The Carleena Show
12: Max Baldwin: Overcoming Polio: Journey to the Australian Olympic Team
In 1956, Max Baldwin made history as the first person with a disability to compete on an Australian Olympic Team. At 91-years old, Max sits across from me via Skype and recounts his incredible journey—from contracting polio as a baby and loosing use of one leg—to competing in the Olympics in his 20s and becoming the first Australian to 3-track ski. There is much wisdom, humility, and humor in this man’s incredible story. At the end of the episode, Max’s son, Matt, joins me and we discuss the...
11: Veronica Slack: Addiction Recovery, Motherhood & A Message of Hope
Veronica Slack is the author of a recovery journal series, mother, and an active member of a 12-step recovery program. During our conversation, Veronica talks about the events that led her down a dangerous path of addiction she didn’t think she could escape. But after several tries, she did escape and every cell of her being propelled her on a path to help others quit their addiction and find the support they need. "I had no idea what was on the other side of those doors. I had never made it...
Episode 10: Rayna DuBose: “Without struggle there is no progress!”
In 2002, Rayna DuBose was a star athlete on Virginia Tech Women’s Basketball team when she was diagnosed with a rare bacterial infection and lost her four limbs. In today’s episode, Rayna recounts her journey and discusses the mentors who encouraged her to get back in the game and share her inspirational story with others. Rayna has been recognized with many prestigious awards in sports and has appeared in several national news outlets. Among them: HBO Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel, CBS...
Episode 9: Dameon Berry: Army Veteran & Working Dog Trainer
Dameon Berry is a US Army veteran, husband, father, and owner of East Tennessee K9, located just north of Knoxville, Tennessee. Since 2003, Dameon has trained working dogs for military and police forces; service dogs for veterans, children with special needs, and older adults; and search and rescue dogs to detect missing persons. His working dogs have been placed all over the world and have helped save and protect lives. In today’s episode, Dameon recounts the journey that led him to start...
Episode 8: Shannon Gilmore: TBI Does Not Define This Writer
When Shannon Gilmore was 15 years old, a tangle of arteries burst inside her skull and she was put in a medically induced coma for 3.5 weeks. Ten years after her brain bleed, she completed an MFA in Nonfiction and a thesis manuscript that is the beginning of her memoir. In our conversation today, we talk about the journey of who Shannon was before her brain trauma, who she was in the initial recovery, and who she is now. "I think everybody has a story that matters, but you have to figure out...
Episode 7: Bridget Frank: The Unidentified Empath In Love
Bridget Frank hosts and produces the Interviews with Exes podcast based out of Toronto. In today’s discussion, Bridget tells us why she went on a journey to interview all of her exes. She talks about depression, anxiety, being an empath, and how those three attributes, when left unmanaged, have impacted past relationships. We talk about insights Bridget has gained in the process, and the plans she has for protecting herself, and her creative ambitions in future relationships. If you are an...
Episode 6: July 16th: Chattanooga Tennessee
July 16, 2015 a gunman killed five servicemen at a Navy and Marine Corps reserve unit in Chattanooga Tennessee. I was a mile away at work and witnessed the city go on lockdown as 'active shooter situation' and 'no-fly zone' announcements appeared on the news. Although I didn't know those men, their lives and that incident impacted me in ways I couldn't have imagined. One year later, July 16, 2016 I met a Marine veteran of the Iraq war and our conversations and interactions over the next...
Episode 5: Benjamin David: From Maximum Security To Youth Mentor And Entrepreneur
My guest, Benjamin David (https://ourherowithin.com/) was sent to maximum security prison shortly after his 18th birthday. 14 years later, he sat across from me via Skype and told me he had needed it. He's not the same man today and only wishes his mom could have seen his transformation. Today, Benjamin is an author, youth mentor, and fitness entrepreneur. The Carleena Show Podcast | https://carleena.net/podcast/ | Ordinary People Share Their Hero’s Journey | Hosted and Produced by Carleena...
Episode 4: Listener Comments, Q+A, Preview of Upcoming Guests
The Carleena Show is one month old! Today I read listener comments, answer questions from the mail bag, and preview upcoming guests. The Carleena Show Podcast | https://carleena.net/podcast/ | Ordinary People Share Their Hero’s Journey | Hosted and Produced by Carleena Angwin | Video Editing and Graphic Design by http://stevenllorca.com/
Episode 3: Jennifer Silver: The Journey Of A Young Artist
Today's guest moved from her small town in Ohio to downtown Atlanta to pursue her dream of directing and writing. She talks about the journey of discovering her passion at a young age and working diligently towards that goal ever since. But pursuing an artistic dream comes with its challenges. Jen unpacks those challenges with insight and humor. [14:10] "Creating art that speaks to people is an incredibly unique opportunity. I’ve been pursing that very diligently, much to my own dismay....
Episode 2: Stephanie Jones: Trauma Survivor and Wounded Healer
As a trauma survivor and wounded healer, our guest Stephanie Jones personally understands the mind-body-spirit journey of trauma recovery, and she firmly believes that healing from trauma is possible [1:20]: What is a Wounded Healer? [2:00]: Stephanie takes us back and tells us her hero's journey [17:55]: “The bridge between yoga and counseling for me is trauma. I identify as a trauma survivor." [21:00]: What brings people to a Trauma Sensitive Yoga workshop? [33:00]: How do you use the...
Episode 1: Tom Bodkin: "People in recovery are valiant warriors."
Tom Bodkin went from former addict in a high stress career to Ironman triathlon finisher in addiction recovery. He is a US Army veteran, former forensic anthropologist for a medical examiner office, and former adjunct professor of anthropology at four year university. Tom talks about his journey from recovery to completing the 70.3 Ironman. We talk about the ten years he has spent sponsoring people in Narcotics Anonymous, the sponsor/sponsee relationship, what families should do if a loved...
The Journey of Launching a Podcast - From Conceptualization to a Live Episode
Learn the technical components of setting up a podcast. Choose the right show name, thumbnail, theme, podcast hosting site. How do you link your podcast hosting site to podcast apps such as iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify, Google Play? Which hosting site is the best? I like Fireside.fm. Connect social media accounts, join podcast support groups on Facebook. I mention some things I like about launching a podcast and some things I don't. I answer questions from the mail bag and give shout outs to...
Host Carleena Angwin provides an overview of The Carleena Show and the types of stories we hope to share with you. The hero's journey lives within all of us. By overcoming a great challenge, leaving the known for the unknown, starting a new business, reexamining life after a loss, taking that first step to recovery, a hero is on their way to transformation. Listening to someone else's story is often the first twinkle of inspiration to get started. Join Carleena as she talks to everyday...