S1:E4 Brendan Leonard


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Brendan Leonard is the creator the popular website Semi-Rad.com. He is also the author of Sixty Meters to Anywhere, a deeply honest and original story of substance abuse, addiction and recovery. Leonard ultimately found personal redemption and identity through a “transformative personal journey, that shows the power of climbing and the courage that lies within.” His “unflinchingly honest” memoir depicts how he deals with addiction through skills he’s learned while climbing, namely perseverance, patience and accountability. We talk at length about how he connects with people through his writing, how a gift from his brother changed the direction of his life, his relationship with his 70-year-old mother and where he derives his inspiration. ??Leonard speaks openly about self-loathing, mistakes, failures….. and ultimate redemption. It’s a lesson that we could all learn a thing or two from. Inspired by Brendan Leonard? Satiate your appetite with more info below: Facebook: @?s?emiradmedia Instagram: @semi_rad Website: http://semi-rad.com/ 35: https://vimeo.com/62716181 Check out our sound ?engineer? Luke Funicella on Soundcloud ?and? enjoy more of his music here: https://soundcloud.com/luke-anthony-funicella

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