David Richman is an endurance athlete, author, philanthropist, and so much more. His second book, Cycle of Lives, talks about the interconnected stories of people overcoming the most difficult obstacles we deal with, specifically diseases known under the umbrella term of cancer. In his book, he tackles how people deal with and talk about grief, trauma, and death and why it’s important to understand and connect on a deeper level. David also shares the role of distance endurance athletics in helping him contemplate life and dig deeper into his emotions. Join his insightful chat with host Corinna Bellizzi and be moved by his journey to tell people’s stories and uncover important lessons on life and human connectedness.
David Richman is an author, public speaker, and endurance athlete whose mission is to form more meaningful human connections through storytelling. His first book, Winning in the Middle of the Pack, discussed how to get more out of ourselves than ever imagined. With Cycle of Lives, David shares stories of people overcoming trauma and delves deeply into their emotional journeys with cancer.
He continues to do Ironman triathlons and recently completed a solo 4,700-mile bike ride.
00:00 - Introduction
02:40 - David’s story
09:31 - The origin of Cycle of Lives
16:34 - Tackling grief and trauma
22:57 - The wheel of emotion
30:41 - Being a distance athlete
35:21 - David’s encounters and the interconnectedness of the universe
45:03 - Talking about death and making deep meaningful connections
53:55 - Telling other people’s stories
57:13 - Final Words
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