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Everyone hits a bump in the road. What do you do with it?  Be inspired as we explore the ways people experience, navigate and manage the ups and downs and twists and turns in this road trip called life.

BumpInTheRoad Pat Wetzel: Award Winning Author, Podcaster, Storyteller

    • Personal Journals
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Everyone hits a bump in the road. What do you do with it?  Be inspired as we explore the ways people experience, navigate and manage the ups and downs and twists and turns in this road trip called life.

    Bump In The Road: Cynthia Toussaint

    Bump In The Road: Cynthia Toussaint

    At 21 years old, Cynthia Toussaint, a ballerina and performer, had just landed a role on TV’s hit series Fame. Everything in this aspiring actress’ life was coming together. 

    But it didn't come together as planned, and what should have been an innocuous injury in ballet class sent her into decades of pain and isolation.

    Cynthia's story is one of pain, redemption and impossible love. Join us and be inspired.

    Special thanks to CVS Health for supporting Bump In The Road.

    • 33 min
    Bump In The Road: Barbara Bentree

    Bump In The Road: Barbara Bentree

    Barbara Bentree is a recording artist, film director and producer.

    Her passion for music and jazz led her to direct and produce a widely acclaimed documentary "Not Enough Time" on legendary jazz musician, Dave Grusin.

    With the film festival circuit closed thanks to Covid-19, production on hold, and the industry in a state of uncertainty, what lies ahead? And how does an independent film maker manage such a bump in the road?

    Special thanks to CVS Health for supporting Bump In The Road

    • 28 min
    Bump In The Road: Dante Prada

    Bump In The Road: Dante Prada

    Dante Prada was a successful businessman in Peru. He had a wonderful life and his young family was happy.

    Then, at just 38 years old, Dante was diagnosed with cancer.

    Except that he was misdiagnosed.

    This is a story of how one man's mishap has opened the door to a new and much needed medical service for people in Latin and South America. A must listen.

    Special thanks to CVS Health for sponsoring Bump In The Road

    • 27 min
    Bump In The Road: Bernie Siegel, MD Part II

    Bump In The Road: Bernie Siegel, MD Part II

    Bernie Siegel, MD  is a leader in mind/body medicine.

    Born in Brooklyn, NY. He attended Colgate University and Cornell University Medical College and did his surgical training at Yale New Haven Hospital where he later became  an assistant clinical professor of surgery of general and pediatric surgery.

    In this two part podcast, we discuss the importance of social connection, mission in life and the need for expression to heal. 

    Special thanks to CVS Health for underwriting this podcast.

    • 31 min
    Bump In The Road: Bernie Siegel, MD

    Bump In The Road: Bernie Siegel, MD

    Bernie Siegel needs no introduction. For decades, his leadership in integrating mind/body medicine with patient care have been trailblazing.

    In this two part podcast, Bernie talks about his life, the promise of mind/body healing in medicine and he shares some of his favorite stories. Surgeon, raconteur, and medical pioneer, I hope you'll enjoy this podcast with Bernie Siegel.

    Special thanks to CVS Health for underwriting this podcast.

    • 33 min
    Bump In The Road: Vanessa Schmitt

    Bump In The Road: Vanessa Schmitt

    Vanessa Schmitt was a typical teenager. Full of energy and enthusiasm, she studied, held a lead in the school play, sang in choir,  and generally enjoyed life.

    Then one afternoon, a head on crash with a large truck changed the course of Vanessa's  life. With a traumatic brain injury, she had to re-learn how to learn. And that experience and the insights she gained would lead her on a mission to help learning challenged children. 

    Special thanks to CVS Health for underwriting this podcast.

    • 33 min

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