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Season 1

Jan. 31, 2023

The Butterfly Effect: How Small Decisions Lead to Unbelievable Opport…

In this week’s episode, Josh Painter shares his inspiring journey of taking risks and how it eventually paid off. And how he has found a way to create the best version of himself ever, going against living the life that …

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Jan. 24, 2023

A Lasting Legacy: A Father's Advice and How it Changed One Man's Life…

Matt Drinkhahn's inspiring journey is one to be admired! From overcoming bullying to his three-day golf tournament with his father, which gave him a deeper understanding of parenting, his life has been shaped by strong moments of resilience. Throughout the …

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Jan. 17, 2023

Finding Your Passion: A Teacher's Journey to Discovery | Lorraine Con…

After ten years of teaching chemistry and dreading a future of 25-35 years of the same job, Lorraine Connell applied for a middle management position, only to be met with disappointment when she was not chosen. Without waning support from …

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Jan. 10, 2023

Reclaiming Trust and Finding Abundance After Heartbreak | Claudia Nor…

In this episode, Claudia Noriega-Bernstein shares her story of betrayal and how it has shaped her life. “But I have learned in all these years to take that responsibility of what could I have done different. And when I think …

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Jan. 3, 2023

From Fear to Success: Overcoming Struggles and Discovering Clarity | …

Are you feeling stuck in life and don't know where to turn? “You know it's all of these moments that you it's when you don't think, and you don't over process that life tends to take you in the craziest …

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Dec. 29, 2022

REPLAY: Honoring Memories, Overcoming Life's Challenges: A Story of G…

This is a REPLAY of episode 11, launched in May 2022. I wanted to share this episode again for new subscribers that have yet to hear my story and the WHY behind The Life Shift Podcast.

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Dec. 27, 2022

Journey to Intentional Living after Shocking News | Danielle McCombs

Danielle McCombs was in a moment of change, questioning her career path and what she should be doing with the next 20 years of her life. "I realized, oh, the title and the money are not the things that drive …

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Dec. 20, 2022

Charting a Career Path Against the Grain and Bringing Stories to Life…

After being forced to abandon his dream of becoming a police officer, Wayne Partello, a young, ambitious entrepreneur, is confronted with a daunting challenge: to prove himself without a college degree in the cutthroat world of media and professional sports. …

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Dec. 13, 2022

From Surviving to Thriving: Overcoming Trauma & Finding Purpose | Sar…

In the face of tragedy and loss, she found the strength to keep going for her kids. "I mean, if it weren't for them, I'm honestly a little afraid of what would have happened because they were my everything, everything …

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Oct. 21, 2022

BONUS EPISODE - Season 1 Finale

The End Question for All 32 Episodes To celebrate the end of season one, I compiled a collection of the final questions for each of the first 32 episodes of The Life Shift Podcast. I know that many listeners like …

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Oct. 18, 2022

How Living with Intention Helped to Overcome a Near-Death Experience …

Rob Cressy went from selling advertising on an obituary website to becoming a self-aware, growth-minded sports creator by design, not by default. This mindset helped him survive a near-death experience during a marathon run.

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Aug. 30, 2022

Healing from Childhood Trauma and PTSD | Ashley Pereira

In this episode, Matt is joined by Free Skin Co. business owner, branding, and marketing leader Ashley Pereira. Ashley shares deeply personal stories about her physically and sexually abusive upbringing. She shares the milestones in her journey, from leaving the …

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Aug. 23, 2022

Finding "Home" Away From Home | Noelle Cheaib

Episode 24: Noelle Cheaib

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June 14, 2022

Broadway to Memphis: The Journey to Finding What Matters | Randy Redd

In this episode, my friend Randy Redd joins me to discuss his long and winding road through Broadway, film, and television that brought him to find something that brings fire to his heart. We talked about his journey as a …

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June 13, 2022

BONUS EPISODE #2- In Memory of Eva Gilhooly

I wanted to share something about my grandmother in this special short episode. In episode 11, I shared my story with the help of my friend Christin. But for this bonus episode, I wanted to commemorate the anniversary of my …

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June 4, 2022

BONUS EPISODE #1 - After The Recording

Live Streamed on Facebook

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May 24, 2022

The Dichotomy of Grief - My Story | Matt Gilhooly

In this episode, we flipped the script so I could tell my story. Throughout the first batch of episodes, the guests (and listeners) asked when I would tell my story. So, in this episode, my first guest, Christin Lindley, leads …

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May 10, 2022

After a Tragic Accident, Love Carries on in Memories and the Children…

After a Tragic Accident, Love Carries on in Memories and their Children | Ep 9: Rachel Fiorello In this episode, I speak with my high school friend (and my grandmother's favorite neighbor) Rachel. She tells the story of fate ...

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May 3, 2022

How Losing a Mother as a Teen Can Shape a Man | Marty Klein

In this episode of The Life Shift podcast, I talked to my friend Marty about the loss of his mother as a child. We highlight the similarities in our shifts throughout this conversation and note the vastly different ways our …

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April 26, 2022

In Sickness and in Health Personified | Christina Kadinger & Ricky Bu…

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 t...

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April 19, 2022

A Multiple Sclerosis Diagnosis Changed Everything | Morgan Gallo

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 sinc...

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April 12, 2022

Infertility Journeys Should Not Feel Isolating | Lauren Yard

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...

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April 5, 2022

A Non-Traditional Approach to Recovering from Chronic PTSD | Adrienne

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 f...

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March 29, 2022

A Journey from Performative to Authentic | Ted Donath

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 …

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March 22, 2022

Compounding Grief & Radical Acceptance | 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 …

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March 22, 2022

One Trip to the Mailbox Changed Everything | Shanna Benson

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 …

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March 9, 2022

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 communi...

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