Episode 97 Interview with the von Niederhauserns: Living and Giving on Your Own Terms

Episode 97 Interview with the von Niederhauserns: Family Humanitarian

“Excitement and Fear are the Same Feeling.”


The vonNiederhausern family consists of Rachel the mother, Steve the father and six children ages 14 – 4 months. Steve and Rachel have a very powerful way of living – on purpose. They say that sometimes it feels a little weird to buck the cultural norms of not owning a house and putting down roots, but instead of using their money to buy cars and a house and eating out regularly, as much of America does, Steve bikes to work, Rachel bargain shops, they rent a basement in a home in a good neighborhood, and they homeschool their kids.

They then turn around and put all their money into a project called Family Humanitarian where they travel to Africa and South America to help the poor across the world by helping them create better living conditions. This they do with all their kids in tow, and other families as well.  We’ll hear their story, and also a little about how their lifestyle and Steve’s savvy with social media has garnered them 50,000 plus followers on Instagram where it caught the attention of Royal Caribbean Cruise lines and turned into a partnership of cruising the Caribbean on the cruise line’s dime, sharing with their followers a story of creating an unorthodox life, on purpose.

Tune in to the podcast for my interview with the Von Neiderhauserns and their stories of how and why they started Family Humanitarian, what that looks like, and some thoughts on the poverty and wealth matrix.

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About the author, Lori

Lori is the host and producer of the Love Your Story podcast, a podcast dedicated to sharing candid interviews and conversations about living our best life stories on purpose. Lori pulls no punches in capturing interviews that shine a light on how we make it through the hard stuff – stress, anxiety, suicide, eating disorders, rape, the death of children, abuse, divorce and the real stuff we have to deal with. But, she also shares interviews with Olympians and incredible athletes, life coaches, therapists, and people who are changing the world – most often these two categories are one and the same. She has a master’s degree in Folklore--her research focuses on the personal narrative. She is the author of six books and over 100 magazine and newspaper articles, including her latest, L.I.F.E. – Living Intentional and Fearless Every Day. She consults with individuals on a personal and business level in helping them find their stories, reframe the ones that are holding them back, and manage the stories they currently tell themselves in order to create the story they personally want to live.

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