Living the Dream with Curveball show

Living the Dream with Curveball

Summary: On the living the dream with curveball podcast I interview guests that teach, motivate, and inspire others. On every episode I interview ordinary people telling extordinary stories about how they contribute to the world to try and make life better for others. I interview a wide range of indivisuals such as authors, singers, actors, athletes, coaches, Etc. When you listen to living the dream with curveball prepare to be motivated and inspired to stop at nothing to achieve your dreams.

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 Living the dream with author and lawyer Stephanie Cotsirilos | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1867

Stephanie CotsirilosAs author of the novella My Xanthi and published finalist in Mississippi Review's Prize in Fiction, Stephanie writes about humor, injustice, and the resilience of the human heart. Tapping her multiracial family and careers on and off Broadway and as a lawyer, Stephanie is also author of songs and scripts produced in New York, short stories, and essays. Last year, as inaugural Krant Fellow at Storyknife’s Writers Retreat in Alaska, Stephanie rediscovered the intangible thing that law and the arts share: through mercy or otherwise, they search for the mystery within people. That’s what she’s looking for.Author of the novella My Xanthi, Stephanie is a writer and lawyer who draws on a first career on and off Broadway. Stephanie has a multiracial family with strong memories of immigration – her first language was Greek, and not all her grandparents could read and write. Though she became a professional woman in ways they couldn’t have imagined, she still care about people’s capacity to transcend hard times with humor and resilience. Ask her Chinese-American sister-in-law, who saw the movie “My Big Fat Greek Wedding,” and said, “That could be my family.” Bingo: she saw the struggle for identity and the daily nuttiness and grace of striving families everywhere. Stephanie would love to talk about that with readers. As a woman lucky enough to have had several careers, Stephanie often write to pay tribute to her forebears or people like them, whether at the Mexican border or elsewhere. her family’s aspirations were not always identical to her own, though. she was educated at Brown and Yale yet for a while, she chose to be a performing artist in a family of attorneys. That pushed some boundaries. After she became a lawyer, too, she discovered that the arts and law provide special windows into the human story. She now uses both perspectives to become an author. She cares about the differences between law and justice, about the elevation of elder women characters, and about the mystery that lifts people facing the almost unspeakable. Stephanie hopes humor leavens her approach. Goodness knows, her Greek grandmothers provided enough material. Stephanie suspects the same richness lurks in many listeners’ families, and that they search for their unique internal mysteries as well.www.stephaniecotsirilos.com

 Living the dream with author and lawyer Stephanie Cotsirilos | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1867

Stephanie CotsirilosAs author of the novella My Xanthi and published finalist in Mississippi Review's Prize in Fiction, Stephanie writes about humor, injustice, and the resilience of the human heart. Tapping her multiracial family and careers on and off Broadway and as a lawyer, Stephanie is also author of songs and scripts produced in New York, short stories, and essays. Last year, as inaugural Krant Fellow at Storyknife’s Writers Retreat in Alaska, Stephanie rediscovered the intangible thing that law and the arts share: through mercy or otherwise, they search for the mystery within people. That’s what she’s looking for.Author of the novella My Xanthi, Stephanie is a writer and lawyer who draws on a first career on and off Broadway. Stephanie has a multiracial family with strong memories of immigration – her first language was Greek, and not all her grandparents could read and write. Though she became a professional woman in ways they couldn’t have imagined, she still care about people’s capacity to transcend hard times with humor and resilience. Ask her Chinese-American sister-in-law, who saw the movie “My Big Fat Greek Wedding,” and said, “That could be my family.” Bingo: she saw the struggle for identity and the daily nuttiness and grace of striving families everywhere. Stephanie would love to talk about that with readers. As a woman lucky enough to have had several careers, Stephanie often write to pay tribute to her forebears or people like them, whether at the Mexican border or elsewhere. her family’s aspirations were not always identical to her own, though. she was educated at Brown and Yale yet for a while, she chose to be a performing artist in a family of attorneys. That pushed some boundaries. After she became a lawyer, too, she discovered that the arts and law provide special windows into the human story. She now uses both perspectives to become an author. She cares about the differences between law and justice, about the elevation of elder women characters, and about the mystery that lifts people facing the almost unspeakable. Stephanie hopes humor leavens her approach. Goodness knows, her Greek grandmothers provided enough material. Stephanie suspects the same richness lurks in many listeners’ families, and that they search for their unique internal mysteries as well.www.stephaniecotsirilos.com

 Living the dream with author Erec Lindberg | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1892

Erec Lindbergs new book " Your Brilliant Inner Whisper" Discover why your Inner Voice is your greatest asset and how to tap its brilliance was released by his publisher on Amazon, September 16, 2021. Most of us were never taught how to recognize our Inner Voice or harness it to empower our lives. Yet we hear it all the time... you know, that familiar gut feeling, hunch, nagging nudge, insight or intuition that proved to be your best choice. Activate your greatest asset - the one secret vital to your success that remains largely ignored: Your Brilliant Inner Whisper. We often disregard our Inner Voice and loose its priceless power. Now there is a better way, and this book will guide you through some simple steps to meaningfully reconnect with it. Discover how to: . Hear your Inner Voice in new ways . Trust what your Inner Voice whispers to you . Act on your Inner Voice with confidence Erec Lindberg offers you a ringside seat through his entertaining personal stories and rich insights in every chapter, showing how his Inner Voice lead him to success. He guides you to make life choices that reflect your most authentic expression of who you are and what you came here to do. Your Inner Voice is bold, brilliant, and your best friend. In fact, it's the one sure sign you can rely on in an uncertain world to make the best daily life decisions.www.ereclindberg.com

 Living the dream with the founder of Anuket Luxury Ashlee Dozier | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1930

Ashlee Dozier is a Florida girl with a love for travel and business. In 2016, after a decade-long career in public health and exiting an abusive relationship, she set out on a four-month solo backpacking trip around the world. Along the way, she discovered the luxurious world of Egyptian fragrances and created Anuket Luxury Apothecary to share her passion to those looking for a natural alternative to traditional colognes and perfumes.www. Ashlee Dozier is a Florida girl with a love for travel and business. In 2016, after a decade-long career in public health and exiting an abusive relationship, she set out on a four-month solo backpacking trip around the world. Along the way, she discovered the luxurious world of Egyptian fragrances and created Anuket Luxury Apothecary to share her passion to those looking for a natural alternative to traditional colognes and perfumes.www.anuketluxury.com

 Living the dream with author and orthopedic surgeon Doug Garland | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1736

Douglas Garland, M.D. practiced orthopedic surgery for 37 years in Southern California. Dr. Garland was a Clinical Professor of Orthopedics at the University of Southern California where he authored over 100 peer-reviewed scientific articles. With over 600 citations, The Tall Poppy Syndrome is the most comprehensive book on the subject.As heard on a 2018 podcast episode of 'The Hidden Brain,' the tall poppy syndrome is a human condition that has been present in every society from the beginning of time. It explains why we seek fairness and justify our actions by cutting others down.Using both recent examples and case studies throughout history Doug will reveal the emotional damage and challenges that we, as well as all Tall Poppies, experience. It helps bring a new level of understanding to the rise in 'cancel culture' and cultural movements such as Black Lives Matter, #MeToo, and even Anti-Vaxers! With over 600 citations, The Tall Poppy Syndrome is the most comprehensive book on the subject.Why do we find joy in seeing the fall of others who have it better than us?Doug Garland has been studying the Tall Poppy phenomenon for over 10 years after he experienced it first hand in his own career. His work brings awareness and clarity to an unknown (and/or unrecognized) and often misunderstood human condition.www.douggarland.com

 Living the dream with author, advocate and sight loss coach Donna Jodhan | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1978

Donna J. Jodhan is an advocate, author, blogger, dinner and mystery writer and producer, entrepreneur, law graduate, and podcast commentator. She also works as a sight loss coach.She is the recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Award for her work as an advocateDonna J. Jodhan became a committed and dedicated advocate in 2000 when she realized that there were a plethora of barriers facing and challenging Canadians with disabilities. Especially so when it came to the fast moving world of the Internet. She is the president and CEO of Sterling Creations; her own company and her company’s mission is to consult and work with others to engage in important issues pertaining to advocacy.Over the years Donna has used her education and experience to help and support others and her arsenal of tools was greatly enriched in December 2021 when she obtained a law degree from the University of London England’s distance learning program. Donna is a graduate from McGill University Montreal with a Master’s degree in Business Administration and a Diploma in Management, and from Concordia University Montreal with a Bachelor of Commerce.She has worked for the Bank of Montreal, IBM Canada, and the Royal Bank of Canada.Donna’s volunteer activities has included:Founder and president of Barrier free Canada - Canada sans BarrièresPresident of the CCB Mysteries chapter,President and second vice president of the Alliance for Equality of Blind Canadians,Communications director of Canadian Blind Sports Association.Donna J. Jodhan is the founder and immediate past president of Barrier free Canada - Canada sans Barrières. She founded BFC-CSB in late 2014 because she felt that it was time For the Canadian Government to enact legislation for an accessible Canada Act and this was accomplished in 2019.Previous to this, Donna lead a team between late 2006 and 2012 to mount a legal challenge to the Canadian Government to mandate them to make their websites accessible to Canadians with disabilities.This legal challenge was successful at the Court of Appeal in 2012.Donna has and continues to serve as an advisor/consultant on advisory committees for persons with disabilities:The Auditor General’s office of Canada,Canadian Human Rights Commission,Canadian Transportation Agency,Elections Canada,Elections Ontario.Donna will continue to advocate for the breaking down of barriers, the building of bridges, but most of all she will keep on advocating for a more inclusive and accessible future for our kids.Her mission is to make it better than possible!She will use her experiences as advisor/consultant, advocate, author, blogger, dinner mystery writer and producer, law graduate, along with her initiatives as a podcast commentator and sight loss coach to continue her initiatives.Donna uses her hobbies as a chess player, potter, and electronic keyboard composer to help her develop and sharpen strategies along with her creativity. Donna now turns her efforts towards offering her services as a sight loss coach, and to through her podcasts and blogs.She presently writes, produces and records the following weekly shows.Ask Donna –Where Donna wears a different hat each week; as an advocate, as an author, as a coach, and as an expert.She also features her special mental stretch each week along with her virtual binto basket.You can listen in at www.donnajodhan.com/youtube.Donna’s dining with Donna weekly show features Donna sharing recipes with her listeners and a text version is also available.Both of these shows are courtesy of the whose blind life is it anyway network.www.donnajodhan.com

 Living the dream with US Coast guard veteran, author, and motivational speaker Tracey Brown | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1020

Tracey Brown is a US Coast Guard Veteran. Motivational Speaker on overcoming obstacles, playing small, she has survived and overcome decades of PTSD. Tracey has been the Director of Rehabilitation, and Physio-therapist for over 25 years with the last 11 years specializing in scar tissue therapy. Tracey is a survivor of severe life threatening burns as a young child. She is the #1 best-selling Author of Rescue to Recovery: A Veteran's Story of Hidden Scars and Personal Discovery and #1International Best Seller Women Who Boss Up: Owning Their Health Wellness for a Lifestyle They Love. Tracey was also Featured on the Amazon Prime Video Series “Speak Up” Season 4 Episode 5. She is the Recipient of the Marketing 2.0 International Leadership Award.www.rescuetorecovery.com

 Living the dream with psychotherapist, life and business coach, hypnotist, teacher, speaker and author Susie Hayes | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1411

With two Master's Degrees in education and counseling, and over 40 years experience as a psychotherapist, life and business coach, hypnotist, teacher, speaker and author, Susie Hayes helps people become and stay FREED from Stuck! She is the author of the award-winning book, "FREED from Stuck! Dare to Cross the Bridge Beyond Grief, trauma, and Self-Sabotage to Discover Lasting Change Now."www.freedfromstuck.com

 Living the dream with author and military veteran advocate John Davis | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1260

John grew up in good ol’ Iowa and joined the Army after failing out of community college. He served multiple combat tours as a Infantry Squad Leader in the 101st Airborne Division. He earned his bachelor’s in history from St. Joseph’s College and his master’s in education from Harvard. John started writing for and coaching student veterans while working for the VA. John has spoken to Congress as a legislative fellow for the Student Veterans of America and has earned numerous volunteer and advocacy awards. He’s active in the Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, and US Military Vets Motorcycle Club. John has taught English in Thailand and History to incarcerated teenagers in New York. John’s the most tattooed person with a Harvard degree and is always seeking solid book, travel, workout, and whiskey recommendations. John is the author of Combat To College.www.johnhdaviswriter.com

 Living the dream with singer/songwriter, author, and podcaster Siquoyia Blue | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1030

In an overly-saturated music industry filled with artists who all look and sound alike, one artist’s eclectic sound and style is sure to be a welcoming surprise to your ears. She combines the elements of rhythm and blues, funk, soul, and rock, to introduce a new genre, referred to as “Abstract Soul”. Born in Connecticut, but raised in Newport News, VA; BMI recording artist “Siquoyia Blue” has had a passion for singing since age six. She has performed in countless events all over the Southeast region of the U.S. Her influences which can be heard throughout her first album “Limitless” are music greats Bill Withers, Nina Simone, Donny Hathaway, and Amy Winehouse. She describes her music as being “free, alive, spirited, and uninhibited”.Siquoyia has written several books that is available on Amazon. She also created a dating card game called Dating Assassins Card Game.www.siquoyiablue.com

 Living the dream with confidence and image coach Jessie Vo | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1006

Jessie felt ugly pretty much her whole life... And actually had several people tell her she was ugly! This made Jessie feel insignificant, this made Jessie hide her true feminine self, Jessie wanted to blend in and not attract any attention.Thankfully that didn't stop her from chasing her dreams. Jessie went from feeling ugly to feeling fabulous and loving herself to even coaching models for Fashion Week who then went on to be some of the top models in the world.HOW IT STARTEDJessie started her career in fashion as a fashion stylist. She styled for brands,magazines and styled some celebrities! But she also had the opportunity to style some amazing women and find their style that made them feel like a million bucks!Jessie Van Osselt - Confidence & Image Coach

 Living the dream with singer/songwriter Vuola | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 570

VUOLA is a psychedelic rock project of a Finnish drummer, producer and studio manager Jussi Vuola. In his music there’s a shimmer in darkness, a touch in space, beauty in distortion and aspiration in despair. A history of growing with Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd and the like is being shaped with low tunings, vibration and chanting on his concept album, based both on geometrics and syntax. The anticipated, esoteric, heavy hitting album ”Alouv” is coming out in spring 2022. "These are the fruits of the beautiful summer I spent under the sun and stars, in peace and harmony, surrounded by the people I love” — Jussi Vuola On March 17th, 2022, the first single, "Under Above Orion Venus Loves" was released. Like the rest of the forthcoming album, Jussi handles all instruments in the studio. He will take a cue from rock legend, Dave Grohl (Nirvana, Foo Fighters) and pick up the guitar and sing during live performances. "I was privileged to spend the entire summer of 2021 to write music premised on a vision that appeared to me in a dream, some time ago," said Jussi. "In August 2021, I booked my own commercial music studio for 2 weeks, to record and produce my own album, the first I've done in 10 years. I had produced, engineered, mixed, mastered, released and played on a lot of albums, and thus, given my part to the music community. This time I had the opportunity to do something completely different - for me, myself and I, only. These are the fruits of the beautiful summer I spent under the sun and stars, in peace and harmony, surrounded by the people I love. Recorded with a little help from my friends. Processed by the best professionals in the world." The second single “Laugh Vivid Often Adore Unity” was released on 20th of April 2022. It paints a picture of an unearthly reunion beyond life and gives hope to this one. It is dedicated to Vuola’s sister losing her husband to cancer recently, way too early. Musically the single is an inter textual salute to the giants of the past. Robert Plant, Jimmy Page as well as Tom Scholz of Boston are credited, too. Watch the 1st video: https://youtu.be/FD_sjrKDh-MWatch the 2nd video: https://youtu.be/M5Wo8cvQ7eY All proceeds of the album will be donated to the victims of the Ukraine war during year 2022 via Unicef. The first single is now available, ahead of commercial release, on Bandcamp for the amount of your choice. ABOUT JUSSI VUOLA: Jussi Vuola has played drums since his teenage years in a variety of acts, including the Finnish bands The Grammers, Mystons, Willie & The Goodsouls and Achiote, to name a few. In 2010 he put together an analog recording studio in Turku, Finland that has become a home for a lot of acts. Hundreds of gigs around the globe, tens of albums he has played on, and hundreds of releases he has taken part of production on, have shaped him to the person he is today. Over the years, it became clear it was time for him to make a move downstage. In 2022, he is leading a talented five-piece under his own name to venues, with himself on vocals & guitar. All music, lyrics, instrumenHOMEPAGE: https://vuo.la

 Living the dream with author and family physician Nghi Dang | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 902

Nghi Dang is a Family Physician with over 10 years of experience. He worked in both inpatient and outpatient setting. He was the chief resident during residency and currently the champion for his clinic for quality of care.Nghi was born in Vietnam but grew up in Southern California. Our family moved to the states when he was 7 years old. As an immigrant, Nghi shared the same struggles as many other immigrants with adjusting to a new norm and dealing with bullying, discrimination, and constantly having to self-validate while fighting off depression. Having been in practice for over 10 years as a Family Physician, Nghi have realized that his struggles are shared by many of his patients. As the pandemic progressed, Nghi has seen more and more visits related to mental health in the clinic for both adults and children. Nghi was motivated to do something to help educate children and help start a dialogue between parents and children about mental health. Nghi figured the best way to help educate is through storytelling. Nghi has written a series of short stories that will help highlight mental health issues.

 Living the dream with author and military fighter pilot Dom Slice Teich | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2323

Dom “Slice” Teich brings his fighter pilot background and applies them to guide pilots, athletes, business owners, and students with afterburner techniques that American fighter pilots use to ensure mission completion. As an Amazon best-selling author, business owner, entrepreneur, civilian and military instructor pilot, he knows that busy individuals and teams struggle with information overload. Since 2002, “Slice” has guided hundreds of students toward their goals. His blueprint is called Single Seat Mindset; an impactful group of 40+ fighter pilot guides with a combined experience of 700+ years. Proven formulas and life advice is shared to the insider circle community to ensure success and big goal achievement all while avoiding overwhelm, overload, and flameout. They dive deep into the productivity world to provide guidance through short, impactful steps. You won't find any other cutting-edge community like ours as we provide unique life experiences learned in the 3rd dimension. SingleSeatMindset.com"Slice" started Single Seat Mindset to guide goal oriented individuals towards success by using the techniques and strategies that fighter pilots use on a daily basis through planning, execution, and debrief. His journey started with the love of flight. As a 20+ year civilian and military instructor pilot, he's assisted other pilots, business owners, entrepreneurs, and instructors with short, impactful, process oriented steps. Unlike other platforms, SingleSeatMindset.com leverages the backgrounds and life experiences from over 40 other fighter pilots. Single Seat Wisdom (volume 1), and Amazon best seller, is our most impactful book that guides those looking to define or redefine their purpose in this life by compiling short, punchy, and impactful stories from America's warriors in the Air - The American Fighter Pilot. 100% of the proceeds are directed to a childhood cancer foundation. Although not necessary, Dom's path involved many mistakes through the school of hard knocks. The stakes are high in our fast paced culture and many times driven people try to make difficult decisions on their own. After failing so many times, "Slice" Teich created this powerful insider community of fighter pilot guides to aid those individuals that want to side-step their competition and avoid the guilt and fear associated with making mistakes. It has become tougher and tougher to make a name for yourself - our exclusive group compiles tough to learn concepts and distills them down into easy to digest information that anyone can apply to their situation. We guide purpose driven individuals towards a refined goal to ensure success by using 700+ years of collective fighter pilot experience.

 Living the dream with author and research scholar for reasons to believe Jeff Zweerink | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2269

Jeff Zweerink is a research scholar for Reasons to Believe. He earned a BS in physics and a PhD in astrophysics with a focus on gamma rays from Iowa State University. Postdoctoral research in gamma rays led him to the University of California, Riverside. He continues to work as a project scientist at UCLA on GAPS, a balloon experiment seeking to detect dark matter. Jeff is also a coauthor on more than 30 academic papers published in peer-reviewed journals, such as Astrophysical Journal, Astroparticle Physics, and Astrobiology.Jeff’s unique posture of honest exploration has gained open respect and recognition from both religious and nonreligious people for his willingness to fairly and fearlessly take on the “What if ?” questions. He addresses challenges such as, If there are other universes, does that disprove the “fine-tuning” argument? and, If we discover life “out there,” how will that impact the Christian narrative?Select book titles include: Escaping the Beginning?, Is There Life Out There?, Who’s Afraid of the Multiverse?, and Building Bridgeswww.reasons.org

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