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Join Helen Rose, author, motivational speaker, life coach, journaling expert and creator of The Gift Of Being Present, as she shares stories of triumph, resilience, and empowerment that will inspire you to make the most of your personal journey and “Find Your Peace”.

“Helen’s abundant joy for life and bubbly personality makes you feel amazing, and you immediately get a sense of deep connection.” - J. LaRouche

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Join Helen Rose, author, motivational speaker, life coach, journaling expert and creator of The Gift Of Being Present, as she shares stories of triumph, resilience, and empowerment that will inspire you to make the most of your personal journey and “Find Your Peace”.

“Helen’s abundant joy for life and bubbly personality makes you feel amazing, and you immediately get a sense of deep connection.” - J. LaRouche

    Empowering the Single Parent with Carmel Ecker

    Empowering the Single Parent with Carmel Ecker

    Eight years ago Carmel Ecker found herself struggling emotionally to fit into a life she never imagined would be hers. Newly divorced with a one year old child, she felt constantly exhausted and completely stuck. She knew she had to find a different way to live. That’s when she discovered the world of personal development.

    Less than three months later, despite her lack of confidence, Carmel began to challenge the endless reel of negative thoughts running through her head with the help of a coach she had hired, and discovered she had the power to create the life she wanted. She no longer felt limited by the ideas she had of what single parenting meant, she started an amazing business, and has never looked back.

    Today, Carmel is a life coach who empowers single parents to create and execute the plan they want for their life. Through her 5-part system, the Single Parents’ Guide to an Empowering Life, she is helping them create a new, more empowering story for their future.

    In this episode:

    1. Disillusioned, exhausted, and divorced… now what? (Intro).
    2. The challenges of single parenting (5:10).
    3. The relationship dance (9:19).
    4. Co-parenting: managing egos (13:50).
    5. The entrepreneurial leap (22:50).
    6. Managing finances mantra, “I am capable” (30:48).
    7. Changing perceptions about single parents (35:10).
    8. Making peace with the past (43:51).
    9. Recognizing what is in your control (52:28).
    10. The call of coaching & asking for help (57:38).
    11. Blended family dynamics (1:02:00).
    12. We all screw up: never be afraid to apologize (1:08:46).
    13. What’s coming up? (1:12:26).

    Connect with Carmel
    To learn more about Carmel’s coaching or to discover more about the Single Parents’ Guide to an Empowering Life system, please visit her website at https://speaknowcoaching.com or follow her on Instagram @carmelecker.

    Connect with Helen
    If you are navigating difficult times in your life and would like to explore how Helen can help you through them, email her at helen@thegiftofbeingpresent.com or explore her website www.thegiftofbeingpresent.com.

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Step into Happiness with Colleen Kelba

    Step into Happiness with Colleen Kelba

    Poet by nature and songwriter at heart, Colleen Songs, also known as Colleen Kelba in some circles, is a Canadian singer, writer and inspirational speaker who’s message encourages others to use their gifts and talents as tools to live a happy and healthy life.

    Colleen’s memoir, “INHALE” was written while recovering from a car accident that resulted in emergency neck surgery, effectively silencing her musical talents. Her story is a journey about living with, caring for, and eventually escaping a narcissistic husband who suffered from mental illness.

    “Dreams never expire. They are there to fire up the gifts you were born with to live by.” - Colleen

    In this episode:

    1. The nine year journey (Intro).
    2. Finding clarity (4:07).
    3. Escaping a narcissist (9:15).
    4. Planting the seeds of courage (16:00).
    5. The other side of suicide (22:15).
    6. Lessons in the quell (24:56).
    7. When your dreams are yours, and yours alone (29:36).
    8. The gift in the journey (34:30).

    Connect with Colleen
    If you are interested in learning more about Colleen or purchasing a copy of her memoir, please visit her website at www.colleensongs.com. If you know someone who is unhappy or unsafe and may need an outsider's story to step out of unhappiness and find freedom, she has a “buy one - send one” offer when you order through her directly.

    Connect with Helen
    If you would like to connect with Helen or would like to attend one of her journaling retreats, please explore www.thegiftofbeingpresent.com.

    • 43 min
    Understanding Gender with Tammy Plunkett

    Understanding Gender with Tammy Plunkett

    Tammy Plunkett’s first love is writing – she lives and breathes the words on the page. When she left her career as a registered nurse to stay home and raise her four children, she realized that there was only so much Sesame Street she could handle, so she decided to follow her passion and began writing. She started with fiction pieces, but when she became a certified professional life coach and writing coach she decided to dive into the non-fiction realm. When her eleven year old child told her he identified as transgender, Tammy pivoted and started focusing on helping parents of transgender kids through mentoring, blogging, and writing articles such as her well-read one for Today’s Parent.

    Tammy’s story provides an incredible amount of insight with respect to understanding gender in general, as well as what it means to be transgender. She takes you through the real and raw emotion she felt when her son first revealed he was trans, the stages of grief she went through, and the reactions of family, the school system and her community through the whole process. Tammy is now an advocate, helping parents of transgender children understand transgender identity and how they can best support their child.

    In this episode:

    1. The grieving process (Intro).
    2. Facing the fear (9:08).
    3. Gender vs. sexuality (13:16).
    4. The importance of representation (17:07).
    5. Bullying and school responsibility (19:30).
    6. Gender as a social construct (24:58).
    7. Pronouns and gender assignment (28:54).
    8. Is there a genetic factor? (35:33).
    9. Sharing our family’s story (40:26).
    10. Being transgender - medication, medical transition and more (45:43).
    11. What’s ahead at sixteen? (48:58).

    Connect with Tammy
    If you are interested in learning more about parenting a transgendered child, please visit https://www.tammyplunkett.com/defining-transgender/ to download your free copy of Tammy’s "Defining Transgender" e-book. You can also visit https://www.youtube.com/user/TPHealthWellness to watch Tammy’s videos, or connect with her on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TammyPlunkettAuthor.

    Connect with Helen
    If you would like to connect with Helen or find out more about her journaling retreats, please visit www.thegiftofbeingpresent.com or email Helen at helen@thegiftofbeingpresent.com.

    • 54 min
    True Justice with Judge John Reilly

    True Justice with Judge John Reilly

    In 1977, John Reilly became the youngest person ever appointed as an Alberta Provincial Court Judge. After twenty years on the bench, he began to notice a disproportionate number of indigenous accused appearing in his court and resolved to learn the reasons for this overrepresentation. Through his research he discovered information about residential schools, treaties, poverty and dispossession, and the intergenerational impact this had on indigenous peoples.

    Equipped with this knowledge and a corresponding shift in perspective, John began to apply a more progressive lens to his role in order to address the issues of bias and systemic racism so rampant within the justice system. He quickly realized that he was working within a broken system, and that the establishment was resistant to change. After thirty-three years on the bench, he became so disillusioned with the Canadian criminal justice system, he resigned his position more than ten years before retirement would have been mandatory.

    John is now a public speaker, writer, and advocate for transforming the justice system and creating better understanding between indigenous and non-indigenous peoples.

    In this episode:

    1. Shifting perspectives on justice and indigenous peoples (Intro).
    2. Systemic discrimination and understanding customs (10:00).
    3. Can we move forward together, considering our history? (17:25).
    4. Preserving culture, language and identity (24:26).
    5. Challenging a broken system (28:48).
    6. A chat with my younger self – reframing wrongdoing (39:43).
    7. Community justice forums and restorative justice (43:03).
    8. A progressive view of the prison system (52:17).
    9. A final word on autonomy (1:00:21).

    Connect with John
    If you are interested in learning more about John’s trilogy, “Bad Medicine,” “Bad Judgement” and “Bad Law,” please visit his website at www.johnreilly.ca. If you would like to connect with John, please email him at judgejdr@gmail.com to discuss possibilities.

    Connect with Helen
    If you would like to find out how Helen can assist in your writing or public speaking journey, please visit www.thegiftofbeingpresent.com or email Helen at helen@thegiftofbeingpresent.com.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Surviving the Costa Concordia with Andrea Davis

    Surviving the Costa Concordia with Andrea Davis

    When Laurence and Andrea embarked on their dream vacation, cruising the Mediterranean aboard the Costa Concordia, they never imagined the profound impact this trip would have on their lives. On January 13, 2012, Andrea and her husband had returned to the ship after an amazing day spent exploring Rome, and had just sat down to supper when a deafening scraping noise interrupted the evening’s merrymaking. In the darkness and the chaos that ensued, survival instincts kicked in and the duo worked together to navigate the unthinkable –their ship was sinking in frigid winter waters just off the eastern shore of the Island of Giglio, in the region of Tuscany. Survival was only the beginning…

    In this episode:
    1. Friday the 13th on the Costa Concordia (Intro).
    2. Misinformation and misrepresented trust (7:49).
    3. A curious aura (10:52).
    4. Survival mode (19:22).
    5. Reality Sets In (27:20).
    6. Understanding trauma (33:27).
    7. Six months later – a journey of healing (40:36).
    8. The significance of “Survivor” (50:56).
    9. Managing trauma, PTSD, and uncertain times (57:52).
    10. Sharing the magnificence of courage and strength (1:00:47).
    11. How do we approach forgiveness? (1:04:05).
    12. A final word on the gift of survival (1:10:27).

    Connect with Andrea
    If you are interested in having Andrea speak at your event, or if you would like to inquire about her offer of conversational coaching, you can find her on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrea-davis-44865513/ or Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/andrea.davis.54922. Andrea’s book, “Survival Was Only the Beginning - A Costa Concordia Story” is available through Amazon and Chapters/Indigo.

    Connect with Helen
    We all experience trauma, or living with uncertainty at some point in our lives. If you would like to learn how Helen can help you navigate these moments and guide you through the healing process, email her at helen@thegiftofbeingpresent.com or visit www.thegiftofbeingpresent.com and click on “Coaching Programs” to find out more.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Shoring Up the Gaps with Sharon Henifin

    Shoring Up the Gaps with Sharon Henifin

    When you go through something as serious as surviving breast cancer, it is often said that your
    perspective on life changes and you realize what is truly important to you. But what happens in between the treatment and a return to so-called ‘regular life’ as a cancer survivor?

    Having gone through treatment for breast cancer, a mastectomy and reconstructive surgery herself, Sharon was asked to help guide women going through the aftermath of cancer treatment. Realizing there was a much broader need for support, Sharon co-founded Breast Friends, an organization that helps cancer survivors take back their power, with programs, retreats and workshops designed to help women create a road map for their life beyond cancer.

    Later, Sharon was given the opportunity to make an impact on women’s health in countries where
    education around breast health and cancer was severely lacking. As the co-founder of Breast Advocates International, her mission is to educate and support women, advocating for early detection of breast cancer in the hopes of reducing mortality in countries that do not have access to diagnostic imaging.

    In this episode:
    1. The truth is in the eyes (Intro).
    2. The gift after the chaos (5:20).
    3. Finding my birth-mother (13:01).
    4. Illness along family lines (20:00).
    5. Advocating for women’s health in other countries (26:15).
    6. Pandemic times, connection and other blessings (35:55).
    7. Discovering the important things in life (38:33).

    Connect with Sharon
    Sharon’s book, “Thriving Beyond Cancer: Hope, Understanding, and Validation for the Cancer Survivor” is available on Amazon. If you would like to connect with Sharon, you can find her on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharonhenifin/

    Connect with Helen
    If you or someone you know is looking for support while going through the emotional healing process of dealing with a health crisis, writing about it can bring about profound healing. To register for or find out more information about Helen’s next Journaling Retreat, visit www.thegiftofbeingpresent.com.

    • 43 min

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Compelling, inspiring to listen to

I learn so much from this podcast. Helen has so many fascinating guests and it helps me broaden my perspective on the world.
Very inspiring content!
And I love that Helen is a fun, approachable host, genuinely interested in all her guests and helping her listeners grow and improve.

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