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Burn Out to Burning Purpose

Burn Out to Burning Purpose

Sometimes we feel like our work has no impact on the world around us. It keeps coming back fresh every day, it keeps us from what we truly love, but it also keeps the lights on. How do we break out of this mundane, exhausting cycle? The first step to social disruption is squashing the stale standards we set for ourselves. Geri Paige Butner, today’s guest, is a living example of this. Geri is a business coach who found her niche in the wake of the pandemic after leaving her corporate job and going on a journey of self-discovery. Burned...

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Finding Purpose in Adversity

Finding Purpose in Adversity

What would you do if you were convicted of a gruesome crime you didn’t commit? Now imagine serving 16 years of your life for that crime, all the while having to fight against the current of a system that is not only indifferent, but often malicious? You could be furious, frustrated, and fall into a habit of resentment towards the world. Or you could take the admirable path chosen by today’s guest, Jeff Deskovic. Motivated by his own experiences, Jeff is a first-person advocate for justice reform, policy changes, and the wrongfully convicted. His hard work and dedication have resulted...

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You're only as healthy as your cells

You're only as healthy as your cells

Mind, body, soul… cells? Today’s guest, Heather Hiniker, is the founder and CEO of Ascent, a cutting-edge regenerative technology company in Newport Beach, CA. Hiniker’s business is built on two ideas: Our bodies are created to self-heal, and that we are only as healthy as our cells. Ascent offers many services focusing on cellular health and regeneration, and has seen an uptick in traffic since COVID restrictions began to lift and people began seeking help for the residual symptoms of the virus.   The inflammatory effects of COVID are well-documented, and so is the possibility of symptoms persisting long after...

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Ep 9 Stop playing Whack-a-Mole with your health

Ep 9 Stop playing Whack-a-Mole with your health

  “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” For years, the U.S. healthcare system has had this adage backwards. Every industry is more profitable with repeat customers, after all. The complicated insurance rigamarole and the surprise costs of a seemingly simple procedure add up and take their toll. If that wasn’t enough, patients commonly complain of brief, impersonal, and frustrating experiences with doctors. The demand to improve healthcare is nothing new. However, after two years of overwhelmed and understaffed hospitals, patients and doctors alike are taking an active role in finding solutions. In this episode, we speak...

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Ep 8 Critical Thinkers: Raise One, Be One - with Julie Bogart

Ep 8 Critical Thinkers: Raise One, Be One - with Julie Bogart

  Albert Einstein is often credited as saying, “Everyone is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” The quote’s true origins are unknown, but the sentiment has a Facebook-shareable quality to it and has gained traction as modern attitudes toward education grow and shift. In this episode we chat with the author of The Brave Learner and Raising Critical Thinkers, Julie Bogart. Julie draws on years of research and experience to discuss the flaws in our educational system exposed by the...

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