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Rebranding This is a True Story Podcast

By Scott Davidson | February 3, 2022

So I am rebranding This is a True Story Podcast.   The past year I really loved sharing transformative stories and ideas. From the first story of finding love and near death in death valley to hiking the PCT, to discovering oneself by experimenting with plant medicine, silent meditation, solo travel and many more stories.…

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Programming Pause for This Week and First Week of Janua

By Scott Davidson | December 17, 2021

I hope all of you are doing really well. We’re coming to almost a full year of sharing true and very transformative stories and also transformative ideas. I am really grateful for you, the listeners, and for the guests that have shared their amazing stories and sat with us afterwards to let us dig into…

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The Healing Powers of Forest Bathing

By Scott Davidson | December 10, 2021

I’ve experienced countless similar moments in nature. I make an active effort to practice mindfulness in nature using what some call forest bathing.  Forest bathing arose from Japan with the purpose of mindfully reconnecting with nature. Listen to how forest bathing can transform your life. Support the show by using the link below to Buy…

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The Medicinal Power of Camping Alone – Scott Carnahan

By Scott Davidson | December 3, 2021

What is the medicinal/healing power of camping alone and how can this practice help you? Today, Scott Carnahan presents his very true and transformative story of healing through the practice of camping alone and solo travel. He also talks about reclaiming spaces by building new memories. Scott Carnahan is a director, producer, artist, photographer, dreamer,…

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What I Learned From Interviewing the Most Adaptive Individuals on Earth

By Scott Davidson | November 19, 2021

I am about to share what the most adaptive individuals do in order reach their goals and better the world despite incredible adversity. The past six years I’ve interviewed hundreds (really likely much higher) of individuals that faced unimaginable adversities. Some have died. Some have lost a loved one. Some have lost the ability to…

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Opt Out and Reclaim Your Life

By Scott Davidson | November 11, 2021

My schedule was full of responsibilities. I had a bunch of social commitments I didn’t want to attend. My email and home inboxes were full of stuff. I paid for a bunch of packages, but I really only used one service. In my quest to get after life, my list of goals kept growing and…

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Failed Kidney Transplant Propels Donor Athlete to Dig Deeper – Kim Constantinesco

By Scott Davidson | November 4, 2021

Kim Constantinesco is a competitive big mountain snowboarder, adventurer and author. She spent much of her life making the world a little brighter with her writings. Kim went through the extensive and difficult process of donating her kidney to a stranger and the kidney didn’t survive. Despite this massive setback, Kim pushed forward on a…

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How to Let Go of Sentimental Items

By Scott Davidson | October 28, 2021

How do you let go of sentimental items? My grandmother was in many ways my closest friend and when she died it was difficult to move forward. After her passing, I sat in her home, reliving memories and preparing to go through all the stuff she owned. I couldn’t fully process donating all of her…

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Idea: Essentialism, Doing More With Less

By Scott Davidson | October 14, 2021

Have you experienced days, weeks or even longer of feeling completely overwhelmed by the stuff you need to do? Have you said yes to doing something and later regretted it? Are you missing out on the things you want to do because of other obligations? If so, then maybe the idea of essentialism is for…

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Rejecting Wealth to Pursue Something More – Colin Wright

By Scott Davidson | October 4, 2021

Would you turn your back on guaranteed huge financial success and instead pursue a life of minimalism, content creation and full-time travel? Today, the very notable Colin Wright presents his very true and transformative story regarding the experiences that led him to move away from a career of financial wealth and instead towards a life…

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Idea: Declutter Your Mind and Life with The Minimalist Practice of a Packing Party

By Scott Davidson | September 29, 2021

Idea: Declutter Your Mind and Life with The Minimalist Practice of a Packing Party The practices/ideas of essentialism and minimalism is something I’ve attempted to incorporate the past seven years. About six years ago we downsized our entire house and moved 2,000 plus miles away to a smaller home in a strange new world. When…

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Adventure Changed My Life – BASE Jumper, Skydiver and Adventure Athlete Jim Jennings

By Scott Davidson | September 22, 2021

How does adventure improve one’s life?   More about Jim Jennings! Review This is a True Story Review Living Adaptive

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A Tribute to Rhonda Ramsay

By Scott Davidson | September 9, 2021

Today we pay tribute to Rhonda Ramsay. Rhonda was a writer, speaker and was known for her platform The Pink Project. This interview is from some years ago and is remastered. Rhonda passed away this past week after many years of thriving despite cancer.   Rhonda was first diagnosed in 2012 with Stage 2 breast…

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If Your Life Should Fall Apart…SaraMae Hollandsworth

By Scott Davidson | August 23, 2021

This is a story of a high performing athlete that got an infection that almost took her life. Saramae was on life support, lost both her legs, left a toxic relationship, lost some of her identity and more. I’ve covered countless stories of individuals facing adversities and this is one of the best. Despite the…

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A Message to My Birth Mom – A Transformative Adoption Story by Lisa Gerard Braun

By Scott Davidson | August 10, 2021

How to become okay, when things feel not okay. This story focuses on Lisa Gerard Braun’s adoption story and the challenges, feelings surrounding this experience, meeting her birth mom, and eventually a transformation from uneasiness to acceptance and peace.    More about Lisa Gerard Braun…Lisa is a freelance writer, blogger, mental health advocate, mother of…

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Asking the Homeless, “What is the Happiest Part of Your Day?” – Jordan Gross

By Scott Davidson | July 28, 2021

Today, prolific personal development author Jordan Gross presents I Asked 6 Homeless People “What is the Happiest Part of Your Day?” and the Answers Brought Tears to my Eyes. Jordan Gross is an author focusing on personal development. Jordan is also an entrepreneur, philanthropist, and all around good dude. His writing will bring optimization and…

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We’ll Be Feral by the Time You Find Us – Vanessa Torre

By Scott Davidson | July 6, 2021

Vanessa Torre describes herself as a flaming pinball, nerd, music lover, wine snob, and horrible violin player. She’s also a talented writer with a strong platform.   Scott Davidson is found here, Review This is a True Story Review Living Adaptive

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When Your Home is also a Hostel – Alla Gonopolsky

By Scott Davidson | June 28, 2021

“In a hostel, friendships are measured by openness, not by time. It’s amazing how fast people go from strangers to dear friends. To dear family, really. I am constantly making friends and losing friends as they travel onward. But when time together is short and transient, walls seem to come down faster. We would rather…

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Start a Podcast and Change Your Life and You Lost Your Way (2 stories)

By Scott Davidson | June 24, 2021

Scott Davidson presents two stories in this episode. Story one, “Start a Podcast Now and Change Your Life.” Starting a podcast changed my life and it can change your life too! Story two, “Quit Your Job, You Lost Your Way.” Do you ever feel like you lost your way? Do you feel stuck in your…

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Figure It Out – Jacob Pacheco

By Scott Davidson | June 17, 2021

When you face adversity you have a choice to quit or keep charging after your hopes and dreams. Surfer, speaker, content creator and entrepreneur Jacob Pacheco chose to keep charging and he presents “Figure it Out” a very true and incredibly inspiring story about adapting to a life of significant disability and how he creates…

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Life as a Palestinian Doctor on the Front Lines of Conflict

By Scott Davidson | June 8, 2021

Today we hear from Dr. Fekri, a Palestinian doctor from Gaza and he shares his story of how and why he became medical doctor. Dr. Fekri then sits with us and shares his perspectives as a Palestinian doctor on the front lines of the Israeli and Palestinian conflict and he describes what it’s like to…

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What it’s Really Like on a 10-Day Silent Meditation Retreat – Caitlin Kratz

By Scott Davidson | June 2, 2021

“I am changed. Even in the almost 5 years that have passed since my first sitting, I find it difficult to lace the right words together to truly convey the impact of the experience. Enlightening, without a doubt, but I might go as far as to say profound. Numerous fellow meditators have described it as the…

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The Terrible Price of the Unlived Life – Crystal Jackson

By Scott Davidson | May 25, 2021

“I have so much love for the version of me who shaped a life around fear. She did the best she could for as long as she could. I’m so grateful for the version of me that found the courage to take a big risk for an even bigger payoff. It all worked out in…

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The Life Changing Joy of Minimalism on the Road – Kayli Kunkel

By Scott Davidson | May 18, 2021

“I’ve shed a lot of vanity in the process. Sentimentality in things had become a stopgap for fulfillment in the only true constant: myself. Now as I look at this pack and my loyal handful of tops, three pairs of pants and smattering of toiletries, I realize I could actually do with a lot less. Next time…

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A Day in the Life of a Stunt Person – Nicholas Daines

By Scott Davidson | May 11, 2021

Well, I can tell you from experience as an award winning, international stuntman, that no two days are the same. You never know just where the thrill ride of making motion pictures might take you. Life as a stunt performer has allowed me to travel to some of the most remote and exotic locations in…

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I Discovered the Entire Universe – Marta Wanderlust

By Scott Davidson | April 12, 2021

I Discovered the Entire Universe – Marta Wanderlust “Even the scary and intimidating process of ceasing to exist, itself, may end in bliss.” Marta Wanderlust. Marta Wanderlust threw herself into the abyss and found a featherbed on the other side of letting go. Marta Wanderlust presents her story of taking part in a Shamanic healing…

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How I Chose My Bank Robbery Getaway Song – Joe Loya

By Scott Davidson | April 5, 2021

“I’ve done many bad things in my life, most of them criminal. And I have genuine remorse for that rogue behavior, just the way any self-respecting person should.” – Joe Loya  Buckle up, this is a wild ride! You don’t want to miss this episode. Joe Loya is a Writer (essays/books/TV), film consultant, producer, and…

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Why Not Me?

By Scott Davidson | March 29, 2021

Scott Davidson presents his story Why Not Me? Scott Davidson is father, adventure athlete, speaker, producer, and host. More about Scott Davidson. Scott was featured on or collaborating with Osprey Packs, ESPN, Cotopaxi, Zappos Adaptive, Yahoo News, and more. Scott is an adventure athlete born with severe bilateral CTEV. He shares his story of creating…

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Ayahuasca Paranoia: That Time I Nearly Died in the Amazon – Alisha Smith

By Scott Davidson | March 22, 2021

“People say that ayahuasca is a truth serum, but I think it’s a fear venom. It drives its viney tendrils deep into the sludge of your soul. It has an arsenal of machinery ready to excavate the shittiest beliefs you hold about yourself. It can make you live your worst nightmares, often in the most…

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Shedding Shame and Guilt through Strength and Resilience

By Scott Davidson | March 15, 2021

In letting go of the shame I felt about the person I was, I’ve been able to feel pride in the woman I’m becoming. This past fall, I wrote and released my memoir, “The Good Stripper: A Soccer Mom’s Memoir of Lies, Loss and Lap Dances.” With my book, I am teaching people that experiencing…

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The Shift, A Story of Grief and Growth – Susan Hannifin-MacNab

By Scott Davidson | March 8, 2021

“I was a wife and a mother. Until my husband went out for a Sunday drive and didn’t show up for dinner. Until he didn’t show up for breakfast. Until he was silent.” Susan Hannifin-MacNab is a mother, social worker, educator and author. After her husband died suddenly, she was propelled to act, both personally…

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Why You Might As Well Jump

By Scott Davidson | March 1, 2021

“I remembered to breathe, which gave me a second to assess the big picture of my life. It wasn’t pretty. At the time, my day-to-day existence was an exercise in monotony. I had a job with no future, an outlook with no hope and a string of first dates who had no intention of calling…

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Discovering the essentials for a happy, healthy, and fulfilled life

By Scott Davidson | February 22, 2021

Are you struggling to find your purpose in life? Are you struggling to create a self-care routine that works for you or likewise struggling to find a community? Pamela Holt lived in these struggles. She presents her story of how she discovered what she believes are the essentials for her to help live a happy,…

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Declutter your Life and Chase your Dreams – Jennifer Burger

By Scott Davidson | February 15, 2021 Feel like your life is stuck on auto-pilot? Are you doing what you believe is expected of you without actively deciding or even thinking about what you really want out of life? Do the things you own, or seek to own, now own you? If so, listen now and take control of your life.…

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I Started Rock Climbing and it Changed my Life – Austin Harvey

By Scott Davidson | February 9, 2021

Austin Harvey was stuck. “After a tumultuous breakup, a good friend of mine finally convinced me – after trying for months – to go to a bouldering gym with him. I had nothing better to do, I figured, so I went.” Everything changed after this decision. Tune in to hear the rest of this true…

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The Pacific Crest Trail Saved My Life  – Liane Herrick

By Scott Davidson | February 1, 2021

The Pacific Crest Trail saved my life, but not in the way most people would expect. I wasn’t healing from cancer or coping with the loss of a loved one. Rather, I was bored and that boredom manifested itself as depression. Feeding my depression was a fear that I had left no impact and had…

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The Road to 1,000 Followers Changed Everything

By Scott Davidson | January 25, 2021

The Road to 1,000 Followers Changed Everything “You’re just writing all this to attract more followers. You’re just doing this to inflate your ego…You’re just doing it to put yourself on a higher ground than your friends…Soon they’ll all find out you’re nothing you claim to be.”   William Cho shares his true story of…

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Near Death in Death Valley

By Scott Davidson | January 18, 2021

Near Death in Death Valley “When are you supposed to tell the guy that you’re about to die with, that you’re in love with him? Before you try to escape the cliff you’re stranded on…or after?” Escape into this true story by incredible adventurer and author Aven Kane by listening now. Link in profile. Aven…

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