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

June 13, 2024 44 mins

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30 BRAND NEW EPISODES STARTING NEXT WEEK!:
Wow, this one is extraordinary. Thank you Alana for coming on and really just telling it how it is. This is for all of you listeners out there with any toxic work experiences, in fact maybe you are in one now and you don't know it? Alana tells us the story of how she became the victim of a Toxic Boss, what it dis to her Mental Health, and how she recovered....

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Gina Fox is a childhood and adult trauma survivor. She was abused from age 5 to 16 by her own father, and its tough to listen to. She was then abused again by her ex-husband for 5 years. She had very bad coping skills as a result of these horrible experiences, and a mountain to climb! As her life continued into her thirties she realised she was running away from an extreme amount of ptsd! It was a cross roads...

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Sabrina Colosimo, discusses her mom's rare syndrome that rendered her paralyzed up to her eyeballs, within two weeks. Terrifying! It baffled the doctors and it turned their lives upside down. She “lived” in the ICU for 16 months, fully conscious and unable to move. Her family took turns around the clock to have someone there with her. The experience would forever change them. We discuss, the feeling of b...

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TRIGGER / CONTENT WARNING:  Domestic Abuse and Domestic Violence.
We re-visit this amazing episode, and hear how Leticia was groomed by her would be husband at 14 years old, he was twice her age. As a child, she was rejected by her parents when they separated and had nowhere and no-one to turn to, so she was drawn towards the one man she thought loved her.  After a decade of physical and mental abuse and ...

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This week, Tara Henderson comes on the show to discuss trauma and triggers and a serious battle with addiction! Tara has a lengthy background of childhood trauma, with both her parents being alcoholics. That childhood experience turned into drug and alcohol addiction because she was running away from who she was and how she felt. She battled a severe opioid addiction, nearly dying from serious over use of oxy...

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This week, we revisit this amazing chat with Tarah Dowling, In one of the most emotional episodes we have had to date, Tarah tells us about her harrowing and traumatic childhood growing up with her drug addicted mother. She tells us about her heartbreaking decision  to leave the family house at 12 years old, and give herself up for foster care, which is the legal age in Canada. She had to leave her little bro...

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Sarah Bussey was fighting a hidden illness that doctors simply could not diagnose. In her mid thirties, she was losing he hair, gaining weight, having seizures, and coming out in rashes and pain all over her body. She was bed ridden and thought she was dying, and even more heartbreaking, so did her three young children. Despite numerous doctors telling her that her illness would have nothing to do with her Br...

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Danielle Patrice lost her Mother to suicide when she was just 22, and as an only child, and her Father not around, she had to work out what to do and how to deal with all the things that come with a Parents death, alone and at such a young age.
As Patrice looked for comfort and support, she found herself in a relationship that would become physically abusive, and so the cycle began.
Danielle Patrice...

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After 20 years, Ann finally found the strength to escape an abusive, emotionally crippling, and desperate marriage.  Just as her life was beginning to blossom, disaster struck. After coming down with the Flu one day, Ann's health started to deteriorate,  and the next day, she awoke with no feeling in her legs. After emergency, life saving surgery to remove hundreds of blood clots throughout Ann's lo...

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A few years ago, Anastasia Zadiek, left her house after an argument with her husband with the sole intention of ending her life. Decades of childhood trauma had led to suicidal thoughts, and that night, everything just boiled over. As she walked down to her regular hiking spot towards the cliffs, she started to think about her kids, and what her decision would do to them. Listen into this incredible episode t...

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Kendall Patterson joins us this week, for a simply wonderful episode. Kendall has experienced abuse (of all the kinds), poverty, traumatic events, two traumatic brain injury parents (on separate occasions!) and most of her immediate family are or were addicts. Thats just the start, in 2021, the gloves really came off, with a new baby, her immediate family would deal with covid, leukemia, alcoholism, and multi...

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David was a young, successful, high-flying executive, making his way to the top! First working for a record label in LA, he then fell into the business and marketing side of the  adult film industry! By his twenties, he had 'the cars, the girls, the houses, and the expensive watches', and he felt he had the world at his feet. Then came Heroin. David's story plays out like a real life Hollywood ...

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During his 35+ year career, Professor Pete Alexander had the privilege to work in a variety of positions including Sales, Marketing, College Professor and Small Business Owner. Each role had one thing in common - high stress - to the point he was diagnosed with stress-related diabetes and ended up in the hospital with a severe case of diabetic ketoacidosis, a few hours away from falling into a coma!
It wa...

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Megan Harris is the author of 'Not You' – a memoir of her life as a young mother and mixed-race woman stuck in a cycle of abuse. With her first abortion at age 18, her first child at 19, a long series of bad relationships with men who demean and abuse her, and her own struggles with depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, and lack of self-confidence, Megan works to break free and provide a life for he...

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Many years ago, despite living what many would consider a great life, Sarah Bettman couldn’t help but feel like something was missing...like there was something more to be had. She has a distinct memory of sitting in her car on her way home from work. She was stopped at a stop sign, staring aimlessly at heavy raindrops hitting the windshield. It was a heavy rain and the wipers couldn’t keep up. But alas, they...

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This week, we welcome Leah Drew to the show, and what a wonderful episode it is! After enduring an emotionally challenging childhood, surviving a pancreatic tumor at 16 years old, suffering with severe physical pain, facing significant chronic health problems, and nearly committing suicide, Leah found herself fed-up with the traditional “treat the symptom” approach adopted by the western medical system. Years...

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TW / CONTENT WARNING: This story involves details of kidnap and sexual assault and may be triggering. Listener discretion advised.
Flashback episode, one of our Most listened to. It was just an ordinary day, Rhiannon was washing her car in broad daylight, she was 19 years old. Moments later she would be kidnapped at knife point and put though a harrowing ordeal including physical and sexual assault. 20 ye...

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Randy Brown faced a dramatic plunge to the depths of depression, after not one, but two of his four daughter’s sudden deaths. This was followed by addiction, and then divorce, prison, and a career lost forever. His book, Rebound Forward is a transparent and honest look at his life and how adversity helped him rebound and has shaped him into the person he is today. Few are willing to publicly admit their poor ...

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TW: Contains conversations about sexual and physical abuse.
Bhavya Gaur is a survivor of abuse and domestic violence. In this extraordinary and empowering episode, she takes us through her life growing up in India, getting married, having kids, and eventually leaving her abusive husband for a new life in Canada. Bhavya first experienced sexual abuse, as a young child, by a family member. More forms of abu...

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Josh Rogers joins us for an amazing chat, in this must listen episode! Josh was raised as a Jehovah’s Witness as a child, He was kicked out of family home at 16 as a registered alcoholic, and was hospitalized into a young adult mental health ward on suicide watch at 17. After finally getting sober and his life back on track, he was nearly killed crossing the road, at age 19.  Join us to hear how Josh awoke fr...

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