34 episodes

"Never Waste A Good Crisis" - Winston Churchill

Guest interviews about unexpected crisis and how in hindsight, they've turned out to be pivotal moments that made them better, stronger, more insightful people. Hosted by Maureen Towns, author of Broken Open: A Mothers Journey to Survive Her Children's Addiction and Mental Illness.

Broken Open: the podcast Maureen Towns

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"Never Waste A Good Crisis" - Winston Churchill

Guest interviews about unexpected crisis and how in hindsight, they've turned out to be pivotal moments that made them better, stronger, more insightful people. Hosted by Maureen Towns, author of Broken Open: A Mothers Journey to Survive Her Children's Addiction and Mental Illness.

    Cathlyn Melvin, Copywriter, Editor and Full Service TEDx Coach - S3E2

    Cathlyn Melvin, Copywriter, Editor and Full Service TEDx Coach - S3E2

    Please enjoy this conversation with the great Cathlyn Melvin (originally recorded in December 2021).

    Hear how Cathlyn took a 90 degree turn off her well laid out path of going to law school on a scholarship to becoming an entrepreneur whose mission is to help others get their message out into the world in the very best way possible.  And please don't forget to watch her TEDx Talk "The Brave Leap Sideways".  If you've ever dreamed of delivering your very own TED Talk, be sure to reach out to her - she can help you get there!

    https://www.rightcatcreative.com/

    Find her TEDx talk at: https://www.rightcatcreative.com/braveleapsideways

    • 50 min
    Sheldon Crocker, Author and Inspirational Keynote Speaker - S3E1

    Sheldon Crocker, Author and Inspirational Keynote Speaker - S3E1

    Sheldon Crocker has taken his experience of growing up with a physical disability and abuse and turned it into an inspirational message.  He shares his message is his book "Keep On Walking" and in his keynote speaking.   I hope you enjoy our conversation. 

    Find his book "Keep On Walking" at https://www.amazon.ca/KEEP-WALKING-Transformative-Inspirational-Journey/dp/B09L4X5NQ8/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

    fb: @sheldon.r.s.crocker.speaker

    Linkedin: @sheldon-r-s-crocker

    sheldonscrocker@gmail.com

    twitter: @SheldonCrocker1

    • 45 min
    Mike Govoni - Integrative Holistic Recovery Coach - S2E11

    Mike Govoni - Integrative Holistic Recovery Coach - S2E11

    Mike Govoni wandered into the forest feeling hopeless; he was highly allergic to almost everything, and had debilitating digestive inflammation. He was at the point that functioning in society was beyond him.  He was highly reactive to our everyday surroundings.  It was there, with the trees that he experienced a spiritual awakening that put him on the path of true healing and recovery from a life riddled with trauma.  Hear how he helps people who may be sober, but who have yet to find what they have been so desperately been seeking - healing beyond recovery!   

    https://www.mikegovoni.com

    https://www.instagram.com/mikegovoni/
    https://www.facebook.com/MikeGovoni23
    https://www.mikegovoni.com/podcast
    https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCEsUQ1sCrhMA2413ZspP-7A

    • 53 min
    Leona deVinne - Author, Coach, Consultant, Advisor - S2E10

    Leona deVinne - Author, Coach, Consultant, Advisor - S2E10

    Leona deVinne is all about JOY.  And not in a trite, 'just be positive' way; she is a student of neuroscience, behaviour change, and overcoming trauma.  She walks the talk - she's experienced serious hardships and now uses what she has learned first hand, as well as all the courses and training she's had, to help people like you and me find real, life changing joy.  Her NEW BOOK Finding Your Joy Spot was released last week (July 5, 2021).  Get it, read it, and rate it on amazon (please!) to help get the book in front of those who need it most.  


    website: http://www.leonadevinne.com 

    FB and IG @thejoyspot

    Book website www.findingyourjoyspot.com - released July 5, 2021

    Part of the proceeds from the sale of each book will go to Joy Socks and we will donate fun, gift-wrapped socks to patients in adolescent mental health units in local hospitals. (They love them!) www.joysocks.ca

    • 55 min
    Jean McCarthy - Author, Blogger, Podcast Host - S2E9

    Jean McCarthy - Author, Blogger, Podcast Host - S2E9

    Jean McCarthy is articulate, honest, and very talented.  She has chronicled her alcohol-free lifestyle since her first day of sobriety in 2011. Thousands of readers credit her blog, UnPickled, as a motivating factor in their decision to quit drinking.

    Jean joined The Bubble Hour podcast as a co-host in 2013 and took over the weekly program as its sole producer and host in 2016. The show has a devoted and enthusiastic listenership with more than 75,000 monthly downloads, so you know she has a message worth hearing!  I hope you enjoy our frank conversation about addictions, sobriety, and healing.

    http://www.jeanmccarthy.ca

    IG @jeanmccarthy_writes
    FB @thebubblehour and @unpickled

    Blog: UnPickled www.unpickledblog.com
    Podcast: The Bubble Hour www.thebubblehour.com

    Books: UnPickled Holiday Survival Guide (2019) and The Ember Ever There: Poems on Change, Grief, Growth, Recovery and Rediscovery (2020)

    • 1 hr 15 min
    John Loxley - LifeCoach, Author, Podcast Host - S2E8

    John Loxley - LifeCoach, Author, Podcast Host - S2E8

    I feel like I could chat with John Loxley for days.  I love his insight and easy way of articulating complex recovery concepts.  

    John Loxley (also known as Ren Koi) is a certified Life Coach, Author and Host of the Life in Recovery Podcast. As a DJ and music producer he spent over ten years drinking alcoholically and using drugs before starting his recovery journey in 2010 when he hit rock-bottom. He has since tried to carry the message of recovery to still-suffering alcoholics and addicts by helping them help themselves to a better life.

    Life in Recovery is John Loxley’s movement, which helps people to recover from mental health issues and substance and behavioural addictions through publications, podcasts, social media and life coaching.  John hosts a podcast of the same name.  His books can be found on his website and were published under the pen-name RenKoi.  Watch for a new book coming in 2021 under his real name! 

    Find him on facebook - https://www.facebook.com/JohnLoxleyLifeCoach/

    Check out his website - https://www.lifeinrecovery.co.uk

    • 1 hr 24 min

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VeroCis ,

Powerful and Insightful

Maureen is the real deal! She is absolutely amazing and full of knowledge. I appreciate her authenticity and ability to connect with her audience. I had the pleasure of having her on my podcast 2x and being interviewed on her podcast. Her passion and love for helping others is obvious in the work she does and information she provides her listeners. Keep it up! -Veronica