An honest discussion of the human spirit, the value of a positive attitude, and how strength can be found in the weakest of places. This podcast journey will take you beyond your comfort zone to where you start to really learn about yourself and your ability to navigate seemingly impassable waters. We will discuss times where my disability (CMT) has empowered me to learn about strength. We will have guests on this podcast who are champions of overcoming adversity and making the world shine brighter. And, we will help you to start to see your challenges as your greatest gifts. Jonah Berger is a 48 year old youth director and motivational speaker. He works with kids and adults who deal with disabilities. He is a husband, a father, an author, a drummer, a leg brace wearer and an observer of life. Jonah uses his own disability to help listeners learn more about their own challenges and how to use them as strengths. Come take a walk with Jonah down the path of perspective that will leave you thinking and smiling.
Success, Made Up
This is the one and only Jamie Melser Greenberg. Old friend and make-up artist to the stars turned make up guru. She has taken her path from small interest to great success and talks to us about the journey. About working with the stars. And about the act of grounding your feet in the real when you work amidst the surreal.
For more about Jamie: jamiemakeup.com
They Call Her Mzungu
Meet the gentle giant heart of Jessica Koster. She is a Physical Therapist and has chosen to use her skills and her path to help families and children in Africa. Often creatively finding new ways to practice her trade without money or supplies, she has taken a few month volunteer engagement and turned it into a several year full hearted immersion into another continent and another side of her life. There is great inspiration to be found in hearing her talk and there is a lot to be learned about our own choices by listening to the choices of the Mzungu. If you'd like to connect with Jessica or hear more about her life as an Occupational Therapist in Kenya, you can sign up for her bimonthly newsletter here: https://cordmin.us4.list-manage.com/subscribe/post?u=961e51a73a465742d454ae95e&id=992f35f383 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Clay in the Sculptors Hands
Today we sit and take a journey with my old and dear friend Tami who with her husband embarked on a journey of a decade and a half to have a child. Failure after disappointing failure until they ended up with a miracle. This is for anyone who has ever had a child, wanted to have a child, or dreams of having a child.
Sisters of the Syndrome
Sometimes if you are lucky, you find friends that become tighter than relatives. Meet just those ladies. Laura, Peggy, and Kathi have been friends for decades. Raised sons into men all with Down Syndrome, been together through the loss of spouses and the loss of one of their sons. All of the challenges and changes have only brought these friends closer together and today, we spend an hour getting to know them and absorbing the power of friendship.
Mama of the Funky Feet
Today we meet my amazing friend Erin Weierbach. CMT Patient, champion of disabled youth and mother to a son with CMT. We talk about the choice to have kids, the news that her son has CMT and how that affects decisions for additional kids. Her attitude and devotion to her family and career are infectious and wonderful.
The Queso King
Meet Manolo Cervantes. A Business owner, cheese maker, proud Mexican, and youth leader. This unique spirit tells it like it is and makes you smile in the meantime. He was also involved in a terrible bus accident with a group of youth from his church. Come along as he takes us through this profound experience, how he managed the moment, the recovery, and the community that was affected. This is a wonderful man with a story to tell.
From a school nurse
I can’t wait to share this podcast with everyone! What great perspective and voice. I love it!
Fresh perspective, when we need it the most!
Jonah has a comfort in talking about challenges in life that is admirable. I learn a little bit more about myself with each show. I am so thankful for his perspective on life at a time when the world needs some positivity to focus on.
Truly inspiring podcast that EVERYONE should listen too
JB and I have been friends now for 4 years now but he’s one of those people who you feel like you’ve known for forever because he is always putting such a positive spin on things that happen to us throughout our lives and his podcast “He Walks Like A Cowboy” is a beautiful replication of that:) being able to listen to Jonah’s podcast truly puts the biggest smile on my face EVERY SINGLE TIME! You should listen to it if you are in need of some positivity and smiles, CAN YA DIG IT🤍