Because Everyone Has A Story - BEHAS

Daniela Stockfleth-Menis

BECAUSE EVERYONE HAS A STORY / PORQUE TODOS TENEMOS UNA HISTORIA QUE CONTAR. My podcast connects and relates through the sharing of regular peoples' stories of courage, transformation, adventure, love, overcoming life’s challenges and career changes. It is a platform to give ordinary people’s stories from all over the world the chance to be shared and preserved. You will listen to stories of captivating people, both young and elderly, that I, your host Daniela, meet on my life journey. Communicating wisdom, knowledge and personal experience, these stories will connect, motivate, inspire and relate to your own. Our stories become the language of connections. Let's ENJOY, CONNECT AND RELATE. COMPARTE, CONECTATE Y DISFRUTA. I have shared stories of people from Asia, Europe, North America and South America. If you want to share your story on my show, please get in touch because everyone has a story. read less
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Episodes

How a Daughter's Addiction Helped One Mother Heal: A Story of Mother-Daughter Relationships - Ann Batchelder : 125
5d ago
How a Daughter's Addiction Helped One Mother Heal: A Story of Mother-Daughter Relationships - Ann Batchelder : 125
When Ann's world was turned upside down by her daughter's addiction and mental health struggles, she was thrown into a journey that no guidebook on parenting could prepare her for. Her heart-rending tale of seeking therapy and rehabilitation for her daughter and confronting the heavy cloak of self-blame unfolds in this episode with raw honesty. Ann Batchelder served as Editor of FIBERARTS Magazine, was guest curator for the Asheville Art Museum, worked as an account executive at a Manhattan advertising agency, and was Director of Special Events for the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Ann earned an MSW in psychotherapy. Her book Craving Spring -a mother's quest, a daughter's depression, and the Greek myth that brought them togetherTaking a page from the timeless Greek myth of Demeter and Persephone, we weave through the intricate dance of holding on and letting go that every parent must learn. Ann's experience opens a window into storytelling's transformative power in healing and self-discovery, challenging the conventional wisdom of 'how-to' parenting in favour of a journey to self-trust. The conversation also serves as a salient reminder that breaking through the silence on mental health can foster a community rich in compassion and support, one story at a time.As we wrap up the conversation, Anne's insights into navigating the intricacies of mother-daughter communication shine a light on the potential of listening and responding with intention. The wisdom she imparts on guiding children into adulthood, coupled with her journey chronicled in "Craving Spring," offers a touchstone for those grappling with similar tribulations. This episode isn't just a sharing of experiences; it's an invitation to embrace the collective strength of vulnerability and remember that you are not alone in the face of adversity.Ann is the mother of two adult children and lives with her husband in Asheville, NC. She just published her memoir. Let's enjoy her story! To connect with Ann - www.annbatchelder.comSupport the showTo Share - Connect & Relate: Share Your Thoughts and Shape the Show! Tell me what you love about the podcast and what you want to hear more about. Please email me at behas.podcats@gmail.com and be part of the conversation!To be on the show Podmatch Profile Thank you for listening - Hasta Pronto!
The Transformation of Lawn Care into a Tech Odyssey - Bryan Clayton : 124
12-02-2024
The Transformation of Lawn Care into a Tech Odyssey - Bryan Clayton : 124
Join us as we enter the world of GreenPal, known as the Uber of lawn care, and learn how feedback from the very people you serve can pivot the direction of your business. Hear firsthand the sacrifices and dedication required to run a landscaping company and the emotional rollercoaster of selling it to embrace a technology-driven model. Bryan Clayton is an entrepreneur, author, and speaker who has built a successful career by focusing on hard work, perseverance, and innovation. He is the co-founder and CEO of GreenPal, an online platform that connects homeowners with local lawn care professionals. Under Bryan's leadership, GreenPal has grown into a multi-million dollar company with over 200,000 active users.In this episode, we get an intimate look at Brian's nomadic lifestyle that has shaped his current philosophies. Brian talks about working remotely while travelling the world and how personal loss can alter one's perspective on life. He also discusses the hollow satisfaction that often comes with material wealth versus the richness of experiences. This conversation with Brian will inspire anyone looking to blend entrepreneurial spirit and personal growth and provide tangible insights to forge their unique path to success and happiness.Let's enjoy his story. To connect with Bryan: https://www.yourgreenpal.com/Support the showTo Share - Connect & Relate: Share Your Thoughts and Shape the Show! Tell me what you love about the podcast and what you want to hear more about. Please email me at behas.podcats@gmail.com and be part of the conversation!To be on the show Podmatch Profile Thank you for listening - Hasta Pronto!
My Race Against Death - An Inspiring Fight Against Illness and The Journey to Empower Others - Shoba Rao : 123
05-02-2024
My Race Against Death - An Inspiring Fight Against Illness and The Journey to Empower Others - Shoba Rao : 123
When life handed Shoba Rao the toughest of challenges at just 22, a battle with kidney failure, she didn't just face it—she became her beam of hope. Shoba's narrative is not just about surviving; it's a deep exploration of how illness can redefine one's philosophy of life, highlighting the profound impact of resilience and self-advocacy.She rises with even greater determination, embracing her experiences to transform her perspective and empower those around her. We discuss the essential role of support systems, the emotional labour of caregivers, the unique ways we each respond to life's adversities, the cathartic process of writing her story and the importance of instilling hope and advocating for others facing the darkness of illness.Her book "My Race Against Death: Lessons Learned From My Health Struggles" offers a matter-of-fact view of cancer treatments and living life to the fullest despite the disease as seen through the eyes of an India native who is now a San Francisco Bay Area company executive.Join us as we celebrate Shoba's remarkable voyage.To connect with Shoba: https://www.shobarao.com/Support the showTo Share - Connect & Relate: Share Your Thoughts and Shape the Show! Tell me what you love about the podcast and what you want to hear more about. Please email me at behas.podcats@gmail.com and be part of the conversation!To be on the show Podmatch Profile Thank you for listening - Hasta Pronto!
Turning Adversity into Adult Freedom: A Journey of Transforming Childhood Trauma to Authenticity, Self-Discovery, and Joy - Susan Gold : 122
22-01-2024
Turning Adversity into Adult Freedom: A Journey of Transforming Childhood Trauma to Authenticity, Self-Discovery, and Joy - Susan Gold : 122
Susan Gold's story is like a tapestry that weaves together challenges and triumphs, where each thread is coloured by personal growth and self-love. She grew up in a household where people had different coping mechanisms, like alcohol and food. However, Susan paved her path to the busy streets of New York City and into the influential circles of media giants such as Barbara Walters. Her journey was not just about escaping but finding her voice and place in a complex world.Our conversation with Susan takes an intimate turn as we explore the nuanced landscape of addictive behaviours and the clarity that comes from self-reflection. From a career that placed her at the epicentre of brand-celebrity synergy to a raw confrontation with her struggles with alcohol, Susan's story is a beacon for those navigating the choppy waters of self-identity and purpose. She shares the wisdom gleaned from reframing painful experiences as lessons and the importance of setting healthy boundaries. Through her eyes, we see the power of a mother's bond and the determination to survive and thrive.Susan's compassion and enthusiasm for life are evident as she invites anyone touched by her story to connect.Let's enjoy her story!To connect with Susan  https://www.susangold.us/Support the showTo Share - Connect & Relate: Share Your Thoughts and Shape the Show! Tell me what you love about the podcast and what you want to hear more about. Please email me at behas.podcats@gmail.com and be part of the conversation!To be on the show Podmatch Profile Thank you for listening - Hasta Pronto!
Introducion a Familias Horribles -  Carola y Alicia : 121
17-01-2024
Introducion a Familias Horribles - Carola y Alicia : 121
Cuando Alicia y Carola enfrentaron una crisis familiar, poco sabían que su oscuridad se convertiría en luz para otros. Su valentía se transforma en 'Familias Horribles', un podcast que promete ser un refugio y una guía para aquellos que, como ellas, han navegado por las turbulentas aguas de las relaciones familiares tóxicas. En este episodio, nos sumergimos en las profundidades de las dinámicas dañinas que a menudo se esconden tras la fachada de la familia idealizada. Nuestras queridas amigas comparten no solo su historia sino también su compromiso con la verdad y el apoyo incondicional a quienes luchan por liberarse de cadenas invisibles.Nos hemos hecho eco de la necesidad de romper el tabú que rodea a las 'Familias Horribles', y hoy levantamos la voz para reafirmar nuestro 'Derecho a Vivir en Paz'. Este capítulo nos invita a reflexionar sobre cómo los entornos familiares pueden moldear nuestra percepción de lo que merecemos y cómo, en ocasiones, es necesario tomar distancia para proteger nuestra integridad emocional. Con una conversación enriquecedora y la participación activa de nuestros oyentes, dejamos un claro mensaje: nadie debe tolerar el maltrato y todos merecemos una vida llena de paz. Acompáñanos en este viaje transformador junto a Alicia y Karola, un faro de esperanza en la búsqueda de relaciones familiares más sanas y auténticas.Youtube videoFAMILIAS HORRIBLES podcast Support the showTo Share - Connect & Relate: Share Your Thoughts and Shape the Show! Tell me what you love about the podcast and what you want to hear more about. Please email me at behas.podcats@gmail.com and be part of the conversation!To be on the show Podmatch Profile Thank you for listening - Hasta Pronto!
Lecciones de una Vida en la Sombra del Servicio Público - Alfredo Brandt : 120
15-01-2024
Lecciones de una Vida en la Sombra del Servicio Público - Alfredo Brandt : 120
¿Alguna vez te has preguntado cómo una sola decisión puede cambiar el rumbo de tu vida? Alfredo Brandt, un compañero de adolescencia del colegio Humboldt, me acompaña en esta edición del podcast para compartir cómo su elección de carrera desafió las expectativas sociales y familiares, llevándolo por un camino menos transitado. A través de nuestras conversaciones, descubrimos la riqueza de las historias personales y cómo, sin importar cuán comunes creamos que sean, todas tienen su propio valor y enseñanzas.Alfredo Brandt, experto con más de 30 años en inteligencia y contrainteligencia, tanto en el ámbito público como privado. Magister en Estudios Estratégicos y Análisis de Política Internacional de la Universidad de Westminster, Londres, con especialización en Homeland Security & Cybersecurity de la Universidad de Colorado, US.Un relato que inicia con desayunos imponentes en la academia policial, nos lleva por una aventura que transita entre las calles de Caracas y los entresijos de la contrainteligencia en una Venezuela de alta tensión geopolítica. Alfredo nos sumerge en experiencias que van desde patrullajes en barriadas hasta operaciones de espionaje, ofreciendo una mirada íntima a la vida dentro de las fuerzas de seguridad y los desafíos enfrentados tanto en el terreno como en el ámbito personal, incluyendo anécdotas que despiertan desde sonrisas hasta reflexiones profundas.Finalizamos con una introspección sobre los años venideros, resaltando la importancia de la salud física y mental en la preparación para el futuro. Alfredo, ahora profesor y consultor, nos deja con valiosos consejos y una historia personal que nos invita a apreciar y no subestimar el poder de nuestra propia narrativa. Su testimonio es un recordatorio de que el camino menos transitado, a menudo, es el que conduce a los descubrimientos más significativos.Alfredo vive en La ciudad de Mexico con su hermoza esposa  Maríeen y su hijo Ian. Disfrutemos de su historia. #ConexionesDuraderas #AmigosDeSiempre #AmigosDelColegio #PodcastTimeSupport the showTo Share - Connect & Relate: Share Your Thoughts and Shape the Show! Tell me what you love about the podcast and what you want to hear more about. Please email me at behas.podcats@gmail.com and be part of the conversation!To be on the show Podmatch Profile Thank you for listening - Hasta Pronto!
WANDERLAND - Living the Traveling Life - Kate Evans : 119
08-01-2024
WANDERLAND - Living the Traveling Life - Kate Evans : 119
Imagine packing your life into a suitcase and stepping into the world as your home. That's the reality for Kate Evans, our remarkable guest who, alongside her husband Dave, traded the predictability of a permanent address for the boundless freedom of a nomadic life. Their story, as chronicled in "Wanderland: Living the Traveling Life," exudes a compelling allure for anyone who's ever dreamed of experiencing the richness of the world beyond the confines of a conventional lifestyle.Kate Evans, PhD, is the author of eight books, including a duet of memoirs: Wanderland: Living the Traveling Life and Call It Wonder: An Odyssey of Love, Sex, Spirit & Travel, winner of the Bisexual Book Award. Her essays, stories, and poems have appeared widely. We uncover the strategic planning and serendipitous moments that colour Kate's travels, the emotional landscapes navigated, and how her philosophy of minimalism isn't about having less but living more. Her journey, punctuated by the pages of her book, is a testament to the transformative power of embracing the unknown and the value of experiences over possessions.This conversation isn't just about globetrotting; it's a deeper dive into the art of storytelling, connecting with others through shared narratives, and the relentless pursuit of personal fulfillment. Kate's insights on the nuances of a nomadic lifestyle and the courage to write one's own story—whether through the lens of a camera, the strokes of a pen, or the steps across unfamiliar lands—resonate with the soul of every aspiring wanderer like me. Kate and Dave live part of the year in Baja California Sur, Mexico, and they travel the rest of the time. Let's enjoy her story. To connect with Kate: www.kateevanswriter.comRetreat website: https://tehomcenter.org/writingmexico2024Support the showTo Share - Connect & Relate: Share Your Thoughts and Shape the Show! Tell me what you love about the podcast and what you want to hear more about. Please email me at behas.podcats@gmail.com and be part of the conversation!To be on the show Podmatch Profile Thank you for listening - Hasta Pronto!
Accelerate Your Journey to Finding Your Authentic Self: A Transformative Story of Self-Discovery, Career Change, and Personal Growth.- Colin Kingsmill  : 118
19-12-2023
Accelerate Your Journey to Finding Your Authentic Self: A Transformative Story of Self-Discovery, Career Change, and Personal Growth.- Colin Kingsmill : 118
Have you ever found yourself seeking success without really understanding why? Colin Kingsmill shares his compelling journey across three significant chapters of his life. He candidly discusses how he hit a wall at age 35 after a relentless pursuit of achievement, prompting him to reassess his motivation and pursue deeper self-discovery. This journey led him to the realization that true freedom comes from psychological liberation.Life is full of transformation and new beginnings, and this episode offers a powerful example through a conversation about past life regression therapy. After a traumatic event, Colin discovers eight past lives and begins to heal their deeply rooted need for validation. This conversation also sheds light on the concept of worthiness, offering valuable insights for anyone seeking self-discovery and healing.Colin describes his unique journey from chasing wealth to finding passion and discovering true purpose. His honest reflections on personal growth and transformation, his mission to help others rediscover their humanity, and the importance of living with integrity, overcoming fear, and finding freedom from suffering are genuinely inspiring.  Let's enjoy his story!To connect with Colin: https://www.instagram.com/colin_kingsmill/Support the showTo Share - Connect & Relate: Share Your Thoughts and Shape the Show! Tell me what you love about the podcast and what you want to hear more about. Please email me at behas.podcats@gmail.com and be part of the conversation!To be on the show Podmatch Profile Thank you for listening - Hasta Pronto!
Sharing Stories, Making Choices, and Finding Healing on the Journey of Personal Growth - Marsha Vanwynsberghe : 117
11-12-2023
Sharing Stories, Making Choices, and Finding Healing on the Journey of Personal Growth - Marsha Vanwynsberghe : 117
Have you ever felt the profound impact of a shared story? In our latest episode, we journey with our brave guest, Marsha Vanwynsberghe, as she recounts her struggles with teen substance abuse and the shame it carries. She shares her healing path, illustrating the transformative power of personal narratives. We reflect on the importance of owning our choices and how shared experiences can profoundly affect us and those around us.Marsha is a Storytelling Business Coach, Speaker, Multi-Published Author, and Podcaster. She teaches the power of Radical Responsibility and Owning Your Choices in your own life. She empowers people to heal and own their stories, be conscious leaders and build platform businesses that create massive impact.Marsha illuminates the significance of sharing personal growth stories with great sensitivity, especially when it involves addiction struggles. She emphasizes the importance of integrity and the delicate balance needed when applying loved ones in these narratives. We also explore how connection is fundamentally about shared emotions and experiences rather than the specifics of our stories. We talk about the vital role of vulnerability, boundaries, and respect in sharing personal narratives.Finally, we touch on the importance of seeking support and actionable solutions when dealing with a loved one's addiction. We share our personal experiences, discussing the challenges of finding the right support group and counsellor. We highlight the shift from a victim mindset to one of ownership and responsibility, emphasizing the power of focusing on "what" instead of "why" when grappling with difficult situations. Listen for a thought-provoking conversation that underscores the power of sharing personal narratives, changing our stories, and respecting others' boundaries.Let's enjoy her story!To connect with Marsha, https://www.marshavanw.com/Support the showTo Share - Connect & Relate: Share Your Thoughts and Shape the Show! Tell me what you love about the podcast and what you want to hear more about. Please email me at behas.podcats@gmail.com and be part of the conversation!To be on the show Podmatch Profile Thank you for listening - Hasta Pronto!
Embracing Human-Centric Living: Shedding the Shackles of System-Centric Life - Michaell Magrutsche : 116
05-12-2023
Embracing Human-Centric Living: Shedding the Shackles of System-Centric Life - Michaell Magrutsche : 116
Have you ever contemplated how societal systems shape our realities and experiences? The recent conversation with Michaell Magrutsche, a hospitality industry veteran and insightful thinker, led to a candid discussion about systemic living and his life story.Michaell is a multimedia artist from Austria who now resides in California. He is the author of five books, a podcaster, a speaker, and a former Arts Commissioner of Newport Beach, CA. Michaell's experience-based, outside-the-box upbringing, forced upon him due to his neurodiversity, led him to become a creativity-awareness educator. He shares his personal life stories and unique paths as a neurodiverse child who was not aware of his disability at the time but now considers it a superpower. The conversation wrapped by touching on the dichotomy between human-centric and system-centric living.His story exemplifies the importance of embracing one's uniqueness to create a fulfilling and successful life.Let's enjoy his story! Connect with Michaell  https://MICHAELLM.com His podcast: THE SMART OF ART - The Power of Art and CreativitySupport the showTo Share - Connect & Relate: Share Your Thoughts and Shape the Show! Tell me what you love about the podcast and what you want to hear more about. Please email me at behas.podcats@gmail.com and be part of the conversation!To be on the show Podmatch Profile Thank you for listening - Hasta Pronto!
Embracing Resilience Through Lessons Learned - Ryan Delaney  : 115
27-11-2023
Embracing Resilience Through Lessons Learned - Ryan Delaney : 115
Join me on an unfolding journey of my guest, Ryan Delaney, as he leans into his 60th birthday, armed with the resilience and strength he's gleaned from his time on this earth. Ryan's life story is nothing short of a roller coaster ride, filled with lessons learned from his parents, triumphs and tribulations in the music industry, and a splash of an unexpected career change.Ryan kicks off his story by reminiscing about his parents. Their strength and resilience, shaped by loss, war, and migration, influenced Ryan's outlook on life and continue to be his guiding stars. Next, we traverse the peaks and troughs of Ryan's exhilarating journey in the music industry, from art school to a booming record business. The story takes a turn when Ryan, in his midlife, dares to venture into a new career as a personal trainer despite the shadow of self-doubt and the challenges of dyslexia. As we wrap up, we delve into Ryan's self-respect, work ethic, and personal growth philosophy. Ryan's story showcases the power of passion, positivity, hard work, and resilience when navigating change.Let's enjoy his story! Support the showTo Share - Connect & Relate: Share Your Thoughts and Shape the Show! Tell me what you love about the podcast and what you want to hear more about. Please email me at behas.podcats@gmail.com and be part of the conversation!To be on the show Podmatch Profile Thank you for listening - Hasta Pronto!
Cultivating Health Resiliency To Rise Like A Phoenix and Ignite The Healing Process - Yan Huang : 114
20-11-2023
Cultivating Health Resiliency To Rise Like A Phoenix and Ignite The Healing Process - Yan Huang : 114
Here is the journey of our remarkable guest, Yan Huang, from Singapore. Yan peels back the layers of her life story, revealing her battle with stage three cancer, the turmoil of a toxic relationship, and her triumph over chronic illnesses. Her resilience and determination show hope and courage.Yan, the Pivotal Healer, is a long-term young adult cancer survivor who has been living cancer-free for the last 15 years. She is a certified women's integrative health coach, Qi movement teacher and energy healing practitioner. Yan opens up about her unexpected journey, from the initial shock of her diagnosis to finding the courage to make decisions about her treatment plan. Her insights into maintaining an active lifestyle amidst her treatment and navigating the healthcare system. But her journey doesn't end there; it takes an introspective turn when she reflects on finding purpose postcancer, negotiating the world of self-care, and setting future goals.Let's enjoy her story! Here are three ways to connect with Yan:Get on the wait list for the R4CS Beta Group Program (Q3 2023) https://tr.ee/Ojds-J8oFDSay Hello to Yan on her Instagram & YouTube show @therealyanhuangWebsite: yuyanhuang.podia.comSupport the showTo Share - Connect & Relate: Share Your Thoughts and Shape the Show! Tell me what you love about the podcast and what you want to hear more about. Please email me at behas.podcats@gmail.com and be part of the conversation!To be on the show Podmatch Profile Thank you for listening - Hasta Pronto!
The Art of Slow Travel - An invitation to see the world and savour the journey at your own pace - Bhavana Gesota : 112
30-10-2023
The Art of Slow Travel - An invitation to see the world and savour the journey at your own pace - Bhavana Gesota : 112
Are you brave enough to travel to a new country without a return ticket? Meet Bhavana, author of The Art of Slow Travel, as she takes us on an exciting journey of her belief that slow travel can bring about a deep and rich encounter with an unfamiliar culture. As a seasoned traveller herself, Bhavana helps us understand what it means to immerse oneself in another world fully and how the concept of slow travel can transform the way we perceive our surroundings. Her book, The Art of Slow Travel, is a culmination of her own experiences and aims to inspire and guide readers on a journey of discovery - both internal and external - to gain new insights and perspectives.Bhavana Gesota is an Indian American former technology professional, world slow traveller, artist, writer, thinker, and meditator. She was born and raised in Pune, India, before moving to the USA for work after 25 years. Over the past 25 years, she has lived in 9 countries, worked in 7 for extended periods, and travelled to 22 more across 5 continents.From her experiences of taking six-month sabbaticals to her encounters with minimalists on the road, she has collected valuable insights that will help you pack not just your suitcase but also your life into a travel-friendly format. She'll also shed light on the nuances of a slow travel lifestyle and how it differs from a nomadic lifestyle, giving you new perspectives to consider before jetting off on your next adventure.She reflects on the beauty of slow travel and how it has enabled her to forge lasting connections with people from all walks of life. Her tales of adapting to foreign lands, navigating visa processes, and embracing digital nomadism will inspire you to break away from the conventional norms of travel.Let's enjoy her story.To connect with Bhavana:  https://www.bhavanagesota.com/Support the showTo Share - Connect & Relate: Share Your Thoughts and Shape the Show! Tell me what you love about the podcast and what you want to hear more about. Please email me at behas.podcats@gmail.com and be part of the conversation!To be on the show Podmatch Profile Thank you for listening - Hasta Pronto!
A Renaissance Man From Street Life to Success - The Inspiring Journey of a Former Fortune 100 Leader  - Guy Morris : 111
23-10-2023
A Renaissance Man From Street Life to Success - The Inspiring Journey of a Former Fortune 100 Leader - Guy Morris : 111
This is a journey with Guy Morris, a former Fortune 100 business leader with a past you won't believe. He is opening up about his life story. He reveals the tale of a 13-year-old boy who fled home and became homeless. He battled mental health issues, addiction, and living on the streets. The story shifts from a painful journey of homelessness to a life of purpose, demonstrating the power of resilience and the importance of never giving up, no matter the odds.Guy Morris has had a distinguished career spanning 36 years as a leader in the software, high-tech, and global energy sectors. In addition to his professional achievements, he has pursued many other interests. Guy has written songs for Disney Records, written screenplays for Sojourn Entertainment, holds a patent for his inventions, and is a licensed Coast Guard charter captain and a certified PADI diver and adventurer. Today, he is an accomplished author and publisher of intelligent, well-researched thrillers.Guy's life proves you can rise from the rubble and create a legacy. Through conversations, we follow Guy's remarkable transition from a struggling student to an ace scholar, uncovering his keen interest in the sciences and the philosophy of the Renaissance. Alongside these personal revelations, he shares the excitement of his daring journey into writing a historical novel that unravels a centuries-old mystery involving a real-life pirate and a lost city.Prepare for an episode packed with resilience, discovery, and inspiration. To learn more about all his fascinating THRILLERS books: https://www.guymorrisbooks.com/Support the showTo Share - Connect & Relate: Share Your Thoughts and Shape the Show! Tell me what you love about the podcast and what you want to hear more about. Please email me at behas.podcats@gmail.com and be part of the conversation!To be on the show Podmatch Profile Thank you for listening - Hasta Pronto!
Adventures in Kiteboarding and Island Entrepreneurship : Silke Ortmann : 110
16-10-2023
Adventures in Kiteboarding and Island Entrepreneurship : Silke Ortmann : 110
Here is a tale of adventure, culture, and entrepreneurial spirit from Silke Ortmann. Silke is a professional kiteboarder who traded the hustle and structure of life in major cities for the laid-back lifestyle of Isla de Margarita, Venezuela. From her discovery of kiteboarding to her love for the local culture and the vibrant community, Silke's story is one of personal growth and resilience.Our conversation takes a thrilling turn as Silke shares her experiences kiteboarding in El Yaque, a hub for enthusiasts of the sport. We delve into the technicalities of the sport, the importance of safety, and how the sport has evolved over the years. Prepare to be transported to a world where the wind is your guide and the ocean your playground. But it's not just about kiteboarding. The heart and soul of Venezuela, its food, people, and spontaneity, add a beautiful layer to Silke's story. We contrast this vibrant lifestyle with the more structured life in major cities and explore the underrated value of a close-knit community.Silke takes us behind the scenes of her beachfront restaurant - Guacuco Surf. We discuss the seasonal ebbs and flows of the business and the realities of becoming an entrepreneur. So, if you're ready to be inspired by a story of determination, resilience, and passion for kiteboarding and island life, tune in to this episode.Let's enjoy her story.To connect with Silke & Guacuco restaurant: @guacucosurfSupport the showTo Share - Connect & Relate: Share Your Thoughts and Shape the Show! Tell me what you love about the podcast and what you want to hear more about. Please email me at behas.podcats@gmail.com and be part of the conversation!To be on the show Podmatch Profile Thank you for listening - Hasta Pronto!
Rising Above the Challenges : How A Birth Trauma  Turned Miracle : One Mother's Resilient Story - Nicole Smith : 109
03-10-2023
Rising Above the Challenges : How A Birth Trauma Turned Miracle : One Mother's Resilient Story - Nicole Smith : 109
Can you imagine the strength and resilience it would take to endure a 29-hour labour and then face the hardships of trying to conceive a second child? These are the realities Nicole Smith had to grapple with, along with the even more challenging experience of raising a child diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy. Nicole is a dedicated advocate for human dignity. She has a background in Law and Public Policy and a successful career in Communications. In 2020, Nicole faced a life-altering experience when her daughter was born distressed and diagnosed with cerebral palsy. This intensely personal journey ignited her passion for advocating for her daughter's values and motivated her to raise her voice for those often marginalized.  Her story is a stark window into the realities of NICU care, parenting a child requiring constant medical attention and trying to balance time and affection between multiple children. Through it all, Nicole's story underlines the importance of maintaining a positive outlook and a supportive community.Nicole opens up about the emotional turmoil she endured as she navigated through her daughter's diagnosis and the challenges it brought with it. The daily life she lived of having to feed her daughter with a pump 24/7, closely monitor her breathing, and the continuous medical attention her daughter required. She teaches us the importance of grieving unmet expectations, taking moments to feel overwhelmed, and the power of sign language as a mode of communication for nonverbal people.Nicole talks about her emotional exhaustion and the importance of having a supportive tribe in the healing process. This episode is a testament to a mother's strength, love, and resilience in adversity. Driven by her personal experiences and desire to promote human dignity, Nicole founded Dignity Defense Institute, a non-profit organization. Let's enjoy her story. To connect with Nicole: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicolemysmith/Support the showTo Share - Connect & Relate: Share Your Thoughts and Shape the Show! Tell me what you love about the podcast and what you want to hear more about. Please email me at behas.podcats@gmail.com and be part of the conversation!To be on the show Podmatch Profile Thank you for listening - Hasta Pronto!
Navigating through Trauma and Addiction - An Insiders Perspective with Mary Giuliani : 108
25-09-2023
Navigating through Trauma and Addiction - An Insiders Perspective with Mary Giuliani : 108
In this episode, I had a heartfelt conversation with Mary Giuliani, an excellent life coach who shared her inspiring recovery journey from childhood trauma and addiction. Her story sheds light on the significant impact of childhood trauma and the challenging journey to overcome it. Throughout the conversation, Mary's insights and experiences offer hope and encouragement to anyone struggling with similar issues.Mary's story is a 30-year journey of recovery from trauma and addiction. She shares her experience with various therapies, including EMDR, neurofeedback, mindfulness, and community-building that enabled her to heal and find self-compassion.Mary Giuliani is a Master Certified Coach and keynote speaker specializing in helping survivors heal from complex trauma and achieve long-term recovery with food, weight, and substances.We will delve into Mary's influential book titled "It's Not About Food, Drugs or Alcohol, It's About Healing Complex PTSD." Mary offers us a glimpse into the book's four sections and the accompanying healing workbook, which has been a catalyst for transformation for many of its readers.Through her story, we learn to appreciate the significance of acknowledging the past, the lasting effects of childhood trauma, and the value of understanding personal struggles. Mary also highlights the importance of self-compassion and the power of inner healing.She currently resides in Southern California with her partner.Let's enjoy her story. To connect with Mary: https://marygiuliani.net/FREE Complex PTSD QuizSupport the showTo Share - Connect & Relate: Share Your Thoughts and Shape the Show! Tell me what you love about the podcast and what you want to hear more about. Please email me at behas.podcats@gmail.com and be part of the conversation!To be on the show Podmatch Profile Thank you for listening - Hasta Pronto!
Music and Mental Health - A Journey of Transformation and Healing - Janey Brown : 107
18-09-2023
Music and Mental Health - A Journey of Transformation and Healing - Janey Brown : 107
Today's story, Janey Brown, dives deep into the powerful world of music and its profound impact on mental health. From Janey's fearless early performances to her high school years marked by feelings of entrapment, we follow her journey through performance anxiety and the influencing factors of nature vs. nurture in this context. Janey is a coach with expertise in trauma, a professional singer, and a keynote speaker. She also studies psychology and plans to publish her first book in 2023.Janey bares her soul, sharing her struggles with unresolved trauma and mental health issues that demanded her attention. Hear her story of juggling roles: from being a martial artist and performer to a fitness industry worker and aspiring musician. Witness the power of her voice, her very lifeline, fading away, and the terrifying liberation she experiences in its absence. Janey's quest for healing begins with vocal therapy - a transformative journey that enlightens and inspires.As we journey further, Janey shares her personal growth and transformation story and how she merged art, music, and mental health to create FEARCE Academy. Gain insight into her upcoming book and her decision to let go of titles and attachments to reduce suffering. Join us in this compelling exploration of the symbiotic relationship between music/ art and mental health and how Janey turned her challenges into opportunities for growth and healing. To connect with Janey: https://janeybrown.com/Her new song: https://open.spotify.com/track/4ZJAFNt8KEh9LpeHPV2hgd?si=KV_gfMZJQWKil5fUN9O1-wSupport the showTo Share - Connect & Relate: Share Your Thoughts and Shape the Show! Tell me what you love about the podcast and what you want to hear more about. Please email me at behas.podcats@gmail.com and be part of the conversation!To be on the show Podmatch Profile Thank you for listening - Hasta Pronto!
How Loving Unconditionally and Being Loved Yields Confidence - Tracy Hazzard : 106
12-09-2023
How Loving Unconditionally and Being Loved Yields Confidence - Tracy Hazzard : 106
Can the power of love and creativity be used to overcome life's biggest hurdles? Tracy Hazzard, my guest today, certainly believes so. Harnessing her innate creative spirit and the nurturing love of her parents, she shares how she transformed obstacles into opportunities, ultimately leading to a fulfilling life and successful businesses. Tracy has had quite the journey as an entrepreneur. She's all about innovation, taking risks, and adapting to new technology. Together with her husband, they've created amazing businesses based on their creativity, bright minds, and extraordinary teamwork. Tracy tells us all about how she went from the textile industry to working in the tech industry. Plus, she shares some really helpful insights and lessons she learned along the way.But Tracy's story isn't all about business; she talks about how creativity and personal life come together and the dynamics of working with her husband and balancing their schedules for quality time. She reflects on her role as a mother, drawing parallels between the love she received from her parents and the nurturing environment she provides for her three daughters. So, join in this enriching conversation to uncover the transformative power of love, creativity, and positive perspective.Let's enjoy Tracy's story!To connect with Tracy: linkedin.com/in/tracyhazzardthebingefactor.com - Podcast podetize.com - Companyhazzdesign.com - PortfolioSupport the showTo Share - Connect & Relate: Share Your Thoughts and Shape the Show! Tell me what you love about the podcast and what you want to hear more about. Please email me at behas.podcats@gmail.com and be part of the conversation!To be on the show Podmatch Profile Thank you for listening - Hasta Pronto!