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The Adverse Effect

86 EpisodesProduced by Kenneth CheadleWebsite

Everyday adversities, trending injustices, and overlooked heroes/sheroes. Get inspired, face your truth, and find the tools to overcome the everyday obstacles in your way.


Ep.20 - Growing Through Grief with Kate Fitzsimons

The Conversation: In this episode, Ken and Kate talk about surviving and resilience from loss. Kate talked about two experiences that impacted her life, an eating disorder and the loss of her sister in a tragic motorbike accident. Throughout the conversation, Kate shared how she learned to manage her expectations so she could become a more resilient survivor.

Here's what Kate shared:

  • Moving through the negative spiral that led to an eating disorder
  • How a stranger's comments changed her unrealistic beliefs about controlling reality through food
  • How she learned to carry the pain of her grief into a powerful life mission
  • Why travel safety is an important mission for her...and should be important to you too
  • Dealing with the complex emotions of grief...and being OK with that

About Our Guest: Kate Fitzsimons is motivational speaker, resilience specialist, and coach who has reached over 100,000 students through speaking events. She is also the Charity Director of the Nicole Fitzsimons Foundation has been named as one of Australia's "Top 100 Women of Influence".

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Additional Resources to Check Out:

How many pounds is a kilogram?(Be the first to comment on Instagram for an iTunes subscription)

What are schoolies

What is a footy (Australian Rules Football)? 

Budding sports journalist, 24, killed in tragic motorbike accident in Thailand... and her sister now dedicates her life to warning children about deadly holiday dangers(The Daily Mail)

The Nicole Fitzsimons Foundation

The Footy Show Tribute to Nicole Fitzsimons(YouTube video)

Kate Fitzsimons 'website

Kate Fitzsimons' "OK Now What?" podcast

Smart Travel Tips from the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade(Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade)

"Man's Search for Meaning" by Viktor Frankl

"How to Handle Grief During the Festive Season" episode of the "OK Now What?" podcast

Kate Fitzsimons Teen Resilienceprogram

Hello again to life': Woman who lost two sons channels grief positively(Hello AgainWebsite)


Interesting Quotes

"It is not the events in our lives that shape us, but our beliefs as to what those events mean." (Tony Robbins)

 "Get through it. Learn from it. Persevere."  (Ken Cheadle)

"When I argue with reality, I lose—but only 100 percent of the time." (Byron Katie)

"The story you tell is the story you will live." (Kate Fitzsimons)


Australian Slang Mentioned in the Podcast

DNM-Deep and Meaningful Conversation


Footy-Australian Rules football

Exam mark-Test grade


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