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All The Wiser is a one-for-one podcast that uses the power of personal stories to inspire you to live your life to the fullest. For every story you hear, we donate $2000 to help people in need. 50 interviews. $100,000 donated. From dramatic stories of survival, the realities of life when facing death, and lessons on loss and love, their stories will educate, entertain and inspire.

All The Wiser Kimi Culp

    • Society & Culture

All The Wiser is a one-for-one podcast that uses the power of personal stories to inspire you to live your life to the fullest. For every story you hear, we donate $2000 to help people in need. 50 interviews. $100,000 donated. From dramatic stories of survival, the realities of life when facing death, and lessons on loss and love, their stories will educate, entertain and inspire.

    26. Preston Gorman survived the Ebola virus

    26. Preston Gorman survived the Ebola virus

    Preston Gorman spent 27 days in the NIH Isolation Unit fighting the Ebola virus. Gorman was a young former firefighter and paramedic when he quit his job to volunteer as a nurse working on the front lines of the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone. After contracting the virus, he was placed in a coffin shaped plastic bubble for the 17 hour plane ride back to the United States. He was described as one of the sickest patients to ever be treated there. Preston was placed in complete isolation where 60 specially trained doctors volunteered to treat him. Less then a month later, Preston walked out the hospital doors and would choose to remain anonymous for the next 5 years. In this episode, he speaks candidly about surviving Ebola, living with PTSD, his darkest moments, lessons on faith, family and the road to rediscovering joy and hope.


    This episode benefits The Refuge - A place of rest and restoration for child survivors of sex trafficking
    http://www.therefugeaustin.org/




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    • 50 min
    Introducing....A Little Wiser!

    Introducing....A Little Wiser!

    Snuggle up with a cozy blanket because we are about to bring you MORE All The Wiser! Introducing, our very FIRST mini-episode! Kimi and ATW producer Erica Gerard discuss our latest episode with Maya Amoils. PLUS - thoughts and feelings on the Coronavirus and the power of storytelling to uplift and soothe during times of crisis. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

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    25. Lessons on living in uncertain times - Maya Amoils, 30, faces stage four cancer with grace and humor

    25. Lessons on living in uncertain times - Maya Amoils, 30, faces stage four cancer with grace and humor

    Maya Amoils had a very romantic mid-20's experience living and working abroad, running half-marathons and building the career of her dreams. That all changed after receiving a phone call that altered the course of her life. At 28, she was diagnosed with stage four ovarian cancer. The day before Maya came to do this interview, she completed her 15th round of chemo. She is fighting for her life and throughout her twisted and beautiful journey has discovered a lot about what matters most during our time here on earth. In this raw, vulnerable and beautiful conversation, Maya shares the ways we can show up for people when they need it the most, find compassion for ourselves during times of change, and create more moments of awe and wonder every chance we get.


    Benefiting the great work of Beauty Bus! beautybus.org


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    • 50 min
    24. Kevin Hines jumped off the Golden Gate Bridge and survived

    24. Kevin Hines jumped off the Golden Gate Bridge and survived

    Only 1% of those who attempt suicide by jumping off of the Golden Gate Bridge survive, and Kevin Hines is one of those people. Fueled by a history of struggle with depression and bi-polar disorder, Kevin thought the bridge would be the easiest way to die, yet the first thing he felt after clearing the railing was - regret. Today, Kevin is a world renowned speaker, best selling author, and mental health advocate who uses his powerful personal story to save lives. He talks openly about what it feels like to live with "brain pain," the extraordinary circumstances around his survival after the jump, his experience in psych wards, the common denominator of people who consider suicide, and how the simple act of showing kindness to someone in emotional pain can save their life. 


    Episode benefits The Kevin and Margaret Hines Foundation https://kmhinesfoundation.org/


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    • 55 min
    23. Damien Echols spent 10 years in solitary confinement

    23. Damien Echols spent 10 years in solitary confinement

    Damien Echols grew up as a Metallica-listening, Wicca-dabbling, non-conformist teenager in southern bible belt country. When three 8-year-old boys were found dead in the woods of West Memphis Arkansas, the police immediately turned to Echols and his two friends Jason Baldwin and Jessie Misskelley. In 1994, Damien was sentenced to death and spent 18 years in prison including 10 years in solitary confinement. In order to keep his mind active, Damien turned his cell into a monastic-like sanctuary and practiced meditative rituals for up to eight hours a day. It was during this time that Damien met his wife Lori, who assisted in the uncovering of new DNA evidence that would eventually free him. Damien shares that we can all escape our own individual prisons, whether mental, emotional, or physical, and come out on the other side thriving.


    Benefiting Rocky Mountain Feline Rescue https://www.rmfr-colorado.org/


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    • 50 min
    22. BJ Miller survived electrocution and wants to talk to you about death

    22. BJ Miller survived electrocution and wants to talk to you about death

    BJ Miller was a sophomore in college when he lost both his legs and half of one arm in a freak electrical accident with a New Jersey commuter train. He spent months in a burn unit followed by outpatient physical therapy to learn how to manage daily life as a triple amputee. Looking to put to use the lessons he learned on suffering, BJ decided to become a physician - specifically a palliative care doctor, working with patients to create a dignified, graceful end of life experience. BJ shares his thoughts on what truly matters in life from spending time with hundreds of people facing its end. 


    Benefiting The Coalition to Transform Advanced Care https://www.thectac.org/


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    • 52 min

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