214: Finding Serenity and Health with Dr. Donna Chacko, MD

Dr. Donna Chacko is Dr. Brad Miller’s guest on Episode 214 of “The Beyond Adversity Podcast.”

She is a medical doctor and an author who overcame several obstacles in her life, both professionally and personally. She focuses on strengthening health in these three aspects – the mind, body, and spirit. She also established the Serenity and Health Ministry, which focuses on the pursuit of attaining an abundant state of health. In addition to that, she is the author of the book “Pilgrimage: A Doctor’s Healing Journey.”

The challenges that Dr. Donna had to overcome in her life were something that no one could have predicted. People thought of her as an excellent doctor with a great family. In reality, she has had quite a long and difficult marriage. At the time, her faith was lost and inactive. She eventually realized that she wouldn’t be able to fix it herself. She didn’t know what to do and worried that the situation would significantly affect her children.

She surrendered herself to God and let him lead. She remained in her marriage because she was under the impression that this was what God wanted her to do. They attempted to improve their relationship by attending marriage therapy, but to no avail.

Episode 214 of The Beyond Adversity Podcast is for those who wants to improve their mind, body, and spiritual health as well as those who wants to achieve abundant health.

In this episode, Dr. Donna discusses in detail the challenges she has faced throughout her life and explains how she has overcome them. She talks about her problems in marriage, family, and her connection with God. She also talks about what she can offer the people.

“The Beyond Adversity Podcast with Dr. Brad Miller is published weekly with the mission of helping people “Grow Through What They Go Through” as they navigate adversity and discover their promised life of peace, prosperity, and purpose. 


Book: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1643886525

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/serenityandhealthdc  

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DonnaChacko 

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/donnachacko/

PTP.007: Slingshot Your Way to Health and Fitness with Scott Tester

in Episode #007 of The Pathway to Promise Podcast Dr. Brad Miller has an in-depth conversation with his longtime friend, Scott Tester, Christian businessman and health and fitness expert.

Scott is the owner of Don Tester Ford Lincoln Mercury in Norwalk Ohio and he has an extremely disciplined lifestyle which integrates his faith and fitness in a way that helps him succeed in business, in his relationships, and in life. Indeed, Scott has found his promised life of peace, prosperity, and purpose.

This was not always the case and Brad discusses with Scott the tremendous challenges he faced in his business during the recession of 2008/2009. Scott found that he could not get total satisfaction in his life by selling cars only; he needed something more. He found satisfaction in integrating faith, fitness, and family.

A former competitive bodybuilder and owner of a bodybuilding gym Scott takes health and fitness seriously but prioritizes his faith over fitness. Dr. Brad talks to Scott about how he integrates faith, fitness, and family through his disciplined lifestyle.

Scott goes into some detail about his morning routine which includes arising at 3:50 a.m. and involves Bible reading, devotions, prayer, conversations with his wife, listening to inspirational music and preaching audios and an intense 90-minute workout with accountability partners. He does all of this and is in his business by 7 AM. Hearing about Scott’s morning routine is a worthwhile listen in and of itself in this episode.

Scott introduces Dr.Brad about his “slingshot” approach to integrating faith and fitness. This involves a process that he has created to start a health program slowly and gradually increase tension to a point where great progress in one’s health is achieved in a relatively short period of time (about 90 days). Scott will be a regular contributor to The Pathway to Promise Podcast offering tips and strategies on integrating faith and fitness into your lifestyle in such a way that you will overcome discouragement and slingshot your way to success in your personal health and fitness.

Scott is an encouraging person with a great story to tell where he emphasizes focusing on God over your problems. You will find a practical application for your life, particularly in the area of discipline, by listening to the story of Scott Tester in Episode #007 of The Pathway to Promise Podcast with Dr. Brad Miller.

The mission of the Pathway to Promise Podcast is to provide a pathway to people facing adversity and problems to overcome them and claim their God-given promise life of peace, prosperity, and purpose.


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