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Author: Brian Blackburn, Chase Peckham, Felipe "Phil" Arevalo

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“Life is Life Podcast” Making Sense of it All: Three dads, living in suburbia, doing our best to balance life, family and career. We strive to be better every single day and this podcast shares ideas, inspiration and tips to achieve greatness. 

Life is Life is a platform to uplift, teach, inspire and entertain, ultimately showing that everyday people can do extraordinary things!

Our mission: To inspire others to be the best they can be by sharing stories of people who are “successful” in whatever they may do. Our guests include entrepreneurs, teachers, coaches, parents and business owners. (Anyone who is doing great things!)

We hope our guests' stories will show others that they too can achieve GREATNESS in whatever they choose to do.

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SummarySheldon Owen discusses his background and the new venture he has started in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. He shares his journey from being a latchkey kid with a desire for a better life to becoming a successful entrepreneur. Sheldon emphasizes the importance of having strong mentors and a supportive network of friends. He also talks about his decision to go back to school during COVID-19 and the fear and uncertainty that comes with starting a new business. Sheldon introduces his n...
The conversation revolves around the stress and anticipation of high school graduation and the decision-making process for college. The boys discuss the pressure on students to choose the right school, the financial implications of college, and the importance of college in career success. They also explore the idea of going away for college versus staying local, and the life skills that students need to learn before leaving home. The conversation explores the topic of college education and it...
Get ready for an inspiring episode of "Life is Life" featuring our special guest, Tina Campbell! As a mother raising two sons (twins), one of whom has special needs, Tina's journey is a testament to resilience and determination. We discuss the importance of sibling relationships and the need to balance attention and support between her two boys as well as the important role youth sports and its community.Through heartfelt conversations and shared experiences, Tina will reveal her strategies f...
Chase Peckham and the boys announce the rebranding of the Boost for Our Heroes Golf Classic to focus on colon cancer awareness in honor of his late wife, Keri Peckham. The tournament will raise money for the @ColonCancerCoalition and the @ColonClub to promote early onset colon cancer awareness. Chase discusses the importance of advocating for oneself and getting regular colonoscopies. He emphasizes that colon cancer is not as well-marketed as breast cancer but is becoming one of the largest c...
"Life is Life," where today's episode is about teaching kids about finances and budgeting. From allowance strategies to saving tips, we'll delve into practical ways to instill valuable money management skills in our children. Tune in for actionable advice on navigating the financial aspect of parenting. Let's empower the next generation with the tools they need to thrive! #ParentingPodcast #FinancialLiteracy #DadLife #Greenlight TakeawaysTeach kids about money and involve them in family finan...
SummaryThe conversation revolves around the topic of family vacations and the balancing different interests within the family dynamic, the impact of technology on children's engagement with outdoor activities and the importance of creating memories and exposing children to new experiences. The conversation highlights the role of parents in introducing their passions to their children and the potential for kids to develop their own interests as they grow older. We discuss the importance of pus...
In this episode, Jeff Ciccarella shares part of his life story that with Chase and Burner, He discusses his love with baseball at Mater Dei HS and Loyola Marymount as well as how he met his wife, Christy in an odd place to strike up a romance. They navigated a long-distance relationship eventually, getting married and facing the challenges of starting their life together. This conversation explores the journey of facing a cancer diagnosis, reflecting on his experience of undergoing treatment ...
The conversation explores the frequency and challenges of saying no in different areas of life. It discusses how the ability to say no evolves over time and the importance of finding a balance between saying yes and no. The guilt associated with saying no and the acceptance of a no response are also explored. The conversation emphasizes the need for self-care and the challenges of saying no as a parent. It concludes by discussing the decision-making process of saying yes and the desire to avo...
Matthew Sun joins Chase and Brian and shares his background as well as his fathers immigration journey from China to the United States. He discusses growing up in the Bay Area and the challenges he faced as a minority and a kid without direction. Matthew's story highlights the importance of family, perseverance, and finding one's path in life, his decision to join the Army and the structure and opportunities it provided during his career. The transition from military life to that of a civilia...
In this episode, Chase and Phil discuss their Valentine's Day traditions and the stress that can come with the holiday. They also talk about the changing dynamics of Valentine's Day without Keri and how the kids celebrate it differently at different ages. The conversation then shifts to a new dating app that requires a minimum credit score to join, and the importance of discussing finances in relationships. They also share their thoughts on watching dating shows and the entertainment value th...
Chase and Burner sit down with Paul McClintock who shares his journey from humble beginnings outside of St. Louis to finding his passion in Southern California. Paul reflects on his early life and education, growing up in Missouri and studying finance at the University of Missouri. They discuss his experiences in the medical device sales industry, including relocating to Southern California and the challenges and rewards of the job. He also discusses his transition to leadership positions and...
In this episode, the boys discuss the importance of perspective and how not sweating the small stuff in life is so difficult when things that life presents piles up. They share personal stories and experiences that highlight the challenges of maintaining perspective and thinking, "Is this something I should really be consumed with"? They emphasize the need to focus on the present moment and take life day by day. might even be a metaphor of the sport of golf and how it relates to life, highlig...
Rae shares her inspirational journey from growing up in the West Indies to joining the US Navy and transitioning to civilian life. She discusses her career in financial services and her passion for helping others as well as emphasizes the importance of giving back to the community and shares her vision for a better tomorrow in the communities she serves. The conversation covers topics related to raising her children as a single mother to to her belief in hard work and experiencing other cultu...
In today's episode, Chase and Phil discuss the holiday season and the stress and challenges that come with it. They talk about keeping traditions alive, navigating different family traditions, and adjusting to changes in family dynamics. They also share coping strategies for dealing with holiday stress and dysfunctional family gatherings. The hosts reflect on their own holiday traditions and share a humorous story about a dysfunctional family sundae. Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!Takeaway...
In this conversation, Mark Sweeney shares his experiences and insights from his time in the big leagues. He discusses his opening weekend in the majors, the nervousness and reality of playing at that level, and the impact of family support. Mark also talks about the perseverance required to stay in the big leagues, the importance of being a good teammate, and the lessons he teaches his son. He shares the lessons he learned from his stepdaughters and the challenges of being a utility player. F...
SummaryIn this conversation, Chase, Phil, and Megan Broderick discuss the complex nature of grief and the importance of creating a safe space for individuals to express their feelings. They explore the different types of grief and the stages of grief, emphasizing that everyone's grief journey is unique. Megan shares insights on supporting children and families dealing with grief, highlighting the need for validation and open communication. They also discuss the role of self-care and vulnerabi...
This time of year is one for celebration, great food, family, friends and presents but it can be a very painful time for those who have lost loved ones they can't share this time with like they once had. Thanksgiving has just past and we wanted to discuss how much life has brought us to be thankful for even when we lose someone close to us. Rest in Peace Karen O'Hara, you will be missed!Support the Show.
In todays episode Burner and the boys get a treat as soccer legend and head coach of the University of San Diego Men's Soccer team sits down to discuss everything from the roll club sports plays in today's youth landscape to the growing popularity of the professional game in the U.S. Quinn (Quinnie) is a Northern Irish-American soccer coach and player. He spent most of his professional career in in the U.S. where he played in the North American Soccer League and Major Indoor Soccer League wit...
To those close to Chase or anyone within earshot, it was no secret his wife, Keri, was his world. He is not shy to yell it from a rooftop. In part two of this difficult conversation, Chase reflects on the journey of losing his wife, Keri, and navigating life without her. He discusses the pain and sadness that still lingers, but also emphasizes the importance of moving forward and facing adversity. Chase shares how he and his children are coping with the loss and the support they have received...
In 2021 Chase's wife Keri was diagnosed with with a life altering illness that would change the course of theirs and their kids lives. This conversation delves into the journey of Peckham's as they navigate her battle with cancer. The chapters cover various aspects of their experience, from seeking the best specialists to facing the reality of the disease and living day to day. They also discuss the discovery of genetic testing and the impact it has on their children's future. The conversatio...
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