38 episodes

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

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0, 55 Ratings

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.

    It Was Always Steven featuring Barbara Majeski

    It Was Always Steven featuring Barbara Majeski

    Financial and home stability eluded Barbara Majeski’s family when she was growing up but even when they were shuffled between parents, she and her three siblings always had great love.⁣⁣From an early age, Barbara took extra care of her younger brother Steven who was born with a genetically inherited neurological impairment called Fragile X, watching over him and keeping him safe. She was fourteen when urgent family circumstances threatened to separate her from Steven and that’s when she pledged to take care of him and protect him forever, ultimately raising her three children to also look out for him.⁣⁣Her commitment to Steven anchored her during her fight with stage 3 cancer and inspired her to keep going even when she didn’t think she had anything left. In this episode, Barbara, now cancer-free for four and a half years, shares her and Steven’s story, how serving others has changed her life, and what she’s gained from the most difficult things she’s gone through. ⁣⁣⁣Connect with Barbara:⁣Website⁣Instagram⁣⁣Connect With Ronit:⁣For more about this episode click here!⁣Instagram⁣Facebook⁣

    • 52 min
    Healthcare is a Gender Issue featuring Dr. Shikha Jain

    Healthcare is a Gender Issue featuring Dr. Shikha Jain

    With women physicians losing childcare during the pandemic, gender equity in medicine has taken a giant step back.⁣⁣Healthcare workers that were once overworked are now exhausted and facing supply shortages. And COVID-19 which should never have been a political issue has become one. The healthcare system needs a reboot, says Dr. Shikha Jain a board-certified hematology and oncology physician and the founder and chair of the Women in Medicine Summit and that reboot needs to be intentional.⁣⁣She has made it her mission to work toward closing the gender gap in healthcare and nurture voices and organizations that need amplifying. In this episode, Dr. Jain shines a light on the myriad ways equity in medicine needs to improve, offers best practices for staying healthy this summer, and shares non politicized resources for coping with COVID.⁣⁣Connect with Shikha:⁣Website⁣Instagram ⁣Twitter⁣⁣Episode Resources:⁣Women In Medicine Summit⁣IMPACT⁣⁣Connect With Ronit:⁣For more about this episode click here!⁣Instagram⁣Facebook⁣

    • 50 min
    Forgiving the Father Who Left featuring Juan Aleman

    Forgiving the Father Who Left featuring Juan Aleman

    Juan Aleman spent his latchkey childhood missing his father who left when he was a baby. Besides spending a summer here and there with his father all he knew about him were the memories his older sisters shared of a man who had a drinking problem and hurt their mother. ⁣⁣Juan joined the army and had begun a family of his own when he and his father who was newly sober reconciled. At last, Juan got to know the man who had left him and they forged a close connection in the time they had left together.⁣⁣In this episode, Juan shares the story of how he forgave his father for leaving, what parenting means to him, and how after years of drinking he got sober himself.⁣⁣Connect with Juan:⁣Website⁣Podcast⁣⁣Connect With Ronit:⁣For more about this episode click here!⁣Instagram⁣Facebook

    • 42 min
    The Hope for Something Different featuring Lisa Butler

    The Hope for Something Different featuring Lisa Butler

    A feminist before she knew what feminism was Lisa Butler grew up wondering why she and her mother were members of a strict Pentecostal church on the south side of Chicago, one that stripped women of their freedom and asked them to give up their power to the pulpit.⁣⁣Lisa was a smart and motivated student with dreams for her future but had to put them on hold when she got pregnant at 16. Now a licensed clinical social worker with a special interest in the physical and emotional effects of chronic stress that black women experience living in dangerous neighborhoods, she works in private practice and has also mentored teen moms in Chicago to help them think critically and help better care for themselves.⁣⁣In this episode, Lisa shares her views on oppression, how a lack of basic resources like jobs, quality healthcare, and education have perpetuated the cycle of poverty, and the work she's doing on What’s Left Behind, her documentary highlighting the moms and families of murdered young people lost to gun violence in Chicago.⁣⁣Connect with Lisa:⁣Website⁣⁣Connect With Ronit:⁣For more about this episode click here!⁣Instagram⁣Facebook⁣

    • 52 min
    #PodcastBlackout

    #PodcastBlackout

    A reading of some of the names of black people slain by police violence or hate crimes.#podcastblackout #BlackLivesMatter

    • 1 min
    Reinventing Home featuring Rebecca West

    Reinventing Home featuring Rebecca West

    After the breakdown of her marriage, Rebecca West was ready to start her new life but reminders of her previous one filled her home. That’s when she realized she would have to transform her space to break free from her old story and reinvent herself. What began as a fresh interior became a new career, a new relationship, and the conviction that living spaces influence and reinforce what we believe about ourselves and the world and even how other people treat us. In this episode Rebecca shares her own story of self-discovery, what growing up on the move in an army family taught her about home, and offers inspiration for creating an environment that can nurture and support us through times of stress.  Connect with Rebecca:InstagramHappy Starts at Home BookSeriously Happy Homes WebsiteBusiness Coaching Website Connect With Ronit:For more about this episode click here!InstagramFacebook

    • 38 min

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55 Ratings

55 Ratings

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Great listen!

Such a great subject matter to focus on. Everyone has turning point moments that in retrospect shape our entire futures. Awesome job!

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