Welcome to the Spirit Warrior Podcast, conversations featuring raw and inspirational stories of triumph over tragedy, overcoming adversity, and the process that often accompanies positive change, connection, and finding inner peace.

Join host Beth Sturdevant and special guests, as they discuss the steps they took towards becoming their own hero, living like a warrior, and channeling their painful experiences into positive transformation—for themselves, and the lives they touch.



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*TW: The conversations and content in these interviews may contain triggering events involving personal trauma, and at times, the recounting of upsetting experiences or disturbing imagery. Listener’s discretion is strongly advised.

In this first introductory episode of the Spirit Warrior Podcast, host Beth Sturdevant provides an in-depth glimpse into what it means to be a Spirit Warrior, how each and every one of us has the 'Spirit of a Warrior', and why this podcast and its raw and inspirational stories are important in helping people find the strength within themselves to overcome adversity through positive growth and change.

Pete Bernard is an Algonquin from the Algonquins of Pikwàkanagàn First Nation in Golden Lake, Ontario.

In this episode we discuss some of the adverse events that helped shape Pete’s life, our potential - as humans - to evolve and grow through trauma, and the incredible teachings he has to offer as a 'Spirit Warrior', author, educator, and healer.

Michael is a Father of 2, and the Lead Pastor at Community Life Church as well as the owner and kickboxing instructor for CREED Martial Arts. 

In this episode we talk about overcoming our limiting beliefs, and how inner strength, faith, and living like a warrior can help us push through the inner and outer obstacles in life, and allow us to become better people.

Michael's journey in life and passion in Martial Arts, lead him to his path as a Pastor, but also in helping to save himself from his battle with Lupus.

In this podcast episode, Sarah Cross shares with us her journey through child abuse & starvation, being made to sleep in chicken coops, living in Foster Care, struggles with alcoholism, and eventually finding the strength within herself to break free from the cages of her past, freeing her to become the powerful business leader and spirit warrior that she is today.

This intimate and powerful modern-day Cinderella story about overcoming adversity and finding self-love, despite growing up in a world of chaos and trauma, offers us all inspiration to believe in ourselves and the strength that we hold inside.

Lynda Heyden-Carroll joins us in this episode of the Spirit Warrior Podcast, to share her story of finding happiness and joy beyond grief and despair, after the sudden loss of her father to suicide, and the tragic death of her teenage daughter in a boating accident.

Lynda’s moving story of the power of forgiveness and finding inner peace after immense tragedy, is a beautiful example of the strength and capacities of our warrior spirits to celebrate and live our lives, beyond our traumas.

Vibrant single mother of 4, Christine Caron went from leading an active and healthy lifestyle, to being in a medically induced coma for one month, and having to amputate 3 and a-half-limbs all because of a small dog bite. Often known as “the dog-bite woman”, Christine, shares with us her life-altering and life-threatening experience of going into extreme Septic shock in response to a small infection, and how that put her on a mission to help educate and support others.

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