Listen in as Jana discusses her journals and moves deeper into the story of how she left an abusive relationship that was fuelled by alcohol. She says, “Every relationship is different. In my relationship there was an incredible partnership and teamwork. We had a love. A love where we both felt safe and secure. It was very much reciprocal, but the alcohol brought out the worst in him. That was our downfall.” Listen to the second half of her incredible journey and how she has allowed herself to heal at 52 years old, find the courage to explore who she is, and discover her value.
Wine Buddy Ice Bags Made For Chillin’ are ready to go, wherever you go! Listen in as Lori and Barb discuss how Wine Buddy Ice Bag came to be, and why you reeeeaallly need to consider this fabulous product as your take anywhere, portable ice bucket! For more information go to www.winebuddy.ca
Angela McNair, mother and autism activist and contributor to The Mighty, opens up about her sons autism. We laughed. We cried. We discussed funding, family, Rowan’s school experience and how she handles the judgments of others. “Just because a person has autism, doesn’t mean they can’t be included in everyday life. When a child has autism doesn’t mean they do not want connection - I can tell you from experience, they absolutely do.” She goes on to say, “Rowan wants to be needed and have friends - we all want to be needed and have friends.”
In this episode, Melissa discusses the process of adoption, discovering and diagnosing both her sons with autism and how they as a family, take every day as it comes. She gives excellent advice on how we, as her community, can best support their family as they live life with autism.
In this episode, Lori and Dr. Patton discuss adrenal fatigue and the role of these fabulous glands in the body. They discuss everything from Lori’s own experience with severe fatigue, brain fog and the crazy 2:00pm exhaustion that barely a cup of coffee can fix, to getting a diagnosis, what to do for supplements and how to get your energy back!
Jini Patel Thompson, is an internationally recognized expert on natural healing for digestive diseases. She healed herself from widespread Crohn's Disease and has remained drug and surgery-free for over 20 years. Jini is giving people hope and vision for how they can heal their Colitis, Crohn's, Diverticulitis and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), using entirely natural methods. Her books on natural healing for digestive diseases have sold worldwide in over 60 countries: www.ListenToYourGut.com or www.absorbplus.ca Listen in as they talk about Absorb Plus and its amazing benefits.
Join in and listen to Trish talk with Lori about technology and how it effects our youth. She is answering questions about how we can balance the overwhelming amount of technology options for developing kids, teenagers and ourselves. How do we respect the privacy of teenagers? And is an iPhone a privilege, safety measure or a deterrent from human connection? Throughout this conversation Trish points us in the direction of the many resources she uses in her classroom, her relationships and herself.
I am pleased to introduce you to the first in our new series Broken Open, with our Spiritual Mentor Jennifer Shepherd. She has an amazing perspective on what happens when life breaks you open. For many of us, we have felt the pain of life experience. Whether it's being a child of divorce, observing unhealthy relationships, financial loss or the pain of being bullied - it is inevitable, at some point it's going to happen. Jen says, “We often take for granted that something is going to continue as it did yesterday - that no pain is coming our way. Then, all of a sudden, life happens.” She then offers us, four ways life can break us open. “When you understand you are broken, ask this question of yourself, What is it that I have taken for granted?” Together, Jenn and I want to prepare us all for that moment.
“For the first time since leaving him 25 years ago, I feel like I am actually able to see it, not for what it was - a part of me, but to see it as something that is now my past,” says Jana. “I am no longer defined by the pain of this relationship. Today, I have allowed myself to be proud of the fact that at 52, I am wanting to get to the root of ‘the why.” In this chat, she and Lori talk about an emotionally abusive relationship that she was in, from the age of 18 to 28 years old. “It’s not important, about all the things he said to me, nor the number of times it went on. What is important is it happened.” Today Jana has found the courage to own the pain of her struggle with unhealthy relational patterns, emotional abuse and a lifetime of unworthiness, shame and lack of self esteem. It is raw. It is vulnerable. This is a story of becoming.
In this episode on why feed your dog raw food, Narod asks us all to think about what we are feeding our companions. "If you are what you eat, then lets try feeding our pets unprocessed raw or dry food!" After all she says, “most of us are mindful of what we are feeding our families or ourselves. So how about feeding our pets the same because food is medicine. Whether raw or dry food, it is important to think about what we are offering our companions as a daily diet.”
Listen in as Julie talks candidly with Lori about her sons learning and behavioural struggles durning his elementary and high school years, that eventually lead to a late diagnosis of autism when Liam was 18 years old. “I’ve always believed in his possibility,” she says. “He has always been my reason.” This story will encourage, inspire and give hope to never give up with support and advocating!
In this episode, Lori is introduced to urban Foraging from a guy who really knows his stuff! Learn how Nathaniel saves money by dumpster diving for most of his food and why he believes this is an important part of social responsibility! This certainly is a fresh perspective on grocery shopping
In this episode on Type 1 Diabetes, Lori and Nathan talk about his journey of health and wellness with Type 1 Diabetes and how this late diagnosis hasn’t stopped him from living life to the fullest!