Appealing to women who’ve been put down; let down, beat down, but will NEVER, EVER, stay down! Hosts Christopher and Heather…Let’s talk, shall we...
VBB 220 Janine Latus: What Would It Take To Break The Cycle Of Intimate-Partner Abuse?
Janine Latus is the New York Times Best Best Selling author. Her book, If I Am Missing or Dead: A Sister’s Story of Love, Murder, and Liberation, is inspired by an ominous message written by her baby sister, Amy, in April 2002. Her note, carefully hidden in a desk drawer, reads, “Today Ron Ball and I are romantically involved,” “but I fear I have placed myself at risk in a variety of ways. Based on (Ron’s) criminal past, writing this out just seems like the smart thing to do. If I am missing or dead, this obviously has not protected me…” A short time later, Amy went missing. After an extensive search, her body was found wrapped in a tarp buried at a building site. As she had feared, Amy fell victim to gender-based violence, even though help was only a phone call away. Janine’s book and her conversation with us are in honor of her sister, but it is also a call to help women break the cycle of intimate-partner abuse.
VBB 219 Blythe Hill — Reluctant Hero In A Dress!
In 2009, a young student, Blythe Hill, challenged herself to wear a dress every day throughout December. Every December since, more people have joined Blythe's challenge, which has become an international cause fighting to end human trafficking. Blythe is now CEO/Founder of Dressember, a nonprofit currently raising millions to support trafficking victims and survivors worldwide. "Dressember is much more than an awareness campaign; we're a social movement rooted in the belief that all people deserve to be free. According to the International Labour Organization, human trafficking is a $150 billion industry. Dressember's goal is to break it.”
VBB 218 Taron Puri - His Soulutions Approach to Resolving Life’s Most Challenging Issues!
Taron Puri is a former Immigration Judge turned Podcaster, Author, Spiritual Guide, Mentor, and Healer specializing in connecting individuals, entrepreneurs, and organizations to Soul-lutions! Taron's Inside-Out strategy helps clients connect to their inner source. With his uncanny ability to identify the cause of stressful behaviors and their circumstances, Taron helps map out the best outcomes for any life obstacle, whether in business, relationships, or health. Additionally, Taron’s extensive training in Applied Energetics aids him in seeing all life as a manifestation of universal 'energy' that can be harnessed and transformed. Taron provides the necessary tools and techniques to assist individuals and organizations in making positive, life-enhancing changes. Taron's approach follows a simple truth: to become genuinely happy, success and fulfillment must be actively sought & wholly embraced.
VBB 217 Kristen Donnelly - The Hidden Dangers of Tolerance & Empathy!
Kristen Donnelly (MSW, M.Div, Ph.D.) is an award-winning, four-time TEDx speaker, international empathy educator, and researcher with two decades of experience in helping people understand the beauty in difference and the power of inclusivity. Kristen is a champion for social change and an expert on topics that include Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Intersectionality. "Both my brother and I were raised to understand that our purpose in life is to serve others — that the world should be better because we were in it — and that has infused every part of my life."
VBB 216 - Ansa Edim Shares Dating Horror Stories Turned Invaluable Life Lessons on Self Love!
Ansa Edim entered the treacherous world of dating apps after her ten-year relationship ended in divorce — she was 28. Since then, Ansa’s been navigating single life as a self-proclaimed fat, black social activist — the ultimate unconventional match. Ansa shares how her dating horror stories have become great fodder for her award-winning stage performances and invaluable life lessons many women can appreciate and learn from.
VBB 215 Sasha Cagen on her Memoir titled Wet — a Story of Healing through Sensuality!
Sasha Cagen is an executive and personal coach with a focus on women’s empowerment. She’s also the author of cult hit books Quirkyalone: A Manifesto for Uncompromising Romantics and To-Do List: What Our Lists Reveal About Us. Sarah was once a Silicon Valley startup founder who ran away to South America to listen to her body. “My career has been a series of creative projects, from books to companies. Do the same thing my whole life? No way! My unique empowerment methodologies have been featured in 100+ media outlets worldwide, from NPR and the New York Times to the Guardian and CNN. My latest work is my memoir — Wet, a story of healing through sensuality.
I love the content they provide. Always interesting and thought provoking. I was lucky to be a guest and the conversation was so natural, easy and fun!
An insightful podcast with so many powerful women as guests. Very easy listening and great hosts!
I really love this show! I was a guest on it once and the info they share is very informative, and creative. I highly suggest having a listen!