BECAUSE EVERYONE HAS A STORY / PORQUE TODOS TENEMOS UNA HISTORIA QUE CONTAR.My podcast connects and relates through the sharing of regular peoples' stories of courage, transformation, adventure, love, overcoming life’s challenges and career changes. It is a platform to give ordinary people’s stories from all over the world the chance to be shared and preserved. You will listen to stories of captivating people, both young and elderly, that I, your host Daniela, meet on my life journey. Communicating wisdom, knowledge and personal experience, these stories will connect, motivate, inspire and relate to your own. Our stories become the language of connections. Let's ENJOY, CONNECT AND RELATE. COMPARTE, CONECTATE Y DISFRUTA. I have shared stories of people from Asia, Europe, North America and South America. If you would like to share your story on my show please get in touch with me, because everyone has a story.
#28 A Record Breaking Paralympic Swimmer - Walter Wu
Welcome to Episode #28
My guest is Walter Wu.
Walter Wu is a Canadian Paralympic swimmer who set records at the 1996, 2000, and 2004 Summer Paralympics. He won 14 medals before his retirement following the 2004 Athens Games.
Although he’s humble, Walter does have bragging rights beyond his medals. They include being a torchbearer, a member of the Terry Fox Hall of Fame, and a BC Disabled Athlete of the Year. Since retirement from sporting competition, he’s spent time as a public speaker for local schools.
I was delighted to have Walter share his swimming story on the show. I found the amount of help an athlete needs to reach that level very interesting. He leaves nothing hidden, Walter’s story is filled with the good, the bad, and the ugly.
#27 - A Perfect Life – Christa Funk
Welcome to Episode #27
My guest is Christa Funk.
Christa is a wife, mother, registered yoga instructor, and senior yoga master trainer. She is currently advancing her studies to become a Yoga Therapist.
Christa talks today about her epiphany, how she realized that everything is already perfect. Yes, everything. Every moment, and every one of us. She explains how she grew via the contributions of so many words of wisdom from people around her.
Her life journey includes her challenges, struggles, and doubts. All these excellent feelings built her up to be the amazing, ever-flourishing woman she is now.
Enjoy the episode!
#26 - The Creation of Maizal, a Popular Mexican Restaurant in Vancouver - Rodrigo Vela
Welcome to Episode #26
My guest is Rodrigo Vela
Along with his wife, Nana Matsumoto, Rodrigo, a proud Chilango (Mexico City native), is Maizal restaurant owner in East Vancouver, Canada. Rodrigo talks us through the path he took to become a restaurateur in Vancouver and the passion he required to get there.
I considered recording this episode in Spanish, but I don't want to do a disservice to my fellow Vancouverites. If you haven't eaten there yet, maybe after hearing Rodrigo's story, you will. I'd hate for you to miss out.
Maizal Restaurant is @ 2815 Main St, Vancouver, BC
#25 - Stepping Into Life’s Purpose - Brenda St Louis
Welcome to Episode #25
My guest is Brenda St Louis
Brenda is an inspirational speaker, a Financial Therapist, a Money coach, an activator and the Founder of REWIRE.
Her multi-faceted career as a massage therapist, voice actor, motivational speaker and published author has afforded her a very unique perspective. She has been featured on numerous podcasts, radio and television.
In this episode, she shares the story of finding her life’s purpose. Gifted with a powerful intuition and a social justice lens, she uses money to positively impact the world. She is engaging and delightful to listen to.
Certified Money Coach- CMC Vancouver BC www.brendastlouis.com
The Money Archetype Quiz - Try it is insightful.
Because it is Episode #25, and Brenda is surprising us all with a gift. A wonderful Hypnotherapy track. Check it out here: rewireyourlife.teachable.com/p/turningdreamsintoreality
#24 - Alonzo’s Andean Adventures - Allan Wind
Welcome to episode #24
My guest Allan " Alonzo" Wind
The last episode of Season Two! Thank you for your support.
Allan is a retired Senior Foreign Service Officer from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). He worked on diplomatic assignments in Peru, Nicaragua, Angola, Nigeria, Iraq, Afghanistan, South Africa and the Southern Africa Regional Missions. He provided oversight to U.S. government foreign aid development and humanitarian assistance and supported U.S. Ambassadors as their senior development officer on multiple country teams. He also worked for NGOs elsewhere in Latin America and as the Global Programme Coordinator for the International Save the Children Alliance Secretariat in London, UK.
In this episode, Allan talks about his first book, ANDEAN ADVENTURES: An Unexpected Search for Meaning, Purpose and Discovery Across Three Countries. It covers his personal development as a young man who uprooted himself from his American comfort to become a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer in Ecuador and then later service in Bolivia and Peru. This decision to leave the USA shaped who he became personally and professionally. Allan shares his belief in the value of volunteering and the immense personal rewards that can be gained. He also goes into how he’s bridged the gap between his Jewish upbringing and his later embracing of the Baha’i faith.
I hope that after listening to his episode, you decide to grab a copy of his best-selling book Andean Adventures. It is also now an audiobook: https://tinyurl.com/AudioAlonzo.
It’s an Insightful and entertaining book, a window into the life and work of a foreign service officer, his life stories and for anyone contemplating volunteering or careers in foreign service.
Allan and his wife currently reside in Fairfax County, Virginia, in the United States, while their adult daughter is in Africa on her own adventures. Mr. Wind serves on the Boards of Directors of different nongovernmental organizations, including Hunger Relief International, supporting their efforts with the neediest in Guatemala and Haiti in any way he can.
Website, Blogs & Newsletter: Enable & Ennoble
#23 - ESTOY DE MI LADO. Una historia sobre trauma y crecimiento que termina con una hermosa familia - Alicia Markowitz
Bienvenidos al Episodio #23
Mi invitada Alicia Markowitz
Alicia fue mi compañera de primaria en el Colegio Humboldt de Caracas, Venezuela.
Nos reconectamos hace unos años y la seguí en su Blog. Seguimos en contacto y en la primavera del 2020 le comenté mi plan de empezar un Podcast. No se imaginan el entusiasmo con que recibió mi loca idea ese día. De ahí se convirtió en mi "cheerleader." Ja! Porque el mundo necesita gente llena de buena energia.
Comenzó su carrera como pianista continuando como Musicoterapeuta. Enseñó piano durante décadas. Blogger de "I'm On My Side.” Desde hace un tiempo se ha dedicado a descubrir su espíritu creativo. Su primer libro está en camino y practica el arte de la pintura, lo que ella llama “My Healing Art”. Alicia está en un aprendizaje constante. Ama la naturaleza en todas sus formas. Su misión es Ayudar a otros que han pasado por traumas y abusos a hacer un mundo mejor.
En este Episodio Alicia comparte la transformación de su vida, "de la oscuridad a la luz." Una historia llena de grandes dificultades, trauma y abuso, hasta descubrir que el poder estaba dentro de ella y así transformarla en crecimiento, evolución y resiliencia comenzando una nueva historia con una familia hermosa.