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Hi, I’m Andrew Bracewell. I don’t have a degree, haven’t authored a book and to this point in my life, have not done anything that would warrant having a podcast, Except…I’m amazing at one thing. I have a knack for finding extraordinary people and getting them to talk. I think our world is full of amazing people who do amazing things…I don’t mean the famous kind; I mean the everyday kind.
There are people all around us doing awesome shit because they want to. These people fascinate me. I want to talk to them, ask them questions and listen to their answers. Most importantly, I want to tell their stories so that we can all learn from and be inspired by, Everyday Amazing.

Everyday Amazing Andrew Bracewell

    • Philosophy

Hi, I’m Andrew Bracewell. I don’t have a degree, haven’t authored a book and to this point in my life, have not done anything that would warrant having a podcast, Except…I’m amazing at one thing. I have a knack for finding extraordinary people and getting them to talk. I think our world is full of amazing people who do amazing things…I don’t mean the famous kind; I mean the everyday kind.
There are people all around us doing awesome shit because they want to. These people fascinate me. I want to talk to them, ask them questions and listen to their answers. Most importantly, I want to tell their stories so that we can all learn from and be inspired by, Everyday Amazing.

    The challenge of recovery - Teresa Trask and Debora Jordan

    The challenge of recovery - Teresa Trask and Debora Jordan

    Teresa Trask of, Lifehaven Women’s Support Society and Debora Jordan, of Christine Lamb transitional residence stop by the living room to share their first hand experience and real life stories of the recovery journey for women who battle addiction, abuse and mental health. Teresa shares about her passions for her work, stories that inspire her, challenges she faces and readjusting expectations. Debora was once a client of Lifehaven, and shares from her unique perspective having been addicted and in need of help. Many success stories are shared along with topics including some flaws in the recovery system, the need for more transitional housing, and the role that poverty and mental health play. Give this one a listen!

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Reimagining Masculinity - Brendan Kwiatkowski

    Reimagining Masculinity - Brendan Kwiatkowski

    Brendan Kwiatkowski is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Edinburgh in Scottland researching adolescents males' beliefs about emotions, school and masculinity and looking at the relationships between all three of those elements. Brendan is in the research phase of his Ph.D. and he is collecting his data in the greater Vancouver region of British Columbia. Andrew and Brendan discuss various aspects of his research including the impacts of messaging from parents and teachers, how we form our masculinity beliefs and the differences in how we raise boys and girls. Brendan shares his affection for Brooklynn nine-nine, and Andrew does his level best to ask great questions and get the most from the conversation.

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Immigrant Entrepreneur turned Mentor - Ray Yenkana

    Immigrant Entrepreneur turned Mentor - Ray Yenkana

    Ray Yenkana is an immigrant with a fascinating story...Born in Aruba, raised in Guyana, and alone at a boarding school in England; somehow he ends up in Greater Vancouver, a leader in his local Real Estate Community and a pillar for Re/Max of Western Canada. Andrew and Ray dive into health, mentorship, people that inspire us, the Canadian World Junior Hockey Team, Ray’s addiction to sweets and affection for french fries, his wife’s irresistible cooking, changing with the times, talking to millennials and their new found partnership….This one’s a doozy!

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Mind, Body, Nutrition and Fitness - Barry Ratzlaff

    Mind, Body, Nutrition and Fitness - Barry Ratzlaff

    Barry Ratzlaff shares from his vast experiences in the health and fitness industry, his life before as in ordained minister, and his transition into helping others in their health journeys. Andrew and Barry talk at length about trend diets and the evolution of the fitness world. Barry references swinging naked dolphins and other non related humorous things. The two discuss social media and how it impacts our own body image, high achievers and how they train in the gym, and the importance of a healthy mind.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Community Healer, CEO Mom- Dr. Shahana Alibhai

    Community Healer, CEO Mom- Dr. Shahana Alibhai

    Dr. Shahana Alibhai joins Andrew on the show and reveals her holistic view on health and the
    importance of the mind in our healing process...Their discussion ranges from chiropractic to
    traditional and naturopathic medicine. Shahana unpacks her pyramid of optimal health theory,
    and discusses how it was inspired by her battle with postpartum anxiety. Dr. Alibhai talks in
    depth about her work at the Foundry clinic and mental health in youth as well as her role at the
    Abbotsford breast health clinic and the complexities of cancer treatment. The two discuss
    parenthood, the challenges of work life balance and gender roles. Shanana discusses the
    importance for a CEO of the home in a marriage and other inspiring theories.

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Compassionate Zombie Killer - Curt Derksen

    Compassionate Zombie Killer - Curt Derksen

    Curt Derksen is our guest on this episode and we love him. Curt is passionate about his family, he speaks about this passion and the challenges that come with being who he is. Andrew and Curt share a belief that they are both superheroes, they discuss this and their plans for when the zombies come. Curt talks openly about his father’s battle with dementia and the challenges associated with that. Curt speaks about his interest in the human body and how that guides his health journey, Andrew tells Curt that people think his body is amazing, Curt seems to agree. Both sip Bourbon during their time together and discuss the impacts of alcohol on conversation.

    • 1 hr 15 min

Customer Reviews

weinhorn ,

Truly amazing

One of the best podcasts on the airwaves today!! Thank you Andrew!!

gregslist604 ,

Chat with Curt

Enjoyed the chat with Curt. If there is a zombie apocalypse.... I am joining team Curt.

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