137 episodes

Discussing issues of Mental Health, Substance Misuse and Recovery, and Drug Use & Policy with host Jay Shifman, Speaker, Storyteller, and Advocate.

Each week Jay chats with interesting guests as they seek to destroy stigma and advocate for honest, educational conversations that motivate positive change.

You can learn more at https://jay.campsite.bio/.

Choose Your Struggle has been streamed in over thirty-five countries and is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and wherever else you get your podcasts.

Leave a review! https://ReviewThisPodcast.com/Choose-Your-Struggle

Choose Your Struggle Jay Shifman

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    • 5.0 • 120 Ratings

Discussing issues of Mental Health, Substance Misuse and Recovery, and Drug Use & Policy with host Jay Shifman, Speaker, Storyteller, and Advocate.

Each week Jay chats with interesting guests as they seek to destroy stigma and advocate for honest, educational conversations that motivate positive change.

You can learn more at https://jay.campsite.bio/.

Choose Your Struggle has been streamed in over thirty-five countries and is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and wherever else you get your podcasts.

Leave a review! https://ReviewThisPodcast.com/Choose-Your-Struggle

    Leading With Empathy In Addiction Treatment With Dr. Nzinga Harrison (The Season Finale!)

    Leading With Empathy In Addiction Treatment With Dr. Nzinga Harrison (The Season Finale!)

    On the season finale of the 2nd season of the Choose Your Struggle podcast, Jay chats with someone he truly looks up to and deeply admires, the host of the In Recovery podcast, Dr. Nzinga Harrison.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Monday Motivation: Season 2 Wrap Pt. 2, To Infinity and Beyond!

    Monday Motivation: Season 2 Wrap Pt. 2, To Infinity and Beyond!

    Season 2, Episode 84
    Monday Motivation: Season 2 Wrap Pt. 2, To Infinity and Beyond!
    Today's Monday Motivation is the completion of the season wrap up that we started with last week's Monday Motivation. Friday, November 5th is the final episode. We're looking forward to everything else that's coming down the line for Choose Your Struggle!
    CHOOSE YOUR STRUGGLE IS A FINALIST FOR THE HARM REDUCTION COALITION'S YEARLY AWARDS! The Harm Reduction Coalition is THE org. in Harm Reduction work and to be a finalist for their Changing The Narrative award is truly moving. Just so incredible to us. You can vote to help us at a chance to win the whole f*****g thing, to quote Major League, at https://bit.ly/GalaAwardVote. We'd really appreciate it. And please vote for our friends Savage Sisters who are a finalist in the Resilience Award category.
    We're doing an end of season giveaway! At Thanksgiving, Jay will put all the names of everyone who has left a review into a generator and three people will receive a prize pack. One is Choose Your Struggle merch, one is a gift pack from my partners Road Runner and Bookshop, and one is a Youdgee muscle massager. If you haven't left a review yet, scroll down in these show notes and find the review link or, if you listen on i-Tunes, review it there! https://ReviewThisPodcast.com/Choose-Your-Struggle
    If something in this episode upsets you, or makes you feel a certain way, take a moment and do some mindfulness. When you have the words, the thought thrashed out, send it to me! Share the podcast, tell the world your thoughts. That's how we make change.
    No Good Egg or Card on Monday episodes.
    Looking for someone to wow your audience now that the world is reopening? My speaking calendar is booking up fast! But if you're interested in bringing me to your campus, your community group, your organization or any other location to speak about Mental Health, Substance Misuse & Recovery, or Drug Use & Policy, reach out to my strategist Ryan Holzhauer at ryan@jayshifman.com.
    Tank Tops are in! You can see what they look like on the website (thanks to Jay's wife for modeling the women's cut). Reach out through the website to order. If you're looking for something a little less expensive, magnets are in too! Check them out on the website or Instagram. Patreon supporters get a discount so join Patreon!
    But that's not all! You can now buy even more merch! Check out our store on Teepublic at https://www.teepublic.com/stores/choose-your-struggle?ref_id=24308 for shirts, mugs, stickers, phone cases, and much, much more!
    Support the Podcast on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ChooseYourStruggle

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    Review the Podcast: https://ReviewThisPodcast.com/Choose-Your-Struggle.
    Support the Podcast, a different way: https://podhero.com/401017-ikv.
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    Our Partner Bookshop (Support Local Book Stores and the Podcast in the Process!): https://bookshop.org/shop/CYS

    Our Partner Road Runner (Use Code CYS for 10% off): www.roadrunnercbd.com/ref/CYS

    As always, you can find more at our links: https://jay.campsite.bio
    ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★

    • 17 min
    A Life Reborn in Service to Others with Kevin Roth

    A Life Reborn in Service to Others with Kevin Roth

    This week Jay chats with Life Coach and Musician Kevin Roth about receiving a cancer diagnosis and how it motivated him.

    • 52 min
    Monday Motivation: Season 2 Wrap Pt. 1, A Look Back

    Monday Motivation: Season 2 Wrap Pt. 1, A Look Back

    This Monday Motivation is the first half of the season wrap. Today's episode will be a look back at the last few years of Choose Your Struggle.

    • 20 min
    From Heartbreak to Helping Others With Laurie Singer

    From Heartbreak to Helping Others With Laurie Singer

    This week Jay chats with Author and Licensed Marriage And Family Therapist Laurie Singer.

    • 54 min
    Monday Motivation: So It's Come To This, A Choose Your Struggle Flashback Show

    Monday Motivation: So It's Come To This, A Choose Your Struggle Flashback Show

    This Monday Motivation episode of the podcast is a look back at our fifth episode, our first with a guest, back in early 2020. The guest is Career Coach Kristen Zavo.

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
120 Ratings

120 Ratings

De'Vannon ,

👌🏽👌🏽👌🏽

It has been so lovely to listen to this podcast! It’s rare to find conversation that is truly uncensored and authentic where they totally keep it real. I think Jay means all that he does from the heart and that shows here quite apparently.

Colonel Skip ,

Fascinating and Fun

I’m a first time listener and was fascinated by Jay’s discussion about true crime and the paranormal on his Inaugural 2021 podcast on January 8th. He deftly teased out the story. You must check out and subscribe to this podcast!

Uscnef ,

Great listen!

I’ve listened to a couple episodes so far. Congresswoman Katie Hill and Entrepreneurship w/ Sharifah Hardie. Normal wonderful insight from both. Sometimes even tough life lessons that we can take with us and learn from. 👍🏾

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