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chantal.gatien/
    Email: ceo@chantalgatien.com



    Join the Every Body Holds a Story Facebook Group
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    Apply to be a guest on Every Body Holds A Story
    https://forms.gle/YC7XuVGLSN5fFdwj8

    Follow us on Instagram:
    https://instagram.com/everybodyholdsastory

    Tune in to Sue’s podcast, Love Your Cells: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/love-your-cells-podcast/id1478170164

    Tune into Marsha’s podcast, Own Your Choices Own Your Life:
    https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/own-your-choices-own-your-life/id1445904739

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Ep 48: Foundations Of Healing with SaraMae Hollandsworth

    Ep 48: Foundations Of Healing with SaraMae Hollandsworth

    Today we are speaking with SaraMae Hollandsworth.  SaraMae is a Wellness Executive + Entrepreneur, Physical + Spiritual Fitness Expert, Double Certified Health Coach & Personal Trainer, Speaker, Writer, and Athlete. SaraMae Hollandsworth had over 20 years of experience as a health and fitness expert and entrepreneur. She is a high-performance athlete and trainer who suffered a near-life-ending infection that landed her in life support and in a coma and ultimately caused her to have both legs amputated below the knees. Her story is one of rising from rock bottom and near-death to rebuild her life better, stronger, healthier, and happier than before. To repurpose her pain into power, purpose, and potential. She is committed to using her story to help others heal, thrive, and fulfill their God-given purpose.

    In this episode we discuss:
    1) The experience that SaraMae went through with multi-system organ failure and being placed in a coma for 2 weeks. Every time they attempted to take her out of the coma, she would crash and it was a miracle that she came out of her coma and survived.  She describes her time in the hospital in detail and what her body went to, how her kidneys shut down, how her weight changed from the fluid in that time.

    2) The process from the beginning in the hospital to the time of limb salvage to the actual amputation of both legs was almost 1 year in time and that process then led to having her hip replaced twice as it is potentially where the infection started.

    3) The foundations of the healing process and how SaraMae was all about the physical aspect of taking care of herself and when that was taken away from her for a year, she had to dive into the emotional, spiritual, and feminine side of the healing process.  This also allowed her to come back even stronger physically. She dove into the concept of “Savage Surrender”, forgiveness, letting go, and what a spiritual awakening can actually look like. 

    Connect with SaraMae,
    Email: saramae777@gmail.com
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SaraMae777
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thesaramae/

    Watch SaraMae’s Documentary: https://mailchi.mp/e873153b1344/risen-phoenix?fbclid=IwAR1JHSll0qEB9JRpL2GhzqDsXSP30-zsLGqd2C_P5GW8HviGwietYBH0aZo

    Join the Every Body Holds a Story Facebook Group
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/582412896496298

    Apply to be a guest on Every Body Holds A Story
    https://forms.gle/YC7XuVGLSN5fFdwj8

    Follow us on Instagram:
    https://instagram.com/everybodyholdsastory

    Tune in to Sue’s podcast, Love Your Cells: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/love-your-cells-podcast/id1478170164

    Tune into Marsha’s podcast, Own Your Choices Own Your Life:
    https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/own-your-choices-own-your-life/id1445904739

    • 1 hr 14 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

Natalie E James ,

Thank you!

Thank you ladies for the opportunity to share my story with you and your audience. I have personally gained so much from each and every one of your guests/episodes and look forward to hearing all those to come ❤️

Kim Basler, Coach/Speaker ,

Real Women/Real Conversations

Sue & Marsha create an amazing space for real vulnerable & authentic conversations, with laughter to lighten up the mood! Our bodies are all going through their own
unique experiences, with years of suppressed emotions ...this podcast is such a safe space to talk about them & continue the healing journey.

TamathaPearl ,

100% for sure my new favourite podcast!!!

The transparency in here as they help us to normalize our own human experiences gives us permission to let go of shame and hiding with plenty of doses of humour splashed in. I already want to buy the book these women have not yet written! Only seven more sleeps till the next episode comes out! Thank you ladies for having a dream and making it happen! 💜💜💜

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