Harnessing TailwindAug 31, 2023
Narcissism: A discussion about the mental disorder with Ben Avrahami and Kaitlin Stonebridge
Ben Avrahami and Kaitlin Stonebridge share their knowledge and expertise on Narcissistic Personality Disorder for our very first three person episode. Listen as Ben and Kaitlin take the listener on an educational journey all about this mental health condition, from causes, to symptoms, to ways a narcissist can negatively impact lives of others. Although not licensed therapists or mental health professionals, Ben and Kaitlin have both done extensive research on the topic and aim to help raise awareness about the mental disorder to prevent people from falling victim to the manipulation and abuse of those who exhibit the behavior. Please listen, and educate yourself about this mental disorder.
Veganism: Are you taking the blue pill or the red pill?
Listen to a reflection of over a month of living on a radical diet called veganism, an abstinence from consuming any animal products. I try to avoid virtue signaling here as I may not be vegan forever, in fact I may decide to go back to a regular meat eater diet tomorrow.
Instead, the episode aims to focus on why I decided to go vegan and outline the pros and cons of a vegan diet. If you take away nothing else, take away this: Drawing analogies from the ongoing shift from gas to electric vehicles, what if we can make veganism be so cheap, delicious, healthy, and convenient so that it makes more sense to be vegan than not to be? It's food for thought, literally! Take a listen.
Demetrius "Big D" Hullum
Learn about his story and get a laugh or two through absorbing a bit of Big D's remarkable journey mixed with his natural comedic abilities including on-point impersonations of Barack Obama, an Italian lady with a Boston accent, and stereotypical white women. And of course, don't forget to follow him at @officialbigdcomedy and subscribe to his newsletter for upcoming shows via his website.
Vincient Fleury is a young French Canadian who got himself a one way ticket to Costa Rica with his bicycle and is planning on riding all the way back home to Trois-Rivières in Quebec via Central America, Mexico, and the USA. In this episode listen to Vincient’s motivation for traveling and experiences on a slight pause of his journey in the mystical Ometepe volcanic island situated in the middle of Lake Nicaragua. Follow his journey via @vincent_fleuryy and if you’re situated along his way back and would like to host him through his journey please reach out! Photo credit to Midjourney.
Matt Cacioppo is a serial entrepreneur, having started businesses at the ripe age of twelve until recent years, his hard work in the business world has made way to give him the opportunity to travel the world on a pedal powered adventure. He is currently riding his gravel bicycle from Northern Alaska way down to the end of the road in Argentina. While bicycling is a major part of his day to day, his passions lie beyond the wheels and spokes. He has dreams of helping folks with disaster relief and aspirations for giving back to the less fortunate via the start of a non-profit. Learn a bit about Matt, what led to his pedal powered journey, his aspirations to give back, and an extremely epic plan to kayak from Panama to Colombia through the Caribbean. Photo credit @midjourney.
Kyla Denault is a Canadian entrepreneur who decided to break off from the traditional corporate employee career path to follow her passions and start a cage free dog kennel. Her entrepreneurial spirit didn't stop there and after navigating through a variety of other business ventures she ended up starting her very own dog training service, wrote a book about how to keep your dog mentally sharp in both English and French, created an online dog training course, and is on her way to publish her second book. In the episode, learn about Kyla's journey in entrepreneurship, how she overcame some grim financial setbacks, and how she ultimately is living a fulfilled life following her passions to help people, work with animals, and embrace her creative side.
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Gary Ly helps disenfranchised students find their niche at an NGO, has travelled the world while teaching English, and challenges both his mind and his body on a regular basis as a Muay Thai fighter. A proud Minnesotan and Master at the University of Minnesota , Gary has some wisdom to share about finding balance in one's life not just in regard to travel, but in life in general.
The 5 People Pod
Kemar Johnson is the host of the It's Relational podcast, a U.S. Army veteran, loving husband, and a soon to be father. As our very first guest, we discuss what it's like to start a podcast, strategies for growth, and the power of community and network to achieve our dreams and uplift others.
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How did this podcast come to be? What will be covered? What can I expect to gain from it?