Stories are powerful. Listening to them can inspire and telling them can heal. Both contribute to the process of growth. Join us each week to hear the extraordinary stories of individuals who demonstrate the life-changing power of resilience. They demonstrate the capacity within each of us not just to survive but to thrive.
Lean on Me with guest Benjamin Zupnick
Ben Zupnick shares his story of dealing with anxiety and depression throughout his life, what he has learned through that journey, and why he feels called to share his story to fight stigma. His story will be relatable to many, and we hope that it...
Worth Something with guest Ginger MacLeod
Ginger MacLeod is our guest today. She’s an MHA employee, volunteer and self-described “cheerleader” who has dedicated her life to helping others find meaning and joy in recovery. In the face of childhood adversity, toxic stress, and alcohol addiction,...
A Light So Great with guest Shari Applebaum
Shari Applebaum joins the podcast today to talk about her journey of healing through helping after her son, Miles, died by suicide. We want to acknowledge that hearing about suicide can be distressing for some and emphasize that help is ALWAYS just a...
The Bamboo Tree with guest Ian Gray
Today we talk with Ian Gray, a Peer Specialist with MHA Westchester, who shares how his lived experience has shaped his career path and the way in which he interacts with others experiencing mental health challenges. His story offers hope and also...
Daniel's Legacy with guest Stephanie Keegan
Stephanie Keegan joins the podcast today to share how her son, Daniel, lost his life to addiction while struggling to address the trauma of his combat experience. She tells us about Daniel’s desire to impact systems in order to improve the experience...
From Being Suspended to Never Suspending with guest Joseph Engelhardt
Join us today to hear from Joseph Engelhardt, principal of Alexander Hamilton High School in Elmsford, NY. He discusses how key experiences in his early life (including the loss of his friend to an overdose) led him to the field of education, where his...
Each guest shares so openly and with such vulnerability. The stories are never focused solely on what happened but on the possibilities each presented. Even though I almost always cry, I’m left feeling inspired and not sad at the end.
Moving and meaningful
Jenna and Dustin are wonderful hosts. Jenna really connects with each of the guests. The shows are moving and meaningful. I look forward to listening the episodes and often listen to them over and over