Co-Creating Impact

Co-Creating Impact

Co-Creating Impact is Removing the Social Media Mask by sharing what's beneath your smile as we are all slowing down for mental health. We are an all-inclusive community podcast. A safe place to share your story and the resources/tools that's worked for you in times of stress. Each episode is unique with the passion and wisdom that each co-creator has learned with their ever-evolving journey. Share your passion and how it’s impacted your life and/or the lives of others. This is your time to be heard and to help others along the way. The sky is the limit on topics to share. From health, mental wellness, music, cars, food, spirituality, relationships, sports, hobbies, and etc. You get the idea, just bring your passion and knowledge to the table my friend!

Episodes

November 14, 2022 15 min

Trigger Warning. We are talking with the founder of Vet Life 4 Life, Shawn aka the Veteran Guy about the veterans that take their life and the importance of this is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization to help veterans.  

His motto is "Don't just talk about it, Be about it". 

Shawn is a 9 year Veteran that did 2 tours in Afghanistan. His story impacts a lot of veterans and people that struggle with addiction and mental hea...

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We can't say enough about our superhero nurses! They are an amazing gift to us all. Eric is sharing his experience and what tools he uses in times of stress as a nurse.

No one was prepared for what happened in 2020! Some establishments handled things better than others. Just as some people handled it better than others. So, when we hear stories like Eric's, its more than inspirational... it IS superhero status! And I hope al...

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When it comes to weight loss accountability, Elisa decided that she wanted to share her journey with her community through social media and through her blog. She's found it's something that helps her in times of struggle as well as with her triumphs. 

She has been focused and improving her food intake along with exercise that works best for her. Weight loss accountability for Elisa also means working on her emotional wellbei...

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Let's remove the stigma of family recovery from addiction. Debbie is sharing how addiction affects the entire family along with some fantastic resources.

Addiction is the one disease where pain is the motivator for change. It is caused by a complex set of factors to include; genetic, environmental, fitting in, or it was just fun at first. As humans we all have underlying pain and/or place of lack inside. We may fill that feelin...

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Laura, our superhero, opens up about her life as well as sharing her tips and tricks for teaching with compassion. Even while the kids are now bouncing off the walls!

Laura comes from a very religious upbringing and felt that her teaching beginnings were a little rocky. She says that a few of the kids are what kept her there. She's been teaching for 7 years and has so much compassion with the kids. Now even more than ever, they ...

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Emotionally detaching from objects doesn't mean we can't have a cozy/comfortable home. Maria is a single mom that went through so much in her life to include being homeless.

She went from feeling a little lost after finally purchasing her first home on her own to now helping others with emotionally detaching from objects that no longer serve them.

She assists her clients with emotionally detaching from objects to help make ...

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June 7, 2021 15 min

Some of us take a mothers love for granted. Some of us grow up without a mother or with a toxic mother. Does that make us become less loving as parents?

The death of Leo's parents and life as an adopted child to 2 different families, left her with many unanswered questions. Even though she's had some good influences and God on her side, she had a strong desire to have a mothers love.

Leo is finally speaking her truth and hel...

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May 31, 2021 15 min

Knowing our family history is so important for many reasons. Anastacia shares details of finding her blood relations through Ancestry DNA after going with her instincts of feeling like an outsider for so long.

Keeping secrets can be damaging when it comes to our family history. Once the truth comes out, it's such a relief. And the truth always comes out! There may be some investigating and bumps along the way but the truth alway...

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Long Haul Covid Survivor, Christina shares her story with having the Coronavirus which lingered into what is now called the Coronavirus Long Haul. She, as a long haul survivor says, "It is NOT your fault! No matter how careful you are, it is still not your fault!"

Christina is a member of the Survivor Corps group. This is a group of individuals who survived COVID, but now are battling the long haul symptoms that are left aft...

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May 14, 2021 15 min

Gina was ready for her Paramedic Reset. Our paramedics are everyday superheroes!! Gina was aware of the psychological ramifications that come with such a stressful but rewarding career. I'm impressed that she was able to take the much needed break from it for her own health.

The level of details that was necessary to tack onto all the Paramedics workload to ensure safety is daunting. The awareness that the Paramedics had of the ...

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April 18, 2021 15 min

Fitness Queen to Counselor

Follow along as Tina shares her struggle with going from a soul sucking job to finding her purpose through the avenue of health and fitness. She went from listening to the old stories she would play in her head of not feeling good enough to finding the tools to help her get where she is today. How she was able to let her true self shine by putting herself out there with less self-judgement. Even though ste...

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April 18, 2021 15 min

A formerly self-proclaimed person with abusive behaviors, Sean has changed his ways and now is an advocate against abuse.

He says he was intentional and premeditative with his verbal and mental abusive. Being a bully and knowing how to not leave marks on his victims. 

Sean experienced childhood trauma, was addicted to drugs, and served his time in prison. He understands rock bottom and how to navigate through those learned behaviors ...

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April 18, 2021 14 min

Vulnerability is Ok

Jo Deb wants others to know that vulnerability is ok and that you can find a way to your dreams at any age! She was isolated due to her suppressed autoimmune system for so long but she saw it as putting on a pair of glasses and the world just coming into focus. 

She feels that she's living her second chance in life after going through a liver transplant. She went from a fast paced stressful job to painting and...

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April 18, 2021 15 min

Do you believe that someone who says offensive things to your face is someone you could probably trust? We are diving deep into our offensive culture today!

Are we subscribing to a fairytale? It’s all about perspective and not masking red flags. 

We are only responsible for ourselves and the easiest person to fool is ourselves. Self-examination is the hardest thing we can do. We CAN do hard things.

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Sexual assault advocate, Kimberly is sharing her sexual assault story. We are talking about rape, sexual assault, and trauma in this episode with understanding, compassion, support and some solutions. 

She’s telling her story to help others navigate through their story. Our stories may be different but are alike with the emotions we go through during trauma and sexual assault are alike.   

She comes from a place of understanding and ...

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April 13, 2021 15 min

Elisa is sharing the challenges of adult ADHD. Her understanding of her diagnosis, getting to the root of her ailments, her health/wellness journey, and staying focused. How she's created a command center to help her stay organized.

Elisa shares the tools and routines that work for her. About her short term memory, journaling and focusing.  She found a great journal called Beacon that has an open calendar, a place for goals, gr...

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Do you think sobriety & mental health are connected? Cait is laying out everything for us! From her sobriety, mental illness, eating disorder, spiritual journey, and her past adventures.

She feels better about going public about her story largely due to a mentor that has been an inspiration in her life.  

The correlation between addiction and our mental health raises the question of what more can we do to assure better mental hea...

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Despite what some people may believe, there is a lot of authenticity on TikTok! It’s not all fun dancing and/or showing skin.  

Jeffrey feels his most authentic and vulnerable while creating and performing music. Sharing that with our TikTok family has been another level of joy for him. Even though he is diversifying with his music business, he still makes a little time for TikTok.

We are always learning something new about ourselves...

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March 28, 2021 15 min

Tina shares her stages of grief after the loss of her daughter. Surviving the mental and physical experience that grief takes on our entire being. How she went from rock bottom to literally digging her way back inch by inch with her garden. 

 She says “When you suffer everyday your entire being becomes weak! Holding on to your pain and feelings thinking that you’re saving the ones around you is completely insane. I know, I did that....

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Pediatric O.T.’s virtual adaptation, how is that even possible? See how Chaya found her way in a virtual world as a Pediatric Occupational Therapist. She describes for us what she does and how she does it. Did you know that compressing our joints helps our brains organize better? So much great information here!! 

Conforming and adapting to our new way of normal takes a lot of inner reflection. Chaya’s mom, who is a Holocaust survivo...

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