My Stuttering Life

My Stuttering Life

Navigating life with 80% fluency. This is my life with all its trials and tribulations as a person who stutters. I believe in the power of positivity and I use it in my daily struggles with stuttering. I fight every day with fluency but I win that fight EVERY SINGLE DAY. As a husband, a father, a USAF Gulf War Veteran, and as an entrepreneur, I use many tools in my tool belt to become successful in all my endeavors. My goal is to share my journey so that others can see it is possible to be confident, determined, and live a life of positivity. If you are a PWS, you are not alone!... Show More

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February 11, 2021 142 min

Today’s featured guest is Christopher Constantino.  Christopher Constantino lives in Tallahassee with his wife, Megan, and son, Augustine. He is a speech-language pathologist and assistant professor at Florida State University. He teaches stuttering and counseling. He researches ways to improve the embodied and social experiences of stuttering. He co-edited the book Stammering Pride & Prejudice. Chris is a co-host on the Stutte...

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Today’s featured guest is Daniel Francis.  Daniel Francis is a Communication and Public Speaking Coach for people who stutter. Daniel helps people who stutter, overcome their stuttering blocks and anxiety by learning the fundamentals of public speaking. Daniel struggled with his communication his entire life, and he is dedicated to help others unlock their communication potential. Daniel has publicly spoken on stage in front of 100...

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January 24, 2021 147 min

Today’s featured guest is Rob Greenlee.  Rob Greenlee is the VP of Content and Partnerships, Libsyn (LSYN), Current Board of Governors Member and former Chairperson of The Podcast Academy and was inducted into the Academy of Podcasters Hall of Fame in 2017.  Formerly served as VP, Podcaster Relations at Voxnext’s Spreaker. He started on radio in 1999 and then podcasting in 2004 with the first nationally syndicated radio show "W...

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January 16, 2021 17 min

Today we are talking about the new social media app – Clubhouse.  I’ve only been on it for a week, but I have already gained so much knowledge from some amazing speakers that I can apply it to assist me in my journey as a PWS.  I knew nothing of this app until a few weeks ago and it is still in beta, but I believe that this app is going to be so beneficial for those who want to learn and grow.  I have added the link to the article ...

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January 9, 2021 21 min

Today we are talking about employment in 2021.  It’s a whole new year and in this new normal, everything employment related is online.  As a PWS, we are adapting and facing this new challenge head on.  I talk about my job history and give some tips to help you along your way. 

Thank you to Noah Swiderski (owner and producer of Briton Beats) for your outro music. For more information on Briton Beats, click this link:  https://www.br...

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Today’s featured guest is Rob Bloom. Rob Bloom is a Creative Director at Universal Orlando Resort. He is also a person who has stuttered since the age of 3. Before creating for Universal, Rob helped craft advertising campaigns for brands like The Home Depot, Dunkin', Virgin Islands, the U.S. Marines, and many others. In addition, Rob is an award-winning comedy writer and screenwriter, having written for NPR, The Onion, and the ...

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November 16, 2020 90 min

Today’s featured guest is Nakia Grayson. Nakia Grayson is a legal, privacy, and technology enthusiast with a passion for helping to educate and expose girls and women to STEM career fields. She works in the Federal Government as an IT Security Specialist. She is also a person who stutters who constantly reminds herself that no obstacle in life is too big to prevent you from reaching your goals, and each one makes you stronger. In h...

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November 15, 2020 94 min

Today’s featured guest is Tim Mackesey. Tim Mackesey had a severe stuttering problem into his mid 20's.  He has been an SLP since 1992.  He is a Board-Certified Specialist in Fluency Disorders with a private practice in Atlanta, Georgia.  Tim has taught the graduate level fluency disorders program at Georgia State University. He provides a unique and leading holistic therapy model that incorporates CBT and best practices in tra...

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Today’s featured guest is Ari Lev Waldman. Ari was born in Peekskill, NY and is a 43-year-old Jewish male who stutters.  He has been married since June 2012 and has no children.  He lives in Brooklyn, NY and as a profession, he is an associate real estate broker specializing in office leasing in Manhattan for Lee and Associates.  I believe that there is healing in sharing and I would like to Thank Ari for sharing his story with us.

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Today’s featured guest is Christopher Massella. Christopher lives in Blue Bell, PA, outside of Philadelphia, PA. After years of frustration and shame, he sought speech therapy at 31 years of age.  At the end of that therapy, he committed to becoming a speech therapist. Since 2008, he has been an SLP. He is certified by ASHA, licensed in PA, and currently works with middle school and high school students in a local school district. ...

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September 22, 2020 80 min

Today’s featured guest is Rick Scuotto.  In 2018, Rick combined the passion of design and a lifelong stutter together and created #StutteringDesigner. Since then he started to create videos for his YouTube channel and other social media platforms, participated in events like “Learn One Thing hosted by Free From Stutter” or gave Stuttering Awareness Presentations at different events. Rick’s goal is to provide people with a little in...

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September 8, 2020 15 min

Happy 2nd Anniversary to the My Stuttering Life podcast!  This has been an amazing season with amazing guests.  I would like to thank all my guests for sharing their stories of adversity and triumphs, you are a true inspiration for all.  Season 3 will be filled with more amazing guests and some on-location live shows.  Thank you again and let’s get started with Season 3. 

Thank you to Noah Swiderski (owner and producer of Briton Be...

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August 17, 2020 14 min

This episode, Stuttering Is My Superpower, is a powerful episode for me because after decades of feeling shame and guilt because of my stutter, I’m realizing now that it is actually my superpower.  

Thank you to Noah Swiderski (owner and producer of Briton Beats) for your outro music. For more information on Briton Beats, click this link:  https://www.britonbeats.com/

Thank you to Epidemic Sound for the intro music.  https://www.ep...

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July 28, 2020 10 min

I have always wondered if sleep has a direct correlation to my stutter.  Recently I have been hearing about the benefits of sleep and the deficits from a lack of sleep.  I decided to conduct my own personal experiment to see if sleep had an impact on my stuttering. 

Thank you to Noah Swiderski (owner and producer of Briton Beats) for your outro music. For more information on Briton Beats, click this link:  https://www.britonbeats.c...

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Today’s featured guest is Juan Pablo Garcia.   Juan Pablo is from Paraguay and is 22 years old.  He is studying to become a computer scientist while also working a full-time job as a software developer.  Juan Pablo states, “I’ve stuttered for as long as I can remember, and I’ve had some days where I thought I could not even have a job because of my inability to properly communicate.  I am currently training every day with a communi...

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July 10, 2020 48 min

Today’s featured guest is Saif Mihyar. Saif is a 22-year-old Business Administration student who currently lives in Jordan.  Saif has a strong passion towards sports and a desire to help individuals who face hardship that may come along with speech disfluency.  I believe that there is healing in sharing and I would like to Thank Saif for sharing his story with us.

For more information on Saif Mihyar

Emailmihyarsaif@gmail....

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July 2, 2020 111 min

Today’s featured guest is John McIntosh. John is 60 years old and is from Glasgow, Scotland, and has stammered for as long as he can remember.  After graduating with an honors degree in English Literature, John worked in social care for many years, mainly because he could not envisage entering a profession that made big demands on his speech.  At the age of 35, he was married with two young daughters and decided to become a high sc...

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Today’s featured guest is Xavier Thibodeaux.  Xavier is from Houston, Texas, and is a graduate from the University of Houston with a Bachelor of Science degree in Health and Human Performance with a specialization in human nutrition and dietetics.  His dream is to work for NASA as a researcher studying different and new ways to send food into space, prolonging food out there, and ways to grow food on exoplanets.  Xavier states that...

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June 29, 2020 6 min

Stuttering and Finishing Your Sentences is a topic with extremely high opinions, and I would like to start the conversation.  When I ask PWS (people who stutter) if they allow others to finish their sentences, the responses are split right down the middle, 50/50.  For some it brings strong emotions and for others, it’s a non-issue.  We are all different in our speech journey, but our common denominator is that we are not alone, and...

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Today’s featured guest is Courtland Crain.  Courtland is 22 years old and an upcoming first-year Speech-Language Pathology Master's student at the University of South Florida in Tampa. He’s been a person who stutters his whole life, and just recently found confidence and acceptance when he started college. His goal is to be a role model and inspiration for those who stutter, teaching the idea of acceptance, confidence, and mana...

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