Episode 9: Pain is Just Weakness Leaving the Body with Hannah Waite

Episode 9: Pain is Just Weakness Leaving the Body with Hannah Waite

On this episode, I interview my dear friend Hannah Waite, whom I first met as a roommate at the Naval Academy Summer Seminar, a summer camp for rising seniors considering attending the Naval Academy. Although neither of us nor our third roommate and friend, Kristine, did not attend the Naval Academy, we are all thankful that it brought us lifelong friendship in one another! Hannah describes inspiration as an intrinsic thing within side each of us that is motivated by external things – people, places, things, experiences, everything that happens to us! She also shares that everything inspires her, either positively or negatively, to live her life to further bring joy to others and fulfill God’s plan for her life.


  • Hannah is in school working towards achieving her Master’s in Speech Language Pathology at University of Southern Mississippi (USM)
  • Hannah’s husband, Aaron, inspired her to take time when she is driving to intentionally talk out loud with God in prayer.
  • She shares that she struggled with an eating disorder for about four years
  • If your or someone you know struggles with an eating disorder, please seek professional help. You can find resources to get started HERE or call or text the National Eating Disorders Helpline at 800-931-2237.
  • Her advice to anyone struggling with an eating disorder is to “tell somebody”
  • One of Hannah’s life goals is to own a Chick-Fil-A (how awesome is that?!)
  • Hannah’s favorite quote stuck with her after doing a flexed arm hang at a summer fair for the Marine Corps, “pain is just weakness leaving the body.”

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