Family 360 Podcast
What is a family? How do we care for one another? How do we help each other flourish and what gives us resilience in difficult times from the earliest years to our last days? How we live life together so that it shapes who we are and how we thrive? All of this happens in the context of family.
Hosts Rachel Cram and Roy Salmond
Dr. Bal Pawa - Stress: Now Playing In A Person Near You
In this episode, physician and author Dr. Bal Pawa is the author of the bestseller, The Mind-Body Cure - how we heal our pain, anxiety, and fatigue by controlling chronic stress.
Dr. Pawa describes that when we learn to name, tame and reframe the thoughts in our minds, we gain agency over much of our mental and physical health.
Dr. John Swinton - Disability And Difference
In this episode, mental health specialist Dr. John Swinton shares from his many years as a psychiatric nurse and advocate for community care and inclusion.
He says, “When you spend time with people who see the world differently, you begin to see the world differently,” and until we spend that time, we will continue to struggle with difference and diversity.
Deborah MacNamara - Sibling Conflict: Why Our Kids Fight
In this episode, Child Psychologist Dr. Deborah MacNamara unpacks the myriad reasons and motives as to why our kids fight, and has great perspectives to offer.
From everyday questions to complex problems, her strategies for making headway with our child or teen is grounded in a rich developmental framework to give constructive hope for parents immersed in their child's sibling conflict.
Ep. 39 - Michelle Mitchell - The Grumpy Teen Toolkit
In this episode, adolescent specialist Michelle Mitchell explains why maintaining a solid connection with teens is essential but not easy, especially when they’re grumpy! Through her books and speaking, Michelle Mitchell offers compassion, knowledge, and practical tools for keeping connections and conversations positive and strong between tweens and teens, and the adults who love them. Michelle is an award-winning author and speaker and her resources are used by psychologists, social workers, and parents around the world.
Ep. 38 - Dr. Lacy Finn Borgo - Encounter: Spiritual Conversations With Children
Through her study and work with children in trauma, Dr. Lacy Finn Borgo sees the importance of trusted adults engaging in spiritual conversation with children, and describes BOW (an acronym for Body, Openness and Wonder) that avails children to encounter deeper connection with themselves, others and the natural and supernatural world.
Ep. 37 - Tim Huff - Cultivating Compassion In Our Kids And Culture
In this episode, author and social justice activist Tim Huff discusses compassion through the lens of his three decades serving the homeless on the streets of Toronto. Tim believes bringing children into conversations on social concern is key to how we develop and build our cultural capacity for compassion. Tim speaks internationally to students and school boards using a program called The Compassion Series.
Inspiring & uplifting!
This is such a positive podcast, focused on kindness, understanding and grace. We all need more of this in our lives, especially in these pandemic times!! I’m always excited when I see a new episode in my feed. Thank you! I’m learning so much from you and your guests. Please keep it going!
Fascinating guests, great interviewer, artful vibe
I have really enjoyed this new podcast. The variety of guests - creatives, family experts, and personal stories - have been stimulating and informative. Rachel is a gifted interviewer who is able to help each guest share their best. Roy provides a beautiful backdrop. You should add this podcast to your regular rotation.
Anxiety during the Pandemic
I certainly needed that piece of inspiration. That reminder that I need swagger with my kids right now. Thanks. I hope you can do more during this difficult time that can help us with the tools we need right now to navigate while acknowledging the seriousness of what could be another Great Depression due to the job loss and economic repercussions. A reminder of what’s most important isn’t the materialist. Anything you can think of that could help with “we got this”. I loved that we are designed to face adversity!!! Keep it going.