The Road to Rediscovery: A Life-Learning Journey for Growth

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An episode of The Road to Rediscovery: A Life-Learning Journey for Growth

By Aubrey Johnson
Life is a journey. Along the way, we hit tight turns, inclines, and rough terrains where lessons are presented to us. Some of these we discover and learn, and others are presented to us AGAIN later in life. Will we just ignore them and move on, or REDISCOVER the lesson, and grow?

Aubrey shares lessons he's learned on his journey, and chats with extraordinary people who share their amazing stories as well.

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A Conversation with Christian Modjaiso
In this episode, we chat with Christian Modjaiso, who has overcome tremendous struggles with feelings of inferiority and self-doubt - to the point where he became very close to doing the unthinkable, and ending it ALL.  But instead, he’s learned to overcome, survive, and THRIVE; taking what he’s learned to help others deal with their stress using his OBSERVE stress management approach.  Click here for the full show notes!
August 12, 2019
Chatting with Kiran Bedi
Kiran Bedi had a solid career in the IT industry, and decided to forge a path to follow her heart and pursue HER dreams. She is now an Author, Content Creator, and Meditation Practitioner.  She’s just released her book, titled “Overcoming Fear and Failure - A practical guide for women who Overthink”. In this episode, we chat about the book, and her inspiration behind writing it.  We also talk about inspiration behind pursuing her heart’s passion.  Click HERE to download the full Show Notes.
July 11, 2019
Road to SELF Rediscovery: A Poetic Shout-Out
Odyrah Abogwalu is an amazing poet who, 2 years ago, wrote a poem very similar to the name of this podcast.  But what's intriguing is the life origin of his words and their meaning.  In this episode, Aubrey cites a couple lines from Odyrah's poem, "Road to Self Rediscovery" and explains how he receives it.  Odyrah's work is currently on the feature page of this podcast website, Check it out!
July 6, 2019
An interview with Alex Manzi
Alex Manzi is the host of ‘The Dreamer’s Disease’ podcast, where he shares his own revelations, and interviews extraordinary people who share their amazing stories.  In this episode, he shares with us his own dark period, and how he rose above feelings of self-doubt and lost identity to heal, and help others the way he does today. Click HERE for the full show notes!
June 29, 2019
How to receive feedback - CONSTRUCTIVELY.
After so much hard work, it's pretty easy to receive feedback, acknowledging  your awesome performance.  But what about when it sounds less than praise, and more like critique?   In this episode I share, based on some of my past experiences, 3 important things to consider that can help in how you receive feedback. 
June 20, 2019
The Brilliance of the Big Bang Theory
So what was that "secret ingredient" that made this popular sitcom a big hit for 12 seasons??  Well, I'm not sure, but in this episode, I share with you what has drawn me to the show, and what I learned about relationship dynamics.
June 13, 2019
For Ivy
We may house train our pets and teach them how to do tricks, but there's a lot we can learn from them as well.  This episode is dedicated to Ivy, my Border Collie/Great Pyrenees mix who I had the pleasure of knowing for 15 years...
June 10, 2019
Chatting with Ruchi Singh
Host Aubrey Johnson chats with Public Speaker, Mindset Coach, and Content Creator Ruchi Singh.  Ruchi transparently shares her long journey; surviving a life-threatening environment with domestic abuse, to rise above, take control of her life, and teaching others how to do the same.   To download the full Show Notes for this episode, please click HERE.
June 1, 2019
Chatting with Tony Jacobsen
This is an absolutely AMAZING episode that you just can't miss!  We're chatting with Mr. Tony Jacobsen, an extraordinary man with a tremendously positive and uplifting mindset.  Despite being born with a rare bone disorder called Osteogenesis Imperfecta; with nearly 70 bone breaks, 12 surgeries and 4 steel rods, he certainly doesn't let this stop him.  Tony now leads a lifestyle of being fit, he's written a book, and hosts his own podcast!   Tony shares the terrifying challensges he's encountered with this disorder, and where he finds the strength for a strong and positive mindset. Click HERE to access the Show Notes for this episode.
May 28, 2019
An interview with Mandi Dorrell
In this special episode, we are reaching out to those suffering from codependency.  My special guest, Mandi Dorrell, shares her upbringing in a codependent environment, brought on by her parents.  She also shares how she realized that defining moment when she decided to focus on her healing and recovery, to sustain healthy relationships in her adult years.  PLEASE tune in to this episode, if you or a loved one is suffering from this damaging psychological disorder. For the full Show Notes of this episode, click HERE.  
May 2, 2019
An Interview with Regina Lawrence
Don't miss this episode as Regina shares how a critical moment transformed her life from the unforgiving, fast-paced demands of being an Attorney, to her new chapter of helping others manage stress & anxiety, and realize their potential as an Elite Life Coach! Click HERE for the full Show Notes.
April 26, 2019
An interview with Laurie-Elle
Tune into this amazing interview of discovery and transparency with Laurie-Elle, an extraordinary healer who is a Reiki Master Teacher, and certified REAP Practitioner.  Laurie-Elle shares how she endured her own inner struggles and pain to realize her gifts of healing and intuitive sight.  Additionally, she discusses how this has helped transform her life, as well as the lives of others.    To download this episode's full show notes, click HERE.
April 17, 2019
A Great Conversation with Ari Gunzburg
Tune in to this insightful episode as Ari shares his transformational journey, from enduring a tragedy in his youth and the multitude of setbacks that followed, to his current success as a Motivational & Keynote Speaker, Podcast Host, and Team Builder.  To download the full show notes, click HERE.
April 8, 2019
Exclusive Interview with Ben Clench
This is a CAN'T MISS episode!  Ben Clench shares his long road to recovery AND rediscovery after a tragic car accident while on holiday in Haiti with his girlfriend.  Going into a coma and suffering major brain injury, Ben defied the odds and not only survived, but THRIVED, finishing his 2nd Master's Degree, running a marathon, and writing a book capturing the details of his journey, called "Ben Again". For the full show notes, including links to Ben's Ted Talk and Book Purchase, click HERE.
March 25, 2019
Exclusive interview with Jeff Ponders II
Tune into THIS episode of the Road to Rediscovery where we chat with Motivational & Keynote Speaker, Marketing Executive, AND Jazz Musician - the Dynamic Mr. Jeff Ponders II ! Jeff shares with us his journey, from playing a musical instrument at an early age, to becoming an entrepreneur, speaking at various events & venues, to his challenges leading to discovering his niche, his signature "Business with Jazz" methodology and principles! For the full show notes, click HERE.
March 19, 2019
Interview with RaeAnne Chanelle!
Here’s the FULL exclusive interview with Poet, Author, and Motivational Speaker, the amazing RaeAnne Chanelle!  In this episode, RaeAnne shares some of the adversities in her journey, and how she has leveraged her gifts of healing, art, and creativity not only to reflect and grow, but to help OTHERS grow as well!  For the full show notes, click HERE.
March 16, 2019
Interview with Mel M. Andre
Tune in as Host Aubrey Johnson chats with Motivational Speaker, Life Coach, Mentor, and CEO Mel M. Andre, as she shares her natural spirit to uplift others, how to respond to struggles, and those in her life who have played a major role in her transformation! For the full show notes, click HERE.
March 9, 2019
Episode 13: Keeping the Faith
Focus, work hard, and the results will come.  How many times in our lives has our patience been tested with this?
February 21, 2019
Episode 12: Top 5 Love Songs of Your Past
In Episode 11, we talked about songs of heartbreak, and how we relate certain songs to a past experience.  Now we move to the other side of the spectrum, as I share the top 5 love songs of MY past.  So what is your top 5?   Don't forget to subscribe!!
February 14, 2019
Episode #11: The Top 5 Sad Songs of your Past
When we hear a song, we can often relate it to a time in our past... Additionally, we often rediscover a hard lesson that we've learned, such as heartbreak. In this episode, I share with you the top 5 saddest songs of MY past... what are yours?
February 6, 2019
Episode #10: Compartmentalizing
Is it right or wrong to separate (or compartmentalize) facets of your life?  The concept of compartmentalizing has had a good and bad impact on my life.  Listen for how I segmented parts of my life growing up, while trying to stay true to who I am.   Please give some feedback or leave a message to share how you have compartmentalized your life, and what lessons have you learned from this?
January 22, 2019
Episode 9: The Selflessness of Parenthood
The art of selflessness is a quality often acquired in parenthood.  As parents, we all have hope and excitement for our children's experiences and future.
January 16, 2019
Episode #8: Device Deviation
Human interaction, look, and feel is starting to take a back seat to the heads-down, zoning out into our cell phones. Can you survive the suffering of going into your local Starbucks without your cell phone?
September 19, 2018
Episode #7: The Clubbing Phase
Oh how fun it was to be younger, unattached with no children, hitting the night scene after work. This is a wonderful time for young adults, and should be lived to the full; but how long must it take for one to realize this time has passed for them, and there's more to life? Is it okay to be in your mid-40's, stilling hitting clubs where there are mostly 25 year-olds??
September 13, 2018
Episode 6: Lonely vs. Alone
Over the years, it's amazing what you learn (and how you feel) about loneliness, and being alone. Why did it take me 30 years to learn this about myself?!?
September 3, 2018
Episode 5: The Target of Ridicule
Ever got picked on as a kid? Doesn't exactly make you feel good, does it?
August 30, 2018
Episode #4 - I Believe
What's most important to you in this life? What do you believe? How has your experiences shape you in what you believe today?
July 12, 2018
Episode 3: The Risk, for the Reward
How do we know when we should take a risk? How do we determine if it's worth the reward? What if we can't deal with the consequences if it doesn't work out?
June 25, 2018
Episode 2: Cohesion
LifeCycle - the assembly, success, and disperse of a team
June 22, 2018
Episode 1: Taking the Plunge
After months of procrastination, I'm finally taking the plunge, and decided to record and publish my first podcast...
June 21, 2018
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