BECAUSE EVERYONE HAS A STORY


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BECAUSE EVERYONE HAS A STORY - BEHAS

I have always loved to listen to my friends, family, and strangers’ stories, maybe you do too. Sharing our stories helps us to connect and relate to each other, and that helps us grow together. I am happiest when I feel connected to others. This desire to hear from others led to the idea of starting this Podcast. A platform to give ordinary people’s stories the chance to be shared and preserved. There will be no specific theme. My guests could talk about absolutely anything they are passionate about. I’ll be your hostess, Daniela Stockfleth-Menis.



ENJOY, CONNECT AND RELATE COMPARTE, CONECTATE Y DISFRUTA

BECAUSE EVERYONE HAS A STORY

September 2020

PORQUE TODOS TENEMOS UNA HISTORIA QUE CONTAR

Enero 2021

EPISODES

Welcome to Episode #1

Today's guest is Dave Menis, my best friend and husband.

Dave was born in Antwerp, Belgium, grew up in Liverpool, England, lived in Texas, Israel, Germany, Switzerland, and settled with me here in Vancouver, Canada.

He speaks 5 languages. He’s witty, astute, and more artistic than he believes. He enjoys chatting about life’s meaning, the state of the world, and his beloved Liverpool Football Club.

Dave takes us back to 1991, where he recalls an action-packed Egyptian adventure from his youth. A wonderful trip takes a sudden terrifying turn that has the potential to become disastrous.

Enjoy!


Welcome to Episode #2.

Today's guest is Tim.

A great family friend. Tim came to Vancouver from Scotland in 2001.

Tim The Magnificent is a handsome, hard-working, intelligent and sensitive family man. He exudes enthusiasm and is overflowing with dirty humour. He’s a fantastic cook and shares a passion for Liverpool Football Club with Dave, my husband and previous guest.

Today Tim reflects on the most challenging five years of his life when he traded a rewarding, well-paid career in Scotland to build a family life in Canada.

Enjoy!


Welcome to Episode #3

Today’s guest is Orrett Morgan.

He is a splendid man. I met him and his wife, Janine at a gym back in 2009. It immediately struck me how meticulously well put together they both were. It then didn’t take long for me to notice how they’re also knowledgeable, caring and kind. They demonstrate these qualities with every interaction.

Orrett is passionate about all things tech, a fighter for good manners, a generous helper of others, and a fine example of a family man.

In today’s story, Orrett takes us to Guyana. He talks about his volunteer work supporting the Guyanese people in improving their technology. He donated his skills there for 6 months. It taught him life lessons about privilege, and possessions, and left him with a love of Guinean culture.

Enjoy!


Today's guest is May Tabet.

I'm pleased to introduce you to my friend, May. We met over a decade ago via our children who attended the same elementary school here in Richmond, British Columbia.

May is a dedicated mother to two wonderful sons Alex and Zayn, and a loving wife to her charming husband, Nabil. She really enjoys her work as a cataloguer for the City of Richmond's library. I admire her generosity, kindness, positive outlook and her many talents.

May was born in Lebanon and spent twenty years living through war. Today's episode focuses on who May calls her angels and her happy moments. The people who contributed to her life, and helped shape the person that she is today. It was her angels that supported her through hard times. She takes this opportunity to tell us about them, and how much of a blessing they have been in her life.

Enjoy!


Today's guest is Janine Morgan.

Janine is an enthusiastic friend, a cool mom, a dedicated school teacher, and also happens to be the wife of Orrett who you were introduced to in episode 3. Along with their two lovely sons, they make for an exemplary outdoorsy family that are really into health and fitness.

In this episode, we'll be hearing about one of Janine's adventures.

British Columbia is well known for its spectacular beauty, particularly its mountains crisscrossed with gorgeous hiking trails. Janine talks today about her attempt of The Lions Binkert Trail. It’s a difficult hike even under normal conditions. This time it turned into a terrifying, gruelling ordeal. Reflecting back on that day Janine reminds us of the importance of listening to our gut feelings and intuition, and the dangers of mother nature.

Enjoy!


Today's guest is Jennifer L. Butler.

Jennifer is a technical writer for the Canadian academic research community, an avid traveller, and a hip swing dance instructor. In the past, she also worked as a teacher and a sound engineer. She can now also list being a published author to her list of accomplishments. Her book is titled “Boom & Bust, The resilient women of Historic Telegraph Cove.” This BC bestseller covers the stories of the 25 pioneering women who settled in this remote BC community.

In this podcast, Jennifer talks about her decision to create this book, the difficult process of pulling it all together, and her personal connection to it.

Enjoy!

Today's guest is Martin Butler.

Martin says he can't save the world, but he can help those who can. Raised in England, he immigrated to Canada to look for greater possibilities. Armed with a background as a statistician and the clarity to put a couple of personal epiphanies into action, he latched onto a unique opportunity to fill a niche helping university researchers obtain government grants.

Enjoy!

My guest today is the lovely Keri Mayall.

In today's episode, we briefly touch on many points of her career, challenges and achievements. I find Keri very insightful; I hope you will too.

Keri is the founder of Avid Earthling and has a unique passion for empathy & efficiency. She has been a people, project and productivity-focused leader in the technology industry over the last 15+ years. She helped mentor teams & deliver projects in top Fortune 500 companies such as Electronic Arts, Disney Online Studios & lululemon. Keri is also a single Mom, a Certified Reiki Master Practitioner, Career Journey + Mind-Body Empowerment coach for women. Keri's mission at Avid Earthling is to elevate humanity with self-compassion & inner peace strategies to create expansive results in clarity, purpose, healing, career, prosperity & wellbeing - one ambitious earthling at a time.


Enjoy!


Connect with Keri Mayall

Instagram: @avidearthling

https://linktr.ee/avidearthling

www.avidearthling.com


My guest today is Jonathan Wong.

As an accomplished CPA, CA accountant, Jonathan had his life's path set until he found himself reevaluating his direction when he became a father. He decided to make some drastic changes to spend more time with his wife and son. Combining his creativity and artistic skills with his passion and knowledge of cars, Jonathan founded Custom Car Posters.

Custom Car Posters started with a clear mission: creating the absolute best posters and prints for car enthusiasts. He provides customized art that car aficionados can proudly hang on their garage or office wall.

Jonathan offers helpful tips for new entrepreneurs and unique family values perspective.

Enjoy!

website: https://customcarposters.com

IG: @shopcustomcarposters


My guest today is Kristie Yung.

Kristie is a social impact marketing strategist. She runs her own business from her home in Ericeira, a small Portuguese surfing town. An avid traveller, she’s visited and lived in over 20 countries across 6 continents.

Kristie takes us on her journey of upending an excellent marketing career and stable life in Vancouver to completely changing directions and leaving it all behind to pursue a new dream of travelling around the world for a year while working remotely.

Almost two years later, she's thriving in her business, living in Europe with her finaceé, has a baby on the way and loving life.

Enjoy!

​Here is the link to the video that made her famous in Pakistan: https://youtu.be/MM3bgGhFtJw

Kristie Yung website: https://brennanbrand.com


My guest today is John Mills.

John has an impressive resume. He was previously Assistant Deputy Minister for the Province of British Columbia and President of the Calgary Olympic Development Association (now WinSport Canada). More recently, he was Chief Operating Officer of the Richmond Olympic Oval. A Richmond iconic building designed for speed skating at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. John is also a board member for “Own The Podium” & Chair of the Board of Directors of Canada Basketball. Between Calgary and Richmond, John has almost twenty years of high-level Olympic facility management experience. Now mostly retired, John is an industry consultant.

John takes us through his successful career in sports. It all started when he became a teacher, and from there preparing, persisting, following his passions, eloquently communicating his vision, and seizing the right opportunities.

Let’s Enjoy!


My guest Dr. Leila Sahabi. ND


Dr. Sahabi is a Naturopathic Doctor (ND) from Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine and undergraduate studies at the University of British Columbia with a double major in biology and psychology. She has her practice in North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

This week, she joins me to share her health journey and listen better to her body. Through her own struggling experience, she tells us to trust our body as "we know our body the best way and form."


Dr. Sahabi is staying current by attending several courses a year to learn the newest protocols in her field. She has a 4-level training program in Advanced Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy (BHRT) trained by Dr. Neal Rouzier, the leading expert and educator in BHRT. With her knowledge of Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy, she has mostly focused on women's health. This why I went to see her back in 2014 and referred her to all my friends over the years. One thing I appreciate amongst many is that she doesn't rush the visits. She is patient and listens to my concerns.

She's passionate about employing naturopathic therapies to treat the patient rather than the condition. I found it refreshing that she doesn't suggest many expensive assessment panels or numerous supplements unless there is a specific purpose.

Enjoy!

https://www.drleilasahabi.com/

Dr. Sahabi’s surgeon Dr. Camran Nezhat. http://nezhat.org/


My guest Gail Christel Behrend

Gail is an engineer, teacher, writer, and speaker. She shares her story as midway through a successful 20-year engineering career, she experienced a spontaneous spiritual opening that changed her life, transforming her from skeptic to seeker.

Her spiritual journey eventually led her to explore human energy and alternative healing as a side-vocation. A graduate of the Barbara Brennan School of Healing (BBSH) in Florida, she has been an energy practitioner in Vancouver Canada for the last 20 years.

In addition to her corporate training development business, she also offers public workshops on energy and is a certified Infinite Possibilities trainer, based on the bestselling book “Infinite Possibilities – The Art of Living Your Dreams” by Mike Dooley – one of the teachers in the film “The Secret”. Gail recently published the second edition of her book “Energy Is Real.” A Practical Guide for Managing Personal Energy in Daily Life" which she co-authored with Claudette Bouchard, a fellow energy practitioner. Her passion is educating the public about our energy nature and empowering others with the skills to own their energy, so they can truly own their lives.

Enjoy

Her book: “Energy is Real”.

Website: https://energyisreal.com. Check it out her website is unique and holding a high loving vibration.


My Invitado Gonzalo Peña

Gonzalo es un podcaster con un pasado muy ecléctico. Su experiencia cubre campos como Gestión de Negocios, Finanzas, Relaciones Internacionales, Artes, Gestión sin Fines De Lucro, y Agencias Humanitarias. Gonzalo ha tenido el privilegio de trabajar con organizaciones prominentes como las Naciones Unidas, Standard and Poor's y la Cruz Roja Americana del Gran Nueva York. También presta servicio como Ministro en la Iglesia de Jesucristo de los Santos de los Últimos Días. Hoy en día Gonzalo promueve el campo de innovación entre los latinoamericanos con su podcast "InnoLatino."

Gonzalo comparte su historia de cómo se integró al Coro de la Utha Opera como barítono y el el objetivo por el cual creo su podcast "InnoLatino."

Disfruten!

My guest is Galya Westler, a tech entrepreneur from Vancouver, BC.

Galya is the founder and CEO of Plazus Technologies inc, a software development company specializing in blockchain-type projects for enterprises. She also founded GOHealthID, a blockchain-based solution in health to fight the COVID-19 pandemic while getting the economy going again.⁠

⁠Galya was a TEDx speaker in 2016. Today she continues to deliver inspirational talks around the world about blockchain for businesses such as finance, HR, social networks and the health industries.⁠

Hearing Galya gives her TEDx talk four years ago, I found myself relating to her. I had to meet her, so I reached out, and we became friends immediately.⁠

I am thrilled she agreed to be my guest for the show. Although her busy schedule, she found time to have a conversation and share a story with us. Galya is a hard-working, passionate person who's always determined to succeed, talking about learning to be a hustler and a master negotiator. She is real, full of fantastic advice, and shows us her vulnerable side as well. She is succeeding with determination through hard work and perseverance. Galya inspires us to keep pushing no matter how hard it gets or how many people criticize; continue doing what you love, and everything will be okay.⁠

Enjoy!

You can find her on the latest Technology Innovators Magazine cover here: https://www.technology-innovators.com/blockchain-technology-ceos-edition-2020/

Website: www.Plazus.com

She can be reached on her Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/galya-westler-b0b63b42/

TEDx talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2rbKskuyCE0


My guest Lynn O'Reilly.

Lynn took up adventure motorcycling in 2012 when she met her now-husband, Peter, who had been riding for a few years. He said that there were two things that he loved to do. Skiing in the winter and ride his motorcycle in the summer. So as she loves picking up new skills and having adventures, she took on the challenge of learning to ride.

Lynn wasn't expecting how her new passion would help her connect with her husband, with nature and even with strangers.

Today Lynn shares her love for riding and a few short stories covering her trips and adventures.

Listening to her had me wondering if I would be brave enough to have similar adventures with Dave, my husband.

Follow them on Instagram @oladventures

Enjoy!


Mi invitado Benjamin Suster.

Benjamin mi “casi primo” Venezolano, oriundo de la capital Caracas, nacido con un afan enorme de conocer y empaparse de muchas culturas. Esta ambicion lo impulsó a formarse en el campo de hotelería y servicios de la hospitalidad en la hermosa ciudad de Mérida,Venezuela. Al culminar sus estudios decidio trabajar en 5 islas del caribe de influencia holandesa e inglesa. La flecha de cupido lo alcanzó en la isla de Tobago. Ahi conoció a su ahora esposa Regina. Para su matrimonio decidieron casarse en un castillo en Escocia y despues hacer de Londres, Reino Unido su nuevo hogar.

Con la llegada de su hijo y la adopción de su nueva ciudadanía Británica, Benjamin sintió una gran anhelo de extender su identidad arropando a la del país que ahora le da cobijo.

Hoy comparte con nosotros su trozo de su historia. Como un día sentado en el metro de Londres de camino al trabajo, cansado de leer malas noticias en los periódicos gratuitos que allí distribuyen, decidió crear Nuestro Insólito UK, una ventana en Instagram que ayuda a entender la cultura, tradiciones e idiosincrasia del Reino Unido a través de su historia, enseñando de manera positiva y jocosa, todo aquello que uno da por sentado cuando vives alli y que sin pensar ha influenciado a casi el mundo entero.

Te invito a conocer su historia y seguirlo en su cuenta @nuestroinsolitouk

Disfruten!


My guest Ann Marie McKenzie

Ann Marie is both a Master Desire Map Facilitator and a doTERRA Wellness Advocate. She uses these skills to support her work as a Soulful Business Strategist and Transformation Guide. She uses the mantra, "I AM KIND OF A BIG DEAL", to help her stand in her power during difficult times and to remind her to keep sharing her light. Ann Marie counsels her clients in self-leadership through the heart and emotional intelligence, guiding them to create a handcrafted life and business that intentionally feels good. She works with people who are ready to be open about living soulfully. She offers curated intimate programs for entrepreneurs, corporations, businesses, and women’s circles, providing feelings-based experiences that encourage people to get real, get creative, get messy - and get clear.

Today Ann Marie shares some of her life’s rough moments. At one point, she felt extremely down and had no idea why. She now knows that she had PMDD Premenstrual dysphoric disorder, a condition more severe than PMS. Ann Marie shares how she got out of the funk with help from Danielle LaPorte’s words; “What you say no to is just as important as what you say yes to.” Choosing how we want to feel and making choices to feel that way. That was the beginning of her journey with The Desire Map from Danielle LaPorte.

She shares how she repaired the dysfunctional relationship she had with her mother, only to feel robbed as not long after, she lost her mother to cancer. Ann Marie talks about the tools she used to build resiliency and foster healing during such a challenging time.

This is an episode full of Ann Marie’s insights.

Enjoy!

Ann Marie’s beautiful website: annmariemckenzie.com

Follow her on Instagram @annmariemckenzie.com


My guest Susan Nassiripour

Susan is a native of Vancouver. She discovered her passion for travel while in her twenties, which eventually led to her move to China. Her original plan was to live and work in China for a couple of years while travelling Asia before moving back to Canada to settle down. Susan doesn't open up about her childhood often but decided to share a little with us today because her life was not her own until she escaped her violent father. Once Susan had her freedom and the ability to design her own life and realized how happy her lifestyle in China made her (being a teacher while travelling several times a year), she decided not to give in to social pressures and continue living the life she chooses. Susan has now lived in China for over 13 years and has been to 94 countries.

Enjoy!

My guests Kai Hutchful, Maddie Knight, Samuel Menis, Matthew Tugonon, Jade Iwata.

For this episode, I'm excited to try something different. I got this idea back in the fall of 2020 when one of today's guests, Jade Iwata, visited us from Calgary and agreed to test my new recording equipment by being interviewed. I asked her a few questions about life and was touched by her brilliant answers. So I invited 4 other 20-year-olds to document their outlook on life. They all answered the same six questions.

Today, I present these 5 young people by asking one question at a time and presenting each of their answers before moving onto the next question.

I thoroughly enjoyed creating this episode. It took me a while to put it together as I had the concept but struggled with the technicalities.

I'm grateful to have had the opportunity to connect to these bright young adults. I was touched by their willingness to be interviewed, their candour, authenticity and vulnerability. I plan to invite them back 5 years from now to see how their perspective may have changed.

We're led to believe that wisdom comes with age. After speaking to my guests, I think it's clear that they have plenty of wisdom already. Maybe wisdom improves with age. These young men and women show vision and a passion for grabbing life by the horns.

Thank you so much to Jade, Maddie, Kai, Matthew and Samuel for spending your time to share with me.

Enjoy!

My guest John Atkin

John is a civic historian, heritage consultant and walking tour guide who brings an insight into urban planning, a love of architecture and the fascination of the curious to his work. As well as a civic historian, John is a graphic designer, occasional author and bookbinder. He grew up in Victoria, BC and has been a Vancouverite for almost 40 years.

He shares his story, his passionate curiosity for details, for learning, and for life itself. We'll hear about his influencers and how the concept of his walking tours started. As he says: “There is always something new to look at and always different ways of looking at things”.

Let's listen to John take us on an auditory tour of how it all started for him.

Enjoy!

https://www.vancouverheritagefoundation.org/events/walking-tours/

@johnatkin

Just google John Atkin Vancouver you will find interesting information.


My guest Myrna F. Halpenny

Myrna was born and raised in Kindersley, Saskatchewan, Canada.

She earned her Doctorate in Dental Surgery from McGill University in Montreal. After two years as an associate in a general dental office, she elected to specialize in endodontics in Portland, Oregon. She then returned to Vancouver, where she started her specialty practise in endodontics.

Myrna is a founding member of the BC Women’s Dental Society and the first female President of the College of Dental Surgeons of BC. She retired from active practice in 2015 and is currently teaching at UBC and mentoring young dentists.

Today, Myrna takes us through her successful 40 years of a professional career in dentistry, her influencers, and her childhood memories in Kindersley.

We will hear how this kind, confident, strong, talented, and humble woman works hard with passion and care for her patients and students.

And I wish Myrna a Happy 75th Birthday which is coming up on April 17th.

Enjoy!

NOTE: If you enjoy what you heard or you have a story you like to share and preserve email me at behas.podcast@gmail.com