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Ep 12: One Wise Widow with Kathi Balasek

Every Body Holds A Story Podcast

Release Date: 03/24/2021

Ep 52: Rediscovering Untapped Potential with Danielle Gray show art Ep 52: Rediscovering Untapped Potential with Danielle Gray

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Today we are speaking with the Founder of Train Like A Gymnast, Wilhelmina Fitness Model, Certified Personal Trainer Danielle Gray. Danielle is a formerly competitive Junior Olympic gymnast who retired from the sport before college. After graduating from the University of Southern California in Public Relations, she worked full-time at a digital marketing agency and part-time as a gymnastics coach. Once she realized she forgot she was getting paid for coaching, she turned down a promotion at her desk job and pursued personal training and fitness modeling. She founded her own company, Train...

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Ep 50: Celebrating Every Body! show art Ep 50: Celebrating Every Body!

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Today we are speaking with Marketing & Web Strategist Chantal Gatien. Chantal has run a successful digital marketing agency for the last 5 years.  Through this time, she realized she was taking the power away from women who were wanting to run an online business.  She was doing all the right things for them to grow their business but she soon realized that she wasn't empowering them to understand their own business.  She now focuses on teaching women the technical side of running and scaling her online business through Designed to Scale with her partner Cora-Lynn...

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Ep 48: Foundations Of Healing with SaraMae Hollandsworth show art Ep 48: Foundations Of Healing with SaraMae Hollandsworth

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Today we are speaking with SaraMae Hollandsworth.  SaraMae is a Wellness Executive + Entrepreneur, Physical + Spiritual Fitness Expert, Double Certified Health Coach & Personal Trainer, Speaker, Writer, and Athlete. SaraMae Hollandsworth had over 20 years of experience as a health and fitness expert and entrepreneur. She is a high-performance athlete and trainer who suffered a near-life-ending infection that landed her in life support and in a coma and ultimately caused her to have both legs amputated below the knees. Her story is one of rising from rock bottom and near-death to...

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Today we speak with Healthy Lifestyle Coach, Andrea Mondoux.  Andrea is a best selling author and healthy lifestyle coach and motivational speaker who is committed to changing the face of wellness for women all over the globe. She believes that every woman deserves to feel confident in their own bodies and she does that by helping women to escape the diet culture and create a reality of sustainable health.  In this episode we discuss.    1) The journey Andrea was on, of wanting to change my body on the exterior, and though I did that, the transformation was immeasurable on...

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Ep 45: Voice Of An Endo-Warrior with Sam Abel show art Ep 45: Voice Of An Endo-Warrior with Sam Abel

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Today we speak with Endo Warrior/Chronic illness advocate,  Sam Abel.  Sam is a 21-year-old full-time college student at UCLA from Southern California with Stage 4 Endometriosis, Adenomyosis, and Interstitial Cystitis. After 6 years of symptoms, countless doctors telling Sam that there was nothing wrong, and three surgeries, she finally received a full diagnosis.  It has been challenging during and after the diagnosis process, but social media has been her way to cope and use her voice to share her message.  Through social media, she aims to raise awareness for these...

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Ep 44: Finding Tools To Support Ourcells show art Ep 44: Finding Tools To Support Ourcells

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In this episode, Sue and Marsha talk about our bodies, trapped trauma, and how we are holding onto this in our bodies  Over the past few weeks, they’ve interviewed a number of women who have or are experiencing endometriosis as a result of past traumas, sexual assault or sexual abuse. There seems to be a shift of women recognizing the need to normalize and realize the effect of these trapped emotions and trauma in our bodies. This is not only about endometriosis, but it also is about the autoimmune response in the body and how it holds onto these emotions and it creates blocks in our...

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Ep 43: You Never Win A Gold Medal In Healing with Sarah Klein show art Ep 43: You Never Win A Gold Medal In Healing with Sarah Klein

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Sarah Klein is a preeminent civil and trial attorney who specializes in representing sexual abuse survivors and is a nationally renowned advocate for legal, cultural, and political change for the support for the victims of sexual abuse.  A former competitive gymnast, Klein is also the first known victim of former Olympic women’s gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar. At the July 2018 ESPY Awards, Klein accepted the Arthur Ashe Courage Award on behalf of herself and the hundreds of other survivors who spoke out and testified about Nassar’s abuse.  Through her significant experience in...

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Today we are speaking with University Lecturer, Coach and Speaker, Kathi Balasek.  Kathi founded One Well Widow and also lectures at the University training new teachers and coaches.  A love of teaching and experience becoming a young widow raising 5 children, she has blended the two in her purpose to empower widows and advocate for them moving forward to rebuild their life.   A widow CAN move forward in ALL things!

In this episode we discuss:

1) The spectrum of emotions that a widow can experience from relationships, financial during their experience and how difficult it can be to make the time you need to help yourself heal.

2) Adversity happens to all of us.  Finding the lessons in the story and learning how to use these lessons to move forward to do something with our story gives all of the challenges meaning and purpose.

3) No one teaches you how to be a widow, how to handle the loss and how to move on with life.  It’s these times in our life that require asking for help, surrounding ourselves with people who can support us and allowing ourselves to receive the help.

Connect with Kathi
Website: https://www.onewellwidow.com
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/onewellwidow
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kathibalasek
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kathi-balasek-ma-929642199
Email: [email protected]


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Tune into Sue’s podcast, Love Your Cells: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/love-your-cells-podcast/id1478170164

Tune into Marsha’s podcast, Own Your Choices Own Your Life:
https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/own-your-choices-own-your-life/id1445904739