“I think spiritual is appreciating… I don’t say that I’m an old two-legged cisgender white male of privilege flippantly. I appreciate the gifts that I have received in my life.” Welcome to episode 20 with the effervescent, Danny van Leeuwen! I met Danny from Boston via The Podcast Fellowship, the course that I did to learn how to podcast at the end of 2018. Over these past 9 months, our friendship has developed and I am so grateful to have him on the show. In this episode, we speak about a host of things, including; – His life in the health and medical industries. – Why he has the nickname “Danny Health Hats” and the specific definition of why! This is also the name of his blog+podcast which we discuss. – How building a team of people to help support him and the habits around that help him cope living with MS since his 30’s! – What he does for fun! – The importance of health, but in his words, the most important of all – Spiritual Health! Thanks so much to Danny for this generous conversation.
The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows defines the word Sonder as “the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own—populated with their own ambitions, friends, routines, worries and inherited craziness—an epic story that continues invisibly around you like an anthill sprawling deep underground, with elaborate passageways to thousands of other lives that you’ll never know existed, in which you might appear only once, as an extra sipping coffee in the background, as a blur of traffic passing on the highway, as a lighted window at dusk.” Join me, Rien MacDonald, as I explore this idea in The Hope Initiative, a podcast dedicated to everyday humans; their dreams, success, fears, and failures, with the view to provide hope for people in times of need.