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Life's a Beach...and Then You Die

About the Show

Welcome to Life's a Beach, and Then You Die, a look at the ups and downs of the human experience. From personal growth and self-discovery to challenges and victories, we discuss it all. Join us as we dive into the extraordinary stories of ordinary people, and learn from their journeys to find inspiration in our own…all the way to the end.

Recent Episodes

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23: Mike Oglesbee: How I Turned my Life Around
April 10, 2024
38 min
In this podcast episode of Life's a Beach and Then You Die, the host interviews Mike Oglesbee, a mindset coach, author, speaker, and podcaster, who shares his personal and transformative journey. Mike discusses his struggles with self-esteem, depression, and the dark places he has been in mentally but also how he turned his life around. It's not easy changing your life and mindset but Mike did it and this episode explores how.
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22: How I Navigate Life with Impaired Vision
March 27, 2024
28 min
In this podcast episode, Heather Edwards shares her life story, focusing on her visual impairment and how it shaped her experiences from childhood to adulthood. Born with a condition similar to macular degeneration, Heather had to learn to adapt and find her own way to independence and health.
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21: Ernie Johnson: How I am More Than my Disability
March 13, 2024
30 min
In this episode of "Life's a Beach and Then You Die," Ernie Johnson shares his story of growing up in Conway, South Carolina, with an alcoholic father and the profound impact of a severe spinal injury sustained at 17. Despite the challenges of his father's alcoholism and the violence it sometimes provoked, Ernie speaks of the love within his family and the resilience they cultivated.

Meet the Hosts

Julie Ellis
Julie Ellis

Julie Ellis is passionate story teller who is fascinated by her fellow humans. Fueled by curiosity, compassion and concern, she draws out the stories that shape the lives of each person she interviews for "Life's a Beach and Then You Die."