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Lost a dear friend to suicide at 16, did not know what a lesson it would become. Now, at 66, I continue to appreciate the Best/Worst GiftfromAndrea.com that keeps me living! I have learned that sharing your story can be a way to lighten your burden. My guests all have a story. Come listen in, it may be similar to your own story. You may find a helping of hope for you or someone who matters to you. In Season Two we branch out to cover mental health, depression, anxiety and all the myriad bits that make life as we know it.. challenging, some days more than others. Now in Season 3 with much gratitude... I believe in a #gratitudeattitude even on my bad days. I aim to improve 1% and that goal can be the difference in your today. Life is complicated. It can at times, be more than we can bear. Have you lost someone, or perhaps you have teetered on the edge… and are still hanging on… Join me as I talk to others with similar stories. When you share your story, your burden is lightened. That is my hope for you. Join me as we share the tips, tweaks and other bits that keep us here. Alive. Join me to learn to laugh at yourself. It's the most important tool to have to keep you going. When you mess up, when it all seems too much. it’s time for a #Failabration #KeepBreathing and make the best of your today, every day! No matter what happens... #ChooseLife AND Work on your #gratitudeattitude. #LiveInTheMoment it's the only thing we really have. #KeepBreathing

Lost a dear friend to suicide at 16, did not know what a lesson it would become. Now, at 66, I continue to appreciate the Best/Worst GiftfromAndrea.com that keeps me living! I have learned that sharing your story can be a way to lighten your burden. My guests all have a story. Come listen in, it may be similar to your own story. You may find a helping of hope for you or someone who matters to you. In Season Two we branch out to cover mental health, depression, anxiety and all the myriad bits that make life as we know it.. challenging, some days more than others. Now in Season 3 with much gratitude... I believe in a #gratitudeattitude even on my bad days. I aim to improve 1% and that goal can be the difference in your today. Life is complicated. It can at times, be more than we can bear. Have you lost someone, or perhaps you have teetered on the edge… and are still hanging on… Join me as I talk to others with similar stories. When you share your story, your burden is lightened. That is my hope for you. Join me as we share the tips, tweaks and other bits that keep us here. Alive. Join me to learn to laugh at yourself. It's the most important tool to have to keep you going. When you mess up, when it all seems too much. it’s time for a #Failabration #KeepBreathing and make the best of your today, every day! No matter what happens... #ChooseLife AND Work on your #gratitudeattitude. #LiveInTheMoment it's the only thing we really have. #KeepBreathing

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Lost a dear friend to suicide at 16, did not know what a lesson it would become. Now, at 66, I continue to appreciate the Best/Worst GiftfromAndrea.com that keeps me living! I have learned that sharing your story can be a way to lighten your burden. My guests all have a story. Come listen in, it may be similar to your own story. You may find a helping of hope for you or someone who matters to you. In Season Two we branch out to cover mental health, depression, anxiety and all the myriad bits that make life as we know it.. challenging, some days more than others. Now in Season 3 with much gratitude... I believe in a #gratitudeattitude even on my bad days. I aim to improve 1% and that goal can be the difference in your today. Life is complicated. It can at times, be more than we can bear. Have you lost someone, or perhaps you have teetered on the edge… and are still hanging on… Join me as I talk to others with similar stories. When you share your story, your burden is lightened. That is my hope for you. Join me as we share the tips, tweaks and other bits that keep us here. Alive. Join me to learn to laugh at yourself. It's the most important tool to have to keep you going. When you mess up, when it all seems too much. it’s time for a #Failabration #KeepBreathing and make the best of your today, every day! No matter what happens... #ChooseLife AND Work on your #gratitudeattitude. #LiveInTheMoment it's the only thing we really have. #KeepBreathing

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Episodes

Finding the Root of Your Limiting Beliefs with Elaine

11/22/2022
This episode is about delving into my self-limiting beliefs and finally finding the root of a really huge one…Being locked away. I always thought you could get locked up for your weirdness or negative thoughts... I unravel the story of that belief and mourn the consequences of the actions of society back in the 60s and 70s. My friend Michel was one such casualty. In this episode I discuss the Rideau Regional Centre,known to me as the Rideau regional Hospital School: located in Smiths Falls,...

Duration:00:26:56

Lisa Sugarman Now in Nov 2022

11/15/2022
Lisa Sugarman is a mom, a parenting author, a nationally syndicated humor columnist, and a podcast host, creating content that helps empower parents, especially moms, by giving them permission to embrace their perfectly imperfectness. She’s also a survivor of suicide loss, losing her father at age ten, an advocate for suicide awareness & prevention, and a member and ally of the LGBTQIA+ community. Lisa writes the syndicated opinion column It Is What It Is and is the author of How To Raise...

Duration:00:55:54

Carling Middlestead Finally Living Authentically

10/25/2022
Carling is an event planner by trade, step mom to two kids, fur mom to five dogs, and aunty extraordinaire! Carling followed the straight agenda for most of her young life and accidentally married a man (possibly the worst one) before leaving and living life as her truly authentically gay self. Podcast: https://www.ididnotsignupforthis.ca/ https://www.instagram.com/ididnotsignupforthis.podcast

Duration:01:08:10

what is Your Go-to Emotion?

10/18/2022
I find that all of us have a single emotion which is our fall back. I realize this sounds odd but hear me out. In any given day one can run through the gamut of emotions. I find I seem to always gravitate to one emotion: NOT that the particular emotion actually fits the scenario it just seems to be the comfort zone of emotion. for many many years that emotion was anger. It wasn't always appropriate. in fact, probably most of the time, 'anger' was not the emotion that fir the scenario. It...

Duration:00:16:49

Michelle: "I Did Not Sign Up for This" Co-host, Mother Widow

9/27/2022
Michelle is a widowed mom of 5 living in Calgary, Alberta. Michelle was born in Ontario and moved to Alberta when she was 13 . Michelle studied professional cooking and worked in catering for many years; she then changed careers to banking. Michelle married her husband Anthony in 2008 and started their family. Michelle became a widow in 2019 when her husband died by suicide. Michelle is the co-host of the I Did Not Sign Up for This podcast available everywhere. Podcast:...

Duration:01:06:20

Physical Pain and Guilt: A Dangerous Combo

9/20/2022
The Anniversary of the first botched surgery that led me down a deep well of agony. Not only from the physical destruction and damage, more devastating was the emotional pain of the people i loved, my family, on this torturous rollercoaster of will she or wont she survive... No one could know that this, part one, was simply the foist in a long line of mistakes, that ultimately took the next two decades of our lives and in the end still affects my day to day living... Andrea 'gift' has come...

Duration:00:26:16

Lois Hollis Shame-Guilt: one of the most forbidden subjects.

9/6/2022
Lois Hollis, RN, BSN. REV. shifts our opinion on one of the most forbidden subjects, shame and guilt. Her passion is to show the way to self-love by releasing shame guilt (not shame and guilt.) Shame and guilt reinforce each other to produce negative emotions such as anger, depression, anxiety, addictions, traumas, etc. They infiltrate our emotions with stealth precision that causes our struggles from low confidence to suicide. Depression, anxiety, 30 years of migraine headaches, and pain...

Duration:00:36:14

Dame Amanda O'Reilly The Story of Worthy Wands

8/30/2022
Lifestyle Entrepreneur, Dame ( yup! she was Knighted), and the Creator of Worthy Wands, Amanda is the definition of confidence and empowerment. It took her realizing with deep inner work, that she didn’t feel worthy or enough in her own life, despite building multiple 7 figure businesses. Addicted to the DO of life because that’s how she validated her worth, she had to learn to reprogram her unconscious beliefs about herself and learn to BE. In doing so she created Worthy Wands. A...

Duration:00:54:46

Suicide Prevention With Fiduciary Advisor Lawrence ‘Larry’ D Sprung CFP®

8/9/2022
Lawrence “Larry” Sprung, CFP®, is the founder and wealth advisor at Mitlin Financial, Inc. Larry is also the host of the Mitlin Money Mindset™ a podcast that’s all about getting your mind right when it comes to all things money. One of Larry’s greatest passions is raising awareness for mental health. He spent over 12 years serving on the National Board of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) and sits on its financial and investment committees. As a fiduciary advisor, he...

Duration:00:33:27

Let's Talk Stats and ...

4/26/2022
A simple chat from Elaine, a look at the stats in Canada and a few suggestions and observations from where she's at... https://www.crisisservicescanada.ca/en/

Duration:00:27:33

Cid Fernandez Suicide Attempt Survivor

3/15/2022
Originally from Miami, FL1stgeneration Cuban-AmericanMother born in CubaAthlete and high school social butterflyHusband to GabyMarried at 19 yrs oldFather to 2 teenagersBrianna 14Caiden 13Cecilia – Coming in AugJoined Marines Corps in 2004 (18 yrs old)Deployed to East AsiaElectrician on helicoptersJoined Air Force in 2012Flight EngineerDeployed to Middle East in 14’Flew over 18 missions to AfghanistanSpent over 12 years in AeronauticsTraveled to 23 countriesFluent in 3...

Duration:01:06:53

Michelle Cleveland Resilience & Resolve in the Face of the Unthinkable

3/8/2022
Michelle Cleveland Resilience & Resolve in the Face of the Unthinkable Suicide within the Family NTC Lifeworks was born out of a desire to help others benefit from what Michelle learned about resilience through adversity. In honor of Nicholas and Thomas her sons whom she lost to suicide. Born in Prague, but raised in the USA I grew up in two vastly different cultures. I married my college sweetheart, an Army officer, and began moving all over the US as well as a tour in Germany. Living in...

Duration:00:37:03

Frank King Mental Health Comedian Suicide Prevention

3/1/2022
Frank King believes "You can make a difference. You can save a life. I can show you how." In 2016 Frank King began coaching potential TEDx Talkers, when a number of his speaker coaching clients approached him and asked if he would coach them on scoring a TEDx Talk opportunity. Since then, those half-dozen clients have all done their first TEDx Talk, one of those is scheduled to do her second early in 2019, and four of them are also in the second round of auditions for DukeTEDx! Frank King...

Duration:00:25:34

SZF Debbie Hampton from Suicide to the Best Brain Possible

2/22/2022
After taking care of my brother as he wasted away and died from AIDs, the end of my 18-year marriage to my high school sweetheart in an ugly parting that made Divorce Court look civil, and years of wrong turns, things not working out, and being flat-out disappointed with life, I tried to kill myself in June of 2007, by swallowing over 90 pills, mostly brain drugs. Because I wasn’t found in time, the drugs went all the way through my system wreaking destruction. After a week in a coma, I woke...

Duration:00:51:12

Multiple Suicide Survivor- Now Thriver Herbie Mack

2/15/2022
Herbie Mack is a multi-time suicide survivor, which led him to become a suicide prevention speaker. Herbie is also a mental health first aider, QPR gateKeeper, and the Just Believe Podcast host. The Just Believe Podcast gives insight into how people overcome their mental health challenges, seek professional help & provide alternative ways to tackle anxiety and depression. Social Media Links Instagram @hbmack Twitter @Hbmack Facebook Herbie Mack Suicide Prevention Speaker

Duration:00:35:36

Ottawa Under Siege What about Mental Health?

2/7/2022
On day 11, Elaine discusses the effect the seige/occupation is having on peoples mental health here in Ottawa, the Capital of Canada with guest Sue Quinn, Photographer, Artist Mother of 5 grandmother of 9 and great grandson due anyday now.

Duration:00:24:10

The Lesson Learned

1/21/2022
I've always been the 'Fixer' the 'one who gets it done' in the family, often within my other groups as well. There are things we are not meant to fix. Learning that lesson can be difficult. The universe sometimes teaches with painful incidents in nature. Humans, I believe, are the only animal that often needs to repeat the lesson before we learn. Humbling to say the least.

Duration:00:27:22

Ted Warren Jazz Drummer About His Sister

1/21/2022
Ted Warren has a solid reputation as a musical, versatile drummer. Join me as we talk about his sister who died by suicide. In fact, Ted Warren is one of Canada’s great drummers, along with fronting his own group Ted’s Warren Commission. Throughout the pandemic, Warren has been keeping musically active by performing solo drum concerts live on Facebook. He is an active member of Canada’s jazz scene and has been recognized with Jazz Report’s Drummer of the Year award. He is also a...

Duration:00:36:04

Suicide Zen Forgiveness Returns

1/21/2022
On the 27th of October 2021 we made the difficult choice to say good bye to my only sister, Carolyn. We have been on hiatus since. Now I talk about my sister and the accident that took her from us... Feeling powerless and unable to move forward. I went into stasis...

Duration:00:24:36

Chris Michel shares his story

10/12/2021
Coach Chris Michel joined Elaine to share his story about his younger brothers suicide and Coach Chris' tribute golf outing to his brother's legacy. Chris told elaine, "The golf outing is called the Stryker Liker Open and was held on Oct 1, 2021. We had over 28 foursomes show up and we were able to raise over $10k for the Stuff the Bus campaign that my brother was passionate about. We will have another one in the fall of 2022." Email: cmconsulting84@gmail.com Personal...

Duration:00:29:58