Sunday Morning Magazine is a local Seattle podcast featuring guests from local non-profit agencies, authors and specialists in the fields that are the focus of each weekend's informative conversation. These focus areas include education, environment, charities, crime, health, domestic issues, and youth.
Jingle Bell Run for fun & to crush arthritis, Dr. Dave & Emma Christofferson
On Sunday Morning Magazine: Dr. Amish Dave is a rheumatologist at Virginia Mason and very involved with the Arthritis Foundaion--serving on the Board of Directors and supporting the annual Jingle Bell Run. Arthritis is the #1 cause of disability in the country, affecting all ages. The Jingle Bell Run is a major fund raiser, providing $$ for support, education, and research.
Emma Christofferson is the Youth Honoree for this year's Jingle Bell Run and turns 8 on the day. d Emma tells us about living with arthristis, and how she has developed an incredibly positive attitude toward it and says she must be brave. Her Mom, Beth, is along as moral support and encouragement. Emma's team is "Go Ge Em's" and you might like to help her reach her goal. [http://www.jbr.org\seattle]www.jbr.org\seattle
A model that help many suffering homelessness - Sherman Haggerty
at 5:30am on Sunday Morning Magazine: Sherman Haggerty is the author of Hope Disappearing: A Population Left Behind. Sherman served on Volunteers of America Board of Directors for 8 years and then for 5 more years was involved in a Sacramento program with VOA to service over a thousand homeless clients with good results. He tells of the program, that it worked, but the funds were ended and so the program at a time that the housing crisis is growning. This offers a good multi-faceted model that worked and can do so again.
Fitness=healthy life. Consider doing 5 min and keep it growing.
On Sunday Morning Magazine: Doug Setter is a certified fitness instructor--with expertise as a champion kick-boxer, marathon runner and mountain climber. He's also an author: Flat Gut after 50, and Fit Femme After 50. He recommends using the 5 minute rule to get moving. Anyone can do something for 5 minutes, then you find you can keep going a bit longer. With the holidays upon us and the additional special foods, it's a perfect time to consider our body and our health.
The Simplest Baby Book in the World. Some major help for parents all in one book.
at 5:30am on Sunday Morning Magazine: Stephen Gross is the author of "The Simplest Baby Book in the World: The Illustrated, Grab-and-Do Guide for a Healthy, Happy Baby". As a new dad he found himself bewildered, seeking information from other parents, pediatricians, nurses. Other books didn't address all the various needs, so he wrote this book--which is simple, and the illustrations are really helpful.
America's VetDogs provide great healing & support for veterans and first responders
Joe Worley is a veteran and has a special vet dog, Galaxie, related to America's VetDogs, a nonprofit charity that provides service dogs for veterans with disabilities. Joe shares his story and talks about how this charity has helped him as well as so many others. Joe lost a leg to an IED in Afghanistan in 2004. It took a few years but he became connected with America's Vet Dogs and getting his first dog, Mr. Benjamin. Bil-Jac, a pet food producer, partners with America’s VetDogs, with a line of dog treats named after America’s VetDogs, and they donate the proceeds. This is a great organization to consider supporting, a great way to show support for our Veterans.
Understanding mental health issues and learning diplomacy, Bob Krulish
Bob Krulish is a Family Mental Health Advocate and Coach, and an author of his memoir: When Screams Become Whispers: One Man's Inspiring Victory Over Bipolar Disorder. Bob provides insights about how to speak with someone in our circle about their mental health, aiming to guide them to seek health support. He says there is a big need for more mental health care professionals so that people needing mental health care have it consistently. Bob is also a National Speaker for NAMI--the National Alliance on Mental Illness.