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Some stories need telling. Join Melissa Juarez Ehlers from The Center for Enriched Living, Deerfield Illinois.

Some stories need telling. Join Melissa Juarez Ehlers from The Center for Enriched Living, Deerfield Illinois.

Meet Patrick. “Patrick has autism and an intellectual disability. Until 2008, Patrick lived with his biological mother in Texas. She worked hard to ensure that Patrick had every opportunity to achieve his fullest potential. She socialized Patrick, taught him manners, and gave him basic skills. Sadly, after so many years of her life dedicated to the care and growth of her son, Patrick’s mother was tragically killed in an automobile accident. Patrick’s grandparents brought him to West Virginia following their daughter’s untimely death. While they were in good health, they were elderly and began looking for housing and care options…
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“Time is the fire in which we burn” –Gene Rodenberry. Join our conversation with Hollywood screenwriter Christopher Derrick about the impact of AI, mediocrity, and exposure in storytelling.

"Time is the fire in which we burn" --Gene Rodenberry. Join our conversation with Hollywood screenwriter Christopher Derrick about the impact of AI, mediocrity, and exposure in storytelling.

“If man is to survive, he will have learned to take delight in the essential differences between men and between cultures. He will learn that differences in ideas and attitudes are a delight, part of life’s exciting variety, not something to fear.” “A man either lives life as it happens to him, meets it head-on and licks it, or turns his back on it and starts to wither away.” “Star Trek was an attempt to say that humanity will reach maturity and wisdom on the day that it begins not just to tolerate but take a special delight in ideas…
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Meet Phenomenal Woman and Best Selling Author Dr. Bernadette Anderson

Meet Phenomenal Woman and Best Selling Author Dr. Bernadette Anderson

Iyanla Vanzant, Life Coach, and Author offers the following in her 2000 book Until Today. “Shhhh! Don’t tell that story again. Do not talk about how so many bad people wronged you. Please do not talk about him, her, or them unless it will make you feel better right now. Hush! Don’t utter another syllable about the pain and losses that have left you broken unless you are ready to recover right now. Stop! Dragging yourself back there, reminding yourself about how bad it was for you then unless it is relevant to what you are doing right now. Each…
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Reflect, Restore, and Reposition with author Margery Leveen Sher

Reflect, Restore, and Reposition with author Margery Leveen Sher

“America is an idea. It is a culture of tolerance. All different colors and religions can live in coexistence. All can contribute positively. This idea must be a leader in the world. This idea must be preserved. If anything happened to this idea, it would be very bad for the rest of the world.”—Zaheer Iqbal, immigrant from Pakistan Author Margery Leveen Sher sets the stage for our conversation in the following words. “This book tells some of the continuing stories of immigrants to our country. The American Dream is not dead, and it is certainly not a myth. It is…
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This is Us featuring Author and Ted Talk speaker Michelle Petties, about Leaving Large Part 2

This is Us featuring Author and Ted Talk speaker Michelle Petties, about Leaving Large Part 2

We continue discussing with Michelle Petties., her book, and the mentoring program about Leaving Large. “Life will work for me when I accept … The labels placed on me don’t always fit. With its structures, expectations, and divisions, society has fostered certain ideas about women that are not always flattering. Many people believe that strong women are not feminine and that assertive women cannot be trusted. My all-time favorite is that women who exhibit any degree of clarity about who they are and what they want are dangerous. Do not forget that a bossy woman is domineering, making her the…
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This is Us, featuring Author and Ted Talk speaker about Leaving Large, Ms. Michelle Piettes Part 1

This is Us, featuring Author and Ted Talk speaker about Leaving Large, Ms. Michelle Piettes Part 1

I quote “Life will work for me when I accept … The labels placed on me don’t always fit. With its structures, expectations, and divisions, society has fostered certain ideas about women that are not always flattering. Many people believe that strong women are not feminine and that assertive women cannot be trusted. My all-time favorite is that women who exhibit any degree of clarity about who they are and what they want are dangerous. Do not forget that a bossy woman is domineering, making her the B word. We won’t bother to mention the myths that women are not…
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Black History Month: Stories that need telling with guest Colonel Arthur Nick Nicolson Retired, and current president of the Mt.Olive Cemetery Historical Preservation Society

Black History Month: Stories that need telling with guest Colonel Arthur Nick Nicolson Retired, and current president of the Mt.Olive Cemetery Historical Preservation Society

The story of Black History Month begins in 1915, half a century after the Thirteenth Amendment abolished slavery in the United States. That September, the Harvard-trained historian Carter G. Woodson, and the prominent minister Jesse E. Moorland founded the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History (ASNLH), an organization dedicated to researching and promoting achievements by black Americans and other peoples of African descent. By the late 1960s, thanks in part to the Civil Rights Movement and a growing awareness of black identity, Negro History Week had evolved into Black History Month on many college campuses. President Gerald…
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Rotary Opens Opportunities Through Service: Healing the Wreakage with Dr. Sarah A. John in Haiti

Rotary Opens Opportunities Through Service: Healing the Wreakage with Dr. Sarah A. John in Haiti

“It’s true that, depending upon which community to ultimately decide to call a second home, you might just be the only medical professional available to meet the needs of multitudes.  The more remote the community in a developing country, the less likely it is to have a Western-trained medical professional.  You are likely to be very welcomed in your new community, but you should also expect to be viewed as an outsider and treated as such until you’ve established yourself and proven your abilities.  You’ll need to work with the community’s healers and find common ground in the provision of patient…
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REWIND: Sweep in a new season with the courage to be vulnerable with Dr. Brene Brown and Krista Tippett from NPR

REWIND: Sweep in a new season with the courage to be vulnerable with Dr. Brene Brown and Krista Tippett from NPR

Spring is the season during which the natural world revives and reinvigorates after the colder winter months. During spring, dormant plants begin to grow again, new seedlings sprout out of the ground and hibernating animals awake. What are you doing to revive and reinvigorate your dreams, your soul, your mind? What script are you creating? Does it contain thoughts like “I am not enough!” or “I am more than enough!”? Are you stuck between your no longer and you not yet? Or are you willing to take new risks and experience the vulnerability that comes with it? Do you understand that…
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What time is it on the clock of the world? Adrienne Maree Brown, Emergent Strategist shares her view.

What time is it on the clock of the world? Adrienne Maree Brown, Emergent Strategist shares her view.

“The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.”– Camus…documenting my liberation. “Adrienne Maree Brown grows healing ideas in public through her multi-genre writing, her music, and her podcasts. Informed by 25 years of movement facilitation, somatics, Octavia E Butler scholarship, and her work as a doula, Adrienne has nurtured Emergent Strategy, Pleasure Activism, Radical Imagination, and Transformative Justice as ideas and practices for transformation. She is the author/editor of seven published texts and the founder of the Emergent Strategy Ideation Institute, where she is…
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