When Dr. Rebecca Heiss was just 8 years old, her house burned to the ground one week before Christmas. At 11, she battled anorexia. In this episode, Rebecca shares with us how overcoming feelings of unworthiness, the love of her community, and gratitude helped save her. Rebecca is a scientist who studies the evolutionary limitations… Continue reading Episode 12: Part 1 of an Interview with Rebecca who Battled Anorexia at age 11.
In the early and mid-2010s, Maria was actively supporting an orphanage in Argentina. She worked several jobs and gave a lot of her own money to the orphanage to purchase personal items, books, vehicles, computers, and other things needed by the children and the staff to run the facility and the programs they offered. She… Continue reading Episode 11: Interview with Maria who was wrongly accused of child-trafficking in a foreign country.
At age 13, when all the other girls were talking about starting to menstruate, Madison was wondering why she wasn’t having the same experience. A visit to her doctor would reveal that she was born without a uterus, with a condition known as MRKH. Madison takes us through her initial devastation, feeling she was “robbed… Continue reading Episode 10: An interview with Madison who was born without a uterus.
Taelor’s active teenage years playing volleyball came to a sudden end when she was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) at age 16. For the first few months, she saw significant changes in her body and was scared that she would never be the same. However, with her parents’ support, a strong belief in herself, a… Continue reading Episode 9: An Interview with Taelor who was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis at age 16 and cured herself by her early 30s.
Sarah was born and raised in Iraq. In the early 2000s, she and her husband saw their country change. After multiple bombings in and around their home, they decided to flee the war-torn country to keep their family safe. Unfortunately, Sarah’s husband was killed before they could leave. In time, Sarah’s persistence got her and… Continue reading Episode 8: Interview with Sarah who left the war-torn country of Iraq to give her children a better life.
Kelly is a 46 year old mother of four. In 2018, she lost her oldest, Cameron, to a motorcycle accident. He was only 18. Kelly talks about her heartbreak and grief, and her initial thought of “how much longer do I have to live until I can see him again?” She also talks about her… Continue reading Episode 7: Interview with Kelly, mother of 4, who lost her oldest child at age 18 in a motorcycle accident.
At the age of 11, Christy was told two incredible things: 1. she had hearing loss (probably since birth) and 2. she’d taught herself to read lips without even knowing it. Christy shares her story of embarrassment, in how she found out about her hearing loss; strength, as she learned to manage that loss without… Continue reading Episode 6: Interview with Christy whose life-long hearing loss wasn’t detected until age 11.
Vicky grew up in a household that was unpredictable. She learned to cope with the instability by using drugs and alcohol. And it worked… until the day she decided to drive to “one last bar” and ended up taking someone’s life in the process. Vicky is now 28 years sober and shares her experience of… Continue reading Episode 5: Interview with Vicky who talks about addiction and jail time.
Trish grew up in a home with a father who struggled with his sexual identity and later became transgender. Her mother used alcohol as a coping mechanism. This all took place in the 60s and 70s at a time when no one talked about either of these subjects. Trish walks us through the good times… Continue reading Episode 4: Interview with Trish who talks about her father’s struggle with his sexual identity.
Catherine left her marriage of 17 years after it became toxic and unhealthy for her family. She tells us about the moment she realized she wasn’t happy and the denial that goes along with that realization. “Look at where I live and what I have. How can I not be happy?” And when life at… Continue reading Episode 3: Interview with Catherine who left her marriage after 17 years when it became toxic.