One Hand Speaks
By AlejAndro Anastasio - Storytelling
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AlejAndro Anastasio of One Hand Speaks shares his story and experiences living life with one hand. Humorous, inspiring and enlightening, his stories connect with people of all ages.
||CleanThe $150 Dollar Pool Shot – OHS031 - One Hand Speaks||I grew up with a pool table in our home. I can say it was a family past time. Often my friends would come over and we would stay up all night watching Kung Fu movies, drinking soda pop, and shooting pool downstairs in our basement.||12/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTraveling at Age 81 – OHS030 - One Hand Speaks||It is interesting where we find our inspiration. Sometimes it is more interesting when inspiration finds me. This is just what happened to me one night sitting at the bar at my local pub drinking a beer. Now it did take a number of years before I was a.||11/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCoffee Shop Kindness – OHS029 - One Hand Speaks||I am a big fan of coffee. Which I can say is related to my love of coffee shops. As a result I do spend a lot of time drinking coffee and hangin' out in coffee shops. Many hilarious, captivating, and unique one-handed experiences have unfolded while I .||11/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGreatest One-Handed Moments #1 – OHS028 - One Hand Speaks||Living this one-handed life has many fun, unique, and funny moments. In fact, the opportunity to lift people up, make people laugh, and to inspire people in the moment arises often. I guess the question to ask is will I utilize the moment or not?||11/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTalking TED Talk with an X – OHS027 - One Hand Speaks||This year I delivered my second TEDx talk as part of the TEDxTwinFalls event. In 2015 I was one of the speakers for the TEDxBoise event. Having the fortune of offering and delivering two TEDx Talks has been a true privilege.||11/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Road to the 2014 Toastmasters World Championship of Public Speaking – OHS026 - One Hand Speaks||I have been a Toastmaster for the past seven years. This week's podcast will cover my experience, insights, and advice about competing in the 2014 Toastmasters World Championship of Public Speaking in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.||10/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Physics of Storytelling And The Equation of Appreciation – OHS025 - One Hand Speaks||I think most of us as children grew up with our parents reading to us. This was not a huge pastime in my family. My father mostly worked nights and this was something my mother did not often do for us. I was mostly raised on television, Regardless,||10/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Difference A Few Kind Words Can Make In A Person’s Life – OHS024 - One Hand Speaks||High School... What a time. For some it was great, for others not so great and for most of us it is something we all experience. This story is about my high school art teacher Mrs. Hendricks. She was a small and delicate elderly women.||10/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean“I Want to Cut Off My Hand To Live A Better Life?” Who asks this question? – OHS023 - One Hand Speaks||Here is a story about an interaction I just had today. Over the course of my life I have been approached by certain individuals with a certain question. Normally when someone asks me, "can I ask you a question?" I have a general idea of what it is.||10/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy Did a Homeless Tibetan Beggar in China Want to Give Me Money? – OHS022 - One Hand Speaks||I recently traveled for thirty five days in Tibet and China. I was part of the 2017 One Path Outreach Medical Mission. We did medical support and service for a remote village in Eastern Tibet. Afterwards I spent two and a half weeks traveling in China .||10/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOn a BMX Bicycle Jump to the Moon My Arm Broke Apart in the Air – OHS021 - One Hand Speaks||Growing in South Bend, Indiana I played a lot of organized baseball and I rode my bicycle like there was no tomorrow. For many years I rode by BMX bike to all my games. In fact, I was always riding my bike. That is how we got around.||9/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGiving Advice On Dating A One Handed Guy – OHS020 - One Hand Speaks||I have attended the Oregon Country Fair for 23 years. It has been an important event in my life. I have had many great experiences and have made many life long friends. It is also a festival where people are quite transparent, open, and sincere.||9/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe One Handed Girl – OHS019 - One Hand Speaks||On day when I was leaving my job at the Pike Place Market in Seattle, Washington. I was crossing the street on my way to catch the bus. Just as I entered the the crosswalk I noticed three people was the other way. Then I notice a very beautiful girl.||9/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThis Old Man Changed My Life With One Small Interaction – OHS018 - One Hand Speaks||It is always difficult to say who will have a huge impact on your life. Sometimes we do not know the where or the when it might happen either. Other times we are no paying enough attention to notice the people in our lives on a day to day basis that ma.||9/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMy Greatest Sports Baseball Moment – OHS017 - One Hand Speaks||Where I grew up Little League baseball was king. In fact, baseball was one of the most popular sports for boys at that time. Or at least it was for me. I think I started playing baseball when I was five or six years old.||8/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Power of An Elbow From A One Handed Perspective – OHS016 - One Hand Speaks||The elbow is specific to humans and other primates. The elbow joint is the is the synovial hinge joint between the humerus in the upper arm and the radius and ulna in the forearm which allows the forearm and hand to be moved towards and away fro||8/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanI Might Not Have Two Hands But I Am Fully Armed – OHS015 - One Hand Speaks||This podcast was inspired by a common phrase I have experienced over the course of this one handed life. I heard two different people make reference to me in this manner in the two past weeks. It is something I have often thought about and at times hav.||8/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDisabled Fashion! It’s A One Handed Thing Making Style Fit My Body! – OHS014 - One Hand Speaks||After living this one handed life for my entire life I wanted to bring a bit more style and swank to my reflection of fashion. I have always been into fashion. I love shoes and socks and dressing up as much as possible. However,||8/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSaving a Skier’s Life at Snowbird, Utah! A True Toastmasters Story – OHS013 - One Hand Speaks||Here is a story of how I saved a skier's life at Snowbird ski resort in Utah. That was the year I boarded 70 days and was in most excellent physical condition. The snow had ended here in Boise, Idaho and the Bogus Basin Ski Resort was closed.||8/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDisability Perks! The Benefits of a One Handed Life – OHS0012 - One Hand Speaks||I prefer the cooler side on being born with one hand. That is why I lean on humor and fun. It is rare I play the "disability card" so to speak. But there are times... I often ask to get on a plane, will look for any disability discounts,||7/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNo Good Deed Goes Undone – OHS011 - One Hand Speaks||Sometimes a moment unfolds and we take action like a superhero. It does not always have to be like saving the world like Superman or the Avengers. Sometimes it is as simple as helping a cat out of a tree, walking the elderly across the street,||7/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGiving A Helping Hand To A Little Snowboarding Girl – OHS010 - One Hand Speaks||This is one of my most precious and personally most endearing stories to tell. It has to do with children, one of my favorite hobbies of snowboarding, being at the right place at the right time, and making a small difference in the life of that one chi.||7/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAn Alligator Bit My Hand Off! Fun For Kids – OHS009 - One Hand Speaks||The title says it all! And there is truth there also. Not so much about an alligator biting my hand off. But the idea of an alligator biting my hand off. When you have spent you entire life with one hand you might be faced with two options for how you .||7/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMy Dying Father’s Last Words – OHS008 - One Hand Speaks||Watching my father die of lung cancer was not really on my list of life experiences. It was truly one of the most difficult 8 months of my life. From the moment he told us he had a lump in his throat to the moment he took his last breath every day was .||6/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFun With Kids: Sharing the Coolness of My One Handed Life – OHS007 - One Hand Speaks||I could tell the dark haired girl wanted to ask me about my hand only minutes after arriving at the Grand Coulee Dam Visitor's center. I was there on work. The staff did not know I was a Reclamation employee. Therefore,||6/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat I saw at the End of a Rainbow – OHS006 - One Hand Speaks||Here is a great short story of the time I actually saw the end of a rainbow! Or was it the beginning of a rainbow? Regardless it was certainly one of the two. It was when I went to pick up my Buddhist Teacher,||6/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHELP WANTED: Finding a Job in a Two Handed World and Encouraging Disability Employment – OHS005 - One Hand Speaks||Here is a talk I did for the Bureau of Reclamation about Disability Employment and the benefits of hiring people with Disabilities. I was asked to speak as part of National Disability Employment Awareness Month.||6/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSolo International Disabled Traveling with One Hand – OHS004 - One Hand Speaks||Solo traveling international style with one hand has it's own flavor. Disabled traveling has an entirely different set of concerns, considerations, and contemplations. Carrying my bags, safety and security,||5/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLife Lessons Learned Working at World Class Chili! A Chili Parlor in Seattle’s Pike Place Market – OHS003 - One Hand Speaks||World Class Chili in Seattle's Pike Place Market. A chili parlor... I learned so many life lessons here. This little hole in the wall eatery was ranked top 20 in the world for chili! Who knew chili ran that deep? I did not. But I quickly learned.||5/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Benefits of Tying my Shoes with One Hand – OHS002 - One Hand Speaks||As I have lived this life I have come to realize how much of a blessing it is to have been born with one hand. This realization did not arise easily. Nor is it the perspective of all people with a disability.||5/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDisabled Traveling: One Handed Adventures by Bicycle and Car – OHS001 - One Hand Speaks||These are two short stories about my one handed traveling adventures. The first short story is about some of my experiences on a small speaking tour I did driving my stick shift car. The second story is about some of my experiences on a solo bicycle to.||5/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Entertaining stories with valuable messages
When I heard AlejAndro was launching a podcast I was thrilled. I was a student of his years ago when he ran a martial arts dojo. Being a student of his was one of the most transformational experiences of my life. He has a natural affinity for teaching, performing, and storytelling. Since that time I've followed his speaking career and I even had the good fortune of attending one of his TEDx talks. He has deep knowledge in a wide variety of disciplines and an entertaining and captivating way of sharing this knowledge through his stories. I'll be tuning in for each and every episode!
Great person and speaker with valuable messages for all ages
I too was very excited to see and hear that AlejAndro was planning to ramp up his podcast! I've known AlejAndro for many years. And while we've been separated by miles I constantly found myself looking into what " 'dro" was up to. He is a truly inspiring person that radiates positivity. It's fantastic that he's bringing his message in this format to share!
What is the sound of one hand clapping?
Maybe there is no right answer, but you will enjoy listening to this podcast. If you like storytelling with an emphasis on inspiration and positivity, then it's for you. A unique person with a unique perspective due to having only one hand, hence the name of the podcast.