Challenges That Change Us

Challenges That Change Us

In Challenges That Change Us, Ali Flynn interviews people who have overcome adversity, or have experience in dealing with challenges. They share the highs and lows of their stories, as well as the lessons they have learned along the way. This is the perfect podcast for anyone looking for inspiration. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Episodes

February 5, 2023 65 min

Trigger warning: this episode discusses depression, suicide, self harm and brain cancer


A huge thank you to Project Health Monitoring for powering this week's episode.

PHM is a software company that provides digital solutions for industry, sport, and education, allowing you to focus on wellbeing, performance, and academic engagement in real time. This engagement helps you improve the mental health, wellbeing, and performance outc...

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Trigger warning: This episode discusses infertility for men, mentions suicide, and a possible heart attack.

A huge thank you to Project Health Monitoring for powering this week's episode.

PHM is a software company that provides digital solutions for industry, sport, and education, allowing you to focus on wellbeing, performance, and academic engagement in real time. This engagement helps you improve the mental health, wellbeing, ...

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A huge thank you to Project Health Monitoring for powering this week's episode.

PHM is a software company that provides digital solutions for industry, sport, and education, allowing you to focus on wellbeing, performance, and academic engagement in real time. This engagement helps you improve the mental health, wellbeing, and performance outcomes for all individuals. Click here to find out more!


This episode’s guest is Nerissa T...

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A huge thank you to Project Health Monitoring for powering this week's episode.

PHM is a software company that provides digital solutions for industry, sport, and education, allowing you to focus on wellbeing, performance, and academic engagement in real time. This engagement helps you improve the mental health, wellbeing, and performance outcomes for all individuals. Click here to find out more!


This episode’s guest is Martin Br...

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A huge thank you to Project Health Monitoring for powering this week's episode.

PHM is a software company that provides digital solutions for industry, sport, and education, allowing you to focus on wellbeing, performance, and academic engagement in real time. This engagement helps you improve the mental health, wellbeing, and performance outcomes for all individuals. Click here to find out more!


This episodes guest is former jou...

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A huge thank you to Project Health Monitoring for powering this week's episode.

PHM is a software company that provides digital solutions for industry, sport, and education, allowing you to focus on wellbeing, performance, and academic engagement in real time. This engagement helps you improve the mental health, wellbeing, and performance outcomes for all individuals. Click here to find out more!


Our free MINDSET RESET is 8.30am ...

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A huge thank you to Project Health Monitoring for powering this week's episode.

PHM is a software company that provides digital solutions for industry, sport, and education, allowing you to focus on wellbeing, performance, and academic engagement in real time. This engagement helps you improve the mental health, wellbeing, and performance outcomes for all individuals. Click here to find out more!


This episodes guest is Samuel Mun...

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A huge thank you to Project Health Monitoring for powering this week's episode.

PHM is a software company that provides digital solutions for industry, sport, and education, allowing you to focus on wellbeing, performance, and academic engagement in real time. This engagement helps you improve the mental health, wellbeing, and performance outcomes for all individuals. Click here to find out more!


The mantra of our podcast is taki...

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A huge thank you to Project Health Monitoring for powering this week's episode.

PHM is a software company that provides digital solutions for industry, sport, and education, allowing you to focus on wellbeing, performance, and academic engagement in real time. This engagement helps you improve the mental health, wellbeing, and performance outcomes for all individuals. Click here to find out more!


One challenge most women face is ...

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Trigger warning: Sexual assault, Suicide, Losing a parent, Depression/anxiety, Post natal depression, Charging a perpetrator.

This may not be the right time or the right episode today. Give yourself permission to skip this episode and we will see you next week.


It is my absolute honour to introduce our guest for this episode, Anna Lyon.

Anna suffered trauma at a very young age when she lost her father, but that was only the beginning ...

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Trigger warning: Drug crimes and false arrests


This episode is a story that took me completely by surprise and had my jaw absolutely on the flaw.

Our guest is Brenda Denbesten, a chemical engineer with over 15 years' experience in the mining and manufacturing industries, and a Women in STEM advocate and driver for change

Brenda is a best-selling author of ‘the FIFO wives tale’s’ and creator of 'Chronicles of a Female Engineer&...

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Trigger warning: Anxiety, panic attacks, cancer


At this point we all know that the events in our formative childhood years can have long reaching effects, often influencing us decades later.

So what happens when your Mum goes through life threatening cancer when you are just going through your teenage years?

That’s exactly what happened to Erica Smith.

Erica is an Associate Professor in Chemistry at the University of New England (UNE),...

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Trigger warning: suicide, depression and substance abuse.


This episode is all about what comes after the challenge.

At 19, Morgan T Nelson found himself in a toxic work and life situation that resulted in substance abuse and a suicide attempt.

Shortly after he vowed to turn things around and reached financial freedom at the age of 23.

Now he’s a business owner, international speaker and podcast host and is hell bent on spreading his me...

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We’ve spoken before about the horrifying experience of being in limbo when the medical industry cannot give you a diagnosis.

Imagine what it’s like when that happens to your new born baby.

In this week's episode I’m speaking with my close friend and incredible mother, Jess Galvin.

After having her first child, Jess and her husband were delighted when their daughter Lucy was born, apparently happy and healthy.

However things quickly...

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Trigger warning: brain injury and trauma


This is an extra episode that we have released just to thank you all for listening.

Today’s guest is Suz Greig, an amazing friend and an incredible woman who was rushed to hospital after her car was found wrapped around a tree in 1996.

She suffered an acquired traumatic brain injury and the doctors told her family she would never walk, cycle, work or live independently.

What followed was an incr...

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Sometimes one of the greatest challenges can be our interactions with other people. Settling disputes, overcoming inter-personal conflict or just reaching a compromise can often be anxiety inducing events.

That’s why today’s episode will be highlighting advice on how to navigate these experiences with the help of Allan Parker.


Allan Parker OAM is a Micro Behavioural Scientist and Negotiator.

Allan usually introduces himself as an ecce...

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Trigger warning: this episode discusses anxiety, depression and agoraphobia.

We have spoken about anxiety and depression on this podcast before, but what happens when the panic attacks and symptoms are so bad that you end up feeling too scared to even leave your home.

A small town country kid who never quite fit in. that’s the feeling that would follow Daniel Bentley for decades and eventually lead him to developing a number of menta...

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Challenges That Change Us Marie Claire


Battling any illness is a challenges in and of itself, but when it comes to often unknown autonomic conditions, the medical field can leave patients feeling lost, ignored and forgotten.

Combine that with trying to seek medical help in the 90’s in a second world country like Uzbekistan and you might begin to imagine the overwhelming challenge that Marie Claire faced in her journey to be diagnosed...

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In previous episodes we have discussed long term illness, but this week we are getting specific by talking to Andrea Wildenthal Hanson about the challenge she has faced in living with Multiple sclerosis.

Diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2000, Andrea coaches people to become their own wellness guru. Andrea combines her experience from five years of life coaching and 16+ years of living well with MS to teach people how to crea...

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Trigger warning: this episode discusses suicide and depression.

If you are struggling, please call lifeline on 13 11 14.


After a few weeks of episodes discussing mental health and other struggles we noticed one thing that kept coming up.

Lifeline.

But a lot of people have been asking, what actually happens when you call lifeline?

Well to clear things up and highlight how important of a service it is, this episode’s guest is Lifeline CEO...

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