16 episodes

Can kindness provide real solutions in a polarized and divided culture? If we paid more attention to it, would it make much of a difference? We believe the answer is, “Yes!” But we know we’re more effective working together than alone, and something exponentially powerful happens when we do. In each episode, we share kindness stories, opportunities for kindness, and ways we can partner to serve more people.

The Visible Kindness Podcast Ed Squire

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 20 Ratings

Can kindness provide real solutions in a polarized and divided culture? If we paid more attention to it, would it make much of a difference? We believe the answer is, “Yes!” But we know we’re more effective working together than alone, and something exponentially powerful happens when we do. In each episode, we share kindness stories, opportunities for kindness, and ways we can partner to serve more people.

    S1E013 - Paying it forward and the crossroads of life with Junaid Ahmed

    S1E013 - Paying it forward and the crossroads of life with Junaid Ahmed

    Junaid shares his journey from his birthplace in Pakistan to America. Starting a podcast about his beekeeping life. The powerful positive effects of being in community. Can our morals and belief systems prevent us from experiencing shame? How to effectively manage the busyness of our lives. Tips on how to handle the crossroads we face in life. How being grateful and compassionate shapes our journeys. The powerful effects of “paying it forward” and why we shouldn't ignore the chance to help others when we have the opportunity. The scientific results of the butterfly effect with acts of kindness. How being kindred spirits in the world affect every single person. CONNECT WITH JUNAID:
    Website:  https://www.hacksandhobbies.com
    Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn:  @superjunaid
     
    CONNECT WITH ED:
    Visible Kindness Website:  https://www.visiblekindness.com
    MeTooWhatNow Website:  https://www.metoowhatnow.com
    Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/metoowhatnow
    YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrvoCb8aYfT8V6Qo53cs81A
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/visiblekindness/
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/edsquire/ 
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/metoowhatnow 

    • 47 min
    S1E012 - How to live life without labels with Nathan Todd

    S1E012 - How to live life without labels with Nathan Todd

    About Nathan Todd
    Nathan was born 8 weeks premature with Cerebral Palsy and didn’t learn to walk until the age of 4. He’s the creator and host of ‘No Label Live, Peel back the label to reveal the authentic you.’ The show is for anyone who is ready to use their voice and share their story but feels trapped by the expectations of others. Nathan is also the author of Empower Yourself: Awaken The B.E.A.S.T. Within. He’s also the co-creator of the ‘Mindfulness Course’ with Katarina Gleisberg.  A 14-Day Mindfulness Mini-Course to support teachers and caregivers seeking relief from strong emotions.  On This Episode
    How to be happy with where you’re at. The impact Nathan’s mentors have had on his coaching career. Ed reads an excerpt from Nathan’s ‘Loneliness Letter’, and why Nathan thanks loneliness for being in his life. How Nathan’s disabilities brought loneliness into his life, and how this became one of his greatest gifts. How to form a meaningful life regardless of the labels that people put on us, or that we put on ourselves. A story about soup. How simple things in our lives can hold power over us, and how to change them. Nathan answers the question, “What is the greatest act of kindness that you've experienced in your life?” CONNECT WITH NATHAN:
    Instagram:  @therealnathantodd
    Merchandise:  https://themusclemotivator.threadless.com
    12 Week Group Coaching:  https://mailchi.mp/27ce9fe17b92/the-loneliness-solution
    Awaken The Beast Within:  https://www.lulu.com/en/us/shop/nathanial-todd/empower-yourself-awaken-the-beast-within/paperback/product-1rvqejyd.html?page=1&pageSize=4
    Link to Heather Parady:  www.heatherparady.com
    CONNECT WITH ED:
    Visible Kindness Website:  https://www.visiblekindness.com
    MeTooWhatNow Website:  https://www.metoowhatnow.com
    Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/metoowhatnow
    YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrvoCb8aYfT8V6Qo53cs81A
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/visiblekindness/
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/edsquire/ 
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/metoowhatnow 
     

    • 40 min
    S1E011 - Eradicating loneliness with Nathan Todd

    S1E011 - Eradicating loneliness with Nathan Todd

    About Nathan Todd
     
    Nathan was born 8 weeks premature with Cerebral Palsy and didn’t learn to walk until the age of 4. He’s the creator and host of ‘No Label Live , Peel back the label to reveal the authentic you.’ The show is for anyone who is ready to use their voice and share their story but feels trapped by the expectations of others. Nathan is also the author of Empower Yourself: Awaken The B.E.A.S.T. Within. He’s also the co-creator of the ‘Mindfulness Course’ with Katarina Gleisberg.  A 14-Day Mindfulness Mini-Course to support teachers and caregivers seeking relief from strong emotions.  On This Episode
     
    Nathan shares how learned to drive using hand controls, graduated college, and learned from an early age that you’re going to fall, the thing that makes the difference is your ability to get up and walk through your fire. How he saw that people can be limited by a label being placed on them, usually by society, and how it can become their reality. How he realized was this isn’t a disability issue, rather it’s a human issue. The work he’s been doing over developing the message of ‘No Label Defines Me’. What 34 years of life have taught him is often it feels like humans are navigating a world that wasn’t designed for us, and to live a ‘No Label Defines Me’ life you must learn to adapt & act. Through eradicating labels, Nathan’s mission is to Eradicate Loneliness and help people get reconnected with their true self. CONNECT WITH NATHAN:
    Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/therealnathantodd/
    Clubhouse:  @realnathantodd
    Merchandise:  https://themusclemotivator.threadless.com
    12 Week Group Coaching:  https://mailchi.mp/27ce9fe17b92/the-loneliness-solution
    Awaken The Beast Within:  https://www.lulu.com/en/us/shop/nathanial-todd/empower-yourself-awaken-the-beast-within/paperback/product-1rvqejyd.html?page=1&pageSize=4
    CONNECT WITH ED:
    Visible Kindness Website:  https://www.visiblekindness.com
    MeTooWhatNow Website:  https://www.metoowhatnow.com
    Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/metoowhatnow
    YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrvoCb8aYfT8V6Qo53cs81A
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/visiblekindness/
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/edsquire/ 
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/metoowhatnow 
     

    • 37 min
    S1E010 - Intimate parts of my story I thought I'd never tell.

    S1E010 - Intimate parts of my story I thought I'd never tell.

    SHOW NOTES
    On this episode, I become the guest, Michael Matucci, a filmmaker, director/ writer, and activist, asks me intimate questions about my life as a survivor of childhood sexual abuse, and the effects it had on my life decades later.
    About Ed Squire
    For over 20 years, I was a senior business consultant for Fortune 500 and global companies throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe.
    In 2018, I started a nonprofit called 'MeToo, WhatNow,' advocating for survivors of childhood trauma and abuse.  Now I've dedicated my life to helping survivors rebuild their lives from the ground up to reclaim their identity and restore their dignity.
    From age 4 until 10, I was sexually abused by four men;  my step-grandfather, a next-door neighbor, and my elementary school teacher.
    In 2016, I filed a lawsuit against the teaching and the school board that hired him. I'm currently producing a documentary about the experience.
    On this episode, Michael asks me the following:
    How I characterize my work with film and camera on videos? What compels and inspires me to create the kind of content that I do? What is the message I like to send about trauma? Why is it important for me to talk about the sexual abuse I experienced as a child decades later? What can manifest in a survivor's life if we don't deal with the past? What are some examples of coping mechanisms that survivors use? How do I change the “shame game” as a survivor of childhood sexual abuse? What is driving men to pay for sex? What would I say to the people who are working to stem the demand of men paying for sex? What is the one message I want to send to my listeners? CONNECT WITH MICHAEL
    Website:  http://www.michaelmatucci.com
    Clubhouse:  @courageouslove
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/michaelmatucci/
    CONNECT WITH ED:
    Visible Kindness Website:  https://www.visiblekindness.com
    MeTooWhatNow Website:  https://www.metoowhatnow.com
    Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/metoowhatnow
    YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrvoCb8aYfT8V6Qo53cs81A
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/visiblekindness/
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/edsquire/ 
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/metoowhatnow 

    • 24 min
    S1E009 - What if our hardships are the key parts to our story?

    S1E009 - What if our hardships are the key parts to our story?

    My guest is filmmaker, director/producer, actor, and activist, Michael Matucci.
    On this episode we talk about:
    One of his recent documentaries called, “Teens for Sale - Sex Trafficking in Suburban America”, and what drew him to create this film. The power each individual has within themselves to be a force for change and good in society. How life can be birthed in the darkest of dark. What if life was a blessing? What if our hardships are key parts to our story? How technology today is giving us the opportunity to send a message to people's hearts who may not be aware of their and doing it in a way that will reach them. Being present with what you do and trusting that, the people you're trying to impact will reach out and take your hand. The difference between working for impact, purpose, and for a higher power, instead of working for self-promotion or to get yourself somewhere. One of the things I love most about Michael, is his personal mission. “I ignite the Truth and empower people's paths of purpose and mission” ===========================
    CONNECT WITH MICHAEL
    Website:  http://www.michaelmatucci.com
    Clubhouse:  @courageouslove
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/michaelmatucci/
    CONNECT WITH ED:
    Visible Kindness Website:  https://www.visiblekindness.com
    MeTooWhatNow Website:  https://www.metoowhatnow.com
    Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/metoowhatnow
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrvoCb8aYfT8V6Qo53cs81A
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/visiblekindness/
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/edsquire/ 
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/metoowhatnow 

    • 58 min
    S1E008 - How to prevent child sexual assault with Feather Berkower, LCSW

    S1E008 - How to prevent child sexual assault with Feather Berkower, LCSW

    About Feather Berkower, LCSW
    Feather is a licensed clinical social worker and holds a Master’s of Social Welfare from the University of California, Berkeley.
    She has been a leader in child sexual abuse prevention since 1985 and has educated nearly one-hundred fifty thousand schoolchildren, parents and youth professionals. Her well-regarded workshop, Parenting Safe Children, empowers adults to keep children safe from sexual assault.
    Before founding Parenting Safe Children, Feather managed a regional chapter of the Child Assault Prevention Program in Colorado, which delivers school-based curricula to protect children and teens from bullying and sexual assault.
    Feather co-authored Off Limits, a parenting book that will change the way you think about keeping children safe. It is available on her website at parentingsafechildren.com
    She presents Parenting Safe Children Workshops in schools, youth organizations, parenting groups, and businesses in the United States.
    Feather is also available for private consultation.
    Feather believes that adults are responsible for protecting children from sexual assault. Feather makes this difficult topic less scary, and consistently impresses audiences with her knowledge, commitment, and warmth.
    On this episode:
    How Feather found her calling to teach child sexual assault prevention Why teaching body-safety to your child is the same as teaching them to wear a seatbelt, or why they shouldn’t touch a hot stove. Feather shares what sex-offenders are looking for. The majority of sex-offenders are someone you know and often a family member. Why adults are responsible for protecting children from sexual assault. Practical tips on what parents can do to get started with child sex-abuse prevention. Connect with Feather:
    Website:  https://parentingsafechildren.com
    Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/parentingsafechildren/
    Instagram: @parentingsafechildren.
    References
    Movie: ‘Something about Amelia’ 1984; https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0088149/ 
    Recommended resources for purchase:
    Off Limits: A Parent's Guide to Keeping Children Safe from Sexual Assault -https://parentingsafechildren.com/book/ Conversation Starter Cards -https://parentingsafechildren.com/book/#cards Parenting Safe Children Online Workshop -https://parentingsafechildren.com/online-workshops/ FREE DOWNLOADs FROM FEATHER:
    https://parentingsafechildren.com/resources/
    Connect with Ed:
    Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/metoowhatnow
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/visiblekindness/
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/edsquire/ 
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/metoowhatnow 
    Email: ed@visiblekindness.com

    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

Ruby_F ,

Inspiring and encouraging!

Thanks for the vulnerability and courage to share your story in order to help others!!

SuccessibleSHE ,

Preventing Child Sexual Abuse

Super helpful— THANKS Ed & Feather👍🏽👍🏽

jaymietom001 ,

Great listen

Thanks for sharing Ed. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

Top Podcasts In Society & Culture

Listeners Also Subscribed To