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BECAUSE EVERYONE HAS A STORY / PORQUE TODOS TENEMOS UNA HISTORIA QUE CONTAR.My podcast connects and relates through the sharing of regular peoples' stories of courage, transformation, adventure, love, overcoming life’s challenges and career changes. It is a platform to give ordinary people’s stories from all over the world the chance to be shared and preserved. You will listen to stories of captivating people, both young and elderly, that I, your host Daniela, meet on my life journey. Communicating wisdom, knowledge and personal experience, these stories will connect, motivate, inspire and relate to your own. Our stories become the language of connections. Let's ENJOY, CONNECT AND RELATE. COMPARTE, CONECTATE Y DISFRUTA. I have shared stories of people from Asia, Europe, North America and South America. If you would like to share your story on my show please get in touch with me, because everyone has a story.
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Welcome to Episode #28My guest is Walter Wu.Walter Wu is a Canadian Paralympic swimmer who set records at the 1996, 2000, and 2004 Summer Paralympics. He won 14 medals before his retirement following the 2004 Athens Games.Although he’s humble, Walter does have bragging rights beyond his medals.  They include being a torchbearer, a member of the  Terry Fox Hall of Fame,  and a BC Disabled Athlete of the Year.  Since retirement from sporting competition, he’s spent time as a public speaker for local schools.I was delighted to have Walter share his swimming story on the show.  I found the amount of help an athlete needs to reach that level very interesting.  He leaves nothing hidden, Walter’s story is filled with the good, the bad,  and the ugly.Enjoy!   
Welcome to Episode #26My guest is Rodrigo VelaAlong with his wife, Nana Matsumoto, Rodrigo, a proud  Chilango (Mexico City native), is Maizal restaurant owner in East Vancouver, Canada.  Rodrigo talks us through the path he took to become a restaurateur in  Vancouver and the passion he required to get there. I considered recording this episode in Spanish, but I don't want to do a disservice to my fellow Vancouverites.  If you haven't eaten there yet, maybe after hearing Rodrigo's story, you will.   I'd hate for you to miss out. Enjoy!Maizal Restaurant is @ 2815 Main St, Vancouver, BC@maizal_rmf
Welcome to Episode #25My guest is Brenda St LouisBrenda is an inspirational speaker, a Financial Therapist, a Money coach, an activator and the Founder of REWIRE.Her multi-faceted career as a massage therapist, voice actor, motivational speaker and published author has afforded her a very unique perspective. She has been featured on numerous podcasts, radio and television.In this episode, she shares the story of finding her life’s purpose. Gifted with a powerful intuition and a social justice lens, she uses money to positively impact the world. She is engaging and delightful to listen to. EnjoyCertified Money Coach- CMC  Vancouver BC  www.brendastlouis.comThe Money Archetype Quiz - Try it is insightful.  Because it is Episode #25, and Brenda is surprising us all with a gift.  A wonderful Hypnotherapy track. Check it out here: rewireyourlife.teachable.com/p/turningdreamsintoreality 
Welcome to Episode #27My guest is Christa Funk. Christa is a wife, mother, registered yoga instructor, and senior yoga master trainer.  She is currently advancing her studies to become a Yoga Therapist.Christa talks today about her epiphany, how she realized that everything is already perfect.  Yes, everything.  Every moment, and every one of us.  She explains how she grew via the contributions of so many words of wisdom from people around her. Her life journey includes her challenges, struggles, and doubts.  All these excellent feelings built her up to be the amazing, ever-flourishing woman she is now.Enjoy the episode!https://www.wellnesswonders.cahttps://www.yogafit.com/ca/about-yogafit/team/master-trainers/https://www.doterra.com/US/en/site/christadnorgren
Welcome to episode #24My guest Allan " Alonzo" WindThe last episode of Season Two! Thank you for your support.Allan is a retired Senior Foreign Service Officer from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).  He worked on diplomatic assignments in Peru, Nicaragua, Angola, Nigeria, Iraq, Afghanistan, South Africa and the Southern Africa Regional Missions. He provided oversight to U.S. government foreign aid development and humanitarian assistance and supported U.S. Ambassadors as their senior development officer on multiple country teams. He also worked for NGOs elsewhere in Latin America and as the Global Programme Coordinator for the International Save the Children Alliance Secretariat in London, UK.In this episode, Allan talks about his first book, ANDEAN ADVENTURES: An Unexpected Search for Meaning, Purpose and Discovery Across Three Countries.  It covers his personal development as a young man who uprooted himself from his American comfort to become a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer in Ecuador and then later service in Bolivia and Peru.  This decision to leave the USA shaped who he became personally and professionally.  Allan shares his belief in the value of volunteering and the immense personal rewards that can be gained.  He also goes into how he’s bridged the gap between his Jewish upbringing and his later embracing of the Baha’i faith.I hope that after listening to his episode, you decide to grab a copy of his best-selling book Andean Adventures. It is also now an audiobook: https://tinyurl.com/AudioAlonzo.  It’s an Insightful and entertaining book, a window into the life and work of a foreign service officer, his life stories and for anyone contemplating volunteering or careers in foreign service.  Allan and his wife currently reside in Fairfax County, Virginia, in the United States, while their adult daughter is in Africa on her own adventures. Mr. Wind serves on the Boards of Directors of different nongovernmental organizations, including Hunger Relief International,  supporting their efforts with the neediest in Guatemala and Haiti in any way he can.  Enjoy!Website, Blogs & Newsletter: Enable & Ennoble
Bienvenidos al Episodio #23Mi invitada Alicia MarkowitzAlicia fue mi compañera de primaria en el Colegio Humboldt de Caracas, Venezuela.  Nos reconectamos hace unos años y la seguí en su Blog. Seguimos en contacto y en la primavera del 2020 le comenté mi plan de empezar un Podcast. No se imaginan el entusiasmo con que recibió mi loca idea ese día. De ahí se convirtió en mi "cheerleader."  Ja! Porque el mundo necesita gente llena de buena energia.   Comenzó su carrera como pianista continuando como Musicoterapeuta. Enseñó piano durante décadas. Blogger de "I'm On My Side.” Desde hace un tiempo se ha dedicado a descubrir su espíritu creativo. Su primer libro está en camino y practica el arte de la pintura, lo que ella  llama “My Healing Art”.  Alicia está en un aprendizaje constante.  Ama la naturaleza en todas sus formas. Su misión es Ayudar a otros que han pasado por traumas y abusos a hacer un mundo mejor.En este Episodio Alicia comparte la transformación de su vida, "de la oscuridad a la luz." Una historia llena de grandes dificultades, trauma y abuso, hasta descubrir que el poder estaba dentro de ella y así transformarla en crecimiento, evolución y resiliencia comenzando una nueva historia con una familia hermosa.Disfrutemos! https://lightmiracleworkers.com/@light_miracle_workers_esp@imonmyside_ig
Welcome to Episode #22My guest Myrna F. HalpennyMyrna was born and raised in Kindersley, Saskatchewan, Canada. She earned her Doctorate in Dental Surgery from McGill University in Montreal.  After two years as an associate in a general dental office, she elected to specialize in endodontics in Portland, Oregon. She then returned to Vancouver, where she started her specialty practise in endodontics.Myrna is a founding member of the BC Women’s Dental Society and the first female President of the College of Dental Surgeons of BC. She retired from active practice in 2015 and is currently teaching at UBC and mentoring young dentists.  Today, Myrna takes us through her successful 40 years of a professional career in dentistry, her influencers, and her childhood memories in Kindersley. We will hear how this kind, confident, strong, talented, and humble woman works hard with passion and care for her patients and students.  And I wish Myrna a Happy 75th Birthday which is coming up on April 17th.Enjoy!NOTE: If you enjoy what you heard or you have a story you like to share and preserve email me at behas.podcast@gmail.com 
Welcome to Episode #21My guest John AtkinJohn is a civic historian, heritage consultant and walking tour guide who brings an insight into urban planning, a love of architecture and the fascination of the curious to his work. As well as a civic historian, John is a graphic designer, occasional author and bookbinder. He grew up in Victoria, BC and has been a Vancouverite for almost 40 years. He shares his story, his passionate curiosity for details, for learning, and for life itself.  We'll hear about his influencers and how the concept of his walking tours started.  As he says: “There is always something new to look at and always different ways of looking at things”.Let's listen to John take us on an auditory tour of how it all started for him. Enjoy!https://www.vancouverheritagefoundation.org/events/walking-tours/@johnatkinJust google John Atkin Vancouver you will find interesting information. 
Welcome to Episode  #20My guests Kai Hutchful, Maddie Knight, Samuel Menis, Matthew Tugonon, Jade IwataFor this episode, I'm excited to try something different. I got this idea back in the fall of 2020 when one of today's guests, Jade Iwata, visited us from Calgary and agreed to test my new recording equipment by being interviewed. I asked her a few questions about life and was touched by her brilliant answers.   So I invited 4 other 20-year-olds to document their outlook on life. They all answered the same six questions. Today, I present these 5 young people by asking one question at a time and presenting each of their answers before moving onto the next question.I thoroughly enjoyed creating this episode. It took me a while to put it together as I had the concept but struggled with the technicalities. I'm grateful to have had the opportunity to connect to these bright young adults. I was touched by their willingness to be interviewed, their candour, authenticity and vulnerability. I plan to invite them back 5 years from now to see how their perspective may have changed. We're led to believe that wisdom comes with age. After speaking to my guests, I think it's clear that they have plenty of wisdom already. Maybe wisdom improves with age. These young men and women show vision and a passion for grabbing life by the horns.Thank you so much to Jade, Maddie, Kai, Matthew and Samuel for spending your time to share with me. Enjoy!
Welcome to Episode #19 My guest Susan NassiripourSusan is a native of Vancouver. She discovered her passion for travel while in her twenties, which eventually led to her move to China. Her original plan was to live and work in China for a couple of years while travelling Asia before moving back to Canada to settle down. Susan doesn't open up about her childhood often but decided to share a little with us today because her life was not her own until she escaped her violent father. Once Susan had her freedom and the ability to design her own life and realized how happy her lifestyle in China made her (being a teacher while travelling several times a year), she decided not to give in to social pressures and continue living the life she chooses. Susan has now lived in China for over 13 years and has been to 94 countries.Enjoy!
Welcome to Episode #18My guest  Ann Marie McKenzie Ann Marie is both a Master Desire Map Facilitator and a doTERRA Wellness Advocate. She uses these skills to support her work as a Soulful Business Strategist and Transformation Guide.  She uses the mantra, "I AM KIND OF A BIG DEAL", to help her stand in her power during difficult times and to remind her to keep sharing her light.  Ann Marie counsels her clients in self-leadership through the heart and emotional intelligence, guiding them to create a handcrafted life and business that intentionally feels good.  She works with people who are ready to be open about living soulfully. She offers curated intimate programs for entrepreneurs, corporations, businesses, and women’s circles, providing feelings-based experiences that encourage people to get real, get creative, get messy - and get clear. Today Ann Marie shares some of her life’s rough moments.  At one point, she felt extremely down and had no idea why.  She now knows that she had PMDD Premenstrual dysphoric disorder, a condition more severe than PMS.   Ann Marie shares how she got out of the funk with help from Danielle LaPorte’s words; “What you say no to is just as important as what you say yes to.” Choosing how we want to feel and making choices to feel that way. That was the beginning of her journey with The Desire Map from Danielle LaPorte.   She shares how she repaired the dysfunctional relationship she had with her mother, only to feel robbed as not long after, she lost her mother to cancer.  Ann Marie talks about the tools she used to build resiliency and foster healing during such a challenging time. This is an episode full of Ann Marie’s insights. Enjoy! Ann Marie’s beautiful website: annmariemckenzie.com  Follow her on Instagram @annmariemckenzie.com.
Bienvenido al Episodio #17- 2 Mi invitado Benjamin Suster.  Benjamin mi “casi primo” Venezolano, oriundo de la capital Caracas, nacido con un afan enorme de conocer y empaparse de muchas culturas. Esta ambicion lo impulsó a formarse en el campo de hotelería y servicios de la hospitalidad en la hermosa ciudad de Mérida,Venezuela.  Al culminar sus estudios  decidio trabajar en 5 islas del caribe de influencia holandesa e inglesa. La flecha de cupido lo alcanzó en la isla de Tobago. Ahi conoció a su ahora esposa Regina. Para su matrimonio decidieron casarse en un castillo en Escocia  y despues hacer de Londres, Reino Unido su nuevo hogar.Con la llegada de su hijo y la adopción de su nueva ciudadanía Británica, Benjamin sintió una gran anhelo de extender su identidad arropando a la del país que ahora le da cobijo.Hoy comparte con nosotros su trozo de su historia. Como un día sentado en el metro de Londres de camino al trabajo, cansado de leer malas noticias en los periódicos gratuitos que allí distribuyen, decidió crear Nuestro Insólito UK, una ventana en Instagram que ayuda a entender la cultura, tradiciones e idiosincrasia del Reino Unido a través de su historia, enseñando de manera positiva y jocosa, todo aquello que uno da por sentado cuando vives alli y que sin pensar ha influenciado a casi el mundo entero.Te invito a conocer su historia y seguirlo en su cuenta @nuestroinsolitoukDisfruten!
Welcome to Episode #16My guest Lynn O'ReillyLynn took up adventure motorcycling in 2012 when she met her now-husband, Peter, who had been riding for a few years. He said that there were two things that he loved to do. Skiing in the winter and ride his motorcycle in the summer. So as she loves picking up new skills and having adventures, she took on the challenge of learning to ride. Lynn wasn't expecting how her new passion would help her connect with her husband, with nature and even with strangers.Today Lynn shares her love for riding and a few short stories covering her trips and adventures.Listening to her had me wondering if I would be brave enough to have similar adventures with Dave, my husband.Follow them on Instagram @oladventuresEnjoy!
Welcome to Episode #15My guest is Galya Westler, a tech entrepreneur from Vancouver, BC.Galya is the founder and CEO of Plazus Technologies inc, a software development company specializing in blockchain-type projects for enterprises.  She also founded GOHealthID, a blockchain-based solution in health to fight the COVID-19 pandemic while getting the economy going again.⁠⁠Galya was a TEDx speaker in 2016. Today she continues to deliver inspirational talks around the world about blockchain for businesses such as finance, HR, social networks and the health industries.⁠Hearing Galya gives her TEDx talk four years ago, I found myself relating to her. I had to meet her, so I reached out, and we became friends immediately.⁠I am thrilled she agreed to be my guest for the show. Although her busy schedule, she found time to have a conversation and share a story with us. Galya is a hard-working, passionate person who's always determined to succeed, talking about learning to be a hustler and a master negotiator. She is real, full of fantastic advice, and shows us her vulnerable side as well.  She is succeeding with determination through hard work and perseverance. Galya inspires us to keep pushing no matter how hard it gets or how many people criticize; continue doing what you love, and everything will be okay.⁠Enjoy! You can find her on the latest Technology Innovators Magazine cover here: https://www.technology-innovators.com/blockchain-technology-ceos-edition-2020/Website: www.Plazus.com She can be reached on her Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/galya-westler-b0b63b42/TEDx talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2rbKskuyCE0
Bienvenido al Episodio #14 & #1 en EspañolMy Invitado  Gonzalo PeñaGonzalo es un podcaster con un pasado muy ecléctico. Su experiencia cubre campos como Gestión de Negocios, Finanzas, Relaciones Internacionales, Artes, Gestión sin  Fines De Lucro, y Agencias Humanitarias. Gonzalo ha tenido el privilegio de trabajar con organizaciones prominentes como las Naciones Unidas, Standard and Poor's y la Cruz Roja Americana del Gran Nueva York. También presta servicio como Ministro en la Iglesia de Jesucristo de los Santos de los Últimos Días. Hoy en día Gonzalo promueve el campo de innovación entre los latinoamericanos con su podcast "InnoLatino."Gonzalo comparte su historia de cómo se integró al Coro de la Utha Opera  como barítono y el el objetivo por el cual creo su podcast "InnoLatino."   Disfruten!
Welcome to Episode #13My guest  Gail Christel Behrend Gail is an engineer, teacher, writer, and speaker. She shares her story as midway through a successful 20-year engineering career, she experienced a spontaneous spiritual opening that changed her life, transforming her from skeptic to seeker.Her spiritual journey eventually led her to explore human energy and alternative healing as a side-vocation. A graduate of the Barbara Brennan School of Healing (BBSH) in Florida, she has been an energy practitioner in Vancouver Canada for the last 20 years.In addition to her corporate training development business, she also offers public workshops on energy and is a certified Infinite Possibilities trainer, based on the bestselling book “Infinite Possibilities – The Art of Living Your Dreams” by Mike Dooley – one of the teachers in the film “The Secret”. Gail recently published the second edition of her book “Energy Is Real.” A Practical Guide for Managing Personal Energy in Daily Life" which she co-authored with Claudette Bouchard, a fellow energy practitioner. Her passion is educating the public about our energy nature and empowering others with the skills to own their energy, so they can truly own their lives. Enjoy   Her book: “Energy is Real”.Website: https://energyisreal.com. Check it out her website is unique and holding a high loving vibration.  
Welcome to Episode #12My guest Dr. Leila Sahabi. NDDr. Sahabi is a Naturopathic Doctor (ND) from Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine and undergraduate studies at the University of British Columbia with a double major in biology and psychology. She has her practice in North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.This week, she joins me to share her health journey and listen better to her body. Through her own struggling experience, she tells us to trust our body as "we know our body the best way and form."  Dr. Sahabi is staying current by attending several courses a year to learn the newest protocols in her field. She has a 4-level training program in Advanced Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy (BHRT) trained by Dr. Neal Rouzier, the leading expert and educator in BHRT. With her knowledge of Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy, she has mostly focused on women's health. This why I went to see her back in 2014 and referred her to all my friends over the years. One thing I appreciate amongst many is that she doesn't rush the visits. She is patient and listens to my concerns. She's passionate about employing naturopathic therapies to treat the patient rather than the condition. I found it refreshing that she doesn't suggest many expensive assessment panels or numerous supplements unless there is a specific purpose.Enjoy!The last episode of Season One! Thank you for your support! https://www.drleilasahabi.com/ Dr. Sahabi’s surgeon Dr. Camran Nezhat. http://nezhat.org/
Welcome to Episode #11My guest today is John Mills.John has an impressive resume.  He was previously Assistant Deputy Minister for the Province of British Columbia and President of the Calgary Olympic Development Association (now WinSport Canada). More recently, he was Chief Operating Officer of the Richmond Olympic Oval. A Richmond iconic building designed for speed skating at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. John is also a board member for “Own The Podium” & Chair of the Board of Directors of  Canada Basketball. Between Calgary and Richmond, John has almost twenty years of high-level Olympic facility management experience. Now mostly retired, John is an industry consultant.John takes us through his successful career in sports.  It all started when he became a teacher, and from there preparing, persisting, following his passions, eloquently communicating his vision, and seizing the right opportunities. Let’s Enjoy! 
Welcome to Episode #10 My guest today is Kristie Yung.  Kristie is a social impact marketing strategist. She runs her own business from her home in Ericeira, a small Portuguese surfing town. An avid traveller, she’s visited and lived in over 20 countries across 6 continents.Kristie takes us on her journey of upending an excellent marketing career and stable life in Vancouver to completely changing directions and leaving it all behind to pursue a new dream of travelling around the world for a year while working remotely.Almost two years later, she's thriving in her business, living in Europe with her finaceé, has a baby on the way and loving life.Enjoy!​Here is the link to the video that made her famous in Pakistan. https://youtu.be/MM3bgGhFtJwKristie Yung website:  https://brennanbrand.com
Welcome to Episode #9 My guest today is Jonathan Wong.  As an accomplished CPA, CA accountant, Jonathan had his life's path set until he found himself reevaluating his direction when he became a father. He decided to make some drastic changes to spend more time with his wife and son. Combining his creativity and artistic skills with his passion and knowledge of cars, Jonathan founded Custom Car Posters. Custom Car Posters started with a clear mission: creating the absolute best posters and prints for car enthusiasts. He provides customized art that car aficionados can proudly hang on their garage or office wall. Jonathan offers helpful tips for new entrepreneurs and unique family values perspective. Enjoy!website: https://customcarposters.comIG: @shopcustomcarposters
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