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NFL player Darren Waller’s story is one of the more rarities in professional sports. After failing multiple drug tests, getting kicked off a top NFL team, and overdosing at 24, Darren is now a passionate advocate for bringing awareness to the underlying issues of drug and alcohol addiction. In this vulnerable chat, Darren and Anahata explore the journey of self-abandonment, hitting rock bottom, getting back up again and second chances.

  • The journey of self-abandonment
  • Playing the accommodator
  • Inner bullying and perfectionitis
  • Numbing emotions with drugs/alcohol
  • Darren’s overdose at 24 years old
  • Getting kicked out of the NFL
  • Reparenting yourself
  • Self-respect & Overcoming insecurity
  • Discernment & Learning to say no
  • Shamangelic Breathwork
  • Darren’s Rock Bottom
  • Owning your humanness & Being teachable
  • Ancestral bloodline karma
  • Inner child & Shadow work
  • Overcoming perfectionism & addiction
  • Darren’s Rehab Success Story
  • Second Chances & Anchoring yourself with a GPS

Check out Anahata’s Comeback Story on Darren Waller & Donny Starkin’s Comeback Stories Podcast Anahata Ananda’s Comeback Story – Shamangelic Healing!



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Darren Waller
Darren Waller is a tight end for the Las Vegas Raiders and the founder of the Darren Waller Foundation. The purpose of the Foundation is to equip youth to avoid and overcome addiction to drugs and alcohol and support youth and their families during their recovery and treatment journey. Darren’s Why is to leverage his platform as a player in the NFL to share his personal experience with substance abuse and the experiences of others, in order to provide a safe, affirming, accepting and encouraging environment for students which leads to the prevention of substance misuse and prevention.

Connect with Darren on Instagram: @rackkwall

Learn more about the Darren Waller Foundation

Listen to Darren’s Comeback Stories Podcast


anahata ananda
Founder of Sedona’s Shamangelic Healing Center, Anahata Ananda blends the compassion and tenderness of an Angel and the wisdom and strength of a Shaman to guide profound journeys of core healing and spiritual awakening. As a Certified High Performance Coach, Shamanic Healer and Soul Guide, Anahata has guided thousands of individuals through core life shifts, helping them to turn their life around and create the life of their dreams. Anahata masterfully creates a safe and loving space for inward transformational journeys that empower individuals to release their fears, open their hearts and reclaim their power. She has trained extensively with gifted Shamans, energy healers and spiritual teachers from North America, Peru, India and Asia in order to artfully integrate the fields of self-empowerment, Shamanic teachings, emotional release, energy healing, relationship counseling, spiritual studies, yoga, meditation and empowered living. In Sedona, Arizona, Anahata runs the Shamangelic Healing Center for Shamanic Healing & Spiritual Awakening where she is sought after for her:

  • Inspirational High Performance Coaching Programs
  • Healing Modalities & Shamangelic Breathwork Facilitator Trainings
  • Online Educational Programs & Workshops
  • Shamangelic Healing Sessions
  • Tailored Private Retreats
  • Group Retreats
  • Sedona Sacred Vortex Land Journeys

Learn more about Anahata’s services, events and programs: 

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The Shamangelic Healing podcast with Anahata Ananda is designed as a platform for sharing deep authentic conversations about REAL LIFE issues. The mission is to impart valuable insights and resources to support listeners in shining their most radiant authentic self, creating a thriving life they absolutely love, and to manifest their soul’s mission. Topics include: core healing, personal empowerment, spiritual awakening, elite performance, manifestation, conscious relationships, vibrant health and so much more.

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