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 Calme: What’s My Thing?
5 months in to my job being regaining strength, I am now just beginning to wade into the world of cardio exercise. So far: the naturally athletic part of me is absolutely LOVING the extra space I have to experiment with this, and at the same time, part of me is ready to stop. Even … Continue reading A real life chronic illness update: work + exercise
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 Homelessness
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 Podcast Week 3: 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 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.