184 episodes

Through an audio drama, episodes of thought-provoking conversations and bonus recordings, the listening audience can learn some of the issues that the adoption community face from the perspective of the adoptee.

Once Upon A Time...In Adopteeland Jennifer Dyan Ghoston

    • Society & Culture

Through an audio drama, episodes of thought-provoking conversations and bonus recordings, the listening audience can learn some of the issues that the adoption community face from the perspective of the adoptee.

    184. Dr. Katherin Elizabeth (K E) Garland: "In Search of a Salve: Memoir of a Sex Addict"

    184. Dr. Katherin Elizabeth (K E) Garland: "In Search of a Salve: Memoir of a Sex Addict"

    Dr. Katherin Elizabeth (K E) Garland is an award-winning creative nonfiction writer, blogger, and author based in Florida. She uses personal essays and memoir to de-marginalize women’s experiences with an intent to highlight and humanize contemporary issues, such as reproductive rights, intergenerational trauma, adoption, and mental health issues. Her work has appeared in several online magazines and anthologies, including Midnight & Indigo and Chicken Soup for the Soul. Garland’s debut memoir, In Search of a Salve: Memoir of a Sex Addict was released September 2023 with NEW Reads Publications. She is married, with two adult daughters and is an associate professor at a community college. 
    Website: https://www.kegarland.com/
    Music by Corey Quinn

    • 55 min
    183. Lisa Bouler: "Resiliency and Faith"

    183. Lisa Bouler: "Resiliency and Faith"

    Lisa K Bouler is a returning guest.
    She was born and adopted in Chicago. From an early age her adoptive parents shared her adoption story and encouraged her to search for her biological family. With their support, she eventually found out she was not only a big sister to her parent’s biological child, but a big sister to her own four biological siblings. Lisa is the mother of two phenomenal young adults aged 22 and 25. She has been in education for 34 years. In her spare time, she runs marathons, crochets, and tends to her vegetable gardens. 
    StoryCorps: https://storycorps.org/stories/adopted-woman-finds-siblings-learns-family-secret/
    Music by Corey Quinn

    • 53 min
    182. Dr. Stephen Rowley: "The Lost Coin: A Memoir of Adoption and Destiny"

    182. Dr. Stephen Rowley: "The Lost Coin: A Memoir of Adoption and Destiny"

    Dr. Stephen Rowley became a psychotherapist after a rich and varied career in K-12 and higher education. He earned his B.A. at the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a major in English and Psychology. He also earned a Ph.D. in Administration and Policy Analysis from the Graduate School of Education of Stanford University and an M.A. in Counseling Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara, California. Dr. Rowley holds a license as a Mental Health Counselor (LMHC, #LH61080171) in Washington State and is formally trained in Mindfulness Meditation. Additionally, he has completed Advanced Training in Somatic Transformation™, Certification Level l of Dream Tending, and a yearlong course from the Centre for Psychological Astrology in London, U.K. My recent training includes “Ethics in the Context of Cultural Diversity,” taught by Samuel Kimbles, Ph.D.
    Dr. Rowley is available for a brief, no-cost phone consultation to answer your questions about his practice and him.
    Website: https://stephenrowley108.com/
    Music by Corey Quinn

    • 45 min
    181. Autumn: "FOG Lifters and Smog Grifters"

    181. Autumn: "FOG Lifters and Smog Grifters"

    Rebecca Autumn is a returning guest to the podcast.
    Rebecca Autumn Sansom is a documentary filmmaker, event planner, and non-profit director. Her films, including Reckoning with the Primal Wound (2023) and Trainsforming America (2012), have screened at film festivals and public and private events throughout the United States. She is the founder and director of the non-profit, the WAVYS, that hosts a music awards show annually in New York City with generous support from the NYC Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment. As a native Nashvillian, Rebecca’s life has been steeped in the sounds of Music City, and in 2015 she won a Midsouth Regional Emmy for her work on Tout Your Town, a travel series produced by Genuine Human Productions in Nashville, TN.
    Watch: Reckoning with The Primal Wound
    Website: Variety Feature on The Wavys www.thewavys.org
    Music by Corey Quinn

    • 54 min
    180. Mee Ok Icaro: "Holding Compassionate Space"

    180. Mee Ok Icaro: "Holding Compassionate Space"

    Mee Ok Icaro (pronounced “Mee Oak Ee-car-oh”), is a unique and powerful voice in the world of visionary medicine and personal growth. As a Writer, Book Doula, Sacred Medicine Advisor and Integration Specialist, Life Purpose Coach and Guide, Mee Ok is dedicated to helping individuals heal and find their path in life. Skilled in Gabor Maté’s Compassionate Inquiry approach, a method she has personally integrated for over a decade to transform her own life, she integrates many teachings from a variety of traditions, from ancient to modern.
    With a passion for writing and a talent for prose, Mee Ok is an award-winning stylist and poet. Her work has appeared in notable publications like the LA Times, Boston Globe Magazine, and Michael Pollan’s Trips Worth Telling anthology. She was even featured in Gabor Maté’s New York Times bestseller The Myth of Normal and the Netflix docuseries [Un]Well. With over a decade of experience working with ayahuasca and dieting seven master plants, Mee Ok is curing a near-fatal autoimmune disease, scleroderma, and is dedicated to helping others heal and recover their birthright of authenticity and truth.
    Mee Ok holds a BA in Philosophy from Boston University and an MFA in Creative Nonfiction, and has studied the history of sexuality and medicine at Harvard. She is currently in the process of being initiated in her own indigenous tradition of Korean shamanism (mudang) and as an ayahuasquera in the Shipibo lineage. With a diverse set of passions, including racial and disability equity, adoptee advocacy, social justice, film, literature, doggies, and drag, Mee Ok is a curious soul with a wealth of knowledge and experience she loves to share. To learn more about her writing and work, visit Mee-ok.com
    Website: https://holdingcompassionate.space/
    Music by Corey Quinn

    • 1 hr 4 min
    179. Shelise Keum Mee Gieseke: "Head of Operations at Adoption Mosaic"

    179. Shelise Keum Mee Gieseke: "Head of Operations at Adoption Mosaic"

    Shelise Keum Mee Gieseke (s/hers) is the head of operations at Adoption Mosaic. She has worked in the adoption community as an editor, educator, and administrator for over 10 years, including editing and curating the blog Land of Gazillion Adoptees and the online magazine Gazillion Voices. Shelise is also an intercountry Korean, interracial adoptee who was adopted as an infant by a white family and raised on a farm in Minnesota. She has three siblings who are biological children of her adoptive parents. She has searched for but is not in reunion with her Korean family. Shelise lives in Portland, OR and is parenting two biological biracial children with her husband. 
    Website Resources: https://adoptionmosaic.com/ https://gazillionvoices.com/
    Music by Corey Quinn

    • 46 min

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