Taking it for Granted

Taking it for Granted

Happiness...What is it and how do you find it? How can you find happiness through the tougher times in your life? Grant Smith talks to people from all walks of life on their happiness, and where it comes from.

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May 12, 2021 52 min
Tom is one of the most genuine and friendly people you will ever meet. He's a Colorado radio personality whose love of sports is contagious. Tom lives his life with no regrets, and whatever he does, whether it be making sales or caring for his children, he gives it his all.
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Jerod is an ex con turned activist advocating for positivity and acceptance in a community that welcomed him with open arms. After nearly two decades in the prison system, he decided to turn his life around for the better and help others do the same. Whether it be through his artwork, his passion of disc golf, or just a friendly conversation, Jerod is creating the positive change he wants to see in the world.
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April 28, 2021 94 min
Leilani is a bright light of positivity in this world, but that hasn't always been the case. Through ups and downs, losses of loved ones, and career changes, Leilani now uses her work to help others find their positive frame of mind. She has left the corporate world for the spiritual one, and as a medium, reiki practitioner, and tarot reader, she helps her clients find peace and understanding in their lives.
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April 21, 2021 81 min
Nick is a musician from Columbus, Ohio, and he also works with the non-profit We Amplify Voices. After playing in bands his whole life, Nick's new album "Aslan" is his first solo venture, and what an album it is. He is a devoted father, and after being agnostic for many years, now a devoted Christian. His life journey is full of twists and turns, from psychedelic to religious experiences, from feeling down and out to fe...
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Matt has been very successful with his films winning festivals and showing at places like Sundance and SXSW, but that's not what defines him. He finds the most joy in being a father, playing his guitar and tending to his garden. He is always looking for the next story to tell and living his life to the fullest along the way.
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Lauren is a survivor of a traumatic brain injury who is now acting as a resource guide to others in similar situations. She is transparent about her struggles to find proper care, rehabbing through the ups and downs, and getting back to the things she loves like power lifting. Find out more at wakeupbrain.org.
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March 31, 2021 83 min
Kristal's story is one that needed to be told. She is a retired Air Force pilot who has pivoted into the fields of wine and yoga. After being forced to call it quits as a pilot, she looked for the next opportunity life was opening up for her, and now she is a sommelier and yoga instructor. We talk dealing with grief, stepping outside your comfort zone, and of course, wine.
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Darrick is a man with a curious mind. He is the host of the Louisville, Kentucky based radio show "Inside A Question" and so much more. Darrick was a K-12 teacher, lived in a monastery and like me, a huge music lover. His curious mind leads him to seeking out answers to any questions that peak his interest in a variety of fields, reflected by his degrees in Physics, Mathematics, Hindi and Philosophy. Darrick's wife is c...
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Davon is a Denver, CO filmmaker, director and actor who has won numerous awards over the years for his work, but is still waiting for his big break. He discusses traveling the world, film festivals, staying positive and race relations and the media's role in that.
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Kimilu is a life coach, reiki master practitioner, author and host of the podcast Celebrate Life. You can learn more about Kimi at her website https://www.kimilu.com/.
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Neal's story starts with a suicide attempt, but thankfully doesn't end there. Dealing with the blindness caused by his attempt, Neal's perspective has shifted into the most grateful and happiest version of himself. He doesn't see blindness as a handicap but a new way to view the world and make the most of it.
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February 24, 2021 43 min
Sarah Thomas is arguably the most accomplished open water marathon swimmer with a 104 mile Lake Champlain swim that took 67 hours, and swimming the English Channel four times in a row. She also overcame a battle with breast cancer and is a public speaker and swim coach.
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Dr. Roger Teel is a spiritual leader and speaker who co-founded the Association for Global New Thought. He was also the long-time minister at Mile Hi Church and author of the book "This Life is Joy."
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Chase is a professional basketball player in Germany, now in his seventh season. He's a childhood friend with a great outlook on life.
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February 3, 2021 43 min
Matt Vinson aka The Wonderfool is a musician who has his solo work with great songs like Garden, and he is also the bassist for the folk/americana trio CAAMP.
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Jolene is the owner/operator of CrossFit SEO, a mother of three and going through her second bout with cancer.
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Chris is a stand-up comedian, illustrator and co-host of the podcast Do You Need A Ride? His special Rescue Cactus is available on Vimeo, wearenarly.com and Amazon.
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Kristi Nelson is the author of Wake Up Grateful and Executive Director of A Network for Grateful Living. You can find more info on her work at gratefulness.org.
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AJ Smith, a recovering addict and Marine
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January 13, 2021 36 min
Musician Oliver Wood of The Wood Brothers
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