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    Finding Common Ground During the Holidays

    Finding Common Ground During the Holidays

    Finding common ground during the holidays is more important than ever. Because the holidays arrive after a contentious election, and schools debating their status during the pandemic, and COVID-19 positivity rates on the rise, people are even more on edge. On this episode, Rebecca and Dana discuss the best way to navigate the holidays while maintaining your mental health.

    Therapist Lisa Pishas suggests, “Maybe this is the year where we can think about ‘good enough.’ Maybe we don’t look at Pinterest this year to make the perfect craft or meal. Maybe we stay away from things like that… “

    Because both in-person and virtual gatherings can be stressful, Dilara Sayeed suggests stepping back. “My sister and I are planning a family event,” said Sayeed. “And started with stopping for a moment and not starting the planning. Let’s start with what do we feel comfortable with? We haven’t seen one another for a while. We don’t even know what’s typical in our lives right now. What do we feel comfortable with?”

    Open Our Ears And Listen
    Can we find common ground during the holidays in our own homes? And can we ever find common ground when discussing the state of our community? And when it comes to politics–on the local level or the national level–is it better to simply step away in an act of self-preservation? Or do we confront our worries and stand strong in our beliefs? Reverend Mark Winters thinks we may be going into these situations with the wrong idea:

    ‘The purpose of dialogue is not agreement. It’s understanding,” says Winters. “What I see happen is folks get dug on a particular issue and their mouth opens and their ears close, and we need to do the opposite. We need to open our ears and listen for understanding we may not always agree with each other on something. That’s OK.”

    Guests on the Show

    Joshua Bedwell – Partner at Mirabella, Kincaid, Frederick & Mirabella
    Karli Johnson – Founder Stories Speak Education
    Venu Gupta – Director of Development, Midwest at Mother Jones
    Lisa Pisha, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and founder of Grow Therapy Boutique
    Dilara Sayeed – Illinois Muslim Civic Coalition
    Reverend Mark Winters, Pastor at First Congregational United Church of Christ of Naperville
    About the Show

    Finding Common Ground focuses on important current events and how they impact our diverse population. We are many voices of one community, often with strong opinions on every side of an issue. Here, through courageous conversation, and in the interest of discovering collaborative solutions, we hope to find our common ground.

    Guests and viewers are invited to acknowledge the four agreements to courageous conversations:

    Stay Engaged
    Speak Your Truth
    Experience Discomfort
    Expect and Accept Non-Closure

    • 55 min
    Spotlight 11-20-2020

    Spotlight 11-20-2020

    Hosted by Jane Wernette, the latest episode of Spotlight features:
    1) Judie Caribeaux, CEO of 360 Youth Services
    2) Jenny Dawley, Naperville Township representative to the Naperville-Lisle Triad
    3) Dr. Scott Mitchell, President & CEO of SamaraCare Counseling

    • 48 min
    Grief

    Grief

    Nothing brings people together like grief, whether that's over a diagnosis of a serious illness, the loss of a job or the loss of a loved on.  As human beings we all share in that experience throughout our lives.  But now in the midst of a pandemic, we are forced to grieve differently than we are used to, often without the close comfort of our support systems.

    "2020 was a tough year as well all at a minimum have been grieving life the way that it used to be," said host Dana Davenport.  "The holidays this year will be especially though as we grapple with our first season of loss and change that all of 2020 has brought us."

    Guests on this show discuss their own experience with grief after losing loved ones to cancer, as well as expertise on managing grief, how grief is related to but different than sadness and anxiety, and the importance of having or building a support system to help through the grieving process.

    • 28 min
    Women in Business

    Women in Business

    Women in business is always an important topic of discussion, but the COVID-19 pandemic has changed business of all kinds so much, how has it affected women striving to achieve in the business world?

    • 29 min
    Wedding Planning During a Pandemic

    Wedding Planning During a Pandemic

    On this episode of The Mom’s Network Dr. Cathy Subber and the Moms talk about wedding planning, the ups, downs, and COVID 19 pandemic.

    • 29 min
    Spotlight 11-1-2020

    Spotlight 11-1-2020

    Hosted by Jane Wernette, the latest episode of Spotlight features:
    1) Naperville Noon Lions Club
    2) The Naperville Men's Glee Club
    3) Lizzy's Fund

    • 32 min

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