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Bump In The Road

Everyone hits a bump in the road. What do you do with it?  Be inspired as we explore the ways people experience, navigate and manage the ups and downs and twists and turns in this road trip called life.

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Lois Letchford: Unraveling the Mysteries of a Child's Mind
Have you ever faced a challenge so daunting that it seemed insurmountable? Our latest podcast episode features an extraordinary story of a mother, Lois Letchford , who transformed her son's educational hurdles into an inspiring success. When her son Nicholas struggled with learning disabilities, Lois took matters into her own hands, proving that with creativity, dedication, and love, the impossible can become possible. Discover how Lois's innovative approach to teaching led Nicholas from being labeled with a low IQ to earning a PhD in applied mathematics from Oxford University. This episode is a heartfelt reminder of the power of personalized learning and the potential that lies within every child. Tune in to be moved and motivated by Lois's story, a journey that redefines what it means to overcome a 'bump in the road.' It's an Amazon best selling book!   What they're saying:   “This is a beautiful book about life, its imperfections, its challenges, and its joys. It is a book of hope and wisdom for all of us facing a bump in the road.” –Pragito Dove   “Pat has woven together beautiful stories of life setbacks that have been transformed into spiritual growth. This book is a gift and a must-read for souls experiencing pain and yearning for growth.”   –Gary Hensel   Learn more at BumpInTheRoad.us   Follow Bump on: ➡️  Twitter ➡️  Facebook ➡️  Substack ➡️  Instagram ➡️  YouTube  
31:34 6/12/24
Ann Hince: Emotional Freedom Technique
Have you ever felt like the weight of your past traumas was physically holding you down? In our latest podcast episode, we explore a story that might change the way you think about emotional healing and personal growth. Ann, our guest, takes us on a journey through her life, marked by a series of traumas, including the loss of her mother at a young age. It wasn't until her late thirties that she discovered a technique that would revolutionize her world – Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), also known as tapping. With the simple yet profound act of tapping on meridian points on the body, Anne began to release decades of pent-up emotions. She describes how, after one session, she was able to recount her mother's death without the tears that had always been "just under the surface." This breakthrough was just the beginning. As Anne delved deeper into EFT and other somatic practices, she not only released emotional tension but started noticing physical changes. She grew three-quarters of an inch as her body decompressed from the burdens it had been carrying. Her story is a testament to the concept that our emotions are not just in our minds – they're stored in our bodies. Anne's insights into self-awareness and the healing journey are profound. She shares how tapping on simple words like "mother" or "love" can bring up a cascade of memories and emotions, allowing for a deeper healing process. If you're looking for a sign to start your healing journey or if you're simply curious about the potential of EFT tapping, this episode is a must-listen. Anne's story is not just about overcoming the past; it's about unlocking a life of depth, peace, and true self-awareness. Join us as we dive into this powerful conversation on healing and growth. Who knows? You might just find the key to your own transformation.   EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques), Tapping Technique, Childhood Trauma, Emotional Healing, Meridian Systems, Subconscious Mind, Somatic Therapy, Self-Awareness, Energy Movement, Inner Peace, Positive Thinking, Personal Growth, Emotional Release, Awareness Journey, Kundalini Energy, Orthodontic X-Rays, Cultural Contrast, Meditation Practices   It's an Amazon best selling book!   What they're saying:   “This is a beautiful book about life, its imperfections, its challenges, and its joys. It is a book of hope and wisdom for all of us facing a bump in the road.” –Pragito Dove   “Pat has woven together beautiful stories of life setbacks that have been transformed into spiritual growth. This book is a gift and a must-read for souls experiencing pain and yearning for growth.”   –Gary Hensel   Learn more at BumpInTheRoad.us   Follow Bump on: ➡️  Twitter ➡️  Facebook ➡️  Substack ➡️  Instagram ➡️  YouTube  
32:25 6/5/24
Navy Pilot Jim Tritten, PTSD and Writing to Heal
Our latest podcast episode, "Bump in the Road," is not your ordinary tale of survival. It's a deep dive into the psyche of a military pilot who, despite saving an aircraft and its passengers, faced an aftermath that would unravel only years later. Jim's story is one of resilience, a testament to the human spirit's ability to confront the most daunting obstacles. Listeners will be taken on a journey through Jim's life, from the moment of the crash to the psychological repercussions that followed. The physical manifestations of his trauma were as perplexing as they were frightening—losing time while driving, an inability to control emotions, and a decline in his once-impeccable flying skills. But it was the psychological impact that proved the most challenging to overcome. Jim's candid recounting of his diagnosis and the stigma associated with mental illness in the military paints a poignant picture of the struggles faced by many veterans. The episode sheds light on the complexities of PTSD, the difficulty in seeking help, and the courage required to face a diagnosis that can alter the course of one's life. What makes this episode particularly compelling is Jim's choice of weapon in his fight against PTSD: creative writing. Through his words, he's been able to channel his experiences, both real and fictionalized, into stories that resonate with authenticity and emotion. His journey into writing is not just a coping mechanism but a form of therapy that has allowed him to reinvent himself and help others along the way. Join us in listening to this powerful episode. You'll come away with a deeper appreciation for the silent battles many face and perhaps find inspiration in Jim's creative resurgence—a beacon of hope for anyone who has faced their own bumps in the road.   Learn more at BumpInTheRoad.us   It's an Amazon best selling book!   What they're saying:   “This is a beautiful book about life, its imperfections, its challenges, and its joys. It is a book of hope and wisdom for all of us facing a bump in the road.” –Pragito Dove   “Pat has woven together beautiful stories of life setbacks that have been transformed into spiritual growth. This book is a gift and a must-read for souls experiencing pain and yearning for growth.”   –Gary Hensel   Follow Bump on: ➡️  Twitter ➡️  Facebook ➡️  Substack ➡️  Instagram ➡️  YouTube
32:40 5/29/24
Joelle Casteix: The Accidental Activist
Joelle Castei is a writer, advocate, and self-proclaimed ‘accidental activist.’ Her story is one of pain, resilience, and ultimately, triumph. As a survivor of childhood sexual abuse, Joelle’s journey began in the place where she should have felt safest—her catholic high school in Southern California. But instead, she found herself in the clutches of predatory groomer and abuser. Joelle’s narrative is heart-wrenchingly common among survivors, yet her courage to speak out is extraordinary. She takes us through the dark corridors of her past, from battling depression and a suicide attempt to the betrayal of those who should have protected her. Joelle’s story, however, is not just about the abuse she suffered; it’s about the systemic failure of the school officials at Mater Dei High School who turned a blind eye to the atrocities committed within their walls. This is a story about the incredible strength it takes to rebuild a life from the ashes of trauma. After hitting rock bottom, she made a choice—a choice to live, to fight, and to ensure that “the bad people don’t win.” And fight she did. Joelle’s activism led her to speak out against abuse, work with the media, testify in front of state legislatures, and even pen a book to help parents protect their children from predators. Her journey is a testament to the power of taking responsibility—not for the abuse, but for her healing and future. It’s a message she now shares with survivors and parents alike, teaching them to arm themselves and their children against predators and to take control of their lives. Tune in to this powerful episode to witness the journey of an incredible woman who turned her pain into purpose. Joelle Castex’s story is a beacon of hope for anyone who has faced adversity, a reminder that with courage and determination, we can overcome the darkest of times and emerge stronger and more determined to make the world a better place.   It's an Amazon best selling book!   What they're saying:   “This is a beautiful book about life, its imperfections, its challenges, and its joys. It is a book of hope and wisdom for all of us facing a bump in the road.” –Pragito Dove   “Pat has woven together beautiful stories of life setbacks that have been transformed into spiritual growth. This book is a gift and a must-read for souls experiencing pain and yearning for growth.”   –Gary Hensel   Learn more at BumpInTheRoad.us   Follow Bump on: ➡️  Twitter ➡️  Facebook ➡️  Substack ➡️  Instagram ➡️  YouTube
30:44 5/22/24
Side Trips: Two Sides of a Coin
Side Trips are super short podcasts that let me reflect and share my thoughts. This Side Trip came about due to my podcast with Lya Badgley. Lya said:  "Choices you'll make may appear reckless to the people around you and to society. But you're thinking, I don't care, right? What's the worst that can happen? I could die?"   Did this hit home with me as I went from a decade of diability to a decade of wild adventure. Listen in and see what you think.   It's an Amazon best selling book!   What they're saying:   “This is a beautiful book about life, its imperfections, its challenges, and its joys. It is a book of hope and wisdom for all of us facing a bump in the road.” –Pragito Dove   “Pat has woven together beautiful stories of life setbacks that have been transformed into spiritual growth. This book is a gift and a must-read for souls experiencing pain and yearning for growth.”   –Gary Hensel   Learn more at BumpInTheRoad.us   Follow Bump on: ➡️  Twitter ➡️  Facebook ➡️  Substack ➡️  Instagram ➡️  YouTube    
04:04 5/21/24
Paul Zolman: How Do You Want To Be Loved?
Have you ever felt trapped by the shadows of your past, particularly when those shadows are cast by generational anger and emotional turmoil? Meet Paul Holman, a man who courageously shares his journey from being ensnared in a legacy of anger to finding freedom through love and understanding. Paul’s story is not just about personal transformation; it’s a beacon of hope for anyone who believes they are doomed to repeat the mistakes of their predecessors. Growing up in an environment where anger was the primary emotion, Paul vowed at 17 to create a different life for himself and his future children. Yet, despite his best intentions, he found himself perpetuating the very patterns he despised. It wasn’t until the age of 35, after the end of his first marriage and a series of life-altering realizations, that Paul truly began to take responsibility for his actions. He embarked on a quest to break the cycle of anger, diving into resources like The Color Code and The Five Love Languages by Dr. Gary Chapman. These tools, combined with a healthy dose of introspection, led Paul to a novel approach to fostering love and kindness. Paul’s invention, the Roll of Love game, is a playful yet profound method to practice the love languages daily. His story of how this game came to be, the challenges he faced along the way, and the joy it has brought into his life is nothing short of inspirational. This episode is a masterclass in emotional intelligence and the power of love languages to change the way we interact with the world. Paul’s insights into the importance of focusing on the good in people, rather than their faults, are a valuable lesson for us all.   It's an Amazon best selling book!   What they're saying:   “This is a beautiful book about life, its imperfections, its challenges, and its joys. It is a book of hope and wisdom for all of us facing a bump in the road.” –Pragito Dove   “Pat has woven together beautiful stories of life setbacks that have been transformed into spiritual growth. This book is a gift and a must-read for souls experiencing pain and yearning for growth.”   –Gary Hensel   Learn more at BumpInTheRoad.us   Follow Bump on: ➡️  Twitter ➡️  Facebook ➡️  Substack ➡️  Instagram ➡️  YouTube
32:50 5/15/24
Lya Badgley: A Lifetime of Adventure
This is the story of Lya Badgley, a woman whose life reads like an adventure novel filled with courage, resilience, and the pursuit of an authentic existence. Lya’s story begins in the vibrant landscapes of Southeast Asia, where she was born. She traveled the world with her parents, and those travels would shape her world view. Lya shares how a diagnosis of MS led her to become ever more adventurous.   “Choices that you’ll make that appear reckless to the people around you and to society. But you’re thinking, I don’t care, right? What’s the worst that can happen? I could die?”   Thanks to MS, Lya faced a future filled with uncertainty. Instead of succumbing to fear, she embraced the unknown. Her illness became a catalyst for a life of unexpected adventures, from crossing borders into Burma to opening a restaurant in a foreign land. Lya’s narrative is a powerful reminder that our most significant challenges can lead to our most extraordinary achievements. Through her story, we see the human side of illness—the friendships lost, the emotional toll, and the profound sense of loneliness that can accompany a diagnosis. But Lya’s tale is not one of despair. It’s a story of rebirth, of finding new ways to be and reinventing oneself amidst adversity. Her journey into mindfulness and meditation reveals a path to inner strength and the ability to make choices from a place of gratitude rather than bitterness. This conversation is  an invitation to reflect on our own lives, our own bumps in the road, and how we might use them as portals into a more conscious and meaningful existence. So grab a cup of coffee, settle into a comfortable chair, and let Lya Badgley’s extraordinary story inspire you to view your life’s bumps not as obstacles but as opportunities for growth. And be sure to check out lay’s books “The Foreigner’s Confession” and “The Worth of a Ruby,” which explore the themes of global conflict and personal resilience.   It's an Amazon best selling book!   What they're saying:   “This is a beautiful book about life, its imperfections, its challenges, and its joys. It is a book of hope and wisdom for all of us facing a bump in the road.” –Pragito Dove   “Pat has woven together beautiful stories of life setbacks that have been transformed into spiritual growth. This book is a gift and a must-read for souls experiencing pain and yearning for growth.”   –Gary Hensel   Learn more at BumpInTheRoad.us   Follow Bump on: ➡️  Twitter ➡️  Facebook ➡️  Substack ➡️  Instagram ➡️  YouTube    
31:53 5/8/24
Simon Rinne: Mindfulness and Men's Health
Ever felt overwhelmed by life’s challenges? Simon Rinney’s story is a profound exploration of overcoming mental health struggles and finding true authenticity. From battling OCD and depression to embracing sobriety and mindfulness, Simon’s journey is a testament to the human spirit’s resilience. Be  inspired by his transformation and learn how mindfulness can help navigate the twists and turns of life. Simon’s tale is a story of awakening, of finding solace in the support of loved ones, and of the courage to seek help. His turning point came with a diagnosis that, rather than shackle him, granted him the power of knowledge. With this knowledge, he began to dismantle the social constructs of masculinity that had long dictated his behavior, and he started to embrace his vulnerability. This is a narrative that resonates with anyone who has ever felt the weight of mental health issues or the societal pressure to conform to a certain image.  Simon’s voice is a beacon of hope, encouraging men to shed the armor of traditional masculinity and to embrace their authentic selves. His story is a testament to the fact that even when life seems to be an endless cycle of autopilot, there is a way back to oneself.   “I ​discovered ​this ​thing ​called ​mindfulness, ​and ​the ​courage ​to ​be ​authentic ​by ​being ​mindful ​and ​living ​a ​conscious ​life, ​as ​opposed ​to ​a ​life ​that ​for ​so ​long, ​I ​lived ​almost ​on ​an ​autopilot.”   Simon’s path to recovery and self-discovery is not just his own. It’s a shared path that he draws upon to help other men find their way. In his podcast, Mindful Men, he’s becomes the guide he never had, using his experiences to support other men on their journey to mental wellness. Don’t miss this episode. It’s a conversation that could very well be the catalyst for your own journey towards a more mindful and authentic life.     It's an Amazon best selling book!   What they're saying:   “This is a beautiful book about life, its imperfections, its challenges, and its joys. It is a book of hope and wisdom for all of us facing a bump in the road.” –Pragito Dove   “Pat has woven together beautiful stories of life setbacks that have been transformed into spiritual growth. This book is a gift and a must-read for souls experiencing pain and yearning for growth.”   –Gary Hensel   Learn more at BumpInTheRoad.us   Follow Bump on: ➡️  Twitter ➡️  Facebook ➡️  Substack ➡️  Instagram ➡️  YouTube    
35:58 5/1/24
Mark Steven Porro: From Bachelorhood to Bedside – A Son’s Journey
When Life Takes an Unexpected Turn: Embracing the Role of Caregiver   Imagine receiving a call that would turn your world upside down. For Mark Steven Porro, a carefree bachelor living in Los Angeles, that call came from his brother in New Jersey. Their mother was on her deathbed. Dropping everything, Mark flew home, not knowing that this trip would change his life forever. In the latest episode of ‘Bump in the Road,’ we hear Mark’s incredible story of transformation from an actor and entrepreneur to a devoted son and caregiver. His mother, once in a semi-comatose state, miraculously recovered after a rogue hospice nurse broke protocol, leading to Mark’s decision to move back into his childhood home and assume full-time care for his mother. Care often came down to the little things:   “One ​of ​the ​first ​things ​I ​did…She ​had ​these ​old ​drab ​day ​dresses ​and ​stuff ​like ​that. ​And ​I ​said, ​I ​don’t ​want ​my ​mom ​looking ​like ​an ​old ​lady. ​So I ​bought ​her ​a ​new ​wardrobe. And ​that ​cheered ​her ​up immensely.”   Mark’s narrative is not just a story of caregiving; it’s a journey of personal growth, humor, and empathy. He shares the challenges of changing diapers, learning to provide medical care, and even renovating the family home to make it more comfortable for his mother. Through it all, Mark maintains a sense of humor and a deep love for his mother, which he expresses in poignant, often hilarious anecdotes. The episode is a heartfelt exploration of what it means to care for someone at the end of their life. Mark’s story is a testament to the strength of the human spirit and the profound impact we can have on each other’s lives. It’s a narrative that will make you laugh, cry, and reflect on the power of love and family.   It's an Amazon best selling book!   What they're saying:   “This is a beautiful book about life, its imperfections, its challenges, and its joys. It is a book of hope and wisdom for all of us facing a bump in the road.” –Pragito Dove   “Pat has woven together beautiful stories of life setbacks that have been transformed into spiritual growth. This book is a gift and a must-read for souls experiencing pain and yearning for growth.”   –Gary Hensel   Learn more at BumpInTheRoad.us   Follow Bump on: ➡️  Twitter ➡️  Facebook ➡️  Substack ➡️  Instagram ➡️  YouTube    
32:33 4/24/24
Thom Walters: The Zen of Change
Tom Walters is the creator and host of the popular podcast Zen Communter. Thom is a long time meditator, meditation teacher and speaker with over 40 years of experience. In this podcast Thom shares  his thoughts and experiences on  the transformative power of meditation, from its ability to shift our perceptions to its role as a gateway to inner peace. Thom expresses his gratitude for his life and for his podcast guests:   “I’m just surrounded by love and wisdom every day.”    Join us as we explore how meditation can change not just our minds, but our entire approach to life, and how embracing change can lead to a deeper, more fulfilling existence. Listen in and find out why, despite life’s ups and downs, Tom wouldn’t change a thing about his journey. And for a special treat, the second half of the podcast, behind the scenes of the main podcast. This is usually available only for Bump II subscribers. Click here to access it. Enjoy, and if you can, please consider supporting this podcast!   It's an Amazon best selling book!   What they're saying:   “This is a beautiful book about life, its imperfections, its challenges, and its joys. It is a book of hope and wisdom for all of us facing a bump in the road.” –Pragito Dove   “Pat has woven together beautiful stories of life setbacks that have been transformed into spiritual growth. This book is a gift and a must-read for souls experiencing pain and yearning for growth.”   –Gary Hensel   Learn more at BumpInTheRoad.us   Follow Bump on: ➡️  Twitter ➡️  Facebook ➡️  Substack ➡️  Instagram ➡️  YouTube  
44:52 4/17/24
Kevin Palmieri: Is There More Than Making Money?
Have you ever wondered if there’s more to life than the pursuit of money? Kevin Palmieri tested the limits of success as he shares his remarkable story of leaving behind a six-figure job to chase a dream that many would consider a gamble—becoming a full-time podcaster. It seemed like Kevin had it all: the car, the girl, the income.   “Everything looked amazing. But truthfully, if you took a deeper look inside and you could see how I felt, I was super insecure. I lacked confidence. I had very little direction. I was afraid of my own shadow. I just was not well developed as a man.”   And then everything fell apart. Kevin talks about how he confronted his insecurities, overcame societal expectations, and ultimately found fulfillment not in his bank account, but in his daily actions and pursuit of growth. Kevin’s transformation from a high-earner to a passionate podcaster is not just about career change; it’s about redefining success on his own terms. It’s about the realization that self-worth isn’t tied to a paycheck and that fulfillment comes from growth, contribution, and purpose. This episode is a profound look at what it means to live consciously and make choices that align with your deepest values. If you’re ready to be moved, motivated, and possibly even reconsider what you’re chasing in life, then you won’t want to miss this conversation.   It's an Amazon best selling book!   What they're saying:   “This is a beautiful book about life, its imperfections, its challenges, and its joys. It is a book of hope and wisdom for all of us facing a bump in the road.” –Pragito Dove   “Pat has woven together beautiful stories of life setbacks that have been transformed into spiritual growth. This book is a gift and a must-read for souls experiencing pain and yearning for growth.”   –Gary Hensel   Learn more at BumpInTheRoad.us   Follow Bump on: ➡️  Twitter ➡️  Facebook ➡️  Substack ➡️  Instagram ➡️  YouTube  
36:59 4/10/24
Dana Killion: Healing From Betrayal
Healing From Betrayal   In the shadows of a seemingly perfect life, Dana Killian found herself grappling with a reality she never expected. Married to a high-functioning alcoholic, Dana’s world was one of confusion, betrayal, and silent suffering—a story that many share but few dare to tell. Dana offers a candid look into the heart-wrenching journey of being the sober partner to an addict. From the initial denial and confusion to the painful acknowledgment of her husband’s addiction and infidelity, Dana’s story is one of raw honesty and vulnerability. Dana’s account is ultimately one of immense personal growth and healing. Her resilience inspires as she talks about transforming her pain into a source of strength, learning to trust herself again, and ultimately finding a newfound sense of self-worth and happiness. This story  is not just for those who have experienced the pain of addiction in their lives. It’s a universal story of overcoming adversity, the power of self-reflection, and the human capacity for change. Dana’s journey teaches us that even in our darkest moments, there is hope, and healing is possible.   Libsyn     It's an Amazon best selling book!   What they're saying:   “This is a beautiful book about life, its imperfections, its challenges, and its joys. It is a book of hope and wisdom for all of us facing a bump in the road.” –Pragito Dove   “Pat has woven together beautiful stories of life setbacks that have been transformed into spiritual growth. This book is a gift and a must-read for souls experiencing pain and yearning for growth.”   –Gary Hensel   Learn more at BumpInTheRoad.us   Follow Bump on: ➡️  Twitter ➡️  Facebook ➡️  Substack ➡️  Instagram ➡️  YouTube  
36:18 4/3/24
June Edward: An NDE and A Journey Beyond the Veil
Psychic Journeys and a Near Death Experience (NDE)   Have you ever wondered what lies beyond the veil of our physical world? June Edward’s journey may offer a glimpse into that mystery. Born with innate psychic abilities, June’s childhood was filled with otherworldly experiences.  A near-death experience (NDE) at 27 changed the course of her life. She returned to her body with a renewed sense of purpose to help people connect with lost loved ones. As a medium, June finds answers that only someone with her experience can provide. She also delves into the concept of karma, past lives, and the Akashic records, providing a fascinating perspective on the continuity of our souls.   "Your book of life is kept in the Akashic record room, which is the lowest level of heaven int he fifth dimension."   June’s life has not always been easy and her path is a reminder that often it’s the most challenging paths that lead to the greatest growth. Her story is not just about psychic phenomena; it’s about the human condition, the search for meaning, and the interconnectedness of our experiences. Be moved, inspired, and perhaps even transformed. June Edward’s journey is a reminder that there is more to this life—and the next—than meets the eye.   Libsyn     It's an Amazon best selling book!   What they're saying:   “This is a beautiful book about life, its imperfections, its challenges, and its joys. It is a book of hope and wisdom for all of us facing a bump in the road.” –Pragito Dove   “Pat has woven together beautiful stories of life setbacks that have been transformed into spiritual growth. This book is a gift and a must-read for souls experiencing pain and yearning for growth.”   –Gary Hensel   Learn more at BumpInTheRoad.us   Follow Bump on: ➡️  Twitter ➡️  Facebook ➡️  Substack ➡️  Instagram ➡️  YouTube  
41:57 3/27/24
Shameeka Baptist: Overcoming the Foster Care System
Overcoming the Foster Care System Shameeka Baptist’s story is as heartbreaking as it is inspiring. Shameeka talks about her tumultuous journey through the foster care system, the abuse she endured, and how she rose above her circumstances to become a beacon of hope for others. Shameeka’s story is one of childhood neglect and abuse.  But despite the odds stacked against her, including a period of homelessness after aging out of foster care, Shameeka’s resilience shines through.  Today, Shameeka is a four-time self-published author and an inspirational speaker. She is a mother and a role model who proves that the past does not have to define the future. Her message is clear: no matter how bad things seem, there is always a way forward, and you are never alone in your struggles. Libsyn     It's an Amazon best selling book!   What they're saying:   “This is a beautiful book about life, its imperfections, its challenges, and its joys. It is a book of hope and wisdom for all of us facing a bump in the road.” –Pragito Dove   “Pat has woven together beautiful stories of life setbacks that have been transformed into spiritual growth. This book is a gift and a must-read for souls experiencing pain and yearning for growth.”   –Gary Hensel   Learn more at BumpInTheRoad.us   Follow Bump on: ➡️  Twitter ➡️  Facebook ➡️  Substack ➡️  Instagram ➡️  YouTube  
22:51 3/20/24
Vincent James: The 88 Ways Music Can Change Your Life
Finding Harmony in the Unexpected Vincent James is an engineer turned music education advocate. this podcast he shares his journey from the structured world of technology to his heart felt journey into the world of music. From childhood, Vincent was drawn to music. But the practicalities of life led him into a successful engineering career. But his heart remained in music. After several attempts to follow his heart, Vincent finally decided to leave engineering.                                            "Feel the fear and do it anyway."   Vincent’s story is a testament to the transformative power of music, from its ability to connect with our deepest emotions to enhancing cognitive abilities and social skills. Join us for an inspiring and even lyrical conversation.   Libsyn     It's an Amazon best selling book!   What they're saying:   “This is a beautiful book about life, its imperfections, its challenges, and its joys. It is a book of hope and wisdom for all of us facing a bump in the road.” –Pragito Dove   “Pat has woven together beautiful stories of life setbacks that have been transformed into spiritual growth. This book is a gift and a must-read for souls experiencing pain and yearning for growth.”   –Gary Hensel   Learn more at BumpInTheRoad.us   Follow Bump on: ➡️  Twitter ➡️  Facebook ➡️  Substack ➡️  Instagram ➡️  YouTube  
32:31 3/13/24
Kaneshi Hart: Security, Insecurity, Risk and Reward
When life throws a curveball, some see a setback, but others like Kaneshi Hart see an opportunity. Five years ago, Kaneshi was climbing the corporate ladder, enjoying the fruits of a successful career, and traveling internationally. Life seemed set on a promising trajectory. Yet, as many of us have experienced, stability can be fleeting. A series of layoffs, a toxic work environment, and a global pandemic later, Kanesha found herself at a crossroads. She decided to take an entrepreneurial route. The episode unfolds Kaneshi’s story with raw honesty and vulnerability. She talks about being laid off not once, but twice within two years, and how these bumps in her road led her to question the path she was on, and to wonder what else was out there. Were events  a streak of bad luck or a nudge towards a different calling? Come listen in.   It's an Amazon best selling book!   What they're saying: “This is a beautiful book about life, its imperfections, its challenges, and its joys. It is a book of hope and wisdom for all of us facing a bump in the road.” –Pragito Dove   “Pat has woven together beautiful stories of life setbacks that have been transformed into spiritual growth. This book is a gift and a must-read for souls experiencing pain and yearning for growth.”   –Gary Hensel   Learn more at BumpInTheRoad.us   Follow Bump on: Twitter Facebook Substack Instagram YouTube    
43:05 3/6/24
Nicole Byars: Personal Transformation for Inner Peace
Have you ever wondered what it truly means to transform your life?  Meet Nicole Byars, a woman whose journey epitomizes the essence of personal transformation and the power of self-discovery. Nicole’s story begins in the familiar corridors of high achievement and people-pleasing. Raised in a family that valued success, she followed a path that many of us know all too well: striving for academic excellence, attending a prestigious university, and landing a job in corporate America. Yet, beneath the surface of her seemingly perfect life, Nicole grappled with an eating disorder and a marriage that left her feeling lost and alone. This episode is an invitation to reflect on our own lives. Nicole’s experiences prompt us to ask ourselves: Are we living in alignment with our hearts? Are we taking care of ourselves as we should? And most importantly, are we open to the changes that life inevitably brings? #personaldevelopment #yoga #anorexia     It's an Amazon best selling book!   What they're saying: “This is a beautiful book about life, its imperfections, its challenges, and its joys. It is a book of hope and wisdom for all of us facing a bump in the road.” –Pragito Dove   “Pat has woven together beautiful stories of life setbacks that have been transformed into spiritual growth. This book is a gift and a must-read for souls experiencing pain and yearning for growth.”   –Gary Hensel   Learn more at BumpInTheRoad.us   Follow Bump on: Twitter Facebook Substack Instagram YouTube  
30:06 2/28/24
Aly Bird: The Grief Revolution
The Grief Revolution   How does one navigate grief? How do you support someone going through this process? Aly Bird, a young widow turned grief advocate, shares her transformative journey through loss and the powerful lessons she’s learned. Her story is not just one of sorrow, but of resilience, community, and the courage to rewrite the rules of life. Aly delves into the depth of human attachment, the complexities of mourning, and the hope that lies within grief. Don’t miss this opportunity to be part of the grief revolution. Tune in now for an episode that promises to touch hearts and change minds. You can learn more about grief through Aly’s book, Grief Ally: Helping People You Love Cope with Death, Loss, and Grief.   It's an Amazon best selling book! What they're saying: “This is a beautiful book about life, its imperfections, its challenges, and its joys. It is a book of hope and wisdom for all of us facing a bump in the road.” –Pragito Dove   “Pat has woven together beautiful stories of life setbacks that have been transformed into spiritual growth. This book is a gift and a must-read for souls experiencing pain and yearning for growth.”   –Gary Hensel   Learn more at BumpInTheRoad.us   Follow Bump on: Twitter Facebook Substack Instagram YouTube  
29:50 2/21/24
Jessica West: An Accident, An Injury and A Purpose
An Accident, An Injury and A Purpose   Jessica’s life was transformed when her car was t-boned in a horrific accident. Waking up in the hospital with a broken neck, multiple pelvic fractures, and a severe brain injury, she was faced with a prognosis that spelled a lifetime of dependency and limitations. But Jessica’s narrative doesn’t end there; it’s where her true journey begins. Jessica’s story is not just about physical recovery; it’s about the mental and emotional metamorphosis that occurs when one is pushed to the edge. It’s about rediscovering oneself, overcoming deep doubt, and learning to create a new life.   “Imagination is really the start of being able to create the life that you want and really create anything in life.”   In spite of a grim prognosis that projected Jessica’s days of independence were over, Jessica healed and completed her bachelor’s degree. She lives independently and runs her own business. This conversation is about self-awareness and empowerment. Jessica’s insights into the power of thought, the importance of self-love, and the art of imagination offer a roadmap for anyone looking to transform their life from within. Join us in a remarkable discussion of self awareness and empowerment that can come from a bump in the road.   It's an Amazon best selling book!   What they're saying: “This is a beautiful book about life, its imperfections, its challenges, and its joys. It is a book of hope and wisdom for all of us facing a bump in the road.” –Pragito Dove   “Pat has woven together beautiful stories of life setbacks that have been transformed into spiritual growth. This book is a gift and a must-read for souls experiencing pain and yearning for growth.”   –Gary Hensel   Learn more at BumpInTheRoad.us   Follow Bump on: Twitter Facebook Substack Instagram YouTube
29:59 2/14/24
Chuck Price: Left Brain/Right Brain
The Need To Rewire The Professional Brain   Chuck Price is a lawyer by trade, but a wisdom seeker by nature. His openness and curiosity led him down a most unusual path, a path towards greater personal authenticity, presence, and awareness. He’s written a book called Rewiring the White Collar Mind. Now he talks to other professionals about finding your way in a linear, left brain profession while holding on to your humanity along the way. Chuck talks about the value of creating a balanced life and of learning the art of being present. Why is presence important?   "We're never taught to live right now."   Our professional schools emphasize left brain learning, crucial to mastering a lot of information.   "What you're actually learning to do is to have an extremely unbalanced life, totally left brain and totally based on what you're going to accomplish."   But what about the things you might experience? Join us for a thoughtful discussion of what creates a good life.   It's an Amazon best selling book!   What they're saying: “This is a beautiful book about life, its imperfections, its challenges, and its joys. It is a book of hope and wisdom for all of us facing a bump in the road.” –Pragito Dove   “Pat has woven together beautiful stories of life setbacks that have been transformed into spiritual growth. This book is a gift and a must-read for souls experiencing pain and yearning for growth.”   –Gary Hensel   Learn more at BumpInTheRoad.us Follow Bump on: Twitter Facebook Substack Instagram YouTube  
36:42 2/7/24
Zya Be: The Conundrum of Retirement
Zya ​B ​Built ​a ​successful ​corporate ​career ​in ​organizational ​change ​consulting, ​including ​starting ​her ​own ​company. She’s ​traveled ​the ​globe ​solo, ​contributed ​to ​a ​best ​selling ​book ​on ​creativity, ​and ​now ​she ​has ​her ​own ​podcast, ​Your Hell Yes Life where ​she ​tells ​the ​stories ​of ​other ​fearless ​women.  But fearlessness isn’t the only component of living a “Hell Yes Life”. The path comes with some bumps in the road. "So I semi-retired, but I was 48 at the time and people at 48 are not around. So I was actually quite bored for a year." She realized that what she was looking for was a deep ​inner ​yes. ​Zya reflects: "That one that I yearned to follow all those years when I was doing what I thought I should do, when I was just following the money instead of my heart. I finally made it out." Which ​raises ​the ​question ​of ​what ​does ​your ​soul ​yearn ​to ​do? ​And ​what’s ​holding ​you ​back?   It's an Amazon best selling book!   What they're saying: “This is a beautiful book about life, its imperfections, its challenges, and its joys. It is a book of hope and wisdom for all of us facing a bump in the road.” –Pragito Dove   “Pat has woven together beautiful stories of life setbacks that have been transformed into spiritual growth. This book is a gift and a must-read for souls experiencing pain and yearning for growth.”   –Gary Hensel   Follow Bump on: Twitter Facebook Substack Instagram YouTube    
30:02 1/31/24
Side Trips: Marketing on YouTube, Click Bait, and What Might Really Matter
This is a Side Trip, a super short podcast that lets me share some of my thoughts about writing, podcasting and whatever else comes to mind. This Side Trip, I share some of my thoughts about marketing on YouTube, click bait, and what might really matter.   It's an Amazon best selling book!   What they're saying: “This is a beautiful book about life, its imperfections, its challenges, and its joys. It is a book of hope and wisdom for all of us facing a bump in the road.” –Pragito Dove   “Pat has woven together beautiful stories of life setbacks that have been transformed into spiritual growth. This book is a gift and a must-read for souls experiencing pain and yearning for growth.”   –Gary Hensel   Follow Bump on: Twitter Facebook Substack Instagram YouTube  
03:29 1/29/24
Tonia Winchester: Neurolinguistic Programming and Your Health
Tonia ​Winchester ​is ​a ​treasure. ​She’s ​a ​naturopathic ​doctor ​who ​helps ​people ​heal, ​but ​her ​interest ​in ​healing ​goes ​way ​beyond ​bodily ​health. ​She ​uses ​neurolinguistic ​programming, ​or ​NLP, ​to ​help ​people ​change ​their ​subconscious ​beliefs ​and ​their ​patterns ​of ​behavior ​to ​change ​their ​lives. ​Tonia ​talks ​about ​this ​in ​her ​book, ​Breakthrough ​the ​Insomnia ​Cycle, ​how ​to ​sleep ​deeply, ​wake ​rested, ​and ​enjoy ​happy, ​energized ​days. ​• This ​podcast ​is ​about ​discovery. ​It’s ​about ​finding ​a ​path ​to ​healing ​your ​emotional ​memories ​and ​experiences ​to ​realize ​your ​very ​best ​life. As Tonia notes: "Most patients come to me as a naturopathic doctor because they have tried everything medically, and there's no options for them. They're fine on paper and they feel like garbage. So there's nothing that western medicine can do for them."  And that is where Tonia comes in.   It's an Amazon best selling book!   What they're saying:   “This is a beautiful book about life, its imperfections, its challenges, and its joys. It is a book of hope and wisdom for all of us facing a bump in the road.” –Pragito Dove   “Pat has woven together beautiful stories of life setbacks that have been transformed into spiritual growth. This book is a gift and a must-read for souls experiencing pain and yearning for growth.”   –Gary Hensel   Follow Bump on: Twitter Facebook Substack Instagram YouTube      
37:33 1/24/24
Sheila Kamuda: The Growth That Can Come From Grief
Sheila Kamuda is a very independent woman. She worked while her husband took care of all the household and childcare details. But when he died, her life stopped. How does one cope with something like this?  Sheila put one foot in front of the other, and reflected about her life ahead. And in doing do, she looked back and within for comfort and guidance. "Once you start to go back to who you are, what are your dreams before you met? What is it tha you wanted to do? Where did you want to live?" And slowly, Sheila pulled her life together and moved forward. This is her story.   It's an Amazon best selling book!   What they're saying: “This is a beautiful book about life, its imperfections, its challenges, and its joys. It is a book of hope and wisdom for all of us facing a bump in the road.” –Pragito Dove “Pat has woven together beautiful stories of life setbacks that have been transformed into spiritual growth. This book is a gift and a must-read for souls experiencing pain and yearning for growth.”   –Gary Hensel   Follow Bump on: Twitter Facebook Substack Instagram YouTube    
30:26 1/17/24
Jacklyn Ryan: Scary Stories from Hiring a Caregiver
Caring for a loved on is a rocky road both financially and emotionally. Add in a hired caregiver, who may or may not pass a background check, and you have a situation that can go haywire quickly. Jacklyn learned this the hard way. In her book, she shares stories about caregiving and reveals an industry that is sloppy in its hiring practices and rife with opportunities to financially take advantage of the very people they’re hired to care for. From first hand experience, she notes that "a common problem with the caregivers is the financial exploitation." “There’s also mental exploitation,” she explains.  Jacklyn’s stories will scare you. And they should. Caregiving situations are something most of us will face and Jacklyn’s experiences and insights might just save you. Her book is called  Caregivers ScareTakers. "Talk with your loved ones before a crisis happens," she warns. And in this podcast she shares some real life stories about the hazards of hiring a caregiver.   It's an Amazon best selling book!   What they're saying: “This is a beautiful book about life, its imperfections, its challenges, and its joys. It is a book of hope and wisdom for all of us facing a bump in the road.” –Pragito Dove   “Pat has woven together beautiful stories of life setbacks that have been transformed into spiritual growth. This book is a gift and a must-read for souls experiencing pain and yearning for growth.”  –Gary Hensel   Follow Bump on: Twitter Facebook Substack Instagram YouTube    
27:42 1/10/24
Tina Davidson: The Magic of Music
This is a stunningly beautiful conversation with Tina Davidson, author of Let Your Heart Be Broken.  Tina is an accomplished composer. Over her forty-five-year career, Tina has been commissioned by the National Symphony Orchestra, OperaDelaware, Roanoke Symphony, VocalEssence, Kronos Quartet, Cassatt Quartet, and more.  Contemplating her decades of achievement, Tina notes:   "I am struck by music's linear process, where duration is the great ingredient. Unlike visual art, music cannot be experienced all at once. Instead, it moves through time. As we listen, we construct the hole in our mind through memory, like a transparent ghost. Music moves our hearts and moves our hearts with its lack of tangible substance."   Tina’s story is as astonishing, heart felt and as remarkable as her career. You'll never look at the art of creating music the same way. Come join us.   It's an Amazon best selling book!   What they're saying: “This is a beautiful book about life, its imperfections, its challenges, and its joys. It is a book of hope and wisdom for all of us facing a bump in the road.” –Pragito Dove   “Pat has woven together beautiful stories of life setbacks that have been transformed into spiritual growth. This book is a gift and a must-read for souls experiencing pain and yearning for growth.”  –Gary Hensel   Follow Bump on: Twitter Facebook Substack Instagram YouTube  
35:07 1/3/24
Melissa Foote: Where Do Risk and Reward Come Together?
What is a risk to you? For most of us, it’s anything outside our comfort zone. And Melissa Foote stepped right outside those boundaries when she left an 18 year teaching career behind to start her own business. Melissa’s love of teaching had gotten bogged down in many of the group think and administrative aspects of the career. Her last decade of life had been consumed by family, work and school. There was no time left for her. She notes:   "I think as women, we just start our families and then our wholelife evolves around family life and we forget to take care of ourselves. And so ten years went by and I was just on autopilot livng mylife. It was like groundhog day." Visiting a women’s business conference snapped her out of her rut. "I would rather be surrounded by that positive energy that's just so full of life and excietment than living eh next 10-15 years of my life in an environment where everybod's just kind of getting by." That conference made her realize there is so much more, And with that realization, she changed her life.   It's a book!   What they're saying: “This is a beautiful book about life, its imperfections, its challenges, and its joys. It is a book of hope and wisdom for all of us facing a bump in the road.”  –Pragito Dove, author of #1 Amazon best-selling Lunchtime Enlightenment: Expressive Meditations for Manifesting Peace, Prosperity, and Passion   Follow Bump on: Twitter Facebook Substack Instagram YouTube  
30:06 12/27/23
Side Trip: The Holiday Giving Tradition
This podcast is a Side Trip, a super short podcast where I can share what’s on my mind. And this week, with Christmas before us, I share some thoughts on creating that perfect gift.    It's an Amazon best seller!  And a perfect gift! Check out the reviews     Follow Bump on: Twitter Facebook Substack Instagram YouTube
03:11 12/21/23
Donna Marks: The Personal Transformation from Fear to Love
How does one navigate life?   Donna Marks offers a great deal of insight and wisdom into this road trip called life. She’s dealt with a difficult family life, addiction issues, divorce, parenting and  more. And as a therapist, she helps others navigate their ups in the road. Donna is the author  of Exit the Maze: One Addiction, One Cause, One Solution, Learn, Grow, Forgive: A Path to Spiritual Success, and The Healing Moment: Seven Paths to Turn Messes Into Miracles, She developed a chemical dependency training program at Palm Beach Community College, which has grown into a four-year degree and received the Florida Governor’s Council Award. She is also a certified gestalt therapist, psychoanalyst, hypnotist, and sex therapist. She’s facilitated A Course in Miracles for over 30 years. Donnas’s message is a wholistic one about making good choices, developing good habits and living an authentic and rewarding life. How does one get onto this path?   “Well, for me, doing the wrong things and not being happy was the first step, recognizing that there must be a better way, a happier way.”   Donna notes that: “One of the reasons I wrote the book, the Healing Moment, is because I recognized as a child that there are two parts to every one of us. We have our human being who’s trying to understand life.   But even more importantly, we have a spirit that resides within us where there is infinite wisdom, infinite comfort, love and light.” I asked Donna about our emotions. She boiled it all down to the essentials:   “I don’t think emotions are complicated at all. And I don’t think there’s a lot of them. I think there’s two. I think there’s love and fear.”   Join us for a light filled conversation of courage, wisdom and hope from a remarkable woman who has walked the walk to a deeply meaningful life and now leads others on their path.     It's a book!  Check out the reviews on Amazon.   Follow Bump on: Twitter Facebook Substack Instagram YouTube  
32:04 12/20/23
John Suzuki: American Grit
John Suzuki is a Japanese American who stumbled upon the story of Japanese internment camps during World War II.  It was a story that rattled him. The camps were created when President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, authorizing the United States Army to round up and detain anyone who was at least 1/16 of Japanese ancestry. The camps were primitive, without running water or insulation. Summer temperatures soared over 100 degrees and winters were bitingly cold. Minidoka was one of these camps. It was at Minidoka that John met the survivors of the camps and discovered a billboard honoring the 1,000 Japanese Americans who volunteered to fight for the U.S. army, the very entity that had detained them in these camps. This discovery sent him on a mission to learn even more.   It's an Amazon Best Seller! Follow Bump on: Twitter Facebook Substack Instagram YouTube
29:11 12/13/23

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