Society & Culture
EPISODE 13: Part Two: Injured paratrooper rebuilds a purposeful life with music, modern dance
In Part 2 of this series, Tracy interviews former Army paratrooper, Alfredo Hurtado, about the injuries he suffered in Iraq after his Humvee was destroyed by a roadside bomb, and how music and modern dance restored his desire to live. We're even treated to a musical performance by Alfredo -- one of his original compositions. When asked what misperception about veterans he wishes we'd move beyond once and for all, Alfredo begins with, "We're not robots..." and provides heartfelt examples about the reality veterans and their families face every day. We'll also discover, in real time with Alfredo, what has surprised him most about his life so far! And this makes us wonder...how would we answer that question? What has surprised us most about our lives so far?
EPISODE 19: Part 2 -- How viewing life through the lens of a storyteller reveals truths & the true Self
EPISODE 18: Part 1-- Going viral...writer discovers surprising gifts amid storm of negativity
EPISODE 17: Part 2 -- Army veteran reads excerpt of compelling PTSD memoir
EPISODE 16: Part 1 -- Writing journey transforms Army vet from PTSD agoraphobia to "new normal-BIG life"
EPISODE 15: After trauma, she's sewing, quilting a new life -- "one stitch at a time"
EPISODE 14: Saluting the women history makers you've (likely) never heard of
EPISODE 12: Part One: After injuries from a roadside bomb in Iraq, paratrooper finds healing through modern dance
EPISODE 11: A liberal arts student of life, he's "drunk" on science, storytelling
EPISODE 10: How the study of creative arts sharpens critical thinking skills
EPISODE 9: Part 2 -- How a Vietnam combat helicopter pilot uses poetry to witness the divinity within everything
EPISODE 8: Part 1 -- Vietnam vet discusses influence of literary icon, Wendell Berry
EPISODE 7: Retired military nurse, LAPD reserve officer debunks myths about veteran-artists
EPISODE 6: ALONE survival series star, Carleigh Fairchild, shares how basketry aided success
EPISODE 5: Former Army medic/MP paints a pathway toward self-healing
EPISODE 4: Writer mines life experience for gems of life-changing metaphors
EPISODE 3: Yoga instructor shares creative insights for living yoga "off the mat"
EPISODE 2: Mom of 3 uses photography to "slow down time"
EPISODE 1: The Launch of Accept Your Gifts
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