Choose Your Attitude

Choose Your Attitude

The Choose Your Attitude® podcast is a source of inspiration and motivation for many, fueled by real stories from real people who have struggled with real challenges. Each podcast — and show guest — reminds you that no matter the challenge, you hold the power of perspective, allowing it to shift your attitude from being held down by the impossible to being propelled with the possible. No struggle is too big to impact the small choice you make of your attitude on how you approach it, all in turn creating a life you choose to live!


July 16, 2021 46 min

In this episode we're interviewing Stephanie Feger, an author who blends her passion for helping others, with her communication and marketing skills. Stephanie uses her amazing skillsets as a way to provide unique coaching and consulting for both authors and entrepreneurs.

Stephanie's coachings are customized to meet the needs of the specific group she's working with, leaving attendees with meaningful and tangible ways t...

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We all have secrets. Truths that are too painful to face.

Marcie J. Keithley, Author of "The Shoebox Effect: Transforming Pain into Fortitude and Purpose," knows this all too well as she, herself, attempted to put all of her past worries into a proverbial (and literal!) shoebox. Just waiting for the time when she would have the strength to examine and process them.

The reality, though, is that the only way to move forward in ...

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Part 2 of 3: In the second episode of our three part series, (the continuation of episode 20) we speak to Kevin Briggs, the police officer from Kevin Berthia's Golden Gate Bridge story. 

Trigger Warning: This episode speaks on suicide. 

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Episode Trigger Warning: Suicide.

If you or someone you know needs direct help, please reach out to: 

National Suicide Prevention Hotline
800-273-8255 (TALK)


In 2005, Kevin Berthia was challenged to his core mentally, physically and emotionally.

His entire life buckled into one moment, and thought there was no other choice but to head to the Golden Gate Bridge...and j...

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GMadison is a world renowned dancer, choreographer, and instructor.

His work has been seen on some of the largest stages in the world and he just finished up touring with Mariah Carey this last year.

Most recently, GMadison and his wife, singer & songwriter Chenelle, put together a beautiful and inspiring music video for Chenelle's song "Invincible," which focuses on how society has grown accustomed to labeling indivi...

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My guest today is Marc Ginsky, The Cystic Foundation's Chief Operating Officer.

On this episode we talk about the amazing research the CF Foundation is currently collecting, the community the Foundation has created, the lives it's currently saving, and the amazing lessons learned from working with such an amazing organization.

Here's our chat.

Foundation Links:
About CF – Learn more about cystic fi...

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Branden McWilliams has Cystic Fibrosis. He's also a Ninja Warrior. Literally. 

As in incredible athletes who combine obstacle course training with elements of gymnastics & parkour. You have to have incredible strength, problem solving-skills, endurance, stamina, impulse control, and confidence. 

And interestingly enough, despite his CF, Branden is one of the only athletes to reach the end of the obstacle courses and hit the f...

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December 13, 2020 62 min

Adrenaline junkie Ryan McElmon competes as a downhill skier, but enjoys mountain biking as a hobby.

At only 22 years old, Ryan has had memorable and exciting experiences, learned many lessons, and accomplished triumphs some will never grasp in their lifetime. 

The biggest lesson he's learned and instilled in others is overcoming fear.

Ryan mirrors Choose Your Attitude's mantra/motto by constantly trying to conquer the hunger o...

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John Sardella is back! 

In this episode, John Sardella, author of "A Journey Without a Map" sat down with us again and is our guest for episode 13. 

In episode 13, we touched on the topic of legacy, and opened up the conversation to a vulnerable place as John shared what he wanted on his gravestone. 

Thinking about death seems to always have a dark tone, but the idea of the legacy we leave behind can be a really beautiful thin...

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In this episode I sit down with Dr. JD Hassenbank, Muscle Magician, who's main mantra is move better, hurt less.

In our current situation in 2020, there has been a lot of mental taxation to overcome.

While we all constantly monitor and navigate our stress levels, Dr. Hassenbank provides us with some mental exercises to help us process all that's going on using the HALT process.

Hunger, Anger, Loneliness, Tiredness, or H.A.L.T.


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Today, my guest is John Sardella, author of A Journey Without a Map.

I had the chance to read his book, and was taken aback by how parallel his journey was to my own.

His wife endured seven years battling cancer, and experienced the difficulties of loving someone who is dying.

When we sat down to chat, the comfortability in our similarities was astounding.

As a lacrosse coach instructor, and a former principal, he brings an amazing out...

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October 11, 2020 76 min

Life is a difficult journey. We of course all strive to live our best life, however, it isn't always perfect.

When we grow up, we sometimes fall into difficult choices/circumstances. In high school, I had the privilege to go to school with a beautiful human being that has been through some turbulent times.

Ashley Rhyner experienced her parents splitting, her father coming out as a gay man, and her step dad passing of cancer. As a...

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September 27, 2020 59 min

Have you heard of the term six degrees of separation? The idea is that all people are six or fewer away from each other. Back in 2006 I was on a flight from Spokane to Seattle, Washington and sat next to an extraordinary human.

Like most flights, if you're sat next to someone friendly, you eventually chit-chat and have a brief encounter with them, and I was lucky enough to be sitting next to a woman who shared she was headed to ...

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September 19, 2020 63 min

After the horrible events of George Floyd and then the protests following, I reached out to Bryce Smith, a friend of mine, to help try and create a deeper understanding of racism, and where as a white man I could/can do better.

I was taken back when he confronted me for reaching out, but as I listened to Bryce wholeheartedly, it was then made clear to me Bryce's frustration and hurt. Something I could never truly comprehend as a...

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Are you looking for some much needed motivation? Maybe a new way to feel inspired? We know that life is tough but, so are you! Finding that perfect shirt you’ve been dreaming of is a tough journey, but we have you covered. That’s why we are here with Choose Your Attitude Apparel! Wear it with confidence and remind yourself you are choosing a way to success! It is a constant reminder that you can share with others! Join the Choose Y...

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Hope you guys are excited as we are!

Season 2 comes with a new feel, a new approach, and a whole new set of episodes. Hold on to your attitudes, got a new life we are creating here and couldn't be more excited to have you apart of the journey! We are in this together!

Season 2 Includes:
Episode 10 - Sept 20 : A talk about racism with friends
Episode 11 - Sept 27 : A toast for change with Erin Gruwell
Episode 12 - Oct 11 : Sober li...

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In this episode, we're focusing on all things privilege.

Hate is our defense mechanism, to help us retreat back to feeling safe and comfortable, because we may not understand something completely.

Love and understanding takes work, trust, vulnerability, learning, the ability to step outside your comfort zone in order to grow and build. Love is the greater reward here.

There is no easy way to build trust, without an extreme amount ...

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In this podcast we sit down to chat with Martin Devlieger, an adventurer at heart.

Martin has Cystic Fibrosis.

Instead of letting CF hold him back, at a young age he innovated.

Today he's the inventor of the Monarch Airway Clearance System, a life vest that provides a touch of independence for the patient, while helping vibrate the mucus build up in a CF patients lungs.

His simple invention gave him the freedom he needed to adventu...

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May 9, 2020 61 min

It's been three years since May 7th, 2017, when Brianna passed.

As a way to come together celebrate her birthday on May 11th, and support her and her family's efforts to continue the Poulsbo CF Walk, her family talks about all things Brianna, how as a family they overcame the obstacles that cystic fibrosis introduced, and Brianna fought her best to live.

Through Brianna's life she was a role model, inspiration, and leade...

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Dr. Paul Pottinger.
The 007 of Infectious Disease, and Brianna's long time infectious disease doctor, is the Director of Infectious Diseases at University of Washington, and Foreword author of the book Loving Someone Who Is Dying.

Dr. Pottinger takes some time out of his busy schedule to catch up and offer transparency and comfort amidst the current global pandemic. 

In our talk, Dr. Pottinger challenges the community to come toge...

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