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.
029 - 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.
028 - Pandemic Positives: A Camp Director's Camp Director
What a thrill it was for me as a Camp Director and lifelong camp participant to sit down with Tom Rosenberg. President and CEO of the American Camp Association. We talk about growing up in camp, the benefits of the camp experience, and the affect that Covid has had on the camp industry. He is a charming man who has devoted his career and heart to making kids smile. In another installation of our Pandemic Positives series, we get a taste of how even covid is no match for the power of camp. And that the idustry is using creativity and connectivity to brave the storm. https://www.acacamps.org/donate
027 - Son of a Preacher Man
Today we sit down with Stephen Wooden. County Commissioner and all around good soul. We talk about his path to politics and how to navigate life in public service. We also see how the intensity and animosity of national politics can affect a young and local politician on his path. This a chance to be reinspired about politics as we listen to a man who is in it for the good of others. (Recorded in January 2021)
026 - Size Doesn't Matter
Last week we met Susan Mooney and this week we meet her son, and my good friend, Ross. Ross is 27, has an acquired brain injury, and is one of the most unique souls I have come across. He tells it like it is and he is not bound by facts to spin his tales. Don't miss this chance to walk in the shoes of an unusual man with unusual thoughts and a world to teach us all without even trying. www.talltalesranch.org
025 - The Ranch of Tall Tales
Today y'all, we meet my dear old friend and self-made path paver, Susan Mooney. Susan and her husband Pat are parents to Ross who is a young adult with a disability. In order to meet his adult needs for community and support, they are creating a Ranch that will truly help to break down the walls between the disability community and the general public. These are people who weren't finding what they needed for him and so they decided to create it themselves. Don't miss this amazing story of being the change you wish to see in the world. www.talltalesranch.org
024 - On Again, Off Again
Last week we talked with Karel Horney, time to meet her son and my old friend Adam Horney! He is an amazing man who loves country music, law enforcement, and the Lord. His authenticity and boundless heart will leave you charmed and inspired. Come sit in on this discussion of what matters most with an expert in the field!
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🤍