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Brave Journeys with Tammi Faraday

A weekly Mental Health, Personal Journals and Health podcast featuring Tammi Faraday
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By her own account, Carolyn Moor had it all. She & her architect husband Chad, had two gorgeous little girls, their own business & a house they designed & built in Orlando. On Valentine’s Day 2000, they talked over a romantic dinner & fantasize
TRIGGER WARNING!!!Leslie Morgan Steiner is a New York Times best-selling author, columnist for The Washington Post, consultant and thought leader on women’s leadership, work-life balance, inspirational parenting, overcoming adversity and surviv
My next guest, Dr Lucy Hone is a global authority and celebrated Ted Speaker in the area of resilience.Lucy is an Adjunct Senior Professor at the University of Canterbury, a co-director of the New Zealand Institute of Wellbeing & Resilience, a
TRIGGER WARNING!!!Proud Gunaikurnai woman, Veronica Gorrie, had spent a lifetime in fear of the police… and with good reason.  Ronnie's grandmother, Linda, was stolen from her family as an eight-year-old in 1941, along with her three siblings. 
TRIGGER WARNING!!!My next guest, Stephanie Giese is a mother of five, a celebrated writer, a prolific blogger - recognised as one of HuffPost’s most viral bloggers of the decade & was named a BlogHer Voice of The Year - a former teacher and a t
Stephen Jon Thompson is a distinguished leader and Tech Executive whose job it is to find the most elite talent in artificial intelligence for the world’s most cutting-edge technology & consumer companies - Including; Nike, Amazon, LinkedIn, Ap
Laura Cathcart Robbins is an acclaimed culture writer, storyteller extraordinaire & now beloved host of The Only One in the Room Podcast.Laura’s survived post-natal depression; struggled through debilitating addiction and divorced her high-prof
MAJOR TRIGGER WARNING!!!From the age of eight, Dr Michelle Stevens was brutally tortured and enslaved, raped, and pimped out to countless men by a sadistic paedophile; a man who passed himself off as her father.After suffering more than ten yea
Are you in for a treat BRAVE JOURNEYS family? Today’s guest is a bona fide superstar.  But that’s not why I love him.  And I really do love him.36 hours after Jono Lancaster was born with Treacher Collins syndrome - a rare genetic disorder that
Doctor Mark Cross has worked in psychiatry for three decades and specialises in treating young people, complex PTSD, women’s mental health & anxiety disorders.Mark’s also a senior Lecturer at the University of NSW & a conjoint lecturer at Weste
Susan Burton is the one-time producer & now editor of the Pulitzer Prize winning weekly public radio show and podcast - This American Life - heard by 2.2 million people on more than 500 stations across America; with another 2.5 million people d
Eilene Zimmerman noticed that the man who’d loomed large in her life for nearly 30 years - her ex-husband and father of her two children – PETER – seemed increasingly out of sorts.  He’d been looking progressively thin, seemingly preoccupied, c
Never before in the history of humankind has it been possible for a woman to give birth to an infant who is genetically unrelated to her.  Never before has it been possible for a woman to be the genetic parent of children to whom she has not gi
When Joe Hyman left his parents at the airport for a year away at a religious seminary, he was carrying so much more baggage than just his suitcase.  His then hidden gay identity, dragged behind him wherever he went.  A few months before leavin
What happens when the love of your life — your husband, your best friend, the father of your 3 week old baby - who’s gorgeous, funny, tall, exotic, and wonderfully attentive; the person you’ve basically banked your whole life on, turns out to b
If you’re a parent, pulling your proverbial hair out at the life force that is social media – you really don’t want to go anywhere for the next hour.  My next guest, Kirra Pendergast, will tell you exactly like it is; she won’t pull any punches
Believe me when I say this is one of the most egregious cases of a miscarriage of justice you’ll ever hear.SABRINA BUTLER SMITH’s story can only be described as your very worst nightmare.  At 17, Sabrina was a young, single mother to two childr
If you’ve ever second guessed yourself, hated yourself or harmed yourself because you weren’t a certain number on a scale.  If you’ve ever been humiliated because of your size or praised when you shed kilograms in a hope to fit in and be good e
If you’ve ever wanted to know what deep, profound, abiding, altruistic, passionate, inspirational love looks like – this is the episode for you.Jason Rosenthal enjoyed a wonderful but quiet life. He was happy to have his extraordinary wife – Am
Sometimes you come across a person whose story breaks your heart, but whose will and determination for good – despite, or perhaps in spite – of the horrors they’ve faced, will ensure that they’ll leave the world better than they found it.Fred G
When Professor Gemma Carey was 12 years old, a man twice her age would sneak into her bedroom on a weekly basis and sexually assault her.  When Gemma was seventeen, she took the perpetrator to court without anyone else knowing and had him place
Dr Matt Morgan is an intensive care specialist, scientist, teacher, self-professed geek and now best-selling author. But to me, Matt’s a profound philosopher, helping the world make sense of what it means to live, to survive, to give your all,
Caro Llewellyn was living a dream life in her adopted home of New York, directing an international literary festival and even calling Salman Rushdie “boss”. Then one ordinary day, running in Central Park, she lost all sensation in her legs. Two
Greg Fleet - or Fleety to comedy lovers around the world - has been one of Australia’s most successful comedic exports for almost four decades.  For much of that time, he also lived with a devastating heroin addiction.The rap sheet of his many
When Joselin Linder was a teenager, her beloved dad, Dr William Linder, became mysteriously sick in his 40s.  His doctors, as well as medical professionals across the US and around the world, watched his body slowly decline.  But there were no
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