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Welcome to the Whimsical World of Mrs. Z featuring Caroline Zarinelli

Welcome to the Whimsical World of Mrs. Z featuring Caroline Zarinelli

The drive to do what you’re good at is instinct. It is what you were created to do. Human instinct in action is pure joy. It’s like a work of art in motion. Your instinct will draw you to the unique expression of your gifts. You can only be fruitful out of your own understanding of and connection with what is in your core.  It is the urging inside you that tells you to make your move now, to reach out now, to hold back until later, or to never give up. Instinct must merge with a purpose to give…
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There is always more: featuring award-winning playwright, author, and singer-songwriter Lezlie Revelle Zucker.

There is always more: featuring award-winning playwright, author, and singer-songwriter Lezlie Revelle Zucker.

There is always more. “If by chance no one has told you that they love you today, I would be honored to be the first t say, I love you today. I love you because you are and have been so willing to grow. And my how you have grown. You have grown from struggling to searching. From trying to do something to learning how to do it. You have grown from fear to having faith, to demonstrating your courage. You have grown in many ways, consistently demonstrating your willingness and courage to take the next step — the step…
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Meet phenomenal woman and physician, Dr. Tiffany Simpson.

Meet phenomenal woman and physician, Dr. Tiffany Simpson.

This month Frankly Speaking is focusing once again on phenomenal women and how we embrace and manage our universal experiences, our rainbows and clouds, and our courage and resolve. We are a journey, not a destination, a process, not an event. Even when we are still, we are motion, loving, serving, nurturing, encouraging, and empowering. We are love and love does. But sometimes, sometimes we get stuck between our no longer the familiar, the habits and our not yet, who we were created to be, and we may ask the question: “Am I enough?”   By the way, the right answer…
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Stories you tell yourself when the White House calls with Ashwani Jain

Stories you tell yourself when the White House calls with Ashwani Jain

This month’s theme, “Stories We Grew up with”, expands our appreciation of who we have become as a result of the stories we have been told and the ones we have told ourselves growing up. We look at how these stories have impacted our behavior, our thoughts, our dreams, Ultimately, I believe everyone not only has a story but also is a story. Author  David Denborough, Ph.D. writes  “Who we are and what we do are influenced by the stories that we tell ourselves…There are many different events in our lives, but only some of them get formed into the…
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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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REWIND: A Voice From the Future with Tommi Crump and Tommi’s Tales

REWIND: A Voice From the Future with Tommi Crump and Tommi's Tales

How do YOU spell Legacy? Ray Bradbury believes, “Everyone must leave something behind when he dies, my grandfather said. A child or a book or a painting or a house or a wall built, or a pair of shoes made. Or a garden planted. Something your hand touched some way, so your soul has somewhere to go when you die, and when people look at that tree or that flower you planted, you are there. It does not matter what you do, he said, so long as you change something from the way it was before you touched it into…
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REWIND:Were it not for those who care with Second Story’s Abigail Brougher

REWIND:Were it not for those who care with Second Story's Abigail Brougher

From an outsider’s perspective, it looked like “Santiago” was simply a rebellious kid. At Second Story for Teens in Crisis, however, counselors worked on getting to know him and learning why he was acting out. He opened up and the counselors were there for him, helping him rewrite the narrative for his future. When Timothy began attending Second Story’s Safe Youth Project he was struggling in school. The program coordinator worked to tutor him in the subjects he found especially challenging, and at the end of the school year he won an award for his hard work and progress! When…
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Service is about you. Ask Asa and Naomi Nero

Service is about you. Ask Asa and Naomi Nero

” Service is about you. Service is about giving what you have to offer without expecting recognition or reward. It is about doing what needs to be done. It means giving 100 percent of your attention to what you are doing as long as you are able to do it without causing yourself harm. Give what you have to offer without expectation. Give with love. Give in Joy. More you cannot do. Less you must not do if it is your intention to be of service.” some words borrowed from life coach Iyanla Vanzant. Listen to how Gen Z’s brother…
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Discover a secret pearl: Meet Ms. Lauren Pittman

Discover a secret pearl:  Meet Ms. Lauren Pittman

Iylanla Vanzant says in her, Until today,  published in 2000, ” When you are the light, you cannot complain about the darkness. The only thing you can do is shine. You must shine brightly in everything you do, and everywhere you go. That is your job. When you are light, you must realize that without the darkness, you would have no meaning. Until today you may have believed that the light must come to you. You may have complained about the darkness around you and how it seems that you are the only one trying to make the darkness brighter.…
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A Voice From our Future: BECOMING NAOMI NERO

A Voice From our Future: BECOMING NAOMI NERO

No one told her she couldn’t, so she lives in a world of possibilities. Student extraordinaire, musician, dancer, competitive athlete, and faith-based servant leader, Gen Z Naomi Nero decided to become a game-changer. Using her Master’s Honor thesis as her launch pad, she leaves the University of Chicago to continue her research in a five-year Doctorate Program at Georgetown University in Northern Virginia. In this episode, Naomi unpacks her thesis Title: Psychopathy, Borderline Personality Disorder, and Violent Crime in Male and Female Inmates. Naomi helps us understand the impact of not considering gender differences when designing criminal justice rehabilitation programs.…
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