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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.
-Laura S. Wittcoff
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.
-Aly French and Erica Stein
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.
-Dr. Jo Yi, Dr. Tommy John, Alec Zeck
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.