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RESILIENT PEOPLE is an original podcast hosted by Janet Fanaki. Listen in on stories of EXTRAordinary people around the world who are admired for their resilience. They are people like you and me. Each episode features a unique story, with guests who have overcome a major challenge and are creating something to help others be resilient too. Their stories are inspirational and relatable. Each episode will leave you with a new sense of how to move forward through life's twists and turns. Join us, as we introduce you to the people you wish you always knew, and now do.

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RESILIENT PEOPLE is an original podcast hosted by Janet Fanaki. Listen in on stories of EXTRAordinary people around the world who are admired for their resilience. They are people like you and me. Each episode features a unique story, with guests who have overcome a major challenge and are creating something to help others be resilient too. Their stories are inspirational and relatable. Each episode will leave you with a new sense of how to move forward through life's twists and turns. Join us, as we introduce you to the people you wish you always knew, and now do.

    Financial Repair Specialist Doris Belland on getting good with money

    Financial Repair Specialist Doris Belland on getting good with money

    • 36 min
    The resilience it takes to raise 3 special needs kids as a stay-at-home parent

    The resilience it takes to raise 3 special needs kids as a stay-at-home parent

    • 37 min
    Defending her PhD in a skirt made of rejection letters proved a point about resilience

    Defending her PhD in a skirt made of rejection letters proved a point about resilience

    Dr. Caitlin Kirby is an environmental science educator and researcher. She successfully completed her doctorate degree in October 2019. Normally 3 years long, there are many struggles in completing a PhD. Stress, funding, work life balance and in Dr. Kirby’s case - rejection.

    “Rejection from what?” you may be wondering. For Caitlin she did something unique when challenging her doctoral dissertation that brought the issue of resilience and rejection to light and she hopes that it will help others. I contacted Caitlin after seeing a post she did on Twitter, that was actually originally done on an academic Twitter account, and it got her a whole lot of attention worldwide. Just so you know, her original post read: “Successfully defended my PhD dissertation today! In the spirit of acknowledging and normalizing failure in the process, I defended in a skirt made of rejection letters from the course of my PhD. THANK YOU to everyone involved in my journey.” To learn more about Caitlin’s idea in creating this special skirt, I chatted with her recently over Zoom.

    To learn more about Dr. Caitlin Kirby you can find her @kirbycai on Twitter.

    To learn more about RESILIENT PEOPLE visit www.resilientpeople.ca or on socials @resilientpeopleca Please subscribe to the RESILIENT PEOPLE podcast and leave a nice review. Thank you.

    • 17 min
    From Holocaust survivor to public speaker on the power of giving up hate

    From Holocaust survivor to public speaker on the power of giving up hate

    My friend Maggie highly recommended that I somehow find Mr. Elly Gotz for RESILIENT PEOPLE. Her daughter attended one of his infamous school presentations. My son also heard Elly speak at his school. Until the pandemic started in 2020, Elly Gotz was doing over 100 speaking engagements a year - and at the time he was 92 YO!

    Not only is he a public speaker, but also an author, engineer, business owner, pilot, a husband for more than 60 years and he recently added skydiver to his list of accomplishments - and there are many more! Elly’s presentations on living through the Holocaust and his message of giving up hate to find happiness leaves such an impact on all attendees - teachers and students as well as audiences everywhere young and old. I wanted to learn more about how he found resilience to move beyond the Holocaust, his message to others and where he gets this amazing energy to constantly challenge himself.

    To learn more about Elly Gotz visit www.ellygotz.com or on socials @ellygotz.

    To learn more about RESILIENT PEOPLE visit www.resilientpeople.ca or on socials @resilientpeopleca Subscribe to the RESILIENT PEOPLE podcast and please leave a kind review.

    • 29 min
    Bonus Episode: Surviving Valentine's Day when you are facing grief

    Bonus Episode: Surviving Valentine's Day when you are facing grief

    I’m doing something different for this episode. Instead of bringing you a conversation that I’ve had with someone, I’m going to talk about a topic that I’ve been thinking about for some time and anyone who is facing grief will be able to relate to it.

    We’re a few days away from the biggest and most romantic day of the year - if you’re in a couple. Valentine’s Day. If you’re not in a relationship, it’s most likely a “trigger” day for you where you either don’t care about it, want to skip it or are doing some sort of a pivot with it.

    This Valentine’s Day will mark one year minus a day that Adam passed away at only 51 years old. So as with all other special occasions during the past year, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, our anniversary and birthday (we shared the same day, same year) I’m doing a bit of a pivot.

    I’m here to share some suggestions that will hopefully make the day a little easier for us all.

    To learn more about RESILIENT PEOPLE visit www.resilientpeople.ca or on socials @resilientpeopleca Subscribe to the RESILIENT PEOPLE podcast and leave a kind review. Thank you.

    • 8 min
    Hope and a positive mindset help this doctor maintain his resilience against cancer

    Hope and a positive mindset help this doctor maintain his resilience against cancer

    In this episode, I speak with Dr. Jim Swan, an esteemed cardiologist from Toronto. He is one of the most highly-regarded physicians in Canada and a real trailblazer in the field of cardiology.

    In 2019, Jim lost his twin brother George to Glioblastoma (also known as GBM), the most aggressive form of brain cancer. They were 70 years old. As fate would have it, only one year later, Jim would be diagnosed with the same deadly disease. Just as Jim made the practice of medicine a mission in his life, he found a new purpose in searching for the root cause of GBM. With a $3M donation, he established a fund at the University of Toronto to research the genetics of GBM in order to prevent others from getting it.

    We met at his home in Toronto in the early summer of 2020 with his beloved golden retriever Hennessey by his side. We spoke about his love of hockey and the amazing relationships he has built from it, times with his brother and his resilience to look beyond his own terminal brain cancer to help others also living with a brain tumour.

    To learn more about RESILIENT PEOPLE visit www.resilientpeople.ca or on socials @resilientpeopleca Subscribe to the RESILIENT PEOPLE podcast and leave a kind review. Thank you.

    • 22 min

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