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In this interview, we discussed the importance of having difficultconversations about emotional topics, particularly in relation to cancer andtrauma. David shared personal experiences; he emphasized the need for educationand challenged our understanding through conversation.
Whether you have fought through a cancer diagnosis yourself or you know someone who has battled cancer, this is an episode you cannot miss. His story is intense.After losing his sister to brain cancer, he decided to give others struggling, battling, and cycling through cancer, over 5,000 miles of story-telling across the states to honor them.
Through expressive writing, David enables us to have deeper, more authentic conversation with ourselves. He empowers people to reframe their hesitancy to talk to others about what they’re going through. David shares the following nuggets of wisdom.
Welcome to The Fitness Oracle, where we dive deep into the lives of extraordinary individuals, just like you, who have triumphed over adversity. In this episode, your host John Katsavos sits down with the incredible David Richmond—a true embodiment of resilience, inspiration, and human connection.
After surviving a challenging childhood, David Richman achieved success as an executive at a Wall Street firm. His personal life, though, was a mess. He was a stressed out, overweight smoker with low self-esteem who spent most of his life trying to please others.
On this episode we talk with David Richman, an author, public speaker, and endurance athlete whose mission is to form more meaningful human connections through storytelling. His first book, Winning in the Middle of the Pack, discussed how to get more out of ourselves than ever imagined.
My guest is David Richman, an author, motivational speaker, trainer, and consultant. Actually, David refers to himself as a transformation expert. He shares the many tremendous personal transformations he has made in his life, and I know that you too will agree that he is indeed an expert in transforming oneself into the best possible person that you can be.
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An entrepreneur, author, public speaker, athlete, and philanthropist, David Richman uses the lessonslearned in his life to enrich and inspire others. As a former sedentary, over-weight, smoker, David knew that he needed to focus not on what others wanted out of him, but onwhat he wanted out of life.With his first book, Winning in the Middle of the Pack, David discussed how to get more out of ourselves than ever imagined.
So David took action. He’d already transformed his life, giving up smoking, shedding excess weight, and leaving an abusive relationship. Now, he worked to normalize tough conversations and give voice to 15 different cancer survivor’s stories by riding his bike 5000 miles to connect with them.
Our today’s guests have a special book for you to read – the stories of overcoming adversity by cancer patients, the stories shared by oncologists, and more. What is the common denominator for going through something extremely difficult?
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In this episode of the “Between The Before & After Podcast,” host Coach John McLernon interviews David, a man who has overcome numerous challenges in his life. David shares his story of escaping a difficult home life at 18, being robbed of everything he owned, and finding success in life.
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“Once you make it okay to quit, it becomes a lot easier to quit… Once you say, no, let me see if I can go just one more step, just go a little bit further, it becomes a little bit easier to not quit”
David lost his beloved sister to terminal brain cancer in 2007 and he’s hosted a number of fundraisers in her memory to raise funds for various cancer organizations.
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David is an author, public speaker, and endurance athlete whose mission is to form more meaningful human connections through storytelling. His first book, Winning in the Middle of the Pack, discussed how to get more out of ourselves than ever imagined. With Cycle of Lives, David shares stories of people overcoming trauma and delves deeply into their emotional journeys with cancer.
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At Grieve with Ease, Martika Whylly is committed to guiding you to emotional and mental healing, from the pain of a loss.
We work with people who are struggling to rise up and come back in the aftermath of loss, trauma, depression, and other big life transitions.
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-An entrepreneur, author, public speaker, athlete, and philanthropist.
-David Richman uses the lessons learned in his life to enrich and inspire others.
-With his first book, Winning in the Middle of the Pack, David discussed how to get more out of ourselves than ever imag- ined.
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As a former sedentary, over-weight, smoker, David knew that he needed to focus not on what others wanted out of him, but on what he wanted out of life. Through lessons learned in business and sport, he introduced the concept of the “middle of the pack” and how we can get more out of ourselves than we ever imagined.
-Dr. Russell Thackeray
David Richman shares the emotional journey of his new book, why certain cities are terrible for biking, and how he went from rock bottom to running more than 50 triathlons and 15 Ironman-distance events.
An entrepreneur, author, public speaker, athlete, and
philanthropist, David Richman uses the lessons
learned in his life to enrich and inspire others.
David did something incredible that can inspire us all. After losing his sister to brain cancer, David has organized a yearly fundraiser in her memory, the most recent being the impetus for his newly released book, Cycle of Lives – 15 People’s Stories, 5,000 Miles, and a Journey Through the Emotional Chaos of Cancer.
Listen in to my conversation with David Richman who rode his bike 5,000 miles to explore the emotional journey of cancer. After losing his sister to brain cancer, David was led to do something incredible that can inspire us all. In this chat we talk about his intense and unique fundraiser in his sister’s memory which was writing a book, Cycle of Lives.
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In this episode, I’m excited to speak to David Richman. David is an entrepreneur, author, public speaker, endurance athlete, and philanthropist who brings the lessons learned in his life to enrich and inspire others. He pushed out of his comfort zone as a sedentary, overweight smoker stuck in an abusive and unhealthy marriage to seek true satisfaction in his life. That meant quitting an addiction to focusing on what others wanted out of him, and go full-throttle for what he wanted for himself.
How should we be running? What are forefront, mid strike, and heel strike running? How did David transform his running form? What is the benefit of shortening our stride length? What is the importance of having a strong core for running? Why should we increase our cadence? What sort of shoes should we wear to run?
None of us know how we will react when faced with trauma. Will we be brave? Will we be the person who continues to be happy, always smiling, laughing, cracking jokes, even when face-to-face with our own mortality? Or will we close out the world and fall deeper into ourselves, completely absorbed by the horrific nature of our reality?
Welcome to Life Transformation Radio.
In this episode, David Richman and I discuss How today is really day zero (a fresh learning experience) if we let it be.
So if you want to see yourself in an honest way, forgive and learn to let go. so you can have a fresh learning experience every day, tune in now!
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David Richman was an overweight, chain-smoking, homeless kid at the age of 18. He got a job at a Vegas fast food joint, worked 3 jobs at a time to work his way up the ladder, never went to college, wanted to start his own company, met with a room full of Angel Investors to try to get seed money for it, was immediately asked, “Where’d you get your MBA?” Wait till you hear his damn response!!!
His first book “Winning in the Middle of the Pack” discussed how to get more out of ourselves than ever imagined.
With “Cycle of Lives” David shares stories of people overcoming trauma and delves deeply into their emotional journeys with cancer.
On this episode I sit down with David Richman to discuss Grief and Finding Your Purpose. David is a two time author, public speaker, and endurance athlete whose mission is to form more meaningful human connections through storytelling. On this episode, we discuss the grief of finding your purpose AND how grief can propel you to find your purpose.
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David Richman shares 15 unique stories of people with cancer. He talks about trauma, emotional wellbeing and how the cancer has affected their lives. Each story has a positive side. What we learn from their stories, is to help us connect with others at a deeper level.
In this episode, I am joined by my guest David Richman, who is an author, public speaker, endurance athlete, and an amazing human being. Who has gone from this journey of an overweight smoker to an ultra-endurance athlete and done hundreds of races and marathons and even a five-thousand-mile bike ride.
Like many of us, David’s life was touched by cancer when his sister June died of brain cancer. David wanted to find a unique way to honour his sister and raise funds for cancer care and research – the Cycle of Lives Project was born. David set himself the very bold goal of cycling over 8,000km across the United States from Los Angeles via Florida to New York in just over 6 weeks.
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Well, this is what our guest today, David Richman, did in 2016. For this incredibly successful entrepreneur, author, public speaker, athlete, and philanthropist, it started as a transition away from what others wanted of him to focus on what HE really wanted out of life.
David is a former sedentary, over-weight smoker turned endurance athlete. To date, David has completed over 50 triathlons, several 24-hour runs, 15 ironmans and more! He is also the author of the new book “Cycle of Lives”, which covers 15 people from America’s stories about their experiences through the emotional chaos of cancer.
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David Richman, author of Cycle of Lives: 15 People’s Stories, 5,000 Miles, and a Journey Through the Emotional Chaos of Cancer, shares real stories of trials and triumph with victory and defeat. These cancer stories allow us to better understand how issues like suicide, abandonment, loss, survivor guilt, abuse, fertility affect cancer patients and the people who care for them.
Have you heard the one about the guy who was raised by parents with a 38-year age difference between them? You know, the one that was held at gunpoint, robbed of everything, and left for dead in Las Vegas at 18? The young man who became a single dad raising his twin children alone, lost his sister to brain cancer at an early age, but yet still managed to work his way from labor at fast food restaurants to managing hundreds of financial advisors on Wall Street.
In episode 638 of Ordinary People Doing Extraordinary Things, we are back with another guest host, David. Once a month he brings the male perspective on emotions with conversations he has with men.
In this episode, he chats with Dave Craig. Listen as David Richman and Dave Craig as they discuss the male perspective on emotional transformation, and how to navigate a new reality of openness, authenticity, and willingness to be vulnerable.
David Richman did just that as part of a passion project that later became his book, Cycle of Lives, where all proceeds benefit cancer-focused charities.
-Jess & BJ Gumkowski
Listen in today to David’s story. David is an author; his story of cycling across the country to help others with cancer is truly inspirational.
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As an author, Dave has written a few books.
His first, “Winning In the Middle of the Pack” he shares insights learned on his own transformation journey.
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Has Losing a family to a terminal illness shaken your world? Join Dr.’s Gloria and Heidi Horsley and David Richman bereaved sibling, public speaker, philanthropist, endurance athlete and author of Cycle of Lives to learn how David coped with losing his sister to brain cancer.
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In writing his book, David had the privilege of capturing the insights and experiences of 15 individuals, all sharing their personal story related to cancer. In doing so, David has created a 360-degree lens for understanding more about the emotional needs associated with these types of illnesses.
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David started to form the idea of his latest book, Cycle of Lives, after his sister died from brain cancer.
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On this episode of WE Have Cancer, motivational speaker and endurance athlete David Richman shares with Lee how cancer first touched his life through his late sister, June. To honor her legacy, David has completed countless races in search of connection, emotion, and perspective.
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Do you want to be better equipped to deal with trauma, be there for the people around you, and feel more supported in starting hard conversations? Dr. Terri talks to David Richman, public speaker, philanthropist, endurance athlete and author of the new book, “Cycle of Lives.”
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Hear from David Richman, businessman, motivational speaker, and author. His latest book, Cycle of Lives, details the evocative stories of fifteen peoples’ lives and journeys with cancer. In this episode, we learn about perseverance and the power of empathy through David’s life and we also get an insight into some of the powerful people that he encountered while writing. Be sure to listen to the very end for bonus material.
We live in a society that rides the wave of Good Vibes Only, but what happens when a family is hit with the emotional turmoil of a cancer diagnosis? In his book Cycle of Lives, David Richman details his 5000 journeys to meet caregivers, doctors, patients, and loved ones as he collects and holds space for their stories and experiences.
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In this episode I talk with author David Richman, about his new book “Cycle of Lives,” an incredible look at 15 different stories of dealing with cancer, interwoven with David’s own literal journey across the country to connect with his interviewees.
One would think riding your bike 5000 miles across the country would be all about the physical experience, but in the case of David Richman, the true poignancy of his story is the emotional journey he took. David interviewed 15 people about their experiences with cancer – either as a survivor, a caregiver or a practitioner.
-Anne Robie and Sherry Essig
I had the pleasure of interviewing a very cool guy named David Richman! He’s not only run over 50 triathlons, he’s also completed 15 Ironman’s, more than 50 marathons, and a 5,000 solo bike ride from California to Florida to New York to write his book, Cycle of Lives! Make sure you check him out!
Cycle of Lives, a nonprofit started in 2013, and its inspiring project that resulted in a recently published book that David authored as a result of his 5,000-mile solo 6-week bike journey across the country, linking 15 people, all impacted by cancer in different ways: patient, survivor, loved-one, researcher or caregiver.
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David’s story embraces the concepts I strive to help people understand. He is a perfect example of Direction Not Perfection. Tune in to hear how my favorite phrases resonate in his life: “A ha moments”, “Little by Little”, “Eyes on your own paper”, “Ripples” and so many more.
Sometimes, in life, we might find ourselves stuck in destructive situations or behaviors, and the only way out is to realize that our habits and practices work against ourselves and take radical actions to turn our lives around.
David Richman, author of Cycle of Lives, joins Surfacing to talk about his 4,700-mile bike ride around the United States, during which he stopped to talk with individuals impacted by cancer in some way. He had spent years talking with these individuals and learning about their individual journeys.
Today on the podcast we sit down with David Richman. David is the Author of the new book, Cycle of Lives: 15 People’s Stories, 5,000 Miles, and a Journey Through the Emotional Chaos of Cancer. In the book, David explores 15 people’s emotional journeys — including caregivers, patients, loved ones, and doctors — and the various traumas in their lives that affected their experience.
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In 41 days, David Richman rode 5000 miles to meet the individuals and families he had interviewed for his book, Cycle of Lives.
What he learned from these cancer stories will touch you deeply and provide information that will help you enter into the difficult – but necessary – conversations with those who’ve been diagnosed with cancer.
David Richman is an Entrepreneur, Author, Public Speaker, Athlete and Philanthropist. David might not have lived to see 40. Overweight, a heavy smoker, in a destructive marriage trying to protect two kids, prone to extremes, he was not a happy man, but really wanted to be. After his sister became diagnosed with terminal cancer, that was the wake-up call David needed to live a more authentic life.
Winning in the Middle of the Pack Leigh Martinuzzi · 996 David Richman – Winning in The Middle of The Pack My interview with David Richman about his journey from being an overweight smoker in an abusive relationship to becoming an Ultraman triathlete.
When his sister was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer, David struggled to face the difficult emotions of losing the one person in his life who had known him the longest. After many end-of-life conversations with his sister, David committed to engaging in yearly endurance activities in her memory.
An entrepreneur, author, public speaker, athlete, and philanthropist, David Richman uses the lessons learned in his life to enrich and inspire others. As a former sedentary, over-weight, smoker, David knew that he needed to focus not on what others wanted out of him, but on what he wanted out of life.
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As human beings, we all have different interests, paths, and stories, but the one thing that binds us all is our emotions. The problem is, most of us struggle to open up when those emotions are tied to trauma.
In episode 604, I chat with David Richman, about how he dealt with his sister passing from cancer, plus his 5000 mile bike ride journey to meet people and hear their stories on how cancer affected them. He also chats about why we need to be more open about trauma, to be more vulnerable and explore those emotions.
Cycle of Lives: 15 People's Stories, 5,000 Miles, and a Journey Through the Emotional Chaos of Cancer
Reading List: Cycle of Lives: 15 People’s Stories, 5,000 Miles, and a Journey Through the Emotional Chaos of Cancer
If you’re looking for your next great read, then we suggest you pick up a copy of Cycle of Lives: 15 People’s Stories, 5,000 Miles, and a Journey Through the Emotional Chaos of Cancer by David Richman
We learn about how Allison got involved with the organization, as well as the programs that Stupid Cancer offers the adolescents and young adult community, also known as the AYA community. Alison opens up about how her own brother’s bout with Cancer fuels her passion to help AYAs who are going through the same thing. Alison has dedicated her life to helping others and we really enjoyed our conversation today.
In his travels, Richman learned a lot about being brave enough to talk to people and sharing the emotional side of cancer. You can learn more about David and his adventure in this week’s episode of the Project Purple Podcast.
As an endurance athlete, he chose to ride his bicycle across country, 5,000 miles, to meet with each of them individually. The metaphor for endurance athletics and enduring life comes up over and over in the book and in our conversation because it’s such an apt metaphor. All proceeds of the book go to charity. But, get it for your own edification knowing you’re also helping cancer research.