Our guest is Renee A. Exelbert, Ph.D., CFT, a licensed psychologist and certified elite personal trainer.  She was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 37 shortly after discovering she was pregnant.  She tells her powerful story about dealing with the diagnosis, treatment and life.  Our discussion takes us through the emotions encountered, family communication, and healthcare provider interactions.  Dr. Exelbert has turned her experience into a business that treats the mental and physical challenges of dealing with cancer and is an inspiration for those dealing with the disease.  Her first book Chemo Muscles: Lessons Learned from Being a Psycho-Oncologist and Cancer Patient will debut on February 25, 2020.

Dr. Exelbert can be contacted

Website: https://drexelbert.com

 Twitter: @reneeExelbert

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/renee-exelbert-ph-d-59137b89/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dr.renee.exelbert/


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Ep 024 - World Travel, Couch Surfing, Finding Meaning and Purpose

February 17, 2020

Our guest is Simon Skipper Christiansen.  He is a photographer, coach and world traveler.  We discuss the places of the world he has visited and the lessons he has learned from his travels.  He gives advice about how to budget for travel and even make money while doing it.  We review services like AirBnB and Couch Surfing as a way to meet interesting people and keep costs down.  Finally, we chat about life philosophies, making sure to live in the moment and not get consumed with social media.

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Ep 023 - Gyms, Personal Trainers, and Workout Regimens

February 11, 2020

Our guest is Dr. Darian Parker, co-owner of Epic Leisure Management and a certified personal trainer.  We discuss how his business helps to make workout facilities a place of community and somewhere people want to go to workout.  He also explains ways to remove barriers for his clients to start and maintain a workout regimen and how he fosters a relationship with clients to help keep them motivated.

For more information about Epic Leisure Management, visit https://www.elmadventures.com/

To reach Dr. Parker directly: darianparker@gmail.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/epic_leisure/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/epic-leisure-management/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpPEAXIMN3esduI_IIDU9_g


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Ep 022 - Natural Remedies, Nutrition, and Fitness

February 1, 2020

Our guest is Stacey Chillemi, health expert and founder of The Complete Herbal Guide.  We talk about considering natural ways to treat ailments, healthy eating, and exercise as an alternative to pills and unhealthy eating.  Specific topics we discuss - make sure to listen to your doctor, healthy food choices limiting ailments, current uses of CBD, and natural beauty tips including hair loss prevention.

You can find a lot of information on Stacey's websites: https://staceychillemi.com/ and https://thecompleteherbalguide.com/

You can contact her on

Twitter: @The_HerbalGuide

Instagram: @the_herbalguide

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Ep. 021 - Healing Benefits of Travel

January 27, 2020

Our guest is Dr. Nicoline Ambe of Healing Wonders Travel.  We talk about how taking time for vacation helps recenter our lives, put perspective on our day to day lives and benefits our health, both mentally and physically.  Nicoline shares her thoughts about how much to travel, who to travel with, and things to consider to choose a vacation that is right for you.  She shares her experience traveling to Jamaica and Africa and emphasises against going to the same place for vacation every year.  We also talk about the considerations and benefits of using a travel advisor and how building trust with her clients helps her create a vacation that fits her clients' needs.  Finally, we talk strategies for budgeting and making time for travel.

You can contact Nicoline with questions or to discuss how she can help you plan your next vacation here:

Website: healingwonderstravel.com

Phone: (310) 293-3355

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/asknicoline/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/NicolineAmbe

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nicolineambe/


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Ep 020 - The Coca-Cola Trail - Tourist Points of Interest in Southern US States

January 20, 2020

Our guest is Larry Jorgensen, author of The Coca-Cola Trail.  The book profiles the first independent Coca-Cola bottlers primarily based in the southern United States.  He tells the stories of the unique families and towns that helped make Coca-Cola a household name.

We talk about a number of towns featured in the books as well as their families, what makes then similar and what makes them unique.  We also dive into other facets of the business such as a glass maker supplying material for the bottles, Coca-Cola signs, and other tourist attractions that surround the towns Coca-Cola history.  We also discuss the best ways to travel to see these towns and the most significant if you can't fit them all in.

To contact Larry or find out more about the book, visit thecocacolatrail.com

The book is also available on Amazon

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Ep. 019 - Home DIY Introduction

January 14, 2020

Our guest is John Crepezzi.  He is a software engineer by day and capable DIYer in his spare time.  We start off discussing rock climbing and playing in rock bands when we were younger.

The DIY conversation begins at 12 minutes in.  We talk about the following tools: circular saws, routers, jigsaws, wrenches, and other specialty tools.  We talk about the benefits of using the right tool and how to get started with a project.

Other important tips:

  1. How to deal with contractors and determining what you can handle
  2. Approaching projects in smaller solvable pieces
  3. Introducing projects to your kids and teaching them along the way

We end with rock climbing and considering it as an activity for your kids.


Contact John on Twitter and Instagram @seejohnrun

Follow his projects on Instagram http://instagram.com/seejohnmake

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Ep. 018 - Single Mom Parenting

January 7, 2020

Our guest is Shahara Wright, founder of Single Mom CEO on YouTube.  We talk about the challenges of being a working parent and the added considerations of a single mom/parent.  The conversation covers various stages in a child's life, support systems through friends and family, and being intentional with work/life balance so not to miss out in your child growing up.

You can find/contact Shahara here:


Facebook: Single Mom CEO Success

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Ep. 017 - New Year’s Goals and Rise of Skywalker Review

January 2, 2020

In this episode, we recap what the show has done in its first 4 months and where we are headed into the future.  Greg shares how some of his personal goals align with the podcast goals.

Around minute 22, Brandon, Eric, and Greg give their reviews of the new Star Wars film, Rise of Skywalker.  Brandon is positive, Eric is negative, and Greg is somewhere in between.

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Episode 016 - Remote Work, Marathons, Coffee and Music

December 26, 2019

Greg talks with Miha Rekar, host of the Parallel Passion Podcast.  His show features IT professionals talking about their interests beyond their day jobs.  From there, Greg and Miha talk about what they like and dislike about working remotely, compare marathon running experiences, coffee tastes, and event photography and music.

You can listen to the Parallel Passion Podcast on any podcast platform.  To contact Miha on social Media

Twitter: @ParPasPod

Instagram: @parpaspod

Book discussed (Afilliate Link)

A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy by William B Irvine

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