Chasing Dreams with Aimee J.
About This Show
Chief Dream Chaser Aimee J. brings you the people you never knew you needed to meet. Aimee talks to fellow dream chasers who share the story of their chase, the lessons they've learned, and have a good time doing it. Aimee wants people to live without regret because life is short. You need to make moves, take a chance, and chase your dreams.
Most Recent Episode
Ep. 63: Jake Heilbrunn - Leaving Behind What’s Familiar and Venturing Off the Beaten Trail
3 days ago
Jake Heilbrunn is a passionate speaker, lifestyle blogger and the author of Off the Beaten Trail, an inspiring memoir about his journey leaving college and solo backpacking through Central America at 18. He is dedicated to empowering people to live a life of purpose and fulfillment. Jake has been featured in multiple large publications including Psychology Today, Thought Catalog, and The San Diego Union-Tribune. Jake’s a great guy who’s only 19 years old at the time of this conversation and Aimee is excited to see where Jake goes with such a good start. Be sure you listen to hear Jake’s inspiring story. TWEET: Ep. 63: Jake Heilbrunn - Leaving Behind What’s Familiar and Venturing Off the Beaten Trail @Jake_Heilbrunn Stress & anxiety in college are almost an epidemic, & nobody talks about it. The catalyst to leading Jake Heilbrunn to eventually spend his 19th year of life backpacking through Central America was when he was diagnosed with, what he was told, was a chronic skin condition. The doctors were baffled and Jake came to believe that the cause of the condition was the stress and anxiety of college life. He believed was trying to live up to so many expectations that were coming at him from the outside, his body simply couldn’t handle it. Jake believes that the same phenomenon is experienced by other college students all the time but nobody’s willing to talk about it. On this episode of Chasing Dreams, you can hear how and why Jake is starting to talk about it and what he’s doing to help high school students prepare for the stresses of college life. I disconnected in order to connect. That’s what Jake Heilbrunn said about one of the reasons for his backpacking trip through Central America. He knew that he needed to do something for himself, something that was in pursuit of his own dreams instead of what everyone expected of him. Part of that was disconnecting from technology for weeks at a time. Not only did he find himself not missing it, he also discovered that he didn’t really need it as much as he thought. He disconnected with technology to reconnect with himself.
Rated 5 out of
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Great practical advice and motivation from those who are "chasing dreams" in different areas. Ep. 2 "The Hiring Process" definitely was useful. Awesome job!
Date published: 2015-10-05