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"It's only when we value ordinary moments that we live an extraordinary life." This is just one of the lessons life coach, author and speaker Robert Pardi shares in this edition of Chatter That Matters where he and Chapman discuss gratitude, resilience and living a life of purpose.

“One of the great joys of chatting with ordinary people who do extraordinary things is to see how they overcome circumstance. The situations that push most of us onto our back feet.

My guest this week is a testament to the strength of human nature. Robert Pardi has no reason to be grateful. He grew up in a dysfunctional home with an abusive father. He found happiness in love but lost his wife to her eleven-year battle with breast cancer. Instead of pursuing a path of bitterness or even regret he has chosen one where he encourages others to chase life, to live a life of purpose.” — Tony Chapman

In this edition of Chatter That Matters, Chapman chats with Robert Pardi, who shares his life’s journey of heartbreak, loss, resilience, joy and hope.

Beginning with the difficult relationship he had with his abusive father, he recounts his need to become an adult at a young age and develop the ability to laugh in the face of adversity, Pardi takes listeners through his determination that money could solve life’s problems, his marriage to wife Desiree and her eleven-year battle with cancer. He talks about the decision to fight for life versus fighting against cancer, and how that change in mindset led them along a constructive path to a full, joyful, accelerated life together.

Pardi shares his approach to gratitude and the actions all can take to experience it. He offers tools and strategies to access the resilience everyone has and reassures that despite what you may be facing, “you’re not going to topple over, you’re going to sway.”

Life coach, inspirational speaker and author of the book Chasing Life, Robert Pardi offers up lessons and strategies for living a life of purpose, experiencing true gratitude and recognizing that you have enough, and are enough.

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