If you’ve watched Growing Bolder over the years you know that one of most talented and inspirational team members was Wendy Chioji. Wendy was not only a regular on our programs, she was a good friend and colleague for over 35 years. On the one-year anniversary of her death, we share some of her most inspirational words and wisdom.
How Do You Define ‘Defy?’
Wendy Chioji, who beat the odds time and time again throughout her adventurous and passion-filled life, died on Oct. 7, 2019 following a tireless and fierce fight against metastatic thymic cancer. She was 57 years old. She penned this essay on fighting strength in defiance for the Fall 2019 issue of Growing Bolder Magazine. #defy
Surviving & Thriving Complete Show: Episode 404
The Emmy-nominated Surviving & Thriving is back! In this episode, you’ll meet men and women who have overcome some of life’s most incredible challenges. Their examples will share a message that none of us can ever hear too much — hope is always attainable. No matter what you’re facing.
The Takeaway: Accept Compliments With Gratitude
Are you good at accepting compliments? Or do you try to dismiss them? Wendy Chioji has a message for you: stop. Just stop. Learn how to graciously and gratefully accept a compliment.
One Month to Build a Lifetime of Memories
Our Wendy Chioji has been saying yes to adventures for decades, and recently, that led to her to a very special expedition. Wendy was part of an 11-person crew that sailed through the dreaded Drake Passage, to several of the South Shetland Islands, to the continent of Antarctica and back.
Surviving & Thriving Complete Show: Episode 402
In this episode of Surviving & Thriving, meet a renowned artist in his mid-90s who still paints every day. Find out why he has no plans of living his final years quietly. Plus, a former soldier explains how his wartime experiences in Iraq inspired him to enroll in med school — in his 40s!
This Is Growing Bolder TV
What is Growing Bolder and why is it a show that is resonating with people across the country? Let us show you!
Wendy Chioji: ‘Attitude is Everything’
Growing Bolder contributor and Surviving & Thriving host Wendy Chioji is an Emmy Award-winning journalist, an adventurer racer, a world traveler, and a two-time cancer survivor in the midst of another battle against the disease. Yet it hasn’t stopped her from living life boldly. Find out why she calls worrying “wasted energy.”
Surviving & Thriving Complete Show: Episode 401
In this episode of “Surviving & Thriving,” meet a man who survived the seemingly unsurvivable. Find out why he credits rock and roll with saving his life. Plus, former co-anchors Wendy Chioji and Jim Payne reunite to discuss Wendy’s life after TV news and the lessons learned from her latest bout with cancer.
The Takeaway: Defy
For her entire career, Wendy Chioji has been defying the odds. Those lessons have never been more important than now, as she battles a rare form of cancer with few treatment options. She shares what she’s learned about the life-changing power of defying the odds and never, ever giving up.
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