A weekly podcast consisting of authentic conversations about facing adversity, moving forward, and discovering ourselves along the way.
The Pressures of Becoming a Diamond: A Survivor Not By Chance with Aisya Carroll
Aisya Carroll is the CEO of Survivor Not By Chance LLC and author of the book, The Pressures of Becoming a Diamond. Furthermore, Aisya is a certified life coach, motivational speaker, mentor, advocate for childhood trauma, and consultant. In this interview, Aisya is transparent and shares how she uses her own traumatic experiences as a tool to help others heal. Also, she shares her challenging life experiences with homelessness, neglect, abuse and abandonment.
Resilience in Action: The Inspiring Life Story of Jennifer Ballou
Jennifer Ballou is a retired US Army First Sergeant and Founder of A Joyful Life With Jennifer LLC. Furthermore, her life coaching business focuses on helping women Veterans and military family members navigate life transitions. Also, Jennifer is also a speaker about, and true practitioner of, resilience and joy. In this episode Jennifer and I talk about how she overcame the death of her husband who was KIA while they were both deployed in Afghanistan.
Deciding to Heal: How a Widow Got Her Groove Back with Rosemary Mupambwa
Rosemary Mupambwa is a courageous woman who got tired of crying herself to sleep after her husband’s death in 2000. Ultimately, she realized that crying about her situation as a single parent and a widow was self-destructive. A Widow’s Memoir, Getting Her Groove Back, became Rosemary’s healing manual. Now Rosemary is on a mission to help women heal from their grief and trauma from their past, broken relationships. Also, she helps them get back into the dating scene with a bang after a long dry spell.
Increasing Our Mental Fitness Can Help Us Create a Life We Love Living with Host, Emily Harman
Emily Harman talks about how increasing our mental fitness can help us create a life we love living. Emily helps her clients embrace authenticity and release the fear of judgment so they can create the life of their dreams. Furthermore, Emily completed a Mental Fitness training program for coaches and now offers this program to her clients.
This episode is an introduction to the principles developed by Shirzad Chamine, presented in his New York Times bestselling book Positive Intelligence®.
Erasing the Stigma and Sharing Jacob's Story with Tina Smarch
Tina Smarch shares her son Jacob’s story to erase the stigma of drug addiction. During this interview, Tina tells us about Jacob who passed away at the age of 18 from a drug overdose. Tina and her husband have turned their pain into passion as they reach out to other families and parents who are struggling. These outreach activities give Tina’s new life purpose. Finally, Jacob’s life mattered. He wanted to be a counselor so helping others is Tina’s way of enabling Jacob to counsel others.
Discovering the Mind-Body Connection to Healing Chronic Illness with Debbie Emick
Debbie Emick shares how she discovered the mind-body connection to healing her chronic illness. Following her intuition allowed Debbie to process the repressed trauma of her childhood, ultimately healing her mind and body at once. Furthermore, she moved beyond superficial health, toward something more meaningful and sustainable. Consequently, Debbie says her adversity was her greatest gift, pointing the way to her freedom all along.
This is an incredible show and Emily is a truly authentic host who pours her heart and soul into each episode!
Overcoming Adversity and Removing the Stigma
Emily Harman’s podcasts persistently challenges our thinking - sharing real stories of how people have overcome devastating obstacles and what they learned as a result.
I listened today to Joy Crowe’s story of losing two sons to overdoses. She describes what she went through and explains how she had to stop carrying the burden of guilt and shame, sharing her story to help other families.
Authenticity in the age of diversity
We all want/hope to achieve our authenticity and Emily help us with just that. The guests she has on her podcast bring so much awareness and take us on a path to personal growth. Every podcast leaves me mentally nourished. Some will bring tears but then it leaves you feeling a type of joy that can only be felt when ready to deal with adversity and be our most authentic selves. Thank you for moving us onward and forward.