18 episodes

A space to share our heavy burdens and honor the courage it takes to carry them. •

Interviews of ordinary people sharing the experiences that have taught them to choose courage, resolve, and strength of character (I.e; grit). AND...regular minisodes from your host on the many ways she strives to do so herself while in the midst of suffering chronically.

*Catholic roots of host often included in material. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/carrie-schuessler/support

I Choose Grit. Carrie Schuessler

    • Mental Health
    • 4.8 • 16 Ratings

A space to share our heavy burdens and honor the courage it takes to carry them. •

Interviews of ordinary people sharing the experiences that have taught them to choose courage, resolve, and strength of character (I.e; grit). AND...regular minisodes from your host on the many ways she strives to do so herself while in the midst of suffering chronically.

*Catholic roots of host often included in material. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/carrie-schuessler/support

    SC: What’s My Thing?

    SC: What’s My Thing?

    Carrie chats with her friend Steve Calme about a serious bout with depression he experienced while struggling to find his purpose. And from facing this burden as he pursued his Master's degree and eventually a doctorate, to seeking out help, and eventually choosing to do what he knew would benefit him even though he completely didn't feel like it.....it won't take you long while listening to see how this season of Steve's life called for a lot of whole lot of grit. Find out how to better support Carrie in this project right here: https://www.patreon.com/rss/ichoosegrit?auth=TMG2GzNBLsNw2noG6G-aLUiJca4b6V3z

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    • 32 min
    minisode: real life with a chronic illness // work + exercise

    minisode: real life with a chronic illness // work + exercise

    Carrie thought it time for an honest life with chronic illness update as she’s now 5 months into wholly focusing on regaining strength...as well as some insight into her complicated employment journey, and her slight proposition to the “everyone should work” mentality. Also this: https://www.patreon.com/rss/ichoosegrit?auth=TMG2GzNBLsNw2noG6G-aLUiJca4b6V3z .

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    • 19 min
    LO: Homelessness.

    LO: Homelessness.

    This weeks episode features, Lona Owens, a friend of Carrie’s that loves to share what she learned through her experience with homelessness if able to help another by doing so. Lona shares her walk through the shelter system, eventually gaining housing, and ultimately, a true transformation that came when she discovered her own dignity among a genuinely welcoming community. Recording of this episode started outside + eventually became indoors with a mask, so please forgive the varying recording quality.

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    • 26 min
    RMS: A Rare Disease at Seventeen.

    RMS: A Rare Disease at Seventeen.

    Loved getting to sit down with a friend I’ve known as long as I can remember, Rebecca Syens (formerly Surita). Becca let me pick her brain about her experience of being diagnosed with Aplastic Anemia our junior year of high school. Becca explains why we didn’t talk much about it at the time she was going through it + ultimately how it completely shaped her career choice today. Her entire story is full of grit.

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    • 30 min
    SW: I Got Mono & it Never Went Away.

    SW: I Got Mono & it Never Went Away.

    Today’s guests is Sam Wiebersch, a friend of Carrie’s who has also particularly had to learn to choose grit through a number of physical health issues. Sam + Carrie spend a lot of time discussing tactics they learned to get them through college while suffering physically, and Sam shares how stopping her life after years of pushing it ultimately led to a lot of healing.

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    • 38 min
    RW: Depression + Anxiety.

    RW: Depression + Anxiety.

    Carrie introduces us to her first internet friend and fellow podcaster, Rachel Wong. Rachel shares openly about struggles related to her mental health that began for her in middle school and how therapy, community, & her relationship with God have played (and continue to play) into her healing. We chat about how she is applying what she’s learned in the midst of 2020, and hear some of her perspective on issues of race unique to her experiences as a Chinese-Canadian at this time. I promise you, this one’s story will soothe your soul.

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    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

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