79 episodes

Shifting Perspectives will be back in November! This podcast challenges listeners to fuel themselves with diversity in the way they think, the way they work, the way they parent and the way they live. 

Shifting Perspectives Yolande Robinson and Latasha Strachan

    • Education

Shifting Perspectives will be back in November! This podcast challenges listeners to fuel themselves with diversity in the way they think, the way they work, the way they parent and the way they live. 

    Episode 80: The Mental Load of Motherhood

    Episode 80: The Mental Load of Motherhood

    May was mental health awareness month and this episode is all about the mental well-being of moms. Yolande and Latasha share some of their personal experiences and insights as they reflect on the mental load associated with their childrearing years. New moms will relate and older moms will remember, but moms everywhere will be able to hang on to a takeaway from the five pointers capping off this episode. From creating space, to building community, to delegating the work, this episode is...

    • 43 min
    Episode 79: Diagnosis and Beyond (with Natasha Gray)

    Episode 79: Diagnosis and Beyond (with Natasha Gray)

    Have you wondered whether your child or loved one is struggling with a learning difference or disability? Natasha Gray joins Yolande for a conversation about the importance of psychoeducational testing. Natasha addresses some of the myths and concerns that parents and caregivers often have, and sheds light on the multiple advantages of having assessments done. Listeners will learn about how dyslexia, dysgraphia, and dyscalculia present, and also how getting a diagnosis can be the starti...

    • 32 min
    Episode 78: Managing Microaggressions

    Episode 78: Managing Microaggressions

    Latasha and Yolande take a look at the impact that microaggressions have on us, in the workplace, and even in our schools. If you don't know think you know anything about microaggressions, or even what it means, you'd be surprised by what you learn in this episode, because all of us have been on the receiving (or perhaps the giving) end of microaggressions. Learn what they are, how they show up in everyday life, and how all of us can be more aware as we manage them. Shifting Perspective...

    • 44 min
    Episode 77: Autism Acceptance (with Melisha Williams)

    Episode 77: Autism Acceptance (with Melisha Williams)

    It's Autism Awareness Month, and on this episode of Shifting Perspectives, we are taking a stroll back through time with Melisha Williams, the mother of a brilliant and autistic teenage son. Melisha opens up on her journey - the questions, the fears, and the faith. What emerges is a heartfelt story of hope and overcoming, which is what we wish for every family impacted by autism. Melisha is now, not just an advocate for her son, but a voice for parents who are walking in similar ...

    • 47 min
    Episode 76: Inspire Inclusion

    Episode 76: Inspire Inclusion

    March isn't over yet! Yolande and Latasha end this month with an episode dedicated to inclusion, the theme of this years' International Women’s Day. While looking at inclusion, this episode of Shifting Perspectives also explores ideas around diversity, equality and women elevating other women through sponsorship. Creating an inclusive environment is the end goal. Together we can grow more conscious and intentional about the progress women have made, while actively cultivating safe and i...

    • 32 min
    Episode 75: From Delay to Done

    Episode 75: From Delay to Done

    We all go through it - times when we just can't get tasks finished despite the fact that "nothing" is in our way. Well, nothing except procrastination. Adults, children and teens alike, all battle the inertia brought on by procrastination. Yolande and Latasha touch on topics such as instant gratification and perfectionism along the way to cracking the nut that is procrastination. This episode and it's takeaway tips will help listeners identify what's really in the way, and move from delay to ...

    • 37 min

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