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Kathy De La Torre of The Inspire Café Podcast hosts guests who share their inspiring stories of how they overcame adversity yet successfully ended with a positive outcome in spite of all of their challenges. We all suffer from obstacles and setbacks, but it’s a particular mindset to not only face those challenges but to actually be in a better place afterward where they can now share their stories and help others, too. Discover how these remarkable individuals turned their challenges into triumphs and share with you their motivational tips, their own personal development strategies, and even words of encouragement so you can triumph over your challenges, too.

Kathy De La Torre of The Inspire Café Podcast hosts guests who share their inspiring stories of how they overcame adversity yet successfully ended with a positive outcome in spite of all of their challenges. We all suffer from obstacles and setbacks, but it’s a particular mindset to not only face those challenges but to actually be in a better place afterward where they can now share their stories and help others, too. Discover how these remarkable individuals turned their challenges into triumphs and share with you their motivational tips, their own personal development strategies, and even words of encouragement so you can triumph over your challenges, too.
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Kathy De La Torre of The Inspire Café Podcast hosts guests who share their inspiring stories of how they overcame adversity yet successfully ended with a positive outcome in spite of all of their challenges. We all suffer from obstacles and setbacks, but it’s a particular mindset to not only face those challenges but to actually be in a better place afterward where they can now share their stories and help others, too. Discover how these remarkable individuals turned their challenges into triumphs and share with you their motivational tips, their own personal development strategies, and even words of encouragement so you can triumph over your challenges, too.

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082: Tracey Maxfield: Why Escaping Depression Became a Gift

5/23/2019
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Tracey Maxfield suffered from severe depression. In her book, Escaping the Rabbit Hole: My Journey Through Depression, she describes how a ghost-like presence followed her, even whispered in her ear and told her all the ways she could do herself in. She called him DBS, or Death by Suicide. Tracey says it was a battle, but she won. It's a good thing because she was invited to speak to a group of middle school students about being an author but instead got questions about how they also can...

Duration:00:49:37

081: Martha Blessing: Why Illness is a Learned Experience and We Can Unlearn It

5/16/2019
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Martha Blessing has all sorts of titles, she's a former nurse, a speaker, intuitive life coach, healing mentor, spiritual teacher and author. And does Martha have a story to tell. At one point in her life, Martha had undergone three back surgeries, was in a wheelchair, had fibromyalgia, digestive problems and was suffering from severe pain. On a scale of 1-10, her pain reached a 12. Martha said western medicine and science wasn't helping. Then she tried an energetic healing session for the...

Duration:00:47:08

080: Barry Martin: Finding an Answer to a Prayer on a Basketball Court

5/9/2019
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Feeling lonely and depressed, 17-year-old Barry Martin prayed for help. And literally, within a couple of minutes, he found a sign. You see, Barry grew up having a tough childhood--he had an abusive father and an addicted and neglectful mom. At age 10 he was having to find odd jobs in the neighborhood in order to buy food and clothing for him and his little sister. And then in high school, he was recruited by his mom's convict boyfriend to do drug runs across state lines. Having barely...

Duration:00:42:46

079: Jeremy Roadruck: Why this Martial Arts Champion & Author Says his Childhood Abuse was a Gift

5/2/2019
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Today’s guest is Jeremy Roadruck. Jeremy has a list of accomplishments. He's a 6th Degree Black Belt who's won three U.S. National Kung Fu Championships, a Pan American Kung Fu Championship, multiple Grand Championships and he's started his own martial arts school. Plus, he's written a bestselling parenting book before he even had kids of his own. You'd say Jeremy has a lot of drive and is full of positivity, but it wasn't always that way. You see, for 20 years Jeremy buried the memories of...

Duration:00:45:27

078: Kirsty Salisbury: What a Near Death Experience (NDE) Taught Her and How She’s Now Inspiring Others to Design Their Life

4/25/2019
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Today, Kirsty Salisbury tells us in detail about her near death experience when she was just 12 years old. What’s even more fascinating is that Kirsty says that when she awakened, she inexplicably had the knowledge of the condition of her health and prognosis. She knew she was going to be okay despite doctors telling her she wasn’t. And with that knowledge, she also knew she alone had control of the success of her health and future. Today, Kirsty is teaching others that you don’t have to...

Duration:00:37:08

077: Abby Hanneman: How Positive Affirmations and a Boogie Board Helped Stop Her From Committing Suicide

4/18/2019
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Transformational coach Abby Hanneman tells herself that she can do more to help others who are suffering from suicidal thoughts. She should know; Abby’s attempted suicide at least four times and has the scars on her arms to prove it. But since she’s learned to change her daily affirmations from hating life to loving it, Abby says the silver lining in her suicide attempts is that she can now relate to and understand a bit about what others may be going through and help them. Today, Abby helps...

Duration:00:40:58

076: Why This Mom of 4 Says Accidentally Coming Out on Facebook was ‘The Best Mistake Ever’

4/11/2019
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Heather Vickery was living a seemingly idyllic life. She was married for over 10 years to her husband, they had three kids at the time, and everything seemed great. But then she discovered she was gay and she couldn’t hold it in anymore. In fact, she says it was harder to live with the status quo than to take the scary leap and come out to her family. Heather talks about how that eventually happened, which actually came by accident, and how she’s never been happier. Today, Heather is an...

Duration:00:37:33

075: Ruchi Singh: How This Domestic Violence Survivor is Inspiring Others to Own Their Life

4/4/2019
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Ruchi Singh recalls the day her husband told her he was going to kill her and he put a butcher’s knife to her throat. Thankfully, he didn’t keep his word. Although she left him, she essentially boiled her future into two options—to either become a bitter person or give meaning to her pain and create something that could help her and others. Today she is a mindset coach, a content creator and motivational speaker. She shows by example that there’s a way to own your own life by taking...

Duration:00:32:23

074: Seth Hymes: From Homeless Film School Graduate to Making his First Feature Film

3/28/2019
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Seth Hymes is an entrepreneur, author, and most recently a co-producer and co-writer of the feature film, Wally Got Wasted. He talks about what it was like growing up with an autoimmune disorder since he was seven and how he later was a disappointed film school graduate, disenchanted by how challenging it was to get a job in the film industry after graduation. He even ended up homeless for a short while, sleeping in his car. But then he had a couple of pivotal moments, including what he...

Duration:00:53:25

073: Brenda Adelman: Learning to Forgive the Unforgivable: "My Father Shot and Killed My Mother and Married my Mother's Sister"

3/21/2019
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Today we're talking with Brenda Adelman, who is an actress, director, coach, speaker, author and creator of the one-woman show, My Brooklyn Hamlet. Having performed her show to over 12,000 people, she tells the tragic story about her family; her father murdered her mother and then remarried her mother's sister. Brenda explains how she initially kept that story hidden inside because of the shame she felt. She struggled with grief, loss, anger, and depression. Then something happened... She...

Duration:01:01:23

072: Tom McElroy: How this Survivalist Learned to Resist Living the Norm

3/14/2019
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Today we're talking with Tom McElroy, the other survivalist trainer I met while I was in Tonga. Tom is the founder of Wild Survival. He also teaches primitive survival skills and takes groups out to amazing places like St. Croix and Tonga. And here, he talks about what got him to this point. Tom grew up in a well-to-do town where most of his high school classmates were expected to attend ivy league universities. But, Tom dreamed of escaping the traditional path to living an unconventional...

Duration:00:42:49

071: Tom Williams: Escaping the Rat Race to Find Happiness in Hosting Survivalist Expeditions

3/7/2019
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I recently just got back from a trip where I met two gentlemen in Tonga. They actually were there for on assignment for work and I was intrigued to learn more. They were hosting an expedition to a group of people to teach primitive survival skills and how to live on a deserted island on their own. Interestingly, both of the men are named Tom and each has their own unique story of overcoming adversity. This week, we're starting off with Tom Williams, who actually did his interview the last...

Duration:00:33:01

070: Valerie Silveira: How This Mother Turned her Daughter's Murder into a Passion to Help Others

2/28/2019
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On August 28, 2016, Valerie Silveira had a parent’s worst nightmare come true—a knock on the door with the news that her 30-year-old daughter, Jamie, was murdered. She evidently was shot multiple times in the chest at close range. And to this day, the case is still unsolved. Valerie tells the story of how years earlier her intelligent, happy and outgoing teenaged daughter with a promising future suddenly changed when she started hanging around with “the guy.” She said Jamie’s life had spun...

Duration:01:05:00

069: Bill Monroe: Life After a Stroke and Why He Feels Lucky

2/21/2019
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In June 2017, at the age of 46, Bill Monroe suffered a stroke and lost the use of the limbs on his left side. He talks about what was going through his mind when he got his diagnosis, and how he managed to begin his recovery. He says there are a lot of outdated beliefs and misinformation about strokes, one of which is that it’s impossible to recover at all from them. But since he had his, Bill has regained his speech and learned how to walk again. In fact, he’s so optimistic about his...

Duration:00:46:49

068: Phillip Andrew: Why This Emmy-Nominated TV Producer Says, “Vulnerability Saved My Life”

2/14/2019
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Phillip Andrew is an Emmy-nominated TV Producer, Writer, Media and Life Coach. He’s also a Speaker, who talks at rehabs, jails, colleges and high schools. In this interview, Phillip shares his story of how he began abusing alcohol at an early age. Actually, he started drinking when he was 11. Things got worse when his mother died just before he turned 16. Although he was really great at keeping up appearances, he felt broken inside. It wasn’t until he got arrested for a DUI that he had an...

Duration:00:44:53

067: Lee Rowley: Keeping his Daughter's Legacy Alive--Just Be

2/7/2019
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Today’s guest is Lee Rowley—entrepreneur, Copybrander, coach, author, mentor and now co-host of the podcast, Copy That Speaks. Lee is a highly sought-after copybrander. He describes what he does as helping brandpreneurs craft authentic, connection-focused marketing copy to attract their best clients. Here, he shares his personal story of how six years ago he and his wife lost their only child, 10-year-old Aria, to a rare genetic disorder. He talks about how his daughter’s death shattered his...

Duration:00:48:10

066: Yazmin Salazar: The Girl Who Can’t Smell; Living with Anosmia

2/1/2019
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Yazmin Salazar has Congenital Anosmia. That is, she’s missing one of the basic human senses. She was born with the inability to smell. She says when she initially tells people of her condition, they tend to either discount her or dismiss her. But, living with the inability to smell comes with daily stresses, anxieties and even dangers. She talks about how she used to keep it secret, but now she’s on a mission to use a little humor to spread awareness about this invisible disability and...

Duration:00:39:11

065: Donnie Boivin: How This Marine Veteran Went From Working For Someone Else’s Dream to Helping Others Build up Their Own

1/24/2019
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Today we’re talking with Donnie Boivin. Donnie’s an entrepreneur, podcaster, author and a veteran. He served as a Marine, and he talks about how bootcamp normally took 13 weeks, but for him, it took six months. He explains why and how that experience has helped shape the rest of his life. He also explains how at 40 he decided he had enough working for someone else’s dream and ventured out to start his own business. But that wasn’t what he expected, business was failing, and he got to the...

Duration:00:54:25

064: Contessa Louise Cooper: How a Mother of an Autistic Child Made Ends Meet by Becoming a Stripper and Now is an Autism Advocate and Author

1/17/2019
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Today’s guest is Contessa Louise Cooper, author of Mad At The World: How To Move On And Find Peace When You're A Special Needs Parent. She talks about how at 16 she got pregnant. A few years later, doctors told her that her son was mentally retarded and suggested he be institutionalized. It wasn’t until years later that her son was diagnosed as autistic. She talks about how challenging it was not only getting day care and keeping her son in school, but also she couldn’t keep a day job...

Duration:00:39:28

063: Dr. Cathleen Gerenger: How This Refugee Became a Doctor Who Teaches Patients to Heal Their Bodies From the Inside Out

1/10/2019
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Today our guest is Dr. Cathleen Gerenger. Cathleen came from a family of 13 children, all of who risked their lives to travel for weeks on a dangerously overcrowded boat. They were fleeing their home in Vietnam from the aftermath of the war and her parents decided to split up the children in small groups to travel just in case the worst would happen—otherwise a sinking boat could lose the whole family at once. So Cathleen, her 19-year-old sister and 14-year-old brother were in the first...

Duration:00:36:02