9 episodes

As a survivor of the Boston Bombing in 2013 Rebekah has since touched, moved and inspired people from all backgrounds to learn to put the pieces of their lives back together. In this podcast, you’ll hear Rebekah interview other inspiring individuals that have transformed their lives after a devastating loss. Rebekah will guide you to transform your pain in order to find your true purpose in life.

Pain To Purpose™ Rebekah Gregory

    • Non-Profit
    • 5.0, 4 Ratings

As a survivor of the Boston Bombing in 2013 Rebekah has since touched, moved and inspired people from all backgrounds to learn to put the pieces of their lives back together. In this podcast, you’ll hear Rebekah interview other inspiring individuals that have transformed their lives after a devastating loss. Rebekah will guide you to transform your pain in order to find your true purpose in life.

    Page Kennedy's Unlikely Journey to Stardom: Small Stage to Big Screen & Everything in Between

    Page Kennedy's Unlikely Journey to Stardom: Small Stage to Big Screen & Everything in Between

    In this episode, Rebekah welcomes Page Kennedy to Pain to Purpose. Page has led an amazingly interesting life, and his journey to get to where he is today embodies 'pain to purpose.' As a young boy Page was living in Detroit with his father, dreaming of one day playing football. When his father passed away when he was 16, Page was left on his own to find his way. With an uncertain path ahead of him, Page went on to fulfill his father's number one wish: that his only son attend college. With the help of a great mentor, Page discovered Shakespeare and learned to embrace and master the fine art of Shakespearian prose, which still influences his rap lyrics today. Starting on a small stage with Shakespeare, Page quickly climbed the ranks, and his acting career blossomed. He is best known for depicting U-Turn in the Showtime series, 'Weeds,' and Radon Randell in the Spike sports comedy series, 'Blue Mountain State.' You can also find Page starring in films, with roles in 'S.W.A.T.' and 'The Meg.' When he is not on the big screen, Page is recording rap albums and is an avid YouTuber and comedic online sensation. Tune in to hear about Page's unlikely journey to stardom and how he transformed his pain into his ultimate purpose.

    • 40 min
    Josh Sundquist: Amputee Comedian, Motivational Speaker, Best-Selling Author & Paralympian

    Josh Sundquist: Amputee Comedian, Motivational Speaker, Best-Selling Author & Paralympian

    In this episode, Rebekah welcomes Josh Sundquist to the show. Josh is a comedian, highly sought-after motivational speaker, best-selling author, and successful Paralympian. At the age of nine, Josh was diagnosed with a life-threatening, rare form of bone cancer, spent a year undergoing chemotherapy, and his left leg was amputated. Josh's remarkable 'pain to purpose' transformation begins as he went on to ski for the U.S. Paralympic Ski Team and represent the United States internationally as a member of the U.S. Amputee Soccer Team. Despite all odds, not only has Josh found success as an athlete, but he is also a best-selling author and renowned motivational speaker who has inspired audiences worldwide. Josh also excels as a comedian and receives high praise for his popular one-man show in Los Angeles, and his exceptionally creative Halloween costumes that are a viral sensation. Hear Josh's unique perspective on life, his comedic levity on being an amputee and prepare to be entertained and inspired.

    • 31 min
    Nastia Liukin: Career-Ending Pain to Renewed Purpose with 5-Time Olympic Medalist

    Nastia Liukin: Career-Ending Pain to Renewed Purpose with 5-Time Olympic Medalist

    In this episode, Rebekah welcomes 5-time Olympic medalist in gymnastics, Nastia Liukin, to share her pain to purpose story of transformation, resilience, and empowerment. As a four-time all-around U.S. national champion, with 5 Olympic medals, and nine World Championship medals under her belt, Nastia is one of the most decorated gymnasts of all time. Hear about her arduous journey to the pinnacle of elite gymnastics, her famous career-ending fall, and her graceful exit from gymnastics into a new world, where she had to re-discover who she was without the sport that shaped her entire life. She talks about the struggle of giving up the one thing that was all she knew in life, and how she transformed her pain into her ultimate purpose. She uses her story to encourage young women around the world to never give up on pursuing their dreams. Tune in to hear how Nastia has dedicated her life to discovering her unique passions, inspiring resiliency and strength in others, while reaching for the gold, both on and off the mat. 

    • 46 min
    Joe de Sena on the Keys of Changing Your Mindset to Change Your Life

    Joe de Sena on the Keys of Changing Your Mindset to Change Your Life

    In this episode, Rebekah welcomes personal friend and mentor, Joe de Sena, to the show. Joe is the founder of Spartan, the largest obstacle course race company in the world. He recently also acquired Spartan's top competitor, Tough Mudder, but Joe's obstacle course business venture has not always been a success. After struggling with a failing business for 15 years, Joe learned how to transform his fear, simplify his mindset, and focus his priorities in order to overcome the odds. Joe's approach to structured living, with fitness playing a pivotal role in overall wellness, is simplified in a way that can be applied to any circumstance or goal. Don't miss out on an interview that can teach you how to change your mindset, eliminate fear, and focus your priorities, to achieve any goal.

    • 26 min
    Learn from the Legendary Margaret Cho How to Use Comedy to Cope with Pain & Suffering

    Learn from the Legendary Margaret Cho How to Use Comedy to Cope with Pain & Suffering

    Named by Rolling Stone as one of the Top 50 Comedians of all time, the legendary comedian Margaret Cho joins the Pain to Purpose podcast to talk tragedy and comedy. In this episode, Margaret reveals her dark past, rock bottoms, struggles with addiction, and how she learned to use laughter and comedy to cope, heal, and turn her life around. Rebekah and Margaret dive deep in discussions about tragedy, pain, and the transformational power of perspective. Margaret Cho is famous for her magical ability to take things so terrible, dark, and difficult and make them lighter in a way that brings levity, laughter, and ultimately healing, to a tragic situation or circumstance. Hear Margaret describe first-hand how ‘laughter is the torch that can illuminate the darkness; it is the light that can guide you through.’ Tune in to learn how you, too, can use comedy and laughter to transform your pain, no matter the circumstances.

    • 35 min
    John O'Leary's BODY was 100% on FIRE, Less than 1% Chance to Live - Learn Why He Says He Would Go Through It All Again

    John O'Leary's BODY was 100% on FIRE, Less than 1% Chance to Live - Learn Why He Says He Would Go Through It All Again

    In this episode, Rebekah Gregory welcomes John O’Leary and his remarkably inspiring story of tragedy, resilience, perseverance, and courage. When John was 9-years old he was involved in a catastrophic explosion that burned 100% of his body. At such a young age, John made the choice to fight when given less than a 1% chance to live. He fought extraordinary odds, countless surgeries, the loss of all of his fingers, and had to relearn to walk, write, and feed himself. Tune in to hear his gripping story of extraordinary strength and learn how he chose to respond to trauma in a way that shaped him into the person he is today. As a world-renowned motivational speaker, John moves and inspires millions of people and empowers them to embrace each day with renewed vitality. He leads and moves audiences by teaching them how to Live Inspired. This is a must-listen!

    • 45 min

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I adore every thing that you do, and you're one of the strongest people I know.

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Rebekah’s story and her guests are powerful and motivational. It will change your perspective life. Taya

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