EP 71: MY KIDS: First Born Hannah – Divorce, Abortion, and Weight Loss

This month, I’m doing something different. I have four special guests, my kids, and I’ll share their interviews with you each week.

To start things off, today’s guest is my firstborn child, Hannah, who will be turning 30 this month! Hannah was born in Papillion, Nebraska, on December 10, 1993, in my third year of medical school. Later, we moved to Oklahoma, where I did my residency, and when she was around five, her mom and I divorced.

Going into the interview, Hannah told me that no questions were off the table, and we had an open conversation on everything from her earliest childhood memories to her divorce and weight loss journey.

One of the things I’ve realized as a parent is that if you can raise your kids without injecting your pathologies into them, you’ve done a good job. Enjoy the episode!

Episode Highlights
-Hannah’s earliest memories, including my divorce from her mom and memories of living in different houses
-Moving from Oklahoma to Arizona
-Hannah’s emo phase and her identification as a “shadow child”
-Our experiences with drugs and music
-The need for euphoric experiences and how Hannah managed to avoid addiction
-Hannah’s decision to get divorced and how she managed the process
-Hannah’s thoughts on approaching her thirties and why age doesn’t hold much significance for her
-The decision to have an abortion and Hannah’s reluctance to undergo a medical procedure
-Considering parenthood and lifestyle
-Hannah explains her shift in perspective on liberal values and personal protection
-Why your perspective on taxes change as your financial situation changes
-How Hannah’s weight loss journey has positively impacted her mental health and overall wellbeing
-Our views on the current state of the country and politics
-Parenting and self-reflection

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