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Take A Shift: Pun Intended

Join new podcasters Belinda Zylberman and Kathy Hedrick with their show Take a Shift as they talk about what it means to truly grow into and nurture being AWAKE. The dynamic between these two is hilarious which makes for great sisterhood, friendship, and podcast hosting dynamics. This was a fun podcast with the just the right amount of introspection, off the grid humor, and spirituality!

Your weekly hosts, Belinda and Katherine, are on a mission to listen, ignite and transform. They'll challenge you to get uncomfortable, journey deeper and discover what lies beyond the layers of fear, judgment, smallness, and everything else that's been getting in your way up until now. So buckle up buttercup, summon your curiosity, and let's TAKE A SHIFT!
00:50:47 12/5/2019

Past Episodes

Mental Health News Radio
Join Amy C. O'Neill and Jami Amo for a discussion about the apathy and complacency from our government, the media, and the general public around gun violence and mass shootings.

Jami Amo is a survivor of the 1999 Columbine shooting and volunteer with The Rebels Project and Orange Wave for Gun Safety in Pennsylvania. She focuses primarily on victim and survivor support, and gun safety policy. Jami is also a contributor to the anthology If I Don't Make It, I Love You published in September 2019.

Amy C. O'Neill has built a career in mental health over two and a half decades, and traveled a personal path that has proven over and over again that resilience is key to truly living healthy, both in mind and body. Resilience enables us to face tragedy and still take the necessary steps to go through. Resilience is mandatory for us to recover to well when obstacles interfere. And, as Amy can attest, resilience can be harnessed. After methodically training and successfully completing three Ironman Triathlons, and the prestigious Boston Marathon five times, Amy knows how mental and physical focus can lead to success. Perhaps her biggest life test was being thrust into the role of a Boston Marathon Bombing Survivor. Amy's goal is to share her keen and personal insight with others on how we can not only survive challenges, but also thrive and create a life we love.

www.thetraumaimpact.com
01:02:49 11/24/2019
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Join Martha Juchnowski, Adam Klugman, and Kristin as they discuss why the highly empathic or empaths seem to live in a poverty of self-care mindset. Can we truly give to others when we barely give to ourselves? Why do we sometimes believe we are being narcissistic if we put ourselves first and accept who we truly are from a spiritual perspective? How can you live in a state of cheerleading others' potential when you minimize your own? Can small shifts in perspective help us get comfortable with taking up space for our own needs?

Take a walk with us for this special episode of The Healing Room.
01:13:33 11/22/2019
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Join Dr. Roy Alabado and Kristin discussing the inside and often misunderstood side of managed care.

Dr. Roy Alabado is a highly accomplished Healthcare Consultant and Academic Practitioner. He is an Senior Professor at Rowan College of South Jersey located in Vineland, New Jersey and a Healthcare Consultant for a prominent hospital located in South Jersey. More importantly, he is a single parent, devoted to his son, Bronson. Dr. Alabado received his undergraduate degree from West Chester University located in West Chester, PA. He also received his Master of Science degree in Health Education and Administration and a Doctorate of Educational degree in Educational Leadership from St. Joseph's University located in Philadelphia, PA. Being a parent is the most important role in life. Raising a child can be challenging and demanding for a single parent, but we live life to love our children. Love is the basic element of life. We all share a common bond of devotion and affection for our children. Dr. Alabado lives with his son, Bronson, in South Jersey. He is a lover of traveling, culinary arts, yoga, martial arts and spending quality time with the people he loves. Whether going to the beach, vacationing at an exotic destination, or practicing Tae Kwon Do with Bronson, spending time with each other is God's blessing.
00:31:08 11/19/2019
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Join Kim Saeed and Kristin as they talk about why victim shaming is still a part of narcissistic abuse recovery and why that needs to change NOW!

Kim Saeed is an author, healer, podcaster, and loving parent. She runs the incredibly popular site www.kimsaeed.com and works to help anyone who has suffered from the psychological torment caused by narcissists.
00:39:17 11/18/2019
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Join counselor Laura Bligh and Kristin as they talk about shame in a different light when it comes to narcissistic abuse.

About Laura: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/laura-bligh-lmhc-geneseo-ny/403548

I believe each of us has the ability to heal from emotional pain and damage to our self-esteem. I believe to do this, the source of the "original wound/s" must be identified along with the resulting false image we came to have of ourselves. I believe this is Essential in order to produce change in our behavior... which produces Change in our lives. I believe that a Good Fit between a person and his/her therapist is also Essential to the therapeutic process. Change can be one baby step at a time or a sudden "growth spurt." I believe knowledge is empowering. And I believe in self-compassion and perseverance. And laughter.
I would describe my approach as "person centered" with the primary goal being the development of a solid/healthy sense of self and appropriate boundaries which serve to protect from what is harmful and to PROMOTE what is BENEFICIAL. A SPECIALTY of mine is Narcissistic Abuse Recovery. I enjoy helping people work thru grief. And... Much more.
00:56:48 11/14/2019
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Joe Yeager joins us to talk about cyber safety. He is the founder of Safety Net of PA, LLC, which works with schools and community groups to promote better cyber safety in the greater Philadelphia area. He is also a board member for Fifty Shades of Purple Against Bullying.

www.fspagainstbullying.org
www.josephmyeager.net
00:46:20 11/13/2019
Mental Health News Radio
What is irreverent growth? How do you get help for mental health when you aren't a part of the "just be positive and say affirmations" crowd? How do you find your peeps that will go deep with you and not be afraid of catching "negative cooties"? What does it look like to be irreverent and be conscious?

Join our guests, Sarah Buino and Roxan McDonald, with our host Kristin Walker for a funny and profound discussion about all of the above!

Sarah Buino, LCSW, CADC, CDWF is a therapist, teacher, speaker and the founder of Head/Heart Therapy, Inc. She is a licensed clinical social worker, certified addictions counselor, and Certified Daring WayTM facilitator. She holds a masters degree from Loyola University in Chicago and specializes in shame, substance use disorders, and trauma. She has trained in a variety of therapy modalities including: NARM (neuro-affective relational model), sensorimotor psychotherapy, comprehensive energy psychology, psychodrama/experiential therapy, and shame-resilience. She uses each of these modalities as a framework to support resilience within her clients and create a space for self-knowledge and growth.

Over the last decade, Sarah has gained experience in the social work field by supporting adolescents, adults, and families struggling with the difficulties of addiction. In 2014, Head/Heart Therapy was born and it quickly grew to be a successful well-respected group practice in Chicago.

Sarah became part of Loyola University's School of Social Work adjunct faculty in 2015 and Fordham University's adjunct faculty in 2019. She is committed to supporting the newest generation of social workers to become passionate about and competent in working with substance use disorders.

Sarah is also the host of a podcast called Conversations with a Wounded Healer, which examines the parallel path of healing self, while supporting our clients. She's interviewed prominent guests such as Lissa Rankin, Chris Grosso, Hillary McBride, and Sera Beak.

In 2017, Sarah was honored by NASW's Illinois Chapter by being recognized as an Emerging Leader. The Emerging Leader is an "early" career social worker who has demonstrated exemplary leadership, expertise, and dedication to the profession in the state of Illinois, whose contributions enhance practice knowledge and/or the capacity of the profession and the human service to obtain resources and influence. Other awards include the Humility Award (2014) from Sierra Tucson's Gratitude for Giving event as well as the Rising Star Award (2018) from the Illinois Association of Addiction Professionals.

Sarah has always valued authenticity as a critical component of whole-hearted living. Since hearing Dr. Brené Brown speak in the winter of 2009, she has been sharing the concepts of shame-resilience, authenticity, and vulnerability with her clients. She completed training with Brené Brown's team in 2013 and is a Certified Daring WayTM facilitator (CDWF).

Sarah is also knowledgeable about the benefits of various adjunct techniques for wellbeing, and is a certified Reiki Master. Reiki is a form of energy healing that encourages the release of oxytocin to reduce pain and increase the body's ability to repair itself mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually.

In her spare time, Sarah is a musician and sings in musical groups around the Chicagoland area. She's passionate about being the best version of herself and commits to a daily meditation and spiritual practice. She also loves tattoos and changing her hair cut and color often.

www.headhearttherapy.com

Roxan McDonald has dedicated herself to helping people find their voice both on the page and in their lives. She currently leads writing groups in Santa Cruz, Carmel, and Monterey. Roxan co-teaches with Ellen Bass at Esalen Institute. For fourteen years she was on the management team of two alternative high schools focused on serving at-risk youth. Roxan taught creative writing, poetry, and memoir writing in alternative schools and produced eleven anthologies of student writing. She has studied with Ellen Bass, Marcy Allencraig, Joseph Stroud, Barbara Bloom, Jessica Brown, and Andy Courturier. She is an alum of the Community of Writers at Squaw Valley, Breadloaf Sicily and is a member of Cheryl Strayed's Writers Camp. Roxan won the Mary Lonnberg Smith Award in poetry and her short stories, memoir excerpts, and poetry have been published in The Porter Gulch Review. She won the Eshleman Scholarship for the Community of Writers at Squaw Valley. Roxan received an honorable mention in nonfiction for the San Miguel de Allende Writers' Conference Writing Contest for an excerpt from her memoir. Roxan holds a BA in Interdisciplinary Education from California Institute of Integral Studies and an MFA in Creative Writing from Pacific University.

www.roxannemcdonald.com
00:43:00 11/8/2019
Mental Health News Radio
Join new podcaster, Sara Navratil, with Kristin as they talk about her experience growing up with early childhood abuse and how that has impacted her life.

Freelance writer and Certified Canfield Success Principles Trainer Sara Navratil from Sara Liza Life has a passion for showing others the power of their imagination to rewrite their lives. As a survivor of childhood sexual abuse and being raised by a narcissistic parent, her life imploded when she began suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in her 30s. That was her wakeup call, and over the past almost 2 decades she's rewritten her life, going from victim to victor. Now she teaches others the power they have to rewrite their lives.

www.saralizalife.com
00:45:39 11/5/2019
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Join Dr. Daniel Amen and Kristin Sunanta Walker as they talk about his upcoming book, The End of Mental Illness.

Dr. Amen has helped millions of people change their brains and lives through his health clinics, best-selling books, products and public television programs.

Dr. Amen is one of America's leading psychiatrists and brain health experts. He has authored or coauthored 70 professional articles and more than 30 books, including New York Times mega-bestseller Change Your Brain, Change Your Life. He has appeared on numerous television shows including Dr. Phil, Larry King, Dr. Oz, The Doctors, and The View.

His breakthrough public television programs on brain and mental health have made him well loved by millions of viewers seeking guidance on memory, attention, other cognitive functions, emotional issues, behavior, and more.

The Washington Post has called Dr. Amen "America's most popular psychiatrist" because of his wildly popular clinics which have over 4,000 patient visits a month and has the world's largest database of functional brain scans relating to behavior, totaling over 150,000 scans on patients from 120 countries.

Dr. Amen has appeared in movies, including After the Last Round and The Crash Reel and was a consultant for the movie Concussion, starring Will Smith. He has also appeared on the Emmy-winning show The Truth About Drinking.

His work has been featured in Newsweek, Time, Huffington Post, ABC World News, 20/20, BBC, London Telegraph, Parade Magazine, New York Times, New York Times Magazine, Washington Post, LA Times, Men's Health, Bottom Line and Cosmopolitan. His book, The End of Mental Illness, will be released in March of 2020.

www.amenclinic.com
00:33:34 11/3/2019
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Join Dr. Lisa Day, Kristin Sunanta Walker and Brenda Crouch as they discuss Brenda's journey through childhood sexual abuse, the faith that pulled her through, and the life of advocacy she lives by today.

Brenda Crouch is a TV host, speaker, author, and singer-songwriter who shares a dynamic message of healing and restoration along with her husband, American Christian broadcaster and film producer Paul Crouch, Jr. An iron fist in a velvet glove, Brenda is anointed to break the chains that hold people hostage from their God-given identity and ultimate purpose. Brenda and Paul make their home in Southern California.
00:48:29 11/1/2019

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