On this afternoon edition of Joshua T Berglan’s Morning Gratitude……… Meet Jennifer Kennedy Jennifer Kennedy was first diagnosed with breast cancer when she was only 32 years old. At the time, she was married and lived in New Jersey. After she was in remission, Jennifer, her husband, and her daughter moved to California. After living here for two years, she divorced her husband of 16 years and shared custody of her daughter. In 2015, almost 20 years after her first breast cancer diagnosis, she was once again diagnosed with breast cancer, and underwent a double mastectomy, followed by chemo. Jennifer was unemployed during this time, and had no idea how she would pay for any of her medical bills. (since the average cost of one chemo session is $7,000). She spent months researching programs for breast cancer patients so she could obtain financial assistance and get into programs needed for her care. Jennifer got financial assistance, assistance with co-pays, assistance with chemo caps (a cap that is worn through chemo that allows one to keep their hair during treatment) and many other free items that helped her battle the disease with less worry. This inspired her to start a non-profit called Footprints in Pink. She received a 501c3 in July of 2017. The organization helps women throughout the United States who suffer from breast cancer find the resources they need to successfully manage their cancer diagnosis and treatment. Footprints In Pink does the work for a patient. No patient should spend hours and hours searching for answers. Their only job should be getting better, spending time with their families or working with their doctors. Footprints in Pink works alongside other non-profits such as City of Hope and Circle of Hope, to ensure that patients get information. Information allows a patient to make educative decisions and decisions great control and finally control creates hope. One out of every eight women are diagnosed with breast cancer and Jennifer is dedicated to help them worry less and heal faster.
The Sababa Way, a One into One Company, means that for every Sababa grocery product you buy, Sababa will donate a meal to a hungry child in your community. Childhood food insecurity is a problem all over the world. Our mission is starting here in our own backyard in the USA.
Jonathan Stone’s background is in the entertainment and tech industry where he has executive produced many productions including World’s Greatest Athlete, 72 Names of God and a fitness TV series for kids which brought him to Capitol Hill as an advocate against childhood obesity.
Dawn Elyzabeth enjoyed competition dance early on in life and through her college years. Seeking a change, Elyzabeth found herself in the corporate retail environment and quickly discovered she had a knack for identifying what was absent in a business model and creating the appropriate structure.
The Sababa Way began in 2014. Without a background in the grocery business, Stone and Elyzabeth view the industry much different than those within it and have broken many barriers. Letting their mission to end childhood hunger in the USA drive them, they have gotten the first product, Sababa Water, into all of the major grocery chains across California. In 2018, Sababa products will be in over 1000 stores and are predicted to provide well over 500,000 meals for children in California alone. As The Sababa Way moves into more states, more products are being added to the shelves.
As if they have time for anything else, Stone and Elyzabeth are excited to be getting married this year.
LA Based Soul/ Pop band HEЯITAGE™ was originally founded in 2011 by a group of young talented musicians. Over the years they have developed into a breathtaking trio that includes a vocalist/instrumentalist (Hannah Eggen), vocalist/instrumentalist (Gianluca Gibbons) and percussionist (Kevin Jimenez). Their energetic stage presence and unique sound have allowed them to perform in numerous public and private venues around Southern California, Colorado and Bermuda. Members of the band have worked with and opened for artists such as Carlos Santana, Wyclef Jean, DJ Khaled, The Madden Brothers, Wayne Wonder, Nico & Vinz, Natasha Bedingfield and Sam Smith. HEЯITAGE™ has big plans for the future as God continues to guide them towards newfound success.
Bermudian Songstress, Dancer, and Musician, HannaH is destined for greatness. She takes her inspiration from Motown while fusing it with a modern world twist, creating a well-rounded sound. Her uniquely soulful voice and dynamic stage presence has captivated audiences worldwide, as she performed with the likes of Wyclef Jean, DJ Khaled and Carlos Santana.
From being named “Best Performing Artist” by the Bermuda Musical and Dramatic Society in 2008, to earning a coveted spot in the Russian School of Ballet in Bermuda, to teaching herself to play the guitar, she has cultivated a robust background in the performing arts. HannaH will touch hearts around the world, as she transmits her love for people through the music she creates. Find out more at https://www.hannahtheoriginal.com/
Defined by his edgy tone and passion-driven melodies, Bermudian recording artist Gianluca Gibbons pioneers an avant-garde sound that captivates audiences while painting vivid imagery through music. As he creates, the Los Angeles based musician and singer/songwriter combine his love for music and fashion.
Having performed and lived around the world, from South Africa to Spain, to studying Jazz in Cuba, Gianluca has been able to draw from many cultures and experiences while developing his sound and style.
Gianluca Gibbons has had the awesome opportunity of opening for world-renowned artists such as Wyclef Jean, Nico & Vinz, Natasha Bedingfield and reggae sensation, Wayne Wonder. In Los Angeles, the young musician has graced the stages of the House of Blues, The Viper Room, The Mint, Spaghettini Beverly Hills, The Blind Dragon and more.
Gianluca is eager to share all that he has learned, with God guiding him every step of the way. Find out more at http://www.gianlucagibbons.com/
On this afternoon version of Joshua T. Berglan’s Morning Gratitude….. SEAN ABBANANTO BIO Sean Abbananto speaks for organizations and coaches people igniting engagement and creating a culture of success. For 20 years Sean has been helping people and companies engage at the next level. Sean teaches that through embracing the process of growing into the greatness within you, engagement increases, and success is discovered. “Success can never be attained or maintained without consistent engagement.” Sean uses his 53 years of this adventure called life to take companies and people to their next level of engagement! Sean understands the power of and the pathway to engagement. From the trenches to the boardroom he has lived the process and discovered how to create lasting engagement at every level. His customized, dynamic and humorous keynotes are highly sought after as individuals and companies look for real solutions to igniting engagement and discovering success. A huge shout out to King Aminpour, Abraham Muheize and the team at King Aminpour Car Accident Lawyers for all of the powerful work they are doing in the community here in San Diego. It is truly inspiring!
On today’s Joshua T Berglan’s Morning Gratitude……..
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Joshua is an award-winning public speaker and corporate sales trainer, and even poker coach with a unique communication training company, that teaches entrepreneurs, engineers, realtors, all kinds of business professionals, even teens, how to better pitch, present and persuade. Soon he’ll be rolling out his popular communication courses and seminars with the exciting new technology of Virtual Reality as a modality to give the ultimate audience experience teaching public speaking that will amaze and effectively coach these essential businesses and life skill sets to all, whether you are introverted, have English as a Second Language, or even learning difficulties.
He has had an extraordinary life journey as child of an inspiring Holocaust survivor, going through cancer, multiple serious injuries (13 broken bones!), tremendous family loss, and all with a remarkable embrace of adversity and gratitude.
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A Very special afternoon edition of Joshua T Berglan’s Morning Gratitude w/ my childhood friend Joshua Dowling Cassell….For everyone who is passionate about suicide prevention then this show is a must watch….. Joshua by the Grace of God survived a suicide attempt last month and in this interview, we will be discussing….
• A little bit of background information about growing up Deaf and how that impacted him in both good and bad ways
• His continuing struggle with mental health issues while being a high-functioning adult in today’s world (BA, MA and PhD program, and being a special education teacher on sabbatical)
• His “event” which is the attempted suicide a month ago, and how that happened, and how I have taken steps to ensure that does not happen (the cause is due to a bad HIV medication that caused abnormal thinking in his brain – bad judgement and such—and that switching to a new generation HIV medication has shown a drastic improvement as well) ….
Joshua and I have a lot in common and are definite mirrors for each other in a lot of ways. I have no idea how this interview will go other than knowing it will be powerful and disruptive
On today’s Joshua T Berglan’s Morning Gratitude we have Jim Chaikong aka Jimmy the Ninja! Here is his bio…..
ETERNAL ENERGY & INFORMATION
I was born in the country, in the province Nakhon Ratchasima, my family has trained and studied Muay Thai since the great battles and my Great (6x) grandfather was a royal guard for the 1st Rama the 5th, Chaikong or Chaikang (Strong-Heart) I was brought to the U.S. as a child where I grew up in West Texas and learned how to be a Cowboy, Gymnast and All-Around Bad Ass Texan!! I have not seen my 2 older brothers who are still in Thailand for over 30 years and we all Play Guitar & Sing (which also runs in my family line) Life is Good and God is Great, Chai Yo!!!!
In 1991 I won American Gladiators as Seen on Tv, I went undefeated from 1992-1996 in NHB and fought for a world title against Ali Elias USWF, he went on to fight Hayato Sakurai, Who went on to fight Carlos Newton and the Great Mat Hues, I learned to play the guitar while attending the University of Oklahoma and eventually was signed by Ron Alexanburgh President of CBS and Epic Records, I started fighting again 2008 after a ten year layoff from the sport and I have never been happier, my greatest accomplishments to this point are my Peace and my Happiness and All of the Wisdom I have gained in my short time. I presently teach at my own school in my hometown of Abilene Texas. Jimmy Ninja Fight Club Chaikong JJiu-Jitsu (CJJ) BOYF 😀