August 2nd, 2018 | 1 hr 30 mins
173rd airborne, army, arteriovenous malformation, baltimore, carleena angwin, goucher college, hero's journey, horse lessons, joseph campbell, london, maryland, memoir, memory loss, mfa nonfiction, mount st. mary's, shannon gilmore, short term memory loss, tbi, the carleena show, towson, traumatic brain injury, vietnam veteran, writing
When Shannon Gilmore was 15 years old, a tangle of arteries burst inside her skull and she was put in a medically induced coma for 3.5 weeks. Ten years after her brain bleed, she completed an MFA in Nonfiction and a thesis manuscript that is the beginning of her memoir. In our conversation today, we talk about the journey of who Shannon was before her brain trauma, who she was in the initial recovery, and who she is now.
"I think everybody has a story that matters, but you have to figure out how and why it matters. My professor in college made me feel that my story mattered and needed to be told in its truth." - Shannon Gilmore
The Carleena Show Podcast | https://carleena.net/podcast/ | Ordinary People Share Their Hero’s Journey | Hosted and Produced by Carleena Angwin | Video Editing and Graphic Design by http://stevenllorca.com/
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.
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