Living a good life through social connections and reflecting on the impermanence of time

There are approximately 70,000 people worldwide living with the genetic condition cystic fibrosis. It causes a build-up of mucus in the lungs, digestive system and reproductive organs. American woman Caleigh Haber – Takayama is just one the thousands of people living with the condition.

Woman on the left sitting on a rail and a man standing on the right both wing.Photo credit: Caleigh Haber Takayama and Bryan Takayama (@Fight2Breathe).

Episode 2 | Season 3 | Healthier Today

Her husband Bryan Takayama has a background in strategy and logistics which has been tremendously resourceful in Caleigh’s care. This is their story for the Healthier Today podcast.

Time Stamps

[00:04] Introduction to Caleigh Haber Takayama + Bryan Takayama.

[4:19] How Bryan developed his caring nature.

[6:58] How cystic fibrosis influenced Caleigh’s ability to travel.

[8:07] Caleigh’s experience working as a chef.

[9:16] The career Bryan wanted to pursue when he was younger.

[10:32] What the amazing people in Caleigh’s life taught her about what it means to be a good person.

[12:25] How Caleigh and Bryan met.

[16:20] What Bryan loves about Caleigh.

[19:47] The balance between assistance and independence in a relationship.

[24:24] What goes into planning a trip?

[27:54] Bucket lists.

[29:26] Parallels between the author’s experience of cancer in ‘Between Two Kingdoms and Caleigh’s experience with cystic fibrosis.

[32:11] How cystic fibrosis has changed the way Caleigh and Bryan think about time.

[34:29] What living healthier today means to Caleigh and Bryan.

[36:25] Advice for their 18-year-old selves.

[38:33] The story behind Caleigh and Bryan’s wedding day.

[44:11] Caleigh asks Jared what he would tell his 18-year old self.

[44:28] Bryan asks Jared what motivates him to do the Healthier Today podcast.

Music and sound effects: Storyblocks.

Connect with Caleigh and Bryan

Website| Facebook | Instagram | Twitter


Connect with Jared Talavera

Blog | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter


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