Janine Shepherd is an Australian author, aerobatics pilot, and former cross-country skier.
On this special Mother's Day episode Joe De Sena talks with Janine Shepherd. She was training with the Australian Ski Team, positioned to be headed towards the Olympics, when a tragic accident sent her to a spinal ward for 6 months. She was forced to shift everything she thought defined her. She has led her life by the concept that a broken body is not a broken person. Through her dedication to Hope Theory- where hope is a cognitive skill- based on goals, pathways and agency- she guides us to cultivate resilience within ourselves. At the end of the episode hear what Joe De Sena and the rest of the Spartan Up team learned from their mothers! What does Janine advise to thriving in the difficult times we are facing? One way is to create goals with soul. You want to be striving towards something that you really look forward to and that has you racing out of bed. Be optimistic and have gratitude towards the work that you GET to do. Remember, those around you especially your kids are learning their models of resilience by watching you.  Next - start your day with a gratitude practice. Morning is best because it sets your day on the right track EARLY. Then ask - what would make today great? An last, strength is not just about the body, it’s truly about the mind. It’s important to practice “self-compassion” breaks and realize that with dedication and positivity you can Accomplish anything. Janine has become a mother of three, an extremely accomplished pilot and a true shining beacon of resilience.  Refrain your brain, develop a ritual of gratitude - especially for the mothers out there on this special Mother's Day episode!     This episode is brought to you by ATHLETICBREWING.COM for free shipping on two six-packs or more    LESSONS Strength comes from the body and MIND  It’s about what is inside Hope is a cognitive skill  Children learn resilience from those closest to them  Cultivate resilience within yourself  Gratitude works  Take self-compassion breaks  It’s about goals, pathways + agency  Have things that you looking forward to  Have a goal wit soul  Social distancing is a privilege  It’s about optimism, positivity + gratitude  If you can’t change your situation- change your attitude!  LINKS Save 20% on her course "Build an Unshakable Core” with code SpartanUp https://www.schoolforresilience.com/courses/building-an-unshakable-core LINKS https://janineshepherd.com   TIME STAMPS0:00 Team introduction to this special Mother’s Day episode 0:40 ATHLETICBREWING.COM intro  1:30 “Janine the Machine” + the Australian Ski Team 3:00 surrendering to the accident + seeing a sign  4:00 What is strength?  5:00 The mind + creating a resilient life 7:00 Hope Theory  8:00 Ritual of gratitude  11:15 The importance of self-compassion breaks  11:45 ATHLETICBREWING.COM break 12:55 Interview begins with tree huggin’ 15:00 Becoming a pilot  16:00 Goals, pathways + agency  18:00 Goals with Soul  21:00 The richness of painful times 22:30 social distancing as a privilege  23:30 Optimism, positive + gratitude  25:30 The podcast team discusses Janine’s interview  29:00 The podmates discuss the greatest lessons from their moms 36:50 ATHLETICBREWING.COM close  SUBSCRIBE: Apple Podcasts: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpShow YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT Google Play: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpPlay   FOLLOW SPARTAN UP: Spartan Up on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/spartanuppodcast/ Spartan Up on Twitter https://twitter.com/SpartanUpPod   CREDITS: Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc. Hosts: Joe De Sena, Johnny Waite, Colonel Nye, Sefra Alexandra & Dr. L   Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra | Seed Huntress  Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty   © 2020 Spartan
Over the course of our lives, we shed parts of our old selves, embrace new ones, and redefine who we are. This hour, TED speakers explore ideas about the experiences that shape the person we become. Guests include aerobatics pilot and public speaker Janine Shepherd, writers Roxane Gay and Taiye Selasi, activist Jackson Bird, and fashion executive Kaustav Dey.
Interview with Janine Shepherd - aerobatic pilot, speaker, and author of "Defiant."  Janine has the most incredible and inspiring life story, and aviation plays a major role.  http://www.janineshepherd.com   T-shirts & other merchandise available in the Store at whywefly.org.  We REALLY appreciate your support of the podcast!  Custom items available by request (picture of your plane, N number, or other custom items).     Check out my "Why I Fly" video at https://youtu.be/63Lmrqg-9xs   Keywords: Aviation, General Aviation, Plane, Planes, Airplane, Airplanes, Fly, Flying, Flight, Pilot, Pilots
Join us on Tuesday November 13 at 9:30 pm on WMRN with internationally renowned speaker and author Janine Shepherd known to many as the walking paraplegic. Tune in to listen to Janét talk to Janine all about her business, love and lifestyle.
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Jan 7th, 1962
Wyoming, USA
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2 hours, 28 minutes
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