HAPPY BDAY to my birthday buddy for life & todays podcast guest, Becca Syens! Becca’s a childhood friend I’ve know for life & I loved getting to sit down with her and pick her brain about her experience with Aplastic Anemia. a rare diagnosis she received while we were juniors in high school, Becca explains … Continue reading S2 Ep4: BIRTHDAY BUDDY
Catching up on podcast blog posts for last weeks’ episode featuring my friend Sam Wiebersch. I LOVED sitting down with Sam to chat about how she’s chosen grit in so many ways due to struggles she’s had with her physical health for many years now—something we definitely connect over. We spend a lot of time … Continue reading S2 Ep3: I Got Mono & it Never Went Away.
Despite our lives being completely. INSANE, Summer 2020 was an oddly sacred time to me in the midst of all the chaos. One of the greatest blessings? Prepping & recording a whole slew of podcast episodes to share with every one of you this fall. Whether it be homelessness or hating your job or depression … Continue reading A Global Pandemic & Podcast Season TWO.
I've been thinking a lot about the stark similarities between experience a chronic illness & experiencing a global pandemic these days, and there's one thing about how this year is playing out that I really, really, just don't understand. I’ve had a chronic illness for over 8 years, & to this day, am still learning … Continue reading It’s a process.
I never sought out to be incredibly social justice oriented, but here I am today with a heart so moved by the division & issues of inequality we are seeing brought to the surface these days. How did this happen? I recorded a minisode to process what I've learned, but essentially: suffering. 😉 Google link … Continue reading How I Accidentally Became a Social Justice Advocate.
Roommate podcasting has begun! Because what else can you do on your 79000th week of a global pandemic? (Aka the 10th week of being ordered to stay home). My two roommates, Anna Romportl, Mary Woytych, and I had a good discussion about two decisions in Anna’s life that both took grit: 1) joining a convent, … Continue reading Stay at Home Week 577326484?
6 weeks in...(at least) 5 to go. Funks are settling in. But we keep keeping on to document our lives in the midst of a global pandemic. (Apple link👇🏼, available anywhere under “I Choose Grit” ) https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/i-choose-grit/id1486575533#episodeGuid=4a0e5894-526c-457e-8d4f-939206dc2b2b Featured guests Monica Murphy from “Monica Murphy Music” and Jacinta Van Hecke from “Storybook Scribbles” (& Carrie from … Continue reading Quarantine Sanity Check: The Funk Has Come.
These are strange, strange times we’re experiencing while dealing with the effects of Covid-19. So why not record conversations about it? This week we officially learned we have 6 more weeks of a stay-at-home order. My friends, Monica Murphy, Jacinta Van Hecke and I share our responses to this and update one another on projects … Continue reading Quarantine Sanity Check: Ep #2.
I can’t think of anything that takes more grit than a global pandemic. So I grabbed some friends to talk to about it. We chatted our fears, our routines, what’s keeping us sane, and what’s plain weird—and it’s all on the podcast tonight! More to come on how we’re doing with our challenges and all … Continue reading Quarantine Sanity Check: Ep #1
So happy to feature my friend, Danielle Noth, on the podcast this week! D and I had a short and sweet conversation about what it’s been like for her to live with Williams Syndrome. Honestly, I didn’t fully realize the impression this one’s made onme until we sat down and had this conversation. We talk … Continue reading Interview #4: Williams Syndrome.