Excited for you all to hear from my friend Steve Calme on the podcast today (hurrah for a guy!). Steve and I sat down for a good conversation this fall about a season of his life when he found himself facing a long bout of depression as he struggled to find what he was being … Continue reading Steve: What’s My Thing?
Category: Gritty Stories.
podcast episodes of human choosing grit in the midst of life’s challenges.
Happy to share the story of my friend, Lona Owens, on the podcast today. Lona & I sat down this summer to chat about her experiences with homelessness & the grit she discovered within herself through that process. Hear what led to her homelessness, her journey through the shelter system, and how ultimately—true healing and … Continue reading Lona: Homelessness.
Becca: A Rare Disease at Seventeen.
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 Becca: A Rare Disease at Seventeen.
Sam: I Got Mono & it Never Went Away.
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 Sam: I Got Mono & it Never Went Away.
How I Accidentally Became a Social Justice Advocate.
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.
Anna: Leaving the Convent.
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 Anna: Leaving the Convent.
Danielle: Williams Syndrome.
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 Danielle: Williams Syndrome.
Jacinta: I Have to Love You Differently.
Such a big fan of my featured guest on the podcast today. She’s a wildly creative, insanely deep and articulate soul whose presence is so refreshing. Jacinta and I had a lovely conversation about a fairly unique form of heartbreak she experienced in the form of the loss of a codependent friendship. Although fairly catastrophic … Continue reading Jacinta: I Have to Love You Differently.
Matt: I Look…and Couldn’t Care Less.
Featuring Matt Endres and Katie Boehm. It’s a fun one! Apple link below👇🏼 although available in most places under “I Choose Grit”. (side note: NOT a couples podcast, just a fan of including love stories if possible😉) https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/i-choose-grit/id1486575533?i=1000463321703 Proposal re-enactment That one time I was sure I wouldn’t have friends while finishing college (spot the … Continue reading Matt: I Look…and Couldn’t Care Less.
Minisode #2. Courage. How?
Technical difficulties have slightly delayed interview #2, SO: quick minisode below on my thoughts on some responses to the podcast thus far. THANK YOU so much to all that have been tuning in. (Apple link below but available most places under “I Choose Grit”). Also, this may or may not have been recorded from my … Continue reading Minisode #2. Courage. How?