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A podcast about Barb Higgin's stories of great joy and tragedy that bring growth.

A Thousand Tiny Steps Barb Higgins

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A podcast about Barb Higgin's stories of great joy and tragedy that bring growth.

    Discovering my Brain Tumors

    Discovering my Brain Tumors

    September 21, 2021
    Podcast: A Thousand Tiny Steps
    Episode #: 3
    Episode Title: Discovering my Brain Tumors
     
    Having a baby was far from my mind in this episode as we dive into my medical tragedies and of course, the wonderful support system I met along the way. From my brain tumors, to my jaw surgery, to Kenny receiving a kidney, and the joy that came from the tragedy of Rachel Hunger’s death. 
     
    Key Takeaways: 
    [1:36] Finding out I have brain tumors 
    [7:12] Neurological tests and scheduling surgery 
    [10:45] Christmas time and trying for normalcy 
    [12:07] Going into surgery 
    [15:19] The wonderful visitors that helped me along the way 
    [18:45] The aftermath of surgery 
    [20:56] Miraculous recovery and the connections I made 
    [23:31] Having surgery for my jaw 
    [25:09] Getting back to daily life 
    [26:45] Rachel Hunger on life support
    [29:38] Kenny receives a kidney from Rachel
    [30:35] Recovering from operations and finally getting to have a baby
     
    Resources from this episode:
    Dr.Cardone  Dr.Eskandar  Barb’s brain tumor story Dr.Tanase White Plains Hospital  Rachel Hunger Trigeminal neuralgia   
    Connect with Barb:
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    • 35 min
    The Beginnings of Jack

    The Beginnings of Jack

    September 14, 2021
    Podcast: A Thousand Tiny Steps
    Episode #: 2
    Episode Title: The Beginnings of Jack 
    Having a baby at 57 was a long journey between having surgery, struggling with my medication, going through a lawsuit, and trying to keep my families heads above water. In this episode, I am going to dive into the process of having Jack, the people that helped make that happen, and the obstacles I met along the way.
     
    Key Takeaways: 
    [1:06] Building a sense of community
    [2:29] The pill and beginning my journey as a mother
    [5:00] Losing my first baby 
    [8:49] Planning to have Gracie and Molly
    [9:54] The unexpected turn of losing Molly 
    [12:45] Having dreams about a baby 
    [18:18] Going to a fertility clinic as an older mother 
    [21:22] A plethora of tests and the large cost of IVF
    [22:55] Getting through a lawsuit 
    [23:55] Keeping my family together and processing emotions 
    [26:15] Going off my medication and struggling
    [30:35] Having surgery for my jaw 
    [32:36] The profound people I met along the way 
    [34:54] Finding joy in my daily life 
     
    Resources from this episode:
    Dr. Chaudhari  Dr. Cardone  Lawsuit  Trigeminal neuralgia  Karen Kenny  
    Connect with Barb:
    Facebook 
    Instagram 
    YouTube

    • 36 min
    My Life Story

    My Life Story

    September 7, 2021
    Podcast: A Thousand Tiny Steps
    Episode #: 1
    Episode Title: My Life Story
    In this episode, I’m thrilled to take you through my life with all the ups and downs that have occurred. From working as a teacher, having a baby at 57, losing my daughter, and reconciling with grief my life is full of extraordinary events. Today I’m going to be sharing an overview of my struggles and the importance of leaning on others. 
    Key Takeaways: 
    [1:49] Childhood and university experience
    [4:02] My journey as a teacher and forced resignation 
    [6:40] Starting Crossfit and marriage struggles
    [9:51] Molly’s death and the ripple effect
    [12:56] Having a baby at 57
    [14:31] Tracing my steps backward
    [19:29] What you can get out of this podcast
    [24:05] Learning how to ask for help
    [28:39] Getting through grief 
    [31:44] The connection between Jack and Molly
    [36:27] The room I’m recording in, guilt, and finding your purpose
    [40:05] 5 years of healing since Molly’s death
    [41:24] The importance of bringing happiness to others and yourself 
    Resources from this episode:
    Who Not How  Karen Kenny Glennon Doyle Virginia MacGregor  Barb’s Patch Articles  Barb in the Concord Monitor  Toni Morrison Air-Rin Photography  Cristina Cummings  Rachel Hunger Jace Frazel Creative  Connect with Barb:
    Facebook 
    Instagram
    YouTube

    • 44 min
    Trailer: A Thousand Tiny Steps

    Trailer: A Thousand Tiny Steps

    This podcast is about the extraordinary events in my ordinary life. From having a baby at 57 to overcoming addiction and more. By diving into my discomfort, I’ve grown as a person. If you want to hear stories of great tragedy and joy, while tapping into your own discomfort, join me as we begin our journey of a thousand tiny steps.   
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Customer Reviews

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I’m so proud of you great job!!

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Your a rockstar!

Barb, you should be so proud of yourself! Cannot wait for More Episodes!! Great work!! I’ll be proudly supporting this podcast!!

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