Profound Awesomeness

Profound Awesomeness

An intense state of awesome driven by a higher power or influence derived from unexpected events. Through interviews, hear how survivors of close brushes with death and other traumas go from near calamity to living intently, meaningfully and with an elevated sense of wisdom and purpose. A life filled with Profound Awesomeness. Heart attack survivor Adrian Jones takes a deep yet uplifting approach to understanding the meaning of survival and how it can transform people for the better. Ultimately, Adrian seeks to understand what makes us human in a way that lifts people up and leaves them changed.

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May 21, 2022 62 min

During a trip to a remote part of Africa, Melinda Walker fell from a rock band onto a boulder and survived and her journey to critical care was nearly as dangerous as the fall itself.  More than just surviving, Melinda is thriving finding meaning and purpose (and even a husband!) as a result of her near catastrophic accident. 

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Jen Marples is a warrior and she's on a mission.  A career-driven, Type A workaholic, Jen suffered a myriad of health issues and put important relationships on the line.  Not any longer.  She is out to help midlife women find their inner-drive and to prove to them that they're "not to f***ing old" to do what they want to do.  She has her own podcast, The Jen Marples Show, and a website where you can find out more.

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April 10, 2022 122 min

Hear a story where profound awesomeness is pervasive.  Through a remarkable set of circumstances, Julie's life takes an incredible turn that is filled with love, acceptance and joy.  A chance encounter through her daughter leads her down an incredible path to discovering her biological past, and future.

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Meet Mark Pruett.  A gifted natural athlete and physical trainer who recently encountered the fight of his life.  His fight against severe kidney failure is no joke and it put his body through all kinds of hell.  We're glad he's with us to tell his tale and shed a light on what it's like to lose the functionality of one's kidneys and come out the other side to talk about it.

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October 26, 2021 77 min

Severe idiopathic aplastic anemia survivor Tiffany Rowe discusses her fight against this disease - and her relapse - and how that has shaped how she lives her life today.  If you would like to learn more about Tiffany, or would like to get in touch with her, please visit tiffanylorenrowe.com.

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October 23, 2021 53 sec

Hear incredible stories of people's journeys from close brushes with death to living with great meaning and purpose.

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October 13, 2021 96 min

The host becomes the interviewee.  Hear my story and learn about my journey to Profound Awesomeness.  Thank you Amy for interviewing me and being the person that you are in my life!

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Joselyn Miller's journey to discovering her profound awesomeness began one day at Disneyland.  A survivor of two life-threatening diseases, she used humor and her "charge ahead" spirit to get her through all the tests, doctor's appointments,  intense treatment, and ultimately her bone marrow transplant.  Check out her blog to learn more about Joselyn and her "buttkick" list and if you'd like to be a bone...

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August 3, 2021 56 min

Meet Amanda Hallowell.  Learn about the BRCA2 gene and how Amanda eventually took the fight to ovarian cancer.  Hear how she deals with her own mortality and life as a cancer survivor.  For those looking for more information she suggests resources like Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, the American Cancer Society and the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

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July 20, 2021 45 min

What is heart failure and what are its symptoms?? Darlene Anita Scott shares her personal relationship with heart failure and what she's done to overcome it.? To learn more about Darlene, check out her site here.

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July 6, 2021 54 min

Just days away from competing in a half Iron Man triathlon, Rob Balucas crashed on his road bike during a training ride falling twenty feet down a hill into trees, rocks and logs.  This crash would change his life forever.  Hear his story of recovery and how he sees and interacts with the world as a disabled athlete.  Also, hear more about Angel City Sports and what they are doing for the Paralympic community in Los Angeles.  

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June 22, 2021 44 min

Heart transplant survivor shares the adventure of her heart replacement and shines a light on some lesser known issues and needs of the organ recipient community.  Hear Denise Redeker passionately talk about her approach to life and what she is doing to help the heart transplant community through her newly launched Heartfelt Help Foundation.

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June 8, 2021 47 min

Ever wonder what it's like to survive a prison riot?  James LeBlanc does.  And he also knows a lot about beating addiction and finding someone new to lead his way.  Find out who he prefers to lead his way.

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May 23, 2021 42 min

Roy Tuscany knows what it's like to jump 130 feet on skis and miss the landing by 30 feet.  Hear his story of recovery and how his spinal injury inspired him to start the High Fives Foundation (highfivesfoundation.org), that does so much to prevent life-changing injuries and provides resources and hope if they happen - getting injured outdoor athletes and enthusiasts doing what they love with their community again, outdoors.

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