The Humanastory project is a byproduct of my personal life's experiences; my hopes and desires are to connect people together through shared experiences – your stories. More importantly, it is about human companionship and special closeness that only comes from bringing people together with the aim of helping each other. I wanted to be able to tell your stories and share your experiences with everyone who could benefit from them. I feel that by telling your stories you can share that moment that forever changed who you are to someone in that same situation, effectively changing their lives through shared experiences and possibly making a friend in the process.
The idea here is to not just tell your stories, but rather, to share the journey in how you overcame that moment in your life; all while allowing others to live the experience to allow them to connect to the one sharing it – YOU! Feel free to share your stories that have dragged you to the depths of despair, but, do not forget to share how you have overcome what held you down in that moment, and how you learned from the experience.
Humanastory gives you the resources to express your experiences, all while helping those who otherwise would fail in the same situations - the help to stand up and face what is in front of them knowing they do not have to do it alone. I truly believe everyone has the ability to succeed in life.
Enjoy, and welcome to Humanastory. Welcome to your new family.
Our community consists of 4 shows:
- Coffee With Humanastory - Live morning shows involving the submitted stories by our humanastorians.
- Reading With Humanastory - We read a book that a member shared with us in hopes to learn something new.
- An Open Conversation - Live shows involving an honest and open conversation and interaction with the brave individuals who submitted their stories and other inspiring people from around the world.
- Humanastory Livestream - Unscripted live fun with our community, website, and members. We take calls and talk live to everyone in the community.
If you are trying to get a better understanding of our Founders Brian and Kristina, check out these two sections.
- What Brian Thinks - Brian, our host and founder's, personal thoughts and what he experiences and sees in life, day to day.
- Kristina's Top Ten - Kristina, his wife and her wacky lists of top tens. We all need a little enjoyment.
We hold contests and giveaways at Humanastory as a way to encourage interaction with each other and to encourage the creation of kinship and growth with each other.
- Contest Forum - is where our contests are placed when one is ongoing.
We all have grievances in life, the question is, what just sets you back today might be easily fixed with a fresh pair of eyes.
- Life's Little Snags - is the section dedicated to the little day to day situations we have found ways to overcome, bet there is one in here you have experienced and can relate to; if not, you can unload it with us to share.
And finally, the reason we do this, our Humanastorian story submissions! The basis of our entire community. Those who have gone through adversity in life and managed to overcome what ales them, only to share this event with all of us at Humanastory!
- Story Submissions - A collection of life events and stories, submitted by our members.
Take your time, peruse through the website, and see what we have to offer!
We are reminded daily why Humanastory is so important. The stories we receive come from mostly individuals who have or are passing on and wanted to share their wisdom with others undergoing the same struggles that they had in life. They seem sad, but potentially save others in sharing their journeys. These individuals deserve the utmost respect and gratitude for helping make the world a more positive place and doing it whilst they are no longer around to enjoy it (a selfless act indeed). It is these people and their stories that make an impact on the world and while it seems these people, who have shared their journeys through life, get nothing in return they did something that could and can never be repaid. The Honored Departed; they will not be forgotten here. Meet our inspiration, Mark Ehmke (Lower left); learn more about him here.
Having had stage 4 cancer not once, but twice by 18.
- The first time, had my left testicle removed (at thirteen years old)
- The second time I Did chemotherapy 6 hours a day 5 days a week.
and I am still seeing my doctor to this day, now as I am older, with numerous health issues from all the years of chemotherapy and cancer that I did when I was young. I still try and help out those around me; I have put 3 people in hospice and stood by their side being the sole person at their last moments. I got married in hospice to my wife, for a friend I called 'brother', Mark Ehmke (the man in the picture), ultimately we buried him. I have also lost a best friend at 23 years of age from cancer (Thomas Biddleman), the same type of cancer I had the first time. My friend, Mark Ehmke, whom I called 'brother' always had a running joke, one I will never forget, he would often state 'The aliens were coming'. You have to find humor in the darkest of hours. If you (or anyone for that matter) ever wanna talk, I'm available.
I got married in Parkview Hospice for my boy Mark to make him my best man as it was his last request. As a result of my life, and it bears repeating; Humanastory is a bi-product of my life's experience; and I hope to connect people together through shared experiences.