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The Mad Chatter
18 minutes | Dec 11, 2021
When life gives you 2x the lemons
Meet Josephine Kwan. She's a powerhouse entrepreneur and advisor. What many people don't know about Josephine is that both of her parents had cancer diagnoses at the same time and what's so inspiring about Josephine's story is that she not only speaks to the reality of the process behind the cancer journey but she also shares the positivity that can be taken from such an experience. So listen in, this is "When life gives you double the lemons..."
27 minutes | Sep 23, 2021
Cheeky talks for Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
Listen up men because a little short term pain could lead to longer term health gains! We talk all about the prostate with life science smartie, Hannah Sharpe. What is the prostate, where is it located and what you can do to prevent prostate cancer. Also, what's walnuts, green tea and proton radiation got to do with it? Share this information with a man you love and encourage him to get checked early!
42 minutes | Aug 16, 2021
Tried, Tested and True: what do we know about cancer treatment, our cancer genes and cancer advocacy
*The content shared here is not meant to be a replacement for medical advice. Please reach out to your practitioner for any health related concerns* Michelle Morand is one of the most enthusiastic and passion advocates in the cancer space. She has had over 25 years as an entrepreneur and clinical counsellor and has devoted the last 11 years to empowering and educating cancer patients to become advocates in their own health. With her team of scientists and researchers, Michelle uses the most up to date knowledge especially in genetics to help patients find the most relevant treatments. But Michelle's transition into the cancer space is a story many of us who have been touched by cancer know too well, Michelle's beloved Uncle fell ill with cancer and after she had spent her time doing the research and pulling up treatment options that might work, she met hesitation from her Uncle's oncologist as the treatments were too knew and not much was known. Michelle's Uncle sadly passed and left her with a mission to not only share knowledge with patients but with their oncologists to effectively drive the best possible outcome for a patient. This episode is tried, tested and true: what do we know about cancer treatment, genes and how we take the step in advocating for our health.
18 minutes | May 20, 2021
Trials and tribulations of a cancer journey
Mary Zawadzki is a Certified Professional Cancer Coach who comes from eight years’ experience in the not-for-profit sector and is someone who cares deeply about fostering a positive community engagement. Throughout her social support practice, she engages in counselling clients at various stages of their healing journeys from a trauma informed lens. Her experience in crisis management allows her to confidently support clients and for them to be heard and validated in their experience. Mary uses her practice skills in the areas of providing empathetic support, active listening, problem solving and compassionate care to clients seeking services. Mary has work experience in managing Volunteer Peer Support programs, education services, and patient navigation specifically for the skin cancer patient community across Canada. Find out what she says about finding the joy in everyday as part of the journey and when do patients really start to look at clinical trial options? This is "trials and tribulations of a cancer journey". Find out more about Melanoma Network of Canada.
27 minutes | Dec 31, 2020
Take your best shot (vaccines and other non-invasive treatment options)
Hannah Sharpe (a life science student with a background in neurology and microbiology) explains other non-invasive therapy and research happening in the COVID-19 space. She's helping patients understand vaccines (and other treatments) when it comes to COVID-19. If you're curious or questioning about a treatment, dig further for resources (we recommend academic resources or ones coming from the researchers running the study you'd like to know more about). You can visit our website (www.healmaryapp.com) for other info. Connect with Hannah here. **Note this video is not a substitute for medical advice. Please get in touch with your healthcare provider to fully understand the risks and benefits. Reach out to us if you'd like: www.healmaryapp.com
22 minutes | Sep 29, 2020
Epic-demic Proportions: A day in the life of a student
Hannah Sharpe is a 4th year life sciences student at Western University. Almost 6 months ago, Hannah's life was shaken up as most students were when their schooling, internships and jobs were disrupted and things came to a standstill with COVID 19. But Hannah refused to sit by idly. While still attending school and working at a lab, Hannah took on a lifescience role at our digital health company to help address the urgent need of medical translations. In this podcast, we speak to Hannah about her life as a student and what she sees as the opportunities in her future now. Hannah also shares ways in which we can apply critical thinking to everything we hear and see. This is Epic-demic proportions: A day in the life of a student. Hannah Sharpe LinkedIn
24 minutes | May 31, 2020
Meet Helen Truong, cofounder of super effective. Helen is a self-taught digital creative with a passion for artistic expression that runs through her work, her interactions and even in how she puts together her appearance. For us, Helen breathed life into our Heal Mary brand over a year ago and aesthetically, we have never looked back. Find out in this episode why Helen knew she had to rebel against the stereotypes, how her brother helped kickstart her design career and find out why she says that learning is all part of the job. Listen in on this podcast simply titled: Inspired. Want to get in touch with Helen? Find her on instagram: @_designbytes_ Or on LinkedIn: @designertron
27 minutes | Mar 23, 2020
Finding your own way with Wayfinder
Rich Rawlyk is the cofounder of Wayfinder and also a close personal friend. In this episode, find out how he uses technology to influence the classic map, why he came full circle back to the passion he had for guiding at 19 and why he wants to help people find their way back to nature. This is Finding Your Own Way. Contact Rich: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Instagram: @richrawlyk @thewayfindercompany Linkedin
42 minutes | Jan 31, 2020
Social Entrepreneurship: Living a life of impact
In this podcast you'll meet Fadi Al Qassar, co-founder of Venture to Impact who fell into social entrepreneurship by following his true passion in life. Listen as he takes us down his path of a series of events that led him to where is is today having impact on a world wide scale, find out how 300 computers in Uganda changed him forever and find out what he believes about the human connection. Finally our mutual friend, Amanda Alderman, wraps up the podcast with her experience as a 3 time volunteer going to places like India and Rwanda and find out the story that had the greatest impact on her. This is Social Entrepreneurship: Living a life of impact
47 minutes | Aug 25, 2019
Money Talks: The good, the bad, the ugly
Anne Arbour is a financial educator who is passionate in both talking about money and in helping people. In this episode, Anne sets the baseline of separating the emotion from the math and really knowing your own current money situation, money habits and money goals. Anne also gets real and talks about the mindset behind the fear and loathing of money fuelled by our social media obsessions. You'll (re)learn the financial basics, what the real number is behind credit card debt and how getting organized with your planning will set you up to achieving your big financial dreams. Want to find out more about financial literacy or reach out to Anne? Website for non-profit Credit Counselling Society (nomoredebts.org) financial education and resources (mymoneycoach.ca). Or email Anne directly: anne.arbour @ nomoredebts.org **Like Anne says, take financial advice from others with a grain of salt. The opinions provided are not meant to give a set financial direction. Please consult Credit Counselling Society or Anne for individual counselling.
31 minutes | May 7, 2019
Entrepreneurship: What to expect when you're expecting (to be an entrepreneur)
Glorie Averbach is an entrepreneur, business coach, mentor, founder, women-in-tech advocate and she's just getting started! Glorie started her career plans with the intention of being a lawyer but accidentally fell into tech which led to her owning and selling a successful home tech automation business. Now, Glorie owns a coaching business (my ceo.ca) helping other leaders and entrepreneurs in the process while also making time to develop and mentor people in the tech space. In this episode, Glorie shares with us the must-haves for anyone getting into entrepreneurship (hint: it's a lot more about knowing yourself than you think), what it means to "play-up" by the people you surround yourself with and what changes she has witnessed for women and for leaders in the tech space. Also, you're going to love her final pieces of advice!
14 minutes | Apr 17, 2019
Live your heart out: sharing the best advice from Season 1
What a ride! 1-year ago I wanted to share the inspiring stories of people I knew who decided to live a life according to their personal rules and standards. Through their stories, I can believe that everything is possible and that people will find a way to accomplish what their heart desires. A year ago, I wanted to do this in the best way I knew how and in a way that respected my guest's stories and allowed them to author their own tales to each person who listened, and so, @the mad chatter podcast was born. To celebrate the end of Season 1, I took my favourite key learnings and put them together for you. I hope there is some wisdom that resonates with you. To everyone who has listened to any moment of these episodes, thank you. Thanks for taking the journey with us, I look forward to what stories Season 2 brings.
29 minutes | Mar 1, 2019
Feast on this: wisdom for the culinary adventurer
Lindsay Anderson is one half of the duo behind Feast: Recipes and Stories from a Canadian Roadtrip and how she got there is one hell of a story. Among the backdrop of a noisy restaurant, Lindsay talks about how her love of food and invention led her away from a traditional food industry career into a 5 month adventure across Canada. Find out why she says Canadian food is just as diverse as our people, why you only find out what you're capable of by being brave and how a simple road trip can teach you more about business acumen than you know
24 minutes | Jan 23, 2019
Cancer before 40: Stop living a deferred life
In this episode, I speak with my sister Cindy who alongside our eldest sister Stephanie were diagnosed with early stage breast cancer in 2017. Thankfully to a genetic test, doctors were able to catch the cancer early but both sisters underwent surgery to remove their breasts and ovaries and had both went through chemotherapy treatments. Cindy by coincidence was also the same age that our mother had been when she was diagnosed with Stage 4 breast cancer and we were just children. We chat about her views on most people living a “deferred life of maybes, one day and some time”, on what she remembers from our mother’s cancer diagnosis and finally on the value of self-care. Here is her story.
29 minutes | Dec 9, 2018
Our world through the eyes of a travel writer
Mark Sissons is a travel writer who has been featured in publications like National Geographic and Nuvo Magazine. In this episode, Mark shares his stories from seeing the world in a mosaic of experience ranging from the ultra luxurious to the ultra poor. He shares a particularly moving story about how travel has given him an ability to witness miracles in other parts of the globe. Listen in and experience our world through the eyes of a travel writer.
22 minutes | Sep 1, 2018
How to make work more than just a job
In this episode we talk to Cheryl Tansey, a personal and professional development coach about making work be more than just a job. As she embarks on a journey that will take her to conferences in multiple cities across the world, she shares with us her personal story about being a world-wide student, teaches us about finding supporters at your job and the importance of sharing knowledge. But most importantly, Cheryl reminds us that at work as in life, it’s all about taking care of one another.
31 minutes | Jun 23, 2018
Dollars and debt: making money work
Jeffrey Asirifi is a humble and down-to-earth guy with a serious respect for money. For Jeffrey, it's not about the actual dollars but about dreaming big and making your money work towards those dreams. He tells us what a person needs to know about taxes, how we should look at cryptocurrency and answers the question "are weed stocks are really that dope?" Most importantly, listen to what Jeffrey says is critical in shaping your relationship with money (hint: it's about knowing yourself, knowing your purpose, and knowing how to be grateful to those who came before you). *NB: the rule of 72 which Jeffrey refers to in this talk is a formula used to determine how long it will take an investment to double.
28 minutes | Jun 16, 2018
Turning a love of luxury travel and exploration into a blog, Stacy shares what she's learned about staying travel curious, collaborating with others and everything it takes to be running @awaywithstacy.
9 minutes | Apr 15, 2018
Hit the road and travel
My friend Ian, a conservative guy with a secure accounting job and very traditional Asian parents picks up his life and decides to travel the world with no plans. A year later, I sit down with the once self-proclaimed introvert to find out the micro-moment where he decided to change it all.
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