“I didn’t care about anything – except Vodka.” That’s the opening line of Lisa Avellyra’s book, and she joins Mike and Glenn in the coffee shop to talk about her story of experience, hope and strength.
Lisa was a lifelong drinker – drinking in college, drinking after college. After 40 years of drinking it caught up with her. Lisa didn’t want to live without drinking, but she knew she couldn’t sustain how she was drinking – so the easiest path in her eyes was to not live anymore. She failed at that objective. The beginning of her book starts here, at rock bottom. It could have been the end of her story, but it was just the beginning.
We are proud to present Amira Radovic’, CEO and visionary behind the THERA-V, a stimulation device designed specifically for amputees to manage Phantom Pain. Amira spends a full hour discussing her work in the field of bio-medical engineering. Amira is committed to the limb loss community and her product, the THERA-V is truly changing lives. The AMP’D UP211 Video Podcast is hosted by Rick Bontkowski, a right below knee amputee.
The guys discuss that when you get killer hotel deals it’s important to wash your feet before bed every night of your stay, how having your alligator “fully trained” just may keep it alive, and why combining the PGA and weddings will always result in tragedy.
In today’s episode, Saul talks to Rev. Dr. Elizabeth Boatwright about her book, “The last things we talk about…” As a Chaplain, Pastor and Certified Financial Planner, Elizabeth “Libby” Boatwright has worked alongside hundreds of people over the last thirty years counseling families on end of life issues, loss and grief, composing memorials, working alongside lawyers with estate plans and educating people with coping skills in the midst of crises.
Big scientific studies and addiction centers tout the results of AA or their programs. But is it all bulls&^%? How do they measure the data? Mike and Glenn talk about data surrounding the success of AA, their experiences, and challenge others: the success on the path of recovery in AA is directly correlated with the amount and level that you have surrendered and placed priority on working the steps of AA.
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The guys discuss how Ted’s dismissal of specialty tea results in the dismissal of his discount, why a $100 debt means you can no longer eat corn on the cob, and when stealing fries from a complete stranger can get you to the semifinals of the annual flying rat invitational.
In Today’s episode, Saul talks to Rachel S. Jordan on the intersection between trauma and end of life care. Rachel holds a B.S. in Bible/theology and Speech Communication from Multnomah University and an M.Div w/a Concentration in Hospital Chaplaincy from the Portland Seminary of George Fox University. In 2014 she became a neuro-trauma survivor and in 2021 she completed her Chaplain residency at the same medical center in which she was treated: Legacy Emanuel Medical Center, a level one trauma center in Portland, Oregon.