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Counterbalance Conversations with Dr. Melissa L. Strawser

Health & Wellness Podcasts

Are you looking for an hour to allow your imagination to soar? An hour for self-care? An hour to learn something new? Counterbalance Conversations is the hour that you have been looking for! Dr. Melissa L. Strawser seeks out engaging subject matter experts, coaches, entrepreneurs, entertainers, authors, and everyday heroes to bring emerging topics and fascinating stories to her audience. Her passion for storytelling, learning, healing, and resilience will inspire you to spark change in your life and community. The conversations will give you an hour to breathe and time to let your imagination soar while you enjoy stories of triumph from those who are healing, inspiring change, and building resilience in their lives and communities. Take the journey with us on Tuesdays at 5 PM Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica Variety Channel.

Are you looking for an hour to allow your imagination to soar? An hour for self-care? An hour to learn something new? Counterbalance Conversations is the hour that you have been looking for! Dr. Melissa L. Strawser seeks out engaging subject matter experts, coaches, entrepreneurs, entertainers, authors, and everyday heroes to bring emerging topics and fascinating stories to her audience. Her passion for storytelling, learning, healing, and resilience will inspire you to spark change in your life and community. The conversations will give you an hour to breathe and time to let your imagination soar while you enjoy stories of triumph from those who are healing, inspiring change, and building resilience in their lives and communities. Take the journey with us on Tuesdays at 5 PM Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica Variety Channel.

Location:

United States

Description:

Are you looking for an hour to allow your imagination to soar? An hour for self-care? An hour to learn something new? Counterbalance Conversations is the hour that you have been looking for! Dr. Melissa L. Strawser seeks out engaging subject matter experts, coaches, entrepreneurs, entertainers, authors, and everyday heroes to bring emerging topics and fascinating stories to her audience. Her passion for storytelling, learning, healing, and resilience will inspire you to spark change in your life and community. The conversations will give you an hour to breathe and time to let your imagination soar while you enjoy stories of triumph from those who are healing, inspiring change, and building resilience in their lives and communities. Take the journey with us on Tuesdays at 5 PM Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica Variety Channel.

Language:

English


Episodes

Managing Risk With Empathy

10/26/2021
Risk is a part of everyday life and working in cybersecurity has put Shea in front of more risk than most. Ransomware, crypto miners, bad actors, and insider threats – she’s dealt with them all! Knowing how to manage risk is essential in cybersecurity but managing risk in life is something everyone is doing now more than ever. Technology lacks empathy – but technology gives us the opportunity to connect with a vast ocean of resources. Today we’re going to be focusing on how empathy can make...

Duration:00:54:24

How to Navigate Beyond Trauma and Emerge Stronger Than Before

10/19/2021
Personal trauma can take many forms, including what Dr. Randall Bell calls the “difficult Ds”: death, divorce, disease, disaster, and destruction. But any circumstances that you’re having difficulty processing and moving beyond can be considered trauma, he explains. “Trauma affects us all at some point in time,” Dr. Bell said. “But the good news is, we can get through it and actually heal from it.” In his latest book, Post-Traumatic Thriving: The Art, Science, & Stories of Resilience, Dr....

Duration:00:55:31

Butterfy Awakens: A Memoir Of Transformation Through Grief

10/12/2021
Sometimes, difficulties and loss can reshape who we are and nudge us into growing. Just like a caterpillar sheds its skin and spins itself a silky chrysalis, what results is a breathtakingly beautiful creature we could never imagine, the butterfly. Meg Nocero’s story is not so different as she depicts her extraordinary transformation in Butterfly Awakens. As a forty-something Italian-American immigration attorney, Meg moves through unimaginable grief and sadness watching her beloved mother...

Duration:00:55:12

7 Steps to Financial Security

10/5/2021
Most individuals are not as financially secure and prepared as they think they are. In this conversation, Dr. Melissa will talk with Stacy Phillips, a seasoned financial professional, about the 7 steps to real financial security. They will explore what you should be thinking about to create a future that includes financial freedom and long-term protection for your family for generations to come.

Duration:00:58:17

Setting the Team Up for Success

9/28/2021
You and your team need to know where you’re going in order to move together as a unit towards a common goal. Melissa and Jessica will discuss creating the proper structure and environment that supports your company’s goals. Managing a team while things are ever changing, cultivating self accountability, saving time and money, and avoiding unnecessary headaches in the process.

Duration:00:55:24

Opening for Elvis and Other Ways to Get Out of Your Comfort Zone

9/21/2021
Join me as I talk with Jason Hedden about acting, teaching, writing, juggling, directing, and stand-up comedy. We will talk about his journey from actor to stand-up comedian and all points in between. He will share how he got out of his comfort zone and how you can escape yours. The magic happens on the other side. I promise he will make you laugh. Aren’t you curious about “opening for Elvis?” Listen to hear the story.

Duration:00:56:18

STEAM: The Importance of Arts in Education

9/14/2021
In this episode, Dr. Adrienne Unae will discuss STEAM as a model of education that incorporates and places importance on the arts alongside STEM learning competencies. Dr. Adrienne will give us a sneak peek into her newly formed movie production company and share her story about how the COVID-19 pandemic gave her the opportunity to step into a new role in entertainment. We will discuss Adrienne’s experience of working in the entertainment industry during the pandemic and share her...

Duration:00:54:54

22 for 22: The Journey

9/7/2021
A US Veteran, David Bulger, and a civilian, Justin Moore, walked 22 miles a day for 22 days in nature, barefoot in May 2021. Why? They wanted to bring awareness to the epidemic of 22 Veterans committing suicide daily. In this timely and deeply personal conversation, David, Justin, and Melissa discuss why they chose to walk barefoot, this complex and multifaceted epidemic, why it is not just an issue for Veterans, and the journey of 22 miles over 22 days impacted them on a personal level....

Duration:00:57:32

Connecting to Your Creative Genius-ness

8/31/2021
Creativity is everywhere - cars, houses, candy wrappers, shoes…eating sushi. It’s all a creative idea that someone had and made into a reality. Do you wonder how you can be more creative and unlock that creative genius-ness that was locked away inside of you from when you were a child? The answer might be closer than you think! In this episode, join Megan Billnoske and I as we discuss how to cultivate and unlock creativity connections in your life!

Duration:00:55:17

Miracle Mindsets: Answering a Calling

8/24/2021
Each day we experience many small miracles all around us. What if we were to embrace the miracles of daily life and direct the energy produced from that awe into our calling? What if we expected miracles to happen? In this conversation with my friend, Yogi, Reiki Master Teacher, author, and modern day healer, Felicia McQuaid, journey with us through the exploration of answering a call and the flow of finding your passion, going on a mission, and discovering your vision. Felicia will share...

Duration:00:55:29

Entrepreneurship, Business Development, and Mentoring

8/17/2021
Dr. Melissa interviews her colleague and mentor, Brad LaTour, Director of Enterprise Sales in the Mid-Atlantic region for Five9 about entrepreneurship, business development, and mentoring. In this one-on-one, candid interview, Brad talks about his authenticity, his passion for giving back, his philosophy for mentoring, his tips for entrepreneurs, and how he has successfully leveraged his network, relationships, and emotional intelligence for consistent success in business development. He...

Duration:01:01:07

The Power of Habits And Rituals / The 4 Agreements Philosophy

8/10/2021
After we have envisioned our dream life and taken practical steps to make it a reality, how do we stay on track? In this episode, Dr. Melissa will discuss the power of having habits and rituals that serve your purpose versus you being a slave to your calendar, shiny project syndrome, or other people’s agendas. She will discuss how to conquer all the little things that are running your life and stealing your time. In the second half of the show, she will delve into the principles of the...

Duration:00:55:03

Envisioning Your Future in Creative and Practical Ways

8/3/2021
You have decided you are ready to make a change in your life. That is fantastic! You have big dreams, but are not quite sure how to make those dreams become a reality. Let’s talk about how you can envision those dreams in a way that is both motivating, creative, and actionable. Dr. Melissa will walk you through the process of creating a vision for your dream, setting goals that put you in control, and steps to create an action plan for those goals. It doesn’t have to be boring! You can be...

Duration:00:55:26

Rising from the Ashes: Recovering from Trauma and Burn Out

7/27/2021
Join Dr. Melissa and guest host, Blythe Landry, LCSW, M.Ed. for an in depth discussion about trauma, burn out, and the art of helping others using Trauma Intelligence. Blythe Landry is a dually mastered LCSW/MSW and M.Ed with 20 years of experience helping people around the world recover from trauma, grief, and addictions. She is also a certified Grief Recovery Method specialist, Death Doula, and the creator of Trauma Intelligence Training. Blythe’s passion is serving those who are in...

Duration:00:50:48

Post-Pandemic Positives and Pivots

7/20/2021
In the first episode of Counterbalance Conversations, get to know Dr. Melissa L. Strawser. She will share her lifelong journey to becoming a life coach and consultant. She will talk about her pandemic experience and her decision to give herself the gift of “The Great Resignation.” Dr. Melissa has done the research and will discuss trends and data related to how employees are feeling post-pandemic, information about how employers are pivoting, and what employers can do to retain and attract...

Duration:00:53:14