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From the team that brought you Transition Radio Show, join renowned Life Transitions Expert, author, speaker, and media host personality, Paula Shaw, CADC, DCEP, for Change it Up! Radio.

Humans have a Love-Hate relationship with change. We need it, and yet we hate the upheaval it brings, as well as the discomfort of the unfamiliar. The goal of this show is to bring listeners into harmony with change so they can relish it and grow from it.

Join Paula as she creates a new kind of conversation, spotlighting changemakers who are trying to make the world a better place. She will also be featuring inspiring guests whose mission and message will help you navigate change smoothly and productively and help you shed your fear of change.

Change It Up Radio Paula Shaw

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    • 4.8 • 5 Ratings

From the team that brought you Transition Radio Show, join renowned Life Transitions Expert, author, speaker, and media host personality, Paula Shaw, CADC, DCEP, for Change it Up! Radio.

Humans have a Love-Hate relationship with change. We need it, and yet we hate the upheaval it brings, as well as the discomfort of the unfamiliar. The goal of this show is to bring listeners into harmony with change so they can relish it and grow from it.

Join Paula as she creates a new kind of conversation, spotlighting changemakers who are trying to make the world a better place. She will also be featuring inspiring guests whose mission and message will help you navigate change smoothly and productively and help you shed your fear of change.

    173: The Wonder of Britfield with Chad Stewart on Change It Up Radio with Paula Shaw

    173: The Wonder of Britfield with Chad Stewart on Change It Up Radio with Paula Shaw

    In this episode of Change It Up Radio, Chad Stewart joins me to talk about his fast-paced young adult adventure series, "Britfield," and the importance of creativity and innovation in the education of young people today.
     
    My guest today, Chad Stewart, is a prolific writer, producer, creativity specialist, and prominent speaker, as well as the author and creative mind behind the Britfield series. He joins me today to discuss how Britfield engages, stimulates, and inspires young readers to explore and discover their own creativity in a realistic world of adventure and intrigue, and explains why this series is an innovative educational movement in creativity, leadership, and education.
     
    Chad, who has an extensive background in investment banking and business consulting, explains that although he often pursued the logical route in his career, he had always been creative and yearned to do something fun and expressive. He shares how one simple sketch that he had doodled during a boring business seminar sparked an idea for a story that took him in a completely different direction in life.
     
    Having experienced a discouraging decline in creativity himself, Chad recognized that creativity and critical thinking are sidelined by an educational “cookie-cutter mentality” that rewards the common rather than encouraging the ingenuity needed to succeed and thrive in the modern world. This led him to create The Britfield Institute, which is a not-for-profit that is dedicated to encouraging young people to value learning, providing interactive programs to help students learn to innovate, brainstorm, imagine, problem-solve, and create — skills that will prepare them for the future.
     
    While Stewart’s approach might sound reminiscent of J.K. Rowling’s “Harry Potter” series, he emphasizes that his subject matter differs drastically, drawing upon history and literary models such as Charles Dickens and the Brontë sisters as the inspirations for his fiction. That focus stems in large part from his studies in European history and British literature at Brown University and his journeys in England.
     
    With the third book, Britfield & the Return of the Prince, coming out in August 2022, the series is well on its way to becoming a multi-media franchise.
     
    To Learn More About the Show, Visit: www.ChangeItUpRadio.com

    • 1 hr 7 min
    172: Do You Know How to Kambo? with Jetta Blain on Change It Up Radio with Paula Shaw

    172: Do You Know How to Kambo? with Jetta Blain on Change It Up Radio with Paula Shaw

    In this episode of Change It Up Radio, Jetta Blaine joins me to talk about the deep cleansing and healing power of Kambo.
     
    Kambo, also known as the “Vaccine of the Rainforest," is a non-psychoactive ancient shamanic remedy that hails from the depths of the Amazon and is simply the secretion of Phyllomedusa bicolor, or the giant monkey tree frog. This ethically-sourced leaf frog secretion is best described as a detoxing purgative, holding powerful treatment potential for a myriad of different mental, physical, and spiritual ailments.
     
    My guest today, Jetta Blaine, is a certified Kambo practitioner, Thai bodywork practitioner, yoga instructor, and lifestyle integration coach who spent years traveling the world studying and living different healing modalities in search of equanimity for her mental and physical health. She is a living example of post-traumatic growth, and credits Kambo and plant medicines as the forefront guides on her healing journey from her once crippling PTSD and depression.
     
    Jetta joins me to share her personal journey with plant medicine and Kambo and how they have been some of the major tools she has used in her journey back to health, and healing, and wholeness. She also provides an in-depth explanation of what Kambo is, where it originated from, what its benefits are, and how it is safely administered as an alternative medicine treatment.
     
    To Learn More About the Show, Visit: www.ChangeItUpRadio.com

    • 43 min
    171: A Reunion... 75 Years in the Making! with Jack Gutman and Jerry Ackerman on Change It Up Radio with Paula Shaw

    171: A Reunion... 75 Years in the Making! with Jack Gutman and Jerry Ackerman on Change It Up Radio with Paula Shaw

    In this episode of Change It Up Radio, we're talking about the reunion of two Navy Veterans who were best friends in World War II and had lost connection with one another for 75 years.
     
    Today, we live in a world with social media, cell phones, and the internet, where it's very easy to reconnect with an old friend or check in with someone we may have lost contact with over the years. But, it wasn't always so easy, especially 75 years ago, for two Navy buddies that got separated and were left wondering what happened to their dear friend over the years.
     
    My dad, Jack Gutman, and his best friend, Jerry Ackerman, met at Camp Pendleton in Oceanside, California during World War II, and were instant buddies who were both from New York and had a lot of things in common. They formed a club called "the 3 jays" with another friend, Joe Gagliardi, who had also become a part of their group. Unfortunately, they were all eventually reassigned. Jack and Jerry were assigned to the USS Cullman, a troop transport, and they lost contact with Joe. Jack ended up being transferred to another ship, and that was the end of a very beautiful friendship.
     
    For 75 years, they wondered where the other was, how the other was, and if the other was even still alive. They both went about life, going to school, falling in love, and raising their families. Fast forward to 2022, Jack and Jerry, who are now both 96 years old, have finally been reunited, all thanks to Jerry's son, Peter, and a search on Google!
     
    In this episode, they reminisce about fond old memories and their fast-growing friendship during World War II, share their individual stories about meeting their wives and building their families, and talk about their plans to meet again in person for the first time in over 7 decades!
     
    Jack also shares how his friends Jerry and Joe were both incredibly helpful in his healing journey, even though he never said this to them back then, and he shares that being reunited with Jerry again has served as a form of closure to his post-traumatic stress that he had gone through for 66 years. This is a truly beautiful conversation that you do not want to miss!
     
    To Learn More About the Show, Visit: www.ChangeItUpRadio.com

    • 42 min
    170: A Glorious Ride Back to Life with Tammy Oluvic on Change It Up Radio with Paula Shaw

    170: A Glorious Ride Back to Life with Tammy Oluvic on Change It Up Radio with Paula Shaw

    In this episode of Change It Up Radio, Tammy Oluvic joins me to talk about combatting the suicide rates of veterans, active duty military, and first responders, and promoting mental health wellness and healing to these heroes through equine-assisted learning and activities.
     
    Tammy is the CEO for Saddles in Service, an equine therapy and horse rescue organization that she founded with her husband Mike, who retired from the United States Navy in 2016. She joins me to discuss how horses and equine-assisted activities help rehabilitate and aid in the mental health wellness and healing of our heroes.
     
    Tammy shares how Saddles in Service helps our heroes who may feel anxious, depressed, angry, or isolated by bringing them together with rescued and rehabilitated horses, allowing them be more present and learn to trust and respect one another through grooming, groundwork, and riding which brings peace, healing, and a sense of purpose to both the heroes and horses.
     
    To Learn More About the Show, Visit: www.ChangeItUpRadio.com

    • 42 min
    169: A Woman Warrior Saves Lives with Rayna Gangi on Change It Up Radio with Paula Shaw

    169: A Woman Warrior Saves Lives with Rayna Gangi on Change It Up Radio with Paula Shaw

    In this episode of Change It Up Radio, Dr. Rayna Gangi joins me to talk about women in the military, navigating Veteran Affairs, veteran suicide prevention, and how we can all do more to honor veterans for their service.
     
    My guest today, Dr. Rayna Gangi, trained as a radio communication engineer and was ready to be one of only a handful of Women Marines deployed to Vietnam. Two days before her embarkment, multiple vaccines paralyzed her from the waist down, and she spent the next several months in the hospital. Rayna fought her way back to mobility and was honorably discharged in 1971.
     
    Through her personal experience, Rayna became more aware of other veterans with disabilities when she approached the VA after her disability had returned and she was no longer able to work. Her experience with the VA was not unlike many who have reached out for help, but the most impactful awareness was for the number of veteran suicides, and the numbers were staggering.
     
    Rayna has since began counseling veterans suffering with PTSD pro bono. She has been focused on prevention and education so that others can help veterans and so veterans can be honored as they should be for their service.
     
    Today, Rayna joins me to talk about the difficulties she faced as a woman navigating the military after enlisting in the U.S. Marines in 1968 during the height of the Vietnam War, sharing the way that she and other women were treated in comparison to their male counterparts. Rayna also shares her struggles with dealing with the VA for disability compensation, and her mission to help prevent and put an end to veteran suicide.
     
    To Learn More About the Show, Visit: www.ChangeItUpRadio.com

    • 41 min
    168: The Warrior's Dilemma with Dylan Bender on Change It Up Radio with Paula Shaw

    168: The Warrior's Dilemma with Dylan Bender on Change It Up Radio with Paula Shaw

    In this episode of Change It Up Radio, Dylan Bender joins me to talk about the difficulties that veterans experience when transitioning from the warrior culture of the military and reintegrating back into civilian life after returning home.
     
    My guest today, Dylan Bender, is a readjustment therapist with the Veterans Health Administration Vet Centers program who works with active duty, and veterans transitioning back into the civilian life after combat deployment. He has been working in this area for 10 years and has over 20,000 clinical hours in working with combat veterans and their families readjusting after combat. Among the many people that Dylan has worked with, he was my dad's therapist for three years at the VA, which took my dad from a man who suffered with PTSD for 66 years, to someone who's now functioning beautifully with no remnants of those PTSD symptoms.
     
    Dylan joins me today to discuss the challenges that military men and women have when transitioning out of the military and reintegrating back into civilian life. He talks about the influence of behavioral and existential conditioning, the three biggest issues that a warrior struggles with after leaving the military, and the impact that war and this transition has on a veteran’s mental health. Dylan also explains what reintegration stress is, the many uncertainties that veterans have to grapple with post-deployment, and how all of these factors contribute to the suicide epidemic among military men and women.
     
    To Learn More About the Show, Visit: www.ChangeItUpRadio.com

    • 46 min

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AmanduhB ,

Amazing podcast!

I really love the energy and message of this show! Paula makes even the most intimidating changes in life seem much more approachable and she helps walk you through the best ways to handle the curveballs that life throws your way. Change It Up Radio explores important (often deep) topics in such a lighthearted and truly inspiring way.

torilorib ,

Awesome :)

Give this a listen… you won’t regret it! The content is super interesting.. exploring life changes and transitions, psychology, personal development, mental health, relationships and communication, and more. Paula gives tips and strategies that we can all apply in our day-to-day lives, and her warm, personable demeanor makes me feel at times that I’m having an uplifting heart to heart with her. Great guests each week, too!

TomCamp ,

Change It Up Radio Is GREAT!

Paula Shaw is amazing! She is always upbeat, inspiring, and overflowing with actionable advice to share with others. Not only does Paula create purposeful content based around her own experiences and expertise working with many clients over the years as a therapist/life transitions expert, but she also brings on great guests each week that match her energy for embracing change and making a difference in the world. Great show!

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