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Mother and daughter tell parallel stories about trauma and its impact on the generations that follow. Jann Simmons’ story is a heart wrenching account of an orphaned child who suffered brutality at the hands of her mother, as well as many others. As an adult, Jann’s mind was closed to the horrors of her abuse, betrayal and abandonment until the day they all came flooding back to her conscious mind. That awareness began a 40-year transformation from a passive victim to resilient warrior. As a young teen, Shari struggled to make sense of her mother’s pain, but as a career mental-health therapist, she began to understand her mother’s journey and learn how trauma affects the brain. She offers strategies in this book for those suffering from past or present trauma or for those who love someone who is suffering. Both women tell their stories and drive home the fact that the choices we make can lead to self-hatred and resentment or to a life of courage, healing and beauty. An unforgettable story of love and transformation that will resonate with mothers, daughters, trauma survivors, those who love them and those who’ve made a career out of helping them heal.

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Mother and daughter tell parallel stories about trauma and its impact on the generations that follow. Jann Simmons’ story is a heart wrenching account of an orphaned child who suffered brutality at the hands of her mother, as well as many others. As an adult, Jann’s mind was closed to the horrors of her abuse, betrayal and abandonment until the day they all came flooding back to her conscious mind. That awareness began a 40-year transformation from a passive victim to resilient warrior. As a young teen, Shari struggled to make sense of her mother’s pain, but as a career mental-health therapist, she began to understand her mother’s journey and learn how trauma affects the brain. She offers strategies in this book for those suffering from past or present trauma or for those who love someone who is suffering. Both women tell their stories and drive home the fact that the choices we make can lead to self-hatred and resentment or to a life of courage, healing and beauty. An unforgettable story of love and transformation that will resonate with mothers, daughters, trauma survivors, those who love them and those who’ve made a career out of helping them heal.

    Chicken Soup Anyone? - Amy Newmark talks about the Chicken Soup for the Soul Book Series

    Chicken Soup Anyone? - Amy Newmark talks about the Chicken Soup for the Soul Book Series

    There is power in people’s narratives and the world needs more inspirational and uplifting stories right now! Join us as we talk with Amy Newmark about Chicken Soup for the Soul. Amy is the bestselling author, editor-in-chief, and publisher of the Chicken Soup for the Soul book series. Since 2008, she has published more than 170 new books, most of them national bestsellers in the U.S. and Canada, more than doubling the number of Chicken Soup for the Soul titles in print today. She is also the author of Simply Happy, a crash course in Chicken Soup for the Soul advice and wisdom that is filled with easy-to-implement, practical tips for enjoying a better life.

    Amy is credited with revitalizing the Chicken Soup for the Soul brand, which has been a publishing industry phenomenon since the first book came out in 1993. By compiling inspirational, true stories curated from ordinary people who have had extraordinary experiences, Amy has kept the twenty-five-year-old Chicken Soup for the Soul brand fresh and relevant.

    When Amy and her husband Bill, the CEO of Chicken Soup for the Soul, are not working, they are visiting their four grown children and their grandchildren.

    Follow Amy on Twitter @amynewmark and look for books and more at: www.chickensoup.com

    • 58 min
    Grief and Loss during COVID 19 - What if we gave ourselves space to truly feel?

    Grief and Loss during COVID 19 - What if we gave ourselves space to truly feel?

    On day 60 something of quarantine to stop the spread of the Coronavirus, Shari and Jann discuss grief and the importance of allowing ourselves to “feel”. In the busyness of our lives, we often distract ourselves from feeling anything that makes us uncomfortable and the problem with that is the inevitable mental, emotional and physical ramifications that befall. During this time, we need to be especially kind and nurturing to ourselves and one way to do that is to allow the feelings to come over us, embrace them and then let them go.

    Shari and Jann travel the country (when not quarantined), speaking on their book, Which Way?, mental health issues and the power of our stories.

    • 26 min
    Mind Oasis - A true “oasis” in a time of chaos and uncertainty. Meditation and healing from the comfort of your own home!

    Mind Oasis - A true “oasis” in a time of chaos and uncertainty. Meditation and healing from the comfort of your own home!

    Don’t miss our guest Karuna Schwartz, Executive Director and Founder of Mind Oasis, a nonprofit, online service that provides group meditation (free through June, 2020), yoga and classes that offer a deeper study to support meditative and spiritual life. Karuna offers listeners specific and tangible practices that take a few seconds each day to help manage anxiety and enhance a feeling of grounded-ness, even amidst a global pandemic. Her eloquently told story of grief turned into a meditative practice that ultimately saved her life is inspiring! But the story doesn’t end there. Karuna’s new lifestyle morphed into a worldwide, online platform that allows hundreds of people the ability to engage in yoga and meditative practices from the comfort of their own homes.

    Karuna (Kelly Schwartz) has two decades of experience in nonprofit management and brings unique insight to Mind Oasis from running nonprofits varying in budget size from 250k – 13 million. Her passion is bringing the timeless benefits of meditation to practitioners worldwide. Her Masters in Nonprofit Management from Northeastern University coupled with many years experience as a Director of Development and Executive Director make for a powerful intersection in leadership of philanthropy and wisdom.

    For more information on pricing and to sign up for a free group meditation class, visit www.mindoasis.org

    • 43 min
    Proze - CBD products for Mental Health

    Proze - CBD products for Mental Health

    CBD?!?! Is it addictive? What are the benefits? How do I know if I’m getting a product that is pure? Join us as we talk to Sanjeev Javia, CEO and Product Formulator of www.Proze.com In this podcast, Sanjeev reveals the benefits of CBD for mental issues such as depression, anxiety, sleep disturbances and more. With his team, Sanjeev has created a proprietary blend of the most potent medicinal and performance nutrients such as essential oils, plant extracts, vitamins, minerals, herbs, and spices. all rooted in organically grown, legal & certified hemp.

    Sanjeev and CSO, Dr. Jim Silliman offer pure CBD oils, isolates and topicals for a path to optimal performance. Their products become a helpful treatment protocol in conjunction with counseling, medication, mindfulness, etc.

    Sanjeev obtained his undergraduate degree in Biology and Biopsychology and a graduate degree in Business Administration. His goal with Proze is to show that your path to optimal performance doesn’t have to be difficult to understand and navigate. Proze’s products combine the forces of nature and nutrition PLUS educational enlightenment to help you on your wellness journey be simple and sure, so you can achieve your highest potential.

    To purchase Proze products, visit https://www.proze.com/shop-all/. Which Way listeners will receive an unlimited 15% off, by typing the PROMO CODE: whichway15

    • 47 min
    The Center for Family Outreach - When you need help for your family or teen!

    The Center for Family Outreach - When you need help for your family or teen!

    Does your family need a timeout to find ‘normal’ again? Are the current COVID restrictions adding more stress to your family? Is the family tension escalating? Join our guest, Laurie Klith, Executive Director of The Center for Family Outreach, as she talks about services The Center provides to help youth and families. The Center’s employees, therapists and case managers specialize in treating family conflict, substance abuse, mental health issues and defiance.

    In a time where our world is forcing families to be in close quarters with one another, Laurie provides valuable online resources, such as individual, family and group therapy. Living the motto: Relationships Change Behavior, The Center has been responsible for changing the lives of countless youth in Larimer County over the last 20 years.

    For more about The Center and how they can help, call 970-495-0084 or visit: www.tcffo.org

    • 31 min
    Eating Disorders and Body Image - How to help turn the tide on a worldwide issue

    Eating Disorders and Body Image - How to help turn the tide on a worldwide issue

    This candid podcast features guests Catherine Brown and Christina Tinker who struggled with eating disorders earlier in their lives. While the details around their stories differ, both women agree that to begin to turn the tide of unhealthy body image issues, the dialogue around dieting needs to change. Revealing that eating disorders have very little to do with food, they both stress the need for engagement and connection when interfacing with someone who possesses an eating disorder. Catherine and Christina provide helpful suggestions for anyone who battles with their own negative body image or knows someone who does.

    Catherine and Christina co-edited their book, Hope for Recovery: Stories of Healing From Eating Disorders. To find out more about them or how to order their book, please visit: https://www.hoperecoverybook.com/

    Catherine is currently writing her second book and is interviewing professionals who work in various capacities to foster body positivity. She is collecting essays from people who have found ways to make peace with the bodies they are in and can be reached at: https://www.catherinebrownwriter.com/book-submissions

    Christina is a corporate speaker and courage cultivator and can be found at: http://www.christinatinkertalks.com/

    • 44 min

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