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Navigating life with 80% fluency. This is my life with all its trials and tribulations as a person who stutters. I believe in the power of positivity and I use it in my daily struggles with stuttering. I fight every day with fluency but I win that fight EVERY SINGLE DAY. As a husband, a father, a USAF Gulf War Veteran, and as an entrepreneur, I use many tools in my tool belt to become successful in all my endeavors. My goal is to share my journey so that others can see it is possible to be confident, determined, and live a life of positivity. If you are a PWS, you are not alone!

Navigating life with 80% fluency. This is my life with all its trials and tribulations as a person who stutters. I believe in the power of positivity and I use it in my daily struggles with stuttering. I fight every day with fluency but I win that fight EVERY SINGLE DAY. As a husband, a father, a USAF Gulf War Veteran, and as an entrepreneur, I use many tools in my tool belt to become successful in all my endeavors. My goal is to share my journey so that others can see it is possible to be confident, determined, and live a life of positivity. If you are a PWS, you are not alone!
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Navigating life with 80% fluency. This is my life with all its trials and tribulations as a person who stutters. I believe in the power of positivity and I use it in my daily struggles with stuttering. I fight every day with fluency but I win that fight EVERY SINGLE DAY. As a husband, a father, a USAF Gulf War Veteran, and as an entrepreneur, I use many tools in my tool belt to become successful in all my endeavors. My goal is to share my journey so that others can see it is possible to be confident, determined, and live a life of positivity. If you are a PWS, you are not alone!

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English

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Episodes

The Hang Up

9/8/2019
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If you are a person who stutters then I know this has happened to you. When you are dialing a number and get ready to speak but nothing comes out and the other caller makes a rude remark (in my case) and hangs up on you it can be very devastating. The after effects usually, in my case, resulted in falling back into my dark place for a while until I recovered. I have learned that you have to keep moving forward and keep making those phone calls. I learned to embrace my stutter and not fight...

Duration:00:10:45

Happy 1st Anniversary MSL !

8/26/2019
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What a year this has been for me. I would like to thank my guests for their inspirational stories and my supporters for your amazing emails of encouragement. I look forward to Season 2 of MSL podcast filled with more inspirational guests and episodes to let other PWS know that you are not alone and that we are in this together. I believe that there is healing in sharing so let's kick off Season 2 with a BANG. Thank you to the Guru Warrior, David Hooper, Nicki Price, Michelenino, Maria...

Duration:00:09:08

It Really Does Work !

8/18/2019
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When you put your positive thoughts and energy out in the universe, you can create your own reality. During my years of personal development, I read many great books by Mel Robbins, Tony Robbins, John Maxwell, Les Brown and many others that helped me realize that I have the power to change my life for the better. CALL TO ACTION: I want for you to let me know via email or Anchor voice message if this has changed your life. I want to know if you have had a daily win. With your approval, I...

Duration:00:15:25

The Card You Need

8/6/2019
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It is true that we learn something new everyday and today is no different. I came across a great tool to use if you are ever pulled over by the police, asked a question or to just educate people what what stuttering is. This helpful tool looks like a business card but on the front of this card states, "I am a person who stutters". The card explains what Stuttering is so that we can erase the stigma that is associated with this condition. I wish this was around when I was pulled over by the...

Duration:00:07:28

Matice

7/6/2019
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Today's featured guest is Matice Ahnjamine. Matice is a published author of first her book titled: The Product of My Selfishness: The Stutter and the Story. As someone who stutters, Matice wanted to encourage and educate stutterers and non-stutterers alike about the challenges people who stutter face. Keeping with that same mission, she started a YouTube channel in July 2017 that focuses on how she and others can live their best life with a stutter. Through YouTube, she has a platform that...

Duration:00:39:29

Jason Curtis

6/26/2019
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Today’s podcast has a special guest, Jason Curtis. Mr. Curtis has been involved with horses and horse shows for the majority of his life. For many years he had operated Oakridge Farms, a breeding & boarding operation in Florida, but decided to pursue his dream of becoming a full-time horse show announcer. He started announcing at a local horse show when he was asked to fill in for the regular announcer. The rest as they say is history, today he announces shows nationwide. In addition to...

Duration:01:23:14

Vince Vawter

5/31/2019
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Today's podcast has a special guest, Vince Vawter. Mr. Vawter retired after a 40-year career in newspapers, most recently as the president and publisher of the Evansville (Ind.) Courier & Press. Mr. Vawter is a published author of two books and his debut novel, PAPERBOY, received a Newbery Honor award in 2014. The story is based on his real-life experience growing up in the 1950s as a person who stutters. We discuss the origins of his stutter, his family history, speech therapy, and his...

Duration:00:39:35

Talking To The Man In The Mirror

5/27/2019
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Over my 43+ years of stuttering, I've learned many techniques to help with my fluency. One of those techniques is talking in front of the mirror. In this technique, I am cognizant of my facial expressions and through practice, I can improve my overall delivery. I have practiced in front of the mirror from 30 mins to over an hour for days because you've heard the old saying, "Practice makes perfect". If you have used this technique, please let me know by clicking the link at the bottom of...

Duration:00:06:27

Strike 1, Strike 2, Strike 3

4/27/2019
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This episode is not about sports but more about job interviews. If you are a PWS (person who stutters) or even a non-stutterer, we've all had those job interviews that were less than favorable. In my experience, every job interview that I have crashed & burned, I learned from and applied that knowledge to the next interview. My motto is that I'm going to fail myself to success. Check out this episode on the little secret that they don't tell you about regarding job interviews.

Duration:00:12:10

Vampire Crabs

4/21/2019
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Are you aware of the people around you? I'm talking those individuals in your inner circle who are negative and drain your energy on a daily basis. Plus, those people around you who don't want for you to succeed and they keep you at their level because it's where their comfort level is. I call these two groups: Vampires & Crabs In a Bucket. If you surround yourself with positive people and let go of those Vampires and Crabs In A Bucket, you will see a definete change in your outlook. As a...

Duration:00:09:15

Rama Siva

4/19/2019
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Today's podcast has a special guest, Rama Siva, who lives in the UK and has worked at the Prime Minister's Office in London, serving Tony Blair and Gordon Brown. We discuss the origins of his stutter, his family history, speech therapy, energy vampires, and his advice for parents and teachers. Mr. Siva is an inspiration to stutterers and non-stutterers stating that the key to success is believing in yourself and having confidence. For more information on Rama Siva, you can reach him on all...

Duration:01:05:12

Coping With Daily Struggles

4/10/2019
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We are all dealing with our own personal struggles on a daily basis. You know my daily struggle is fluency and my special guest, Thomas Kenyon, explains his daily struggle with his thought processes. We discuss his speech therapy in school, his coping strategies, and his successful podcast on Apple Itunes. This podcast has many long pauses which will illustrate the struggle that my guest experiences on a daily basis. For more information on Thomas Kenyon, his website is www.thomaskenyon.com

Duration:00:44:39

Hugo Torres

4/6/2019
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Today's podcast has a special guest, Hugo Torres, who is a freelance writer and a podcaster practicing in Civic Virtue. We discuss our challenges in language and communication plus we dive into other topics such as the military, education and stereotypes. For more information on Hugo Torres, you can find him on Twitter (@Hugoposts), Instagram (@HugoTorres), his blog (hugotorres.com/blog), and his podcast (anchor.fm/hugotorres).

Duration:00:48:49

Stuttering & Dating

3/24/2019
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This is another conversation with Roy as we delve into the topic of stuttering and dating. We share our personal experiences on this topic as we discuss our adventures.

Duration:00:35:13

A Parent's Perspective On Stuttering

3/19/2019
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My featured guest is Carolyn Doucette who gives us the parent's perspective on stuttering. In this podcast interview, she discusses her thoughts on her son's stutter, family history, speech therapy and advice for parents and teachers. This was truly an informative and inspirational interview that will illustrate the support that is needed for anyone who stutters. Thank you Carolyn for sharing your story with us and we will definitely continue the conversation.

Duration:00:52:47

LeRon Barton

3/6/2019
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Today's podcast has a special guest, LeRon Barton, who is a writer, author, and Tedx speaker who is also a person who stutters. We discuss the origins of his stutter, his family history, speech therapy, and his advice for parents and teachers. Mr. Barton's positivity, courage and tenacity is a true inspiration to people who stutter and non stutterers. For more information on LeRon Barton, his website is www.leronbarton.com , twitter.com/MainlineLeRon, www.instagram.com/leronlbarton and...

Duration:00:43:28

Stuttering & Network Marketing

2/22/2019
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Today's podcast has a special guest, Joni Glaze, who is an entrepreneur and a fellow network marketer. As a person who stutters, I would not have imagined that I would be in network marketing given the stories from people in the industry talking about getting in front of people and giving presentations. Listen to how network marketing and personal development opened my eyes to amazing possibilities that I thought would never happen to me. I would like to thank Joni Glaze for her time and we...

Duration:00:36:03

Evan Sherman, SLP

2/20/2019
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Today's podcast has a special guest, Evan Sherman, who is a person who stutters and is also a licensed Speech Language Pathologist. We discuss the origins of his stutter, family history, speech therapy, advice for parents/teacher and his successful practice as a SLP. For more information on Evan Sherman, visit his website: www.progressionspeechtherapy.com. I would like to thank Mr. Evan Sherman for his time and we will be speaking again as I have many more questions.

Duration:01:20:31

Stuttering & S-G-A

2/2/2019
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As a person who stutters, I've experienced shame, guilt and constantly apologizing for my stutter. This is my journey and I want to share it with you because if you are a PWS, you are not alone. You've experienced this and maybe have no one to talk to about your experiences. Well, let's help one another and navigate through this life with tenacity and positivity.

Duration:00:23:43

Stuttering & Tools

1/13/2019
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As a person who stutters, the two tools that have been instrumental in my speech journey have been hypnosis and diaphragmatic breathing. You know that when you have a block, your entire body is tensed and it may be that way for a quite a while. Hypnosis taught me how to breathe into relaxation so that I can use this technique in my daily regimen. Also, diaphragmatic breathing has taught to me while in my 20s and it has proven effective in beginning my sentences on the exhale with 100%...

Duration:00:12:19