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"We all have two lives. The second begins the moment we realize we have only one." - Confucius

Stories of people who have faced darkness and how those moments transformed them.

2 Lives is hosted and produced by Laurel Morales, story edited by Camila Kerwin of the Rough Cut Collective, pod art and website designed by Annie Galloway, music from Blue Dot Sessions.

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"We all have two lives. The second begins the moment we realize we have only one." - Confucius

Stories of people who have faced darkness and how those moments transformed them.

2 Lives is hosted and produced by Laurel Morales, story edited by Camila Kerwin of the Rough Cut Collective, pod art and website designed by Annie Galloway, music from Blue Dot Sessions.

    Teacher Shelli Welch Heals Herself, Others

    Teacher Shelli Welch Heals Herself, Others

    Shelli Welch realizes the ripple effects one individual can have when she chooses to give her baby up for adoption. 

    TW: Self destructive behavior

    2 Lives is produced and hosted by Laurel Morales, story edited by Camila Kerwin of the Rough Cut Collective, music from Blue Dot Sessions. Annie Gerway is our web designer and creates original illustrations for each episode.

    • 34 min
    Words Matter For Coach Marty Who Was Bullied Growing Up

    Words Matter For Coach Marty Who Was Bullied Growing Up

    Coach Marty Heilman has made an impact on thousands of kids. He knows what lasting impacts teasing can have. So he strives to put a stop to bullying.

    TW: talk of self harm, eating disorders

    To learn more about eating disorders go to 2 Lives.

    2 Lives is produced and hosted by Laurel Morales, story edited by Camila Kerwin of the Rough Cut Collective, music from Blue Dot Sessions. Annie Gerway is our web designer and creates original illustrations for each episode. 

    • 24 min
    Author Carol Smith Finds Her Way Back Across The River

    Author Carol Smith Finds Her Way Back Across The River

    Carol Smith, author of "Crossing the River: Seven Stories That Saved My Life," learns how to deal with her own loss by reporting on people coping with challenges -- a life-altering accident, injury, or diagnosis.

    2 Lives is produced and hosted by Laurel Morales, story edited by Camila Kerwin of the Rough Cut Collective, music from Blue Dot Sessions, original illustrations and website designed by Annie Galloway.

    • 32 min
    Elite Runner Keri Shaw Learns Determination Isn't Always Enough

    Elite Runner Keri Shaw Learns Determination Isn't Always Enough

    Ever since Keri Shaw was a kid she had an uncanny, fierce all or nothing personality. But when she was diagnosed with Young Onset Parkinson's Disease, she quickly learned no amount of determination could "fix" it. 

    2 Lives is produced and hosted by Laurel Morales, story edited by Camila Kerwin of the Rough Cut Collective, original artwork and website designed by Annie Galloway. 

    More information about Parkinson's can be found at the Michael J. Fox Foundation.

    • 28 min
    Flight Nurse Jenn Killeen Sees Both Sides Now

    Flight Nurse Jenn Killeen Sees Both Sides Now

    Emergency helicopter chief flight nurse Jenn Killeen loves the adrenaline that comes with solving problems under pressure.

    "We helped somebody on their worst day, in their biggest emergency on their worst nightmare."

    But what happens when the nightmare starts right there, in the helicopter. 

    2 Lives is produced and hosted by Laurel Morales, story edited by Camilla Kerwin of the Rough Cut Collective, original artwork and website designed by Annie Galloway.

    • 24 min
    Season 3 Trailer

    Season 3 Trailer

    Next week on 2 Lives... Jenn Killeen became a flight nurse on emergency helicopters because she’s good in a crisis. 

    JENN KILLEEN: Notoriously I perform very well under pressure. LAUREL: Is that why you do it? JENN KILLEEN: Yeah. I love it. I love the adrenaline stress. It's not the adrenaline of the aircraft. It's the adrenaline of, ‘I think I just saved somebody. We just saved somebody.’ We helped somebody on their worst day.
    But what happens when it's their worst day. That’s next week on 2

    • 1 min

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