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The Power of Love Show presented by The Dee Dee Jackson Foundation provides hope, resources and a community so no one feels alone in their grief.
Hosted by TJ Jackson and Taj Jackson. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/thepowerofloveshow/support

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The Power of Love Show presented by The Dee Dee Jackson Foundation provides hope, resources and a community so no one feels alone in their grief.
Hosted by TJ Jackson and Taj Jackson. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/thepowerofloveshow/support

    'His Place At The Table' With Author, Diane Nares

    'His Place At The Table' With Author, Diane Nares

    On this episode of The Power of Love Show we welcome special guest & author, Diane Nares.

    Diane Nares’ book, ‘His Place at The Table: A Personal, Public, and Spiritual Love Story’, recounts the emotional journey she and her husband, Richard, experienced through their son Emilio's cancer diagnosis at just three years old. With raw honesty, Diane explores the depths of grief and the power of love and perseverance. The book serves as a beacon of hope for families facing similar challenges and honors Emilio’s legacy, illustrating how the couple’s strength and optimism helped them navigate profound loss.

    Following Emilio's passing, Diane and Richard founded the Emilio Nares Foundation (ENF) in 2003. This non-profit provides critical support to families navigating childhood cancer, including vital services like "Ride with Emilio," which ensures no child misses life-saving treatments due to transportation barriers.
    Diane's dedication to supporting others continues to drive ENF's mission, offering hope and assistance to countless families today.

    Learn more about Diane & the Emilio Nares Foundation (ENF):
    Website: ENFhope.org
    Instagram: @ENF_Hope
    Facebook: Emilio Nares Foundation
    YouTube: Emilio Nares Foundation
    X: @ENFhope

    Book: ‘His Place at The Table: A Personal, Public, and Spiritual Love Story’ • https://a.co/d/b7mQrFf

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    • 55 min
    Mental Health Series • Part 2: Article Spotlight

    Mental Health Series • Part 2: Article Spotlight

    On this episode of The Power of Love Show we continued our Mental Health Series by discussing an insightful article written by Christopher W.T. Miller, MD, for The Washington Post.

    Read the Article: ‘What grief does to your brain, and how to cope with it’ • https://www.washingtonpost.com/wellness/2024/03/08/grief-brain-healing-coping-strategies/?utm_source=instagram&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=wp_main&crl8_id=4cc172a3-b36b-4a3c-9ef7-58c10028afab

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    • 42 min
    ‘Here With You’ With Author, Kathy Wagner

    ‘Here With You’ With Author, Kathy Wagner

    On this episode of The Power of Love Show we welcome special guest, Kathy Wagner.

    Kathy Wagner is the mother of three grown children, including her son Tristan who died from fentanyl poisoning in August 2017.

    Since that time, Kathy has actively advocated for improved access
    to quality addiction recovery services and was a peer support group facilitator for Healing Hearts Canada.

    Her interviews have appeared on CBC’s The National, the Vancouver Sun and many local newspapers and radio shows.

    Kathy has published personal essays in the New York Times as well as the Globe and Mail, and was awarded a position at the Banff Centre for the Arts summer writing retreat in 2019.

    She is an experienced public speaker and has presented to large audiences at numerous conferences in a professional capacity.

    Kathy’s wish is to bring hope to parents who are lost in the darkness of their child’s addiction or are struggling with a child’s drug-related death.

    Kathy’s memoir, ‘Here With You’, is the powerful story of a mother’s struggle to save her son from addiction—
    and the strength and hope for change that she found in her grief.

    She currently lives in the Metro Vancouver area.

    Learn More About Kathy:
    Instagram: @KWagnerWrites
    Facebook: K Wagner Writes • https://www.facebook.com/kwagnerwrite...
    Book: ‘Here With You: A Memoir of Love, Family, and Addiction‘ • https://a.co/d/06ASyjKJ

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    • 57 min
    ‘The Power of Giving Back’ With Mariella Arroba

    ‘The Power of Giving Back’ With Mariella Arroba

    On this episode of The Power of Love Show we welcome special guest & friend of Dee Dee Jackson Foundation, Mariella Arroba.

    Mariella Arroba is the Director of Foundation and Corporate Relations at Calvary Hospital, bringing over 7 years of dedicated fundraising experience to her role.

    With a strong academic background, Mariella holds an MBA, which has equipped her with strategic insight and leadership skills in the philanthropic sector.

    Beyond her professional achievements, Mariella is passionate about giving back to the community through active volunteering.

    Most recently, she served as a volunteer firefighter in Rocky Point, NY, demonstrating her commitment to public service and community safety.

    Mariella's multifaceted expertise in fundraising, coupled with her hands-on approach to community engagement, underscores her dedication to making a positive impact both professionally and personally.

    Learn More About Mariella:
    Instagram: @CalvaryCares
    Facebook: Calvary Hospital
    YouTube: Calvary Hospital
    LinkedIn: Calvary Hospital
    Website: Fund.CalvaryHospital.org

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    • 53 min
    Mental Health Series • Part 1: Brenda Mejia

    Mental Health Series • Part 1: Brenda Mejia

    On this episode of The Power of Love Show we kicked off our Mental Health Series featuring DDJF Honorary Board Member, Brenda Mejia.

    Brenda joined us to share her experience of surviving a car accident that resulted in a traumatic brain injury (TBI) and how she managed to grow despite enduring this trauma.

    Her message is clear: ‘You are not alone in your healing journey, whatever it is you may be healing from’.

    Learn More About Brenda:
    Instagram: @BrendaMejiaOfficial
    Website: DDJF.org/brenda-mejia.html

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    • 1 hr 9 min
    ‘Bloomwell Partners, LLC’ With Founders, Dr. Mekel Harris & Janet Gwilliam-Wright

    ‘Bloomwell Partners, LLC’ With Founders, Dr. Mekel Harris & Janet Gwilliam-Wright

    On this episode of The Power of Love Show we are thrilled to have two extraordinary guests, Dr. Mekel Harris (returning guest!) and Janet Gwilliam-Wright, joining us to share their insights on mental health, grief and their groundbreaking work with Bloomwell Partners, LLC.

    Dr. Mekel Harris received a B.A. in Psychology from Baylor University, M.A. in Psychology from Houston Baptist University, and a Ph.D. in Clinical/School Psychology from University of Houston. Further, she completed her pre-doctoral internship and two-year post-doctoral fellowship at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Since then, Dr. Harris has served in higher education, along with community- and hospital-based mental health programs. She currently works in private practice as a licensed psychologist and CEO of Harris Psychological Services, LLC, offering mental health support across the lifespan. Dr. Harris also provides training, education, and consultation to organizations around the globe, focused on an array of mental health themes. Finally, she is co-founder of Bloomwell Partners, LLC, a consulting firm that equips corporate entities with the skills necessary to afford grief-informed leadership and care within the workplace.
     
    Throughout the past decade, Dr. Harris has presented at >30 domestic and international conferences and has been interviewed on several podcasts, with topics ranging from grief and loss to community mental health and trauma. In June 2016, she authored a memoir, Relaxing Into the Pain: My Journey Into Grief & Beyond. Throughout the past two years, Dr. Harris has created The Grief Anatomy Toolkit – an e-book and mini-course, an 8-week immersive online course, Re-Imagining Life After Loss, Mindful Grieving, a therapeutic curriculum for coping with grief and loss, Cortisol, Coping, & Conversation gathering, a 4-week gathering focused on the intersection of grief and the body, and Grieving with HOPE.
     
    She currently serves as Vice President of the AIMHiTN board. In her personal time, Dr. Harris enjoys spending time with her family, traveling the globe, writing, volunteering in her community, and collecting all things butterflies.

    Janet Gwilliam-Wright brings over twenty years of experience in leading large organizational changes and tackling complex policy issues. She is a prominent figure in the grief and loss community, having founded the Motherlove Project, a global platform for motherless daughters. Janet holds a Master of Arts and Public Administration from Queen's University. She resides in Ottawa, Ontario, with her partner Meghan and their two daughters.

    Together, Dr. Harris and Janet co-founded Bloomwell Partners, LLC, whose mission is helping organizations build compassionate, grief-informed cultures. Bloomwell equips managers and HR professionals with the skills needed to support employees dealing with grief and loss, using both evidence-based and innovative approaches.

    Learn More About Dr. Mekel Harris:
    Instagram: @DrMekel
    Website: MekelHarrisPhD.com
    Facebook: Mekel Harris, PhD, NCSP, PMH-C
    Book: ‘Relaxing Into the Pain’ -https://a.co/d/7sv9Txv

    Learn More About Janet Gwilliam-Wright:
    Instagram: @JanetGwilliamWright & @MotherLoveProject
    Website: MotherLoveProject.com

    Learn More About Bloomwell Partners, LLC:
    Instagram: @BloomwellPartners
    Website: GrowWithBloomwell.com

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    Website: DDJF.org
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    • 56 min

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45 Ratings

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I had an incredible conversation with TJ and Taj. They are such an inspiration - very kind, engaging, and insightful. I truly had an awesome time with them and also answering their audiences' questions. What a great community! Truly grateful for sharing with them. Continue to be a blessing to everyone, TJ and Taj!

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