About the show

Host Carleena Angwin interviews guests with hands-on or misunderstood professions who shed light on the human experience, and ordinary people who have overcome adversity. Through personal stories of grit, determination, and perseverance, we find common ground. When choosing guests and topics, Carleena draws from her experiences growing up in a rural, working-class town, serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer, studying narrative journalism, and addressing public health concerns in Tennessee.

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Episodes

  • Jennifer Silver: The Journey Of A Young Artist

    June 21st, 2018  |  45 mins 10 secs
    artist, atlanta, carleena angwin, chattanooga, comedy, directing, director, faculty, film, florida state university, fsu, georgia, humor, jen silver, jennifer silver, journey, mentors, ohio, plays, professor, teachers, tennessee, theater, travel, video camera, writer

    Today's guest moved from her small town in Ohio to downtown Atlanta to pursue her dream of directing and writing. She talks about the journey of discovering her passion at a young age and working diligently towards that goal ever since. But pursuing an artistic dream comes with its challenges. Jen unpacks those challenges with insight and humor.

    [14:10] "Creating art that speaks to people is an incredibly unique opportunity. I’ve been pursing that very diligently, much to my own dismay. Because it’s exhausting sometimes."
    [20:50] "Walk me through the highs and lows of a project cycle."
    [31:15] "How do you take your experiences from life and incorporate them into your art?"
    [37:00] "I’ve talked to so many people who can point to one year in their 20s and say, ‘this year sucked.’ For me, it was definitely 25. I hit rock bottom in a lot of areas in my life all at once. The day I turned 26, I said goodbye to something really big."

    The Carleena Show podcast is hosted by Carleena Angwin | Ordinary People Tell Their Hero's Journey

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  • Stephanie Jones: Trauma Survivor and Wounded Healer

    June 12th, 2018  |  49 mins 14 secs
    anxiety, carleena angwin, counseling, death, depression, half moon yoga, hero's journey, jack kornfield, joseph campbell, meditation, pema chodron, post traumatic stress, ptsd, ram dass, scad, shamanic yoga, stephanie jones, therapy, thich nhat hanh, toes yoga, trauma, trauma center, trauma sensitive yoga, yoga, yoga therapy

    As a trauma survivor and wounded healer, our guest Stephanie Jones personally understands the mind-body-spirit journey of trauma recovery, and she firmly believes that healing from trauma is possible [1:20]: What is a Wounded Healer? [2:00]: Stephanie takes us back and tells us her hero's journey [17:55]: “The bridge between yoga and counseling for me is trauma. I identify as a trauma survivor." [21:00]: What brings people to a Trauma Sensitive Yoga workshop? [33:00]: How do you use the hero’s journey in a trauma workshop? [45:00]: "This is an opportunity for me to share my gifts and medicines with the world, to spread some light, to spread some hope, to reassure people who are suffering, whether silently or out loud, that healing is possible. I’m living proof that healing is possible."

    The Carleena Show podcast is hosted by Carleena Angwin | Ordinary People Tell Their Hero's Journey

    Connect with us:

    Podcast Website: https://carleena.net/

    Subscribe on iTunes: https://apple.co/2JnNFRI

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/carleenashow/

  • Tom Bodkin: "People in recovery are valiant warriors."

    June 2nd, 2018  |  45 mins 46 secs
    addiction, army, carleena angwin, chattanooga, ironman, journey, mentors, na, narcotics anonymous, recovery, sponsee, sponsor, tom bodkin, training, triathlon, veteran, warriors, yoga

    Tom Bodkin went from former addict in a high stress career to Ironman triathlon finisher in addiction recovery. He is a US Army veteran, former forensic anthropologist for a medical examiner office, and former adjunct professor of anthropology at four year university.

    Tom talks about his journey from recovery to completing the 70.3 Ironman. We talk about the ten years he has spent sponsoring people in Narcotics Anonymous, the sponsor/sponsee relationship, what families should do if a loved one is using, and his decision to make the story of this journey more public. "People in recovery are valiant warriors," Tom says. Join us for this inspiring conversation. Tom gives shout-outs throughout our talk today.

    Note: Tom's views and experiences are his own and he is not speaking on behalf of the Narcotics Anonymous organization.

    The Carleena Show features in-depth conversations with guests from around the world. Host Carleena Angwin is a writer, public health professional, and former Peace Corps Volunteer based in Chattanooga, Tennessee. https://carleena.fireside.fm/

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    Subscribe on iTunes: https://apple.co/2JnNFRI

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