Episode 81

Published on:

6th Feb 2024

Unbreakable Spirit: Boots Knighton's Heart Journey & Path to Healing -81

Uncover a moving conversation on self-maintenance and personal growth when Shawna Rodrigues is joined by the remarkable Boots Knighton this week on The Grit Show. Their conversation delves into the emotional journey of resilience in the face of health challenges. The powerful discussion unravels the complexities of heart health, mental resilience, and celebrating anniversaries in a deeply insightful and relatable manner. In this candid conversation Boots and Shawna explore the ways in which self-care, community support, and finding strength within adversity can shape one's healing journey. They even help us learn about the shining benefits of social media that many of us never thought possible. Don't miss the engaging discussion that even includes the transformative impact of mental health support before and after heart surgery, offering valuable insights into regulating the nervous system for heart patients.

Additional Resources-

Watch Boots' TEDx Talk - Practicing Dying for Living by Boots Knighton HERE

The Heart Chamber Podcast episode with Boots' full story:

Boots' Open Heart Journey from Climbing Mountains to Finding Ways to Forgive

Boots Knighton, a resident of Victor, Idaho, has been an educator since the late 1990s in all facets of education including high school science, middle school mathematics, elementary reading, college level ecology, ski instruction, backpacking, and experiential education. Her greatest teacher has been her heart thanks to a surprise diagnosis in 2020 (during the pandemic) of three different congenital heart defects. She is now thriving after her open-heart surgery on January 15, 2021 and is on a mission to raise awareness through her podcast, The Heart Chamber, that heart surgery can be an incredible opportunity to begin again in life and live life wide open.

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Check out more of The Heart Chamber's episodes: www.theheartchamberpodcast.com/

Instagram: @boots.knighton

TikTok: @bootsknighton

Facebook: www.facebook.com/SuzanneBootsKnighton

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Shawna Rodrigues, Founder and Director of Impact at Authentic Connections Podcast Network, Host of The Grit Show (https://podcast.thegritshow.com) and Author Express (https://bit.ly/AuthorExpressPod) and coming in 2024- Authenticity Amplified. Shawna is a Podcast Mentor, Internationally Best-Selling Author (www.shawnarodrigues.com) and consultant.
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