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Ep 01: The path from eating disorder & self harm to thought leader…

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Welcome to The Resilience Files, our brand new podcast! During this series, Terry Rubenstein, author and inspirational thought leader, will be investigating stories of struggle and triumph in the quest to explore the true nature of wellbeing and a resilience that lasts.

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In this first episode, Terry shares her deeply moving personal story of battling with chronic depression and anxiety, acute anorexia, and extreme self harm that began in her early teenage years. At the age of 29, already a wife and mother of five young boys, she attempted to take her own life. Following her release from hospital, Terry unexpectedly discovered the ‘invincible summer’ and innate resilience that resides within her. Even more unexpected was the extraordinary discovery that this invincible summer exists within all human beings.

Inspired by this life-changing knowledge, Terry went on to found iheart – a global non-profit dedicated to sharing the message that we have everything we need inside – not just to survive life, but to thrive in life. “Our mission,” explains Terry, “is to educate all people that they do not have a resilience deficit. Rather, we empower them with the confidence that they can uncover their built-in mental health, wellbeing and resilience so that they can overcome their challenges and realise their extraordinary potential.”

Ep 02: Instagram helped kill my daughter – Ian Russell holds the tech giants to account

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Our guest today Ian Russell, the leading campaigner for online safety for children.

Ian set up the Molly Rose foundation in 2017 after his beloved daughter Molly tragically took her own life. Molly, who was only fourteen-years-old at the time, had been constantly bombarded by social media algorithms consisting of harmful and horrifying content. Completely unbeknownst to her family, Molly had been sucked into a virtual world that glorified self-harm and suicide.

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While trying to come to terms with the tragic loss of Molly, Ian decided to investigate how this tragedy could have occurred. His persistence led him to the realisation that some of the world largest technology and social media companies had to be held to account.

If you or your family engage with social media, this is a conversation that you need to hear. As Ian asks; “If we don’t understand this new space we are co-living in, how can we use it responsibly and safely?”

Join Ian Russell, leading online children’s safety campaigner, and Terry Rubenstein, Founder of iheart, for an unmissable virtual conversation on 27th February. 7pm – 9:30pm. Secure your free admission and read more by clicking HERE

Ep 03: A man who lost everything he loved… and a woman betrayed by those meant to love her. A conversation with Max Gleason and Jasmine Hanson

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If this conversation doesn’t touch your soul, then we need to speak. Max Gleason is an artist based in California where he was living with his wife Vanessa and his two young children until a few years ago.
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On October 25th 2019, Max’s life changed forever. Vanessa, a talented musician, their two-year-old daughter Luiceinne and four-month-old son Desmond were heading to a family gathering but tragically, en-route, their car was intentionally struck head on by a man attempting suicide.

After the murder of his family, Max went on a journey to understand why and how this could have happened and what life and death means to him. In this conversation, Max shares his profound and heart-breaking story with his new partner Jasmine.

Ep 04: Our child didn’t want to live but we got through it – Becoming OK with being imperfect parents A conversation with Jacqui and Julian Bull

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This podcast on parenting and family features Jacqui and Julian Bull – a powerful husband and wife duo with a great amount of experience and knowledge to share.

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Julian is a highly accomplished, humble and wise individual. His job title as Chief Commercial Officer at Endava only skims the surface of his accomplishments; he also proudly serves as trustee for iheart Charity, in addition to being a devoted parent, with Jacquie, to Phoebe and Aaron.

Jaqui is a powerhouse of talent and insight – her charisma captivates hearts! She has an impressive resume with experience as a coach, multi faith minister, breathwork facilitator and a certified iheart facilitator. On top of this, she founded Serenity Practice, a not-for-profit dedicated to reminding people them that joy and serenity is our birthright.

Both Jaqui & Julian were very open and transparent during our conversation – no sugar coating or romanticising here! It was a joy to be part of this raw yet genuine exchange between two incredible people exploring how they navigated their lives through the dark and messy moments of parenting, mental health challenges, mistakes made, and lessons learnt. Most most of all, it was inspiring two spend time with a couple who profoundly understand that this life is one of grappling, ongoing learning and appreciating.

0:00 – Introduction 
3:10 – Child-raising challenges and different approaches to parenting 
13:23 – Their daughter’s overdose  
20:10 – Learning that you can’t control everything 
38:39 – Phoebe’s recovery and resilience 
47:51 – “We had no expectations of her … but we could have done better”
52:00 – Impact on their relationship 
59:40 – Social media and its challenges
1:02:46 – Believing that our children are not broken

https://theserenitypractice.com/about/

Explore remarkable stories of resilience in our new podcast, The Resilience Files. Join us on this journey and be part of something truly special. Tune in, like, follow & subscribe for updates. Please leave a review as this helps raise our profile and reach more people.

Ep 05: “Daddy, I am going to die.” One Million Strong founder reflects on his daughter’s heroin addiction with Paul Jones

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In 2014, I was humbled to meet Paul Jones at a conference in Cape Town, South Africa where we were both invited to speak. His incredible story moved me deeply and left me filled with immense admiration for his presence, passion and purpose. 

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In listening to this podcast, you will understand why he has spent almost 30 years years traversing the globe as an in-demand public speaker, advisor and thought leader. You will hear his moving story of his daughter Candice’s heroin addiction battle on the inner city streets of Hillbrow in Johannesburg that led to the creation of One Million Strong – an organisation committed to raising the next generation of leaders in countries across Africa. 

Yet, there is a tragic twist that is revealed discover as we probe and investigate Paul’s story. Just as he and his family thought they had finally found peace, they were confronted with more heartbreak, unexpected loss and grief. This inspirational story of struggle, courage, and remarkable resilience is one of the most moving you will ever hear. 

0.00 – Introduction 
2:30 – One Million Strong  
8:34 – How it all started  
22:04 – Tough love parenting  
26:33 – Taking personal responsibility  
33:44 – Be part of the solution, not part of the problem  
43:10 – The strength to say yes to the right things – and no to the wrong things  
49:40 – Candice’s recovery and subsequent illness 
59:09 – Dealing with grief  
1:07:45 – Intentionality and congruence 

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Explore remarkable stories of resilience in our new podcast, The Resilience Files
Join us on this journey and be part of something truly special.
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