Listen to Danny talk with individuals from all walks of life and hear their stories and unique perspectives on how they’ve overcome adversity to create happy & fulfilling lives. You’ll be sure to be inspired.
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EPISODE 17: Phil Martelli
Today’s episode of Back to Life has a very special guest, Coach Phil Martelli. Phil was not only Danny’s basketball coach, but he also coached the Saint Joseph Hawks basketball team to seven NCAA tournaments and is currently an assistant on staff with the University of Michigan Wolverines. Phil has had a notably successful career and has acquired an array of knowledge throughout his experiences. In this interview Phil gets vulnerable about his experiences and talks about the importance of being teachable, how love and companionship has supported him through his career, and finding strength in asking for help.
EPISODE 16: Joe and Pat
Life is full of uncertainty, which is why we have to learn to do our best to navigate the ups and downs tenaciously. Today’s guests, Joe Mullen and Pat McCall have an abundance of experience in business and life which they graciously share in this episode. They discuss the impact of perseverance, breaking difficult patterns, and how to stay accountable in following your vision. This interview is full of tips to help navigate the raw and inevitable aspects of life.
Episode 15: The Millionaire Medium
Known as the Millionaire Medium to many, Lisa Jones has a unique gift of being able to communicate with the supernatural. Lisa has learned how to tap into her innate ability to bring peace and confirmation to many individuals lives. To learn more about Lisa’s remarkable talent and how you can tap into your own spirituality join Danny Bader in this interview on Back to Life.
Episode 14: The Story of One Man’s 20+ Years in a Cult
When most people think of a cult, there’s horns and sacrifices involved. Many people don’t realize how deceiving and manipulative cults truly are. Hoyt Richards, a model and actor, fell victim to the manipulation and tactics practiced by a cult group. After 20 years of committing his life to his cult community, Hoyt recognized it for what it truly was and began his journey of recovery.
Episode 13: The Journey of Finding Your Passion with Davey Uosikkinen
Often times if we remain open, life will bring opportunity our way. Davey Uosikkinen, drummer for The Hooters, has manifested this practice his whole life. Not only has his openness to his journey led him to a wildly successful music career, but it’s allowed him to use his passion to enhance others’ lives. To hear more about Davey’s journey and how to find your own passion, join Danny Bader in this episode of Back to Life.
EPISODE 12: Overcoming Obstacles to Pursue Your Dreams
When most of us think Nashville, we think of country music and upcoming artists, much like todays’ guests. Both Priscilla Block and Brandon Lovelady are aspiring musicians who have quit their traditional jobs in order to pursue their passions full time. In today’s’ interview, we cover the struggles of pursuing a non traditional career, the pressure of being surrounded by other artists, and how to keep yourself motivated.
Episode 11: Using Your Own Tough Circumstances to Help Others with Bobby Sinnott
In this episode, Bobby Sinnott talks about his journey and the importance of charitable giving. Bobby is a surgeon and his diagnosis has dramatically altered how he uses his training for his patients, but he’s still found a way to remain active in his career and making a different in the lives of others.
Episode 10: In Spite of Your Circumstances, You Are Able with Chris Kaag
It’s easy to become discouraged and distracted by our own trials and perceived disadvantages. It can be difficult to look outside of our own limitations and to serve others without expecting anything in return. While this level of selflessness can be difficult, people such as Chris Kaag won’t hesitate for a moment when it comes to serving others. Chris Kaag is a father, an entrepreneur, CEO of a nonprofit organization, and a former United States Marine. He has accomplished many admirable goals, all while overcoming his physical struggle that left him in a wheelchair.
Episode 9: Set Your Intentions to Clarify Your Mission with Chris Pan
Your purpose and intent may be unclear, but sometimes all you have to do is ask yourself a few questions to get clarity. Chris Pan has created a company around intent and he’s designed it to help make those questions easier - and he’s created a product to help you remind yourself of that intent. It’s time to claim your word to match your intent. Once you establish your own calling it’s easier to help others recognize their calling, which is the purpose of this overall project.
Episode 8: Identifying Suicide Risk Factors and Taking Appropriate Action with Janet Sarkos
Suicide awareness has become a prominent topic over the past few years but we are still in the beginning stages of truly taking action. Many of us probably know someone who has thought about or committed suicide, but didn’t know how to help them. In this interview Janet Sarkos, executive director at Caring Contact, helps identify red flags and how to take appropriate action. It could mean the difference between life and death.
EPISODE 7: I met Jesus for a Miller Lite
While we all tend to look for Jesus in the church pews on Sunday morning, but sometimes he’s found in the most unexpected places. God can be found anywhere, and sometimes we just need to stop looking and meet him for a Miller Lite. In Danny Bader’s new book, I met Jesus for a Miller Lite, he shows a new perspective on meeting God, trusting in him, and exploring those core values.
Episode 6: How to Thrive in the Face of Devastating Circumstances with Chic Kelly
Chic Kelly is a prime example of someone who dealt with adversity and learned how to apply his conquests to helping others. Tune into this episode of 11 Minutes to Inspiration with Danny Bader to get inspired and learn to appreciate the positive moments in your life when faced with adversity.
Episode 5: Using the Psychic Gifts with The Military Medium, Dean McMurray
Dean McMurray’s, also known as the Military Medium, gift came unexpectedly and changed his life; even when he didn’t want it to. Tune into this episode to learn more about the psychic gift and how to pursue your own gifts.
EPISODE 4: Don Sandel
I met Don Sandel about 4 years ago, and ever since then I couldn’t help but wonder what would happen when we mixed our two areas of passion and expertise. The result is nothing short of wonderful. In a former life, Don worked with at a large pharmaceutical organization leading their Learning and Development department. With his background in human behavior, Don decided it was time for some new ventures out on his own.
EPISODE 3: Wonderful Wisdom with Mike Duffy
In this episode, I talk to a good friend Mike Duffy, executive director of Limen House in Wilmington, Delaware about the power of self-development’s role in substance abuse recovery. We spend some time talking about the struggles of addiction, but how it’s not impossible to overcome. You can change your thinking and beliefs, and when you’re open to retraining your brain to get away from the continual negativity that comes with addiction, you can finally open yourself to choosing a new path.
Episode 2: 11 Minutes to Inspiration - with Sally Miller
In this episode, I'm joined by Sally Miller, life coach, soul stylist, and expert on personal vision. Sally believes that vision is essential to our life direction and makes a tangible impact on what we make into a reality. Whether it's your ideal weight, your idea of a perfect relationship, or your dream house, we all have deeply-held desires. But they're hard to go after, especially when we surround ourselves with people who don't support our vision or feel like we're unworthy of achieving the vision we truly want.
Episode 1: How to Make Lasting Change with Retta Matagiese
In this episode, Retta Matagiese, former Division II athlete, sits down to talk to me about her journey with weight. For years, Retta was overweight and wanting to make a change in her life. She considered everything and explored every option -- from fad diets and weight loss programs to a variety of dedicated work out programs. But what truly helped Retta with her weight loss was her focus and her realm of support.