123 episodes

Blink of an Eye, a new podcast with Louise Phipps Senft, explores stories of trauma, grief, awakening, and epiphanies. Ms. Senft recounts her family’s experience navigating a life-changing accident that rendered her son, Archer, paralyzed from the neck on down. Told through real journal entries and inspiring guests, Blink of an Eye will inspire you to explore the true nature of our relationships and interconnectedness in the face of an event that changes everything.

Blink of an Eye blinkofaneye

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 28 Ratings

Blink of an Eye, a new podcast with Louise Phipps Senft, explores stories of trauma, grief, awakening, and epiphanies. Ms. Senft recounts her family’s experience navigating a life-changing accident that rendered her son, Archer, paralyzed from the neck on down. Told through real journal entries and inspiring guests, Blink of an Eye will inspire you to explore the true nature of our relationships and interconnectedness in the face of an event that changes everything.

    Season 3: Episode 1: What Happens Now?

    Season 3: Episode 1: What Happens Now?

    Get ready for Season 3 with a recap of the highs and lows of Season 2 of Blink of an Eye. Louise was reeling in the aftermath of Archer’s cardiac arrest and other medical failures as well as living in gratitude for the medical triumphs of a complicated injury.  After 30 tumultuous days, she and Archer were flying across the country to Atlanta, Georgia in what felt like the wings of angels. In this recap episode, take in the roller coaster of Blink of an Eye’s second season to remind you of your own capacity in crisis. You’ll hear snippets of Louise’s family and friend’s updates, interview excerpts from the medical team and more  — from every episode of the season! So settle in with a cup of tea or coffee for a comprehensive and riveting lookback.

    If you want to revisit individual episodes of Season 2, visit our Apple Podcasts page here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/blink-of-an-eye/id1526474466

    If you’re interested in taking part in our 10 minute listener survey,you may fill it out here: https://forms.gle/zGd8uXXLTCpm9qCEA

    Our theme music is Victoria Vox. Sound effects from this episode are from freesound.org.

    Music in this episode is:

    Poignant Meditative Piano by MusicLFiles

    Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/8752-poignant-meditative-piano

    License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

    Ambient Suspenseful Calm by MusicLFiles

    Link:https://filmusic.io/song/8563-ambient-suspenseful-calm

    License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

    Placid Ambient by MusicLFiles

    Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/6189-placid-ambient

    License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

    Reach Out and Touch by Diana Ross

    On Eagle's Wings by Michael Joncas performed by the Sunday 7pm Choir at St. Francis de Sales Church in Ajax, Ontario, Canada

    Immersed by Kevin MacLeod

    Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/3900-immersed

    License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

    Time to say Goodbye by MusicLFiles

    Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/8603-time-to-say-goodbye

    License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

    Emotional Piano Improvisation by Alexander Nakarada

    Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/6199-emotional-piano-improvisation

    License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

    Cinematic Background Sad by MusicLFiles

    Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/8181-cinematic-background-sad

    License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

    Background Sentimental Piano and Cello by MusicLFiles

    Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/8034-background-sentimental-piano-and-cello

    License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

    Peppers Theme by Kevin MacLeod

    Link: https://incomptech.filmmusic.io/song/4998-peppers-theme

    License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

    Calm Contemplative Piano by MusicLFiles

    Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/8663-calm-contemplative-piano

    License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

    Calm Reflective Piano by MusicLFiles

    Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/8022-calm-reflective-piano

    License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

    Lonely Fish by Sascha Ende®

    Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/4655-lonely-fish

    License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

    Angel Share by Kevin MacLeod

    https://filmmusic.io/song/3367-angel-share

    License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

    To find out more about Archer, Louise, and this podcast, visit our website at blinkofaneyepodcast.com, and follow us on Instagram and Facebook @blinkofaneyepodcast. Our Twitter is @blinkofaneyepod. Make sure to subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.

    You can become a member of our Patreon community and see extra Blink of an Eye content and bonus episodes at: www.patreon.com/blinkofaneyepodcast. To see some of Archer’s artwork, check out www.slimeyard.com.

    • 1 hr 40 min
    Trauma Healing Learning 1: The Makings of a StartUp SCI Nonprofit (with Retired Rear Admiral Tom Beeman, Dr. Kris Radcliff and Dr. Justin Tortolani)

    Trauma Healing Learning 1: The Makings of a StartUp SCI Nonprofit (with Retired Rear Admiral Tom Beeman, Dr. Kris Radcliff and Dr. Justin Tortolani)

    In the months and years after Archer’s injury, Louise felt called to make sure other families dealing with spinal cord injuries had resources that she didn’t have when Archer was initially injured. This feeling led her to create Blink of an Eye and eventually I C THAT, the Integrative Center for Trauma Healing, Advocacy and Transformation. In this expanded trauma healing learning, hear about the importance of adequate medical care in the first hours after injury, the story behind I C THAT and the powerful things that happen when medical executives, practitioners, patients and their families come together to change the paradigm for care.

    Our theme music is Victoria Vox. 

    Music in this episode is:

    Immersed by Kevin MacLeod

    Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/3900-immersed

    License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

    Calm Emotional Corporate  by Rafael Krux

    Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/5445-calm-emotional-corporate-

    License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

    Relaxing Meditation by Liron

    Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/7891-relaxing-meditation

    License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

    To find out more about Archer, Louise, and this podcast, visit our website at blinkofaneyepodcast.com, and follow us on Instagram and Facebook @blinkofaneyepodcast. Our Twitter is @blinkofaneyepod. Make sure to subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.

    You can become a member of our Patreon community and see extra Blink of an Eye content and bonus episodes at: www.patreon.com/blinkofaneyepod. 

    To see some of Archer’s artwork, check out www.slimeyard.com. 

    Blink of an Eye Podcast is sponsored by I C THAT — The Integrative Center for Trauma Healing, Advocacy and Transformation: a non-profit created as a national resource to help change the way we respond to Spinal Cord Injury to include trauma healing approaches for families and medical teams across the U.S.  I C THAT provides a National team of SCI specialized doctors for expert opinions in the first hours of crisis, A Multidisciplinary Family Support and Advocacy Team for SCI families for the first 30 days of crisis, and a National Resource Library of trauma informed responses for the first hours and days after injury. I C THAT also offers a Registry of Medically Unexpected SCI Recoveries and will host the inaugural conference The Science of Trauma: Hope for Trauma Healing October 6, 2022.  To donate and find out more, visit www.ICTHAT.org.

    #hopeforeverything   #obtaineverything

     

    • 56 min
    Season 3: Episode 2: Every Aspect, Every Molecule

    Season 3: Episode 2: Every Aspect, Every Molecule

    Louise and Archer had been flown on a medijet to Atlanta, Georgia, home of the Shepherd Center, on a tailwind of prayers and support from family and friends across the country. But their story doesn’t end here at the gate of this SCI rehab. In Season 3: Episode 2: Every Aspect, Every Molecule, Archer, Louise and their family experience both relief and shock as they settle in at the Shepherd Center.  Surprised and buoyed by a few of Louise’s friends from her sorority days at UVA, they begin a new chapter of Archer’s recovery, one filled with many medical experts, unexpected questions, surprises and sorrows.

    In this episode, you’ll hear interview excerpts from:

    Allyson Andrews Watson, a friend of Louise’s from UVA college days, who went to the Shepherd Center and got permission to set up a guest room for her with flowers and food. Allyson and Louise speak about Allyson’s previous connections to the Shepherd Center and the ways life comes full circle.

    Deirdre Provosty Jasmin, another friend of Louise’s from UVA college days, who was first on the scene at Shepherd Center with a to-go bag of lunch. She and Louise talk about the importance of taking care of the person taking care of the injured family member.

    If you’re interested in taking part in our 10 minute listener survey, you may fill it out here: https://forms.gle/zGd8uXXLTCpm9qCEA

    Our theme music is Victoria Vox. Sound effects from this episode are from freesound.org and Louise’s friend Rich Cassin, a pilot.

    Music in this episode is:

    Soft Interlude by Alexander Nakarada

    Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/7766-soft-interlude

    License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

    On Eagle's Wings by Michael Joncas performed by the Sunday 7pm Choir at St. Francis de Sales Church in Ajax, Ontario, Canada

    Angel Share by Kevin MacLeod

    Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/3367-angel-share

    License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

    Placid Ambient by MusicLFiles

    Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/6189-placid-ambient

    License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

    Background Sentimental Piano And Cello by MusicLFiles

    Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/9034-background-sentimental-piano-and-cello

    License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

    Emotional Piano Improvisation by Alexander Nakarada

    Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/6199-emotional-piano-improvisation

    License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

    Horizon Flare by Alexander Nakarada

    Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/4837-horizon-flare

    License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

    To find out more about Archer, Louise, and this podcast, visit our website at blinkofaneyepodcast.com, and follow us on Instagram and Facebook @blinkofaneyepodcast. Our Twitter is @blinkofaneyepod. Make sure to subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.

    You can become a member of our Patreon community and see extra Blink of an Eye content and bonus episodes at: www.patreon.com/blinkofaneyepod.

    To see some of Archer’s artwork, check out www.slimeyard.com. 

    #hopeforeverything   #obtaineverything

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Trauma Healing Learning 2: How to Make the Transition of Care Easier from the Hospital to Rehabilitation (with Tara Grimes, MOT, OTR/L, CCM, of the Shepherd Center)

    Trauma Healing Learning 2: How to Make the Transition of Care Easier from the Hospital to Rehabilitation (with Tara Grimes, MOT, OTR/L, CCM, of the Shepherd Center)

    Before Archer and Louise could get to the Shepherd Center, back at AtlantiCare they had a visitor come from far away bearing gifts of important knowledge and a glimmer of hope. Specialized knowledge can inspire hope and you’ll find out why. Tara Grimes, a former occupational therapist at the Shepherd Center and current Access Case Manager there, assessed Archer’s eligibility for care and helped with the delicate transition from the hospital to specialized SCI rehab. In this Trauma Healing Learning, hear new wisdom about the transitional period that might help you and many SCI families and ways friends and families can help navigate. Listen in to gain some practical tips from Louise on navigating the liminal space of moving towards rehabilitation while still being in the ICU or hospital.

    Our theme music is Victoria Vox.

    Music in this episode is:

    Immersed by Kevin MacLeod

    Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/3900-immersed

    License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

    Calm Emotional Corporate by Rafael Krux

    Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/5445-calm-emotional-corporate-

    License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

    Blink of an Eye Podcast is sponsored by I C THAT — The Integrative Center for Trauma Healing, Advocacy and Transformation: a non-profit created as a national resource to help change the way we respond to Spinal Cord Injury to include trauma healing approaches for families and medical teams across the U.S.  I C THAT provides a national team of SCI specialized doctors for expert opinions in the first hours of crisis, a Multidisciplinary Family Support & Navigation Team for SCI families lead by SCI families for the first 30 days of crisis, and a National Resource Library of trauma informed responses for the first hours and days after injury specialized for families, friends and SCI medical staff. I C THAT also offers a Registry of Medically Unexpected SCI Recoveries.  I C THAT will host the inaugural conference The Science of Trauma: Hope for Trauma Healing October 6, 2022.  To donate and find out more, visit www.ICTHAT.org.

    Another resource shared in this episode is the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, a national nonprofit dedicated to providing resources and funding for research on SCI and paralysis. For more information, visit https://www.christopherreeve.org/.

    To find out more about Archer, Louise, and this podcast, visit the websites blinkofaneyepodcast.com, BaltimoreMediation.com and BeingReltional.com. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook @blinkofaneyepodcast. Our Twitter is @blinkofaneyepod. Make sure to subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.

    You can become a member of our Patreon community and see extra Blink of an Eye content and bonus episodes at: www.patreon.com/blinkofaneyepod.

    To see some of Archer’s artwork, check out www.slimeyard.com.

    #hopeforeverything   #obtaineverything

    • 30 min
    Season 3: Episode 3: For Real

    Season 3: Episode 3: For Real

    There's power in children’s songs and power in prayers. And there's relief in feeling surrounded by medical expertise and community support, especially when Louise thought Archer would start in rehab, but they found themselves back in another ICU anxious about new complications of Archer’s Spinal Cord Injury. There were southern angels by Archer’s bedside and by Louise and Billy’s side, too.  Come listen to who they were and join Louise in Season 3: Episode 3: For Real for some surprises from another lifetime. 

     

    In this episode, you’ll hear interview excerpts from:

     

    Mary McCune Dillon, Louise’s college friend from UVA and one of the Atlanta Angels, speaks about the prep and organization that went into caring for the Senft family’s arrival at a temporary home away from home. They also talk about how a mutual college friend in Charleston, SC, ignited the formation of the Atlanta Angels and re-connections from another lifetime. 

     

    If you’re interested in taking part in our 10 minute listener survey, you may fill it out here: https://forms.gle/zGd8uXXLTCpm9qCEA

     

    Our theme music is by Victoria Vox. Sound effects from this episode are from freesound.org.

     

    Music in this episode is:

     

    Close to You by The Carpenters

     

    Emotional Piano Improvisation by Alexander Nakarada

    Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/6199-emotional-piano-improvisation

    License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

     

    Peppers Theme by Kevin MacLeod

    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4998-peppers-theme

    License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

     

    Horizon Flare by Alexander Nakarada

    Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/4837-horizon-flare

    License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

     

    Blink of an Eye Podcast is sponsored by I C THAT — The Integrative Center for Trauma Healing, Advocacy and Transformation: a non-profit created as a national resource to help change the way we respond to Spinal Cord Injury to include trauma healing approaches for families and medical teams across the U.S.  I C THAT provides a national team of SCI specialized doctors for expert opinions in the first hours of crisis, a Multidisciplinary Family Support & Navigation Team for SCI families lead by SCI families for the first 30 days of crisis, and a National Resource Library of trauma informed responses for the first hours and days after injury specialized for families, friends and SCI medical staff. I C THAT also offers a Registry of Medically Unexpected SCI Recoveries.  I C THAT will host the inaugural conference The Science of Trauma: Hope for Trauma Healing October 6, 2022.  To donate and find out more, visit www.ICTHAT.org.

     

    To find out more about Archer, Louise, and this podcast, visit the websites blinkofaneyepodcast.com, BaltimoreMediation.com and BeingRelational.com. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook @blinkofaneyepodcast. Our Twitter is @blinkofaneyepod. Make sure to subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.

     

    You can become a member of our Patreon community and see extra Blink of an Eye content and bonus episodes at: www.patreon.com/blinkofaneyepodcast. 

     

    To see some of Archer’s artwork, check out www.slimeyard.com. 

     

    #hopeforeverything   #obtaineverything

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Trauma Healing Learning 3: Unlearn Your Pain (with Dr. Howard Schubiner)

    Trauma Healing Learning 3: Unlearn Your Pain (with Dr. Howard Schubiner)

    Years after Archer was at the Shepherd Center in excruciating pain, Louise stumbled upon the work of a physician that would later inform her approach to chronic pain and trauma healing — both Archer’s and her own. In this Trauma Healing Learning, hear from acclaimed physician, Dr. Howard Schubiner about his revolutionary approach to chronic pain and mind-body medicine. Learn practical non-pharmaceutical ways to address chronic and acute pain and conflict transformation from Louise and Dr. Schubiner’s conversation.

    To learn more about Dr. Schubiner’s work and mind-body syndrome, visit: www.unlearnyourpain.com.

    Our theme music is Victoria Vox. Music in this episode is:

    Relaxing Meditation by Liron

    Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/7891-relaxing-meditation

    License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

    Calm Meditation by MusicLFiles

    Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/7456-calm-meditation

    License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

    Deep Relaxation Preview by Kevin MacLeod

    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5726-deep-relaxation-preview

    License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

    Blink of an Eye Podcast is sponsored by I C THAT — The Integrative Center for Trauma Healing, Advocacy and Transformation: a non-profit created as a national resource to help change the way we respond to Spinal Cord Injury to include trauma healing approaches for families and medical teams across the U.S.  I C THAT provides a national team of SCI specialized doctors for expert opinions in the first hours of crisis, a Multidisciplinary Family Support & Navigation Team for SCI families lead by SCI families for the first 30 days of crisis, and a National Resource Library of trauma informed responses for the first hours and days after injury specialized for families, friends and SCI medical staff. I C THAT also offers a Registry of Medically Unexpected SCI Recoveries.  I C THAT will host the inaugural conference The Science of Trauma: Hope for Trauma Healing October 6, 2022.  To donate and find out more, visit www.ICTHAT.org.

    To find out more about Archer, Louise, and this podcast, visit the websites blinkofaneyepodcast.com, BaltimoreMediation.com and BeingRelational.com. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook @blinkofaneyepodcast. Our Twitter is @blinkofaneyepod. Make sure to subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.

    You can become a member of our Patreon community and see extra Blink of an Eye content and bonus episodes at: www.patreon.com/blinkofaneyepodcast. 

    To see some of Archer’s artwork, check out www.slimeyard.com. 

    #hopeforeverything   #obtaineverything

    • 1 hr 10 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

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Transparent, uplifting and life changing. Breath-taking, worth the time.

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This is real stuff!!

Thank you for sharing your raw and unadulterated story. This pod provides many lessons to learn re: hope, faith, struggle and patience. Extremely humbling!

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What a powerful podcast. The honesty, vulnerability and resilience from such a difficult time is remarkable. And the willingness to be so transparent about one’s life for others’ healing and growth is so humbling and amazing. Stories like this should be a reminder for many of today’s current challenges and the love that’s needed all around to collectively get us through the difficult times we’re in. What a timely podcast.

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