Finding joy in tragedy.
Finding joy in tragic moments is a difficult task, but by listening to the stories of an ordinary woman who goes through extraordinary experiences, you can learn how to get through anything.
Hear stories from Barb Higgins, the woman who had a baby at 57, lost her daughter to a brain tumor, dealt with addiction, and so much more.
Inside each episode, Barb shares a story from her life and how she got through each tough experience. From lessons learned to how she took her self-care to another level, Barb pulls you into her world of inspiring circumstances and leaves you wondering, how does she do it?
New episodes every Tuesday
Born into a middle-class family in Concord, NH 1963 I have always joked that I arrived 10 years too soon. Always an outspoken forward thinker I began my habit of butting in and saying too much at an early age.
I spent my childhood in NH graduating from Concord High School in 1981. I then went to Boston University for Undergraduate and Graduate School majoring in Elementary, Special, and Physical Education. I returned to NH after a nine-year stint in the Greater Boston Area.
A public-school teacher, charter school teacher, cross-country and track and field coach, personal trainer, camp director, event manager and race timer I have done a bit of everything to keep my family afloat and my mind occupied.
Married in 2000, then having Gracie in 2001 and Molly in 2003 I thought my life was on track. After losing Molly in 2016 my busy life came to a screeching halt as I fell into a deep and dark place.
My slow climb out of an indescribable place and the birth of Jack at the age of 57 brought me here, to a blog and a podcast and the first steps in making sense of my life and using it to help others.
I continue to teach elementary school, coach CrossFit athletes, serve on a school board and workout regularly.
Oh, and I am raising a daughter and a son! I currently live with my 20 year old daughter Gracie, my infant son Jack and their father Ken.