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ABA Helps - Behavioral In-home Therapy for Children with Autism
Dina Gray’s daughter, Emilia, was diagnosed with Autism at 18 months old and heavily reliant on behavioral therapy. When schools went fully remote in March of 2020, Emilia’s development immediately started regressing. As time passed, Dina’s concerns began to grow about the lack of support available to her daughter and other families with Autistic children. It wasn’t until Emilia aged-out the therapy program she’d been in that Dina met her now Clinical Partner, Kerri Brown. Dina was drawn to Kerri from the get-go, but when she learned that Kerri had experience working with older children with Autism, the idea for ABA Helps was born - ABA stands for Applied Behavior Analysis. Today, Dina and Kerri provide in-home therapy services to children and young adults on the autism spectrum. They work closely with clients and their families in their natural environment to develop and reinforce functional communication and behavior skills that enhance independence. This episode will drop December 20th on Apple Podcasts. #autism #behavioraltherapy #independence #abahelps
Get Rid of the S****y Parts of Drinking with Caroline Holke
Now that the holiday season is in full swing, many of us will have ample opportunity to gather with friends, family and colleagues to eat, drink and celebrate...and then drink some more! Who hasn't pre-gamed before an office party or polished off a few bottles of wine with friends after shopping?1?! Much like coffee, Alcohol has become a staple in the daily lives of many successful people. The marketing dollars spent to promote alcohol consumption is only rivaled by the money spent by automodbile industry. Alcohol has been normalized, glamourized and accessorized to a population that also shames the people that drink more than they would like. Caroline Holke helps successful women get rid of the s****y parts of drinking so they can create a life they wouldn't dream of numbing out of. Most people focus on what to DO to cut back on their drinking, while Caroline helps her clients tease out what is "driving them to drink" in the first place. Addressing these underlying, root causes helps her clients create sustainable change in their relationship with drinking. Caroline's work centers on teaching her clients how to apply critical thinking skills to their own thinking because we believe what we think! When you learn how to think on purpose, you can go from wanting to numb out to escape your life to creating a life that you don't want to miss any of. In this past year alone, research shows that women are drinking 41% more than they were before the pandemic. The vast majoirty of Caroline's clients do not 'look' like they have a problem. Many of them are highly accomplished personally and professionally, but inside they are hurting. This episode might provide options to the gray area drinker that is looking for an option besides AA. Hope you enjoy! Happy Holidays! @caroline holke; @JCE Consulting @Dave Turano
How to Improve the Messaging Around Health and Vaccines with Dr. Adjoa Smalls Mantey
In 2020, COVID-19 threw the world into turmoil. For many of us, this was the first time that we had to take immediate – and drastic – action to protect our health and the health of others. We had to follow a new set of emergency policies and protocols, put in place at a time when many experts and authorities were only making the best decisions they could with the limited information they had. In a political climate that was already tense, having to separate from one another only made us more divided. Some masked, some didn’t. Some believed that the best protection for children was to keep them away from school; others feared the long-term consequences of closing schools. Some isolated; others continued to gather. Then came the vaccines. So did the social pressure, the misinformation, the lack of trust – and the mandates. If the pandemic was already political, COVID shots and the messaging around them escalated the tension. And even with the CDC changing their guidelines and many cities doing away with mandates, people are still at odds with one another over vaccines, boosters, and the policies around COVID. In this episode, we hear from Dr. Adjoa Smalls Mantey. As a viral immunology researcher and trained psychiatrist, Adjoa understands why educating people about vaccines is just as important as making them. We discuss vaccine hesitancy, COVID policies, and how we can be more intentional about how we share information about illness and immunizations. In addition to her work as a psychiatrist, Adjoa is also the co-author of Anjali the Brave, a book that teaches children about vaccines. Find her book at or at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other retailers where eBooks are sold. You can also find Adjoa on Instagram @doctoradjoa and @anjalithebrave. Like this episode? Share it around and be sure to write us a review.
Josie Warren on the Root of Chronic Illness
Like many Americans, Josie Warren touts a troubling backlog of health issues. Throughout her life, she suffered from thyroid issues, eating disorders, alcoholism, and a host of other challenges that kept her and her body on a perpetual see-saw of symptoms. Being chronically ill became a way of life for Josie. She relied on pharmaceuticals to get through the day, and she was sure that her body was meant to live in a state of constant sickness. But when Josie became so ill that she had to leave her job as a therapist at the age of twenty-eight, she realized that treating her symptoms wasn’t enough anymore – she had to find a way to rid herself of the illness altogether. She ended up at a health center that specializes in chronic illness in Colorado. That was when a professional finally asked her the pivotal question: “Why are you doing this to yourself?” By looking inward, Josie had to confront all of the stressors that were activating her sympathetic nervous system and making her ill. But as she continued to learn from herself and others, she also came to understand that external stress isn’t the culprit. We’re not getting sick because of our environment, or the food we’re eating, or the job we’re working. We’re getting sick because we’ve lost the ability to respond to stress in the way that we’re meant to. Now, Josie is an educator who shares her knowledge and expertise with those who are looking to heal themselves from illness. According to Josie, when we take ownership over our stressors, we rebuild our resilience; when we learn how to do life, our bodies enter homeostasis – and finally, we begin to heal. Josie is a consultant at The Hashimoto’s Fix. Find her at hashimotosfix.com Like this episode? Share it around and write us a review.
Cancer, loss, and grief – and why our condolences never feel like enough. with Kim Hamer
Loss is catastrophic. Nothing will fill the void left by a loved one, and there’s no quick fix for a broken heart. Loss can also be the catalyst for uncertainty. What will life look like, without that person that was so vital to our existence? Now that they’re gone, what will happen to the life we built with them? How will we manage, and who will we become? Kim Hamer found herself asking these questions thirteen years ago, when her husband passed away from cancer. Left to grieve, Kim had to support their three kids. She became a widow in a community full of wives. She had to reimagine her future – now without the man who was supposed to be her forever. Kim also had to field a catapult of condolences from everyone around her – all of which came from sympathy and kindness, but some of which left her feeling worse. When someone in our life – friend, family member, colleague, or client – is grieving their own tragedy, many of us find ourselves at a loss for how to help. What do we say to them, when we know that our words won’t fix anything? How can we offer support, and what should that support look like? In this episode, Kim shares how she helps people, communities, and companies process turbulence and loss. Kim acknowledges that when it comes to soothing someone in grief, we really are inadequate – even if we do all their grocery shopping for the month. But we can also be thoughtful. We can pay close attention and step in at the right moments. We can understand that we matter, and that there are authentic, memorable ways that we can support someone when their world is falling apart. Kim Hamer is the author of Find her on and visit 100actsoflove/whatnottosay for a free download: Five Phrases Never to Say to Anyone with Cancer (and What to Say Instead). Like this episode? Share it around and write us a review.
Systems have limits. You don't. with Michaell Magrutsche
Society is made up of systems. We sanction governments, companies, and schools, so that we can operate in a shared space. We create milestones – like having children, getting promoted, or owning a home – that become the maps by which we organize and live our lives. Most systems come with good intentions. Many of our systems allow us to find purpose and contribute to the world. But there are a lot of people who don’t fit within a system. They can’t be at an office from 9 to 5. They don’t thrive within the hierarchy of a company. They can’t stay curious and engaged in school. Michaell Magrutsche argues that the problem isn’t us; we know that in each person there are gifts, curiosities, intuitions, and desires, all of which can achieve infinite potential. The problem is that we are organic beings, stuck in – and limited by – a system that is static. If we aren’t careful, systems dictate how we live and who we become. But we don’t have to do away with systems. We don’t necessarily have to reinvent them either. Instead, Michaell suggests that we recognize ourselves not as stewards of systems, but as conscious beings. Only then can we unburden ourselves from the limitations of these systems. Only then can we reach a higher truth, one that honors our humanity and allows us to share ourselves authentically. Michaell Magrutsche is a multimedia artist, mentor, and writer. Find Michaell, his art, and his writing at .
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Just Policing; My Journey to Police Reform
It was an absolute pleasure and growing experience for me to be interviewed by Dave Turano on his Podcast “Cut Through the Noise with Dave Turano”. His insightful questions and highly articulate comments allowed me to tell my story and relate my knowledge of Police Reform in a clear, logical and meaningful way. Kudos to Dave for conducting a fabulous and informative interview!
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