My guest this episode is an incredible inspiration. Mike Shoreman tells me how he went from being a professional paddleboarding coach to developing a neurological condition which caused his face to collapse and lose his sense of balance. He shares how he fought the odds and let’s us know we’re all capable of doing amazing things. His book, "Diaries of The Unbalanced Paddleboarder: Crash and Rise", is a can’t miss....just like this episode!
Have you been a Bachelor and Bachelorette fan since the beginning? If so, you might remember me, Jen Schefft, one of the show’s original stars. I “won” the proposal from The Bachelor Andrew Firestone on season 3 of the infamous ABC television series, that relationship ultimately ended, but I was given another chance at finding love as The Bachelorette - and I was the first Bachelor or Bachelorette star in the show’s history not to make a match! The backlash I experienced led to me writing a book, Better Single Than Sorry: A No-Regrets Guide to Loving Yourself and Never Settling. After leaving the limelight, I DID find love, and married Joe Waterman, who I met on a blind date. We left Chicago after close to 20 years, and settled into an adorable little Ohio suburb outside of Cleveland with our two daughters, Mae and Charlotte. From The Bachelor To The Burbs chronicles my life as it is now - a relatable 44-year-old suburban wife and mother of 2, dealing with all the joys and struggles that come life’s way. From chatting about the Bachelor and my incredible experiences on the show to commiserating about the highs and lows that come with marriage, parenting, working, health, beauty and aging - you won’t want to miss it! Will you accept this rose, and join me on this journey?