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Choose Your Struggle

155 EpisodesProduced by Choose Your StruggleWebsite

Discussing issues of Mental Health, Substance Misuse and Recovery, and Drug Use & Policy with host Jay Shifman, Speaker, Storyteller, and Advocate. Each week Jay chats with interesting guests as they seek to destroy stigma and advocate for honest, educational conversations that motivate positive cha… read more


Hiatus: So Long And Thanks For All The Fish

Season 3, Episode 10

Hiatus: So Long And Thanks For All The Fish

This is the last episode of this show for a while. Jay is burnt out from making Made It and three seasons of this show in three years and is going to take some time work on other projects for a while. But stay subscribed because Season 4 will be back... at some point! And Made It: Season 2 will drop... sometime as well!

Thank you for all your love and support.

Today's Good Egg: None. Just love yourself.
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Jay and our good friends Savage Sisters are both finalists for the Best of Philly awards! To vote for Jay (which you can once a day until September) go to and under Arts and Entertainment scroll down to Philly Blogger. To vote for Savage Sisters, go to the same link and under Services you'll find the Not For Profit category. Thanks!

Choose Your Struggle Presents: Made It, Season 1, Stay Savage dropped April 29th! Subscribe to Made It's stream!

Jay recently wrote an article for YES! Magazine:

Looking for someone to wow your audience now that the world is reopening? My speaking calendar is open! If you're interested in bringing me to your campus, your community group, your organization or any other location to speak about Mental Health, Substance Misuse & Recovery, or Drug Use & Policy, reach out to me at

  • Tank Tops are in! You can see what they look like on the website (thanks to Jay's wife for modeling the women's cut). Reach out through the website to order. If you're looking for something a little less expensive, magnets are in too! Check them out on the website or Instagram. 

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