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Everyday adversities, trending injustices, and overlooked heroes/sheroes. Get inspired, face your truth, and find the tools to overcome the everyday obstacles in your way.

The Adverse Effect Kenneth Cheadle

    • Mental Health
    • 5.0 • 2 Ratings

Everyday adversities, trending injustices, and overlooked heroes/sheroes. Get inspired, face your truth, and find the tools to overcome the everyday obstacles in your way.

    Ep.66 |Never Give Up with Ashley Tyrone Head

    Ep.66 |Never Give Up with Ashley Tyrone Head

    Here, at The Adverse Effect, “Adversity made me” is one of our mantras. Time and time again we have listened to the stories of guests who have been deeply affected by adversity, and yet have gone on to do extraordinary things. Our guest on today’s episode is proof that how you begin your life is not how you have to end it. 

    Born the youngest of 3 sons to a happily married couple, Ashley Tyrone Head should have had a normal, loving upbringing. But the tragic death of his mother, when he was just 2 weeks old, set off an unbelievable chain of events.  

    Raised by a single father, all Ashely knew was the softness of a father’s love until the age of 7 when his father started to bring home new friends. Ashley learned that his beloved father had become addicted to crack and the new friends were local prostitutes and addicts. His family home had become a drug den. 

    From this moment on his family life deteriorated. Ashley and his siblings were removed from their father’s care — but even that didn’t keep them from experiencing further turmoil. 

    Throughout it all Ashley remained focused on his studies and was accepted to one of the most prestigious HSBU colleges in the country. With no financial support, he relied on financial aid, loans, the UNCF scholarship foundation, and the several jobs that he worked. 

    Graduating with a degree in Chemistry he went on to obtain an MBA in Government contracts, acquisitions, and proposals. Ashley is now the Associate Director of Clinical Operations for a San Diego-based Oncology Biotech company. He is also the CEO of Curls Poppin’ hair products. 

    Click now to hear how Ashely kept moving forward on The Adversity Effect. 

    “The police came to get me and told me my dad had shot at my brother and he was going away for a long time.” — Ashley Tyrone Head 

    “At Morehouse, it was so amazing to interact with these people and awe-inspiring. That's what gave me the inkling to be more than just the average person.” — Ashley Tyrone Head 

    “Never give up until you have released your unused capacity for service and shared your gifts and your stories with others.” — Ashley Tyrone Head 

    Today on The Adverse Effect: 

    Sudden death  Living with a drug-addicted parent  Surviving foster care 

    The Pharmaceutical industry  Where Ashley is now   What has kept him pushing forward  
    Resources Mentioned: 

    Curls Poppin’ Olivia Doll 

    Morehouse College 
    Connect with Ashley Tyrone Head: 

    Curls Poppin  Ashley T. Head on Facebook  Ashley T. Head on Twitter 

    Ashley T. Head on Linkedin  Ashley T. Head on Instagram 
     

     

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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Ep.65 | Getting Unstuck and Building Rituals with Rachel S. Heslin

    Ep.65 | Getting Unstuck and Building Rituals with Rachel S. Heslin

    Are you stuck in the following cycle? You can see where you want to be in life, but you just can’t figure out how to get there. If this is you, then you’re in for a treat.  

    On this week’s episode of The Adverse Effect, we are delighted to welcome transformational author and speaker, Rachel S. Heslin.  

    For 35 years, Rachel has immersed herself in the study of psychology and is on a mission to help people overcome their hurdles and achieve their goals. 

    With her ability to figuratively hold a mirror up to her clients, she is able to shift the angle just enough so that, when they look, they see parts of themselves they didn’t know were already there. 

    This episode is filled with tips on managing time, the importance of routine, surviving the breakdown of a relationship, and much more. 

    Rachel is currently the author of two books: Navigating Life: 8 Different Strategies to Guide Your Way, and Rituals of Release: How to Make Room for Your New Life. Rituals of Release is the first book in her Handbooks for Healing series. Upcoming books in the series include Grieving the Lost Future: Reconciling What Is with What Should Have Been, and Permission to Go On: The Power of Self-Forgiveness. 

    Her work through her company - The Fullness of Your Power - helps people embrace all parts of themselves so they can live deeper, richer, and more fulfilling lives. 

    “I believe everybody has all of the resources that they need in order to live incredibly rich and deeply fulfilling lives. But they don’t recognize them.” — Rachel Heslin 

    “Part of my goal is helping people learn how to trust themselves.” — Rachel Heslin 

    Today on The Adverse Effect: 

    The power of explanation in childhood   Routine and goal achievement  Time management  

    Releasing the past  Creating rituals  
     Resources Mentioned: 

    Navigating Life by Rachel S. Heslin  Rituals of Release by Rachel S. Heslin 

    Getting Things Done by David Allen  
    Connect with Rachel S. Heslin: 

    The Fullness of your Power website   The Fullness of your Power on Facebook  The Fullness of your Power on Twitter 

    The Fullness of your Power on Linkedin 
     

     

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    • 54 min
    Ep.64 | Believing in Yourself and Trusting Your Gut with Emily Britton-Arnold

    Ep.64 | Believing in Yourself and Trusting Your Gut with Emily Britton-Arnold

    How do you know when to trust your gut?  

    Well, on today's The Adverse Effect we talk to Emily Britton-Arnold who listened to her gut feeling, a feeling that may have saved her from a life-threatening event.  

    Listen in as Emily shares insights into what it was like growing up with a drug-addicted mother. How she lived through her baby's fight with a rare form of cancer, and her harrowing escape from an abusive marriage.  

    Emily could have given up — she almost did. However, an idea thrown out by a friend planted a seed that changed everything. 

    At 39 (and a half) years old, Emily started a new business venture that has provided her with the freedom to live the life she always deserved.  

    Emily Britton-Arnold is the CEO of Authentic Blend Consulting, an online business management firm, and Mio Creativo, a coworking space. She also coaches women business owners at Punk Rock CEO. 

    Press play now to discover how she came through and set up her dream business on today's episode of The Adverse Effect. You may even be inspired to begin your own. 

    “If you look at me on paper from the time I was born ‘til the time I was 39 and a half, nothing said I should be a successful entrepreneur but it was there.” — Emily Britton-Arnold 

    “Wherever you find yourself today doesn’t have to be where you find yourself tomorrow —  it’s all up to you.” — Emily Britton-Arnold 

    Today on The Adverse Effect: 

    Living with a parent’s addiction  The struggles of married life and child sickness  Trusting her gut  

    Finding her talent and building on it  
     Resources Mentioned: 

    Mio Creativo 
    Connect with Emily Britton-Arnold: 

    Authentic Blend Consulting 

    Email: emily@authenticblendconsulting.com 
     

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    • 46 min
    Ep.63 | Don’t Make Victimhood Your Neighborhood with Nate Gladdin

    Ep.63 | Don’t Make Victimhood Your Neighborhood with Nate Gladdin

    Trigger warning: Discussions of drugs, sexual abuse, and suicide. 

    What does courage mean to you? On today’s The Adverse Effect, we talk to Nate Gladdin as we explore manhood and courage through our guest’s extraordinary life. 

    Nate’s teenage years could have taken a tragic turn, had it not been for the tenacious determination of his mother to set him on the right path. 

    You see, Nate had turned to drugs and gangs to cover up a secret he had been hiding.   

    Later in life, he joined the Air Force, but upon returning from deployment Nate was met with some devastating news. This was the catalyst that opened Pandora’s box, a box that contained memories of childhood sexual abuse, an abusive father, and child abduction. 

    Nate had kept his demons buried for all these years; this time he had no option but to face them head-on.   

    This was followed by several failed attempted suicides. On his final attempt, he had a plan, however, someone came along and changed everything.  

    Listen to the end as this episode comes with a life-changing growth assignment — all you need is an audio recorder. 

    Moving to the present day, Nate has remodeled his entire life. He is striving, while still serving, to bring up the seriousness of men's mental health and the importance of doing more than just inheriting one's manhood. 

    “A lot of people assume that people commit suicide in the military because of the things they’ve seen” — Nate Gladdin 

    “You get to craft the man you want to be” — Nate Gladdin 

     

    Today on The Adverse Effect: 

    Military life  

    Investigating the meaning of courage  Devastating revelations  Abuse of power   Growth assignment 
     Resources Mentioned: 


    Inheriting manhood - podcast by Nate Gladdin   
    Connect with Nate Gladdin: 

    Inheriting Manhood  Nate Gladdin on Instagram  Email: ngladdin@yahoo.com 

      

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    • 1 hr 20 min
    Ep.62 | Giving Back to Your Community with Shiv'on Monique

    Ep.62 | Giving Back to Your Community with Shiv'on Monique

    What do you do when you have a passion to help your community but don’t know where to start? 

    On today’s The Adverse Effect, we talk to Shiv'on Monique who, with partner Anneka Maquay, created the Show Me Shoes Foundation, helping young black women reach their full potential.   

    What started off as a small community prom dress and shoe drive has turned into a nationwide success serving over 3,000+ young girls and women in chapters that include Atlanta, GA, Brooklyn, NY, Chicago, IL, Jacksonville, FL, Los Angeles, CA, San Diego, CA and the founders’ hometown of Kansas City, MO. 

    Listen as Shiv'on details how a major disappointing twist of fate prompted her to inspire so many young women’s lives. 

    You’ll hear about the highs, the lows, and the adversities they faced and the drive and tenacity they used to conquer them. 

    Want to learn more about Show Me Shoes and how you can donate to this incredible cause? Check out Donate to Show Me Shoes. 

     

    “When you don’t get outside of your bubble, you think the world is one way.” — Shiv'on Monique 

    “You have to really love and be really passionate about what you’re doing to stick with it.” — Shiv'on Monique 

    “We want to be that organization where people can say...Show Me Shoes helped me build my confidence...” — Shiv'on Monique 

    Today on The Adverse Effect: 

    Beginnings of the Proms Project   Discussing some of the adversity and challenges faced 

    Honoring women in the community with Moguls in Heels   Vegan journey   Long-term goals for Show Me Shoes  
     Resources Mentioned: 

    Moguls In Heels  

    Heal Thyself for Health and Longevity by Queen Afua   Man Heal Thyself: Journey to Optimal Wellness by Queen Afua 
    Connect with Shiv'on Monique: 

    Show Me Shoes Foundation  Show Me Shoes Foundation on Instagram 

    Show Me Shoes Foundation YouTube 
     

     

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    • 58 min
    Ep.61 | Empowering Yourself Through Health and Knowledge with Dr. Alison Ezell

    Ep.61 | Empowering Yourself Through Health and Knowledge with Dr. Alison Ezell

    The global pandemic has touched us all; in these times of uncertainty, it is easy to feel out of control. 

    On today’s The Adverse Effect, we talk to Dallas, Texas-based chiropractor Dr Alison Ezell and discuss how you can proactively take steps to maintain your health during the COVID-19 pandemic, including the importance of healthy eating and tips on supplements. 

    As of October 2020, there have been 44 million global cases of COVID-19 with, sadly, 1.1 million deaths. These high numbers can promote fear, so it’s important to also remember that 32 million people have recovered from the disease too. 

    Dr. Ezell gives us insights into the concept of how fear and negative energy can attract disease on a cellular level and how crucial it is to be conscious of negative thought patterns.  

    In The Gift of Ruin (a memoir by Dr. Ezell) she shares her journey to womanhood. She eloquently discusses marriage and relationships, wealth building, mentorships, leadership, purpose, health, and self-development. Knowing the power of these tools, she wants to equip women with the necessary knowledge so that they may fully embody each of these attributes in their lives. 

     

    “...the way to get out of that poverty mentality is ... to read” — Dr Alison Ezell 

     

    “This is a man’s world we live in as women… so we have to control our emotions because if we can’t control our emotions, we can’t control anything” — Dr Alison Ezell 
     

    Today on The Adverse Effect: 

    Proactively navigating COVID-19  Foods to keep you healthy  Supplements to aid your immune system  

    The benefits and taboo of talking therapy   The importance of reading  
     Resources Mentioned: 

    The Gift of Ruin by Dr Alison Ezell  The Biology of Belief by Bruce Lipton 

    Garden of Life   The Banker's Code ~ The Most Powerful Wealth-Building Strategies Finally Revealed by George Antone  Unfair Advantage: The Power of Financial Education by Robert T. Kiyosaki 
    Connect with Dr Alison Ezell: 

    Dr Alison Ezell’s website  

    Dr Alison Ezell on Facebook  Dr Alison Ezell on Instagram 
      

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    Thank you for joining us on today’s episode of The Adverse Effect! If you like what you hear, remember to rate us highly on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. 

     

    Get 15% off goodies at our store by subscribing! All you have to do is leave a review and email or DM for your promo code.  

    Don’t forget to check out our website, or hang out with us on Twitter to stay up-to-date on what’s in store for you! 

    The Adverse Effect podcast with Ken Cheadle is proudly produced by Podcast Wagon. 

    • 50 min

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