Tree of Trust – True Stories on Tough Topics Told with Respect and Hope.
This is a safe place to share stories of hope and overcoming. Think of your closest friends sharing confidences under the canopy of a shade tree. That’s what Tree of Trust is all about – we’ll talk about serious, intimate topics, many dealing with mental health. Yet, we want to enjoy the journey, enlighten, entertain and share hope.
Part One: Swapna Kakani Shares Her Experience and Advocacy with Rare Diseases
Motivational speaker and health advocate Swapna Kakani has overcome personal adversity to share hope with others facing rare and chronic diseases. Her inspirational life story is one of triumph, resilience and self-determination in the face of life-threatening, health challenges and organ transplant.
Part Two: Comfort Cases Founder Rob Scheer Recounts Overcoming Childhood Abuse Whose Mission has Become Helping Today's Foster Youth
In part two of Rob Scheer's special story, the Comfort Cases founder goes in depth with Melissa and Christy about his own experiences in foster care and how that inspired him to bring dignity and hope to all children in the foster care system. Rob and his husband Reese not only adopted 4 children through the system, Rob founded Comfort Cases, a nonprofit that strives to eliminate trash bags once used for foster youth to move their belongings from home to home.
Comfort Cases Founder Rob Scheer Recounts Overcoming Childhood Abuse Whose Mission has Become Helping Today's Foster Youth
In part one of a special two part story, founder of Comfort Cases, Rob Scheer tells his story of overcoming childhood abuse and struggles with mental illness and moving through the foster care system. Rob and his husband created a forever family through adoption of children in the foster system. The story of hope Rob shares is a beautiful tribute for Father's Day.
The World's Smallest Bullet: Dr. Weissman Recounts Groundbreaking Infant Brain Surgery
The World’s Smallest Bullet – Retired Neurosurgeon Dr. Mark Weissman recounts the ground-breaking surgery he performed removing a bullet from a newborn’s brain. The baby was shot in utero and delivered by cesarean when Dr. Weissman and his team at a major trauma center successfully performed this life-saving procedure.
When Mother's Day is Difficult
If your Mother's Day isn't always (or ever?!) a picture-perfect Hallmark Holiday - we get it! For single moms, women dealing with infertility, loss of a child, women not called to motherhood and more- the day can be tricky.
This episode, co-hosts Christy and Melissa share advice from experts and personal tips for getting through this "Mayday" - with self-care, mindfulness and distraction.
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Jim Bradley Shares His Experiences on Both Sides of Substace Abuse Recovery
Special guest Jim Bradley, a retired alcohol and drug addiction counselor, talks about his past experience with substance abuse (including run ins with and running from the law!), recovery, and helping others.