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Meet George Huntley, a multi-talented professional who has lived with Type 1 diabetes for over 40 years. In this podcast, George explains the differences between Type 1 and 2 diabetes, the epidemic diabetes has become in the United States, and how challenging it is for people to manage either type of diabetes. He also shares the joy he feels in helping others with the disease through the many organizations he has both founded and now leads. Here are the links to the numerous organizations in which he is involved and that you can visit to learn more:
Meet Lisa Elsinger, PhD, Associate Director of Workplace Wellness at Broward College in Florida and expert in mindfulness and wellness. After a recent car accident, Lisa realized the value of staying calm in the face of traumatic events. In this episode, Lisa shares her near-death experience and how the skill of mindfulness helped her survive. She offers some tips for others who may be facing challenging times right now. Here are some links to the resources Lisa discusses in the podcast:Meta Cognition: for Mind-Body Medicine: for Healthy Minds: Amish Jha book:
Meet Niki Bergler, a Wisconsin resident who overcame childhood abuse and neglect from her parents. She lived on the street and eventually found her way to love and success. Hear Niki's incredible story on this podcast and buy her book, She's Done Pretending, at, where you can also buy her really cool t-shirts and learn more about this fascinating person. 
Losing a child is probably on the top of any parent's list of worst nightmares. Sarah Miller lived that nightmare and suffered even more after losing her 4 year-old daughter. Hear how Sarah received a second chance at life and what she is doing now to help others overcome their trauma. You can learn more about Sarah by visiting, or texting "transforming adversity" to 786-810-4918.  If you or someone you know is contemplating suicide, please dial 988 for help.
Meet Kira Henschel, owner of Henschel Haus Book Publishing. Kira started her journey that led to her owning a publishing house after her father died many decades ago. Listen to Kira's story that took her to Austria, where she lived for 13 years, back to the United States, and toward her destiny of giving voice to those who might otherwise be unheard by publishing their books. You can learn more about Henschel Haus Publishing by visiting
Meet Bridgette Stewart, a Senior Lecturer and Director of Integrative Wellness at the University of West Georgia. Bridgette recently went through a divorce and found herself struggling to make sense of it. But what got her through that difficult time were here kids and making time for self-reflection. Bridgette shares her heartfelt story in this podcast episode. You can learn more about Bridgette by following her on Facebook at Bridgette Stewart, Twitter at stewie4032 and email at 
Meet Joric McLean - the ONLY Joric McLean in the world. Born in the United States, he now is an expatriate living in Portugal. But he wouldn't have been so worldly if it hadn't been for a painful childhood full of severe physical and mental abuse by his stepmother. Come hear how Joric managed to live through the many lonely days and nights locked in a cold, dark basement and how that has led him to be the incredible person he is today. You can learn more about Joric by reading his books Magnet of Madness (Volumes I and II), his story in The Lemonade Stand as well as following him on Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube. Some links are below:
Stephanie Corder was a busy mom living life to its fullest when chronic illness stopped her in her tracks. For seven years, Stephanie struggled to get out of bed and find peace with the pain. Western medicine failed her. But then, by some miracle and her own research, Stephanie found a cure and was able to become active once again. Listen to her inspiring story and learn more about her faith and new way of living as a Facebook Marketer at and follow her on social media under @warriormompreneur. 
Meet Dr. Wendy Labat: an author, speaker, entrepreneur and cancer survivor. Dr. Labat had been helping others achieve financial stability when she decided to practice what she preached and purchased insurance protection for severe illness. Little did she know that not long after that purchase, she received a cancer diagnosis. Listen to Dr. Labat explain how that traumatic experience gave her a new appreciation for financial planning, which she now devotes her life to helping others reach financial security. You can learn more about Dr. Labat's business at You can also follow her on Facebook and LinkedIn @drwendylabat and on Instagram at dr.wendy.labat.
Meet Michelle Faust, founder of Lemonade Legend and storytelling strategist. Michelle has experienced hearing difficulties since childhood, but she was still able to become a top selling professional in the pharmaceutical industry, until they fired her (probably as a result of age discrimination). But that didn't stop Michelle from finding her purpose. In fact, those lemons led her to her purpose, which is not helping others tell their lemons to lemonade stories through books, podcasts and TV. Listen to Michelle's inspiring story and visit her website at
Kristine Binder, teacher, author, runner and mother of five children, can look back now at the time she was going through a divorce because of financial and emotional abuse from her then spouse, and say "100%" that life is now better. Listen to her inspiring story about courage and how she aims to empower women who are experiencing similar challenges through her coaching practice. Learn more about Kristine and the book The Lemonade Stand: From Sour to Sweet, at 
Natasha Hill is a police officer in Devon and Cornwall, United Kingdom. When she was 29 years old, she was diagnosed with Stage 3 Hodgkins Lymphoma. She had two children under age two. Never in her life did she expect this kind of lemon, or her ability to handle all that came with it. Take a listen to her story and feel inspired that even when faced with the prospect of death, so much good can occur (though it doesn't feel that way at the time). Follow Natasha Hill on LinkedIn (Natasha Hill); Instagram (Natashaeo) and/or Facebook (NatashaAnn). 
Kathleen McDonough Mundo experienced first had financial challenges as a child. Her father left her family when she was still in grade school, after he had moved the family of eight from Illinois to Wisconsin. Kathleen found distraction and purpose through her local library, which fostered a love for reading and learning. Education became paramount for Kathleen so that she could have more security as a working adult. She went to law school, and has written a memoir of her experience in Badger State: A Wisconsin Memoir. For all the Gen Xer's out there, this book will resonate with you. You can purchase your copy here:
Meet Michaela Conley, an energetic and inspirational human being who like many of us, has faced many lemons. In this episode, Michaela shares a story of when her two-year old daughter underwent eye surgery, Michaela learned that her husband had been cheating on her. Though crushed, Michaela emerged from the lemon knowing she did not want to be with someone who didn't want to be with her.  Michaela is also legally blind, but she never let that stop her from taking on the world and making a difference in people's lives. Because of these experiences, Michaela has been instrumental in the health and wellness field, and now offers neuromeditation classes to those looking for relief from their own lemons in life. Learn more at and
Mega Real Estate Agent Karen Briscoe was thriving as a commercial real estate agent until the U.S. economy tanked in 2008. In addition to the market decimating the real estate market, Karen also lost her business partner to an illness. Karen had to pick up the pieces, but from this difficult experience, Karen was able to pivot to residential real estate sales. She also was able to find a new business partner, which led her to write books and start coaching other realtors as well. In this episode, Karen shares some very wise words and insights about finding time to do the things that bring you joy in life. You can learn more about Karen's books and coaching business by visiting 
Marisa Perhaes is a retired New York City Police Sargent and mom of five, including triplet boys! She is also an author of the book When I was Blue, available on Amazon here: Marisa shares her disturbing tale of a fateful night in 2015 when her 15 year old son was beaten and arrested, which also led to her arrest. As she sat in the back of the police car with her son screaming in the background for help, Marisa employed her ways to cope with difficult moments. She shares those coping mechanisms and her lessons learned in this podcast. She also describes how that horrible night led her to becoming a foster mom of kittens, which brings her pure joy. 
Rachel Druckenmiller aimed to start her own speaking and consulting business after years of working in wellness. Barely a year into her new venture, COVID19 hit and then she was hit by a truck. An agonizing back injury gave her perspective like she never had before. Now, her business of helping others become resilient resonates with many people. In this podcast, Rachel shares her own story of resilience and a few things she learned from her accident. Learn more about Rachel at 
In this episode, we speak to author Nancy Peterson, who wrote the book Dear Husband: Letters to an Addict after her husband of many years died from conditions caused by addiction to alcohol and drugs. Nancy shares the complexities of living with and loving an addict, what she did to help her heal and where her path has led her now, which is to start a business capturing the life stories of others. You can learn more about Nancy and Nancy's business, Talk Story Tradition, at 
Meet Bill Zaferos, author of Poison Pen, a funny adventure about a person who writes poison pen letters for hire.  Bill wrote Poison Pen while on an upswing with his bipolar disorder. In this episode, we discuss how many great works of art and impactful people have derived from bipolar disorder. Bill has learned to embrace his "lemon" of bipolar disorder and now works to reduce its stigma. If you are interested in purchasing Bill's book Poison Pen or learning more about Bill Zaferos, visit here:
Listen to Nancy Novack, founder of Nancy's List, tell her story of battling Stage 4 Ovarian Cancer and what she learned about herself, and the community of cancer patients, in the process. After listening to so many patients express fear about financial loss from cancer, Nancy set out to create a nonprofit that locates resources to help cancer patients and their families get through difficult times. Nancy also helped author a book "I am with You: Love Letters to Cancer Patients," which has helped numerous cancer patients feel hope and peace during their treatments.  Learn more about Nancy and her mission at 
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