Lift U Up: Inspiring Health Stories

Lift U Up: Inspiring Health Stories

Without our health, we have nothing. Our mental, physical, and emotional well-being is a need for happy lives and prosperous businesses. Lift U Up is the podcast where we share inspiring health stories from business owners who are fulfilling their purpose to live their healthiest lives, and helping you do the same. Tamika Bickham is a former TV reporter turned marketing entrepreneur and content creator. She’s covered stories that include the death of superstar Michael Jackson, ESPN Monday Night Football, Alabama state politics, and wild, breaking news stories across South Florida. She’s getting back in front of the mic (and camera) to share stories that matter, uplifting and inspiring us all on our journey to healthier living. Learn more about Tamika, your health and wellness matchmaker, on her website tbmediagroup.com or watch the video version of each episode on her youtube channel: https://bit.ly/2VAqD2w.

Episodes

September 19, 2022 37 min

Alyson Seligman is reminding us that there is so much more than what meets the eye. This week’s guest of Lift U Up: Inspiring Health Stories, had a 30th birthday that changed the course of her entire life. When her unknown invisible illness suddenly made her paralyzed and sent her to the hospital, Alyson started a journey of recovery and managing her symptoms. It took getting diagnosed with an invisible illness for Alyson to learn ...

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Have you ever wondered what your doctors do when they get sick? Dr. Bevan Choate is shedding light on what happens when doctor becomes patient. After suffering a stroke in his 30s, Dr. Choate’s perspective on what it means to live a good life is forever changed. In this episode of Lift U Up: Inspiring Health Stories, we walk through Dr. Choate’s experience adding stroke survivor, author, artist, and more to his name. 


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“If we could only get more people to meditate, the world could be a better place.” - Ariel Garten This belief of Ariel Garten’s is the driving force behind her business, Muse. As a lifelong creative with an entrepreneurial streak, Ariel used her talents as a neuroscientist, psychotherapist, and fashion designer to create her budding business. Today, as the co-founder of Muse, she’s using technology to make meditation and better sle...

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Today we’re diving into the details of our health and learning all about Insulin Resistance - what it is, what it means, and how we can all prevent it. We’re joined by Pascual De Santis, M.D., an endocrinologist with Baptist Health Medical Group, for this eye opening episode of Lift U Up: Inspiring Health Stories. Dr. De Santis breaks down the answer to common questions you might already have, while leaving you with healthy habits ...

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Sometimes it’s not about the challenge, but about how you choose to respond. This advice comes from Patricia Monica Ojeda, a Sr. Management Consultant, NLP practitioner, meditation trainer, leadership energy consultant, certified executive and business coach, mindset expert, networker & connector. (No, she’s not busy at all!) With such a background, Patricia holds 26 certifications, but most recently she added to the list “canc...

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Are functional mushrooms the next great health secret? Earth and Star are doing their part in letting the secret out. They’re pairing the family-friendly mushroom extracts with everyday products to bring health benefits to anyone, even “mushroom haters”. Two-time entrepreneurs and founders Zoe and Erica join us on today’s episode of Lift U Up: Inspiring Health Stories to shed light on the science behind functional mushrooms and the...

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The convenience of ride sharing has taken over major cities across the country and the world. However, with increased use comes increased safety concerns. Each year, hundreds of riders and drivers are reporting experiences of sexual assault, a problem that mainly impacts women. On today’s first episode back with Lift U Up: Inspiring Health Stories, we’re joined by Trips4Women spokesperson Anna Prince who’s stepping up to keep women...

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Episode 100! We made it to triple digits here on Lift U Up: Inspiring Health Stories. After two years of recording, we are proud of the 100 stories we’ve had the opportunity to share as an award-winning podcast. To celebrate, Tamika sat down for another solo episode reflecting on the past 100 episodes and broke down some of the health and happiness lessons she’s learned and implemented.

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No one expects a cancer diagnosis, especially not before turning 30. This life-changing news was especially tough for Liya Shuster-Bier when it came just a short time after helping her mother undergo the same tough cancer treatments she had ahead of her. Luckily Liya had the positive attitude needed to overcome it, and see the silver lining in a cancer diagnosis: creating a digital health resource making cancer less lonely for peop...

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There’s magic in being in the right place at the right time. In this episode of Lift U Up: Inspiring Health Stories we are talking about just that. Though our guest’s career journey was not a lateral one (but who’s is?), she gives credit to being in the right place and following her passion. Kathie Klarreich tells us her story of going from botany to global journalism, to founding Exchange for Change – which teaches individuals in ...

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Could you survive harsh environments, with no food, water or shelter, and rely purely on your survival know-how? After years of watching one of her favorite shows, Naked and Afraid, Tamika is thrilled to host this episode’s guests for a chat on survivalism and entrepreneurship. Brooke and Matt Wright have not only challenged themselves on Discovery’s Naked and Afraid many times, but they’ve also built a thriving business sharing th...

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On this episode of Lift U Up: Inspiring Health Stories, we’re talking everything breast health, the methods of cancer prevention, and the powers of plant-based eating. Our guest Dr. Kristi Funk is a wealth of knowledge, known for her work as a board-certified physician, TV personality, author, and celebrity physician. In this episode, Dr. Funk tells the story of her path towards advocating for the breast health of women around the ...

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There’s no better way to enjoy yourself than with an event created for anyone, ages 2 to 80, to feel good and have a great time. That’s exactly the goal entrepreneur David Graziano had when he created Art with Me, an International Arts, Music, and Cultural Experience. With its six pillars, Art with Me brings to life David’s dream to build a positive and enjoyable experience around the world. In today’s episode of Lift U Up: Inspiri...

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Tal Zlotnitsky is helping you love more and love better. After two failed marriages, the serial entrepreneur had a realization – he didn’t know what it meant to “do” love well. And if he was having that problem, he knew there were others struggling in the same way. He took to his instincts and created Our.Love, a business helping us all love better. This episode of Lift U Up: Inspiring Health Stories is all about the impact better ...

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Do you know what it takes to live a fabulous life? According to John Frederick, you only need two things: eagerness and willingness. After years of addiction and illness, John hit rock bottom. His only choice - to get back up and fight for a better life. In today’s episode of Lift U Up: Inspiring Health Stories John shares his journey from hopelessness to finding his way through community, spirituality, and positive thinking.

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According to Jen Bricker-Bauer, everything is possible. It’s not often that you know your purpose from childhood, but Jen has made her dreams come true. Today’s Lift U Up: Inspiring Health Stories guest doesn’t just identify with being born without legs, being adopted as a baby, or growing up as a natural athlete. Instead, Jen identifies as an inspiration and is here to change the world, despite the challenges she faces. Tune in to...

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Jonathon de Potter is bringing awareness to the health and wellness benefits of plant medicine therapy. After years of corporate hustle leading him right to burnout, Jonathon took a year off that changed his life more than he could have imagined. In today’s episode of Lift U Up: Inspiring Health Stories, our guest tells his story from corporate consultant to the Founder and CEO of Behold Retreats.


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No matter our age, location, or background, there is one thing that ties us all together: the authentic human experience. Our stories and our emotions make us unique, but for Tricia-Noël Burke they also bring us together. This week’s Lift U Up: Inspiring Health Stories guest is a new author who combined her passion for storytelling with her love for dance and created her first book Black Moon. She approached her writing by turning ...

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This Black History Month we are lucky to be joined by guests who are positively impacting the lives of the Black community. Today we are joined by Dr. Inaki Bent, an attending physician with Jackson Health System who has made it his life’s work to make healthcare not only accessible, but proportionate to the level of care the white community has already come to expect. In today’s episode of Lift U Up: Inspiring Health Stories, Dr. ...

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We’re feeling the love with two guests on today’s Valentine’s Day episode of Lift U Up: Inspiring Health Stories. Our first guest is Ali Nyman, a social worker who partners with Unicorn Children’s Foundation to teach classes to adults with autism all about love, dating, and relationships. Alongside Ali is Katie Santoro, a twenty-something self-described “oversharer” who was diagnosed with autism at the age of 24. Together they sit ...

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