Stories of Survival
Having heartfelt, courageous and inspiring conversations;
sharing stories about surviving those everyday things,
the roadblocks that can trip us up and hold us back
from creating a life that we truly love.
December 20, 2022
Grief and the Grieving Process
In 1985 Lianna Champ opened Champ Funeral Services where, instead of providing a purely practical solution to death and funerals, she created a holistic experience that eases the pain of losing someone and helps the grieving process. A Certified Grief Recovery Specialist, she is also the author of “How to Grieve Like A Champ”, and is passionate about caring for those who have been bereaved or who are suffering with unresolved grief.
December 13, 2022
Working Behind the Scenes
Neil Blackburn offers us a brief glimpse into what goes on behind the scenes - from ensuring the cars always looks their best to the questions he gets asked most often. In this episode, Neil also shares what about the job he wishes he'd been better prepared for.
December 6, 2022
Being a Funeral Director
After losing her own father, and experiencing the loving care from Champ Funerals, Kirsty Goodinson’s dream was to become a Funeral Director and today, she has special experience working with child loss and helping others pre-plan a celebration of life.
November 29, 2022
Saying goodbye &
navigating the funeral process
Drawing on more than two decades of experience, Carl Taylor's caring and considerate nature makes him perfectly suited to his role of Funeral Director, Embalmer and Civil Funeral Celebrant. In this episode he chats about how he got his start in this profession and the true understanding he has of each family he works with, their needs and the needs of their loved ones
November 8, 2022
Menopause & Taking Charge of the Transition ~ a revisit
Eighteen months ago we began having a conversation about the menopause and taking charge of the transition. Agreeing to come back, Victoria Jones revisits that conversation to see what’s changed and how the topic has moved forward – or not.
November 1, 2022
Jenny Palmer has lived with anxiety since early childhood and has suffered with chronic pain since her teens. In this episode, listen as Jenny shares her story of dealing with the consequences of both and how she stood by as her husband underwent brain surgery.
October 25, 2022
Burnout to 'Creative Genius'
In this week’s episode Danny Matthews tells his story of how a burnout saw him quite literally fall to his knees in central London with no feeling from the waist down.
Danny says he was chasing the money and not his dream.
October 18, 2022
Adventures, Open Skies & Quantum Leaps
In 2004, seeking more adventure in her life, Nicky Davies left her well-paying corporate job to follow her dreams of becoming her own boss.
In this episode, Nicky talks about the difficult times and failures she faced…. and how looking back, she believes in moments of what looked like sure defeat, opportunities presented themselves that allowed for quantum leaps in growth both in her business life as well as her own personal development.
October 11, 2022
Moving to California and
living in a car
Donté Richardson talks about how, at age 19, he drove across the United States to California on the promise of “just a job interview”.
With little income, despite landing the job, Donté was homeless for three months, and today credits his resilience and his drive for getting him through the toughest of times.
October 4, 2022
From renal failure
At 22 Sam Dawson was told she had renal failure, a condition she’d had since birth, and which had gone undiagnosed.
In this episode she shares her journey from diagnosis to dialysis and from receiving a live donor to becoming a published author.
September 27, 2022
What does home
mean to you?
Welcome to the fourth season of the Stories of Survival in the Modern Age podcast.Join Sarah as she talks about finding hearts in daily life, contemplates what home means for her and asks "what does home mean to you?"