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Choose Your Struggle

Choose Your Struggle

By Jay Shifman
Discussing issues of Mental Health, Substance Misuse and Recovery, and Drug Use & Policy with host Jay Shifman, Speaker, Coach, and Advocate. Each week Jay chats with interesting guests as they seek to destroy stigma and advocate for honest, educational conversations that motivate positive change. You can learn more at https://jay.campsite.bio/. Choose Your Struggle has been streamed in over thirty countries and is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and wherever else you get your podcasts. Leave a review! https://ReviewThisPodcast.com/Choose-Your-Struggle
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Season Finale: Sex Without Stigma with Janel Vitale
Episode 45! The Season Finale! To keep up to date with the changes happening on the Choose Your Struggle podcast, jump on the Patreon! No Shout Out this week. The Interview with Janel is longer. And I wrap up the season on the intro.  Today's guest is Janel Vitale! Janel is a sex and relationship coach and a certified badass! Check her out at her website and her Instagram.  This is the last episode in the first season of the podcast! Thanks for listening. The next regular episode will be in January of 2021 as we kick off season 2. I'll be doing a lot of rebranding work in between now and then. But stay subscribed! There will be some special episodes and a few other cool things dropping on the stream between now and then.  Stick around after the interview for today's Choose Your Card and Good Egg. This week's Good Egg: Live the Choose Your Struggle mantra in the offseason! Tank Tops are in! You can see what they look like on the website (thanks to my wife for modeling the women's cut). Reach out through the website to order. Patreon supporters get a discount so join Patreon! Support the Podcast: https://www.patreon.com/ChooseYourStruggle?fan_landing=true. Review the Podcast: https://ReviewThisPodcast.com/Choose-Your-Struggle. Support the Podcast, a different way: https://podhero.com/401017-ikv. My Sponsor Boston Hempire: https://www.bostonhempire.com/?ref=jayshifman My Sponsor Mountain Made: https://mountainmadecbd.com/ My Sponsor Four Sigmatic (10% off with Code Choose Your Struggle) My Sponsor Pair of Thieves (Use Code RAKUTENTHIEVES For 20% Off) My Sponsor KeaBabies: www.keababies.com As always, you can find more at my links: https://jay.campsite.bio/
01:04:12
November 27, 2020
Protect Your Peace with Paris Prynkiewicz and Kiah Dixon
Episode 44! A little bit different than the regular way this show flows. No Shout Out, no longer interview. Two awesome women talking to me about Mental Health and their own journeys.  The first chat is with Kiah Dixon. Kiah and I have been friends since we were in 6th grade. She's pretty damn incredible and is so knowledgeable. She takes me to task for being blind in high school! It's a great moment. You can follow Kiah (if she'll let you, she's on private) at her Instagram.  The 2nd chat is with Paris Prynkiewicz. You'll recognize her from the Crooked Illness podcast, on which I appeared earlier this year. I put it out a special episode a few months back. We had a good chat. Her story is super interesting. Follow her and her podcast at her Instagram.  Stick around after the interview for today's Choose Your Card and Good Egg. This week's Good Egg: Check out The Passion Project at their website and Instagram.  Keep filling out the survey (link below, or at the podcast website, www.JayShifman.com) and leave a review (link below or at https://ReviewThisPodcast.com/Choose-Your-Struggle) to get up to two entries per person for the 2nd giveaway. You have until the last episode of the season (early December) to enter. Winner gets a Choose Your Struggle Tank Top! Speaking of which, Tank Tops are in! You can see what they look like on the website (thanks to my wife for modeling the women's cut). Reach out through the website to order. Patreon supports get a discount so join Patreon! Podcast Survey: https://forms.gle/9xbdZUHvcSrxHEEt6. Support the Podcast: https://www.patreon.com/ChooseYourStruggle?fan_landing=true. Review the Podcast: https://ReviewThisPodcast.com/Choose-Your-Struggle. Support the Podcast, a different way: https://podhero.com/401017-ikv. My Sponsor Boston Hempire: https://www.bostonhempire.com/?ref=jayshifman My Sponsor Mountain Made: https://mountainmadecbd.com/ My Sponsor Four Sigmatic (10% off with Code Choose Your Struggle) My Sponsor Pair of Thieves (Use Code RAKUTENTHIEVES For 20% Off) My Sponsor KeaBabies: www.keababies.com As always, you can find more at my links: https://jay.campsite.bio/
52:19
November 20, 2020
Say Their Names, Tell Their Stories With Dennis Gillan and a Shout Out from Didi Mamaligas!
Episode 43! Buy Stakes Is High by Mychal Denzel Smith! This week's episode begins with my thoughts on the election and where we go from here.  Congrats to Kamala Harris for becoming the first woman to hold one of the two highest positions in our government and the first Black and South Asian VP.  Please, please. please don't tell me you're looking forward to things going "back to normal".  The interview in this episode is with Dennis Gillan. Dennis has been working for decades to end the stigma around discussing issues of Mental Health and Suicide and helping prevent those tragic deaths. You can learn more at his website.  The Shout Out is from Aphroditi (Didi) Mamaligas! Follow her on Twitter and Instagram.  Stick around after the interview for today's Choose Your Card and Good Egg. This week's Good Egg: Read something by a Black author! Keep filling out the survey (link below, or at the podcast website, www.JayShifman.com) and leave a review (link below or at https://ReviewThisPodcast.com/Choose-Your-Struggle) to get up to two entries per person for the 2nd giveaway. You have until the last episode of the season (early December) to enter. Winner gets a Choose Your Struggle Tank Top! Speaking of which, Tank Tops are in! You can see what they look like on the website (thanks to my wife for modeling the women's cut). Reach out through the website to order. Patreon supports get a discount so join Patreon! Podcast Survey: https://forms.gle/9xbdZUHvcSrxHEEt6. Support the Podcast: https://www.patreon.com/ChooseYourStruggle?fan_landing=true. Review the Podcast: https://ReviewThisPodcast.com/Choose-Your-Struggle. Support the Podcast, a different way: https://podhero.com/401017-ikv. My Sponsor Boston Hempire: https://www.bostonhempire.com/?ref=jayshifman My Sponsor Mountain Made: https://mountainmadecbd.com/ My Sponsor Four Sigmatic (10% off with Code Choose Your Struggle) My Sponsor Pair of Thieves (Use Code RAKUTENTHIEVES For 20% Off) My Sponsor KeaBabies: www.keababies.com As always, you can find more at my links: https://jay.campsite.bio/
57:30
November 13, 2020
Speak Honestly and Carry Big Facts with Ashley Loeb Blassingame and a Shout Out from Brendan Black
Episode 42! Buy Unraveled wherever you get your books!  This episode features a chat with the AMAZING Ashley Loeb Blassingame of Lionrock Recovery. Ashley is the host of the Courage to Change podcast, which I was on earlier this season (check the special episode!) and whose producer is the lovely Christiana Kimmich, who was my guest a few episodes back. The Shout Out is from Brendan Black of Talk Ag To Me.  Stick around after the interview for today's Choose Your Card and Good Egg. This week's Good Egg: Do something for yourself! Keep filling out the survey (link below, or at the podcast website, www.JayShifman.com) and leave a review (link below or at https://ReviewThisPodcast.com/Choose-Your-Struggle) to get up to two entries per person for the 2nd giveaway. You have until the last episode of the season (early December) to enter. Winner gets a Choose Your Struggle Tank Top! Speaking of which, Tank Tops are in! You can see what they look like on the website (thanks to my wife for modeling the women's cut). Reach out through the website to order. Patreon supports get a discount so join Patreon! Podcast Survey: https://forms.gle/9xbdZUHvcSrxHEEt6. Support the Podcast: https://www.patreon.com/ChooseYourStruggle?fan_landing=true. Review the Podcast: https://ReviewThisPodcast.com/Choose-Your-Struggle. Support the Podcast, a different way: https://podhero.com/401017-ikv. My Sponsor Audible: https://amzn.to/3h1Hofz. My Sponsor Boston Hempire: https://www.bostonhempire.com/?ref=jayshifman My Sponsor Mountain Made: https://mountainmadecbd.com/ My Sponsor Four Sigmatic (10% off with Code Choose Your Struggle) My Sponsor Pair of Thieves (Use Code RAKUTENTHIEVES For 20% Off) My Sponsor KeaBabies: www.keababies.com As always, you can find more at my links: https://jay.campsite.bio/
01:04:52
November 06, 2020
Special Episode! Jay on the Kenetik Fitness Show with Ali West
Episode 41! Thanks for tuning in to this Special Episode of the Choose Your Struggle podcast. This episode was originally broadcast on the Kenetik Fitness Show with Ali West, which you find here, or wherever you get your podcasts. No Good Egg or Card this episode. But check out Israel McCullough, where I reference on the Intro. https://www.instagram.com/spacecowboy_af/ Keep filling out the survey (link below, or at the podcast website, www.JayShifman.com) and leave a review (link below or at https://ReviewThisPodcast.com/Choose-Your-Struggle) to get up to two entries per person for the 2nd giveaway. You have until the last episode of the season (early December) to enter. Winner gets a Choose Your Struggle Tank Top! Speaking of which, Tank Tops are in! You can see what they look like on the website (thanks to my wife for modeling the women's cut). Reach out through the website to order. Patreon supports get a discount so join Patreon! Podcast Survey: https://forms.gle/9xbdZUHvcSrxHEEt6. Support the Podcast: https://www.patreon.com/ChooseYourStruggle?fan_landing=true. Review the Podcast: https://ReviewThisPodcast.com/Choose-Your-Struggle. Support the Podcast, a different way: https://podhero.com/401017-ikv. My Sponsor Audible: https://amzn.to/3h1Hofz. My Sponsor Boston Hempire: https://www.bostonhempire.com/?ref=jayshifman My Sponsor Mountain Made: https://mountainmadecbd.com/ My Sponsor Four Sigmatic (10% off with Code Choose Your Struggle) My Sponsor Pair of Thieves (Use Code RAKUTENTHIEVES For 20% Off) My Sponsor KeaBabies: www.keababies.com As always, you can find more at my links: https://jay.campsite.bio/
59:04
November 02, 2020
Leadership Your Way With Michelle Kuei and a Shout Out from My Dad, Steve Shifman
Episode 40! This episode features Michelle Kuei. Her story is inspirational as hell! And what she's chosen to do with her life is easily just as inspirational. Her focus is on negative self-talk, which is something I think we all need to work on. You can find out more about Michelle from her website.  The Shout Out is from my Dad, Steve Shifman. You should recognize his voice from card reads earlier this season. He's the CEO of Michelman, our family business. If you want to learn more about Michelman, or my Dad, check out this interview.  Stick around after the interview for today's Choose Your Card and Good Egg. This week's Good Egg: Read an honest and independent source on the topic of defunding the police. I suggest checking out the Marshall Project. Their work is incredible.  Here's an article I wrote this week on the death of Walter Wallace Jr.  Keep filling out the survey (link below, or at the podcast website, www.JayShifman.com) and leave a review (link below or at https://ReviewThisPodcast.com/Choose-Your-Struggle) to get up to two entries per person for the 2nd giveaway. You have until the last episode of the season (early December) to enter. Winner gets a Choose Your Struggle Tank Top! Speaking of which, Tank Tops are in! You can see what they look like on the website (thanks to my wife for modeling the women's cut). Reach out through the website to order. Patreon supports get a discount so join Patreon! Podcast Survey: https://forms.gle/9xbdZUHvcSrxHEEt6. Support the Podcast: https://www.patreon.com/ChooseYourStruggle?fan_landing=true. Review the Podcast: https://ReviewThisPodcast.com/Choose-Your-Struggle. Support the Podcast, a different way: https://podhero.com/401017-ikv. My Sponsor Audible: https://amzn.to/3h1Hofz. My Sponsor Boston Hempire: https://www.bostonhempire.com/?ref=jayshifman My Sponsor Mountain Made: https://mountainmadecbd.com/ My Sponsor Four Sigmatic (10% off with Code Choose Your Struggle) My Sponsor Pair of Thieves (Use Code RAKUTENTHIEVES For 20% Off) My Sponsor KeaBabies: www.keababies.com As always, you can find more at my links: https://jay.campsite.bio/
59:52
October 30, 2020
Empathy Through Dance with Christiana Kimmich and a Shout Out from Kerstin Cable
Episode 39! This episode features Christiana Kimmich, who is the Marketing and Communications Manager and Podcast Producer at Lionrock Recovery. She produces the incredible Courage to Change Podcast which I was a guest on (go back and listen to Episode 13, a Special Episode, which was me on that show. She's also the founder of Haven Dance Company. Check out the video we chat about here, and learn more about Haven at their website.  The Shout Out is from Kerstin Cable! Kerstin is a lover of languages and a swell person to boot! Learn more and check out her podcast at the show's website. Stick around after the interview for today's Choose Your Card and Good Egg. Congrats to Mijeal Pichardo, the winner of the first Choose Your Struggle Podcast contest. He's winning two bags of Four Sigmatic Coffee.  Keep filling out the survey (link below, or at the podcast website, www.JayShifman.com) and leave a review (link below or at https://ReviewThisPodcast.com/Choose-Your-Struggle) to get up to two entries per person for the 2nd giveaway. You have until the last episode of the season (early December) to enter. Winner gets a Choose Your Struggle Tank Top! Speaking of which, Tank Tops are in! You can see what they look like on the website (thanks to my wife for modeling the women's cut). Reach out through the website to order. Patreon supports get a discount so join Patreon! This week's Good Egg: Support the arts! Podcast Survey: https://forms.gle/9xbdZUHvcSrxHEEt6. Support the Podcast: https://www.patreon.com/ChooseYourStruggle?fan_landing=true. Review the Podcast: https://ReviewThisPodcast.com/Choose-Your-Struggle. Support the Podcast, a different way: https://podhero.com/401017-ikv. My Sponsor Audible: https://amzn.to/3h1Hofz. My Sponsor Boston Hempire: https://www.bostonhempire.com/?ref=jayshifman My Sponsor Mountain Made: https://mountainmadecbd.com/ My Sponsor Four Sigmatic (10% off with Code Choose Your Struggle) My Sponsor Pair of Thieves (Use Code RAKUTENTHIEVES For 20% Off) My Sponsor KeaBabies: www.keababies.com As always, you can find more at my links: https://jay.campsite.bio/
01:01:10
October 23, 2020
What We Don't Know About The War On Drugs with Natalie Papillion and a Shout Out from Annie Leib
Episode 38! This episode features a conversation with Natalie Papillion, of the Equity Organization, that peels back the curtain on the racism and lies that form the foundation of the War On Drugs and how the violence we see from police towards black and brown Americans has its roots decades ago. The Shout Out is from Annie Leib!  Stick around after the interview for today's Choose Your Card and Good Egg. To learn more about Natalie's work, check out the Equity Organization.  More from Annie Leib.  This week's Good Egg: Listen to Reagan by Killer Mike and check out Gladversity (featuring yours truly!). Podcast Survey: https://forms.gle/9xbdZUHvcSrxHEEt6. Support the Podcast: https://www.patreon.com/ChooseYourStruggle?fan_landing=true. Review the Podcast: https://ReviewThisPodcast.com/Choose-Your-Struggle. Support the Podcast, a different way: https://podhero.com/401017-ikv. My Sponsor Audible: https://amzn.to/3h1Hofz. My Sponsor Boston Hempire: https://www.bostonhempire.com/?ref=jayshifman My Sponsor Mountain Made: https://mountainmadecbd.com/ My Sponsor Four Sigmatic (10% off with Code Choose Your Struggle) My Sponsor Pair of Thieves (Use Code RAKUTENTHIEVES For 20% Off) My Sponsor KeaBabies: www.keababies.com As always, you can find more at my links: https://jay.campsite.bio/
01:04:34
October 16, 2020
How to Talk About Suicide With Kim Buser-Clancy and Sam Buser and a Shout Out from Mark Kumar
Episode 37! Today we hear from Kim Buser-Clancy and Dr. Sam Buser (editor's note: after publication, I realized I referred to Dr. Buser as Sam Clancy in my intro. My apologies!) of the Leaving the Valley Podcast. The Shout out is from Mark Kumar, host of the Simple Podcast Cloud Podcast. It's a great episode.  Trigger Warning: We go deep on the topic of suicide.  Stick around after the interview for today's Choose Your Card and Good Egg. For more from Kim and Sam: https://leavingthevalley.com/. More info on Mark and his work: http://simplepodcastcloud.com/. This week's Good Egg: Reach out to someone you care about and have an honest conversation about how THEY are. Podcast Survey: https://forms.gle/9xbdZUHvcSrxHEEt6. Support the Podcast: https://www.patreon.com/ChooseYourStruggle?fan_landing=true. Review the Podcast: https://ReviewThisPodcast.com/Choose-Your-Struggle. My Sponsor Audible: https://amzn.to/3h1Hofz. My Sponsor Boston Hempire: https://www.bostonhempire.com/?ref=jayshifman My Sponsor Mountain Made: https://mountainmadecbd.com/ My Sponsor Four Sigmatic (10% off with Code Choose Your Struggle) My Sponsor Pair of Thieves (Use Code RAKUTENTHIEVES For 20% Off) My Sponsor KeaBabies: www.keababies.com As always, you can find more at my links: https://jay.campsite.bio/
50:05
October 09, 2020
Marijuana, Cannabis, Its History and Future with John Hudak and a Shout Out from Es Lou
Episode 36! Today we hear from John Hudak, a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institute, on the history and future of Marijuana in the US, and Es Lou, the Founder of Bad Body Bad Skin! Stick around after the interview for today's Choose Your Card and Good Egg. For more from John: https://www.brookings.edu/experts/john-hudak/ or buy his book Marijuana: A Short History. More info on Es: www.badbodybadskin.com This week's Good Egg: take some time for yourself! Podcast Survey: https://forms.gle/9xbdZUHvcSrxHEEt6. Support the Podcast: https://www.patreon.com/ChooseYourStruggle?fan_landing=true. Review the Podcast: https://ReviewThisPodcast.com/Choose-Your-Struggle. My Sponsor Audible: https://amzn.to/3h1Hofz. My Sponsor Boston Hempire: https://www.bostonhempire.com/?ref=jayshifman My Sponsor Mountain Made: https://mountainmadecbd.com/ My Sponsor Four Sigmatic (10% off with Code Choose Your Struggle) My Sponsor Pair of Thieves (Use Code RAKUTENTHIEVES For 20% Off) My Sponsor KeaBabies: www.keababies.com As always, you can find more at my links: https://jay.campsite.bio/ 
59:30
October 02, 2020
You Are More Than Your Accomplishments with Ivy Watts and a Shout Out from Doug Sands!
Episode 35! Today we hear from Ivy Watts, an incredible motivator and Mental Health advocate, and Hypnotist Doug Sands! Stick around after the interview for today's Choose Your Card and Good Egg. For more from Ivy: https://beautifullysimplyyou.com/about/ More info on Doug: https://www.anywherehypnosis.com/ This week's Good Egg: https://report.nih.gov/categorical_spending.aspx Podcast Survey: https://forms.gle/9xbdZUHvcSrxHEEt6. Support the Podcast: https://www.patreon.com/ChooseYourStruggle?fan_landing=true. Review the Podcast: https://ReviewThisPodcast.com/Choose-Your-Struggle. My Sponsor Audible: https://amzn.to/3h1Hofz. My Sponsor Boston Hempire: https://www.bostonhempire.com/?ref=jayshifman My Sponsor Mountain Made: https://mountainmadecbd.com/ My Sponsor Four Sigmatic (10% off with Code Choose Your Struggle) My Sponsor Pair of Thieves (Use Code RAKUTENTHIEVES For 20% Off) As always, you can find more at my links: https://jay.campsite.bio/
01:00:15
September 25, 2020
Special Episode! Jay on the Crooked Illness Podcast with Paris Prynkiewicz
Thanks for tuning in to this special episode of the Choose Your Struggle podcast. This episode features me on the Crooked Illness Podcast with Paris Prynkiewicz.  No Choose Your Card or Good Egg today. For more from Paris, you can follow her at her Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/crookedillness/  Podcast Survey: https://forms.gle/9xbdZUHvcSrxHEEt6. Support the Podcast: https://www.patreon.com/ChooseYourStruggle?fan_landing=true. Review the Podcast: https://ReviewThisPodcast.com/Choose-Your-Struggle. My Sponsor Audible: https://amzn.to/3h1Hofz. My Sponsor Boston Hempire: https://www.bostonhempire.com/?ref=jayshifman My Sponsor Mountain Made: https://mountainmadecbd.com/ My Sponsor Four Sigmatic (10% off with Code Choose Your Struggle) My Sponsor Pair of Thieves (Use Code RAKUTENTHIEVES For 20% Off) As always, you can find more at my links: https://jay.campsite.bio/
46:15
September 21, 2020
Creating the Relationship You Want with Jáchym and Natasha and a Shout Out from Ian Harding
Episode 33! Today we hear from Relationship Coaches Jáchym Jerie and Natasha Koo, a couple that travels the world teaching the art of a better relationship. Stick around after the interview for today's Choose Your Card and Good Egg. For more from Jáchym and Natasha: https://yourexceptionalrelationship.com/. More info on Ian and Do It For Yourself: https://www.facebook.com/foryourself15/?ref=page_internal Podcast Survey: https://forms.gle/9xbdZUHvcSrxHEEt6. Support the Podcast: https://www.patreon.com/ChooseYourStruggle?fan_landing=true. Review the Podcast: https://ReviewThisPodcast.com/Choose-Your-Struggle. My Sponsor Audible: https://amzn.to/3h1Hofz. My Sponsor Boston Hempire: https://www.bostonhempire.com/?ref=jayshifman My Sponsor Mountain Made: https://mountainmadecbd.com/ My Sponsor Four Sigmatic (10% off with Code Choose Your Struggle) My Sponsor Pair of Thieves (Use Code RAKUTENTHIEVES For 20% Off) This week's Good Egg: https://www.thekennedyforum.org/blog/10-steps-to-securing-insurance-coverage-for-mental-health-care/ As always, you can find more at my links: https://jay.campsite.bio/
56:21
September 18, 2020
Reason For Hope From Drug Policy Alliance and a Shout Out from Erin Hinson
Episode 32! Stick around after the interview for today's Choose Your Card and Good Egg. For more on Drug Policy Alliance: https://www.drugpolicy.org/. Erin's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wildandgfree/. Podcast Survey: https://forms.gle/9xbdZUHvcSrxHEEt6. Support the Podcast: https://www.patreon.com/ChooseYourStruggle?fan_landing=true. Review the Podcast: https://ReviewThisPodcast.com/Choose-Your-Struggle. My Sponsor Audible: https://amzn.to/3h1Hofz. My Sponsor Boston Hempire: https://www.bostonhempire.com/?ref=jayshifman My Sponsor Mountain Made: https://mountainmadecbd.com/ My Sponsor Four Sigmatic (10% off with Code Choose Your Struggle) My Sponsor Pair of Thieves (Use Code RAKUTENTHIEVES For 20% Off) This week's Good Egg: https://www.thekennedyforum.org/blog/10-steps-to-securing-insurance-coverage-for-mental-health-care/  As always, you can find more at my links: https://jay.campsite.bio/
55:29
September 11, 2020
Tiny Leaps, More Than A Mantra with Gregg Clunis and Emily McGuire
Episode 31! Stick around after the interview for today's Choose Your Card and Good Egg. For more on Gregg: https://greggclunis.com/. For more on Emily: https://www.flourishgrit.com/ Podcast Survey: https://forms.gle/9xbdZUHvcSrxHEEt6. Support the Podcast: https://www.patreon.com/ChooseYourStruggle?fan_landing=true. Review the Podcast: https://ReviewThisPodcast.com/Choose-Your-Struggle. My Sponsor Audible: https://amzn.to/3h1Hofz. My Sponsor Boston Hempire: https://www.bostonhempire.com/?ref=jayshifman My Sponsor Mountain Made: https://mountainmadecbd.com/ My Sponsor Four Sigmatic (10% off with Code Choose Your Struggle) My Sponsor Pair of Thieves (Use Code RAKUTENTHIEVES For 20% Off) Andre Perry Article: https://www.brookings.edu/blog/the-avenue/2020/08/28/protesting-is-as-important-as-voting/?utm_campaign=Brookings%20Brief&utm_medium=email&utm_content=94169044&utm_source=hs_email This week's Good Egg: SHARE A PODCAST (Hopefully this one).  As always, you can find more at my links: https://jay.campsite.bio/
56:28
September 04, 2020
Moving Beyond: A Vulnerable Conversation with Former Congressmember Katie Hill
We made it to the big 3 0! No Shout Out this week; didn't want to cut anything from my interview with Katie Hill. That interview is presented with no edits (besides cleaning up the sound a bit).  Stick around after the interview for today's Choose Your Card and Good Egg.  Podcast Survey: https://forms.gle/9xbdZUHvcSrxHEEt6. Support the Podcast: https://www.patreon.com/ChooseYourStruggle?fan_landing=true. Review the Podcast: https://ReviewThisPodcast.com/Choose-Your-Struggle. Our Sponsor Audible: https://amzn.to/3h1Hofz. NEW Sponsor Boston Hempire: https://www.bostonhempire.com/?ref=jayshifman Katie's resignation speech: https://www.cnn.com/2019/10/31/politics/katie-hill-farewell-speech-full-text/index.html. For more info on Katie's Book, She Will Rise: www.shewillrisebook.com. For more on Her Time: https://www.her-time.com/. Her Podcast: https://www.nakedpoliticspodcast.com/ Find Katie on Twitter: https://twitter.com/KatieHill4CA. This week's Good Egg: Sit with your uncomfortable and get right with yourself. As always, you can find more at my links: https://jay.campsite.bio/
01:11:24
August 28, 2020
Constantly Striving to Be Better with Priya and a Shout Out from Jessica Ghantous
Welcome to Episode 29! Stick around after the interview for today's Choose Your Card and Good Egg. Podcast Survey: https://forms.gle/9xbdZUHvcSrxHEEt6. A recent post on my blog I think you'll enjoy: https://www.jayshifman.com/jayshifmannews/part-of-telling-your-story-is-doing-so-even-when-people-try-to-paint-you-into-their-box. Support the Podcast: https://www.patreon.com/ChooseYourStruggle. Review the Podcast: https://ReviewThisPodcast.com/Choose-Your-Struggle. Our Sponsor Audible: https://amzn.to/3h1Hofz. For more from Jessica: http://createyourownfinishline.com/. For more from Priya: https://consultantonthegollc.com/. This week's Good Egg: https://autographsforacure.com/ and my big win from Julie Dolan: https://twitter.com/JBShifman/status/1291829096746549250 (give her a follow!) As always, you can find more info on me, and Choose Your Struggle, at my links: https://jay.campsite.bio/.
58:36
August 21, 2020
The Funny Side of Darkness with Frank King and a Shout Out from David Munford
Welcome to Episode 28! Podcast Survey: https://forms.gle/9xbdZUHvcSrxHEEt6. Stick around after the interview for today's Choose Your Card and Good Egg. Support the Podcast: https://www.patreon.com/ChooseYourStruggle. Our Sponsor Audible: https://amzn.to/3h1Hofz For more from Frank: https://www.thementalhealthcomedian.com/frank-king-speaking/. For more from David: https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-munford-b901806a/. This week's dedication to Robin Williams: https://peterattiamd.com/robin-williams/. As always, you can find more info on me, and Choose Your Struggle, at my links: https://jay.campsite.bio/.
58:11
August 14, 2020
That's the Message! with Frederick Shegog and Nick (NJ) Lechnir
Welcome to Episode 27! Podcast Survey: https://forms.gle/9xbdZUHvcSrxHEEt6. Stick around after the interview for today's Choose Your Card and Good Egg. Support the Podcast: https://www.patreon.com/ChooseYourStruggle. For more from Nick: https://leapfroggingsuccess.com/about/. For more from Frederick: https://www.themessagellc.com/about-frederick-shegog-keynotes-conferences-organizations-commencements-inspirational-messages. As always, you can find more info on me, and Choose Your Struggle, at my links: https://jay.campsite.bio/.
54:49
August 07, 2020
It Goes Deeper Than Willpower with Dr. Robb Kelly and a Shout Out from Spark Tabor!
Welcome to Episode 26!  Sorry about the sound quality. More on that in the intro.  Stick around after the interview for today's Choose Your Card and Good Egg. Support the Podcast: https://www.patreon.com/ChooseYourStruggle. Find Spark on his Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/spizzlation. You can contact Robb at his cell, dropped in the episode, or at his website: https://robbkelly.com/. As always, you can find more info on me, and Choose Your Struggle, at my links: https://jay.campsite.bio/.
58:42
July 31, 2020
Episode 25- Charging Past Uncomfortable with Liz Westendorf and a Shout Out from Miyah Byrd!
Thanks for coming along on the Choose Your Struggle quest for happiness and love! Welcome to episode 25! Stick around after the interview for today's Choose Your Card and Good Egg. Support the Podcast: https://www.patreon.com/ChooseYourStruggle Find out more about Miyah at her Medium: https://medium.com/@miyahbyrd or at her links: https://www.facebook.com/miyah.byrd and https://www.instagram.com/miyah_byrd/.  Find Liz and all her awesomeness at her links: https://bodyprayer.me/, https://www.instagram.com/lizwestendorf/.  As always, you can find more info on me, and Choose Your Struggle, at my links: https://jay.campsite.bio/.
54:27
July 24, 2020
Episode 24- Special Episode! Jay on the We're Talking Shift Podcast with Loree Bischoff and Amanda Webster
Thanks for tuning in to this special episode of the Choose Your Struggle podcast. No Choose Your Card or Good Egg today. New Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ChooseYourStruggle For more of Loree Bischoff: https://www.loreebischoff.com/. For more Amanda Webster: https://amandawebsterhealth.com/ As always, you can find more info on me, and Choose Your Struggle, at my links: https://jay.campsite.bio/.
01:32:49
July 20, 2020
Episode 23- The Marathon of Recovery with Greg Nance and a Shout Out from a True Day 1, Pat McGrath
Thanks for coming along on the CYS journey! Welcome to episode 23! Stick around after the interview for today's Choose Your Card and Good Egg. To learn more about Greg, find him at his website: https://www.gregnance.org/, or his Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/gregrunsfar/. Pat's Shout Out request is you check out the Cookies for Breakfast Podcast, which you can find here: https://open.spotify.com/show/1UZpUBLoetXL3nNtUTOrVz.  For today's Good Egg: https://leavingthevalley.com/. Hoody Time new video, Truth: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=50zceF8ECZI Sarah Korenblit's podcast: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1210457 As always, you can find more info on me, and Choose Your Struggle, at my links: https://jay.campsite.bio/.
55:02
July 17, 2020
Episode 22- Building on a Foundation of Empathy with Mental Health Rockstar Sarah Korenblit
Thank you for listening to Episode 22! No Shout Out today. I figured an interview with a LEGEND was enough for one podcast! Stick around after the interview for this week's Choose Your Card and Good Egg. If you don't already know about the Bruce Springsteen of Mental Health, you can learn more about Sarah and watch her play piano on her LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sarah-korenblit-lcsw/ or her website: https://www.sarahkorenblitlcsw.com/.  This week's Good Egg: https://debbyirving.com/21-day-challenge.  As always, you can find more info on me, and Choose Your Struggle, at my links: https://campsite.bio/cys_jay.
55:58
July 10, 2020
Episode 21- Harm Reduction Heroes with Jamie Favaro and a Shout Out from Emily Dotter
Thank you for listening to Episode 21! I have a new logo! First person to contact me through my website correctly identifying the character who the artist, Tami Boyce, mashed me up with wins a Choose Your Struggle bracelet.   Program note: I'm an idiot. In the initial recording of my intro I referred to Mohawk as she/her and Mohawk uses they/them. I feel awful about this and want to apologize to Mohawk profusely. That has been fixed but anyone who heard the first version that's my fault and I apologize. Stick around after the interview for this week's Choose Your Card and Good Egg.  You can find out more about Next Harm Reduction and their awesome work at https://nextdistro.org/ and https://www.naloxoneforall.org/. Emily's Shout Out request is you follow our awesome friend Spark Tabor on Twitch at https://www.twitch.tv/spizzlation. For more info on Tami Boyce aka Tami Likes to Draw, check out her page: https://tamiboyce.com/. Required reading this week: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/29/opinion/letters/confederacy-black-descendants.html As always, you can find more info on me, and Choose Your Struggle, at my links: https://campsite.bio/cys_jay. 
52:25
July 03, 2020
Episode 20- Telling Our Stories with Sophie Riegel and a Shout Out from Briana Naylor
Thank you for listening to Episode 20! Stick around after the interview for this week's Choose Your Card and Good Egg.  To learn more about Sophie, check out her website at: https://sophieriegel.com/ You can follow Briana at her Instragram: https://www.instagram.com/briana.bakes/ Link to my Birthday Call to Action for the DPA: https://lnkd.in/dz8qPUb.  Black Voices on Mental Health and Wellness to follow for this week's Good Egg: https://relevantmagazine.com/life5/25-essential-black-voices-on-mental-health-and-wellness/ As always, you can find more info on me, and Choose Your Struggle, at my links: https://campsite.bio/cys_jay.
44:22
June 26, 2020
Episode 19- Medically Assisted Treatment with Basia Andraka-Christou and a Shout Out from Seth Davis
Thanks for listening to Episode 19 with Professor Barbara 'Basia' Andraka-Christou and Seth Davis! Stick around after the episode for the Choose Your Card and Good Egg. Link to Basia's Page: https://bandrakachristou.com/ Link to Seth Davis' Twitter: https://twitter.com/SethDavisHoops Link to my Birthday Call to Action for the DPA: https://lnkd.in/dz8qPUb Also, here's an interesting story on how COVID19 has impacted Methadone Treatment: https://www.thefix.com/what-it-s-be-methadone-during-pandemic. As always, you can find more info on me, and Choose Your Struggle, at my links: https://campsite.bio/cys_jay
38:40
June 19, 2020
Episode 18- Entrepreneurship with Sharifah Hardie and a Shout Out From Shawn Braley!
Huge thank you to my guests today, Sharifah Hardie from the immensly popular Ask Sharifah Morning Show and Shawn Braley, from Cincy Stories.  You can learn more about Sharifah at https://sharifahhardie.com/ and Shawn's Organization Cincy Stories at https://www.cincystories.net/. Stick around after the interview for this week's Choose Your Card and Good Egg.  As always, you can check out my links to learn more.  https://campsite.bio/cys_jay
38:47
June 12, 2020
Episode 17- We Did This Together with Joey Talmage AKA HoodyTime and a message of support for BLM
The episode is dedicated to the message of Black Lives Matter. You'll hear a lot about that on the intro. No shout out today, it's a long episode already. I didn't want to cut anymore of Joey's interview than I already had to, and I felt the message conveyed in the intro and outro were too important not to say.  Listen to Hoodytime on Spotify, Apple Music or wherever else you get your jams. His new album dropped today.  Must reads/watches this week:  https://twitter.com/thEMANacho/status/1267609472589090816  https://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/local/2020/06/01/who-david-mcatee-louisville-barbecue-store-owner-killed-police/5308229002/ https://www.hrc.org/blog/hrc-mourns-tony-mcdade-black-transgender-man-killed-in-florida You can learn more at my website www.JayShifman.com, THENEXTSHIFMAN on Instagram, @JBShifman on Twitter and Jay Shifman on Facebook and LinkedIn. 
01:07:19
June 05, 2020
Episode 16- The Hidden Opponent with Benjamin Ruvo and a Shout Out from Briana Venskus!
Thanks to Benjamin Ruvo of The Hidden Opponent! Check them out at their Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/thehiddenopponent/. This week's shout out is Briana Venskus, known for her roles on The Walking Dead, Supergirl and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.  Stick around after the interview for this week's Choose Your Struggle and Good Egg.  Info on OCD and Pure-O from Made of Millions: https://www.madeofmillions.com/articles/pure-o-an-exploration-into-a-lesser-known-form-of-ocd You can learn more at my website www.JayShifman.com, on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/jayshifman/, Instagram at TheNextShifman, Twitter at @JBShifman and Facebook at JayShifman. 
36:13
May 29, 2020
Episode 15- Special Episode! Jay on the At Least There's This... Podcast with host, Alex Shifman
Jay on the At Least There's This...  podcast hosted by Alex Shifman. Give it a listen! https://anchor.fm/atleastpod No Good Egg, no Choose Your Card. Just the interview. Enjoy! You can find more at my website, www.JayShifman.com. 
52:57
May 25, 2020
Episode 14- The Person Behind the Call From Death Row with Tessie Castillo and Lyle May and a Shout Out from Veronica Porras!
An interview with Author Tessie Castillo and Death Row writer Lyle May.  Stick around after the interview for the Good Egg and Choose Your Card.  Buy Tessie's Book! https://www.amazon.com/Crimson-Letters-Voices-Death-Row/dp/1684334446 and learn more at https://tessiecastillo.com/. You can find Lyle at https://www.scalawagmagazine.org/2019/10/prison-education/.  As always, you can learn more at my website www.JayShifman.com or on my LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/jayshifman/. You can find me on Facebook at Jay Shifman, on Instagram at TheNextShifman and on Twitter at @JBShifman. 
48:45
May 22, 2020
Episode 13- Special Episode! Jay on the Courage to Change Podcast
Thanks for checking out this Special Episode of the Choose Your Struggle podcast. I had the absolute pleasure to be invited on to one of MY FAVORITE podcasts, the Courage to Change Podcast with the always incredible Ashley Loeb Blassingame!  No Choose Your Card, no Good Egg. Just an awesome conversation.  To find more info on Lion Rock and the Courage to Change podcast: Instagram @thecouragetochange_podcast | @lionrockrecovery Facebook @thecouragetochangepodcast | @lionrockrecovery Twitter @lionrock_rcvy As always, you can find me at www.JayShifman.com, Jay Shifman on Facebook and LinkedIn, TheNextShifman on Instagram and @JBShifman on twitter. 
02:06:08
May 18, 2020
Episode 12- Addiction Real Talk with Youturn and FAVOR's Elizabeth Mckissick and a shout out from Kamiko Glenn!
Huge thank you to Elizabeth and Kamiko! Stick around after the episode for this week's Choose Your Card and Good Egg. Elizabeth's Article: https://medium.com/@liz_1551/i-am-not-ok-and-thats-ok-a646e5187758 Reach out! You can find me at my website www.JayShifman.com. TheNextShifman on Instagram, @JBShifman on Twitter, and Jay Shifman on Facebook and LinkedIn. #ChooseYourStruggle
41:44
May 15, 2020
Episode 11- Vulnerability in a Period of Renewed Anti-Asian Discrimination with Activist Tessa Xuan and a Shout Out from Gabe Kalubi!
Episode 11 of the Choose Your Struggle podcast features Tessa Xuan of OPAWL (https://www.facebook.com/teamOPAWL/) and a shout out by Gabe Kalubi!  As always stick around for this week's Good Egg and Choose Your Card. This episode is dedicated to my grandfather, Phil Cohen, who passed away a year ago this week. https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/cincinnati/obituary.aspx?n=philip-saul-cohen&pid=192802328&fhid=27761
39:11
May 08, 2020
Episode 10- Special Episode! Jay on the Success Life Master Series with Host Eric G. Reid!
Thanks for tuning in for this special episode of the Choose Your Struggle Podcast. No Good Egg, no Choose Your Card. Just Jay being interviewed by the incredibly successful coach Eric G. Reid on his platform.  Tune in Friday for our regularly scheduled episode.  You can find more at www.JayShifman.com and check Eric out at https://www.facebook.com/groups/YourSuccessLife/about/.
01:10:01
May 04, 2020
Episode 9- Mental Health in Show Business with Alissa Musto and Ainsley Ross!
A very special episode. No Shout Out, no Long Interview. Two amazing entertainers sharing their stories!  Ainsley Ross can be found at https://www.instagram.com/ainsley_ross/. Alissa Musto can be found at https://www.instagram.com/alissamustomusic/. Stick around after the episode for Choose Your Card, brought to you by Blurt, and this week's Good Egg. Thanks for tuning in to the Choose Your Struggle podcast. You can find more at my website, www.JayShifman.com. 
54:42
May 01, 2020
Episode 8- How Linkin Park Saved a Life with Amanda Webster and a Shout Out from Diallo Riddle!
 Amanda Webster is a health coach, yoga instructor, fitness expert, model and women in recovery. You can find out more at her website, https://amandawebsterhealth.com/. ***Special note: Amanda uses the word 'Clean' to discuss her recovery. If you listen to the podcast frequently you know I don't love that word but, as Amanda is also in recovery, if she wants to use it, that's her choice.*** Thanks to Diallo Riddle for this week's shout out! Stick around after the interview for this week's Choose Your Card and Good Egg. You can learn more at my website, www.JayShifman.com. 
49:20
April 24, 2020
Episode 7- Lessons from Over a Decade in Cannabis with Entrepreneur Mike Pachan and a Shout Out from Missy Day!
Episode 7 of the Choose Your Struggle podcast features an interview with Mike Pachan, a Cannabis Entrepreneur, and founder of Mountain Made, a CBD company. You can learn more at their website, https://www.mountainmade.life/.  The shout out for this episode is from Missy Day! Missy is a bright ray of sunshine I'm lucky to consider a friend. She's a Senior Marketing Manager at T-Mobile and an all around awesome human.  Stick around after the episode for this week's Choose Your Card, brought to you by the Blurt Foundation,  and your Good Egg. You can learn more at my website, www.JayShifman.com and find me at @JBShifman on Twitter, @TheNextShifman on Instagram, and Jay Shifman on LinkedIn and Facebook. 
59:26
April 17, 2020
Episode 6- Dispelling the Myths of the Single Woman with Acamea Deadwiler and a special shout out from Milana Vayntrub
This episode is brought to you by Vurbl. Vurbl is launching new technology for audio creators like me, so our message is broadcast loud and clear. Learn more at Vurbl.com. This episode features an interview with the incredible Acamea Deadwiler. Acamea is a writer and speaker, and the author of Single That: Dispelling the Top 10 Myths of the Single Woman. You can find out more about Acamea at her website, https://www.acameadeadwiler.com/. This episode also features a shout out from Milana Vayntrub. You probably know her best as Marvel's Squirrel Girl or  from the memorable AT&T's Commercials.  Stick around after the interview for this week's Choose Your Card, brought to you by Blurt, and your Good Egg!  As always, you can learn more at my website, www.JayShifman.com.
46:25
April 10, 2020
Episode 5- Find Your Job Joy with Special Guest Kristen Zavo
This episode is brought to you by Vurbl. Vurbl is launching new technology for audio creators like me, so our message is broadcast loud and clear. Learn more at Vurbl.com. Today's episode features an interview with Kristen Zavo. Kristen is an international best selling author of the book, Find Your Job Joy, and a career coach who's helped scores of people embrace true fulfillment in their life through finding their passion at work. I know, because Kristen helped ME! You can find Kristen at her website, www.Findyourjobjoy.com and email her (as requested for your special gift, listen to the end of the episode) at Kristen@findyourjobjoy.com. We also have this week's Choose Your Card, brought to you by Blurt, and your Good Egg!  As always, you can learn more at my website, www.JayShifman.com.  You can find an awesome cartoon by The Awkward Yeti that perfectly visualizes a point Kristen makes in this episode here. 
29:54
April 03, 2020
Episode 4- AA Ain't the Only Way and Other Thoughts on Addiction Treatment
This episode is brought to you by Vurbl. Vurbl is launching new technology for audio creators like me, so our message is broadcast loud and clear. Learn more at Vurbl.com Today we're discussing Addiction treatment, terms, ideas and definitions. As I hinted at in the last episode, these are important topics to me. I wasn't ok with some of the stigma that came with the special episode I talk about that here among other topics.  Additionally, there's an ad for my first giveaway and the podcast's first guest, Kristen Zavo, who will be appearing on next week's episode. Finally, we close with this week's Choose A Card and Good Egg. Thanks for listening to episode 4 of the Choose Your Struggle Podcast. 
39:46
March 27, 2020
Episode 3: Embrace What Brings You Pleasure
This week I talk about embracing what gives you pleasure and ignoring society's expectations (as long as you're not hurting anyone!). I dispel the myth of the guilty pleasure and discuss a few of the things I love that are considered in that category.  At the end, there's also this episode's Chose Your Card and Good Egg! Thanks for tuning in to the Choose Your Struggle Podcast. Questions, comments, thoughts, concerns? I want to hear from you! You can learn more at my website, www.JayShifman.com.
27:41
March 20, 2020
Episode 2- Special Episode: Jay's Interview with the Addiction Podcast
This interview was first released by The Addiction Podcast, Point of No Return on May 30th 2019.   A few points: contrary to what the host says in this show, I am not 'Sober'. But I am in recovery. I'll discuss the difference in a later episodes. Also, the views of the host do not always reflect my views (specifically around Medically Assisted Treatment and using the word clean).  Stick around after the interview for this episode's Chose Your Card and Good Egg! Thanks for tuning in to the Choose Your Struggle Podcast. You can learn more at my website, www.JayShifman.com. 
47:18
March 17, 2020
Episode 1: What is Choose Your Struggle?
The first official episode of the Choose Your Struggle podcast. Thanks for coming along on this ride. This episode is the introduction! A bit shorter than future episodes will be, on this episode I introduce the idea of Choose Your Struggle, tell you a little bit about me and do the first edition of regular segments Choose a Card and Good Egg.  You can learn more about my work at my website, www.JayShifman.com. 
22:42
March 13, 2020
Preview Episode
Wondering who I am and why you should listen? Check out this episode. I hope you subscribe when you're done! 
01:51
March 07, 2020