Each week, Mara Marek, New York City comedian, personal trainer, but most importantly, three-time survivor of divorce features a guest who has also been affected by divorce. From stories of laughter to moments that might make you cringe, listen to the stories that make dealing with divorce or break-ups a little easier, and a little bit funnier. Join us to hear these stories and find laughter on the other side.
Cut His Head All The Way Open with Kyle Grooms
Comedian Kyle Grooms, went out for a normal night of vegan food, and ended up in the hospital getting his head split open...with his leftovers in tow of course. Kyle and Mara talk about how having the surgery changed the trajectory of his life, valuing family and the small things and his new children's book!
A LITTLE BIT OF LIGHT TO GET OUT OF THE DARKNESS With The Combat Divas
Mara welcomes Tonnisha and Tiffany of The Combat Divas Podcast for today's episode. They talk about their careers in the military as Truck Drivers in a very volatile combat zone, witnessing a battle buddy and brother get killed during combat, experiencing boot camp and life as a hot, female cadet, dealing with race in the military and how to keep pressing forward even though you want to end it all. We also talk about being the kind of woman that lifts each other up and surrounding yourself with people that are truthful even though the honesty is gonna sting a lil at first. As soon as this lockdown is over, Mara is bringing them to New York for an event...so stay tuned.
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Don't Let Your Circumstances Define You with Eric Norman
Eric Norman, Police Officer, Firefighter, Member of the US Air Force, advocate for mental health and the LGBTQ+ community sits down and chats with Mara about his failed attempt to "come out" to his family, the trauma he endured growing up, how that led him into a doomed-to-fail marriage, working in the COVID unit in NYC, dealing with pain and surviving suicide. That was the longest sentence of all time, but it definitely represents the full range of topics discussed. Eric has overcome so much adversity and has a clear strategy of how to reclaim his life after every down. Incredible role model...
BE A WARRIOR, NOT A VICTIM WITH SAM CILA
Sam Cila, leader at The Program, is a Retired Staff Sergeant in the US Army. He served with the “Fighting 69th” Infantry Regiment out of New York City and the First Cavalry Division out of Fort Hood Texas, and also worked in Army Special Operations. Sam served combat tours in Iraq in 2004-2005, and was decorated with awards for valor in combat as well as a Purple Heart. His life took a drastic turn when he was injured on July 4th, 2005. Dedication to team and selfless service has helped Sam attack many challenges. He is an elite-level endurance athlete, 2x member of the USA Para National triathlon team, an Ironman World championship finisher, and a high altitude mountaineer, but most importantly he is a husband and a father. Mara and Sam talk about how he decided to join the military, how going off to Iraq was the hardest decision of his life, how to tackle the challenge of 2020 and how you can't leave smart people out in the woods. Sam is probably the most inspiring person I've ever met and everyone should check out his social media.
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Gavin McInnes, originator of the Proud Boys and Vice Media, now at https://censored.tv joins Mara for an intense conversation. They talk about an almost physical altercation they had and then Gavin tells his side of the story. Let us know what you think...
IRA GARR On The Complications of Corona Divorce
World renowned divorce attorney, Ira Garr, most notably for his work on the dissolution case of Rupert Murdoch and his former wife Anna, (who received $1.7 Billion...yowza)...joins to discuss the complications of maintaining an already rocky marriage, in the midst of a global pandemic. Ira has also done some worth with our exiting 45...informative episode. Tune in!
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