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At Dropping In we’ll explore diverse stories about identity. By listening to others talk about their own path, ours becomes less fearful. Where are we now and how do we meet the challenges? Dropping In is a place of discovery. We might believe that our life experiences are uniquely our own. Yet there’s a community of people that are here to bear witness, to relate to, link arms with and support us. They join us on Dropping In, tackling subjects like breaking into your dream business, cultural differences, child abuse, mental illness, shamanism, gender search, religious shunning, and fitting in as a marginalized outsider. These can feel like lonesome tasks. How do others find their power? Listening to their personal truths validates our own. Drop into the conversation to find the common threads, your uniqueness and our shared experience as humans.

At Dropping In we’ll explore diverse stories about identity. By listening to others talk about their own path, ours becomes less fearful. Where are we now and how do we meet the challenges? Dropping In is a place of discovery. We might believe that our life experiences are uniquely our own. Yet there’s a community of people that are here to bear witness, to relate to, link arms with and support us. They join us on Dropping In, tackling subjects like breaking into your dream business, cultural differences, child abuse, mental illness, shamanism, gender search, religious shunning, and fitting in as a marginalized outsider. These can feel like lonesome tasks. How do others find their power? Listening to their personal truths validates our own. Drop into the conversation to find the common threads, your uniqueness and our shared experience as humans.

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United States

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At Dropping In we’ll explore diverse stories about identity. By listening to others talk about their own path, ours becomes less fearful. Where are we now and how do we meet the challenges? Dropping In is a place of discovery. We might believe that our life experiences are uniquely our own. Yet there’s a community of people that are here to bear witness, to relate to, link arms with and support us. They join us on Dropping In, tackling subjects like breaking into your dream business, cultural differences, child abuse, mental illness, shamanism, gender search, religious shunning, and fitting in as a marginalized outsider. These can feel like lonesome tasks. How do others find their power? Listening to their personal truths validates our own. Drop into the conversation to find the common threads, your uniqueness and our shared experience as humans.

Language:

English


Episodes

Different Strokes: Serena, Venus, & Black Tennis w/ Cecil Harris

1/21/2022
Have you ever wondered what goes into the making of tennis champions like Serena, Venus, and Naomi? The answer would surprise you. Tennis presents obstacles to people of color, starting with proximity to tennis courts. Are there public tennis courts in neighborhoods around New York City, Chicago, Houston, Miami? Drop in with author Cecil Harris to find out the intricacies both personal and systemic of navigating the tennis circuit. Different Strokes chronicles the rise of the Williams...

Duration:00:57:00

Sin Child; Angela Howard on PTSD, Childhood Trauma, & Resilience

1/14/2022
This is one searing story that will surprise you with the resourcefulness, faith, determination, and ultimately, the will to survive and thrive of the author, Angela Howard. Although none of what happened to her should happen to any child, she overcame her childhood to become a loving mother of two and a mentor to many through her work with PTSD-ACED. Now, an accomplished author, Angela is a testament to the human spirit, to resilience, and to finding a way through the dark. Drop in with us...

Duration:00:54:43

Getting Off the Wheel; Gary Reiss, Ph.D. on Retrieving Radiance

1/7/2022
Dr. Gary Reiss holds an LCSW, PhD., and is a certified trainer in Process-oriented Psychology. Drop in with us to learn how you can benefit from Getting Off the Wheel; A Process-Oriented Psychology Approach to Personal and World Liberation! I live in the country near Eugene, Oregon with my partner Sage Emery. My daughter Eliana is working on her doctorate in child clinical psychology. My work includes my private practice, teaching Process Work and writing books. When I am not working I love...

Duration:00:53:50

Encore What's Your Life Purpose & Passion? Brian Hill, Master Astrologer

12/31/2021
It's never been more essential to figure out what is your life's purpose, what you long for, and how to manifest it. *Drum roll* for our next guest: Brian Hill, who has an uncanny knack for helping you find your life purpose and passion! An astrologer for the NYT and other publications, and author of The Ace of Wands – Brian can situate his clients in the real world of the moment, reach into their past and gently encourage their future course. He truly merits the titles humanistic astrologer...

Duration:00:46:56

Encore A Mindful Year: Dr. Aria Campbell-Danesh & Dr. Seth J. Gillihan

12/24/2021
A Mindful Year: 365 Ways to Find Connection and the Sacred in Everyday Life is a lens on life. From two experts on the psychology of behavior change comes A Mindful Year, the first book of its kind to join the age-old wisdom of mindfulness with cognitive behavioral science—the best-tested set of practices for alleviating stress and anxiety. Written from friend to friend, one day at a time, the authors invite you to start a new pattern—one that begins with taking just a few quiet moments to...

Duration:00:52:15

Love in Any Language: Evelyn Kohl LaTorre on Blending Cultures

12/17/2021
Evelyn's new memoir, Love in Any Language beautifully illustrates the trials and joys in the blending of two cultures. Love is tested when Evelyn falls in love with Antonio, a handsome university student. At the end of her two-year commitment in Peru, Evelyn finds herself pregnant and the 23-year-olds marry in Cusco and then move to Northern California. Evelyn expects her husband to support their family, and Antonio tries to take his place as head of the household. But he must first learn...

Duration:00:53:16

Where Three Oceans Meet: Rajani LaRocca; a 3-Generational Journey

12/10/2021
A child, mother, and grandmother travel all the way to the end of the earth in this picture book that celebrates multigenerational love?perfect for fans of Drawn Together and Alma. “I want to see what’s at the end of the earth!” Sejal, Mommy, and Pati travel together to the southern tip of India. Along the way, they share meals, visit markets, and catch up with old friends. For Pati, the trip retraces spaces she knows well. For Mommy, it’s a return to the place she grew up. For Sejal, it’s a...

Duration:00:53:19

Sugar Birds; Cheryl Grey Bostrom on Surviving Shame, Guilt & Loss

12/3/2021
Northwest Washington State, 1985 For years, Harris Hayes has taught his daughter, Aggie, the ways of the northern woods. So when her mother’s depression worsens, Harris shows the girl how to find and sketch the nests of wild birds as an antidote to sadness. Aggie is in a tree far overhead when her unpredictable mother spots her and forbids her to climb. Angry, the ten-year-old accidentally lights a tragic fire, then flees downriver. She lands her boat near untamed forest, where she hides...

Duration:00:51:47

Encore Messenger: A Novel @ 16 Podcast Episodes by Liz Keller Whitehurst

11/26/2021
MESSENGER is the story of a mysterious old woman who delivers life-changing messages to seemingly random people all over New York City and Alana, a young journalist determined to uncover Messenger’s story. Who is this mysterious old woman? Why does she give people messages? How does she know what to put in the message? In the surprise ending, Alana discovers what their journey together is really all about and meanwhile there's a love story brewing at Starbucks. (Ha-ha!) Author Liz Whitehurst...

Duration:00:53:50

God Save the Queens: Women in Hip-Hop History with Kathy Iandoli

11/19/2021
The empowerment of women in hip-hop begins with acknowledging their accomplishments. Every history of hip-hop previously published, from Jeff Chang’s Can’t Stop Won’t Stop to Shea Serrano’s The Rap Yearbook, focuses primarily on men, glaringly omitting a thorough and respectful examination of the presence and contribution of the genre’s female artists. For far too long, women in hip-hop have been relegated to the shadows, viewed as the designated “First Lady” thrown a contract, a pawn in...

Duration:00:51:50

Losing the Atmosphere: Vivian Conan on Mental Illness & Thriving

11/12/2021
A journey through misdiagnosis, intellectual capabilities and professional accomplishments, this memoir traces Vivian Conan's stages and mis-steps toward wholeness and healing. As a person with mental illness who is competent in the world she inhabits, Vivian tours us through her states, her illusions, and phobias, as she regains autonomy over her wellness. Born in 1940s Brooklyn to a father prone to rages and an emotionally erratic mother, Vivian Conan grew up in two different worlds:...

Duration:00:49:40

Hello, Rest of My Life: Rick Lenz on Time Travel & Love, Etc.

11/5/2021
Hello, Rest of My Life When Danny Maytree, an ambitious young 1970s film actor, met Samantha on a blind date and fell in love, he decided he no longer cared about Tinseltown stardom. He still acted sometimes, but he became a writer too. Now married and in their seventies, they find a dog whose faded tag has the name “Tali” and a Beverly Hills phone prefix from fifty years earlier. Writing a time travel novel in 2021, Danny gets a call from a mysterious, velvet-voiced acting agent. He has a...

Duration:00:48:11

Api's Berlin Diaries: Gabrielle Robinson on Confronting the Past

10/29/2021
After her mother’s death, Gabrielle Robinson found diaries her grandfather had kept while serving as doctor in Berlin 1945—only to discover that her beloved Api had been a Nazi. Api’s Berlin Diaries offers a first hand and personal perspective on the far reaching aftershocks of the Third Reich and the author’s own inconvenient past. Moving and provocative, Robinson’s award winning memoir shows her grandfather’s work as doctor in the devastated Berlin of 1945. But his diary also reveals that...

Duration:00:51:58

Fifty First Dates After Fifty: Carolyn Lee Arnold@Midlife Dating

10/22/2021
When her seven-year relationship with Buddhist beach boy Peter comes to an end, Carolyn, an independent, free-spirited, fiftysomething researcher, challenges herself to go on fifty dates to figure out what the best type of man for her really is—and to find a committed partner. Set in the milieu of a New Age, sexually open community, Fifty First Dates After Fifty traces the adventurous path of Carolyn’s very universal quest for love. Enlisting friends and lovers to support her through the...

Duration:00:50:39

Involuntary Exit: What to Do if You've Been Fired! w/ Robin Merle

10/15/2021
Self-help title turns the trauma of being fired into opportunity An expert’s debut empowers women to be resilient after experiencing job loss New York, NY – A quick-witted and fast-paced self-help book from debut author and rainmaker, Robin Merle, dives into the emotional trauma of women whose job loss wasn’t part of the original plan. Involuntary Exit: A Woman’s Guide to Thriving After Being Fired (She Writes Press, Oct. 19, 2021) is about moving forward, illustrated by women’s remarkable...

Duration:00:52:32

Rea and the Blood of the Nectar: Young Adventure with Payal Doshi

10/8/2021
Rea and the Blood of the Nectar tells the story of Rea Chettri, a 12-year-old girl living a simple, if boring, life on the tea plantations of Darjeeling, India. Without warning, Rea's life gets turned on its head when her twin brother, Rohan, goes missing. Determined to save him, Rea embarks on a secret adventure by portaling into the enchanted world of Astranthia. In this thrilling tale of family and friendship, Rea will have to grapple with dark truths, discover her true self, and save...

Duration:00:54:32

Mercury Boys: Young Adult Fantasy & its Issues w/ Chandra Prasad

10/1/2021
OFTEN USING HISTORY AS A LENS TO GAIN INSIGHT INTO THE ROLES GENDER AND RACE PLAY IN SELF-DETERMINATION, CHANDRA CREATES VIVID CHARACTERS IN STORIES THAT ENGAGE READERS AND INSPIRE DISCUSSION. Prasad says, “I knew from an early age, eleven or twelve, that I wanted to be an author. When I was a child, one of my favorite activities was spending quiet hours in my room writing short stories (come to think of it, that is still one of my favorite activities). I also reveled in make-believe games...

Duration:00:54:00

Creatrix Rising: The Power of Midlife Women w/Stephanie Raffelock

9/24/2021
This week on Dropping In, from the author of A Delightful Little Book on Aging Stephanie Raffleock joins us with her new book Creatrix Rising . Raffelock lays out—through personal stories and essays—the highlights of the past fifty years, in which women have gone from a quiet strength to a resounding voice. Over time, maiden, mother, and crone have represented the three stages assigned to a woman’s life cycle – the limiting categories of both ancient and modern (neo-pagan) mythology. None of...

Duration:00:52:07

Odyssey of Ashes: A Memoir, Love/Loss/Letting Go - Cheryl Krauter

9/17/2021
A chance to finally understand the pain of separation & loss, and how to move through it awaits in this week's Dropping In conversation. Odyssey of Ashes: A Memoir of Love, Loss, and Letting Go begins with the sudden death of Cheryl Krauter’s spouse. Five months later, in a stroke of irony and magic, her husband wins a long-desired guided fly fishing trip in a raffle?and Cheryl decides to go in his place, fulfilling a promise to scatter his ashes by a trout stream.Part I of this memoir is an...

Duration:00:55:29

Saturday's Child: A Daughter's Memoir with Deborah Burns

9/10/2021
For anyone who has experienced an enmeshed relationship with their mother, who needs or needed to step out of her shadow, or who yearns or yearned to find herself in spite of it, our conversation with Deborah is for you! A vault of family secrets needed prying open here ~ An only child, Deborah Burns grew up in prim 1950s America in the shadow of a her beautiful, unconventional, rule-breaking mother, Dorothy—a red-haired beauty who looked like Rita Hayworth and skirted norms with a style and...

Duration:00:50:17