Well, That F*cked Me Up! Surviving Life Changing Events.

Well, That F*cked Me Up! Surviving Life Changing Events.

BITE-SIZE PERSONAL STORIES OF SURVIVING LIFE CHANGING EXPERIENCES: Hosted by Luke Colson and Kyle Wise, we feature weekly guests and explore extreme personal life changing experiences and the journey emotional and physical recovery. Each guest discusses their story of how their lives were turned upside down, by unexpected events. Stories like surviving a car crash, surviving abuse, being paralyzed in an accident, witnessing a crime.. and many more! Luke and Kyle will take an honest, raw, yet positive and hopeful approach, to really find out how these sudden events have effected our guests, and hear about the tools they use to overcome the subsequent struggle and adversity. We will focus on the journey to success and recovery, and hear stories of how our guests overcame trauma, and mental health challenges like ptsd, anxiety depression and phobias that have often lead to addiction, alcoholism, and disorders. While we will focus on the events themselves, and the lasting effects of these moments, our goal in this podcast is to concentrate on the positive journeys of resilience, recovery and hope that comes from these extraordinary stories. Join us for the ride of your life, and other peoples too! Why listen? We hope that our listeners will feel comfort, empowerment, strength and hope through this community of people and the stories we share. Everyone’s experiences are unique, but the circumstances around recovery and healing can be a shared and comforting journey. EMAIL: wtfmupodcast@gmail.com MUSIC by DeVyruss from Pixabay SPOTIFY: For reasons that no one at Spotify knows, our podcast does NOT play on the Spotify App from IOS devices. It works on every other platform, and even works on Spotify App from Android and works just fine on Spotify for Desktop. Spotify tell us they don' t know how to fix it. We love our listeners and encourage you to find another way, and another platform, and we apologize, this one is out of our hands.

Episodes

August 11, 2022 7 min

This is the after thoughts section from the previous episode! The strength and courage of our guests will never cease to amaze us. In Walt's case its actual physical strength as well as mental strength! Ha ha. Luke and Kyle discuss what it must be like to be an athlete with such a major injury, and in Walt's case, overcoming the fear and self doubt that he was going to be OK!
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We have had our fare share of hospitalizations on the Podcast, from cars and bikes, to surfing and falls, we've been on some amazing journeys through some incredible stories.. Walt Blau is no exception! An avid gym goer, Walt was helping with some flooring installation work one day, when he stood up and heard a ‘pop’. That night the pain would take him to the edge, and it was then that he realized he had lost feeling in his leg...

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Thank you Amanda for a wonderful and raw episode. This is the after thoughts episode, and if you missed Amanda's story, you must go back and have a listen otherwise none of this will make sense! Amanda experienced 5 miscarriages before finally having her first child. Her commitment, perseverance and drive trough the pain and torment is incredible. As always with our podcast we aim to shine alight on the triumph over trauma.
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We have had a lot of brave guests on the show, and it really does take a lot for people to share their extremely personal stories sometimes. That's surely true in the case of Amanda Rush, who went through years and years of pain and turmoil trying to have a baby with her childhood sweetheart and husband. No less than five miscarriages later, they started to believe it would never happen for them, but they never giving up hope. ...

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Wow, what an episode this was. Luke and Kyle unpack Kristel Tuul's episode in which she discussed working for a company who were falsely mixed up in a sex trafficking scandal! This episode was so much more than just this story, it was about resilience, courage, self esteem and staying above water against the roughest of tides. We don't think we could have done what Kristel did, maybe it would have been easier to quit and ru...

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In this absolutely mind blowing story, Kristel Tuul explains how she and the company she worked for, became caught up in a Sex Trafficking scandal in the US. Kristel had travelled to the United States each summer from Estonia, to work for a company named Southwestern Advantage, working as a door to door salesperson, selling educational books to families with Children. Somehow, somewhere along the way, Kristel explains how Facebook ...

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In this after thoughts section, Luke and Kyle discuss what it must be like to be faced with potential homelessness. We have spoken to other guests on the show and heard people discuss how quickly it can happen.  No back up money is common in this expensive world we live in, and in Denise's case, to lose a job after nearly two decades, and find your self with the prospect of being on the street, is just terrifying! As with all o...

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Life is so fragile, and things can turn 180 in the blink of an eye.. Denise Wester went from living in comfort and security, to no job, welfare and at one stage no electricity and on the brink of homelessness with her 4 x young kids. Denise grew up in a strict religious home, and her upbringing had negative effects on her self esteem and subsequent relationships. Our lives can be scattered with wrong turns and sometimes we don'...

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Luke and Kyle discuss the previous episode in which Jess Lalumiere described the night she nearly died in a head on car collision! So much strength and courage, and an utterly terrifying experience to reflect on. Thank you Jess and thank you to all our listeners for your support as we explore some amazing and inspirational stories together!
TRIGGER / CONTENT WARNING: Details of a car crash, listener discretion advised. 
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Jess Lalumiere was driving home late one night from a dream job as a chef that she had recently started. She was minutes away from her house on a quiet road, when an oncoming car seemed to be driving at speed on the wrong side of the road. Before Jess could react, she would find herself involved in a huge head on collision, that would turn her world upside down! It was just these two cars on the road, with no one else in sight for ...

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Kyle is back from some Covid time out, as Luke and Kyle discuss Crystal's amazing episode all about how we can recover from a lack of self belief.  All too often we listen to the voices in our head, and all too often our upbringing has had a huge impact on how we feel about ourselves.
Thank you as always to our guests who bring on such inspiration and positivity to some really tough topics. As always feel free to get un touch at...

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This week, an amazing story of fear, rejection, loss and grief, and a comeback story to soothe the soul. Crystal grew up in an environment that didn't nurture her self esteem. She would go through a period of serious overeating as a teenager, weighing almost 200lbs at age 14.  Cut to a few years later, Crystal would lose her Dad suddenly, get divorced, and move back to her hometown. She had gone from over-eating to starving her...

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Kyle is back from the Covid wilderness to chat to us about the last episode, Bevan's Story.  I subject close Kyle's heart as Kyle too suffered a stroke in his thirties, thankfully not quite as severe as our guest Bevan. It's an insightful after thoughts episode and one that makes us ponder the fragility of life once again. Bevan was just going about a normal day, and the very young age of 35 when everything as he knew i...

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In this week's amazing episode, Bevan Choate joins us to discuss his life altering stroke at just 35 years old. We hear about the moment he knew something was wrong, the two near death experiences during his 52 day stay in hospital, and his road to recovery less that two years since the the day in question. Bevan is a Doctor and would perform surgeries, and one of the hardest things was coming to terms with life after the strok...

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In this after thoughts section, Luke Colson looks back on the previous episode which featured our guest Dr Robb Kelly discussing his Alcoholism and how he finally turned things around. As someone who can directly relate to alcohol abuse, Luke offers some thoughts on the disease itself and some of the issues around treatment in the US. Kyle Wise couldn't join this one due to Covid. Sorry listeners!!
TRIGGER / CONTENT WARNING: Dis...

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It's not often we have so many extraordinary things happen in one episode. Where to start!? Dr Robb Kelly was an alcoholic of desperate proportion, he would do literally anything to get a drink. At one point, Rodd tells us how things became so bad that he stabbed his wife just to get to the Vodka! Alcohol and Drug addiction can strip you of everything, and Robb would end up homeless for 14 years until some sort of divine or uni...

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Wow. Lots to unpack here listeners and thank you Lori for an amazing episode! In this After Thoughts section, Luke and Kyle discuss belief systems and how we end up believing in what we do. It often takes trauma of some kind to land on a specific belief, and in fact we have had guests on who's belief system, religion, or families' religion have been the cause for the trauma itself.  Fascinating stuff! Let us know what you t...

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Buckle up, this one is a wild wild ride. This week we are joined by Lori Reising, who takes us on an amazing journey of self discovery and connection to the greater universe. Her traumatic childhood was filled with rejection right from the get go, as she was abandoned as a new born baby! But, Lori's story starts even before her birth, as she is a firm believer of parallel and past lives, oh and star families! She believes we co...

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Sometimes it's hard to find the hope and light in these stories of trauma and suffering. The events that Leigh and her son have been through, and are going though, really put things into perspective. Leigh has shown such strength to come on the show and tell us her harrowing tale and it really does offer hope to people who might be going through something similar. Luke and Kyle discuss the events of the episode, and once again,...

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In this heartbreaking and raw episode, Leigh describes the events that led to her son having a total psychotic break at the age of just 16. Leigh's Son, Mark, had recently moved to China with his Dad. Leigh lived in England and It had been hard letting Mark go to live so far away as a young teen. One morning she came home to an onslaught of messages that her son was having some sort of breakdown. Visa and travel issues ensued b...

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