March 16, 2022

That Thing About “How A Dog Taught Me to Breathe Again”


In this episode: alcoholic parents, a fatal motorcycle accident, living with three autoimmune diseases: divorce, career change, workplace challenges and more. An open and honest conversation with a professional resiliency coach on how to create good energy, a little bit of humor and useful tools and tips to help you move forward in a positive way...I’m your host Michael Herst and he says That Thing About “How A Dog Taught Me to Breathe Again”

My guest in this episode is Teresa Bitner who after the significant loss of her first spouse in 2009. The journey from gut wrenching grief to boldly living and her own life coaching experiences led her to leave the classroom to help others find their passion and live their true unique lives. Teresa had to manage her elderly parents health as a remote caregiver where she learned about elder transitions including independent living, assisted living, in home care, hospice care, the eventual death of her mother due to congestive heart failure, and now memory care for her father with dementia. These life experiences have enriched her life and given her a unique outlook on resiliency and living in a world of change and she published her memoir, Soul Love: How A Dog Taught Me To Breathe Again, in 2018  Find out more about Teresa, how to buy her book and how to contact her here on https//:beforeyoupodcast.com



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Teresa Bitner

Coach/Speaker/Author

Teresa partners with those who've been knocked down by life and want to bounce back to live a bold life. She’s a coach, speaker, and author specializing in resiliency, change, and loss. Change happens in life and work. Building resiliency and learning steps for surviving and thriving amidst constant change sets apart those who live boldly.

My life's passion is helping others build resiliency into their lives so that when life gets hard they can bounce back.

Author of Soul Love: How A Dog Taught Me to Breathe Again & co-author of Torn in Half: The First Days & Explorations into the Being and Doing of Coaching: A collection of voices, insights and wisdom from Austin area coaches