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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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REWINDING Courageous Conversations: Surviving Human Trafficking Featuring Susan Young.

REWINDING Courageous Conversations: Surviving Human Trafficking Featuring Susan Young.

Our theme these two months is Courageous Conversations. It’s Big! And sometimes uncomfortable. To get a return on our investment, we must invest in our authenticity and vulnerability. We will have to be perfectly imperfect and receive, in love, information about issues that may be uncomfortable to think about, deal with, anticipate, and forgive. We will contemplate, evaluate, learn about, be surprised by, and celebrate. We discovered during previous shows that the ability to have a courageous conversation is often a process, a journey, not an event. It does not always just happen when it logically should; sometimes, one must…
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REWIND: You are Never Too Old to Get Rich Featuring Author and Financial Strategist, Kerry Hannon

REWIND: You are Never Too Old to Get Rich Featuring Author and Financial Strategist, Kerry Hannon

“An entrepreneur herself and leading expert on people 50 years and older, Kerry Hannon draws powerful lessons from the mid-life entrepreneurs she profiles. Her enthusiasm about the opportunities is inspiring, her cautions are practical and refreshing, and her insights into later life entrepreneurship ars spot-on. I love this book.” -Chris Farrell, author of Purpose and Paycheck. Beyond being a nationally recognized expert and strategist on career transitions, personal finance, and retirement, I enjoyed learning about Kerry’s family and life experiences that helped to inform the WHO and WHY she is today. Horses play an exciting role. Listen, get more innovative,…
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Legacy is about life and living, featuring poet, author, artist, and creator of The Urban Legend Series, Paris White

Legacy is about life and living, featuring poet, author, artist, and creator of The Urban Legend Series, Paris White

Legacy is about life and living. It’s about learning from the past, living in the present, and building for the future. A legacy may take many forms – children, grandchildren, a business, an idea, a book, a community, a home, some piece of ourselves. Our legacy naturally intrigues us. It’s perfectly understandable that we would want to know how the world will remember us after we’re gone. How many of us will be surprised? How many of us are living our lives so that our legacy reflects all that we truly hold most near and dear? How many of us…
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This is Us featuring Linda Mann, artist extraordinaire, and resilience influencer.

This is Us featuring Linda Mann, artist extraordinaire, and resilience influencer.

Life coach Iyanla Vanzant says in her 2000 book Until Today, “Listen Carefully as if someone were whispering into your soul. There is something you must know. It is very important, no, it is imperative that you receive these words into the deepest core of your being. These words are essential to your very existence. They will feed, nurture, and nourish you. They will support, assist, and guide you. When all else fails, these words will give you the strength and courage you need to weather the storm and walk through the fire. These are simple words, yet they are…
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Building a legacy through The High Tea Society featuring Mariessa Terrell, Esq.

Building a legacy through The High Tea Society featuring Mariessa Terrell, Esq.

“Little girls learn a lot from the women they grow up around, whether they are related or not. Older women are like midwives who assist in the birth of a young woman’s consciousness. It is not just what they do. It’s who they are and how they demonstrate who they are that provides young women with “womanhood training.” Young women and girls learn about themselves and what it means to be a woman by watching older women in their lives. They watch how and what (and if) they cook. They care what they wear, how they carry themselves, and how…
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A Tradition of Service Above Self Featuring Stephen Carattini, President and CEO of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington VA

A Tradition of Service Above Self Featuring Stephen Carattini, President and CEO of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington VA

WHAT IF your family has fallen out of balance as you were navigating life and crisis was your new rhythm?   WHAT IF you and your family are experiencing food insecurity or a lack of clothing and shelter? WHAT IF you are an expectant mother considering adoption for your baby and need both medical care and guidance in the decision-making process and placement? WHAT IF you are a New American or a refugee in need of assistance to learn English, apply for citizenship, or housing? WHERE CAN YOU GO? WHAT CAN YOU DO? The Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington…
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This Is Us featuring author, coach, and entrepreneur Sharon Kelly discussing blended families.

This Is Us featuring author, coach, and entrepreneur Sharon Kelly discussing blended families.

Per the U.S. Bureau of Census, 1300 new stepfamilies are formed each day. Forty percent of families in the U.S. are blended with at least one partner having a child from a previous relationship before marriage. The number of kids living in blended families has been stable for nearly thirty years. Children of Hispanic, Black, and white backgrounds are equally likely to live in this type of family. A little over a generation. You will increase your chances of successfully bonding with your new stepchildren by thinking about what they need. Age, gender, and personality are not irrelevant, but all children…
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Self-Care as a Way to Community and Generational Care Featuring Writer and Teacher Alex Elle, Guest on NPR’s On Being

Self-Care as a Way to Community and Generational Care  Featuring Writer and Teacher Alex Elle, Guest on NPR’s On Being

I don’t know if you have noticed in the past few years how many podcasts, self-help books, and talk shows have focused on surviving uncertainty, unrest, feelings of powerlessness, and sustaining and maintaining relationships. The term self-care has increased its presence in our vernacular, rustling its importance, but only present in authentic conversations and relationships.  According to Google Trends, the number of searches for “self-care” has doubled since 2015.   The World Health Organization says that self-care is being mindful of your own needs, so you are better able to support the people you care about. When you take care…
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Were it not for those who care, featuring Ron Riggins, Chairman of the Board, Catholic Charities of Arlington.

Were it not for those who care, featuring Ron Riggins, Chairman of the Board, Catholic Charities of Arlington.

There is a saying I read somewhere that stated, “if you want to go fast, go alone; if you want to go far, go together.” This journey called life seems necessarily codependent. What if you believed the most outstanding service you could offer in life is to be a light on the path? Your affirmation might say, “Today, I am devoted to shining the light of compassionate support and service on those who may be in need.” Since 1947, when it first opened its doors as an adoption and children’s service agency, Catholic Charities has served the needs of the…
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