40 episodes

Ever wonder what makes people resilient? How some can manage tough times with a great perspective and strong mindset?

RESILIENT PEOPLE is an original podcast hosted by Janet Fanaki. A self-described Resilience Explorer, Janet speaks with regular people from around the world who are admired for their resilience.

Her guests have lived through a major life challenge and found a purpose from it to help others. From forming a charity to writing a book, starting a fundraiser and becoming popular public speakers.

It's the way in which they took a negative experience and turned it into something positive that is admirable and achievable for all.

For season 3 of the podcast, Janet is shifting her focus to stories from midlife women. Counting herself in this group, she is learning from the women who have turned this sometimes scary and lonely time in their lives, to one that is bringing them joy and fulfillment.

Listen to the RESILIENT PEOPLE podcast as you're introduced to the people you wish you always knew, and now do.

RESILIENT PEOPLE Janet Fanaki

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 23 Ratings

Ever wonder what makes people resilient? How some can manage tough times with a great perspective and strong mindset?

RESILIENT PEOPLE is an original podcast hosted by Janet Fanaki. A self-described Resilience Explorer, Janet speaks with regular people from around the world who are admired for their resilience.

Her guests have lived through a major life challenge and found a purpose from it to help others. From forming a charity to writing a book, starting a fundraiser and becoming popular public speakers.

It's the way in which they took a negative experience and turned it into something positive that is admirable and achievable for all.

For season 3 of the podcast, Janet is shifting her focus to stories from midlife women. Counting herself in this group, she is learning from the women who have turned this sometimes scary and lonely time in their lives, to one that is bringing them joy and fulfillment.

Listen to the RESILIENT PEOPLE podcast as you're introduced to the people you wish you always knew, and now do.

    Switching careers in midlife with Audrey Guth

    Switching careers in midlife with Audrey Guth

    When Audrey Guth was 50 years old, she was diagnosed with cancer. This inspired her to shortly after create a new non-for-profit organization. As the operator of a personnel agency which specialized in home care and nanny services, she felt uniquely positioned to help mothers undergoing the heavy demands of cancer treatments. By having this purpose, she felt that it helped her get better as well. Switching careers at any point in your life can be hard, but doing it in midlife can come with extra challenges. At a time when many women are seeking a way to reinvent themselves, Audrey's story is a powerful message for midlife women that it is never too late to learn something new and to feel that you are making a difference in the world.

    • 33 min
    Welcome to Season 3 of RESILIENT PEOPLE!

    Welcome to Season 3 of RESILIENT PEOPLE!

    Hello RESILIENT PEOPLE! Welcome to Season 3 of the podcast! I am your host, Janet Fanaki.

    I am so excited to be back and ready to introduce you to more EXTRAordinary people who are admired for their resilience. But this season - with a twist.

    You will hear more of the voices of midlife women and how they are reinventing themselves, finding a purpose and moving through this new chapter of their lives with a sense of joy.

    • 4 min
    Graduating from grief

    Graduating from grief

    On this episode of the RESILIENT PEOPLE podcast, I welcome Grief Coach Sherrie Dunlevy as my guest.

    Sherrie is the creator of the Graduating Grief Academy. Her goal is to help people find joy again while living with loss.

    She is a best-selling author, podcast host and public speaker. Early into her marriage, Sherrie and her husband suffered the loss of their infant son Brandon.

    As she says, "For 13 years following his death, I would describe myself as a mother who was existing, not really living. I was surviving, but I certainly wasn’t thriving."

    Over time, she experienced additional forms of grief from parental loss to the collective grief we all lived through with the pandemic.

    As she did the work on herself to get back to finding joy in life again, she wants to impart her wisdom on others who are living with loss and the collateral damage that comes with it.

    • 35 min
    You've got to have friends

    You've got to have friends

    We all remember being in high school and dating someone new and thinking that that person was all that mattered. When things went south, where were your friends? They would be the ones to lift your spirit, get you drunk to feel better about the break-up and help you move on.

    The same happens as middle aged adults. We need our really good friends more than ever to help us feel okay. And we need to teach our children the importance of good solid friendships.

    This episode of REVELATIONS on RESILIENT PEOPLE is all about the importance of maintaining our good friendships to build resilience.

    • 6 min
    You are not a label

    You are not a label

    For this episode of the RESILIENT PEOPLE podcast, I spoke with Caitlin Starr. Caitlin is a young woman from Toronto who started posting to social media about living life with Type 1 Diabetes.

    Early into her diagnosis, Caitlin recognized the power of social media in connecting her with others who are living with T1D. Like them, she uses her influence to raise awareness for T1D, how to continue living a normal life with it and the importance of not believing that you are the label of this disease.

    In this episode of RESILIENT PEOPLE, Caitlin and I spoke about her purpose, where she gets her resilience from, McDonald's food and how to battle ignorance.

    • 28 min
    Kindness as your legacy

    Kindness as your legacy

    REVELATIONS are short bonus episodes on the RESILIENT PEOPLE podcast.

    RESILIENT PEOPLE has host Janet Fanaki sharing her conversations with regular people around the world admired for their resilience. REVELATIONS has Janet sharing sharing insights, learnings and thoughts related to being more resilient.

    • 5 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

Joannie5 ,

Inspirational and Engaging

This is one my regular podcast listens. Janet’s gentle and personable interview style makes me feel like I’m in the room with her and her guest having a relaxed chat. Even though the guests reveal challenging circumstances, the tone is one of positivity — I come away educated and inspired.

scubagal27 ,

Inspiring and powerful

One of my favourite podcasts! I enjoy listening to Janet interview so many different people with many different experiences but all with the common thread of resilience.

lpennach ,

Highly recommend

I listen to Janet’s podcast in the morning while walking my dog. It’s inspiring, informative and hopeful. A great way to start the day!

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