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Navigating life with 80% fluency. This is my life with all its trials and tribulations as a person who stutters. I believe in the power of positivity and I use it in my daily struggles with stuttering. I fight every day with fluency but I win that fight EVERY SINGLE DAY. As a husband, a father, a USAF Gulf War Veteran, and as an entrepreneur, I use many tools in my tool belt to become successful in all my endeavors. My goal is to share my journey so that others can see it is possible to be c ...
 
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Today’s featured guest is Christopher Constantino. Christopher Constantino lives in Tallahassee with his wife, Megan, and son, Augustine. He is a speech-language pathologist and assistant professor at Florida State University. He teaches stuttering and counseling. He researches ways to improve the embodied and social experiences of stuttering. He c…
 
Today’s featured guest is Daniel Francis. Daniel Francis is a Communication and Public Speaking Coach for people who stutter. Daniel helps people who stutter, overcome their stuttering blocks and anxiety by learning the fundamentals of public speaking. Daniel struggled with his communication his entire life, and he is dedicated to help others unloc…
 
Today’s featured guest is Rob Greenlee. Rob Greenlee is the VP of Content and Partnerships, Libsyn (LSYN), Current Board of Governors Member and former Chairperson of The Podcast Academy and was inducted into the Academy of Podcasters Hall of Fame in 2017. Formerly served as VP, Podcaster Relations at Voxnext’s Spreaker. He started on radio in 1999…
 
Today we are talking about the new social media app – Clubhouse. I’ve only been on it for a week, but I have already gained so much knowledge from some amazing speakers that I can apply it to assist me in my journey as a PWS. I knew nothing of this app until a few weeks ago and it is still in beta, but I believe that this app is going to be so bene…
 
Today we are talking about employment in 2021. It’s a whole new year and in this new normal, everything employment related is online. As a PWS, we are adapting and facing this new challenge head on. I talk about my job history and give some tips to help you along your way. Thank you to Noah Swiderski (owner and producer of Briton Beats) for your ou…
 
Today’s featured guest is Rob Bloom. Rob Bloom is a Creative Director at Universal Orlando Resort. He is also a person who has stuttered since the age of 3. Before creating for Universal, Rob helped craft advertising campaigns for brands like The Home Depot, Dunkin', Virgin Islands, the U.S. Marines, and many others. In addition, Rob is an award-wi…
 
Today’s featured guest is Nakia Grayson. Nakia Grayson is a legal, privacy, and technology enthusiast with a passion for helping to educate and expose girls and women to STEM career fields. She works in the Federal Government as an IT Security Specialist. She is also a person who stutters who constantly reminds herself that no obstacle in life is t…
 
Today’s featured guest is Tim Mackesey. Tim Mackesey had a severe stuttering problem into his mid 20's. He has been an SLP since 1992. He is a Board-Certified Specialist in Fluency Disorders with a private practice in Atlanta, Georgia. Tim has taught the graduate level fluency disorders program at Georgia State University. He provides a unique and …
 
Today’s featured guest is Ari Lev Waldman. Ari was born in Peekskill, NY and is a 43-year-old Jewish male who stutters. He has been married since June 2012 and has no children. He lives in Brooklyn, NY and as a profession, he is an associate real estate broker specializing in office leasing in Manhattan for Lee and Associates. I believe that there …
 
Today’s featured guest is Christopher Massella. Christopher lives in Blue Bell, PA, outside of Philadelphia, PA. After years of frustration and shame, he sought speech therapy at 31 years of age. At the end of that therapy, he committed to becoming a speech therapist. Since 2008, he has been an SLP. He is certified by ASHA, licensed in PA, and curr…
 
Today’s featured guest is Rick Scuotto. In 2018, Rick combined the passion of design and a lifelong stutter together and created #StutteringDesigner. Since then he started to create videos for his YouTube channel and other social media platforms, participated in events like “Learn One Thing hosted by Free From Stutter” or gave Stuttering Awareness …
 
Happy 2nd Anniversary to the My Stuttering Life podcast! This has been an amazing season with amazing guests. I would like to thank all my guests for sharing their stories of adversity and triumphs, you are a true inspiration for all. Season 3 will be filled with more amazing guests and some on-location live shows. Thank you again and let’s get sta…
 
This episode, Stuttering Is My Superpower, is a powerful episode for me because after decades of feeling shame and guilt because of my stutter, I’m realizing now that it is actually my superpower. Thank you to Noah Swiderski (owner and producer of Briton Beats) for your outro music. For more information on Briton Beats, click this link: https://www…
 
I have always wondered if sleep has a direct correlation to my stutter. Recently I have been hearing about the benefits of sleep and the deficits from a lack of sleep. I decided to conduct my own personal experiment to see if sleep had an impact on my stuttering. Thank you to Noah Swiderski (owner and producer of Briton Beats) for your outro music.…
 
Today’s featured guest is Juan Pablo Garcia. Juan Pablo is from Paraguay and is 22 years old. He is studying to become a computer scientist while also working a full-time job as a software developer. Juan Pablo states, “I’ve stuttered for as long as I can remember, and I’ve had some days where I thought I could not even have a job because of my ina…
 
Today’s featured guest is Saif Mihyar. Saif is a 22-year-old Business Administration student who currently lives in Jordan. Saif has a strong passion towards sports and a desire to help individuals who face hardship that may come along with speech disfluency. I believe that there is healing in sharing and I would like to Thank Saif for sharing his …
 
Today’s featured guest is John McIntosh. John is 60 years old and is from Glasgow, Scotland, and has stammered for as long as he can remember. After graduating with an honors degree in English Literature, John worked in social care for many years, mainly because he could not envisage entering a profession that made big demands on his speech. At the…
 
Today’s featured guest is Xavier Thibodeaux. Xavier is from Houston, Texas, and is a graduate from the University of Houston with a Bachelor of Science degree in Health and Human Performance with a specialization in human nutrition and dietetics. His dream is to work for NASA as a researcher studying different and new ways to send food into space, …
 
Stuttering and Finishing Your Sentences is a topic with extremely high opinions, and I would like to start the conversation. When I ask PWS (people who stutter) if they allow others to finish their sentences, the responses are split right down the middle, 50/50. For some it brings strong emotions and for others, it’s a non-issue. We are all differe…
 
Today’s featured guest is Courtland Crain. Courtland is 22 years old and an upcoming first-year Speech-Language Pathology Master's student at the University of South Florida in Tampa. He’s been a person who stutters his whole life, and just recently found confidence and acceptance when he started college. His goal is to be a role model and inspirat…
 
Over the years I learned many tools and techniques to help me manage my stutter. I know the reality that there is no cure for stuttering but these four things that I do on a daily basis has truly helped me in my journey. I would like to thank Gloria, The Guru Warrior and Amelia for your feedback. I am proud to be a part of this community. The Podca…
 
Today’s featured guest is Mike Wilson. Mike Wilson is originally from Atlanta, GA. He is married with four kids between the ages of 3 and 10, and currently lives in Syracuse, NY. He is a dentist and is the founder and owner of 5 dental practices in Upstate NY. His hobbies include playing basketball, reading history, and listening to podcasts. In th…
 
Today’s episode is about the importance of having a thick skin and moving forward. For decades I let the opinions of others be my reality and I allowed that negativity into my life which caused me great pain and anguish. Over the years, I learned to develop a thick skin so that any negative comments would bounce off me and that allowed me to keep m…
 
I am so thankful to belong to a community of creators that are showing the world that if you have a stutter, know that you are not alone and that you have a community to support, inform and inspire you. In this podcast, I am highlighting four books that have taught me a great deal about stuttering and inspired me as a person who stutters. These are…
 
Today’s featured guest is Will McClurg. Will is 36 years old and a medical sonographer specializing in pediatrics. Currently, Will is involved in medical sales and clinical training. Will has been stuttering since the age of 5 and states that it was terribly hard growing up. He’s had many doubts along the way about how his disability could hinder h…
 
Today’s featured guest is Sherrikka Myers. Every 1 Voice Matters is a nonprofit designed to help kids break down communicative and social barriers such as stuttering, self-esteem, self-confidence and bullying to improve their quality of life. Founder, Sherrikka Myers, grew up stuttering in a single-family household with limited resources. She used …
 
Today’s featured guest is Benjamin Schussheim. Benji Schussheim is a senior at Staples High School in Westport, Connecticut. He enjoys jazz saxophone, piano, coding, and stuttering advocacy. Benji began to stutter severely at 10 years of age and has been in speech therapy for six years at the American Institute for Stuttering with Dr. Heather Gross…
 
This interview was recorded before Covid-19. Today’s featured guest is Hakim Erwin. Mr. Erwin was born and raised in West Philadelphia, PA and graduated from Edward Bok High School in 1991. An avid hip hop music lover in his teenage years through his mid-20s, he enjoyed a brief career in the music industry where he served as an audio engineer and a…
 
Today’s featured guest is Sandeep Krishnakumar. Sandeep is a first year PhD student studying Human Factors and Ergonomics at Penn State University. His research is in the realm of engineering design, and he is particularly interested in design methods, human-centered design, and user experience. When he is not busy with schoolwork or research, Sand…
 
Today’s featured guest is Michaela Misskee Maia. Michaela is German-Brazilian and is currently working as a Marketing Manager at a Software Company in Florida, where she lives with her husband. Growing up, Michaela and her family lived in places like Mexico City, Sao Paulo, Hong Kong and Frankfurt. Even though she has been to speech therapists arou…
 
Today’s world is changing due to the Covid-19 virus. What we enjoyed in the past has now gone away; restaurants are closed, concerts cancelled, conferences cancelled, festivals cancelled, grocery store shelves are almost bare, and we must maintain social distancing to combat this virus and lower the infection rates. If you are a PWS (person who stu…
 
Today's featured guest is Vicky Gilbert. Vicky has worn many hats over the years from musician, to student, to retail worker, to managing a popular food chain and is currently working towards attain her dreams of becoming an author, one page at a time. Vicky lives with her spouse and four cats in a small town in Missouri and when she's not working …
 
Today's featured guest is Andrew Simpson. Andrew is a second year student at the University of Cincinnati. He is an avid golfer and sports fan in general. Andrew loves to help others and prides himself in being the best friend/brother/son that he can be every day. One day, Andrew hopes to work in the golf industry or in the business world. I believ…
 
Today's featured guest is Adam Wright. Adam recently turned 40 years old and is married with two kids. This YouTube Vlogger has been stammering for as long as he can remember. I believe there is healing in sharing and Adam is an inspiration to all. I am very appreciative of all the guests that have shared their story of adversity and triumphs on th…
 
Today's featured guest is Callum Schofield. Callum is from South Wales and has had a stammer for as long as he can remember. At present, he is trying to learn from his experiences to help others as a motivational speaker by sharing his story and life advice to people of all ages. I believe there is healing in sharing and Callum is an inspiration to…
 
Today's featured guest is Jared Glickfield. Jared is a teenager from Bethesda, Maryland, just outside of Washington D.C. He's a high school senior who plans to study computer science in college. Active in his community, Jared leads programming for a local youth group and is a member of his high school rock climbing team, co-chair of the robotics cl…
 
Today's featured guest is Angella Marston. Ms. Marston is a 23 year old who resides in Jamaica and works as a secretary for a law firm. In her spare time, she spends a lot of time creating videos, motivational quotes about stuttering and also shares her Jamaican culture via YouTube. In the future, she is looking forward to starting a Stammer Founda…
 
Today's featured guest is Daniel Lopriore. Mr. Lopriore is a 28 year old music producer from Perth, Australia. He started producing music at the age of 22. He wanted to take producing full time and few out to Los Angeles to attend the music school Icon Collective. Daniel has been stuttering his whole life and just recently started YouTubing, sharin…
 
Today's guest is Aaron Toubian and I had the pleasure of speaking with him and discussing the origin of his stutter, school life, dating and the genesis of his new practice as a Stuttering Coach. For more information on Aaron Toubian: Instagram is: https://www.instagram.com/aaron_toubian/ Website: www.thestutteringcoach.com Email: aarontoubian@gmai…
 
There comes a time when an interview doesn't feel like an interview and feels more like friends chatting in a coffee house. My guest, Lanny Morris, brought back some fond memories of when I used to live in Corpus Christi, Texas. Mr. Morris is a 47 year old association executive in the world of not-for-profit, non-government entities and states that…
 
James Hayden returns as my special guest to discuss his Tedx Talk experience and his book "Dear World, I Stutter". This book can help many people who stutter in their journey and I will be purchasing my book today! I believe there is healing in sharing and Mr. Hayden is an inspiration to all. I am very appreciative of all the guests that have share…
 
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