The poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow once wrote: "into every life, a little rain must fall." But sometimes a lot of rain falls - and you're stuck in a bad situation.
So this week, DNTO wonders: what do you do when life hands you lemons? When the chips were down, how did you turn it around?
On this week's show:
When Jean Freeman
was getting settled in a new career and a new city, her family didn't have a lot of money. Times were tough - so when Christmas time rolled around, they had to get creative to make the best of the season.
You might know PEI-raised Dr. Wendy Walsh
from her many appearances on American daytime television shows like The View.
But what you might not know is that she went through quite a rough patch before finding fame and fortune.
In high school, Jorge Rivero suffered from stomach problems. A side effect of which was... gassiness. Hear how a school-wide variety show and carnival gave him the opportunity to turn his problem into popularity.
Back in the 1950s, Bill Shead took on one of his first summer jobs as a canteen boy on the S.S. Keenora. But when tragedy struck, and the all-important ice cream he was supposed to deliver began to melt, he had to act fast. (Photo Courtesy Lynn Shead, Bill stands in front of the retired S.S. Keenora)
Sook-Yin Lee hits the streets with her handy-dandy recorder to find out when you turned a bad situation into a good one.
When Corwin Fox
was trying to make ends meet as a young musician, he ended up hitch-hiking fairly often... which was no big deal for him. But when he inadvertently caught a ride with two criminals, it was an experience that changed him forever.
Kristin Millar was a normal, healthy 18-year-old... until a routine workout at the gym one day forced her to confront a dire health situation - and turn her lemons into lemonade. (Photo Courtesy Ian McCausland)
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When life gets really tough, how do you move forward? Dr. Tayyab Rashid
thinks he as the answer. He's even worked with survivors of the September 11th terrorist attacks and the 2004 South Asian tsunami to help them come to terms with their challenging past.
What do you do when you're left unable to do the job you know and love? That's what Bob Lee was facing after a serious accident left him out of work.
is one of two Canadian university students to ever play in the Superbowl. But his journey there wasn't an easy one: he had to face some overwhelming obstacles along the way.
During the last Canadian Music Week, a storm of controversy ignited when an anonymous blogger launched a no-holds-barred attack on the Canadian Music Industry. Turns out that blogger was Paul Lawton,
a former academic and member of the punk band the Ketamines. He'll tell us why he thinks our country's music system is a big 'ol lemon.
Growing up, Alexandra Kimball
had an incredibly difficult relationship with her father. But after her dad suffered a paralysing stroke, Alex and her father unexpectedly found a silver lining.
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