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Life Happens with Ema Dantas
18 minutes | Dec 5, 2021
29 - Your Life is Your Story - Part 1
If someone had told Ema she would run marathons or become a mountaineer 12 years ago, after turning 40, she would have told that person they were nuts.But when your self esteem gets crushed, and sometimes you don't even feel reason to live - however you have no choice, you can accomplish allot. You can even become the first Portuguese woman to climb and summit Carstensz Pyramid. Listen to Ema's journey from laying on the floor of her bedroom in a fetal position to becoming a mountaineer.
5 minutes | Dec 2, 2021
28 - Your Life is Your Story.
Your life is your story. Write it well. Edit often.Three sentences Ema has chosen as in introductory for an upcoming 3 part podcast series about her story.In this introduction, she shares how she spent 12 years of her life, being unable to change anything. Feeling less than human.
31 minutes | Aug 31, 2021
27- Altitude Athletics. When there is no option for failure as an entrepreneur, even in a pandemic!
Ema talks Melanie Miller, the founder of Altitude Athletics, in downtown Toronto.Ms Miller is not just the owner of "another" gym. She is the visionary of wanting to offer the general public the opportunity to train at high altitude, just like many athletes do.She had a dream, a vision and as most entrepreneurs, she set her goals to create it.Little did she know that just when she was ready to open her doors for the first time, COVID would make an appearance.Listen to Melanie explain her goals, her idea, what the gym is, how it's designed and how she stuck by, during our lockdowns. Melanie Miller is a perfect example of how women entrepreneurs just don't give up. Have a listen and be inspired.
33 minutes | Aug 10, 2021
26 -Climbing, Charity, Empowerment and Devotion - How are they related?
In this special episode, Ema talks to Scott Cutlan, the founder of New Reach Foundation, a Non-Profit Organization focused on organizing and executing global projects and the man behind Climb 4 Community. "Changing the world requires a multistep process and requires effective global relationships. Climb4Community is supporting organizations world wide to help support and sustain local businesses, help provide and meet local needs, help educate and empower locals, and help provide local health initiatives."I had the privilege of talking to Scott about our mutual faith and reasons why we are both climbing the 7 Summits.Have a listen.Visit https://newreachfoundation.org/ and donate for one if his many projects. The one called @peaksforchange is a favourite of mine! :)Hopefully we inspired you a little.
5 minutes | Jul 21, 2021
25 - Moving Forward - it is not easy, but part of life.
When your life gets derailed from the path you had set it on, it can be crippling. Ema shares us her personal experience and outlook on moving forward.
8 minutes | Feb 3, 2021
24 - Zoom Fatigue
It was ok, even maybe fun to stay home and have meetings, across town, the country and even the globe, in your living room.But after all most a year, Ema explains why she is over it.Are you?
4 minutes | Jan 7, 2021
23 - There is no vaccine for our mental health
With all the lockdowns, that do not work and the continued imposed self-isolation, our mental health is suffering. The fact that the majority of people still have a stigma on mental health is concerning, especially when without our mental health, we have no health. It's a fact and we all know it. We just have to admit it.
14 minutes | Oct 21, 2020
22- Could we be characters in 1984?
In this episode, Ema talks about the raising of her anxiety, in the face of the constant COVID message, that we are in this together, or its for our own good. Stating that she feels like a character in George Orwell's, 1984.She shares with us the importance of God's message in 2 Corinthians, 12, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness. Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.", in giving her some reassurance of the current state of affairs.
7 minutes | Oct 6, 2020
21- The benefits from being outdoors in the presence of nature.
Evidence shows that being outdoors in the presence of nature is very beneficial.In Covid-19 times, when we are told to self isolate, Ema talks about the benefits of just going outdoors and being around nature.
11 minutes | Sep 3, 2020
20 -Rethinking Mental Health - Ema shares a rare moment about her feelings on the Stigma on Mental Health
Ema shares her feelings on the stigma on Mental Health and how we reference to each other, and how we speak continues to feed the stigma on Mental Health .Its time we re-think Mental Health.
7 minutes | Jul 2, 2020
19 - The Podcast of Nothing - just rambling on
Working from home, with everyone at home can be mentally challenged.Everyone needs space. Things have changed. Running a business is challenging in the best of times, now it's worse.Ema talks candidly about nothing.
27 minutes | May 9, 2020
18 - Dealing with Anxiety and Finding Comfort in Jesus for Guidance
Ema interviews Julia Bowser, a woman, mother, grandmother, daughter, friend, colleague, confident, and a successful professional with many other hats.Julia shares her experience, thoughts, knowledge, and personal life lessons learned on how to live with anxiety, and finding a way to cope, finding Jesus and trusting in the Lord to be there for her. Julia's personal story is so much like many of us, that struggle with anxiety and are looking for ways to cope with it on a daily basis. Anxiety can be such a debilitating mental health condition, and findings ways to live with it, is extremely important.
6 minutes | Apr 28, 2020
17 - Hoping for Change - Politically
Ema today talks about her impression and thoughts about Leslyn Lewis whom is running for the Leader of the Conservative Party of Canada.
5 minutes | Mar 30, 2020
16 - Domestic Violence and COVID-19 implications
According to Justice Canada in 2016, over one-quarter of police-reported violent crime concerned Intimate Partner Violence. Have we thought about domestic violence as we self-isolate at home?
5 minutes | Mar 22, 2020
15- Running Outside plays a vital role in our mental health
One of the best things you can do right now is get outside and go for a run. Ema shares today her opinion on why running outside is a great form of keeping fit when you can't access your gym, how running is safe to do during the COVID-19 pandemic.
8 minutes | Mar 20, 2020
14-Anxiety and Fear: How to Understand the Downward Spiral
Anxiety is caused by an out of control thought pattern. I am no stranger to anxiety. Anxiety can settle over our mind like a severe thunderstorm, spewing thunderclouds and casting lightning bolts. Life feels like an airplane in a tailspin. Your chest is tight and breathing can be difficult. Thinking can be difficult. It feeds on what-ifs and worst-case scenarios. Ema talks about her panic, anxiety attack when faced with climbing Everest through Nepal side and also about dealing with the COVID-19 virus presently.Ema shares how she worked through both - one step at a time, by having faith in Jesus.
8 minutes | Feb 11, 2020
13- "do it badly"
Why not just start by “doing it badly” and without worrying about how it’s going to turn out?Can this be a new 'motto' to lessen our anxiety?Ema share her thought on the subject.
9 minutes | Jan 28, 2020
12 - Carb Cycling Diet - A diet that may work long term
We all know that the intake of carbohydrates has been a hot topic for a long time when it comes to diets. No Carb diets are not sustainable. Our brain needs carbs. And everyone needs a cookie or a nice scoop of ice cream once in a while!But the Carb Cycling Diet may work. Ema talks about what a carb cycling diet is in general.
7 minutes | Jan 11, 2020
11- There is more to coffee than meets the eye.
Coffee is one of the favourite beverages of the majority of us. But it does have negative affects as well.Ema talks about some of them.
6 minutes | Dec 13, 2019
10 - Anxiety is the most common mental health concern
Did you know that Anxiety is the most common mental health concern among Canadian’s?Ema shares her experience in managing her anxiety and some of her coping strategies.
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