In this inspirational podcast interview, pancreatic cancer survivor Anne Shafer shares the story of her battle and recovery. She opens up about the emotional aspects of the fight as well as practical strategies for self-care after diagnosis and through recovery. Anne also discusses the 'Whipple Procedure' and its impact on her recovery. This interview is a 'must listen' for anyone with a pancreatic cancer diagnosis, or those that love them.
Mayo Clinic on the Whipple Procedure: Link
Greenville Health System’s Center for Integrative Oncology and Survivorship
Therapist & Author Jodi Aman joins Jay on the ConquerWorry™ Podcast to discuss managing anxiety. Her passion is teaching people how to win their life back from anxiety. Listen to her fantastic strategy on this episode.
In This Podcast We Discuss
Jodi Aman wrote the bestseller, You 1, Anxiety 0 to help people WIN their life back from fear and panic. With sharp empathy into the complexities of people's pain–since she has recovered from her own family chaos and panic attacks–and a keen understanding of how and why people get stuck there, Jodi has decided to dedicate her life to helping people feel less lonely and afraid.
Find her at http://jodiaman.com. Check out her videos at http://youtube,com/jodiaman. Get inspired on Instagram @JodiAmanLove. Or feel loved on Facebook: http://facebook.com/jodiamanlove.
Jon McGraw was living what he thought was his dream. He was playing in the NFL for his hometown Kansas City Chiefs. It was not until he went into training camp one season expecting to be cut due to a new coaching staff coming to town that his life changed. He went from 'Bubble Guy' who was about to be cut to team captain. Once he retired he studied what happened during that time period and realized that the happiness he found was not an accident. It was a mindset change. As a result Jon, and his business partner Russ Rausch, have built a business with the goal of helping others.
Jon attended Kansas State University with a major in business finance and walked on the football team, 1997-01. He was twice selected as a First Team Academic All American. He was a second round draft pick to the New York Jets where he played 3 seasons. He then played for the Detroit Lions for two seasons before playing his final five seasons for the Kansas City Chiefs. Jon retired from the NFL in 2012 and received the Ed Block Courage Award. The award is presented annually to one player from each NFL team who, in the eyes of his own teammates is a source of inspiration and courage. Jon also completed NFL-sponsored business management and entrepreneurship programs at Harvard Business School and Wharton Business School. Jon has been actively involved as President of the Jon McGraw Foundation which supports various charitable causes. He is now a principal partner at Vision Pursue, a performance mindset training and technology company. Jon is married and has two children.
Note From Jay
Suzy's story has been all over the media again this fall with the release of her best seller Fast Girl. From ABC's 20/20 to Dr. Phil, her story is great for ratings and full of opportunities for interviewers to create 'Got Ya' moments. Her story is that of the 'girl next door' turned Olympian, turned prostitute.
The real story is not about her days as a high priced escort. The real story is about a woman who did all the right things until her mental illness sent her on another path that became a nightmare.
I am fortunate that due to my platform on ConquerWorry.org, I have been able to interview or connect with many high-profile people who struggle with their mental health. Suzy takes mental health advocacy to a new level as it would have been easier for her to just slide into history as a footnote and an interesting headline grabbing story. Instead, she lays all of her cards on the table with the goal of trying to help others who are struggling with their mental health. This is a story of mental resilience.
Suzy's Athletic Acomplishments
WNBA and NCAA basketball legend Chamique Holdsclaw comes on the ConquerWorry™ Podcast to discuss her battle with mental illness and her current advocacy efforts.
The New York premiere of Mind/Game: The Unquiet Journey of Chamique Holdsclaw is the Gold Coast Film Festival in Port Washington, Sat., Nov. 14 3:30pm. Chamique and film director Rick Goldsmith will be there for Q&A.
Go to goldcoastfilmfestival.org for more info.
For more about the film and DVDs, go to mindgamefilm.org.
Connect with Chamique:
• Lead the Univ of Tennessee Lady Vols to 3 consecutive NCAA Championships….including an undefeated season.
• 4x All American in college
• Finished her career at TN as the all time leading scorer & rebounder
• #1 Draft pick in 1999 by Washington
• WNBA Rookie of the year
• 6x WNBA All-Star
• 2x WNBA rebounding champion
• 2002 WNBA scoring champion
• A Sullivan Award wined
• 2x Naismith Award Winner
Video - Periscope Broadcast
Podcast - Audio Only
Tracy Shawn comes on the ConquerWorry(TM) Podcast to discuss how reading a novel could help someone struggling with anxiety.
Tracy is the author of 'Grace of Crows' which can be purchased by clicking the affiliate link below:
Tracy Shawn, M.A., lives and writes on the Central Coast of California. Her award-winning debut novel, The Grace of Crows, is about how an anxiety-ridden woman finds happiness through the most unexpected of ways — and characters. Click here for more information about Shawn, or click here to visit her author page on Facebook. Follow her on Twitter: @TracyShawn. The opinions expressed are her own.
Jennifer Marshall shares the story of her Bipolar diagnosis, having children, raising children and blogging about her journey. She discusses the challenges of the stigma of mental illness and the non-profit she founded called This Is My Brave, Inc.
Her blog www.bipolarmomlife.com was awarded Top Blogger status by Healthline in 2014 and 2015.
About Jennifer Marshall
From her website: 'Writing openly about living with mental illness inspired me to co-found a non-profit called This Is My Brave, Inc. which provides a platform for people to share their story live on stage through poetry, music and essay.'
Diana Nightingale comes on the podcast to discuss the work her and her late husband Earl Nightingale started. Earl Nightingale is the dean of personal development as he founded the field with his weekly radio shows and other works. Diana discusses how she has persevered after Earl's death and built the mental resilience that necessary to continue their work.
Did you know Diana has packaged the best of Earl's work in The Nightingale Library?
If you are interested in ordering this complete collection CLICK HERE.
From Diana's Website (www.diananightingale.com)
Nightingale - a name, like that of a torch burning brightly in the night, has for more than 60-years, shown brightly on the path that leads to the successes of life!
While, Diana Nightingale is widely recognized as the widow of, Earl Nightingale, Diana, has been presenting her own messages to audiences for more than 30-years. She is an author, a Life Coach Mentor, a speaker, a retreat and seminar leader, speaking to audiences across the US and overseas.
Diana, brings new life to the time-tested Nightingale messages and shows how to make them "work" in today's ever-changing world. Even during the bleakest of times, she is quick to enforce the age-old truth that "we become what we think about".
Winston Churchill was one of the greatest leaders of the 20th century. He led Britain through its darkest hour and helped the west defeat nazi Germany.
He also struggled with his mental health as he battled the 'Black Dog' of depression. This short podcast outlines what I believe to be his five keys to mental resilience.
If you like the podcast, please leave a review in iTunes and subscribe on YouTube.
This a story of DELIBERATE PERSEVERANCE.
It is a story of a man was born in 1937. He was small in stature, struggled with a lisp which naturally lead to low self-esteem in the young man.
His father never made it past the third-grade. Nobody in his family had ever attended college. Against the opinions of most around him, the boy went to college and became a leader in his field despite many obstacles. In 1966, at the age of 28, this man was married, out of work, And his wife was expecting their third child.
His process and deliberate perseverance has become both legend and a great model for anyone who is struggling with their mental health.
This 5 minute podcast outlines his story and process for deliberate perseverance.
Olympian Suzy Favor Hamilton - From Fame to Prostitution to Advocacy
Hall of Fame Basketball Star Chamique Holdsclaw on Mental Resilience
Diana Nightingale on her husband Earl Nightingale's Principles for Mental Health Success
JoAnn Buttaro on Date Rape & PTSD Survival
Story: Its Never Too Late
Gabe Howard on BiPolar Advocacy
Phil Fulmer on Teen Suicide
Prison, Bipolar and Mania with Andy Behrman
Columbia Univeristy's Dr. Rynn on OCD