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Tune in to my podcast called, The Stumbling Spirit - Contemplations on the Path of Resilience. You can listen to, and follow my show on the following platforms: AcastAmazonAppleAudibleSpotifyYouTube


If you would like to book Fabio da Silva Fernandes for a speaking engagement, email Also connect with me on Instagram @restingbellwellness and @thestumblingspirit.

Season 2 (June 17, 2024) Episode 15: Existential Awe: Dr. Dave Bradley talks about his research into the use of mind-altering drugs to help improve the lives of palliative care patients.

Season 2 (June 11, 2024) Episode 14: Weathering Milestones: Realtor and podcaster, Heather Harris, shares her journey to support her gifted son with Cerebral Palsy.

Season 2 (June 03, 2024) Episode 13: Wild Cancer Coaster: Hospital fundraiser, Nancy Horvath, shares her journey of surviving two life-threatening cancers.

Season 2 (May 26, 2024) Episode 12: Change with Compassion: Empowerment Coach, Sharleen Beaumont, gives us tips on letting go, dealing with our emotional messiness, and cultivating a courageous path forward.

Season 2 (May 20, 2024) Episode 11: One Peak at a Time: Hobbyist hiker, Noel Scully, talks about the majesty and vulnerability of mountains, and his regular jaunts to new heights.

Season 2 (May 13, 2024) Episode 10: Back Beyond the Mask: Occupational therapist, Jaisa Sulit, talks about how she overcame paralysis after a motorcycle accident, and healed her spirit.

Season 2 (May 06, 2024) Episode 9: The Queer Alchemist: Belinda Bannerman talks about the realities of domestic violence within the LGBTQIA+ community, and the somatic work that she does to help queer survivors transform their trauma and reclaim their bodies.

Season 2 (April 28, 2024) Episode 8: Consciousness Composition: Author, Lucille Joseph, opens up about her mystical experiences, the importance of spiritual mentors, and talks about her thought-provoking memoir.

Season 2 (April 19, 2024) Episode 7: Soul Flow, Brand Power: Brand strategist, Mike Power, talks about the soul of a brand and the power that exists in the flow state.

Season 2 (April 09, 2024) Episode 6: Justice in Light. Former Crown attorney, Donna Armstrong, talks about her gut-wrenching memoir and what justice means to her.

Season 2 (April 01, 2024) Episode 5: For the Love of Dog. Bobby Wain talks to us about responsible dog ownership, and explains why adoption and fostering are critically important.

Season 2 (March 25, 2024) Episode 4: Moving into Balance. Physiotherapist and choreographer, Darryl Tracy, tells us how movement can restore balance to the body.

Season 2 (March 19, 2024) Episode 3: Sparking Enlightenment. Author and guru, Stephen D'amico, shares his spiritual journey and offers guidance on how to attain enlightenment.

Season 2 (March 10, 2024) Episode 2: Crowning Innocence. Canadian author and filmmaker, Debra Williams, talks about her trailblazing children’s book and animated short film project called, Church Hat.

Season 2 (March 03, 2024) Episode 1: Nest Worth. Negotiation and Transformation Coach, Merel van der Wouden, explains how she is helping women advocate for better pay in the workplace and improve their lives.

Season 1 (June 30, 2023) Season 1 Retrospective. Fabio da Silva Fernandes, host of The Stumbling Spirit Podcast, does a retrospective of Season 1 and shares his thoughts on the meaning of resilience.

Season 1 (June 20, 2023) Episode 17: Authentic Wholeness. Greg Maxton opens up about their journey of well-being through writing, Reiki and reclaiming their authentic self.

Season 1 (June 11, 2023) Episode 16: Redefining Leadership. Executive Leadership Coach, Jonathan Reynolds, explains why self-awareness, personability and mindfulness are essential qualities of an effective leader.

Season 1 (June 5, 2023) Episode 15: Shamanic Journey. Self-described Shaman, Karen Warner, leads hikers on healing experiences on her sacred land where waterfalls flow and nature spirits reign. Karen sheds light on her life's purpose and journey.

Season 1 (May 27, 2023) Episode 14: Fashioning Image. Leah Morrigan established a reputation as a go-to men’s stylist for 15 years. Her career focus has recently shifted to communications, helping businesses improve their written content. In this episode, we unravel image to uncover its meaning and purpose. 

Season 1 (May 21, 2023) Episode 13: Deeper than Bottom Line. Independent retailer, Regina Sheung, navigated economic uncertainty throughout the covid pandemic, but also gained a new awareness that inspired her to transform her neighbourhood shop in Toronto into a community hub and "Labour of Love."

Season 1 (May 14, 2023) Episode 12: Reality Bites.Story editor and writer, Mark Peacock, demystifies Reality TV, unmasks his reality as a drag performer, and opens up about the pivotal moments that have shaped him as a person and an artist.

Season 1 (May 7, 2023) Episode 11: Tales of Dying and Death. Clinical thanatologist and founder of Mindfulness Studies at University of Toronto, Dr. Michele Chaban, discusses dying and death, the role that mindfulness can play to ease suffering, and she recounts the life-changing event that led her towards contemplative practice and caregiving. 

Season 1 (Apr. 30, 2023) Episode 10: Balance in Pictures. After a sudden attack of vertigo in 2019, Marilyn Calleja was diagnosed with a vestibular disorder affecting her daily well-being, but it inspired her to pick up the paintbrush. We chat about Marilyn's art and her search for balance when it has been compromised.

Season 1 (Apr. 23, 2023) Episode 9: Food Medicine. Vasculitis is a rare inflammatory disease targeting blood vessels. Holistic Nutritionist, Lucy De Matos, was diagnosed with it nearly three decades ago, and shares her knowledge on how to improve health by using food as medicine.

Season 1 (Apr. 16, 2023) Episode 8: Earth Beneath Our Feet. Gregory Philips is a medical anthropologist, professor and consultant who helps to improve the lives of Aboriginal people in Australia. Greg talks about both inroads and challenges, and opens up about his own upbringing.

Season 1 (Apr. 9, 2023) Episode 7: Tout est possible! After switching careers to follow her passion, Connie Lee was diagnosed with advanced cervical cancer. Connie shares her story of resilience with this life-threatening disease, as well as her thoughts on the true meaning of life.

Season 1 (Apr. 2, 2023) Episode 6: Fountain of Youth. Eric Wood is a naturopathic doctor who has written several books including, “Longevity Secrets - How to Grow Younger at Any Age.” We discuss Eric's book, his journey to naturopathy, and his latest project on gender and sexuality. 

Season 1 (Mar. 26, 2023) Episode 5: Heart of the Part. Christian Lloyd is a seasoned actor, writer, and photographer who’s been in show business for more than 25 years. Christian opens up about his life as an artist, the impact of his brother's passing, and how to find the heart of every character.

Season 1 (Mar. 19, 2023) Episode 4: Touch of Paradise. Drew Hume crossed the world before finding his passion and opening a Thai yoga therapy school and retreat centre in the lush rainforest of Costa Rica. Drew talks to us about his journey to create "Navina", and the importance of touch literacy.

Season 1 (Mar. 12, 2023) Episode 3: Mindful Reset. Rose Mina Munjee is a scholar, teacher, thinker and researcher in the ever-expanding field of mindfulness. We explore this topic further as we chat about the covid era, career transitions, leadership, social justice and more. 

Season 1 (Mar. 5, 2023) Episode 2: Soul Awakening. After a serious car accident, Lori Bean endured years of chronic pain and unwellness until she embarked on a spiritual quest for her truth, embraced holistic health, and discovered her life purpose in helping other women with the creation of Maliya.

Season 1 (Feb. 26, 2023) Episode 1: Passing the Baton. Inspired by the death of a dear friend, elite runner Darren Weldrick recounts his fitness and healing journey from the barren heat of Death Valley to the heart of his hometown in Canada, with the creation of an ultra relay called Run to Montreal.


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