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.
On this episode I am joined by artists Sarah Kephart and dale Small. Together they run the Envision Arts program and Gallery and Community Engagement Center based in Wichita Kansas. The envision Arts program provides an accessible way for people who are blind and with developmental disabilities to create art projects just like their sighted counter parts. The Envision Arts Gallery provides a way for the artist to show case their work as well as engage with the community. Dale and Sarah discuss how Envisions art program got started, the opening of the new Envision Arts Gallery and Community Engagement Center in Wichita’s historical Union Station in the downtown area, and some of the community events the art gallery is planning. If you were ever in doubt that people can do anything they put their minds to even though they are disabled, then check out the Envision Arts Gallery at www.envisionartsgallery.com
Dylan Sessleris a mental health coach, professional speaker, podcast host of The Dylan Experience, entrepreneur, combat veteran, and author of the book, Defy the Darkness: A Story of Suicide, Mental Health, and Overcoming Your Hardest Battles. In January of 2020, Dylan began speaking on Tik Tok about mental health and trauma. By 2022, he has accumulated more than half a million followers supporting his daily content centered around having a realistic conversation about things like mental health, abuse, trauma, self-harm, and suicide. His relentless pursuit has allowed him to impact the lives of millions while also developing a platform to help society rethink human connection and mental health.Dylan is an outspoken advocate on Tik Tok for bettering mental health, opening the conversation about suicide, and informing people about the causes and effects of trauma. As a mental health coach, Dylan has developed his work to be the safety net for the over-burdened and controversial mental health system that can leave people feeling isolated, misunderstood, and even drugged. Dylan is attempting to bridge the gap between lived experience and professional mental health support to keep people from falling through the cracks. His diverse experience from losing his father to suicide at 6 years old, the child abuse and bullying that followed, his wartime experience in Afghanistan, and the life changing injuries that followed brought him to the brink of taking his own life at 25. Since that day in March 2015, Dylan has learned to overcome suicide ideation and PTSD in his own way and more importantly, he has learned how to enjoy life even through the ever present adversity that life delivers.Check out Dylan on the web at www.dylansessler.com
Seth Nelson is a Tampa based family lawyer known for devising creative solutions to difficult problems. “I have been through a divorce and have a teenager. As difficult as the divorce process can be, especially when there are kids involved, things will get better,” he said when asked about the divorce process.From an early age, he has always wanted to help people. After law school he found that he could do the greatest good by helping people through one of the most difficult times of their lives. Being a divorcee himself, as well as a father, he understands what you’re going through.While focusing on Florida divorce law, Florida family law, and Florida family law mediation at the office, Seth wanted to continue helping people outside of his own jurisdiction so started up his podcast How to Split a Toaster: A Divorce Podcast About Saving Your Relationships. You can contact Seth with any questions you have regarding divorce his e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and his website iswww.nelsonkoster.com
Dr. Amy Novotny founded the PABR® Institutewww.pabrinstitute.com with the mission to provide pain, stress and anxiety relief to those who seek a naturalistic form of treatment when other treatment methods have fallen short. Her unique approach comes from her experience treating in a variety of settings and with a wide range of patient populations over the past 12 years. Her background in orthopedics, sports, geriatrics, balance disorders, nerve injuries, and most recently, chronic pain; and influences from coursework at the Postural Restoration Institute gave her the foundation to develop this treatment method to address a wide variety of painful and restrictive conditions. Her methods have helped countless people reduce and eliminate pain, stress, anxiety, orthopedic surgeries, sleep issues and the need for medications. She co-authored two Amazon #1 Best-Selling books Don’t Quit: Stories of Persistence, Courage and Faith and Success Habits of Super Achievers, which share her journey on how and why she developed the PABR® Method. Her ability to speak French and Spanish has allowed her to communicate with and help various clients from all around the world, including France, Mexico, Central America and South America. She has a variety of interests including running 40+ marathons, running 10 ultra marathons (including two 100 milers), completing an Ironman triathlon, photographing wildlife and landscapes all over the world that has led to several of her images being chosen as Photos of the Day, most notably National Geographic Your Shot World Top Photo of the Day. Visit her photography portfolio at www.amysimpressions.com
Scott Hanley has a fervent belief that relationships are built. They don’t just happen! He has accomplished many endeavors throughout his life. But his role as a single father, committed to raising healthy, inquisitive, energetic young boys was convincingly the most rewarding. Scott’s journey as a single parent provides a wellspring of experience, advice, and know-how that he shares with his readers and his audiences as he delivers talks and is heard on podcasts across the northwest and the country. He focuses on building deep and lasting relationships with love and respect as their foundation. He believes that most relationships can deepen and grow more meaningful when approached with a specific intent and commitment to build something great. This can happen between a child and their parent, a wife and husband, a brother and sister, or simply two friends. Every interaction is an opportunity. As a professional building contractor with a very successful career, Scott was also a committed meditation practitioner using his meditation to stay grounded and retain perspective. He has owned and managed his own nationally successful Mobile 4-star restaurant in Cincinnati, OH, a construction company in Cambridge, MA, a design and remodeling business in Portland, OR where he was honored with the Contractor of the Year award all while raising two boys as a single dad. In all cases, relationship building was key to his success His experience and personality earned him guest appearances on the award-winning ABC affiliate morning talk show AM Northwest leading to a permanent role as one of the show’s weekly celebrities. He added to his media work as ‘The Project Pro’ on KPTV Good Day Oregon. Scott graduated from Indiana University and included among his honors, captain of the Hoosiers nationally ranked rugby team and National All-Star Honors his senior year. Scott currently lives with his family in Portland, OR. You can see what else Scott is up to by checking him out on the web at www.ScottHanley.com
Since she lost her mother to cancer when she was 11 years old, Andrea took an empowering vision, made it her reality and became her own pillar in life, lifting herself and others on her path. Through Andrea’s Intuitive Relationships Coaching, multi-passionate heart centered women find clarity, sovereignty, and alignment with their heart and life path. Andrea is all in for deep healing and transformation. She loves working with individuals who are ready and committed and who want to always be centered despite the inner and outer chaos. Andrea is able to guide you so you can tune into the gift of your Divine Feminine Energy. You will be able to quickly connect with your truth in all your relationships and lead with your heart. Andrea is a Heart Imagery Teacher at The School of The Heart, entrepreneur, trauma-informed writer, speaker, storyteller, leader, home educator, host of Healing Through Oneness podcast and advocate for love. With a background in sciences and technology, commerce, law, public services, she has worked both in nonprofit and for-profit fields. Originally from Romania, Andrea currently lives with her husband and three children in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She loves to create, invent, inspire, build and see the world with all its beauty. Check out her website at www.andreapetrut.com
As an atheist who critically thought her way to faith, Wendy Cunningham believes it’s important to evaluate where our beliefs about God come from as we consider where we might be mistaken. This is Wendy’s first solo book project—she coauthored Success Through Failing—but she's been a writer for as long as she can remember. Her blog, www.gainingmyperspective.com and her podcast by the same name, satisfy her desire to inspire, empower, make people laugh, and share truth boldly. Aside from writing and podcasting, Wendy is an entrepreneur, a wife, and a homeschool mom of three. When they’re not traveling, they’re homesteading on 84 acres in Middle Tennessee. Wendy grew up as an atheist but after meeting and marrying her Christian husband, she was forced to confront and reflect on her beliefs. Why did Wendy believe God wasn't real? How had she come to that conclusion? And most importantly, what if she was wrong? There are usually two types of people in any audience, and she can relate and speak to both personally. The first is the non-believer, the one denying or questioning the existence of God. The second is the believer, the one confident in a faith they want desperately to bring their loved ones into but may not be sure how to effectively navigate such a conversation. Wendy brings a unique perspective as someone who has stood and argued from both perspectives and who has logically thought her way through the common existential questions and stumbling blocks.
Helping people make extra money in their spare time. Best-selling author and award-winning podcaster and blogger at SideHustleNation.com. Nick’s entrepreneurial journey began at an early age — selling candy to his fellow Boy Scouts at summer camp, and eventually painting houses in college at the University of Washington.After graduation though, Nick started side hustling in earnest. Some small scale experiments in online advertising soon turned into a full-fledged comparison shopping site for footwear, which earned commission from Zappos, Amazon, and other online shoe sellers.Three years of nights and weekends later, Nick left his corporate gig to become a full-time entrepreneur.It was during this time that Nick’s obsession with different business models and creative ways to make extra money really began. In 2013, Nick started Side Hustle Nation and The Side Hustle Show podcast to begin spreading the gospel of this lower-risk brand of entrepreneurship.Through the blog and podcast, Nick has helped thousands of readers and listeners earn more money and start businesses of their own.Nick live in Livermore, California with his lovely wife, two sons, and Mochi, The Side Hustle Shih Tzu.About Side Hustle NationSide Hustle Nation has been recognized by the Plutus Foundation as a 2-time winner of the Best Entrepreneurship Blog.The site is read by 1.5 million visitors a year, and 30,000 listeners tune into The Side Hustle Show each week.Some of the most popular content includes:99 Side Hustle Ideas You Can Start Today200+ Legit Ways to Make Extra Money25 Ways I Make Passive Income + 46 More Ideas That Really WorkOne of the most important pillars of Side Hustle Nation is the community element, which is now more than 20,000 members strong on Facebook. BooksNick is an Amazon bestselling author, with titles including:The Side Hustle: How to Turn Your Spare Time into $1000 a Month or MoreThe Progress Journal: A Simple Daily Planner to Make Meaningful Progress on Your Most Important WorkBuy Buttons: The Fast-Track Strategy to Make Extra Money and Start a Business in Your Spare TimeNick loves geeking out on this stuff and am happy to chat about:The state of the side hustle economyCreative ways to make extra moneyThe most popular side hustlesCommon side hustle mistakesAnd anything else related to building extra income with limited time
Christopher Pellegriniis a shochu and awamori expert, author, host, and die-hard Tokyo Swallows fan, incorporating his infectious enthusiasm and knowledge of Japanese spirits in all his professional endeavors. He launched Honkaku Spirits in March of 2020 with the mission of bringing intensely artisanal Japanese spirits to discerning American consumers, especially koji-based spirits including shochu, awamori, and koji whiskey. Hailing from Bristol, Vermont, Christopher received his B.A. in Spanish from Wittenberg University and his M.A. in language education from University College London. He is currently pursuing a PhD in Bioresource Economics from Kagoshima National University. After honing his skills as a brewer at Otter Creek Brewing Company in Middlebury, Vermont, Christopher became a full-time professor at Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan. Following the launch of Honkaku Spirits, he now teaches at the university on a part-time basis. Respected throughout the industry, Christopher is a judge of the Tokyo Whisky & Spirits Competition as well as Spirits Selection by Concours Mondial de Bruxelles. In addition to being a contributor to the award-winning “Oxford Companion to Spirits and Cocktails,” his extensive understanding of shochu inspired him to write the first non-Japanese book about shochu and awamori, “The Shochu Handbook.” He also co-hosts two podcasts focused on the education of Japanese spirits: Japan Distilled and Sake on Air. Fluent in English and Japanese, Christopher’s contribution to increasing global knowledge of Japanese spirits continues to shape opinion on the burgeoning category.https://honkakuspirits.com/ This is my import company's website which is designed to be a gateway to greater understanding of Japanese spirits in general and koji-based spirits in particular.Twitter chrispellegrini Instagramchristopher pellegrini
Scott DeLuzio is an Army veteran, having served six years with the Army National Guard, including a deployment to Afghanistan in 2010. Scott’s brother, Steven, was also deployed to Afghanistan in 2010. Unfortunately, Steven was killed in action on August 22, 2010. After returning home, Scott struggled with coping with the stresses of combat, the loss of his younger brother, and adjusting back to civilian life. In the years following Scott’s deployment, he noticed other veterans dealing with their struggles in unhealthy ways. Scott started his podcast, Drive On Podcast, to connect with current and prior service members. He interviews veterans and civilians to discuss personal triumphs, life experiences, and emotional hardships to give hope and strength to the military community. Scott lives in Surprise, Arizona, with his wife, Vicki DeLuzio, and their three children. You can find Scotts podcast athttps://driveonpodcast.comHis book, Surviving Son is available on Amazon or on the website SurvivingSonBook.com.
On this episode business owner, podcast host, and radio DJ Leon Davis join me. Leon discusses his extensive career in the technology and restaurant industries. Leon also discusses how radio has evolved from when he first got started up until now. Leon is also the host of the altitude adjustment podcast, and he discusses what drives him to continue podcasting no matter how many listeners and followers he has. Leon also gives some great advice on not giving up when chasing your dreams. You can check out everything Leon is up to by going to https://thelionsdenstl.wixsite.com/home/contact
Whole Living Consultant, Author of the book, "Jumpstart Your Life", College Instructor and Speaker. Diane Randall is energized, committed, and passionate about leading wellness conversations around life balance, mental wellness, self-care, self-realization, plant-based nutrition, and whole life wellness. Her joy is seeing individuals adapt health and wellness methods that reduce stress and bring harmonious balance to their lives. She excels at equipping busy professionals with workable wellness advice and strategies that meet their demanding lifestyle. She is an author, consultant, workshop presenter and college instructor who taught stress management and resiliency techniques to Chicago police officers. Diane is a professional speaker and former podcast show host whose articles have appeared in publications such as the Vegan Street, Plant Pure Nation, New York Times, Balance, Choice, Consulting Magazines, the Active Times, and American Holistic Health Association (AHHA). She has been a guest on numerous podcasts and appeared on television, including a guest appearance on the Oprah Winfrey Show to discuss successful relationships. Diane has earned Life Coach, Guiding Mindful Change coach certifications and attended the Institute of Integrative Nutrition in New York City and has a Master’s Degree in Spiritual Psychology. For more information about speaking appearances, podcasts, and access to numerous resources visit her website at www.dianerandallconsults.com. Check out everything Diane is up to by visiting her website at www.dianerandallconsults.com
Sara Jayne has always been more natural minded, but a panic in 2015 sent her into a tailspin. She knew she needed drastic change, so set out to transform her life. She's been on a mission ever since to help people live their best lives. Sara Jayne enjoys being able to help chiropractic patients, and launched her podcast, Fast Lane with Sara Jayne, in 2020.WHERE TO FIND MEwww. purelysarajayne.com Facebook: /sarajaynek Instagram: @sarajayneklein Linked In: Sara Klein
Mariusz Specializes in area of stock market that finance industry hates and ignores. His mantra-investing where others can’t or won’t. The entire financial industry is set up in a way to generate mediocre investment returns. That’s because everybody wants to invest in stocks of companies that are very well known to everybody. It is very comforting for individuals and money managers to be invested in places where others approve and recognize. The problem with this is that the known assets are priced accordingly meaning that the probability of mispricing is low. Consequently, mediocre returns are the result. The biggest money is made in stocks of companies that are not on the first page of the newspapers. The biggest money is made on companies that are on the 20th page but are on the way towards the first page. But in order to find them, you can’t wait for them to be delivered to you on the platter. You have to go out and find them yourself before everybody else finds them. Many times, you have to go into places where others don’t want to go. That’s where the mantra of “Investing where others can’t or won’t” comes from. When this strategy is performed properly with the correct due diligence, it can create life chancing results. Mariusz is a perfect example of such success. He started in 2009 with $10,000 and he turned it into $6 million a little more than a decade later. No, it hasn’t all been in a straight line with no ups and downs. There was a lot of volatility and frustration on the way. This was the price of success. Overall, this strategy delivered incredible investment returns mostly because in this space there is barely any competition from other investors who are busy chasing the names that everyone recognizes and approves. Mariusz the founder of Classic Value Investors and MicroCap Explosions and creator of Value Investing University. Mariusz is also the author of 11 books on the subject of investing.
Speaker, Coach, Recording Artist, New Thought , PBS TV, Author and Creator of book and course "Creating A Life of Joy, Meaning and Abundance" Kevin Roth In 2016 Kevin was told he had stage three melanoma, and only a few years to live. Kevin completely changed his diet, life style , got rid of stress and recreated his life. The cancer never returned and Kevin now teaches what he does everyday to create a life he loves. Kevin have over fifty-recordings, sang the theme to a hit PBS TV show, won numerous awards, and became ' rich and famous' only to discover what's truly important... Living a purpose driven life authentically with a daily action plan is the stuff dreams are made of! Kevin’s passion is in his coaching, consulting, and personal appearances blending his new thought concepts with his music to educate and lift people's spirits. Kevin blends mindful-awareness, spirituality and science based evidence to design a life of joy, success and health. Check out everything that Kevin is up to at www.kevinrothmusic.com