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Mental Health Advice Episodes

Mental Health Advice from people who have experienced depression, PTSD or life setbacks, and how they have coped (or are coping) to live healthier, happier, lives.
Sept. 23, 2022

S2E15 Jess Weatherall Part II (Why You Should Date A Doctor)

Part two of my conversation with joyful Sr. Medical Education Officer, Jessica "Jess" Weatherall. We discuss post-natal depression, the joys and pains of parenting, surfing on the Gold Coast Australia, a trait not many people know about, training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu …

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Sept. 9, 2022

S2E14 Jessica "Jess" Weatherall (Surfing, Science, and Choosing Joy) …

Born and raised on the Gold Coast, Australia, Jess Weatherall is definitely living her best beach life. We spoke about her love of surfing, career as a Senior Medical Education Officer in the Emergency Department at Gold Coast Health, myths …

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June 24, 2022

S2E12 The Secret To My Success (A Call To Action)

In Episode 12, Season 2 Reaching For the Middle host, James Donison, answers that age old question, How To Be Successful. This is also a call to action, for you. Will you take the leap?

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June 3, 2022

BONUS: Geoff Wilson (Depression, Microdosing, and Finding His Calling)

In this short BONUS clip, past guest, Geoff Wilson talks about his initial journey into plant medicine when faced with depression, and how he soon realised he was doing it all wrong.

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May 27, 2022

S2E10 (Parables of Plant Medicine podcast - crossover episode) Geoff …

Geoff Wilson was the very first guest on the Reaching For the Middle podcast; so to celebrate the season finale of his podcast, Parables of Plant Medicine, and the release of his book Evolve: The Parables of Plant Medicine (available …

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April 29, 2022

S2E8 - Oksana Tkachenko (Ukranian Roots and a Family in Peril)

With many of her family still in the Ukraine, and at the time of this writing, some trapped in a cellar in the Mariupol war-zone, Oksana Tkachenko is juggling her successful career, and family life in Australia, with the con...

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April 15, 2022

Pancho Fonseca Pt 2 (Defining Fatherhood, and a Guide to Surviving Ma…

This ones for all the dads and soon to be dads out there. It will also be an interest to the women in their lives who want an inside peek into our views on fatherhood and marriage. This is Part …

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April 1, 2022

Pancho Fonseca Pt 1 (A Stolen Baby in Canada)

In this episode of Reaching For The Middle, I'll speak with my childhood (and adulthood) friend, Pancho Fonseca about growing up in a lower socio-economic neighbourhood in Regina Saskatchewan, Canada, and how he managed to make so many friends, and …

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March 17, 2022

Paul Bae Pt. 2 (From High School Teacher to a TV Series Based On His …

In the second part of my conversation with writer and comedian Paul Bae, we’ll discuss the secret to becoming a great high school teacher, and the upcoming Amazon series based on his life, which will star a pretty memorable TV …

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March 4, 2022

Paul Bae - Pt 1 (The Tale of the Youth Pastor Who Became an Atheist, …

In part one of my two part chat with Writer/Comedian/Podcaster Paul Bae, we talk about his Korean roots in a ‘not so Korean’ suburb of Ontario, Canada. And how his families determination to make Korean friends led Paul to a …

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Feb. 4, 2022

Elaine Yong - Pt 1 (Self Esteem and Media Stereotypes)

Elaine Yong is a former Canadian news reporter (GlobalTV and CityTV Vancouver), and now the Communications Manager for the BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute. Elaine discusses her career and how she "faked it" until she really made it, family, failed …

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Jan. 7, 2022

James Donison (From Canadian TV Producer to Australian Tram Driver )

A brief introduction to where RFTM host, James Donison came from, how he went from Canadian Television to driving a tram on the Gold Coast, Australia, then back to his passion of video production and photography. He'll also discuss some …

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Dec. 23, 2021

Ashley Gard - Pt 2 (Bodyguard to the Stars)

Ash Gard discusses his experience as a bodyguard (third party protection) for the rich and famous, and what it takes to be one. Working with the Rolling Stones, Paris Hilton, Harry Styles and One Direction to name a few.

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Dec. 9, 2021

Ashley Gard - Pt 1 (From Fat Guy To Lethal Weapon)

Ashley (Ash) Gard discuss how his childhood in a small New Zealand town, with parents who volunteered in victim services and a brother, who's a highly regarded bodyguard (third party protection), led Ash to a career in the military, achieve …

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Nov. 26, 2021

S1E8 Best of 7 - Perspective and Redefining Success

SUBSCRIBE. SHARE. RATE THE PODCAST. In this episode we’ll listen back to our Best of 7 guests. Of course, being only 7 guests thus far it’s more about the inspiring, and sometimes controversial, things they’ve said that reson...

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