55 episodes

Challenging Beliefs & Revealing Abilities That Make People Extraordinary

Join host John Grimes, exploring life after bacterial meningitis caused sudden blindness and neurologic dysfunction. Connecting with others to share experiences, adaptations and how to thrive while overcoming life’s challenges.
http://www.ambiguouslyblind.com

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    • 4.7 • 14 Ratings

Challenging Beliefs & Revealing Abilities That Make People Extraordinary

Join host John Grimes, exploring life after bacterial meningitis caused sudden blindness and neurologic dysfunction. Connecting with others to share experiences, adaptations and how to thrive while overcoming life’s challenges.
http://www.ambiguouslyblind.com

    André van Hall, The Curiosity Instigator

    André van Hall, The Curiosity Instigator

    Professional Speaker & Curiosity Instigator André van Hall stops by to help us unleash the power of what if to awaken curiosity, so we can instigate change, adapt and innovate.  André also shares his vision loss story, about his book, The Curiosity of Change, and the adaptations he made to become extraordinary. John and André share adaptive grilling and cycling techniques and opine on the significance of accessible technology.

    Flame Boss (Smoker Temperature Controller) 

    Weber Fish Basket (For Grilling Burgers)

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    • 1 hr 18 min
    Andrew Donald

    Andrew Donald

    Andrew Donald, also known as the Nocturnal Archer, is a professional pianist, vocalist and music educator living and working in Melbourne, Australia.  He stops by to talk about life with Rod-monochromatism, a rare vision impairment that causes an extreme sensitivity to light, very low visual acuity and total color blindness, and how he has spent a lifetime pursuing numerous creative passions such as photography, martial arts and more recently traditional archery. 


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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Chad E Foster - Part Two

    Chad E Foster - Part Two

    Chad E Foster is back to continue the conversation about how he was able to take advantage of disadvantages, embrace discomfort and change his mindset to experience tremendous growth and personal development. Chad also talks us through the experience of skiing down a double black diamond slope and being in the passenger seat of the vehicle his wife was driving, while in labor, to the hospital for the birth of their first child. 


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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Brittany Culp

    Brittany Culp

    Founder of Blind Fury Fitness, Brittany Culp, stops by to share why she believes that mental health and physical fitness go hand-in-hand, and contribute to the overall wellness of individuals. Brittany also talks about her journey with sight loss due to Retinitis Pigmentosa, the advantage of her early diagnosis and adaptations she made growing up in a small Texas town, becoming a, body builder, personal trainer and business owner. 


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    • 46 min
    Chad E Foster and Blind Ambition

    Chad E Foster and Blind Ambition

    Author of Blind Ambition, Chad E Foster, stops by to talk about his journey with retinitis pigmentosa and share some funny and painful trials and tribulations along the way. Chad also reflects on his transformation from victim to visionary, how his life changed with the realization that his life is easier being totally blind rather than half sighted. Chad and John also talk about the family, friends and technology that propelled them through college, dating an a bit about child birth. 


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    • 42 min
    Join Me For A Cider

    Join Me For A Cider

    Home brew master and long-time compadre, Chris Elder, stops by to discuss John’s second attempt at cider making. Joining John and Chris are the cider tasting experts, Erin and Heidi, to critique the results and share ideas for the next batch of cider and ease of making aged eggnog at home. As 2021 comes to an end, the four discuss their favorite Christmas movies and music as well as some they’re glad to be done with. 


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    • 1 hr 27 min

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4.7 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

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