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Everyone has a story to share. An idea-generator, Dr. Judy Oskam explores how people deal with change and embrace creativity. Judy is a Professor and Director of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Texas State University. https://linktr.ee/judyoskam

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Everyone has a story to share. An idea-generator, Dr. Judy Oskam explores how people deal with change and embrace creativity. Judy is a Professor and Director of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Texas State University. https://linktr.ee/judyoskam

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Dr. Nydia Tijerina Darby: Therapeutic Yoga Works

7/9/2024
Are you training for the next decade? Can therapeutic yoga revolutionize the way we approach back pain and functional mobility? Join us for a captivating conversation with Dr. Nydia Tijerina Darby, a physical therapist and therapeutic yoga specialist. Dr. Darby is always training for the next decade. Discover how Nydia’s passion for movement helped her combat anxiety and depression, setting her on a path to a rewarding career that blends physical therapy and yoga. Nydia Tijerina Darby is a Doctor of Physical Therapy, Therapeutic Yoga Specialist and Certified Yoga Therapist. She is an experienced yoga educator, writer, published author, and international presenter on Therapeutic Yoga Lifestyle practices. Dr. Darby developed the Therapeutic Astanga Method© over 40 years and is the Owner & Creative Director of the Open Hand Institute and Nydia’s Yoga Therapy Studio in San Antonio, Texas. Nydia offers continuing education to clinicians in various fields introducing integrative methods of practicing into their lives and clinical work. She also provides community access to therapeutic yoga through her studio. During our conversation we break down common misconceptions about yoga, challenging the idea that you need to be extremely flexible or fit a certain mold to benefit from its practice. Nydia shares the reasons why she wrote her book "Therapeutic Yoga Works:A Gentle Approach to Eliminating Back Pain and Improving Functional Mobility for Life." Her book is dedicated to making yoga accessible to everyone, emphasizing inclusivity and body positivity. We talk about the gentle yet effective methods she teaches to alleviate back pain and improve functional mobility, all backed by scientific research. Dr. Nydia collaborates with faculty at The University of Texas Health in San Antonio on scientific research. Her research, with Dr. Amelie Ramirez, focuses on therapeutic yoga for cancer survivors. Their research found that yoga can be as effective as traditional exercise in improving health outcomes for cancer survivors. Their study revealed significant improvements in respiratory capacity, mental health, and reduced inflammation. We also talk about the importance of self-care for clinicians and the integration of therapeutic yoga into physical therapy practices. In 'preparing for the next decade,' Dr. Darby promotes preventative care to achieve holistic health and balance. You can find Dr. Darby's book here: "THERAPEUTIC YOGA WORKS: A Gentle Approach to Eliminating Back Pain and Improving Functional Mobility for Life." Therapeutic Yoga Lifestyle Immersions, Therapeutic Yoga Trainings & Medical Continuing Education. The Open Hand Institute. You can watch some of Dr. Nydia's videos on her YouTube channels: https://www.youtube.com/@openhandinstitute https://www.youtube.com/@NydiasYogaTherapy https://nydiasyogatherapy.com/ Online scheduling for on-site and livestream classes and video on demand https://app.ubindi.com/Nydia.Darby Thanks for listening! Please send me your feedback in a text message -

Duration:00:42:36

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Elisabeth Sharp McKetta: Edit your Life

7/3/2024
Have you ever wanted or needed to change your life and wondered how to do it? Well, this interview may be for you. On this episode, I'm excited to share my conversation with Elisabeth Sharp McKetta. Author of 13 books, Liz teaches writing for Harvard and Oxford and is the founder of the Book Year Writer's Circle. McKetta's latest book is entitled Edit your Life: A Handbook for Living with Intention in a Messy World. Elisabeth knows about what she writes. During our interview, she shares the story of her own major life edit. You can find out more information about Liz, on her website. Key Takeaways: Intentional Living:The Power of Editing:Elisabeth's Journey:Edit Your Life: A Handbook for Living with Intention in a Messy World Thanks for listening! Please send me your feedback in a text message - ONLINE COURSE Tiny Habits for Your Child's Academic Success Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.

Duration:00:34:21

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Celebrating Ninety-Three Years: Family First

6/19/2024
This is a Happy Birthday episode. Join me for an unforgettable conversation with my incredible mother, Joan Barnes, as she celebrates her 93rd birthday. Hear about the early years of her marriage to my dad, their adventures during his Navy service, and their 1st year together in Bermuda. Joan's stories offer a unique perspective on the wisdom, love, and resilience that have been the backbone of our family for generations. In this heartwarming episode, Mom and I dive deep into the fabric of our family, exploring the joys and challenges that come with seeing grandchildren grow and great-grandchildren arrive. My Mom shares her secret to a long and happy marriage—embracing individuality and finding someone who makes you a better person. We reflect on our unique family and the importance of being kind. This episode is a testament to cherishing life's blessings and staying positive amidst life's ups and downs. We both agree that life can be really messy - but it's important to keep moving forward. Key Takeaways Thanks for listening! Please send me your feedback in a text message -

Duration:00:22:02

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Sunny's East West Journey of Discovery

6/8/2024
Have you ever felt the ground beneath you shift so profoundly, it alters the course of your life? Peiming Sun, known as Sunny, certainly has. From her days as a molecular biologist to her transformative journey to become a holistic lifestyle mentor, Sunny's story is one of self-discovery and resilience. Sunny applies ancient wisdom and modern science to help her mid-aged women clients change the story narratives and raise awareness about mind-body connection at the genetic level so that they can live with more energy, creativity and joy. Her Tiny Habits course is called Happiness Habits for People In Transition. Today's episode takes you on a remarkable journey, where Sunny opens up about navigating the challenges of raising a special needs child and going through a difficult marriage. Navigating Life's Changes: Transition to Holistic Coaching: Eastern and Western Tools: Tiny Habits Coaching: Finding Alignment and Flow: Heart-Brain Coherence Technique: You can contact Sunny at https://www.keysforprosperityclub.com Thanks for listening! Please send me your feedback in a text message - Want to start your own podcast? Start for FREE Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.

Duration:00:31:03

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Dr. Shabnam Das Kar and Brain Health

6/2/2024
'As a functional medicine doctor, I have an opportunity of 20 to 30 years, before someone develops symptoms, to help them change, because a lot of the preventive strategies that we use for prevention of Dementia are lifestyle related.' Dr. Shabnam Das Kar transformed her medical career so she could help her patients avoid Dementia. Before transitioning to functional medicine, Dr. Kar was practicing as an obstetrician gynecologist for more than 20 years in Mumbai. She lives in Calgary, Canada, and Mumbai, India. On this episode, Dr. Kar shares her extraordinary shift from traditional obstetrics and gynecology to a more holistic practice with a focus on brain health. She takes an integrative approach to healthy aging, emphasizing the deep connections between our body's systems. You'll learn about the importance of the brain and how to develop tiny habit recipes to improve your overall health. As a medical doctor, a brain health coach and a certified Tiny Habits coach, Dr. Kar helps people improve their focus, get rid of brain fog and prevent dementia down the line. Together we talk about the Fogg Behavior Model, developed by BJ Fogg, founder of the Stanford University Behavior Design Lab. Healthy habits can lead to profound improvements in brain health and, subsequently, your overall sense of well-being. Shabnam and I were trained in behavior design by Dr. BJ Fogg and Linda Fogg-Phillips. Dr. Kar is determined to help her patients avoid dementia by creating healthy habits. She shares some examples in our conversation. She's also on the cutting edge of research into hypertension. This episode isn't just about the brain; it's an invitation to learn lifestyle enhancements that start tiny and have big results. Reach out to us for more information about how to create habits for healthy aging and celebrate your success. You can connect with Dr. Kar at drkarmd.com Thanks for listening! Please send me your feedback in a text message -

Duration:00:32:31

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Glen Lubbert: Harnessing sleep for success

5/2/2024
"Sleep isn't everything, but it impacts everything." - Glen Lubbert Peak performance in life and business often starts with the foundation of a good night's sleep. Entrepreneur Glen Lubbert understands - first hand - the transformative influence that prioritizing sleep has on energy and focus. A technology serial entrepreneur, Glen Lubbert is a certified sleep and behavior design expert, trained in mindfulness, nervous system management, and the Tiny Habits® and Thrive Global methodologies. He founded Stamina Lab to help people improve energy, focus, and resilience through data-informed sleep and health coaching. Stamina Lab's two-week bootcamp stands as a testament to the power of 'Tiny Habits', demonstrating that small, intentional actions, like giving your phone its own bedtime, can lead to profound improvements in rest and, by extension, daily life. In the ever-evolving odyssey of sleep and habit formation, Glen shares how cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia and the discipline of a consistent wake-up time are essential in harmonizing our internal clocks. We recognize the patience required as sleep patterns recalibrate, bolstered by self-compassion and the recognition that sleep optimization is a continuous journey, not a destination. This episode inspired me to rethink the role of sleep in my life. You can connect with Glen and Stamina Lab for more information about their pioneering approach to wellness. Thank you for joining us on Stories of Change and Creativity – We appreciate you leaving a review and any feedback. Glen Lubbert's website Stamina Lab Restful Revolution 14-Day Reset https://staminalab.io/restful-challenge/ Thanks for listening! Please send me your feedback in a text message -

Duration:00:23:45

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Linda Fogg-Phillips & Pearl Habits

4/7/2024
Challenge and change are a part of life. And it's often difficult to find the strength to carry on and keep moving forward. In this episode, Linda Fogg-Phillips shares her personal story of resilience and determination. She faced the triple blow of a family business collapse during the 2008 financial crisis, the heart-wrenching loss of her son Garrett and the death of her husband. These tragic events eventually led to the creation of the Pearl Habits Method. The Pearl Habit Method was created by BJ Fogg Ph.D. and developed by Linda Fogg-Phillips as a way to implement behavior change through small, easy steps. During our interview, you'll hear some of Linda's most successful Pearl Habits. Pearl Habits are simple. There are two parts: the irritant and the pearl. Linda Fogg-Phillips has spent more than 30 years studying health behaviors, including nutrition, fitness, and mental health. She is on a mission to help others live a happier and healthier life. As the CEO and Co-Founder of the Tiny Habits® Academy, Linda's work focuses on behavior change and habit design. She is a regular guest lecturer at Stanford University and is a featured family health expert in the media and in publications. As the mother of eight children, Linda has had her own behavior change and habit design laboratory for more than 40 years. During our interview, Linda and I talk about grief, the power of choice and gratitude. She always tells her children, "Be better, not bitter." During tragedy, Linda worked hard to be her 'best self' for her children. BIO Fogg-Phillips has a master’s degree in Health Promotion and Exercise Physiology. She has spent more than 35 years studying health behaviors, including nutrition, fitness, and mental health. Linda has virtually coached over 15,000 people worldwide. She is recognized by the American Council on Exercise as an expert in virtual coaching, habit formation and behavior change. She is a contributing author and expert for the ACE Behavior Change Certification Program. Linda is an international author, public speaker, and consultant. She is the author of two books about understanding the online behavior of adolescents; Facebook for Parents and Facebook for Educators. Linda is the host of the podcast, Pearl Habits; Creating beauty and positivity from life’s challenges. Fogg-Phillips is a featured social media and family health expert in the media and in publications such as the New York Times, CNN, ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC. During 2009 - 2013, Linda was the adolescent behavior expert and online safety consultant for Facebook, Inc. Linda was commissioned by Facebook to write their first Facebook Online Safety Guide for Educators. Linda is a regular guest lecturer at Stanford University. Find out more about Pearl Habits here. Thanks for listening! Please send me your feedback in a text message - ONLINE COURSE Tiny Habits for Your Child's Academic Success Want to start your own podcast? Start for FREE Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.

Duration:00:34:18

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Leadership Playbook - Part 5, TAKE ACTION

3/17/2024
Ok - now you know your strengths and natural talents. You understand the proven formula for creating habit recipes. You also know why it's important to practice compassion for others and yourself. What's next? It's time to take action. In part 5 of this short audio series, I focus on how you can 'take action' to chart your own path and create your Leadership Playbook. Here's my 4-step process: 1. Discover your strengths 2. Understand the science of change 3. Practice compassion and 4. Take action. Topics: Gallup CiftonStrengths AssessmentFree High 5 Test - strengthsExperts mentioned in this episode include: Tiny Habits: The Small Changes that Change EverythingStamina Lab Founder Thanks for listening! Please send me your feedback in a text message - ONLINE COURSE Tiny Habits for Your Child's Academic Success Want to start your own podcast? Start for FREE Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.

Duration:00:10:15

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Leadership Playbook - Part 4, COMPASSION

2/14/2024
In part 4 of this short audio series, the focus is on COMPASSION. Here's my 4-step Leadership Playbook: 1. Discover your strengths 2. Understand the science of change 3. Practice compassion and 4. Take action. Throughout my career, I've earned how important it is for leaders to practice compassion and self-compassion. It makes a difference in the workplace and at home. But sometimes practicing self-compassion is easier said than done. Dr. Kristin Neff is a pioneer in the study of self-compassion. She's on the educational psychology faculty at The University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Neff shares some great resources about compassion on her website. In this episode, I summarize the key elements of self-compassion. You can read Dr. Neff's detailed description of self-compassion here. Topics: Compassion vs. Self-Compassion Self-care Your role as a leader Growth opportunities Thanks for listening! Please send me your feedback in a text message - ONLINE COURSE Tiny Habits for Your Child's Academic Success Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.

Duration:00:09:53

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Leadership Playbook - Part 3, CHANGE & BEHAVIOR DESIGN

1/8/2024
In part 3 of this short audio series, the focus is on the science of change. Here's my 4-step leadership playbook: 1. Discover your strengths 2. Understand the science of change 3. Practice compassion and 4. Take action. Watch this short video by Dr. BJ Fogg. Topics: Fogg Behavior Design Fogg Behavior Model B=MAP Tiny Habit Recipe (A-B-C) Emotions create habits Thrive Global - Microsteps Tiny Habits Academy Thanks for listening! Please send me your feedback in a text message - ONLINE COURSE Tiny Habits for Your Child's Academic Success Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.

Duration:00:10:28

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Leadership Playbook- Part 2, STRENGTHS

1/7/2024
In part 2 of this short audio series, the focus is on discovering and understanding your strengths and natural talents. Here's my 4-step leadership playbook: 1. Discover your strengths 2. Understand the science of change 3. Practice compassion and 4. Take action. Topics: Gallup CiftonStrengths Assessment Donald Clifton The 4 Domains - Executing, Influencing, Relationship Bulding, Strategic Thinking Dial up your strengths Dealing with weaknesses Communicating strengths Thanks for listening! Please send me your feedback in a text message - ONLINE COURSE Tiny Habits for Your Child's Academic Success Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.

Duration:00:12:49

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Create Your Leadership Playbook - Part 1, WELCOME

1/7/2024
I'm excited to share this 5-part series, Create your Leadership Playbook. Whether you're a seasoned leader looking to refine your approach or someone just stepping into your career, this short audio series is designed to empower you with actionable insights and strategies. Let me guide you through the process and help you generate some ideas for your journey. Here's my 4-step leadership playbook: 1. Discover your strengths 2. Understand the science of change 3. Practice compassion and 4. Take action. Topics: Segment overview What's your Why? What's your timeline? Leadership styles Mindset Your personal advisory board Thanks for listening! Please send me your feedback in a text message - ONLINE COURSE Tiny Habits for Your Child's Academic Success Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.

Duration:00:14:09

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Injury Rehab: Guidance from Geoff Girvitz

11/30/2023
Nothing can change your life like an injury. It’s challenging - both mentally and physically. I’ve experienced this firsthand. I fell and broke my ankle at the end of August and realized I had a lot to learn about recovery. It became a creative challenge for me - so I reached out to an expert. On this episode I’m excited to share my conversation with Toronto-based functional exercise and health expert GEOFF GIRVITZ. He’s also a Tiny Habits® certified coach. Geoff and I talk via Zoom about the mindset and physical challenges that come with an injury and the rehab that follows. He shares his proven framework for recovery along with some exercise and nutrition tips. BIO Geoff is the host of The Dad Strength Podcast, the founder of Bang Personal Training in Toronto, and a father. He explores the topics of health, mindfulness, and fatherhood through writing, The Dad Strength Podcast, and by hosting weekly calls for men who want to be healthy, present, intentional dads. https://dadstrength.com/ https://www.instagram.com/thedadstrengthpodcast/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/geoffgirvitz/ For more information about Tiny Habits®, check out the book: Tiny Habits: The Small Changes that Change Everything by BJ Fogg. Thanks for listening! Please send me your feedback in a text message - ONLINE COURSE Tiny Habits for Your Child's Academic Success Want to start your own podcast? Start for FREE Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.

Duration:00:38:59

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Get your Career Unstuck with Charlotte Blair

11/27/2023
Do you ever find yourself feeling stuck in your career? Longing for purpose in your work and life? You're not alone. In this episode, we delve into the transformative power of playing to your strengths. On this episode our guest is CHARLOTTE BLAIR, a seasoned Gallup certified strengths coach and the author of "Career Unstuck: How to Play to Your Strengths to Find Freedom and Purpose in Your Work Again." You can purchase the book on Amazon and various platforms. Charlotte Blair is one of the longest-established and most experienced Gallup®-accredited Strengths coaches in Australia. She works with individuals and teams across the world to discover and apply their strengths to meet their goals. Charlotte describes herself as a proud dyslexic with amazing superpowers. She is a retired equestrian, a bee keeper, a mother of two grown boys, a wife and a social butterfly. Charlotte's book, Career Unstuck, is born from her experience as someone who left the corporate nine-to-five, and all the trappings that come with that, to discover her unique talents and strengths. BIO: Charlotte has been a Gallup-Certified coach since 2014 and is also an ICF Professional Certified Coach (PCC). After transitioning from a sales role for one the world largest IT companies, she now runs two successful businesses and partners with other coaches and learning organizations to deliver great outcomes. Charlotte is a founding partner in The Strengths Partners, as well as a coach and mentor to other global coaches www.charlotteblair.com.au She is dedicated to helping people get their career unstuck and love their work again. https://www.linkedin.com/in/charlotteblair/ www.careerunstuck.com.au Thanks for listening! Please send me your feedback in a text message - ONLINE COURSE Tiny Habits for Your Child's Academic Success Want to start your own podcast? Start for FREE Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.

Duration:00:33:15

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Tiny Habits & Academic Success with Jennifer Lee

10/12/2023
How do we help our children succeed academically in a world that's increasingly challenging? On this episode, I talk with JENNIFER LEE, Assistant Director of the Tiny Habits Academy, and Mom. Jennifer takes us back to her journey as a young teacher, her transition into a behavior design specialist and her role at the Tiny Habits Academy, unpacking her experiences along the way. Jennifer's expertise comes to life as she discusses the importance of creating daily routines, tailored to each child's unique needs and preferences. Drawing from her own journey homeschooling her kids, she shares how she's used behavior design to create 'Tiny Habit recipes' with her children. To illustrate the impact of these methods, Jennifer gives us a glimpse into managing her son who grapples with strong emotions and her daughter who dealt with test anxiety. Need more proof of how transformative Tiny Habits can be? Jennifer shares a personal success story. Her sixth-grade daughter picked up the violin, and through the creation of a small, specific practice habit and celebrating small wins, she went from panic to performing at the Kennedy Center. Through Jennifer's experiences and insights, we learn that academic success goes beyond textbooks and classrooms. It's about creating Tiny Habits that stick, recognizing each child's unique learning style, and most importantly, celebrating the wins along the way. BIO Jennifer Lee is the assistant director of the Tiny Habits Academy, where she helps train and certify coaches in the Tiny Habits method. She has an M.Ed in teaching and learning and 20+ years of experience in childhood, secondary, and adult education. She has a life-long fascination with how our learning shapes our behavior and our behavior shapes our learning. Thanks for listening! Please send me your feedback in a text message - ONLINE COURSE Tiny Habits for Your Child's Academic Success Want to start your own podcast? Start for FREE Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.

Duration:00:26:27

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Youthful Living After 50: Julie Bergfeld's Wellness Journey

9/12/2023
Don't we all want to feel younger? I know I sure do. Aging is part of life. But HOW we age makes a difference. Community is also an important component of aging younger. On this episode, I talk with Tiny Habits Certified Coach JULIE BERGFELD about her journey into the world of wellness coaching. I also ask Julie to share some tips for growing younger. JULIE BERGFELD coaches adults 50 years and older to feel their youngest. She changes their relationship with food, movement and mindfulness. Through her signature SOAR methodology, Julie guides her clients to lasting success. An accomplished marathon and ultra-marathon runner, she was once the USATF Women’s 50K Trail champion. The cumulative stress to both body and mind took its toll and she vowed to learn to heal herself. Although her degrees in French Literature and Journalism hadn’t prepared her for it, as an avid learner she became a Human Potential coach, Certified Personal Trainer, Yoga Teacher, Nutritionist and Human Movement Specialist in addition to being a Certified Tiny Habits coach. Ultimately, she founded her own yoga studio Metro Power Yoga where she applied all her wisdom and was considered THE place for athletes to chill out. "I want to be fully functional until my dying day." - Julie Bergfeld Julie has been a guest on the podcast Mindful Money and a guest expert on several Tiny Habits Academy Panels. She is a sought-after teacher, workshop facilitator and speaker on topics related to sustenance, mindset, movement and sleep. Related Links: Linkedin - https://www.linkedin.com/in/julie-bergfeld-8a9138/ Facebook - Facebook.com/juliebergfeldcoaching instagram - instagram.com/juliebergfeldcoaching Tiny Habits Academy Julie Bergfeld's Tiny Habits Coach Listing Thanks for listening! Please send me your feedback in a text message - ONLINE COURSE Tiny Habits for Your Child's Academic Success Want to start your own podcast? Start for FREE Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.

Duration:00:20:02

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The Tree of Hope: Celebrating Puerto Rico's Enduring Spirit with Anna Orenstein-Cardona

6/11/2023
Join me for a conversation with Anna Orenstein-Cardona, a certified financial educator, author, and Puerto Rico native. We discuss how her personal experience with Hurricane Maria inspired her heartwarming children's book, The Tree of Hope. Anna shares her emotional journey of witnessing the hurricane's destruction from afar and its impact on her family back on the island. Discover the powerful intersection of Puerto Rico's culture, history, and U.S. citizenship as Anna opens up about her unique path from grief and loss to writing a children's book that celebrates hope and the human spirit. Hear how her hard work and determination secured her a job on Wall Street and how it fueled her passion to help others learn about finance. We also dive into Anna's creative process, her experience with Faber Academy, and valuable insights into the world of children's book writing and publishing. Finally, we discuss the ongoing impact of The Tree of Hope and the joy it brings to children and readers alike. Anna reflects on the supportive community that came together to rescue the famous Banyan tree in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico, and the powerful message of hope it represents. BIO: Anna Orenstein-Cardona was born and raised in Puerto Rico. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and is an alum of Faber Academy (Writing a Novel and Writing for Children). She is active in the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI). Anna is an NFEC-certified Financial Educator (CFEI) and Wealth Coach with over 22 years of experience working in global financial markets. In 2020, she founded Wear Your Money Crown® - an empowering, woman-owned financial education and coaching firm that is passionately dedicated to bridging the financial inequality gap. Her debut picture book, The Tree Of Hope, was published by Beaming Books in 2022. Currently, Anna is working on developing various projects, including more children books. She lives in London with her two very special furbabies and her Southern Gentleman husband, although spends as much time as she can in Puerto Rico. Where she regularly gets involved in rescuing abandoned animals and supporting local charities. Learn More About Anna's Author Journey and The Tree Of Hope: http://www.annaorensteincardona.com/ Purchase the Book: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Target, Indieb Thanks for listening! Please send me your feedback in a text message - ONLINE COURSE Tiny Habits for Your Child's Academic Success Want to start your own podcast? Start for FREE Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.

Duration:00:26:53

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Kim & Mike Barnes: Parenting Aging Parents

5/14/2023
Are you caring for an aging parent? If so, you'll appreciate this podcast episode featuring Kim and Mike Barnes, founders of Parenting Aging Parents. Award-winning Austin journalists Kim & Mike Barnes provide actionable solutions about how to care for aging parents. Their mission and passion is called Parenting Aging Parents. While sharing their own experiences and providing guidance from experts, Kim and Mike help others navigate the journey. 5 Important Conversations you need to have about your aging parents. 1. Talk with your siblings. Get on the same page. 2. Housing. Where do your parents want to live? 3. Finances. (Pensions, Debt, Expenses) 4. Legal. (Wills, POA, Medical Directives) 5. Passwords. (Cell phones, computers, accounts) About Parenting Aging Parents Over the past five years, Kim and Mike Barnes found themselves navigating problems they never saw coming from their parents: Alzheimer’s, pacemakers, COVID pneumonia, and the tough decision to move parents into retirement communities. They’ve learned to balance the many facets of parenting aging parents, including medical, financial, and everyday-life decisions, emotional rollercoasters, protecting their parents from scams, and more, all while parenting college-age kids and building their own careers. Many struggle in silence—which is why Parenting Aging Parents provides information, resources, and support. Through their free Facebook Group, expert interviews, and guide for gathering essential information, Kim and Mike provide access to the knowledge desperately needed for adult children. Parenting Aging Parents is a safe space and a second family for anyone in a position of support and caregiving for the elder relatives in their lives, and especially those who are struggling. Caregiving happens in the margins of life and tugs people (especially women) in so many directions – being a supportive child, a good parent, a productive employee – that it’s too easy to forget yourself in the mix. Parenting Aging Parents strives to provide content, connection, and community for its members so that adult children know how to be better prepared for the challenges ahead as their parents get older. Youtube Channel Facebook Group Thanks for listening! Please send me your feedback in a text message - Want to start your own podcast? Start for FREE ONLINE COURSE Tiny Habits for Your Child's Academic Success Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.

Duration:00:34:53

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DaNisha Studios - San Miguel de Allende

4/16/2023
Have you ever wanted to pack up everything you owned and move to a new country? That's exactly what Dan and Nisha Ferguson did in the early 90's. They bought a 1976 Volkswagen bus, packed up their business and two young children and headed south. The trip from Toronto, Canada to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico took six weeks. It was an adventure. Dan is a sculptor and Nisha is a painter. Their business is called DaNisha. Together they collaborate and create ceramic and bronze work. For many years Dan and Nisha traveled the arts festival circuit in the United States. Now they're part of a global network of artists living in San Miguel. During our conversation, Dan and Nisha talk about their artistic journey and the life choices they made to live life to the fullest. You'll hear that creativity is part of their DNA. "100% go for it." "We've never regretted anything we did, only the things we didn't do." I was honored to visit Dan and Nisha while on a visit to San Miguel de Allende with my friend Wendy Conklin, founder of Chair Whimsy. You can watch Wendy's video tour of Dan and Nisha's studio here. www.danishasculpture.com www.facebook.com/danishasculpture/ www.instagram.com/danishasculpture/ Thanks for listening! Please send me your feedback in a text message - ONLINE COURSE Tiny Habits for Your Child's Academic Success Want to start your own podcast? Start for FREE Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.

Duration:00:16:34

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Dr. Rodney E. Rohde: Building Your Faculty Brand

4/2/2023
University faculty share their research and expertise with various audiences. In doing so, faculty build a brand that promotes their own careers and the university they serve. On this episode, I talk with Regents' Professor Dr. Rodney E. Rohde - chair of the Clinical Laboratory Sciences program at Texas State University. When the pandemic hit, media outlets around the world were looking for answers about COVID 19. Journalists and news outlets turned to Distinguished Professor, Microbiologist, and Virologist Dr. Rodney E. Rohde. During our interview, we talk about how faculty can leverage their expertise for the benefit of their career and the university. BIO Rodney E. Rohde, PhD is a Texas State University System Regents’ Professor, University Distinguished Professor, and Chair of the Clinical Laboratory Science (CLS) Program in the College of Health Professions at Texas State University. He also serves as Associate Director for the Translational Health Research Center. Dr. Rohde is a Global Fellow, Fellow of the Association of Clinical Scientists, and Honorary Professor of International studies. He is an ASCP board-certified Specialist in Virology, Microbiology and Molecular Biology. He spent a decade as a public health microbiologist and molecular epidemiologist with the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Bureau of Laboratories and Zoonosis Control Division prior to his academic career, including two terms as a CDC Visiting Scientist. His research interests include Healthcare Associated Infections (HAIs), antimicrobial resistance, and clinical/public health microbiology especially zoonotic diseases (Rabies, Hantavirus, and others). He also continues to enjoy his role as an Associate Adjunct Professor of Biology with Austin Community College (28 years) where he teaches fundamentals of biology and microbiology courses. Dr. Rohde has published more than 80 research articles and abstracts, two books, and is a highly sought keynote presenter with over 100 international, national, and state conference presentations. During the #SARSCoV2 / #COVID19 pandemic, Doc R is the #1 quoted Texas State subject matter expert and has conducted over 150 interviews for podcasts, TV, newspapers, and internet sites as well as delivered dozens of webinars and workshops at the international, national, state, and local levels. Personal Website: https://rodneyerohde.wp.txstate.edu/ Twitter Linkedin YouTube Thanks for listening! Please send me your feedback in a text message -

Duration:00:27:08