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embrace the imbalance

embrace the imbalance

By Tina McIntosh
Lessons learned from all kinds of people - that's what you'll find here. Some are uplifting, some funny, some hard. But they're all real & we invite you to join us. We're glad you're here!
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lessons learned from an ER doctor changing the world, one patient at a time.

embrace the imbalance

lessons learned from a wise & beautiful woman.
Tiffany Stoner joins us on embrace the imbalance and shares how to be bright and bold, ways to present with confidence, how to shine in an interview and so much more. Your eyes will be open to when it's okay to be judged and what not to do on social matter how old you are. (Unless you're over the age of 40, then you need to watch out for double print pictures from one-hour photo!  Yep - she talks about that too.) Hosted by Tina McIntosh. 
April 27, 2021
lessons learned from an industrial psychologist.
So. Many. Things. To. Learn. from Dr. Carolyn Facteau, an industrial psychologist now and a little girl shoving an unbelievable amount of people into the back of a van back in the day.  If you don't walk away with at least 48 things to remember, there's a chance you weren't paying attention because this episode is packed with lessons learned. Hosted by Tina McIntosh. 
April 20, 2021
lessons learned from an only child who is the 6th of seven kids.
Theresa Bonner was right there when her father took his last breath and her life changed in an instant. Staring out the window in that same room, she realized that "life doesn't wait for you to celebrate, nor does it wait for you to mourn." She started living life her own way and she has a lot to weigh in on - from the role of technology in our society to entitlement to the Christian church. Join us for the conversation, right here on embrace the imbalance.  Hosted by Tina McIntosh. 
April 05, 2021
it's my birthday!
It's my birthday and as a gift to me, I'm asking you to listen to today's episode of embrace the imbalance.  It's quick and means a lot to me!  Oh...did I mention I'm giving some things away?!  (Now that I've got your attention...) 
March 22, 2021
lessons learned from an Ayurvedic practitioner.
We go from Ayurvedic medicine to colon massages really fast...and it's all important!  You won't believe how some of the most simple practices can change your life for the better. Learn from Staraya McKinstry-Robinson as she shares about growing up in Alaska and for the first time, she shares living life with an eating disorder that helped shape who she is today. Hosted by Tina McIntosh (Our apologies for some struggling sound woven throughout this episode.'s your best friend until it isn't.)
March 15, 2021
lessons learned from a fourth-generation funeral service owner.
He knows stuff, people.  He knows it because he's lived it.  He knows it because he listens.  And he knows it because he talks with families and friends every day who share the things they have loved about the people they have lost.  Bruce Buchanan is a sixth generation Hoosier and a fourth-generation funeral service owner.  You don't want to miss his interview right here on embrace the imbalance. Hosted by Tina McIntosh.
March 08, 2021
lessons learned from the granddaughter of Lord Mayor of Belfast Northern Ireland
If you've ever heard her read...well,'ll remember her. There is a magic in the way words come to life when Liz Todd speaks and especially when she prays.  As you learn more about her upbringing, it all kind of makes sense.  That is until she talks about what she took to her first Bible study.  That one will have you scratching your head and laughing at the image of her walking in, ready for a fight.  Hosted by Tina McIntosh. 
February 22, 2021
lessons learned from a mountain climber.
Ace Yakey opens up about the many lessons he has learned from decades of mountain climbing. There are the ones about risk, teamwork, patience and then there are those learned from experiences and events that change lives forever.  Hosted by Tina McIntosh.
February 15, 2021
lessons learned from a widow.
She is a widow. That's true. And she has so much to share about her journey with her husband, Jim.  She is also a (recently retired...congrats, Jessica!) business owner.  She's a great mom and a community philanthropist.  And she's right here on embrace the imbalance, ready to share lessons learned with all of us! Hosted by Tina McIntosh. 
February 08, 2021
lessons learned from an assault survivor.
Michelle Corrao lost her life on that horrifying night. She will never know who she would have been, had there been no attack.  At the same time, who she became is changing lives on a regular basis.  Join us as Michelle shares her experience with honesty, beauty and strength.  Hosted by Tina McIntosh. Content warning: sexual assault, physical attack
February 01, 2021
lessons learned from the host of this show (alert: 3 small bad words & some truth)
Want to know what embrace the imbalance really means?  What are common themes of lessons learned so far?  Who in the world is in the picture for this episode?!  Tina shares the answers to all of these questions and invites listeners to be an active part of the future of embrace the imbalance.  It's a short episode, but it really is pretty sweet.  Hosted by Tina McIntosh. 
February 01, 2021
lessons learned from a sweet little Greek girl who grew into an incredible woman.
Stasia Demos Mills shares her lessons about grandparents who wore unitards and loincloths, how adults are really just winging it and how important it is to know how to pull ourselves out of those dark moments so that we can live the best versions of ourselves.  Oh and...she advises that leggings aren't really pants.  Listen all the way through to learn about a special opportunity from embrace the imbalance to you!  Hosted by Tina McIntosh. 
January 25, 2021
lessons learned from an ER doctor changing the world, one patient at a time.
This ER doctor got an F in algebra, chose his college based on the winner of a basketball game and poorly played the trumpet in the band.  Who knew he would change so many lives...for the better.  But he does - every single day. And today, you get to hear some of his best advice.  People would pay big money to spend 30 minutes with him and you get to hear from him right now on embrace the imbalance, the podcast.  Hosted by Tina McIntosh. 
January 18, 2021
...and got rescued right back.
In this BONUS episode, Jeniece Fleming joins us for Part 2 of the conversation and gets specific about the last memory she has of her uncle, learning to let herself shine and the choices she has made after receiving a life-altering diagnosis.  Hosted by Tina McIntosh. 
January 14, 2021
lessons learned from a pageant queen who rescued her uncle...
Jeniece Fleming talks about getting on a plane and finding her uncle, who was living on the streets in California. She explains their first conversation over coffee, bringing him back home to Indiana and living out his final days together.  The lessons she learned as a result of this time are worth sharing.  Join us for Part 1 of the conversation. Hosted by Tina McIntosh.
January 12, 2021
lessons learned from an American living in China.
Ever wondered what it would be like to live in a county where you don't know the language, don't have any connections and don't fully understand the culture?  Jeff Gronemeyer shares his experience as an American living in China, as well as how he approaches differences and conflicts. You will walk away from today's podcast with a new perspective on what "home" means and how to appreciate where you are right now. Hosted by Tina McIntosh. 
January 11, 2021
lessons learned from a chef.
Jean Paison, an experienced and admired chef, tells us what keeps her up at night. Join Jean as she opens up about her relationship with her mother and shines a light on how so many of us judge our parents without realizing they were doing the best they could with the gifts they'd been given.  A great listen for anyone who has parents.  Hosted by Tina McIntosh. 
January 10, 2021
lessons learned from a watchful woman.
Ever been stuck listening to someone gossiping?  Don't know what to do? Ellen Poffenberger guides the conversation from 25 years of experience in Human Resources.  There's a beauty in learning to watch and listen to others and Ellen has mastered that skill.  She's on embrace the imbalance to help us do the same. Hosted by Tina McIntosh. 
January 09, 2021