61 episodes

The Heart of the Matter is a podcast that promotes self-care, healing and wellness through exploring internal well-being, relationships and connection to others, and social issues.

The Heart of the Matter Michael Ceccon and Jermaine Simpson

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 13 Ratings

The Heart of the Matter is a podcast that promotes self-care, healing and wellness through exploring internal well-being, relationships and connection to others, and social issues.

    Critical Race Theory and The Derek Chauvin Sententing

    Critical Race Theory and The Derek Chauvin Sententing

    For episode 61 of THOTM, we discuss the sentencing of former police officer Derek Chauvin, teaching critical race theory in public schools, and the benefits of rest and self-care.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Managing Stress, Gun Control, and The Pandemic

    Managing Stress, Gun Control, and The Pandemic

    Thanks for joining us for THOTM episode #60. Michael and Jermaine discuss gun control, managing work stress, and the current phase of the COVID-19 pandemic.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Mental Health Awareness Month

    Mental Health Awareness Month

    Michael and Jermaine honor Mental Health Awareness Month by answering questions such as:
    How is therapy helpful?
    What is most rewarding about being a therapist?
    Why it’s important that therapists attend to their own mental health?
     

    • 1 hr 35 min
    Life Of A Black Military Wife

    Life Of A Black Military Wife

    For episode 58, we talked to Jamilah Stanfield, creator of blackmilitarywives.com and author of “When Daddy’s Gone”. Jamilah talked about the unique challenges faced by black women married to service members, raising her 3 daughters, her background as a mental health professional, and the people and experiences that have influenced her life. Jamilah is a real life superhero...someone who sees a need, takes action and steps up for others. We hope you enjoy our conversation.

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Parenting, Spirituality, and Decolonizing Education

    Parenting, Spirituality, and Decolonizing Education

    Our guest on this episode of THOTM is Luisa Ortega. Luisa is a mother, counselor and doctoral student in Organizational Change and Leadership at USC. She is a passionate activist for Indigenous communities and fierce advocate for decolonialism . We talked about parenting in the current social climate, working with at-risk teen girls, spirituality and decolonizing education. It’s rare to meet someone as brilliant and sincere, so enjoy this conversation with Luisa Ortega!

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Ernie McCray

    Ernie McCray

    We had the pleasure of talking with Ernie McCray, a man who has worn many hats and is loved and admired by many. He’s a former college basketball star, an educator for over 3 decades, writer, poet, actor and even dabbled in stand-up comedy. At 82 years old, Ernie McCray is one of the coolest and most inspiring people you’ll ever meet.
    Ernie described his upbringing and influences in Tucson Arizona, experiences with racism, and becoming college basketball star. He talked about his long career as a teacher/principal, and passion for helping children from marginalized communities. Ernie also shared his personal stories and wisdom about relationships, love and loss. We’re appreciative that he gave us his time...hope you enjoy this conversation!

    • 1 hr 58 min

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