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Inspirational comeback arcs aren’t reserved for fiction. Darren Waller, tight end for the New York Giants and Donny Starkins, mindfulness teacher, surface real-life tales of resiliency, including vulnerable insights into their ongoing recovery journeys and interviews with guests who illustrate what “comeback” means to them. 

Comeback Stories The Inflection Network

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    • 5.0 • 311 Ratings

Inspirational comeback arcs aren’t reserved for fiction. Darren Waller, tight end for the New York Giants and Donny Starkins, mindfulness teacher, surface real-life tales of resiliency, including vulnerable insights into their ongoing recovery journeys and interviews with guests who illustrate what “comeback” means to them. 

    Owning Your Worth

    Owning Your Worth

    Darren and Donny explore self-abandonment's impact on our lives and relationships, discussing familiar behaviors like people-pleasing and conflict avoidance. They share personal stories, emphasizing the importance of recognizing our self-worth and taking charge of our lives.

    Offering practical tips for self-care and breaking free from societal conditioning, the hosts conclude with a powerful reminder: by valuing ourselves, we can authentically pour love into others. Join this empowering conversation to start a journey toward self-love and fulfillment.

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    DARREN WALLER

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    DONNY STARKINS  

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    • 36 min
    Presence over Presents

    Presence over Presents

    In this episode, Darren and Donny spotlight the essence of the holiday season: prioritizing presence over presents. They advocate for cherishing moments with loved ones, emphasizing human connections over material possessions. Encouraging listeners to set boundaries and be fully engaged in relationships, the conversation urges a shift towards meaningful experiences. They delve into self-love, authenticity, and reevaluating life's pursuits, inspiring a reflective and uplifting perspective on the holiday season and beyond.

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    • 38 min
    Beyond The Snap

    Beyond The Snap

    Join Darren and Donny as they sit down with Graham Mertz, the University of Florida's quarterback, in an episode filled with inspiration and resilience. Discover Graham's journey from a football-loving youngster to overcoming self-doubt and finding faith. He emphasizes the joy of serving others and the importance of leaving a meaningful legacy. Tune in as Graham shares his wisdom on goal-setting, fulfillment, and how his love for golf aligns with life and football.

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    • 48 min
    Unlocking Purposeful Living

    Unlocking Purposeful Living

    Join us for a profound exploration of self-discovery and empowerment with BC Serna on the newest episode of Comeback Stories Podcast. Darren and Donny engage in an stirring conversation with BC, uncovering the adversities he faced in his early years, his relentless pursuit of belonging, and the pivotal moments that fueled his unwavering journey towards leadership. BC's introspective journey from a nomadic lifestyle to embracing fatherhood resonates deeply, echoing profound gratitude for the chance to inspire and nurture connections. It serves as a testament to the innate potential within us all to unearth purpose and cultivate impactful relationships. This episode is a catalyst for emotional reflection and resilience, urging you to craft your own triumphant comeback story.

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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Empowering Your Recovery Journey

    Empowering Your Recovery Journey

    Get ready to embark on an inspiring journey with our special guest, Hilary Phelps, on the Comeback Stories Podcast. Hilary, a respected advocate for addiction recovery, warmly invites us into her world filled with both triumphs and challenges, offering invaluable insights into discovering purpose and embracing genuine authenticity.

    Hilary's remarkable journey as a distinguished speaker, addiction recovery advocate, writer, and devoted holistic wellness coach empowering women, unfolds across 16 years of unwavering sobriety, marked by the pivotal moment when she bravely broke her silence.

    This heartfelt conversation serves as a beacon of hope for those navigating the complexities of addiction, seeking to lead lives fueled by authenticity and passion, or striving to find the strength to rise above harsh criticism and emerge empowered. Join us as Hilary generously shares practical strategies and heartfelt wisdom, delving into the importance of setting boundaries, nurturing one's inner voice, and embracing the transformative power of community support.

    Don't miss this transformative episode, a source of hope, resilience, and profound wisdom—a perfect addition to uplift your spirits during this holiday season.

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    • 42 min
    Cultivating Hope Through Gratitude

    Cultivating Hope Through Gratitude

    Join us on the Comeback Stories Podcast for an episode filled with gratitude, self-discovery, and purpose. Darren Waller and Donnie Starkins offer their perspectives on adopting gratitude as a guiding force when confronted with criticism and challenges. Learn how gratitude can redefine any moment and become a constant presence in your daily life.

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    DARREN WALLER

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    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
311 Ratings

311 Ratings

Alex Suzanne ,

Inspiring and hopeful

Came across this podcast randomly through ig, and I’m so happy it found me! Have been on a hope campaign to change my algorithm from one of just the daily atrocities happening in the world and finding this was a gem. I’m on a hunt for more content like this, because in a time like now. When hope seems impossible, it’s time to create some!

hahahayeppp ,

God is good

You guys shine light where it’s needed.
Love yours.
Value growth & practice awareness.
Reset, restart & repeat.

Rue enhdjsj ,

Changed my perspective

I am a fellow AA member since 2019 I was in rehab and have a similar story to that of Darren. I am beyond blessed to have found recovering athletes such as these two. These podcast shows have re-sparked in me a greater focus on my addiction recovery.

I was clean for 2 years since 2019 and relapsed in 2021 but after hearing these podcast I was able to regain focus and clarity on what is it that I want to do in my life these two and all those interviewed have just been a blessing in my life God has placed them in my life for a reason even though it’s just through social media and podcast it has made a huge difference big shoutout and thank you to both 🤘
Currently clean 4 years from all Narcotics and 8 months from alcohol 🔥

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