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After losing both my legs at the age of 19 I bounced forward to become a 3-time Paralympic medalist, one of Oprah’s top 100 thought leaders, a New York Times best-selling author, a Dancing with the Stars runner up, and a world-renown motivational speaker.

I’m here to challenge you with one thing: How can you use your current situation to get ahead? How can you not just survive the challenges you are facing but actually thrive because of them.
After all, it's not about bouncing back to who we once were, it's about bouncing forward to all that we can be.
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How are you using your time? What are you passionate about but not making time to do? Why aren't you making time to do it? If we want to bounce forward, we need to realize it boils down to how we are deciding to spend out time. Are we doing things that get us closer to where we want to be, or are we choosing to remain stuck in the same daily rhythm? These are the exact questions guest-host IN-Q asks in this week's episode of Bouncing Forward! IN-Q is the podcast host of Inquire Within, as well as an award winning poet, multi-platinum song-writer, best selling author of Inquire Within, and one of Oprah's Top 100 Thought-Leaders. Check out IN-Q's podcast Inquire Within: Apple Podcasts | Spotify  And be sure to follow IN-Q on Instagram: @inqlife
If you struggle with the victim mentality, if you often say, “why me”, or if you give up before you get to where you want to be…it’s time you became mentally stronger. Believe it or not, mental strength is not inherited. It’s not a matter of “I am” or “I’m not” mentally tough. It’s a matter of building your mental toughness and practicing it every single day in order to do so. So how do you practice mental strength? That’s exactly what you’re going to learn in this episode of Bouncing Forward, guest-hosted by Amberly Lago. After being hit by an SUV, to recovering from 34 surgeries, to saving her leg from amputation, to being diagnosed with an incurable disease dubbed the suicide disease, to losing her business, to overcoming addiction, to then BOUNCING FORWARD into a motivation speaker, author, and podcast host, Amberly is the definition of mentally strong. Learn her ten best tips on how to become mentally stronger by tuning in now! Find more from Amberly: Instagram: @amberlylagomotivation Website: amberlylago.com
Welcome to Thursday's bonus episode of Bouncing Forward. In this episode, I share my favorite key takeaway from Monday's episode. So if you're short on time, but are committed to bouncing forward, this episode is for you! In this episode, Jam makes you think about the following questions...Were you told to be seen and not heard? Were you led to believe you shouldn’t speak your truth, or to speak up for yourself? Many of us were made to believe that our voice is not our ultimate superpower and that it many cases, we’re in the wrong for using our voice. Not anymore! To listen to the full episode, click here. And be sure to find more from Jame below! Instagram: @iamjamgamble Slay the Mic: www.iamjamgamble.com
Were you told to be seen and not heard? Were you led to believe you shouldn’t speak your truth, or to speak up for yourself? Many of us were made to believe that our voice is not our ultimate superpower and that it many cases, we’re in the wrong for using our voice. In this episode of Bouncing Forward, guest host Jam Gamble reminds us that our voice is in fact our superpower and we should use it unapologetically. She explains why our voice is imperative to our journey of bouncing forward, why we must become aware of when and where we need to start using our voice, and affirmations to help us strengthen our confidence in our voice. We deserve to speak up for ourselves, to defend ourselves, to speak our truth, and to say what we believe needs to be said. But it’s uncomfortable and scary, right? Get ready for Jam’s step-by-step guideline on how to start doing it now! Jam is one of Toronto’s gifted leaders who encourages everyone to #SLAYTHEMIC! The multi-passionate media personality and speaker is on a mission to help people build their confidence and amplify their voice. From the boardroom, school auditorium, to your event with 1000+ people, the Brampton raised speaker inspires people of all ages to not only love the sound of their voice and inspire the world with their ideas, but for everyone to communicate more meaningfully with one another. Find More from Jam: Instagram: @iamjamgamble Slay the Mic: www.iamjamgamble.com
Welcome to Thursday's bonus episode of Bouncing Forward. In this episode, I share my favorite key takeaway from Monday's episode. So if you're short on time, but are committed to bouncing forward, this episode is for you! In this episode, I share my favorite golden nugget from episode 23:Callie & Jeff Dauler: Bouncing Forward from Tough Times in Relationships. Jeff and Callie, hosts of the Upside podcast, chat about why the saying "Don't sweat the small stuff" is the WRONG advice and why in fact, sweating the small stuff is one of the best things you can do to bounce forward in your relationship. Listen to the full episode with Callie and Jeff Dauler who share some simple and tangible things every person can use ever single day in their relationships. Listen Now: https://anchor.fm/amy-purdy1/episodes/23-Callie--Jeff-Dauler-Bouncing-Forward-from-Tough-Times-in-Relationships-ev5r3k Find more from Jeff and Callie: Instagram: @jeffdauler | @calliedauler Podcast: The Upside
How do you bounce forward in relationships? How do you overcome tough times? How do you come through those tough times even stronger? Callie and Jeff Dauler, hosts of the Upside podcast, take over my podcast this week to answer these questions. They have some simple and tangible things every person can use ever single day in their relationships. But first, who are Jeff and Callie? Here’s a little story… Shortly after they started dating, Jeff suggested they write down one thing they were grateful for every day. It only took a few seconds each morning, but they noticed something after just a couple of weeks, they both had an INCREDIBLE shift in our mindsets. Their brains started thinking about the upside and positive of every situation instead of defaulting to the negative. From that, a remarkable ripple effect of amazing changes in their lives began. They were happier, kinder, and more patient, all because they took a few seconds each day to appreciate something… even something small. They want to share the power of gratitude with as many people as possible, and that’s the mission behind all things Callie and Jeff. And this is their foundation for bouncing forward. Find more from Callie and Jeff: Instagram: @jeffdauler | @calliedauler Podcast: The Upside P.S. My favorite thing the two share is this: As long as you are still moving forward, you’re still in the race.
Welcome to Thursday's bonus episode of Bouncing Forward. In this episode, I share my favorite key takeaway from Monday's episode. So if you're short on time, but are committed to bouncing forward, this episode is for you! This bonus episode comes from Episode 21: Hassan Khan: 5 Characteristics of a Resilient Person. In the episode, Hassan answers the questions of what does resilience actually mean, what characteristics does a resilient person hold, and what do we need to do to become more resilient? The clip shared here is a brilliant story on resilience, that I hope helps you understand what it takes to bounce forward with resiliency!  Listen to the full episode here: https://anchor.fm/amy-purdy1/episodes/21-Hassan-Khan-5-Characteristics-of-a-Resilient-Person-euob7u Find more from Hassan: Instagram: @hasskhan Twitter: @hassankhan99
Resiliency is a nice word, but what does it actually mean? What characteristics does a resilient person hold? What do we need to do to become more resilient? In this episode of Bouncing Forward, Hassan Khan takes over as host for me (as I’m in recovery from a series of surgeries) and answers these questions with clarity and depth. When looking for a substitute host, I instantly knew Hassan would be perfect. He is a human performance coach and founder of Limitless Humans. He works with elite performers across a number of industries, and provides evidence based solutions to help them build their capabilities, perform at the highest level, and unlock their potential. Hassan holds an Economics degree, a Law degree, a Research Masters degree in Innovation, and a Master of Business Administration degree, and he is an alumni and graduate of Harvard Business School and the University of Cambridge. Pretty amazing, right?! I know you’ll be blown away by the insight and actionable steps Hassan shares in this episode! Find more from Hassan: Instagram: @hasskhan Twitter: @hassankhan99
Welcome to Thursday's bonus episode of Bouncing Forward. In this episode, I share my favorite key takeaway from Monday's episode. So if you're short on time, but are committed to bouncing forward, this episode is for you! This golden nugget is with Ashleigh Di Lello who shares how we can overcome our physical and emotional pain by tapping into our subconscious minds. Everything she teaches is backed by neuroscience and has helped her overcome her own chronic pain. Tune into the full episode here. 
What pain are you experiencing right now? Is it physical, mental, emotional? Whatever it is, you CAN transform it into something greater and in this episode of Bouncing Forward, my guest and amazing friend, Ashleigh Di Lello, is here to teach you how! Ashleigh shares how we can overcome our physical and emotional pain by tapping into our subconscious minds. Everything she teaches is backed by neuroscience and has helped her overcome her own chronic pain. My favorite thing she shared in this episode was, “What is now, doesn’t always have to be.” I think this is something we often forget or fail to believe. And I know after listen you’ll realize that whatever you are experiencing right now that is bringing you suffering or pain, doesn’t always have to be. Ashleigh is a Professional Dancer on Broadway and TV shows like So You Think You Can Dance and Dancing With The Stars. At age 13, she was suddenly faced with a life-threatening illness that led to years of chronic pain, a broken metabolism, rapid weight gain, and a destructive relationship with her body and food. Through her study of neuroscience and a 20-year journey, she was able to conquer the emotional, physical, and mental battle in her life to become a successful Professional Dancer.  Then in 2016, a failed hip surgery launched her body into widespread chronic pain and dysfunction. And for the last 4 years, she’s seen her body suffer the depths of unimaginable pain only to bounce forward from what was thought to be “impossible.”
Welcome to Thursday's bonus episode of Bouncing Forward. In this episode, I share my favorite key takeaway from Monday's episode. So if you're short on time, but are committed to bouncing forward, this episode is for you!  Right now I'm facing one of the toughest decisions I've had to ever make. And here's the thing, there is absolutely zero clarity on which decision is better! No matter what, making life-altering decisions are hard, but when neither choice seems to feel right, what are we supposed to do? How are we supposed to know which decision to make? This is exactly what I've been facing! And in this episode, I share some insight into how I finally was able to make my tough decision.  Listen to the full episode here: 5 Steps to Make Tough Life Decisions
Right now I'm facing one of the toughest decisions I've had to ever make. And here's the thing, there is absolutely zero clarity on which decision is better! No matter what, making life-altering decisions are hard, but when neither choice seems to feel right, what are we supposed to do? How are we supposed to know which decision to make? This is exactly what I've been facing! That's why I decided to do some research of my own and develop a 5-step process that can help with making any tough life decisions. 
Welcome to Thursday's bonus episode of Bouncing Forward. In this episode, I share my favorite key takeaway from Monday's episode. So if you're short on time, but are committed to bouncing forward, this episode is for you! Today I share a little bit about giving yourself some grace! And, when you slow down to actually acknowledge everything you've done, you'll become aware that you're doing way more than you realize. You are enough and what you are doing is enough! 
I haven’t been motivated to do much of anything. I've been so hard on myself for not being productive. And then, I realized the most productive thing I can do for myself sometimes is this: Give myself some damn grace! Because here’s the thing, we simply don’t give it to ourselves enough. We give it to others, yet we never even think about giving it to ourselves. Why is that?! But the truth is, it’s by far the best gift we could ever give ourselves. So in this episode of Bouncing Forward, I share the exact five ways I gave myself grace. Plus, I talk about what grace is and how to actually give it to yourself. 
Can I steal three minutes of your time?! Because this is a bonus episode of Bouncing Forward where I share my favorite clip and golden nugget from this week's episode: Bibian Mentel: 15-Time Cancer Survivor on Living Life to the Fullest and Sustaining a Positive Mindset. This clip highlights how Bibian continues to bounce forward through her darkest days. To me, there is no one who captures Bouncing Forward more than Bibian. She is a 15-time cancer survivor, living 21 years with cancer, and bouncing forward from 1 leg operation, 1 leg amputee, 5 lunge operations, 3 neck operations, 4 back operations, and 128 radiations. Being a single leg amputee didn't stop her and she become the most badass snowboarder I know, winning 3x Paralympic Gold Medalist and a 7x World Champion snowboarder. And most important of all, she's the biggest inspiration of my life. Tune into the full episode here:  https://anchor.fm/amy-purdy1/episodes/13-Bibian-Mentel-15-Time-Cancer-Survivor-on-Living-Life-to-the-Fullest-and-Sustaining-a-Positive-Mindset-esk2rm
In this episode of Bouncing Forward, I interview my dearest friend Bibian Mental who just found out she only has 2 weeks left to live. To me, there is no one who captures Bouncing Forward more than her. She is a 15-time cancer survivor, living 21 years with cancer, and bouncing forward from 1 leg operation, 1 leg amputee, 5 lunge operations, 3 neck operations, 4 back operations, and 128 radiations. Being a single leg amputee didn't stop her and she become the most badass snowboarder I know, winning 3x Paralympic Gold Medalist and a 7x World Champion snowboarder. And most important of all, she's the biggest inspiration of my life. To be honest, I have never known anyone to live life as full and deeply as Bibian. And that’s why I brought her on the podcast to share how she uses the power of positive thinking and gratitude to not only get through her challenges but to live the type of life we all really should be living. Plus, she discusses why it’s important to process negative emotions and how to sustain a positive mindset long-term. Find more from Bibian: Instagram: @bibianmentel Donate: https://mentelityfundraisers.kentaa.com/evenement/mae-voor-mentelity
We're always told to set goals for ourselves, right? But what if we are boxing ourselves with these goals? What if these goals are placing limits on ourselves and preventing us from exploring our full potential? In this bonus episode, guest Jonathon Koch shares why being purpose-oriented instead of goal-oriented could get us further on our journey of bouncing forward. 
In this episode, I’m joined by the amazing Jonathon Koch. His story has inspired me more than anything else and that’s why I’m so grateful to have him here on Bouncing Forward. Jonathon is world-renown producer and director, having worked on films like American Gangster, The peacemaker, and Fearless, and the miniseries The Kennedys. While in Washington In Koch became desperately ill and in order to save his life, doctors had to place him in a coma. A few weeks later when Koch woke up with his mind completely intact, he learned that he had survived septic shock, but his body had been severely compromised – he lost his right leg and left hand in the process. Koch spent the next 18 months rebuilding himself with several painful surgeries, multiple prosthetic fittings, and endless rehabilitation appointments. His dedication to bouncing forward far exceeded his doctors’ expectations. They recognized his mental and physical strength to successfully receive the first human hand transplant EVER. One year later, Koch made medical history by making it through successfully. The doctors said takes several years to learn how to use a new hand, but only four months later, Jonathan was already back on the tennis court. Jonathon discusses why we should be purpose oriented instead setting goals, the reason why people survive, how to change our perspective, and daily practices that helped him succeed. My favorite quote from Jonathon in this episode is, “Don’t wait for something catastrophic to happen before you live in a way that you are ready for anything.” Are you living your life this way? What we discuss: [00:04:53] What does success look like today compared to early on in John’s life [00:05:36] Setting goals = setting limits [00:07:50] Being able vs being capable [00:09:16] Jonathon's story [00:12:42] Being in induced comma [00:17:56] John’s initial reaction after waking up from comma [00:20:38] The reason why people survive [00:21:25] Did John ever victimised himself? [00:24:19] Amy after the comma - the small things that got her moving her forward [00:26:35] Dealing with uncertainty with the decision about the hand transplant [00:31:23] John’s Limb transplant [00:36:07] Would John change his situation going back if he could? [00:42:18] Was there one particular thing that flipped John’s perspective to help him go forward [00:44:07] Daily practices to keep John going and succeed [00:54:04] One things that helped John succeed [00:54:52] One thing about life that john to be true [00:58:23] Resilience is earned
In this bonus episode of Bouncing Forward, I share a clip from my latest episode with Liz Gilbert on getting through life's most difficult moments. This clip was my personal biggest takeaway from the interview: Giving ourselves MERCY. Have you ever done that before? Liz says during her hardest days she was literally fighting for her existence. She was in so much pain and shame because she had no mercy for herself. So she started saying this to herself, “You are experiencing the dilemma of your humanity. You don't know what to do and why should you? None of us do. I see you. I see the pain that you’re in. I see how hard you’re struggling. And I want you to know I love you. You are no less deserving of love than any other person in the world. I’ve got you.” How amazing is that?! Think about how our lives would change if that were how we started speaking to ourselves! Be sure to check out Episode 9: Liz Gilbert on Getting Through Life's Most Difficult Moments to listen to the full episode. 
In this episode of Bouncing Forward, I’m joined by the amazing Liz Gilbert. Not only is she an amazing human, but she is also an amazing friend. She is best known for her memoir, EAT PRAY LOVE, which chronicled her journey alone around the world,  after a difficult divorce. The book was an international bestseller, translated into over thirty languages, with over 12 million copies sold worldwide. In 2010, EAT PRAY LOVE was made into a film starring Julia Roberts. The book became so popular that Time Magazine named Elizabeth as one of the 100 most influential people in the world and outside of that, she has been one of the most influential people in my life as well. Together we dive into discussing her divorce 20 years ago as one of the most difficult moments of her life and how she got through it. She speaks about the difference between forgiveness and mercy, why it’s important to invest your yourself to your fight whatever that may be but not invest your spirit into an outcome, and she speaks of how to give yourself unconditional love when you need it most. Before you dive into this episode,  if you press pause and subscribe to Bouncing Forward more people will hear this amazing conversation today plus it will ensure our continued journey together. What we discuss:  [00:03:34] How Liz has been an inspiration for Amy [00:06:57] One of the greatest challenges / hardships Liz experienced in her life [00:11:32] How Liz got through this challenge [00:14:05] Experiencing the dilemma of humanity - finding mercy [00:18:01] Empathy and grace towards ourselves [00:19:20] The teachings of pain [00:22:18] Giving our spirit vs. our mind and heart [00:28:26] Despair is the false idea that tomorrow is going to be exactly like today [00:32:27] Cultivating the best relationship with ourselves [00:39:02] What does Liz attribute career success to? [00:51:19] One thing Liz knows for sure P.S. After I went back and listened to this episode, I got even more from it than when I did the interview. Elizabeth Gilbert is brilliant!
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Susan Page

Loved this podcast even though it is heart breaking. Listening to you Amy really helps me through my workouts. I gained some weight during Covid and working to get in shape again. Please keep the new episodes coming!

Mar 17th
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Neda Ghaffari

you always motivate me to live my life better! you are the best!!! you are awesome!!! I don't know how to express my feeling but I love you!!!

Feb 9th
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Debby Moran

id want my book to have a beautiful ending...

Feb 5th
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Debby Moran

im lisning to your jornwy. i really feel for you. i know how hard it is. but cimpared to your journey. mines not so bad. could always be worse . right..i was in a motorcycle accident at 19. foit went into the wheel of the bike. amputating half my foot. its been 35 years ands its been challanges all my life. having issues again. but your right its gonna be ok..i try to stay busy. the pain of the toll its taken on my bodyies been tuft. but keep pushing on.i wish you the strength and courage to stay well..

Feb 5th
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