111 episodes

Build Your Life Into The One You Want

Destiny is debatable. But the filter through which you view your circumstances is 100% up to you. Whether you wake up in your own bed, a luxury suite at the Ritz-Carlton, or in a hospital, don’t wait to start building your life into the one you want.

Destiny Is Debatable (Formerly Ambiguously Blind‪)‬ John B Grimes

    • Education
    • 4.7 • 15 Ratings

Build Your Life Into The One You Want

Destiny is debatable. But the filter through which you view your circumstances is 100% up to you. Whether you wake up in your own bed, a luxury suite at the Ritz-Carlton, or in a hospital, don’t wait to start building your life into the one you want.

    An Eye-Opening Conversation with Disability Life Coach, Charlie Kramer

    An Eye-Opening Conversation with Disability Life Coach, Charlie Kramer

    Join us for an inspiring chat with Charlie Kramer, a life coach who's truly mastered the art of living confidently with his disability. We'll dive into his journey with Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP), an inherited retinal condition that shapes his unique perspective on life and teaches us valuable lessons about resilience and acceptance.
     
    Charlie shares his advocacy for mobility tools like the blind cane and opens up about the profound impact his disability has had on his identity. He sheds light on the importance of individuality, respect, and understanding when interacting with people with disabilities. Plus, he shares personal stories that help us understand the delicate balance between offering help and respecting independence.
     
    We'll explore the hidden aspects of living with a disability and discuss societal norms and attitudes towards disabilities. Charlie likens his experience of sight loss to building a puzzle, emphasizing the importance of individual autonomy in navigating life's challenges. He shares his journey of self-discovery, acceptance, and how he's turned his blindness into opportunities for growth.
     
    And let’s not forget that Charlie is also a musician. He discusses his immersive and transformative experience, "Singing in the Dark," a blindfolded singing and healing experience that's as unique as it is enlightening. We'll also get insights from his song, "Vision," which beautifully encapsulates his outlook on life.
     
    Join us as we celebrate Charlie's roles in teaching, coaching, and singing, and discover his innovative approach to disability. Tune in and let's embrace and celebrate the diversity of life, both its opportunities and challenges. 
     
    🎙️ EPISODE LINKS  ⬇
    Charlie Kramer's Guest Profile (bio, social inks, etc.)  :: https://podcast.johnbgrimes.com/guests/charlie-kramer/
    Charlie Kramer's Website  :: https://www.charliekramervision.com/
    Charlie's Music  :: https://open.spotify.com/artist/30mwMNAR86PRAtIThQJ2Qk?si=cvCLklGBRD6eotGH5X62xA 
    DID Episode: Tasting In The Dark with Hoby Wedler :: https://podcast.johnbgrimes.com/tasting-in-the-dark-with-hoby-wedler/ 
    DID Blog Post: 5 Things I Wish Were Understood About People With Physical Limitations :: https://podcast.johnbgrimes.com/blog/5-things-i-wish-were-understood-about-people-with-physical-limitations/ 
    🎙️ PODCAST LINKS  ⬇
    GET YOUR OWN DONT WAIT MUG! :: https://amblind.creator-spring.com/listing/destiny-dont-wait-black?product=1565
    For show notes, guest profiles, photos, blog, social media links & more, visit JohnBGrimes.com 
     
    .:: Destiny is Debatable is a Cemblem production and made possible by the generous support of our listeners and Executive Producer, Erin Grimes. 
    Please consider supporting to sustain our content.   :: https://ko-fi.com/ambiguouslyblind 
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    • 47 min
    From Junkie to Judge - The Mary Beth O'Connor Story

    From Junkie to Judge - The Mary Beth O'Connor Story

    In this episode we delve into the remarkable journey of Mary Beth O'Connor, author of the memoir, "From Junkie to Judge." This candid conversation beautifully captures her transformation from a troubled childhood filled with violence and neglect, to an eventual Federal Judge.
    The episode sheds light on pressing issues like mental health, and substance abuse. Explore her personal battles with PTSD, anxiety, and meth addiction, and witness her remarkable resilience as she breaks out from this consuming abyss of negativity to rise as an influential figure in the world of law and education.
    Discover the significant role that education and dedicated teachers played in her life, offering the guidance and attention she craved as a solace from her turbulent past and gain some valuable life insights from her candid advice to her younger self.
    Hear her spellbinding journey to overcoming adversity and succeeding in making an impactful change in society. Learn about her incredible transition from a meth addict to a Berkeley Law School graduate, shedding light on the transformative power of perseverance and resilience. Follow her journey to becoming a federal administrative law judge and her meaningful contributions to recovery organizations.
    Dive deeper into the profound connection between trauma, mental health, and substance abuse, and understand the lifelong consequences of addiction. The episode emphasizes the importance of strong support networks in recovery and offers insights into various recovery pathways that can cater to individual needs.
    Get inspired by Mary Beth's commitment to spread awareness and education about substance use and recovery challenges. This episode concludes with a powerful message of hope and resilience, reminding us that with patience and persistence, overcoming obstacles is within our reach. 
     
    🎙️ EPISODE LINKS  ⬇
    Mary Beth O'Connor's Guest Profile
    :: https://podcast.johnbgrimes.com/guests/mary-beth-oconnor/ 
    Mary Beth's Website 
    :: https://junkietojudge.com/
    🎙️ PODCAST LINKS  ⬇
    GET YOUR OWN DONT WAIT MUG! :: https://amblind.creator-spring.com/listing/destiny-dont-wait-black?product=1565
    For show notes, guest profiles, photos, blog, social media links & more, visit JohnBGrimes.com 
     
    .:: Destiny is Debatable is a Cemblem production and made possible by the generous support of our listeners and Executive Producer, Erin Grimes. 
    Please consider supporting to sustain our content.  :: https://ko-fi.com/ambiguouslyblind 
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    • 36 min
    From EOD to Extraordinary: Aaron Hale's Unconventional Journey

    From EOD to Extraordinary: Aaron Hale's Unconventional Journey

    Join us for a captivating chat with Aaron Hale, a former US Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) technician turned entrepreneur, ultra endurance athlete, and host of The Point of Impact podcast. Aaron's story is one of resilience, peppered with humor and wisdom.
     
    After losing his sight disarming an IED in Afghanistan and his hearing to bacterial meningitis, Aaron refused to be sidelined. Instead, he dove headfirst into the kitchen, perfected his fudge recipe, and started a chocolate company, Extra Ordinary Delights. With a blend of wit and grit, Aaron shares how he turned adversity into opportunity, offering invaluable insights into overcoming obstacles and thriving against the odds.
     
    Tune in for a dose of inspiration and a dash of humor as Aaron reminds us that even in life's toughest moments, there's always room for extraordinary triumphs.
     
    🎙️ PODCAST LINKS  ⬇
    SUPPORT THIS PODCAST BUY ME A COFFEE! :: https://ko-fi.com/ambiguouslyblind 
    GET YOUR OWN DONT WAIT MUG! :: https://amblind.creator-spring.com/listing/destiny-dont-wait-black?product=1565
    For show notes, guest profiles, photos, blog, social media links & more, visit JohnBGrimes.com  
     
    🎙️ EPISODE LINKS  ⬇
    Aaron Hale's Guest Profile
    :: https://podcast.johnbgrimes.com/guests/aaron-hale/ 
    EODFudge.com 
    :: https://eodfudge.com/
     
    .:: Destiny is Debatable is a Cemblem production and made possible by the generous support of our listeners and Executive Producer, Erin Grimes. 
    Please consider supporting to sustain our content.   :: https://ko-fi.com/ambiguouslyblind 
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    • 49 min
    Jonathan Beskin, The Least Likely Millionaire

    Jonathan Beskin, The Least Likely Millionaire

    In this episode, join us for a deeply insightful conversation with Jonathan Beskin, the founder of SinglesSwag.com and author of "The Least Likely Millionaire: How to Succeed When Everyone Expects You to Fail." Jonathan opens up about his journey of overcoming significant obstacles and mental health challenges, all while navigating a strained relationship with his father during his formative years. Despite these hurdles, Jonathan shares how he discovered the power of channeling his energy into healthy obsessions, ultimately leading him to achieve remarkable success in entrepreneurship and personal growth. Through vulnerability and resilience, Jonathan offers invaluable insights into finding fulfillment and success despite life's adversities. Tune in as we explore the transformative journey of turning pain into power and forging a path towards authenticity and prosperity.
     
    SinglesSwag.com is a subscription box service designed specifically for single women. Singles Swag delivers a variety of products, including beauty items, snacks, accessories, and other lifestyle products, aimed at empowering and celebrating single women.  
     
    🎙️ PODCAST LINKS  ⬇
    SUPPORT THIS PODCAST BUY ME A COFFEE! :: https://ko-fi.com/ambiguouslyblind 
    GET YOUR OWN DONT WAIT MUG! :: https://amblind.creator-spring.com/listing/destiny-dont-wait-black?product=1565
    For show notes, guest profiles, photos, blog, social media links & more, visit JohnBGrimes.com 
     
    🎙️ EPISODE LINKS  ⬇
    Jonathan Beskin's Guest Profile
    :: https://podcast.johnbgrimes.com/guests/jonathan-beskin/ 
    JohnathanBeskin.com 
    :: https://www.jonathanbeskin.com/
    Book: The Least Likely Millionaire
     
    .:: Destiny is Debatable is a Cemblem production and made possible by the generous support of our listeners and Executive Producer, Erin Grimes. 
    Please consider supporting to sustain our content.   :: https://ko-fi.com/ambiguouslyblind 
    .

    • 42 min
    John Bryant and a Beat Followed

    John Bryant and a Beat Followed

    John Bryant, a versatile drummer, percussionist, music producer, and educator stops by to visit with host John Bryant about how he got started with drums and the years he spent with Ray Charles and the remarkably unique communication style he and Ray had to keep the band playing on the same tempo. 
    Based in Dallas Texas, John Bryant boasts a remarkable career spanning collaborations with iconic artists like Ray Charles, Joe Walsh, and Delbert McClinton. With a rich portfolio encompassing major motion pictures, PBS and National Geographic documentaries, and symphony orchestras, Bryant serves as Adjunct Assistant Professor of Drumset Studies and Music Production at Southern Methodist University. A founding member of D'Drum, he has also produced groundbreaking works like "Gamelan D'Drum" in collaboration with Stewart Copeland and the Dallas Symphony. From his early days with the Paul Winter Consort to leading Pyramyd/Phyrework, Bryant's influence resonates through his extensive studio work and performances across renowned recording studios nationwide. 
     
    🎙️ PODCAST LINKS  ⬇
    SUPPORT THIS PODCAST BUY ME A COFFEE! :: https://ko-fi.com/ambiguouslyblind 
    GET YOUR OWN DONT WAIT MUG! :: https://amblind.creator-spring.com/listing/destiny-dont-wait-black?product=1565
    For show notes, guest profiles, photos, blog, social media links & more, visit JohnBGrimes.com 
     
    🎙️ EPISODE LINKS  ⬇
    John Bryant's Guest Profile :: https://podcast.johnbgrimes.com/guests/john-bryant/ 
    John Bryant's Website :: https://johnbryantdrums.com//
     
    .:: Destiny is Debatable is a Cemblem production and made possible by the generous support of our listeners and Executive Producer, Erin Grimes. 
    Please consider supporting to sustain our content.   :: https://ko-fi.com/ambiguouslyblind 
    .

    • 50 min
    Less Screen Time and More Real Life with Heath Wilson and Aro

    Less Screen Time and More Real Life with Heath Wilson and Aro

    Co-Founder and CEO, Heath Wilson, stops by to share the Aro story and mission to create a new generation of intentional families. Aro leverages the science of habit formation and motivational design to ensure parents and kids don’t miss out on what’s most important by helping reclaim time spent on their phones.  
     
    🎙️ PODCAST LINKS  ⬇
    SUPPORT THIS PODCAST BUY ME A COFFEE! :: https://ko-fi.com/ambiguouslyblind 
    GET YOUR OWN DONT WAIT MUG! :: https://amblind.creator-spring.com/listing/destiny-dont-wait-black?product=1565
    For show notes, guest profiles, photos, blog, social media links & more, visit JohnBGrimes.com 
     
    🎙️ EPISODE LINKS  ⬇
    Heath Wilson's Guest Profile :: https://podcast.johnbgrimes.com/guests/heath-wilson/ 
    Aro Website :: https://www.goaro.com//
     
    .:: Destiny is Debatable is a Cemblem production and made possible by the generous support of our listeners and Executive Producer, Erin Grimes. 
    Please consider supporting to sustain our content.   :: https://ko-fi.com/ambiguouslyblind 
    .

    • 42 min

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