Why I Am Still Standing

Why I Am Still Standing

Marie Barclay speaks to Guests of influence exploring why they are still standing after suffering trauma, fear and/or grief, and the steps they have taken to overcome these life changing events. Most Guests are still living with pain, guilt and/or shame to this day. Marie shares why she is still standing solo in Episode #4, and interview with friend Evelyn Calaunan (to be inserted as episode #18 / or listen at https://www.buzzsprout.com/1885752/9618891.) As you listen to all these great episodes, think of Marie sitting at a large table with every day beautiful souls who strive to do all they can to live their best life, by courageously voicing their extraordinary circumstances/on-point topics, and paying it forward so others can feel and do the same. As per the initial theme of Episode #1 - we strive to shine light on those who have experienced family/domestic violence, however, we are super grateful all Podcast Guests will empower and strengthen people world-wide, purely by showing up to showcase their story or a topic close to their hearts and using their voices for the greater good. Marie dives straight in - listens and encourages her Guests to lead with their truth and to openly share philosophical, psychological, humanitarian and spirituality led key moments from their unique experiences. Based on Marie’s own personal trauma with domestic violence in her first long term relationship (from early to late 2000’s), and the loss of her dear father Pele Pasisi in March 2021 (Episode #10 is a dedication) - she chimes in with reassurance, value, grace and joy, ensuring that oneness is the continual theme of the conversations. ** Click on https://mariempbarclay.com and type ’Book 30Min Podcast Guest Spot with Marie’ in subject if you would like to appear in a future WIASS episode **

Episodes

April 24, 2022 92 min

It is an honour to introduce the gorgeous Joergette Mae Medel to the Why I Am Still Standing Podcast. Recorded a few weeks ago - our convo is raw, real and inviting – and although it isn’t the planned ‘recording version’ (it is the initial chat I have with all Guests to get to know them better, prior to the 'actual' Podcast recording), we have decided that Joergette is enough, I am enough and this version is enough to appr...

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So happy to introduce to you joyful and brave Clare Reilly sharing her motions of grief after being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) in April 2017.  Clare is an Outdoor Educator graduate, a Mum to 7 year old Elliot (who has appeared as a Guest on his Mum's Podcast this month) and wife to Jay. Clare amplifies how her life has changed from the diagnosis of MS, and basically from the get-go, refusing to let MS define her....

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What an amazing and delightful chat with an even more delightful lady!  I proudly introduce Kathleen Gage - a true professional in all that she touches. Kathleen's dedication and strength in setting non-negotiable standards to abstain from drinking over the past 38 years, is truly admirable. In this episode, we touch on trending topics ie. veganism, saving our planet, gay and lesbian marriage, spirituality, health, connectio...

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Part 2 of 2 Welcome back to the continuation of our authentic conversation with Mr Adrian R. Douen on the true (and clean) circular economy solution. If you've missed Part 1 of 2, it's best to listen to that episode prior to returning. I'm sure by the end of this episode, you will start making a conscious effort to sort and recycle general household rubbish, and with the help of a close community and those in official...

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Part 1 of 2 What an honour it is to introduce a kind humble gentleman, Mr Adrian R. Douen, from Trinidad and Tobago - the last tropical island in the chain of the Carribean Islands.  It sounds heavenly, and a definite future holiday spot. Listen to Mr Douen's famous folklore tale dating back to the late 1400's linking his well-known surname to this island, his forefather being one of the first French Aristocrat family set...

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*Welcome back to Part 2 of 2.*

Our special guest Arthur J. Rutledge touches on the Connectivity values that he swears by in this episode, after covering the core principles of Harmony in Part 1.

Having lived a full life as an international top model travelling to 12 countries from 2000 to 2010, nowadays Arthur leans more into Agape and Ubuntu ‘feels’ in his speaking/training/coaching expansion.  With a future book on the horizon, t...

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Proudly introducing the great Arthur J. Rutledge to our Podcast listeners, and blessed that he has given us a ton of info to cover two fine episodes.  Arthur is a great soul with a natural groovy vibe as he touches on the harmony and connectivity values that he swears by ~ Harmony in Part 1 and Connectivity in Part 2. 

Arthur is a true Mastermind and the Lead Moderator of The AGAPE Room in Clubhouse – each letter representing *Awar...

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Clubhouse fans will love this Podcast as Tom Macomber and I chat about matters of life, love, balance and joy and dive into 'Life Out Loud' - the name given to the Clubhouse Room he leads. Tom's Room has grown in popularity since he started it late last year.  If you want to feel like you're sitting on the same table as Tom and other Life Out Loud 'Mods' (Clubhouse term given to the Moderators/Leaders of the...

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** Initially, this special recording was only accessible to my close family members as I especially launched it for them on Dad's birthday date - 31st Dec. But as my Dad was and is still a HUGE part of my life and a big reason I continue standing strong - I've decided to keep this on a timeline for everyone's listening.  I'm sure you appreciate that this is very dear and special to me, and the intro / recording is n...

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It was lovely to do our first LIVE Podcast with the charismatic Craig Shanahan, the proud owner of The Blind Chef Cafe/Dessert Bar having trained alongside Celebrity Chef, Sean Connelly – and he's super passionate about bringing awareness to the sight-impaired individuals in our society. In this episode, you will sense the strong Power Of Family (and Community), and how Craig's family (mum Sue, sister Amanda and brother Br...

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As a special guest of Why I Am Still Standing, Sean Botha, is a massive Star Wars fan so it was only fitting that this movie length Episode be related to 'Rogue One - A Star Wars Story'.  Keep in mind, that this is only the beginning of Sean's full and complete story. Hailing from the Cape Province region of South Africa, Sean speaks openly about the bullying he endured from child-hood years through to his nursing care...

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In this episode we have a lovely light chat on a very heavy subject - mental illness - with the courageous and brave Simon Pascu.  Simon is the CEO of a communications company under the umbrella of ACN and he is very passionate about helping others in the multi-level marketing arena.  Simon enlightens us with his Bipolar and past depression journey and how these times have shifted and helped shape his life to what it is today.  S...

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This 40min solo episode is straight from the Founder of I Am Still Standing, Marie Barclay, covering (parts of) the last 10 years of her colourful life.  It is dedicated to 3 Good Men who have helped shape and unmask her fully; God, her late Dad Palaivete Pasisi and her husband Chris Barclay.  The episode captures Marie's essence and good nature nicely and was taken from a recent FB Live done as a 'Tester', and decide...

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Welcome to the very first episode of 'Why I Am Still Standing' where a Polynesian sister shares a table with her South African sister, to go deep into the horrific atrocities Thandeka Mdunyelwa faced from her past.  Although thousands of miles apart we are bound together for life, sharing not only similarities in our family violence journeys but also having a fierce and wild love of God.  

Thandeka is an extraordinary woma...

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Welcome to Part 2 of the Jeremiah Saunders Anxiety Guru series - for the first 30mins, we dive straight into the Hypnosis Therapy Jeremy happily conducted on me.  The unabridged video can be watched here:  https://youtu.be/V2TmpQxzdkk via @YouTube. We share insights on anxiety medication (NB: disclaimer added that we are not medical experts), how being present cures anxiety fast, his learnings about Buddhist Monks and he advoc...

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September 12, 2021 3093 min
It's a delight and honour to welcome Jeremiah @jeremiah_saunders who hails from Filipino parents and was born and bred in San Diego, California.

Jeremiah is a published author of 2 books - How To Create a Mindset Shift AND Anxiety Be Gone (both books are available on Amazon).  Jeremiah shares how he dealt with distressful anxiety, from a school incident at the age of 11 and during a sales experience in his early 20&#...

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