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Take a deep dive into a featured guest’s personal history; the pivotal moments of their childhood and adulthood that defined them and the crucial and sometimes painful decisions they made that forever changed the course of their lives. Each episode of And Then Everything Changed is an intimate conversation; sometimes funny, sometimes profound. Hosted by Ronit Plank.

And Then Everything Changed Ronit Plank

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Take a deep dive into a featured guest’s personal history; the pivotal moments of their childhood and adulthood that defined them and the crucial and sometimes painful decisions they made that forever changed the course of their lives. Each episode of And Then Everything Changed is an intimate conversation; sometimes funny, sometimes profound. Hosted by Ronit Plank.

    Ninety-Nine Fire Hoops featuring Allison Hong Merrill

    Ninety-Nine Fire Hoops featuring Allison Hong Merrill

    When Allison Hong Merrill was growing up in the slums of Taiwan her family was riddled with cycles of alcoholism and domestic violence. She couldn’t imagine a different life until she met Mormon missionaries, began attending church, and witnessed, for the first time, families who cared for one another. She became more and more active in the church and eventually fell in love, moving to the US to be with her American husband. But soon after, he abandoned Allison, took her money, and left her alone in her new country with no resources.


     


    In this episode, Allison, whose new memoir Ninety-Nine Fire Hoops is out this month, shares how she found strength, created a new life for herself, and what her past has helped her understand.


     


    Connect With Allison:


    Ninety-Nine Fire Hoops on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Ninety-Nine-Fire-Hoops-Allison-Merrill/dp/1647421896


    Allison's Website: www.allisonhongmerrill.com,


    Allison's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/allison.hong.merrill


    Allison's Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/xieshou


    Allison's Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/allisonhongmerrill


     


    Connect With Ronit:


    For more about this episode click here! https://andtheneverythingchangedpodcast.com


    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ronitplank/


    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RonitPlankCreative/


    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAlSZFpcksgdHopmBLUXfLA

    • 49 min
    Surviving Domestic Violence and Building a New Life featuring Sonia Frontera

    Surviving Domestic Violence and Building a New Life featuring Sonia Frontera

    Sonia Frontera, a collaborative divorce lawyer and author of divorce and relationship-related books, survived a 7-year toxic marriage. She married at 24 and on the flight to her honeymoon right after the wedding, her husband became a whole new person. He went from a loving man to a violent controlling one. For years she suffered behind closed doors because of fear of judgement from her family and the Church but when she finally had enough, they divorced. She has now been happily married for 21 years and helps other women navigate divorce and regaining independence from their toxic relationships.


     


    She is a domestic violence advocate and shares that domestic violence is not just physical violence. Her books include workbooks to follow along with, so the reader can find the answer themselves.


     


    Domestic Violence Hotline: 1.800.799.SAFE







    Connect with Sonia:


    Website: www.soniafrontera.com


    Sonia’s Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sistersguides/


    Sonia’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/FronteraSonia


     


    Author of Solve the Divorce Dilemma: Do You Keep Your Husband or Do You Post Him on Craigslist?


    and Relationship Solutions: Effective Strategies to Heal Your Heart and Create the Happiness You Deserve







    Connect With Ronit:


    For more about this episode click here! https://andtheneverythingchangedpodcast.com


    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ronitplank/


    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RonitPlankCreative/


    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAlSZFpcksgdHopmBLUXfLA

    • 33 min
    Catalogue Baby - A memoir of (In)Fertility featuring Myriam Steinberg

    Catalogue Baby - A memoir of (In)Fertility featuring Myriam Steinberg

    A few months after Myriam Steinberg turned forty, she decided she couldn’t wait any longer to become a mother. She made the difficult decision to begin the process of conceiving a child without a partner. With her family and friends to support her, she picked a sperm donor and was on her way.


     


    But Myriam’s journey was far from straightforward. She experienced the soaring highs and devastating lows of becoming pregnant and then losing her babies. She grappled with the best decision to make when choosing donors or opting for a medical procedure. She experienced first-hand the silences, loneliness, and taboos that come with experiences of fetal loss. Unafraid to publicize her experiences, though, she found that, in return, friends and strangers alike started sharing their own fertility stories with her. Although the lack of understanding and language around fetal loss and grief often made it very hard to navigate everyday life, she nonetheless found solace in the community around her who rallied to support her through her journey.


     


    In this episode Myriam shares her story, how her graphic memoir came to be and what her life is like now years after her fertility journey began.


     


    Connect with Myriam:


    www.cataloguebabynovel.com


    Myriam's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/catalogue_baby/



    Twitter: https://twitter.com/cataloguebaby



    TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@myriam_writes



    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/myriam.steinberg


     


    Connect With Ronit:


    For more about this episode click here! https://andtheneverythingchangedpodcast.com


    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ronitplank/


    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RonitPlankCreative/


    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAlSZFpcksgdHopmBLUXfLA

    • 44 min
    My Salinger Year and a Second Chance at Love featuring Joanna Rakoff

    My Salinger Year and a Second Chance at Love featuring Joanna Rakoff

    Calling all romantics, writers, and memoir lovers--this episode is for you! When Joanna Rakoff, best selling author of  A Fortunate Age and My Salinger Year (now also a movie starring Sigourney Weaver and Margaret Qualley), took a job at a storied New York literary agency back in her twenties she had no idea her experience there answering letters addressed to J.D. Salinger about Catcher in the Rye and assisting the author himself would shape her life for decades to come. In this episode we dive deep into the book that would change everything for her career and Joanna tells the story of marrying the wrong man, reuniting with the right man, and how they found a life together long after she thought they had missed their chance. 



     


    Connect with Joanna:


    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/joannarakoff/


    Twitter: https://twitter.com/joannarakoff


    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/joanna.rakoff


    Website: http://www.joannarakoff.com/


    Watch My Salinger Year here: https://www.amazon.com/My-Salinger-Year-Margaret-Qualley/dp/B08XST93XK/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=My+Salinger+Year&qid=1629149640&s=instant-video&sr=1-1


     


    Connect With Ronit:


    For more about this episode click here! https://andtheneverythingchangedpodcast.com


    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ronitplank/


    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RonitPlankCreative/


    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAlSZFpcksgdHopmBLUXfLA

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Warrior Culture and Mental Health in Law Enforcement featuring Scott Medlin

    Warrior Culture and Mental Health in Law Enforcement featuring Scott Medlin

    When Scott Medlin returned from his second deployment to Iraq he didn’t realize he was suffering from PTSD, but knew something was wrong. He experienced confusion and anger and struggled with alcohol and didn’t know how to get back to who he was before entering the marine corp. Though he never regretted his decision to serve his country he often felt he was on an emotional rollercoaster. As he began to work on himself he came to understand that humans are not machines and the brain is not built for the kind of stress that combat brings. His need to protect and give back led him to the police force where he has served since then but in January 2020 he learned the scope of mental health issues and the suicide rate among cops. In this episode Scott shares what he’s learned about trauma and its effect on law enforcement, and how in writing his new book and lecturing  he has become an advocate for mandatory mental health support for officers.


    Connect with Scott:


    Scott's Book: 101 Health Tips For Police Officers: How To Be Physically, Mentally, Spiritually, and Socially Fit For Duty  https://bit.ly/101HealthTipsForPoliceOfficers


    Scott's Youtube: https://bit.ly/LawEnforcementMotivation


    Scott's Book: Mental Health Fight Of The Heroes In Blue: How To Mentally Survive Working as a Police Officer https://bit.ly/MentalHealthHeroesBook


     


    Connect With Ronit:


    For more about this episode click here!


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    • 49 min
    Weed Mom featuring Danielle Simone Brand

    Weed Mom featuring Danielle Simone Brand

    When Danielle Simone Brand began researching cannabis years ago she had no idea she would become a full-fledged canna-mom and even write a book about how helpful weed can be to mental and physical health and to a sense of well-being so many mothers miss while raising their families. Her book Weed Mom, The Canna-Curious Woman's Guide to Healthier Relaxation, Happier Parenting, and Chilling TF Out, is made for busy moms and debunks the “lazy stoner” stereotype and details the health benefits of weed and how it can help with pain, sleep, anxiety and improve sex. The book also covers the types of cannabis products available, the status of legalization in the U.S. and the history of incarceration for marijuana possession and its impact on brown and Black communities. In this episode, Danielle joins me to share her story of quitting alcohol, diving into the world of cannabis, and becoming a full fledged weed mom. 


     


    Connect with Danielle:


    Instagram @daniellesimonebrand


    Facebook @WeedMomAuthor


     


    Connect With Ronit:


    For more about this episode click here!


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    Facebook


    Youtube

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

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74 Ratings

74 Ratings

LauraSari ,

Fantastic Conversations About What Matters in Life

Ronit Plank uses a brilliant device to generate intimate, fascinating conversations with her guests: asking the question, “When did everything change?” We all have turning points in life that set us on a whole new trajectory. And those moments are vivid and memorable for both teller and listener. I love this show!

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The reason why I tune into these episodes are because of the authentic, genuine, real conversations that are being had and within each episode you can take something from it and apply it to what you currently have going on. I love hearing about others stories and them opening up because it bridges a connection.

Please keep providing great episodes! Many love what you’re doing and bringing to the world 🙏🏾

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