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The SavvyCast is a podcast of the Family Savvy blog, where Jamie Tarence will host savvy guests to discuss real life topics that affect us all. Food and family. Marriage and divorce. Fitness and health. The Enneagram and relationships. Each episode is designed to entertain, educate and inspire all who listen. Everyone is welcome at the table! So grab a cup of coffee, and let’s talk.

The SavvyCast Jamie Tarence

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The SavvyCast is a podcast of the Family Savvy blog, where Jamie Tarence will host savvy guests to discuss real life topics that affect us all. Food and family. Marriage and divorce. Fitness and health. The Enneagram and relationships. Each episode is designed to entertain, educate and inspire all who listen. Everyone is welcome at the table! So grab a cup of coffee, and let’s talk.

    Vaginal Health: Best Practices + Tips with Lizzie Harbin

    Vaginal Health: Best Practices + Tips with Lizzie Harbin

    This week, Lizzie Harbin shares all about vaginal health, from why it is important to the best practices to maintain it! 
    Episode At A Glance:  This week on The SavvyCast, I am joined by Lizzie Harbin to discuss vaginal health. Listeners may remember Lizzie from her episode on compounded medicine! In this episode, Lizzie shares why vaginal health is an important aspect of women's health. She explains how she became interested in sharing about this topic with others, advice on how to prevent and treat a UTI, the best tampons to use, and so much more! 
    Who Is Lizzie Harbin?   Lizzie Harbin is Vice President of Public Affairs, Communications, Education, and Human Resources at PCAA. She lives with her husband Rod Harbin in Mountain Brook Alabama, and she has a daughter named Jillian (24) and a son named Jack (22). Lizzie’s multi-faceted role within PCAA focuses on preserving and amplifying PCAA’s most valuable asset − its high-performing culture − while her work and leadership in the industry support her passion to ensure that all patients have access to life-enhancing compounded medication. Lizzie earned her bachelor’s degree in Communication from Tulane.
    Questions Answered In This Episode: How did Lizzie become interested in talking about vaginal health with others? What exactly is a yeast infection and a UTI? Why can an antibiotic sometimes not be helpful in treating UTIs? What are the benefits of taking glutathione? How can you prevent a UTI? What is a good brand of tampons to use for vaginal health/hygiene? Resources Mentioned In This Episode: Ellura supplements Hanky Pank Underwear  Wellness Pharmacy in Birmingham  Prebiotics and Probiotics I hope you enjoyed this episode! As always, if you have time to rate, review, and subscribe to The SavvyCast on Apple Podcasts, it would be SO appreciated!!!
    If you like this podcast, be sure to check these out:
    How And Why Compounded Medicine Can Be Life Altering For Many Women
    Women's Health Q&A with OBGYN Dr. Justin Aldred

    • 49 min
    Behind the Scenes of Family Savvy: Meet the Team

    Behind the Scenes of Family Savvy: Meet the Team

    As Family Savvy has grown over the last few years, so has the wonderful team of people behind it! In this episode, listeners get a behind the scene peek as they meet the faces behind Family Savvy!
    Episode At A Glance: In this week's episode of The SavvyCast, I invited the members of the Family Savvy team to join me and share their different roles with listeners. I have so enjoyed working with each of them, and it just didn't feel right to keep them to myself! Here we discuss how Family Savvy has grown over the last three years, what each team member contributes, as well as all the behind-the-scene details of the inner workings of Family Savvy. I know you will love getting to know the Family Savvy Team as much as I have!
    Who Is Finlay Coupland?  Finlay Coupland is a recent graduate of Samford University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and Mass Communication with concentrations in Public Relations, Advertising, and Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Theatre. She is currently making magic at the Walt Disney World Resort as a part of the Disney College Program. Finlay has happily been a part of the Family Savvy team as the Social Media Coordinator, Project Manager, and Podcast Editor for over 2.5 years. In her free time, Finlay enjoys dancing, acting, and watching Survivor.
    Who Is Christopher Bailey? Chris Bailey has been working in video production and editing for over 10 years and has been with The SavvyCast since its inception in 2019. Chris has worked with clients from Hollywood to New York City, with Emmy Award Winning Directors and Cinematographers, but his goal is always the same, to demonstrate the lasting, impactful effect video and audio can have on the lives of others. In his spare time, Chris enjoys all things tech related, from video games to coding to personal content creation.
    Who Is Benz Rosette? With a background in Psychology, Benz used her degree as her leverage in creating and implementing effective marketing strategies for various businesses and brands in the US and UK. Her passion for writing and her enthusiasm to learn new things led her to quit her 9-to-5 job and work as a freelancer specializing in email, social media, and content marketing. Benz, an ESTJ, considers herself a dedicated and motivated individual who prioritizes excellence above all else. She is a risk-taker and an avid fan of learning new things. Hence, her vast experience in handling clients from diverse niches and industries. While you may find her working on the weekends, Benz also enjoys traveling and is always down to go anywhere with good food. 
    Who Is Robert Drake? Robert Drake is the co-owner of Creekside Systems and an avid technologist.  He’s been supporting Jamie & the Family Savvy website for over a decade. He lives in Phoenicia, New York in the very center of the beautiful Catskill Mountains where he also runs a small gift shop with jewelry and photography.
    Who Is Sarah Morgan Johnson? Sarah Morgan Johnson grew up in Birmingham, Alabama, where she graduated from Briarwood Christian School. She then attended Mississippi State University where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English with a minor in Pre-Law. After falling in love with Starkville, she decided to continue her education at "The School Up North," or The University of Mississippi in Oxford. Obsessed with all things "Southern," she is currently getting a Master of Arts degree in Southern Studies. When she is not reading or writing, Sarah Morgan loves taking barre classes, cooking for friends, attending church at Christ Presbyterian, and playing pickleball.  
    Questions Answered In This Episode: How did Jamie meet and discovered each team member? What is the podcast producing process like? How much growth has The SavvyCast experienced in the past 3 years? What is each member of the blog team in charge of? How does the blog team create content? Connect With the Family Savvy Team: Jamie: LinkedIn Finlay: LinkedIn Robert:

    • 37 min
    Everything You Need to Know About Radiation Oncology with Dr. Richard Pearlman

    Everything You Need to Know About Radiation Oncology with Dr. Richard Pearlman

    While radiation is a common cancer treatment, few people actually know what it is and how it affects patients. In this episode, Dr. Richard Pearlman shares with listeners his expertise in radiation oncology. 
    Episode At A Glance: Whether we battle it ourselves or walk through it with friends and family, cancer touches almost everyone. This week, Dr. Richard Pearlman joins The SavvyCast to educate listeners on radiation oncology. Dr. Pearlman is a radiation oncologist with Alliance Cancer Care. In this episode, he shares what radiation oncology is, who can benefit from it, as well as what treatment looks like. 
    Who is Dr. Richard Pearlman?  Dr. Pearlman was born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama. He attended Birmingham-Southern College in Birmingham, Alabama. He received his medical doctorate from the University of South Alabama College of Medicine in Mobile, Alabama. Following medical school, he completed his internship at Brookwood Baptist Health in Birmingham, Alabama. Additionally, he completed his residency in radiation oncology at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, where he served as Chief Resident in his final year. Dr. Pearlman has experience in several radiation therapy treatments, including stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT), stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT), and high dose-rate brachytherapy (HDR brachytherapy). In addition to his education and medical training, Dr. Pearlman has been awarded numerous honors and has authored several articles in peer-reviewed medical publications. He is married to Dr. Hailey Park, who is a dentist in Muscle Shoals, Alabama.
    Questions Answered In This Episode:  How did Dr. Pearlman get into radiation oncology? What is the difference between radiology and radiation oncology? When is radiation the best option? What is radiation oncology? How does radiation treat breast cancer? What are some of the differences between radiation treatment and chemotherapy? Does insurance typically cover radiation treatment? What diseases does Dr. Pearlman treat the most? What are the side effects of radiation, especially for head and neck cancer patients? How many treatments a week are typical? What are most radiation treatments like? I hope you enjoyed this episode! As always, if you have time to rate, review, and subscribe to The SavvyCast on Apple Podcasts, it would be SO appreciated!!!
    If you like this podcast, be sure to check these out:
    Men can get Breast Cancer Too: Talking with a Male Breast Cancer Survivor
    Let's Talk: Surviving Cancer When You’re Given Two Months To Live
     

    • 37 min
    Why Buying Beef from a Local Farmer is a Good Idea

    Why Buying Beef from a Local Farmer is a Good Idea

    This week, Tom West joins The SavvyCast to share about his cattle business, River West Cattle. Tom shares how he got into the cattle business as well as how he gets meat from the farm to consumers.
    Episode At A Glance: This week on The SavvyCast, I am joined by Tom West of River West Cattle. Tom's business is located in Alpine, Alabama and its mission is to provide customers with delicious, healthy farm-raised beef at affordable prices. In this episode, Tom shares how River West Cattle first began and the details of their products. Additionally, he explains how listeners and other customers can purchase beef on their website. 
    Who Is Tom West?  Tom West's family started in the cattle business about ten years ago when he and his son bought 15 Brangus cattle and a bull. Today, the herd has grown to close to 100 mama cows and three registered bulls, which they raise on approximately 500 fertile acres of mixed pasture and forest bordering the Coosa River. They have also grown as cattle farmers and have learned how to best care for their cattle while producing delicious and healthy products for human consumption.
    Questions Answered In This Episode:  How did Tom get into this business? What are steers? How does cattle farming work? What is hanging weight? How does meat get from the farm to the consumer? What is the difference between fully grass-fed meat and grain-fed meats? How do you cook grass-fed meat? What are the different options you can purchase from their website? What is their pricing like compared to grocery stores? Resources Mentioned In This Episode:  Purchase beef through the River West website  River West's Facebook page I hope you enjoyed this episode! As always, if you have time to rate, review, and subscribe to The SavvyCast on Apple Podcasts, it would be SO appreciated!!!
    If you like this podcast, be sure to check these out:
    Let's Talk: How to Turn a Pole Barn into a Lovely Cottage with Sharon Gilbert
    Let’s Talk BBQ with Martin’s BBQ Joint Founder Pat Martin

    • 25 min
    How to Choose the Perfect Kitchen Tile & Stone that is Right for You

    How to Choose the Perfect Kitchen Tile & Stone that is Right for You

    If you are interested in or in the process of renovating your home, you will love this informative episode! Courtney Myrick of the Triton Stone Group discusses all things kitchen tile and stone.
    Episode At A Glance:  This week on The SavvyCast, Courtney Myrick of Triton Stone Group joins me to discuss all things tile and stone! Whether you are thinking about renovating your kitchen, in the process of building a home, or you just enjoy learning about home improvement, this episode is sure to inform. Picking out the tile and stone for your kitchen can be one of the trickiest (and most expensive) parts of renovating a kitchen. In this episode, Courtney shares her tile and stone expertise as well as savvy tips for saving money in the process! 
    Questions Answered In This Episode:  What is a stone fabricator? Why should you have one? What is the difference between renovating with an “existing footprint” or doing a total gut of your space? Which should you choose first: the tile or the stone? What are the main differences between marble, quartz, quartzite, and granite? How can you get a higher-end, trendy look for your kitchen using black granite? What are the sturdier, harder marbles? Shadow Storm Bianco Carrara Statuary Thassos Vermont Derby  What are some of the most popular and sturdy quartzites? Taj Mahal Cristallo White Macaubas Azul Resources Mentioned In This Episode: Instagram: @tritonstonegroup
    Website: https://tritonstone.com/
    Email: cmyrick@tritonstone.com (Triton Stone Group: BIRMINGHAM, AL)
    Schedule an appointment here: https://tritonstone.com/online-scheduling/
    I hope you enjoyed this episode! As always, if you have time to rate, review, and subscribe to The SavvyCast on Apple Podcasts, it would be SO appreciated!!!
    If you like this podcast, be sure to check these out:
    Laura Dockery Talks Home Design, Decor, and Trends for 2022
    Let’s Talk: Southern Traditional Interior Design Trends With Home With Hechart
     

    • 43 min
    A Conversation with Great American Media CEO Bill Abbott

    A Conversation with Great American Media CEO Bill Abbott

    In today's day and age, finding wholesome, quality entertainment can be a real challenge. In this episode, Bill Abbott shares details of his family-friendly media company GAC. 
    Episode At A Glance: This week, I had the privilege of sitting down with the President and Chief Executive Officer of Great American Media, Bill Abbott. In addition to co-founding Great American Media in June of 2021, Bill has over 30 years of impressive leadership experience in cable television. His prior experience includes his role as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Crown Media Family Networks, the parent company of Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, and Hallmark Drama. In this episode, Bill shares what kind of content viewers can expect from GAC. Additionally, he shares the core values that formed the company and how GAC was born. 
    Who Is Bill Abbot?  Bill Abbott is President and Chief Executive Officer of Great American Media. Abbott co-founded Great American Media in June 2021 and led the company’s acquisition of Great American County Network from Discovery, Inc. and RIDE TV. These were rebranded as GAC Family and GAC Living respectively in September 2021. The following month, Abbott oversaw the debut of Great American Christmas, a new franchise featuring 12 original, holiday-themed movies and specials, and in June 2021 he launched Great American Adventures, the company’s first FAST (free ad-supporting streaming TV) channel which features scripted and unscripted content celebrating Americana.
    Abbott is an industry veteran with more than 30 years of leadership experience in cable television. Previously, Abbott served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Crown Media Family Networks, the parent company of Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, and Hallmark Drama, which are owned and operated by Hallmark Cards, Inc. Abbott’s vision and passion for the brand established Hallmark Channel as the leading destination for quality, family-friendly entertainment on cable. 
    Prior to serving as President and CEO, Abbott was Executive Vice President of Ad Sales for Crown Media Family Networks. There he oversaw the company’s Ad Sales team and digital network development. Before his 20-year tenure at Crown Media, Abbott served as Senior Vice President of Advertising Sales for Fox Family Worldwide. Prior to that, Abbott held research positions with CBS Radio Networks, Seltel, Inc., and Nadler & Larimer Advertising.
    Abbott currently serves on the board of directors for Animal Humane, Parents TV & Media Council, and International Radio & Television Society Foundation and is a 2017 inductee into Broadcasting & Cable’s Hall of Fame.  He is a graduate of the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts.
    What Is Great American Media?  Great American Media is home to Great American Family “Stories Well Told” and Great American Living “Life Well Lived.” As the company’s flagship network, Great American Family features family-friendly series, original holiday movies, and seasonal romcoms. Great American media focuses on producing content that celebrates faith, family, and country. Great American Living is the unscripted companion to Great American Family that celebrates America’s family-friendly traditions every day and every season.  
    Questions Answered In This Episode:  Have some actors or actresses from Hallmark moved over to GAC to create content? How did GAC come to be? What are the future plans for GAC?  How does GAC stick to its values?  When is the GAC app going to be released and what will be included in the app? How can you access GAC’s Christmas movies and other media? What kind of content can I expect from GAC? Connect With GAC Instagram: @gactv and @gacliving Find what channel GAC is on here Sign up for their newsletter here I hope you enjoyed this episode! As always, if you have time to rate, review, and subscribe to The SavvyCast on Apple Podcasts, it would be

    • 34 min

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