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Juvenile Arthritis: The Journey to Raise Awareness for Sophia

In this week’s episode of The UpBeat Podcast powered by CoachArt, our Executive Director and host Greg is joined by Joel Rothman and Laura Schultz, longtime friends of CoachArt in Los Angeles. One of the most amazing aspects of our CoachArt families is their tireless willingness to give back and help others. We’re constantly inspired […]

5 Tips For Coping In A Pandemic

By: Greg Harrell-Edge Host, UpBeat Podcast Executive Director, CoachArt   5 Tips For Coping In A Pandemic From a psychologist who specializes in families dealing with illness   Dr. Theopia Jackson, chair of the clinical psychology degree program at Saybrook University in Pasadena, CA, has a long history of providing therapy services to families dealing […]

I’m Here and I Believe You

In this week’s episode of The UpBeat Podcast powered by CoachArt, our Executive Director and host Greg sits down for a chat with Alexa Chronister, the inspiring Founder and President of Fight Like A Warrior, a non-profit organization “working to unite, empower, and advocate for those fighting life-altering health conditions around the world.” Alexa’s medical […]

Jessie’s JoyJars: How a Passion Inspires Others to Never Ever Give Up

In this week’s episode of The UpBeat Podcast powered by CoachArt, our Executive Director and host Greg is joined by Erik Rees, a former pastor at the world-renowned Saddleback Church in Orange County, an author, and the father of Jessie, who was diagnosed with brain cancer in 2011 at age 11. Immediately after her diagnosis, […]

Helping Others Is One of The Best Ways To Help Yourself

In this week’s episode of The UpBeat Podcast powered by CoachArt, our Executive Director and host Greg is joined by Kendell Hardy, a grandmother, HR resource professional, and last year’s CoachArt Bay Area volunteer of the year. Kendell has been a great friend of CoachArt, teaching many children sewing and cooking, two passions that she […]

With Laughter, There Is Hope

In this week’s episode of The UpBeat Podcast powered by CoachArt, our Executive Director and host Greg has the chance to chat with Derek Hughes, a “stand-up magician” who performs live all across the country and has appeared on numerous TV shows, including America’s Got Talent (where he was a finalist on season 10). Derek […]

Key Benefits of Guided Meditation

In this week’s episode of The UpBeat Podcast powered by CoachArt, our Executive Director and host Greg sits down with Lizzie Neff, a Senior Program Manager at CoachArt. Lizzie is also a meditation leader and yoga instructor and she’s here to lead us on a guided meditation! Listen to Lizzie’s Interview Lizzie has incorporated her […]

Inspirational Stories of Chronic Illness Survivors That Succeed in Business

Transformed from the experience of surviving cancer and wanting to help others, Callae Brownstein created C Beyond Cancer, a charitable foundation that partners with and funds various organizations (including CoachArt!) that help families impacted by cancer. In this week’s episode of The UpBeat Podcast powered by CoachArt, our co-hosts Greg and Roxanne chat with Callae, […]

Overcoming Physical & Emotional Challenges in Pursuit of Passion

In this week’s episode of The UpBeat Podcast powered by CoachArt, our co-hosts Greg and Roxanne are joined by Deja Young, a 23-year-old track and field athlete who was born with shoulder dystocia that caused substantial nerve damage. As a college athlete, Deja learned of the Paralympic Games, set a goal for herself, and in […]

4 Resources for Siblings of Kids with Chronic Illnesses

When a child is diagnosed, the entire family is affected. While their parents shift into “survival mode,” it’s the siblings of kids with chronic illnesses that often get overlooked. I remember the day that we learned of my daughter’s cancer. Even though we were surrounded by friends and family, I’ve never felt so alone. There […]

Recovery is a Process: 5 Tips for Maximizing Post-Traumatic Growth

In this week’s episode of The UpBeat Podcast powered by CoachArt, our co-hosts Greg and Roxanne sit down with Deena, a psychotherapist whose daughter Nomi was diagnosed with leukemia at age 10 in 2014. Listen to Deena’s interview. Deena shares the story of how Nomi’s life was saved by her older sister Maya and how […]

Navigating Post-Treatment: 10 Scholarships for Cancer Survivors

My daughter is a childhood cancer survivor. Navigating life post-treatment has been its own journey. November marks our 7-year anniversary of our daughter, Aleyna, being declared NED (no evidence of disease) from her first-grade battle with Wilm’s Tumor. This milestone has been especially nostalgic for me as I send my youngest daughter off to the […]