119 episodes

Listen to this podcast and discover the power of "Shining Beautiful" in life and in your community. Mikelle is perhaps the only non-verbal podcaster in the world. How does she do it? With technology. Meet Mikelle, who experiences cerebral palsy, her mother, Katherine Carol, and Gretchen Storm, speech therapist, and assistive technology guru. Together they talk about everyday life with a disability, how technology empowers people with disabilities to own their lives. This sassy team of coffee drinking techies interview technology and rehabilitation experts as they sit around the kitchen table at Mikelle's home.

The Shining Beautiful Series Podcast The Shining Beautiful Series

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Listen to this podcast and discover the power of "Shining Beautiful" in life and in your community. Mikelle is perhaps the only non-verbal podcaster in the world. How does she do it? With technology. Meet Mikelle, who experiences cerebral palsy, her mother, Katherine Carol, and Gretchen Storm, speech therapist, and assistive technology guru. Together they talk about everyday life with a disability, how technology empowers people with disabilities to own their lives. This sassy team of coffee drinking techies interview technology and rehabilitation experts as they sit around the kitchen table at Mikelle's home.

    Revitalize. A Rustic Retreat in the Foothills for Mom.

    Revitalize. A Rustic Retreat in the Foothills for Mom.

    In this episode, join Katherine as she embarks on a necessary journey to a tranquil, rustic retreat nestled in the serene foothills of Colorado.
    As she shares her experience, she explores how busy moms can find solace and rejuvenation amidst nature's embrace as she nestles in a cozy cabin to rest, restore and replenish her soul. 
    Tune in as Katherine shares the transformative power of disconnecting from the chaos and reconnecting with the simplicity of life even if only for a little while.

    • 31 min
    Savvy Social Security Benefits Strategies with Sandy Smith, Benefits Navigator and Expert

    Savvy Social Security Benefits Strategies with Sandy Smith, Benefits Navigator and Expert

    In this episode, we dive into the intricacies of navigating Social Security benefits for those people with disabilities interested in getting a job or starting a business with super-savvy expert Sandy Smith from Imagine Enterprises in Seabrook, Texas.
    Sandy is a pioneer in the field of benefits navigation. Trained by David Hammis of GriffinHammis, LLC, she worked with Virgina Commonwealth University training new navigators from all over the country. 
    Join us as we unpack key strategies, demystify common misconceptions, and provide practical tips to help you maximize your social security benefits. This episode offers invaluable insights to empower you in making informed decisions about your social security benefits. 

    • 28 min
    Caring Connections: Building Beautiful Teams in Caregiving

    Caring Connections: Building Beautiful Teams in Caregiving

    In this episode of The Shining Beautiful Series, we explore the power of effective communication within caregiving teams. We'll discuss how clear and empathetic communication fosters trust, enhances collaboration, and ultimately improves the quality of care provided.
    Join us as we share how Mikelle and her team leader, Maryann detail their ideas and insights to help you strengthen communication skills within your caregiving team.
    Whether you're a healthcare professional, a family caregiver, or someone navigating the complexities of caring for a loved one, this episode offers valuable strategies for building stronger, more resilient teams in the realm of caregiving. 
    Tune in and discover how to cultivate connections that elevate the caregiving experience for everyone involved.

    • 49 min
    Seizing Serenity: Embracing the Mediterranean Lifestyle and Slowing Down for a Richer Life

    Seizing Serenity: Embracing the Mediterranean Lifestyle and Slowing Down for a Richer Life

    Welcome to the Shining Beautiful Series podcast. This episode details the exploration of non-resolution resolution as Mikelle and Katherine explore the transformative journey of adopting the Mediterranean lifestyle embracing the the art of slowing down for a richer, more fulfilling life.
    From what we are learning the secret to long life is not only eating well, it is living well in a simple and satisfying way.  It concerns diet, outdoor activities, social connections, and simple appreciation.  As caregivers this can be daunting, but we are giving it a try.
     
     

    • 30 min
    Season's Sparkle: A Festive Journey Through Winter Wishes

    Season's Sparkle: A Festive Journey Through Winter Wishes

    Welcome to The Shining Beautiful Series Podcast, where we're diving into the enchanting spirit of the season in our latest episode, "Season's Sparkle: A Festive Journey Through Winter Wishes." Join us as we unwrap heartwarming tales, share cherished traditions, and explore the magic that makes this time of year truly special.
    In this episode, we'll be your festive guides, taking you on a delightful journey through the winter wonderland of holiday joy from Mikelle's point of view. 
     Whether you're cozied up by the fireplace or braving the winter chill, "Season's Sparkle" is your companion for a joyous and reflective holiday experience.
    So, grab a cup of cocoa, snuggle into your favorite blanket, and let the twinkling lights of our podcast illuminate your path through a festive journey of winter wishes. Subscribe now and join us in spreading the Season's Sparkle!

    • 30 min
    Unleashing Extraordinary: Women with Cerebral Palsy Redefining Limits

    Unleashing Extraordinary: Women with Cerebral Palsy Redefining Limits

    In this inspiring episode, join us for a heartfelt conversation with two remarkable women, Win Charles and our co-host, Mikelle Learned, who are not just breaking barriers but shattering stereotypes while living with cerebral palsy. Their stories are a testament to resilience, determination, and the power of the human spirit.
    🌟 Meet Win Charles, a trailblazer in the podcast profession, whose journey with cerebral palsy has not hindered her pursuit of excellence. Discover how she navigates challenges, embraces her unique abilities, and transforms obstacles into opportunities.
    🚀 Joining her is Mikelle Learned, a true force of nature in living well and enjoying life. From conquering personal milestones to advocating for inclusivity, she shares her experiences, shedding light on the strength that lies within diversity.
    🎙️ In this candid interview, we explore their personal stories, the misconceptions they've faced, and the impact they are making in their respective communities. From career achievements to personal triumphs, these women redefine what it means to be extraordinary.
    🌈 As we delve into their journeys, we also discuss the importance of representation, the role of community support, and the strides being made toward a better society where everyone has opportunities to succeed. Prepare to be inspired and gain a fresh perspective on ability, ambition, and the boundless potential within us all.
    Tune in to this empowering episode and discover the extraordinary stories of Win and Mikelle, proving that limitations exist only if we let them. Subscribe now and join us on this uplifting journey of strength, courage, and the pursuit of dreams.
     

    • 36 min

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