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Help Me 2 Understand

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Help Me 2 Understand is a podcast where women give their voices to issues of social justice, political activism, giving back and more. I'm your host, Felicia Garland, and I want this to be a place where honest conversations can happen. We live in an age of political and social divisions, global warming, economic inequality, racial tension, and a breakdown in many of our social structures. And that was just this morning’s news. It's overwhelming and confusing. I know I want to make a difference in the world, even if it’s only a tiny one—but I also feel, and I think you might too, that we all could use a bit more knowledge and understanding if we are to be the change that we seek. It’s my mission with this podcast to provide some of that knowledge as you seek to understand. So, welcome to this journey of discovery. I’m so glad you’re here!

Help Me 2 Understand is a podcast where women give their voices to issues of social justice, political activism, giving back and more. I'm your host, Felicia Garland, and I want this to be a place where honest conversations can happen. We live in an age of political and social divisions, global warming, economic inequality, racial tension, and a breakdown in many of our social structures. And that was just this morning’s news. It's overwhelming and confusing. I know I want to make a difference in the world, even if it’s only a tiny one—but I also feel, and I think you might too, that we all could use a bit more knowledge and understanding if we are to be the change that we seek. It’s my mission with this podcast to provide some of that knowledge as you seek to understand. So, welcome to this journey of discovery. I’m so glad you’re here!

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United States

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Help Me 2 Understand is a podcast where women give their voices to issues of social justice, political activism, giving back and more. I'm your host, Felicia Garland, and I want this to be a place where honest conversations can happen. We live in an age of political and social divisions, global warming, economic inequality, racial tension, and a breakdown in many of our social structures. And that was just this morning’s news. It's overwhelming and confusing. I know I want to make a difference in the world, even if it’s only a tiny one—but I also feel, and I think you might too, that we all could use a bit more knowledge and understanding if we are to be the change that we seek. It’s my mission with this podcast to provide some of that knowledge as you seek to understand. So, welcome to this journey of discovery. I’m so glad you’re here!

Language:

English


Episodes

I GUESS I’LL GO EAT WORMS! A Conversation About Tasty and Nutritious Edible Insects with Entomophagy Expert & Advocate, Bill Broadbent EP 18

3/30/2022
While my conversation with Bill Broadbent, entomophagy expert and entrepreneur in the fast-growing edible insect industry, is a diversion from my typical interview, trust me, there’s a connection to making the world a better place here. Yup, edible insects. Bill’s mission is to make edible insects part of the daily American diet. So, I asked him to help us understand why edible insects are finally becoming a serious food source in North America. Remember, people used to laugh at air flight,...

Duration:00:39:42

LIVING SOLO or AGING ALONE? A Conversation About the Importance of Attitude and Planning with Senior Living Advisor and Advocate, Carol Marak EP 17

2/16/2022
In America, every 8 seconds someone turns 65. Many of those seniors will find themselves alone at some point in their later years. Carol Marak’s journey to help her fellow baby boomers manage aging alone as “Solo Agers” began while she was assisting her parents through their own aging process. Her parents were fortunate, Carol muses, to have her, their daughter, there to guide them through the myriad of issues - finance, housing, companionship and long-term medical care - that arise as we...

Duration:00:44:55

…and WE CONTINUE TO BREATHE, My Follow-up Conversation For and About Caregivers and Self-Care with Loren Gelberg-Goff, LCSW, Author and Speaker EP 16

2/2/2022
According to LCSW Loren Gelberg-Goff, while stress is a given in any caregiver’s life, suffering is optional! In this second of my two-part series on caregiving and aging, Loren and I discuss her book, Take Back Your Life: A Caregiver’s Guide to Finding Freedom in the Midst of Overwhelm. We also explore in some detail how caregivers frequently take on an assumption that their loved one must ALWAYS be viewed as the priority, at all times and in all situations. Learn more about your ad...

Duration:00:47:42

…and WE BREATHE, A Conversation For and About Caregivers and Self-Care with Loren Gelberg-Goff, LCSW, Author and Speaker EP: 15

1/19/2022
According to Loren Gelberg-Goff, LCSW, ask any caregiver how they’re doing, and they’ll tell you they are “fine.” But, if you take a moment, she suggests, and really ask them how they’re feeling, you’ll discover they may be stressed, full of guilt, anger or resentment---altogether not fine. Somewhere caregivers learn to put their own needs on hold. Caregivers take on an assumption that their loved one must ALWAYS be viewed as the priority, at all times and in all situations. Learn more about...

Duration:00:49:26

THIS IS GRIEF, A Conversation About Love and Loss with author Tanya Detrik EP 14

10/20/2021
For author Tanya Detrik it was a sudden heart attack on New Year’s Eve 2018 that took the life of Wade, her partner, lover and soulmate of 26 years. With Wade’s passing everything in her life changed. Intense emotions following the death of a spouse or partner are not surprising, still she was struck by the kaleidoscope of feelings and emotions she experienced. As a gifted author and blogger, she turned to what she knows best—writing, and began capturing her observations of loss, hurt and...

Duration:00:28:52

DIFFICULT MOTHER? DIFFICULT DAUGHTER? Or Both? A Conversation with Karen C. L. Anderson EP: 13

7/28/2021
Have you ever wished for a better relationship with your “difficult” mom? If you’re a daughter, like me, it’s quite likely that you’ve experienced (or maybe continue to experience) some “tension” - such a polite word - with your mom. You may never work it all with your mom, but you can heal yourself. (And, for the record, it goes both ways. Mothers can be looking to improve their relationships with their difficult daughters.) Today's guest Karen C. L. Anderson helps us navigate through Learn...

Duration:00:43:15

Depression is Like a Cancer of the Soul A Conversation with Author Martha Rhodes EP: 12

5/26/2021
In 2009, Martha E. Rhodes sought what she thought would be the easy way out---36 Xanax and three shots of vodka later---she attempted to take her own life. “Suicide was the easiest decision I even made,” she told me in our candid conversation about suicide, depression and her struggle to find an alternative to the six doctor-prescribed antidepressants that failed to relieve the symptoms or her treatment-resistant depression. Today's conversation is about her journey and the help she wants...

Duration:00:45:36

What’s Love Got to Do With It? A Conversation with Arlene Washburn Dating and Relationship Coach EP: 11

4/29/2021
What’s love got to do with it, you ask. According to my latest guest, Arlene Washburn, a heck of a lot. But, it’s not the kind of love you might think. It’s not the love you find with another; it’s the love you have for yourself. As Arlene describes in our conversation, when you fall in love with yourself first, it will be easier to find the romantic love you seek. Arlene was a highly-sought out executive matchmaker when she realized that many of her clients lacked the first element for...

Duration:00:26:52

“Hello God, It’s Me” -- Perspectives on the Infinite Ways We Embrace Religion and Practice our Faith EP 10

4/14/2021
The Talking with God Project is a research project into lived religion among followers of the Abrahamic religions––Judaism, Christianity and Islam. With so much distrust of the “other” wouldn’t it be beneficial for us to better understand the nature of the similarities and differences amongst peoples--especially religious and cultural differences. My most recent guest, Méli Solomon, is an inter-religious leader who seeks to understand the range of practices amongst people walking diverse...

Duration:00:40:15

I’M READY FOR MY CLOSE-UP, ARE YOU? -- A Conversation with Photographer, Karianne Munstedt EP 9

3/31/2021
Why do so many women cringe at the sight of a camera? It doesn’t seem to matter if it’s for a snapshot at the beach, a family photo or the business headshot. Very few women seem to love how they look in pictures. Why is that? Could your fear of being photographed represent something deeper than just a dislike of your full face, double chin or not so itty-bitty tummy? And could the consequences of that fear be more significant than just wanting to stand behind your cousins in the family...

Duration:00:37:53

Fighting Hate One Muslim Woman and One Jewish Woman at a Time EP: 8

3/17/2021
Through the Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom’s growing number of chapters worldwide, Jewish and Muslim women are meeting together to build strong relationships based on mutual trust and respect with the goal of ending anti-Muslim and anti-Jewish sentiment. The idea is so simple, yet so profound: better relationships among individuals lead to better inter-group attitudes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:37:47

Feeding Your Passion to Give Back---a Conversation with Diana Polack, Founder & Chief Change Officer at ArtWare For Good & Mission Driven Success EP 7

3/3/2021
Do you want to make a positive impact in the world? You’ve discovered a need and know exactly whom you want to help. How do you make that happen? Do you work with an existing organization OR do you establish an organization that feeds your passion? Where can you go for the resources and strategies to get clear on your goals and stay focused on your mission to help those you aim to serve? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:36:41

We’re in it for the Long Haul: Electing Women to Public Office---a Conversation with Sarah Preston, Executive Director, Lillian’s List.org EP 6

2/17/2021
Are you a progressive-minded woman from North Carolina considering a run for public office-- from town council to the United States Senate or anywhere in between? Or, do you know someone whom you believe would make a good political leader? If you answered “Yes” to either of these questions, then let me introduce you to Lillian’s List, a not-for-profit dedicated to electing pro-choice, progressive women to public office. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:25:15

COVID-19 and Its Impact on Domestic Violence in New Jersey--a Conversation with Trish Perlmutter, Esq. EP: 5

1/27/2021
When you think about it, it should come as no surprise that the prevalence and severity of domestic violence cases in New Jersey have increased during the Covid-19 pandemic. Has the pandemic made the daily tasks of living, working and raising children, among other things, easier for anyone? Guest Trish Perlmutter shares how the rise of domestic violence is impacting women in New Jersey. Understanding root causes is step one, and identifying the best way to support victims is key to helping...

Duration:00:36:29

An Island For So Long - A Journey to Gender Identity - a Conversation with Dayne Bachmann EP: 4

12/30/2020
Honestly, after conducting more than 40 interviews over the past two years for this podcast and another, this interview was one of the most challenging for me. In this conversation I speak with Mr. Dayne Bachmann, a licensed clinical social worker and owner of Twin Peaks Counseling located in West Hartford, CT. Dayne’s is the first episode exploring the issues and challenges faced by those in the LGBTQ community. I plan to do others. For me, the challenge began with something as simple as...

Duration:00:26:37

Speaking Up on Behalf of Vulnerable Children EP: 3

12/16/2020
CASA understands that it is vital for every child to have a voice--and that every child is an individual with unique needs,” says Lisa.” “CASAs are trained and supported to be that voice for vulnerable children,” she continues. “Although public funds for this work are limited, with the generous support of private individuals and organizations, we will continue to provide the resources, programs and mentoring needed to enable the success of the children and youth we serve.” Hear how you can...

Duration:00:44:21

“ICE QUEEN - A Cautionary Tale for Teens About Cyberbullying and Sexting EP: 2

12/16/2020
“Sexting, cyberbullying and other forms of digital harassment are a parent’s worst nightmare,” says Farber. “Beyond teaching teens and young adults about the risks of sexting and cyberbullying, parents and educators need to learn to recognize the signs their children might be involved in these activities,” she continues. “We owe it to our children.” Find out more about Felicia Farber, the perils of teen sexting and her book Ice Queen in this very important episode. Learn more about your ad...

Duration:00:39:16

Cookies, Building Character and Girls Changing the World EP: 1

12/4/2020
Many of us look forward to the annual Girl Scout cookie sale. For many of us, the cookie sale is what Girl Scouts are about. In this episode Betty Garger, president and CEO of Girl Scouts of Northern NJ will crumble that notion in a hurry! Girl Scouts are so much more than cookie sales. Entrepreneurship is just one way they develop young women of courage, character and confidence. In addition to entrepreneurship, they focuse on life skills, leadership, outdoors and, importantly for girls,...

Duration:00:43:01