Trailer: The Life Shift Podcast
This is the Life Shift podcast.
Host Matt Gilhooly has candid conversations with people about the pivotal moments that changed their lives forever. We all have our stories, but through these conversations, we discover communities. We learn that there are commonalities through the ups and downs that we all face. But most importantly, we learn that we are not alone. The Life Shift podcast highlights life-altering moments and humanizes the struggles and the triumphs through them all. The Life Shift podcast launches with two episodes on March 22nd, 2022.
Please subscribe on your favorite podcast app and listen to new episodes every Tuesday and let me know what you think about the show.
Compounding Grief & Radical Acceptance | Ep 1: Christin Lindley
Christin moved her life to be closer to her family, and then everything started to crumble around her. Join me as I talk to Christin Lindley, mother, wife, and company owner, about how a two-year period in her life changed everything. Christin shares how she and her family faced grief head-on, which ultimately led them to be more honest with themselves. They started taking their mental health seriously, and they are on a MUCH better path today. We talk about our experiences with therapy and the need for radical acceptance.
Christin is a daughter, wife, mom, business owner - and trying to figure out what all those things mean. She wants people to know that therapy is for everyone.
Special Thanks: 
Intro/Outro Music: Motivated by Alex MakeMusic from Pixabay
One Trip to the Mailbox Changed Everything | Ep 2: Shanna Benson
Little did she know that checking the mail would change her life forever. Join me as I talk to Shanna Benson, No Regrets Dessert Company owner, about how that one moment in her life changed everything (for the best). Shanna shares how she made her hobby and dreams into reality. From starting two baking businesses (while working a full-time job and a side hustle) to castings for reality television programs, we talk about how we should create our paths and take advantage of all of the opportunities presented to us. Because you never know if the next opportunity will be the one that elevates you to new heights.
To learn more about No Regrets Dessert Company, please visit https://www.wedeliverdesserts.com/.
Special Thanks:
Intro/Outro Music: Motivated by Alex MakeMusic from Pixabay
A Journey from Performative to Authentic | Ep 3: Ted Donath
After working for some of the world's largest brands and events, Ted returns to a farm in rural Georgia to redefine how he wants to spend his time.
Soon after Ted’s father died, he had what he called a "life revolution.” He quit his job in LA, sold his house, got re-married, and moved back to rural GA, all within a (pandemic) year. In our conversation, we talked about how performative experiences defined the early parts of his life until a series of back-to-back events occurred that created a new shift in his life. Finally, we discussed Ted’s path to finding his authenticity and happiness.
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Intro/Outro Music: Motivated by Alex MakeMusic from Pixabay
A Non-Traditional Approach to Recovering from Chronic PTSD | Ep 4: Adrienne
During an emotional meltdown brought on by severe PTSD, Adrienne remembered some research she had heard about that might be worth trying to recover from her past trauma. So, with a healthy bit of fate and perseverance, Adrienne shifted her life from one of chronic PTSD to a life of anxiety-free days filled with purpose. In our conversation, we talk about our connection, her past, her darkest moments, and the unconventional way she started recovering from her PTSD and anxiety-filled life.
Adrienne is a yoga teacher, mobility specialist, biohacker, and self-improvement enthusiast. Her history of chronic illness and complex trauma motivated her to seek total mental, physical, and spiritual wellness relentlessly. Today, Adrienne is happy, healthy, balanced, and thriving.
Adrienne Recommends:
The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel Van Der Kolkhttps://www.besselvanderkolk.com/resources/the-body-keeps-the-score 
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Intro/Outro Music: Motivated by Alex MakeMusic from Pixabay
Infertility Journeys Should Not Feel Isolating | Ep 5: Lauren Yard
Lauren joined me to talk about her journey of building her family. She is happily married with two children under three years old. However, it was not an easy journey for Lauren as she faced over two years of infertility and multiple miscarriages. We talk about the need for support and normalizing discussions about seemingly taboo topics. We also talk about letting go and controlling the things in our power and allowing life to teach us the lessons it has for us. 
Lauren is a mom of 2 human boys and two dogs. With such an energetic crew, she looks to her husband for comedic relief and calmness when the household seems a little chaotic. She can frequently be found in a flower garden, reading young adult novels, sitting in the sunshine, and eating cold food and leftover snacks because… kids. She prides herself on finding a way to make things work when all hope seems lost--fully aware that some call that denial; she calls it persistence. 
Special Thanks:
Intro/Outro Music: Motivated by Alex MakeMusic from Pixabay
A Multiple Sclerosis Diagnosis Changed Everything | Ep 6: Morgan Gallo
Join me on this episode as I talk to my friend, Morgan (Mo), from high school. Our paths only briefly passed, but we sparked a strong connection, and since then, I have been following her journey. In this episode, we talk about how Mo's MS (Multiple Sclerosis) diagnosis changed her life and how she feels it necessary to bring her to the current appreciation for the simple things in life. We discuss honoring our pasts and learning to be vulnerable, and providing space because "our mess is our message." 
Mo's journey has been the catalyst that has helped rebuild her foundation for her life, leading her to fully align with her Soul's purpose. Whether it is entertaining on a comedy stage, speaking at an event, teaching breathwork, serving as a Spiritual and well-being coach, or helping others heal through an Intuitive Session, her goal is to aid others with their healing process (whatever that might look like) and to help them find their Soul's purpose. To better serve others in this light, she has become a certified Mari Consultant, breath coach, and hypnotherapist specializing in past life regression (QHHT). Her latest endeavor is co-hosting a Spiritual & Well-being based podcast that provides a fun, raw, positive, and safe space for those seeking answers and guidance on the Mind, Body, & Soul. She created this podcast in light of those seeking a different perspective than what society has taught us. 
Special Thanks:
Intro/Outro Music: Motivated by Alex MakeMusic from Pixabay
In Sickness and in Health Personified | Ep 7: Christina & Ricky
In this episode, I talked to two self-described "stubborn and sarcastic people" who survived some crazy pivot points that nearly collided at the same time. You think those words you say at your wedding are silly, but they live every day reciting the "in sickness and in health" part of their vows.
While planning their wedding, Christina and Ricky faced quite unexpected news about their health. In Christina's case, she thought she was stressed, triggering intense headaches and migraines. In Ricky's case, he just didn't feel right. In our conversation, we talk about how these moments changed their lives and what they wish for other people facing similar issues. Throughout, we laugh through a tough conversation, showing precisely the type of incredible people these two are.
Special Thanks:
Intro/Outro Music: Motivated by Alex MakeMusic from Pixabay
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