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RESILIENT PEOPLE is an original podcast hosted by me, Janet Fanaki.
I share my conversations with regular - but what I like to call EXTRAordinary - people from around the world who are admired for their resilience.
When my husband was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer, I started to wonder how other people deal with major challenges? Where do they harness their strength? What do they attribute their positive mindset to?
My guests are very inspiring and relatable men and women who have taken their negatives and made them into a purpose to help others.
Join me on RESILIENT PEOPLE as I introduce you to the people you wish you always knew, and now do.

Resilient People Janet Fanaki

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RESILIENT PEOPLE is an original podcast hosted by me, Janet Fanaki.
I share my conversations with regular - but what I like to call EXTRAordinary - people from around the world who are admired for their resilience.
When my husband was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer, I started to wonder how other people deal with major challenges? Where do they harness their strength? What do they attribute their positive mindset to?
My guests are very inspiring and relatable men and women who have taken their negatives and made them into a purpose to help others.
Join me on RESILIENT PEOPLE as I introduce you to the people you wish you always knew, and now do.

    Graduating from grief

    Graduating from grief

    On this episode of the RESILIENT PEOPLE podcast, I welcome Grief Coach Sherrie Dunlevy as my guest.

    Sherrie is the creator of the Graduating Grief Academy. Her goal is to help people find joy again while living with loss.

    She is a best-selling author, podcast host and public speaker. Early into her marriage, Sherrie and her husband suffered the loss of their infant son Brandon.

    As she says, "For 13 years following his death, I would describe myself as a mother who was existing, not really living. I was surviving, but I certainly wasn’t thriving."

    Over time, she experienced additional forms of grief from parental loss to the collective grief we all lived through with the pandemic.

    As she did the work on herself to get back to finding joy in life again, she wants to impart her wisdom on others who are living with loss and the collateral damage that comes with it.

    • 35 min
    You've got to have friends

    You've got to have friends

    We all remember being in high school and dating someone new and thinking that that person was all that mattered. When things went south, where were your friends? They would be the ones to lift your spirit, get you drunk to feel better about the break-up and help you move on.

    The same happens as middle aged adults. We need our really good friends more than ever to help us feel okay. And we need to teach our children the importance of good solid friendships.

    This episode of REVELATIONS on RESILIENT PEOPLE is all about the importance of maintaining our good friendships to build resilience.

    • 6 min
    You are not a label

    You are not a label

    For this episode of the RESILIENT PEOPLE podcast, I spoke with Caitlin Starr. Caitlin is a young woman from Toronto who started posting to social media about living life with Type 1 Diabetes.

    Early into her diagnosis, Caitlin recognized the power of social media in connecting her with others who are living with T1D. Like them, she uses her influence to raise awareness for T1D, how to continue living a normal life with it and the importance of not believing that you are the label of this disease.

    In this episode of RESILIENT PEOPLE, Caitlin and I spoke about her purpose, where she gets her resilience from, McDonald's food and how to battle ignorance.

    • 28 min
    Kindness as your legacy

    Kindness as your legacy

    REVELATIONS are short bonus episodes on the RESILIENT PEOPLE podcast.

    RESILIENT PEOPLE has host Janet Fanaki sharing her conversations with regular people around the world admired for their resilience. REVELATIONS has Janet sharing sharing insights, learnings and thoughts related to being more resilient.

    • 5 min
    Caregiver essentials with Donna Thomson

    Caregiver essentials with Donna Thomson

    A caregiver almost her entire life, Donna Thomson calls herself a "serial family caregiver". She helped to care for her ailing father who passed away when she was a teenager; has been caring for her 34 year old son who was born with severe cerebral palsy; as well as for her mother for ten years until she passed away at 96 years old.

    Through these different experiences in caregiving, Donna found a purpose in advocacy work, writing and research with the goal to help caregivers everywhere.

    In this episode of RESILIENT PEOPLE, we spoke about her purpose, where she gets her resilience from, how caregivers can care better as well as how their support systems can care back for them; and the value in having a good laugh.

    • 38 min
    Making lemonade out of lemons

    Making lemonade out of lemons

    In this episode of RESILIENT PEOPLE, host Janet Fanaki is joined by longtime contributor, Susan Mintz. They are two widows who talk about the importance of maintaining a positive attitude and how to live a happy life. This is an episode that promises to give a new way of looking at life after loss.

    • 38 min

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Challenging!

This podcast challenged me. Janet’s story is profound, as is her determination to use the pain to help others. Janet speaks with polish and compassion to draw stories out from her guests. iI’m also challenged by the accomplishments of her her guests.

Accomplishments by her guests, such as transgendered man Terrence Rodriguez who advocates for kids in the LGBQT community. And Elizabeth Verway who who married as a teen and divorced at the age of 56. She used her loneliness to build community to reach out to others dealing with loneliness.

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