41 min

An Emotional Journey Flowing East and West: The Perfectly Imperfect Journey to a Fulfilled Life

    • Society & Culture

One would think riding your bike 5000 miles across the country would be all about the physical experience, but in the case of David Richman, the true poignancy of his story is the emotional journey he took.  David interviewed 15 people about their experiences with cancer - either as a survivor, a caregiver or a practitioner.  He then rode his bike across the U.S. to meet with many of them while he explored his own experience of his sister’s battle with cancer and wrote about all of this in his fantastic book, Cycle of Lives.  David’s book and the stories he shared with us is an exploration of physical, mental and emotional strength and he offers simple practices for building capabilities in each area.  Join us as we explore David’s personal journey, on and off the bike.  


Trigger warning: Suicide is mentioned in this episode between 25:32 and 26:32. 


 


Bio:


David is an author, public speaker, philanthropist, and endurance athlete whose mission is to form more meaningful human connections through storytelling. In his first book, Winning in the Middle of the Pack, he discussed how to get more out of ourselves than ever imagined. With Cycle of Lives, David shares the interconnected stories of people overcoming trauma and delves deeply into their emotional journeys with cancer.


He continues to do Ironman triathlons and a wide range of endurance athletic events, having recently completed a solo 4,700-mile bike ride. He is married, lives in Southern Nevada, and has twins who are in college.


David’s website: https://david-richman.com/


Cycle of Lives book page: https://david-richman.com/cycle-of-lives/

One would think riding your bike 5000 miles across the country would be all about the physical experience, but in the case of David Richman, the true poignancy of his story is the emotional journey he took.  David interviewed 15 people about their experiences with cancer - either as a survivor, a caregiver or a practitioner.  He then rode his bike across the U.S. to meet with many of them while he explored his own experience of his sister’s battle with cancer and wrote about all of this in his fantastic book, Cycle of Lives.  David’s book and the stories he shared with us is an exploration of physical, mental and emotional strength and he offers simple practices for building capabilities in each area.  Join us as we explore David’s personal journey, on and off the bike.  


Trigger warning: Suicide is mentioned in this episode between 25:32 and 26:32. 


 


Bio:


David is an author, public speaker, philanthropist, and endurance athlete whose mission is to form more meaningful human connections through storytelling. In his first book, Winning in the Middle of the Pack, he discussed how to get more out of ourselves than ever imagined. With Cycle of Lives, David shares the interconnected stories of people overcoming trauma and delves deeply into their emotional journeys with cancer.


He continues to do Ironman triathlons and a wide range of endurance athletic events, having recently completed a solo 4,700-mile bike ride. He is married, lives in Southern Nevada, and has twins who are in college.


David’s website: https://david-richman.com/


Cycle of Lives book page: https://david-richman.com/cycle-of-lives/

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