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Featuring true transformative stories and ideas. Transformative story episodes are presented by dreamers, adventurers, the notable, the ordinary and more. Idea episodes are brief episodes focused on intentional living, self-improvement and other transformative ideas you can incorporate in your life today. This is a True Story rotates between airing either transformative story or idea episodes. This is your home for true transformative stories and ideas.


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Featuring true transformative stories and ideas. Transformative story episodes are presented by dreamers, adventurers, the notable, the ordinary and more. Idea episodes are brief episodes focused on intentional living, self-improvement and other transformative ideas you can incorporate in your life today. This is a True Story rotates between airing either transformative story or idea episodes. This is your home for true transformative stories and ideas.




Rebranding This is a True Story Podcast

So I am rebranding This is a True Story Podcast. The past year I really loved sharing transformative stories and ideas. From the first story of finding love and near death in death valley to hiking the PCT, to discovering oneself by experimenting with plant medicine, silent meditation, solo travel and many more stories. All I loved equally and fully. I found a ton of happiness in publishing these stories. The podcast did rise fast with lots of support in the form of downloads and I am...


Programming Pause for This Week and First Week of Janua

I hope all of you are doing really well. We’re coming to almost a full year of sharing true and very transformative stories and also transformative ideas. I am really grateful for you, the listeners, and for the guests that have shared their amazing stories and sat with us afterwards to let us dig into their lives. This week and likely the first week of January we will have a pause in programming as I regroup for another year and prepare to release a few new projects. Don’t forget, this is...


The Healing Powers of Forest Bathing

Making an active effort to practice mindfulness in nature using what some call forest bathing has the potential to heal your life. Forest bathing arose from Japan with the purpose of mindfully reconnecting with nature and increasing mental and physical health. Listen to how forest bathing can transform your life. Support the show by using the link below to Buy Me A Coffee This is a True Story Podcast is found...


The Medicinal Power of Camping Alone - Scott Carnahan

What is the medicinal/healing power of camping alone and how can this practice help you? Today, Scott Carnahan presents his very true and transformative story of healing through the practice of camping alone and solo travel. He also talks about reclaiming spaces by building new memories. Scott Carnahan is a director, producer, artist, photographer, dreamer, roamer, writer, storyteller and more. Scott has an intensely impressive platform with deep writings and incredible images. I really...


What I Learned From Interviewing the Most Adaptive Individuals on Earth

I am about to share what the most adaptive individuals do in order reach their goals and better the world despite incredible adversity. The past six years I’ve interviewed hundreds (really likely much higher) of individuals that faced unimaginable adversities. Some have died. Some have lost a loved one. Some have lost the ability to move. Some have not only lost their health but at the same time have been abandoned by family and friends and thus forced to journey alone. Some have survived...


Opt Out and Reclaim Your Life

My schedule was full of responsibilities. I had a bunch of social commitments I didn’t want to attend. My email and home inboxes were full of stuff. I paid for a bunch of packages, but I really only used one service. In my quest to get after life, my list of goals kept growing and many weren’t essential. When acquaintances, non-profits or other entities asked for help I almost always said yes...and while all this was going on I was having health complications. My body was breaking down and I...


Failed Kidney Transplant Propels Donor Athlete to Dig Deeper - Kim Constantinesco

Kim Constantinesco is a competitive big mountain snowboarder, adventurer and author. She spent much of her life making the world a little brighter with her writings. Kim went through the extensive and difficult process of donating her kidney to a stranger and the kidney didn’t survive. Despite this massive setback, Kim pushed forward on a mission to find a new donor, advocate for living kidney donation and also begin her own healing process. Today, she presents this very true and...


Letting Go of Sentimental Items

How do you let go of sentimental items? My grandmother was in many ways my closest friend and when she died it was difficult to move forward. After her passing, I sat in her home, reliving memories and preparing to go through all the stuff she owned. I couldn't fully process donating all of her stuff. How do you donate all this stuff she worked hard for and valued so much? I had a problem. I needed to figure out how to let go of sentimental items. In this episode you will hear three specific...


Achieving Balance - Andre Le Brocquy

This is a story about a wake up call. Andre Le Brocquy witnessed his father work incredibly hard for his family, but by working so hard, his father sacrificed his health. Hear how Andre responds. I believe this story will really hit for those looking to achieve work/life balance. Andre Le Brocquy is a speaker, voice artist, coach and more...but most of all he is a family man. Today he presents his transformative story of turning his attention from his career and instead towards helping...


Idea: Essentialism, Doing More With Less

Have you experienced days, weeks or even longer of feeling completely overwhelmed by the stuff you need to do? Have you said yes to doing something and later regretted it? Are you missing out on the things you want to do because of other obligations? If so, then maybe the idea of essentialism is for you. The reality is...if you don’t prioritize your life then someone else will prioritize it for you. Find Colin Wright presenting “This is It”...


Rejecting Wealth to Pursue Something More - Colin Wright

Why would someone turn their back on guaranteed huge financial success and instead pursue a life of minimalism, content creation and full-time travel? Would you take the money or rather move towards an unconventional lifestyle? Today, the very notable Colin Wright presents his very true and transformative story regarding the experiences that led him to move away from a career of financial wealth and instead towards a life of full time travel, minimalism, and building his impressive platform....


Idea: Declutter Your Mind and Life with The Minimalist Practice of a Packing Party

The practices and ideas of essentialism and minimalism is something I've attempted to incorporate the past seven years. About six years ago we downsized our entire house and moved 2,000 plus miles away to a smaller home in a strange new world. When we arrived at our new home we filled one garage spot with all of our possessions. We kept these items in the garage and only brought in what we needed, such as beds, coffee makers, clothes, etc. Anything that wasn’t needed or didn’t bring us value...


Adventure Changed My Life - BASE Jumper, Skydiver and Adventure Athlete Jim Jennings

How does adventure improve one’s life? This is a story of how taking flight changed elite adventure athlete Jim Jennings' life. Jim Jennings suffered a TBI and other complications after an accident. Post accident Jim felt very hopeless at points. What helped in his recovery was an introduction to flying, and by flying, I mean skydiving, BASE jumping, gliding and more. This is a very true and transformative story that you don’t want to miss. Jim Jennings is an elite adventure athlete that...


A Tribute to Rhonda Ramsay

Today in this episode we pay tribute to Rhonda Ramsay. Rhonda was a writer, speaker and was known for her platform The Pink Project. This interview is from some years ago and is remastered. Rhonda passed away this past week after many years of thriving despite cancer. Rhonda was first diagnosed in 2012 with Stage 2 breast cancer. She was cancer free after treatment, but cancer returned in 2017 and was diagnosed as stage 4. Rhonda Ramsay once stated, "My goal is to help people living with...


If Your Life Should Fall Apart…SaraMae Hollandsworth

This is a story of a high performing athlete that got an infection that almost took her life. Saramae was on life support, lost both her legs, left a toxic relationship, lost some of her identity and more. I’ve covered countless stories of individuals facing adversities and this is one of the best. Despite the adversities, SaraMae Hollandsworth regrouped and became one of the best adaptive athletes on earth. Really, she’s one of the best athletes on earth, not just adaptive. SaraMae...


A Message to My Birth Mom - A Transformative Adoption Story by Lisa Gerard Braun

How to become okay, when things feel not okay. This story focuses on Lisa Gerard Braun’s adoption story and the challenges, feelings surrounding this experience, meeting her birth mom, and eventually a transformation from uneasiness to acceptance and peace. Lisa Gerard Braun is a writer that dreams to inspire the world to spread peace, joy, and love. Today, Lisa presents A Message to My Birth Mom. More about Lisa Gerard Braun...Lisa is a freelance writer, blogger, mental health advocate,...


Asking the Homeless, “What is the Happiest Part of Your Day?” - Jordan Gross

Today, prolific personal development author Jordan Gross presents I Asked 6 Homeless People “What is the Happiest Part of Your Day?” and the Answers Brought Tears to my Eyes. Jordan Gross is an author focusing on personal development. Jordan is also an entrepreneur, philanthropist, and all around good dude. His writing will bring optimization and joy to your life. In this story, Jordan states, “In studying happiness, I questioned, who are or should be the unhappiest people? This is who I...


We’ll Be Feral by the Time You Find Us - Vanessa Torre

“Instead of wishing for a tender hand to comfort us, the calm touch of a selfless partner, we fear the strong hand that wants to tame us.” Vanessa Torre presents “We’ll Be Feral by the Time You Find Us” and then sits with us to share the story behind her story. Vanessa Torre describes herself as a flaming pinball, nerd, music lover, wine snob, and horrible violin player. She’s also a talented writer with a strong platform. Find Vanessa Torre...


When Your Home is also a Hostel - Alla Gonopolsky

“In a hostel, friendships are measured by openness, not by time. It’s amazing how fast people go from strangers to dear friends. To dear family, really. I am constantly making friends and losing friends as they travel onward. But when time together is short and transient, walls seem to come down faster. We would rather be ourselves, be vulnerable, than be cool.” Alla Gonopolsky lives with her partner and they own and operate a hostel in Mexico. This hostel serves as not just a home but also...


Start a Podcast and Change Your Life and You Lost Your Way (2 stories)

Scott Davidson presents two stories in this episode. Story one, “Start a Podcast Now and Change Your Life.” Starting a podcast changed so my life and it can change your life too, for real! Story two, “Quit Your Job, You Lost Your Way.” Do you ever feel like you lost your way? Do you feel stuck in your job? You probably didn’t grow up dreaming of the job you’re in, but there’s a way out. Scott Davidson is an adventure athlete, content creator Review This is a True Story Podcast in Apple...