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May 1, 2023

"Heart of a Fighter, Mind of a Creator.": Joseph Grable's Pursuit of Happiness and Healing"

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🎙️In this episode of The Tragedy Academy Podcast, host Jay Hicks sits down with Joseph Grable, a talented filmmaker, actor, and podcast host who shares his story of tragedy and triumph. In this inspiring conversation, they discuss overcoming adversity, the importance of mental health awareness, and how to find happiness amidst life's challenges. 

Join Jay and Joseph as they delve into the world of filmmaking, acting, and podcasting, sharing their unique insights and experiences along the way. They explore the power 💪 of storytelling in promoting mental health awareness and how to harness personal challenges to fuel creative pursuits. With humor and vulnerability, Jay and Joseph provide a heartfelt look into the struggles and successes that define the human experience. So grab your headphones, tune in, and get ready for a powerful episode that will leave you inspired, uplifted,😁 and ready to face your own challenges head-on! 🌟

Key Takeaways:

😊  Overcoming adversity can lead to personal growth and resilience. 

🌟  Mental health awareness is crucial in promoting well-being and happiness. 

💪  Embrace the journey, as happiness is not a fixed destination. 

🤗  Sharing personal stories can inspire and uplift others. 

🎉  Pursue your passions, even in the face of challenges. 

🎧If you enjoyed this powerful episode, be sure to subscribe to The Tragedy Academy Podcast, leave a review, and share it with your friends. Join hosts Jay Hicks and Gary DeFranco as they explore the human experience through the lens of tragedy and triumph, helping listeners grow and thrive. Be cool and keep learning. 😎

Guest Bio: 

Joseph Grable is a talented filmmaker, actor, and host of the thought-provoking "Searching for Happiness" podcast. Born with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome, a rare congenital heart defect, Joseph has faced numerous challenges, including over ten heart surgeries. Despite these obstacles, he has pursued his passion for filmmaking and acting and resides in Los Angeles, California. Joseph's experiences have fueled his desire to create meaningful content that sheds light on mental health and personal growth, and his podcast is a testament to his commitment to raising mental health awareness and providing a safe space for discussion.

Guest Quotes:

🌌  Joseph Grable: "I think the universe, if you want to call it that, always has a plan, and it's not always in our best interest to try and control that." 🌌

🤔  Joseph Grable: "You can't ever expect someone to just be like, 'Oh, well, you know, that's a bummer.' And then they just immediately understand." 🤔

 💡  Jay: "Put it on a stage, turn on some lights. Give people a reason to want to watch it." 💡

🎙️Don't forget to check out Joseph Grable's "Searching for Happiness" podcast and follow him on social media to stay updated on his latest projects. Support Joseph as he continues to inspire and impact mental health awareness within the artistic community. 💖


Joseph Grable | Podcast Host (@thejosephgrable) • Instagram photos and videos

Joseph Grable | Facebook


Joseph Grable - IMDb

Searching for Happiness on Apple Podcasts


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