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Finding Paradise: Seeing the Beauty of Life in the Blending of Two

Emily Hughes Johnson- Ep. 75 Emily shares her touching relationship with her mother, Marilyn and the gifts she left her.   Marilyn’s determination to never let cancer win and to continue to inspire Emily’s life were her priorities.  Living her best life through cancer. Setting an example of lifestyle and mindset. Pushing through…

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Stay Anchored Meditation: Releasing Anxious Thoughts

Lorie- I want to welcome you, my dear friends, to the first Stay Anchored Meditation We can all use a moment of peace in our days. Check in with yourself today and see how you are really feeling. Do you feel the tension in you shoulders or jaw? Hanging on to that stress…

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Come Hell or High Water: Determination Through a Cancer Journey

Dorothy Paredes- Text If you are facing a challenge whether it’s health-related or trauma, this show is full of hope and support. My guest today is a remarkable example of courage and determination. Dorothy Paredes, is here to explain how she faced Her cancer diagnosis at 26 and has fought this fight not…

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Destination Optimism: Keeping Positive with Chronic Illness

Leann Stickel- Optimism. This single world can be your ticket to having a totally different life.  We need to remember to not be limited by our circumstances. We have the opportunity to make changes in how we live mentally and physically. To improve our quality of life. Leann Stickel joins me in this…

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Getting your Bearings: Restoring Strength and Resilience

Lorie- “Our greatest glory is not in Never Falling, but in Rising every time we fall.” Confucius First, I want to thank you for being here. Thank you for being patient. Thank you for understanding. I know this has been a crazy time and I am so thankful for you and grateful for…

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Rise and Shine: Transcending the Trauma of your Past

Charlene Madden- Perseverance. Do you know the importance of pushing through your fears and the darkness?  You are not alone in this struggle to find your inner peace. Charlene Madden is here to talk about her life and the darkness she lived through. The trauma she experienced and hopelessness she felt. She shares…

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Riding the Waves: The Emotions of Cancer

Lorie- Cancer is an emotional ride. A diagnosis and life following it can bring you many emotions, from fear to anxiety to grief. We all respond differently to the news and how we handle these feelings. How do you find support and what can you do to help yourself through this journey to…

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Skin Cancer Awareness, Pt 1: Finding Opportunity in Obstacles

The Faces of Melanoma Survivors – May is skin cancer and melanoma awareness month. I am focusing on this awareness series in honor of the past outstanding and inspirational melanoma survivors that have been on the show. I will also introduce new guests to inspire you by sharing their lives and how they…

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Tying Up Loose Ends

Lorie- One year ago I decided it was time to live a better life. To stop living on autopilot. A cancer diagnosis is quite a reality check… you would think that would be enough. When it comes back a couple of months after you finish a year of treatment, you start moving in…

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Navigating Through the Ocean of Stress to Find a Life You Love

Kara Bitar- Do you find yourself feeling stressed, overwhelmed, or lacking joy? Today Kara Bitar,  Optimization Coach and Kundalini Yoga Teacher, helps you navigate through the ocean of stress and live the happiest, healthiest and most successful version of yourself.  After Kara graduated from Duke University School of Law she went to work…

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Successful Journey: Living a Fulfilled Life

Eric Teplitz- What does it mean to live a fulfilled life? We have an image of the life we want to live in our heads. We keep searching for the path to get there. What if we had the ability to achieve it by changing the way we think? Eric Teplitz, joins me…

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Into the Headwinds: Fueling your Soul after Cancer

Christie Finley- Getting a cancer diagnosis is difficult to begin with. Hearing that you have leukemia in your 20’s would be devastating, yet Christie Finley found a way to find hope and fuel her soul while facing this new challenge. She shares her experience of being diagnosed with AML Leukemia at 28 and…

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Sink or Swim: Turning Tragedy into Triumph

Ryan Rae Harbuck- When we find ourselves plucked out of our reality with a sudden and tragic event, we have to make that one important decision – to sink or swim.  Today we learn the emotional and touching story of Ryan Rae Harbuck rising out of her vulnerabilities and finding her strengths.  Ryan…

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Steady as She Goes: Life Evolution

Lorie- I know that you’ve gone through challenges and changes in your life and that you’re trying to learn more to help yourself through that. I know you’re listening to this show because you’re searching for answers and direction. I have been on this journey along with all of you.  It is the…

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Leading Light: HSP- Are you a Highly Sensitive Person?

Graciela Moore- Have you ever felt your mood change when someone walks into a room? Without a word even spoken, you pick up on the energy. Do you feel like you’re extremely aware of your surroundings and situations? Have you ever been told you are too dramatic? These all may be signs of…

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Maiden Voyage: Creating New Life Chapters

Laura Kossoff- Pack your bags. It’s time to go on your maiden voyage. Get ready to activate your dreams and create your new life chapter. What does your new life chapter look like? Do you know where you want to go? You don’t need to be afraid of change. Start by practicing new…

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Avoiding the Breakwall: Saving our Relationships

Branch Isole- In this week’s episode, and in honor of Valentine’s Day, we get into relationships and how to work through the turbulent times to avoid a catastrophe. Learning ways to find calm water and peace in your life. Going through any significant health or life event challenges even the best of us.…

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Hope Floats: Trusting Life after Cancer

Caroline Rose- The definition of hope is the expectation, feeling, and belief that the future will be full of desired, meaningful events and outcomes. Without hope, it is difficult to imagine how or why humans would persevere. I know you will be truly moved with my guest Caroline Rose. She has made it…

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Time & Tide: Don’t Wait for Change

Suzanne Falter- How far down do we have to fall to make the changes we want or need in life? What experiences do we have to go through to change how we think? We are so busy that we miss out on many moments in our lives. We cannot stop the passing of…

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Forging Ahead: Pushing Through Adversity

Justin Schenck- When we think of success, how often do we consider the actual journey that is traveled to that success? It can be a bumpy ride. We usually need to go through the worst of times only to shine so brightly on the other side. We all have challenges in life. We’ve…

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The Healthy Galley: A Holistic Approach to Eating

Lynne Bowman- What is the secret recipe for reversing chronic disease, looking and feeling better and most important creating sustainable health habits? Eating healthy is exceptionally delicious with my guest and “healthy gal”, Lynne Bowman. She is wise and witty and has created a whole food, plant based and practical way of eating.…

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A Happy Crew: Creating Successful Relationships

Chris Plourde- Relationships – We all have them. They exist in many forms in our lives. We have relationships with people, finances, spirituality and most importantly – ourselves. With energy and excitement, my guest Chris Plourde is joining me today to shed some light on how we can better our relationships. You might…

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The Treasure Inside of You: Dreaming Big Again

Robert Riopel- What is the treasure you have inside of you? On this treasure hunt in life, there really isn’t a big “X” marking it out. You have to take the journey of self-discovery to find it. I think you will appreciate the realness, the humor and the energy you will feel from…

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What’s on Deck: The Journey to a New Life

Lorie- WOW! What a year it has been. This is EPISODE45! This episode is about time and change – for me and for the show. There’s nothing like starting the new year with a new look. I felt the pull to update the podcast image to represent who I am right now. I…

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Time to Make Way: Body Confidence

Anne Poirior- Most of us have felt the pressure to look or feel a certain way in our lives. Do you remember the first time you realized you were different or unhappy with the way you saw yourself? If you have, start feeling more comfortable and confident with your body and yourself by…

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Your Southern Cross: Letting your Heart Guide You

Dieter Randolph- We all need something to direct us on our journey. Some sort of beacon to guide us on our journey of growth. In today’s episode, my guest Dieter Randolph and I talk about what we can do to find the meaning in our lives. We all have a calling and we…

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The Whole Nine Yards: Japarra Umbrellas

Penelope Joye- Founder of Japarra Umbrellas From the beginning of her life, Penelope Joye was exposed to the sun and went through her childhood as many of us did with long days at the beach or pool with little or no protection. She paid the price. The result was a melanoma diagnosis, not…

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Seas the Day: Diving Deep Inside Yourself

Megan Warren- What do you do when you feel like you are being pulled down in life? If you are ready to try something new, to take the plunge, dive deep inside yourself to discover who you are, you are going to really enjoy listening to my guest Megan Warren. She joins me…

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Charting your Course: Getting Anchored

Lorie- It’s time to celebrate, be thankful and find gratitude in your life. In this special episode, I am excited to share some news about the changes in my life and the podcast.  What do you have to be thankful for? It’s that time of year when we start to think of these…

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Even-Keeled: Find the Balance in Your Life

Michelle Kalkan- Finding balance in your life. Her energy and cheerful outlook shows how she has been able to bounce back and overcome the life she had to create a life she loves. After divorce, bankruptcy and cancer, Michelle Kalkan found the way to be a survivor and thriver. Through this series of…

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Tied Up In Knots: Unraveling Emotions to Find Inner Peace

Amber Campion- Are you tied up in knots? Feeling frustrated and stuck?  Amber, a trauma-informed yoga teacher & mindfulness-based life + leadership coach, has such a peaceful and centered spirit. Through her guidance she will help us understand how to unravel those knots in your life and find your inner peace. Imagine living…

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Floating in the Stillness: Finding Joy Inside of You

Erin McCullough- Do you know how to live the life you desire? Learn how to be calm, have peace of mind, and find meaning in your life now.  How you ask? Float in the stillness. When you go inside yourself, be still and listen. There you will find your answers. There you will…

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the big change

I didn’t pick the easy route, I picked the most fulfilling and challenging . Some people think shifting gears or starting over is easier because you’re stopping one thing and starting over fresh. I can tell you it gives you much more to work through. You don’t want to fool yourself into thinking…

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Weathering the Storm: Strength through Stage 4 Melanoma

Candice Mason- The true definition of a warrior. In this candid episode, listen as she shares how she turned her challenges into opportunity. She is an inspiration for anyone and has shown her strength through weathering the storm.  Diagnosed with stage III melanoma in 2017, and again in 2019 with stage IV by…

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Changing your Latitude: Turning Negativity into Gratitude

Steven Crane- Steven Crane spent the year 2020 “marinating his brain” as he says, in the spirit of gratitude and appreciation… and lots of writing after his teenage son’s challenge to examine why his response to so many situations was negative.  While the world was on lock-down and going through a pandemic, he…

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That Sinking Feeling: Pushing to the Breaking Point

Lindsay Miller- She went through years of infertility, autoimmune disease, overwork and loss, She took her physical and emotional health to the breaking point.  “Life is full of experiences that are challenging to cope with and for every stress we face, there are consequences for our physical and emotional health.  Oftentimes we want…

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On The Right Track: Fighting Fatigue through Fitness

Jenny Spencer- RN, Oncology Nurse and Certified Exercise Specialist. Jenny is the founder of Fight the Fatigue, an exercise program for cancer patients. She has been able to incorporate her oncology nursing background with her fitness trainer certification in order to develop a safe, effective and individualized exercise program for those living with…

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The Tides Have Changed: Moving Forward in Times of Struggle

Bobbi Kahler- Her key strength is in helping people to “Just Start” and to learn their way forward. This idea is based on her belief that goal setting and having a vision are important, but it is more important to just start. Nothing happens until you do. You cannot make progress, you cannot…

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we did it!

Well, we did it! Endeavor, our new sailboat is in her new port safe and sound. This next chapter is proving to be exciting and scary all at the same time. Along with learning new ways to live my life, I have also found new friends in a new town. There will be…

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Charting your Course: New Chapter

Lorie – The follow-up to my “Winds of Change” episode is here!  So what has happened to me since I announced my new life changes? Life is full of surprises and I can say I have been pleasantly surprised in the last few months. This is my New Chapter! I have been working…

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welcome

I think most people understand “sailing through life” as a metaphor for breezing through your time here on this planet. How you actually get through your days dealing with any sort of struggle is actually more accurate. There are no guarantees here and we have to make the best of the time we…

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Staying Afloat: Determination and Strength

Rachel Engstrom- An advocate and speaker for Leukemia and Lymphoma and the author of “Wife, Widow, Now What?”, her book about her experience being forced to deal with cancer as a wife and caregiver at 28 years old when her husband, Grayson, was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. In this episode, Rachel shares…

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Plotting Your Course: 2 The Key to Emotional and Spiritual Freedom

Taralyn Michelle- Find the joy in discovering your divine design, your true purpose. You are worthy!  In part 2 of this candid and vulnerable episode Taralyn Michelle and I discuss the key to emotional and spiritual freedom. Taralyn’s purpose is finding your “Divine Design”, allowing you to be your true unapologetic self. As…

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Knowing the Ropes: Retraining the Way You Think

Laura Albers- What if you didn’t have to feel overwhelmed, worn down or have health issues because of your worries. You could turn things around by retraining the way you think to feel better and become more productive. To be a better you! Laura Albers is a mindset, productivity and business coach. She…

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Charting Your Course: Winds of Change

Lorie – My life is going through the winds of change. This episode explains what the changes are and what they mean for the upcoming episodes. This is some BIG NEWS! I bet you’re curious about what this major life change is. What if you had the chance to live your dreams? What…

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Undercurrents: Understanding Lymphedema

Dr. Emilia Dewi- Dr. Emilia Dewi is an occupational therapist and has helped many clients navigate life after cancer treatments and surgery, return to exercise and pain-free life post cancer treatment, and has problem-solved many lifestyle adaptations that her clients have had to face to manage their lymphedema, a serious and misunderstood chronic…

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All Hands on Deck

Christian de la Huerta- Christian de la Huerta is an internationally renowned spiritual teacher, TedX speaker and award-winning author of “Awakening the Soul of Power: How to Live Heroically and Set Yourself Free”, the first book of the Calling All Heroes series. With 30 years of experience, Christian is a sought-after spiritual teacher,…

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Making Waves: Finding Blessings in Tragedy

Bob DePasquale- “Overcoming tough times leads to incredible motivation”. Bob DePasquale’s goal in sharing his story of being diagnosed with cancer and days later experiencing 9/11 first hand, is spreading his message “to make the world a better place by encouraging others to find the blessings in tragedy and use their gifts to…

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Ebb & Flow: Moving Through Life Changes

Roxanne Chaput- There is an ebb & flow to life. When you are in the flow, life seems to move along smoothly. But, when you are in the ebb, things may need to change. Ask yourself, “are you living your best life”? When you are stuck and need direction, my guest is ready…

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Throwing off the Bowlines: Making Moves to a Better Life

Terry Tucker- Motivational speaker, author and true cancer warrior. Terry will absolutely amaze and inspire you and he will be sharing his journey with me today.   Terry is a husband, father and a man of many skills. His past includes Citadel Cadet, NCAA basketball player, SWAT Team Hostage Negotiator, author and so…

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You Can’t Control the Wind: Adjusting Along the Way 

Mary Lou- My guest today is a wonderful inspiration for anyone going through a major life challenge.  I met Mary Lou through our local sailing club. My husband & I were on a mission to live life to the fullest. I had been a sailor for many years, my husband was learning. We…

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Don’t Rock the Boat: Keeping Balance in your Life

Mags Bujalski- I was fascinated with her strength. She is an amazing cancer survivor and spirited soul. She beat stage 4 Lymphoma at a young age and has shared her cancer journey on YouTube and Instagram. She has been an influence to so many cancer fighters and survivors.  I started following her when…

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