72 episodes

Challenging Beliefs & Revealing Abilities That Make People Extraordinary

Join host John Grimes, exploring life after bacterial meningitis caused sudden blindness and neurologic dysfunction. Connecting with others to share experiences, adaptations and how to thrive while overcoming life’s challenges.
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Challenging Beliefs & Revealing Abilities That Make People Extraordinary

Join host John Grimes, exploring life after bacterial meningitis caused sudden blindness and neurologic dysfunction. Connecting with others to share experiences, adaptations and how to thrive while overcoming life’s challenges.
http://www.ambiguouslyblind.com

    Chef Regina, Your Friend In The Kitchen

    Chef Regina, Your Friend In The Kitchen

    While on a family road trip, Regina Mitchell noticed a pain in her eye that changed from slight to excruciating within a few days. After a long medical journey she was diagnosed with Bilateral Panuveitis and began losing her sight rapidly. Regina stops by to share her sight loss story and how she adapted her lifestyle and career as a classically trained chef and began working intuitively in the kitchen. Not only a conqueror but a converter, Regina is using her skills as a chef to teach livestream cooking classes to blind and low vision individuals to gain confidence and independence in their kitchen. 
     
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    ChefRegina.com: http://chefregina.com 

    • 56 min
    Live Life Rich with Marissa Nehlsen

    Live Life Rich with Marissa Nehlsen

    Professionally Marissa Nehlsen is a coach, speaker, and CEO of a 7-figure financial firm. Personally, she is a sister, mother, and grandmother with an extraordinary journey from a trailer court to financial freedom with plenty of challenges along the way. Marissa stops by to share her unique Stargardts sight loss story, the sage wisdom from her mother to be victorious rather than a victim and the importance of the support from her brother, Matt, to rise up and keep moving. And, as host of the Live Life Rich Podcast, Marissa teaches others to thrive spiritually, emotionally, relationally, physically and financially and how to think bigger and live life richer than ever before.
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    Connect with Marissa:https://www.ambiguouslyblind.com/guests/marissa-nehlsen/ 
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    Live Life Rich Podcast: https://marissanehlsen.com/podcast 
     

    • 57 min
    Tasting in the Dark with Hoby Wedler

    Tasting in the Dark with Hoby Wedler

    Born with the rare condition, Microphthalmia, Dr. Hoby Wedler has been totally blind since birth and is remarkably tuned into his surroundings and has frequently chosen to walk the unbeaten paths in life. Among many things Hoby is a chemist, food scientist, sensory awareness expert, entrepreneur and lives with an abundance mindset. He stops by to share his sight loss story and how a wholesome upbringing shaped his work ethic and lead him to the realization that food and flavor are his visual art form.
    Hoby also talks about his work with Jackie Summers, the first legal black distiller in the U.S. and founder of Sorel, the most awarded liqueur of 2022. Earlier this year, Jackie tapped Hoby to help scale the production of Sorel while maintaining quality and improving the formula. By combining his heightened senses with his knowledge of organic chemistry, Hoby is using his unique perspective to maximize Sorel’s sensory experience, from brightening its signature ruby red hue, to enhancing each individual flavor and ingredient.
    While discussing their shared love of music and sound, Hoby shares an incredible story of pairing wine and music from the Dave Matthews Band  in a truly unique version of Tasting In the Dark.
     
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    Connect with Hoby:https://www.ambiguouslyblind.com/guests/hoby-wedler/ 
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    Sorel: https://sorelofficial.com/ 
    Hoby: https://www.hoby.com/ 

    • 55 min
    Robyn Rachel the Silver Lining Explorer

    Robyn Rachel the Silver Lining Explorer

    As a photographer well into her professional career, Robyn Rachel sensed something was changing in her body. After a routine eye exam, she was referred to a specialist and diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP) and Usher’s Syndrome (Usher’s 2A). Robyn decided it was time to pivot from weddings to see the world while she could. Now, as the Silver Lining Explorer, Robyn lives fully, travels often and explores always! She and her family travel the globe in search of incredible experiences while capturing stunning images to document and share her story.
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    Connect withRobyn at: https://www.ambiguouslyblind.com/guests/robyn-rachel-lindema/ 
    Robyn's Websites 
    Silver Lining Explorer: http://silverliningexplorer.com 
    Photography: http://robynrachelphotography.com/ 
     

    • 43 min
    Assistive Technology with Matt Philipenko

    Assistive Technology with Matt Philipenko

    Matt Philipenko returns to expand on the assistive devices and software that makes his world go ‘round. As a Microsoft Office Ranger, Matt is passionate about Windows and Office accessibility. Matt takes John for a tour of new and improved Magnifier and Narrator features as well as some of the new natural voices. 
    Previous Episode: Rise Up with Matt Philipenko
    Connect with Matt at: https://www.ambiguouslyblind.com/guests/matt-philipenko/ 
    Assistive Devices Discussed 
    Binoculars: https://amzn.to/3ghXCWp 
    Ruby 7 HD: https://www.palmervision.com/product/ruby-7-hd-ruby-xl-hd/ 
    IrisVision VR: https://www.palmervision.com/product/iris-vision/ 
    Clover Book Pro: https://www.palmervision.com/product/clover-book-pro/ 
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    • 1 hr
    Meningitis Stories with Andy Marso

    Meningitis Stories with Andy Marso

    As a senior at the University of Kansas, Andy Marso was not aware of the signs and symptoms of meningitis. Because of the fast action of his friend and local doctors Andy miraculously survived to tell the tale in his book, Worth the Pain: How Meningitis Nearly Killed Me - Then Changed My Life for the Better. Almost two decades later, Andy lives with the permanent physical effects of his battle with meningitis. He stops by to share his incredible story, similarities with John's experience and how he lives with a deep understanding that we are entitled to nothing but can accomplish anything.
    Connect with Andy at: https://www.ambiguouslyblind.com/guests/andy-marso/ 
    Andy's Book > https://amzn.to/3rfUhct 
    October 5th is World Meningitis Day. Every year, it brings together people from all over the world to highlight the need to raise awareness of meningitis, its signs and symptoms, the vaccines that are available, and that it is an infection that needs global attention and effort to be defeated. 
    Learn more > CoMO https://www.comomeningitis.org/ 
    Follow #DefeatMeningitis 
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    • 45 min

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14 Ratings

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