Honest, safe, thoughtful conversations about living a hopeful life.
20. Looking back, looking ahead with Lara MacGregor
2021 was a hard year for Lara. In this final episode of Season One she reflects on the past year. Her vulnerability to share her challenges honestly is the heart of each of our conversations here. Note- at 5:19 the procedure I am referring to to a pleurodesis.
19. War, perseverance and love with Adiba Barney
Adiba Barney's story starts in war torn Lebanon. At seven her family escaped to Sweden on a smuggler's boat where she grew up as a refugee and found her own path of independence leading to professional success in the tech industry. Her unique story will captivate you as she shares challenges and lessons learned throughout her hopeful life.
18. The empathetic oncologist with Dr. Don S. Dizon
Dr. Dizon shares his experience facing cancer from his perspective as an oncologist. We talk about empathy, wellness, uncertainty and research. His kind, caring voice conveys a masterful expression of his passion to help people with cancer.
17. From adversity to opportunity with Tom Morris
Tom is a strong, capable athlete. A determined man whose life’s work is focused on strength and conditioning. When a devastating accident changed the trajectory he doubled down on his determination and has found a way to live a hopeful life despite what others see as limitations.
16. The courage to suffer with Daryl Van Tongeren & Sara Showalter Van Tongeren
Therapeutic approaches that treat suffering as a problem to be fixed are incomplete. In this conversation we talk about flourishing in the midst of suffering by cultivating meaning.
15. The art of storytelling with Alison Rash
In celebration of Hope Scarves annual Storython I sit down with Alison to hear her story and learn how she faces metastatic breast cancer. Alison is an artist, professor mom and MBC patient. Her work has exhibited in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, San Diego, Dallas and Washington D.C. as well as internationally in Paris, Venice and Tokyo. Her art and life are examples of mixing colors, textures and experiences to create something brilliantly a work in progress and a masterpiece, at the same time. Enjoy this beautiful story.
Have followed Lara and her podcast. Really no words needed from me. Just listen.
This podcast reaches my core. I have been follow Lara on social media for awhile and there is just something about her ability to tell a story, live with both fear and joy, and still inspire others. She has helped to change my life. I know she will do the same for others. Definitely an incredible podcast.
I just finished listening to: A Hopeful Life Podcast with Lara MacGregor and I binged it over a two-day period!! Like a good book, that you just can’t put down, is the feeling you get when listening to Lara and her guests! This podcast is beautifully done and has me thinking of how I am going to live my hopeful life, in a way that makes a better impact on myself, family, friends, the people I encounter and the world we live in!! Thank you for being real, raw, and open! I am looking forward to your next episode!!!