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Episode 32: Pursuing Health In The Real World with Chris Janke

June 22, 2022

Chris Janke has a fitness trainer and founder of the Health In The Real World Podcast. He's the author of five books. He's the father of four kids under age 10, and lives in San Jose, California. Follow Chris on YouTube Chec…

Episode 31: Pursuing Healthy Foster-Parenting and Step-Parenting with Debbie Ausburn

June 15, 2022

A social worker turned lawyer, Debbie Ausburn has spent decades raising other people’s children as a foster parent and stepparent. Her children have taught her that, even though she was their Plan B parent, she could forge s…

Episode 30: Pursuing a Miracle with Kaj Smit

June 8, 2022

Kaj Smit is a 19 year-old guy from the Netherlands. This is the story of how he went from a fit young man to a vegetable in mere hours. He shares his incredible story and the lessons he learned along the way. Connect with Ka…

Episode 29: Pursuing An Examined Life with Dr. Gwendolyn Dolske

June 1, 2022

Gwendolyn Dolske PhD is a professor in the Philosophy Department at Cal Poly Pomona. She is the author of academic essays and the book Tips From The Professor A Guide to College Success. She teaches Philosophy of Sex and L…

Episode 28: Pursuing Humor In Mid-Life and When Your Kid Goes To College with Sharon Brecher

May 25, 2022

Sharon L. Brecher is a mom-blogger, writer, illustrator, wife, and Miserable Mom. Her first book, Miserable Mom: The Do’s and Don’ts of Sending Your Kid to College, calls out the absurdities of this stage of motherhood with …

Episode 27: Thriving After Cancer with Amor Traceski

May 18, 2022

Amor Traceski is a two-time cancer survivor, motivational speaker, life coach, and author of The Cancer Patient's Reference Manual: Been There, Done That: Practical Tips and Wisdom From Cancer Survivors For Cancer Patients.…

Episode 26: Pursuing Vitality When Your Body Hurts with Terry Tucker

May 11, 2022

Terry Tucker is an international podcast guest on the topics of motivation, self-development, and mental health. He has been a college basketball player, a marketing executive, a hospital administrator, a SWAT Team Hostage N…

Episode 25: Pursuing Finding Your Voice with Joyfully Cricket

May 4, 2022

Joyfully Cricket began her journey of transformation at the age of 20 when she experienced a personal tragedy. She made the choice to allow this tragedy to propel her into a life of spiritual and personal growth, to make mea…

Bonus Episode: Jonny McCoy's Story (Accompanies Episode 24)

April 27, 2022

This is the episode that contains Jonny's story. It accompanies episode 24. This story documents abuse suffered over the first decades of his life from those who should have been protecting him. Support the show (https://www…

Episode 24: Pursuing Mental Health with Jonny McCoy

April 27, 2022

In October 2009, I witnessed a suicide while being unlawfully detained in a jail cell in Columbia, S.C. Although my case garnered national attention and I won the lawsuit against my wrongdoers, my mental health plummeted. As…

Episode 23: Pursuing Calm When You Feel Anxiety

April 20, 2022

Jenna has been a therapist specializing in OCD and anxiety + related conditions since 2008. She's always been an anxious child and adult but knew from an early age that challenging herself was better than giving in to fear. …

Episode 22: Pursuing Peace While Parenting (or any time)

April 13, 2022

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Episode 21: Pursuing Your Story with Perry Power

April 6, 2022

Perry Power is a storyteller, author, coach, and charity co-founder. Ranking up 2.3M likes and 125k followers on TikTok, Perry's message of helping sexually abused survivors break their silence speaks to the hearts of many a…

Episode 20: Pursuing Healthy and Happy Habits

March 30, 2022

Jason Harwood has worked with hundreds of small businesses around the world. His input on happier habits has helped many achieve not only a higher level of productivity but a greater sense of happiness in their lives. With h…

Episode 19: Pursuing a LEGACY

March 23, 2022

“Curator of a Bigger Vision Within,” Mark Smith specializes in speaking from his personal experience of trials and tribulations in life. His desire to chronicle CHOICES and share the “journey” of his life, resonates with eve…

Episode 18: Pursuing Health When It Seems Too Hard

March 16, 2022

David Hernandez is passionate, inspiring, and motivated. He believes that each of us was designed to live a life of purpose. He truly cares about people and wants them to get results, so that they can live the life they want…

Episode 17: Pursuing College Savings For Kids

March 9, 2022

Brad Baldridge is a College Funding Specialist who has helped thousands of families plan and save for college with smart and proven strategies to save time, money, and stress. As a financial expert, blogger, and host of the …

Episode 16: Pursuing Light When You Can't See

March 2, 2022

Kevin Lowe believes everything in this life happens for a reason and a good reason at that. And this is true, even after losing his ability to see. Fueled by a strong desire to ignite a sense of hope and optimism into the wo…

Episode 14: Pursuing Better

Feb. 23, 2022

Brian coaches lots of leaders. With clarity and confidence, Brian’s clients lean into their strengths and become even more fruitful. Serving as the Executive Director for Coach Approach, Brian now leads the charge in helping…

Episode 13: Pursuing Authenticity In a World That Expects Perfection

Feb. 16, 2022

Do you ever feel like you have to "hide" an aspect of yourself when you are around others? Do you feel like if they knew "this" about you that they may not accept or welcome you? You are not alone! So many of us feel the sam…

Episode 12: Pursuing Joy When You Have Cancer

Feb. 9, 2022

Joy Huber, a stage 4 cancer survivor, was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer at age 33. Joy endured three years of chemotherapy suffering the complete loss of her shoulder-length hair. During her cancer journey Joy discovered, “…

Episode 11: Pursuing God When You Are Lost

Feb. 2, 2022

Building a life of faith is challenging! As we grow through different stages of life, our understanding of God changes and evolves as well. Sometimes, we get to a place where we cannot reconcile what we know about God with o…

Episode 10: Inspiring Courage with Mandi Dana

Jan. 26, 2022

Fulfillment coach & business trainer, Mandi Dana, helps to transform the quality of lives of leaders and entrepreneurs. With over 9000 sessions of coaching and mentoring with the world’s number one personal development brand…

Episode 9: Pursuing Better Communication

Jan. 19, 2022

How many times have you had troubles because of miscommunication? This happens A LOT. In fact, it is so common, that the plot of most television sitcoms stems from people having a miscommunication or misunderstanding. In thi…