The Iowa Derecho Disaster Episode

Roughy two weeks ago a powerful derecho hit Iowa leaving over 14,000 Iowans without power, millions of dollars in crops destroyed, many without clean water, access to food, safe shelter, as well as many other necessities for safety and survival. The thing is, not many of us even knew it happened, what a derecho is, or what was happening in Iowa as it wasn’t being reported on National News. We knew because Bree and her family live in Cedar Rapids one of the hardest-hit areas. Bree and her family and so many others described the experience as, “it looks like a war zone.”

Most of us have never lived through a disaster like this, so we felt like it would be great not only to shed light on Iowa as they still need help and support but also to give Bree the space to share her experience.

We discuss:

-The impact of dealing with a disaster

-How to keep life moving forward

-How we each deal with it differently

-The impact of the community and media

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-Food Resources:

-United Way:

-Resource Page:

-Red Cross:

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Meet Your Hosts:

Alex Terranova is a DreamMason and knows you are one too. He’s the Author of Fictional Authenticity, Creator of Fictional Authenticity-The Course, Hosts The DreamMason Podcast, Co-Hosts The Coaching Show Podcast, is a successful Certified Personal & Professional Performance Coach who supports strong and successful high achievers to unmask convention, embrace the rebel within, and more deeply explore the complex and agitated edges of our existence to create more clarity, freedom, and success in their lives. 


IG: @InspirationalAlex


Bree Holland is a beast. You don’t even realize. She’s a mother of 3 young girls, engaged to her soulmate, and the Creator of BlushingConfidence, a lifestyle brand & blog. She also runs The Wellness Studio, which helps babes not suck at self care and if that wasn’t enough she’s the owner of Level Up, a bullet proof system and mentorship program supporting burned out Mom’s to create a paycheck and attach it to their self care routine. 



London Papamichael, aka the other Greek Freak, is a Motivational Speaker, successful Los Angeles based personal trainer, creator of Forgiveness, a documentary, has worked with Super Bowl Champ Steve Weatherford, and is the visionary mind behind the forthcoming success isn’t a solo sport program