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Life's Tough Podcast

New Show!
Premiere's on 
Wednesday 3/20/2019 at 7 pm EDT - LIVE!
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What we will talk about......

Life's Tough is an inspirational Podcast that explores personal stories of strength and perseverance.  Along with Host Dustin Plantholt and Co-Host Esther DeWitt Phd., guests and listeners share their real and vulnerable life stories of overcoming unique challenges and struggles to inspire and motivate each other towards personal fortitude, healing, growth and empowerment.  Together we share experiences, strategies and skills aimed at building better lives, healthier relationships and a kinder society, as well as inspiring a world of emergent leaders!

Life is tough, but YOU can be tougher!

Listen Here to the Premiere Episode!
Show Time:  Wednesday 3/20/2019 @ 7 pm ET
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Premiere Episode with Special Guests Pastor Ed Lochmoeller and Olga Herren, PhD.

This Premiere Episode is sponsored by Western Limited 

Topic:  Let's Get this Conversation Started -  Life's can be tougher!

Tune in to the special live broadcast to meet Host Dustin and Co-Host Esther as they introduce you to the Podcast and the conversations they plan and have in store for you!  Family, Friends and colleagues will call in to get the conversation started and we inviite you to call in to to meet Dustin and Esther.

Season 1 Episode 1

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Meet Your Host Dustin Plantholt

Dustin Plantholt was born on August 12, 1983, in Oceanside CA, as Dustin Roper into a turbulent childhood. By age 2, he and his sister Tennille age 4, were left with their drug-addicted single father to fend for themselves. By the age of 4, Dustin’s drug-addicted biological father, beat a man to death with his bare hands in front of Dustin and his older sister. 

Dustin and his sister were ultimately put into the California foster system in 1986, then again in 1987 into 1988, following their fathers arrest for numerous crimes. In Dec 1988, When Dustin was 5 1/2 years old, he and his sister Tennille aged 8, were eventually pulled out of the foster system, and sent to live in Maryland, where he & his sister reunited with their mother, now a Pastors Wife. 

In 2014, the untimely death of his sister from a drug overdose caused Dustin to question his own life’s purpose, his families story and began to focus on using his personal experiences to better the world.

Once a model of a top New York / Miami Agency, Dustin now runs several successful businesses and sits on several boards, including The March of Dimes and Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services.

In May of 2018, Dustin founded Life’s Tough a company that focuses on getting people to tell their story no matter how difficult. He and his co-founders believe that in order to overcome the obstacles that are put before you need to speak your truth and embrace your past. is the central hub for a person to tell their story, train themselves and others with online videos, blogs and webinars for encouragement and methods on how to be tougher.

Dustin’s story has touched the lives of everyone that hears it. He uses his upcoming book, Life’s Tough You Can Be Tougher, to tell his story of overcoming life’s battles to a widespread audience.   Everyone Has a Story!

Meet Your Co-Host Esther DeWitt

Esther DeWitt, M.S., CAMS is an Organizational Psychology Practitioner, specializing in leadership, emotional management, and conflict resolution issues. She is a mediator, Certified Anger Management Specialist, instructor, writer, speaker, and coach.

Esther’s passion is developing, practicing, and teaching strategies to help individuals and groups move through and beyond difficult personal and relational circumstances, and into healthy, productive, and positive patterns and relationships.

Faith is an integral part of Esther’s personal life, and she is honored to have the opportunity to share Biblical principles, emphasizing grace, healing, and hope, in a variety of ministry and professional settings.  As a part of the Life’s Tough team, Esther contributes on issues relating to conflict management and resolutions strategies, emotional management strategies, leadership and Spiritual healing and growth.

Esther is the author of There is A Cult Leader in My Kitchen, available through Amazon.