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At Dropping In we’ll explore diverse stories about identity. By listening to others talk about their own path, ours becomes less fearful. Where are we now and how do we meet the challenges? Dropping In is a place of discovery. We might believe that our life experiences are uniquely our own. Yet there’s a community of people that are here to bear witness, to relate to, link arms with and support us. They join us on Dropping In, tackling subjects like breaking into your dream business, cultura ...
 
The psychological impact of military service is well known but less understood. Every Tuesday and Thursday, join combat veteran and clinical mental health counselor Duane France as he interviews mental health professionals, veterans, and those who support them about mental health and wellness. If you want to understand more about service member and veteran mental health, then this podcast is for you.
 
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At twenty-one, Evelyn is naïve about life and love. Raised in a small Montana town, she moves at age sixteen with her devout Catholic family to California. There, she is drawn to Latino culture when she works among the migrant workers. During the summer of her junior year in college, Evelyn travels to a small Mexican town to help set up a school an…
 
How does a girl become an empowered woman? Born when girls were to be housewives and mothers, a Dutch “daddy’s girl” in Nazi-occupied Amsterdam learns about female empowerment when her father is deported to a POW camp in Germany and her mother joins the Resistance. Freedoms taken for granted are eroded with escalating brutality by men with swastika…
 
Family devotion & compassion: Alma Cruz wishes her willful teenage daughter, Luz, could know the truth about her past, but Luz can never know about the journey Alma took to the US to find her missing father when she was a young woman. Alma’s father knows her better than anyone else, encouraging her love of math and her dreams of becoming a teacher,…
 
Self-Discovery, Pop Culture and tool’s for your Spiritual Journey. Dropping Gems with Devi Brown is a show dedicated to demystifying personal growth through Devi’s observations and conscious conversations with familiar faces. Never before have we faced the tests and challenges we now do. We're finding out what we're made of and that we're stronger …
 
At age forty, with two children and a new consulting company she’d recently founded, Gretchen Cherington, daughter of Pulitzer Prize–winning poet Richard Eberhart, faced a dilemma: Should she protect her parents’ well-crafted family myths while continuing to silence her own voice? Or was it time to challenge those myths and speak her truth?even the…
 
A global pandemic, disastrous climate events, erratic U.S. politics and … murder hornets? 2020 has been rough, and our inner voice doesn’t have a problem reminding us. Tell it to f*ck off with this new irreverent, laugh-out-loud guide, “Move on Motherf*cker,” by board-certified psychologist Jodie Eckleberry-Hunt. When we’re anxious, stressed, or fe…
 
My Journey from Rape to Healing and Wellness: When faced with overwhelming hardship, what we believe makes all the difference. This inspiring memoir offers the gripping and uplifting details of a story that sparked national interest. At age twenty-six, Anne was brutally raped by a stranger while riding her bicycle. Years later, still seeking to hea…
 
Traditional definitions equating confidence with a showy bravado that ’takes no prisoners’ are outdated - think about it; in the UK and USA, the white, middle class, extrovert leaders we have embody “confidence” - it’s a BIG PART of why they got elected and their underlying belief that “they always know best” is why our countries were slow to react…
 
I’m So Glad You’re Here is the story of a family disrupted by a father’s mental illness. The memoir opens with a riveting account of Gay, age eighteen, witnessing her father being bound in a straitjacket and carried out of the house on a stretcher. The trauma she experiences escalates when, after her father has had electroshock treatments at a stat…
 
Did anyone ever say to you, Enjoy high school... those are the best years of your life!? Remember the feeling of panic that came over you as you thought, You're kidding. This is it? Chances are, though, you are saying the same kinds of things to your own kids. When did you drink the Kool-Aid? Remembering the truth of what it's like to be a kid is v…
 
Brin Miller’s life is upended one terrible night in 2011 when she learns that her teenage stepson has been sexually abusing her two daughters. Once this secret is discovered, Brin’s marriage, already crumbling and unable to sustain itself, breaks for the final time. But against all odds, Brin and her husband, along with their daughters, are able to…
 
What is Fire in the Belly? Do we all have it? Are we born with it? How do we make it greater? And why is it some people succeed; and some people don’t? These are the some of the questions we seek to answer in this podcast. It is a great privilege to hear from some truly amazing people who are extremely successful in their lives whether it be money,…
 
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania — Bridging the generational and cultural divide, physician Sam Stea’s debut novel imagines new solutions to the greatest global crisis of our time: climate change. “The Edge of Elsewhere” is a thrilling science meets climate-fiction adventure that follows refugees from the not-too-distant future in a race against time. In…
 
Using his groundbreaking and highly effective I-M Approach, Dr. Joe analyses current events and human behavior through a psychiatric lens, discovering who we are and why we do what we do. On the Dr. Joe Show, he asks the question: How can we make the world better? By making ourselves better! Using his groundbreaking and highly effective I-M Approac…
 
Miriam and Craig are both artists and their four children carry on the legacy. When their teenage son, Nick, is diagnosed with schizophrenia, a tumultuous decade ensues in which the family careens permanently off the conventional course. Like the ten Biblical plagues, they are hit by one catastrophe after another; violence, evictions, arrests, a su…
 
Tallia Deljou believes that We all have a purpose and place in this world, and she'll help you find yours. Her insights have been featured in Forbes, Fortune, Business Insider, Monster, Nerd Wallet, and Real Simple. Tallia notes, Stepping into your power and finding your purpose is really about finding yourself. It takes a commitment to the inner w…
 
No false notes: Books that grip and twist and stay true are Andre Dubus' specialty. Townie, his memoir, is a story of survival, but also inter-connectedness. In a cynical world, Andre Dubus drives us straight into the emotional center of his life, omitting detours, often without seat belts. Transcending the urge to punch a bully in the face -- ofte…
 
When Cindy Rasicot moves to Thailand with her husband and son, she finds herself adrift in a foreign culture, unprepared for the challenges she encounters there. On an impulse, she signs up for a conference where she meets Venerable Dhammananda Bhikkhuni, a Thai Buddhist nun, who leads her on a spiritual journey from which there is not turning back…
 
Seventeen-year-old Jane’s a very brave boy. And a very difficult girl. She’ll become a remarkable woman, an icon of her century, but that’s a long way off. A tomato-picking, dust bowl immigrant from Texas to California, Jane is manipulated into a terrible fight with her parents, leading her to leave her father for dead in an irrigation ditch. She s…
 
Four Faces of Femininity tells the story of remarkable women who, through their creativity, passion, intelligence, and sheer determination, have left an indelible mark on the history of humankind. The book is divided into four sections, with figures placed in Mother, Lover, Warrior, or Sage. Accessible, informative, and uplifting, Four Faces of Fem…
 
A swash-buckling historical novel, one part insider view of the action heroes of the French Revolution, one part love story, another, family dynasty: When French troops occupy the Italian port city of Ancona during the young General Bonaparte's military campaign in 1796-7, freeing the city's Jews from their repressive ghetto, two very different cul…
 
Ever dream of leaving home as a teen, headed for California and freedom? It’s 1971 in Connecticut, and sixteen-year-old Sharon’s parents think that, because she’s a girl, she should become a clerical office worker after high school and live at home until she marries and has a family. But Sharon wants to join the hippies and be part of the changing …
 
In ONCE A GIRL, ALWAYS A BOY, Jo Ivester tells the story of her transgender son Jeremy through alternating perspectives of the Ivester family, including chapters from Jeremy that are based on the video journals he kept throughout his transition journey. From a young age, Jo and her husband noticed that Jeremy was partial to clothing and activities …
 
How does a Republican girl, raised in an agnostic scientific household, become a Pagan Priestess? Broth from the Cauldron: A Wisdom Journey Through Everyday Magic (published May 12, She Writes Press) by Cerridwen Fallingstar shares profound insight in this charming and wholly unique memoir of meditations on themes such as perception, fear, anger, t…
 
Brin Miller’s life is upended one terrible night in 2011 when she learns that her teenage stepson has been sexually abusing her two daughters. Once this secret is discovered, Brin’s marriage, already crumbling and unable to sustain itself, breaks for the final time. But against all odds, Brin and her husband, along with their daughters, are able to…
 
In 1969, when she is twenty, Martina discovers San Francisco. She lives in a commune, marries her streetcar driver, and moves with her husband to Mendocino County, Ashland, Oregon, and the Virgin Islands. In 1980, Martina comes out and finds her life partner, Tanya. Their son Cooper, conceived by artificial insemination, is born in 1986 during the …
 
Words of wisdom from Stephanie Raffelock and her book, A Delightful Little Book on Aging: All around us older women flourish in industry, entertainment and politics. Do they know something that we don’t, or are they just, they’re trying to figure it out, too? So many of us feel in our hearts and minds that we are still twenty-something young women …
 
From the beaches of the Western Pacific to the battlefields of the Middle East and from the lawless streets of Juarez to the darkest corners of the Internet, the two families fight real and perceived enemies – journeying, as they do, through the football fields of Texas and West Point, the hippie playgrounds of Asia, the music halls of Austin, the …
 
It’s hard to put down the news thread. How can we turn away? One more story may stir the emotions of empathy but also helplessness. Relinquishing this pull-push feels irresponsible. It can also become irresistible. Obsession, and how to put it down, is at the core of This is My Body by Cameron Dezen Hammom, a book that ostensibly deals with one wom…
 
Even before her life cracked open, Liz cracked open. Her pursuit of what made Georgia O'Keeffe tick drove Liz to pose nude for Richard, the photographer in her Tai Chi class. But what really made her do it? In this new work of fiction by Barbara Linn Probst Liz has created an avatar in O'Keeffe, a way of accessing herself. It's personal, not politi…
 
Follow us on a virtual air boat through the Everglades to alligator wrestling, hurricanes, climate change to boom & bust housing, to quartz sugar beaches and the rising waters that imperil them, then quaff too many libations in the hot sun to get through it all. Craig Pittman has written five books concerning his native state: Florida may be the br…
 
Thrill to the crests and roll with the troughs in the life of a fierce competitor, dedicated mother, and authentic human being, Betty Pembroke Heldreich Winstedt (1913-2011). She picked up a surfboard at age 41 and opened up a new world. Surfing became her passion, her proving ground, and her ineffable bond with her daughter, Vicky Heldreich Durand…
 
Do you remember the vivid sights, sounds and smells of being a kid? This episode may bring it all back. Children want to be seen and heard. When we listen, kids in urban centers tell us a lot, like what is fun, boring, meaningful, and scary about the cities they live in. Jump into the Urban Playground to find out what kids think about their cities.…
 
How did a Tampa woman who first called RV-ers old coots tooling around the country give up her home & orchid collection and become an RV-er herself? Amid the protests, came the answers. Freedom. Pairing down to Essentials. Creative Living. Travel & Discovery, Living in the Present. Sensing something larger. Adventure. Ask ourselves: Have we ever wa…
 
“Disturbing, heartbreaking, and ultimately inspiring, Shunned is a must-read for anyone who has endured the pain of saying good-bye in order to find their true home, a place of belonging,” says author John Perkins. This book will reveal little understood beliefs of the Jehovah Witness community in which the writer Linda Curtis was knocking on doors…
 
What does life look like when family is created by choice rather than blood? Kate Kaufmann notes the question of having kids is more nuanced and complex than ever, as women explore options that were previously un-contemplated, or accepted. How may a woman's life resonate when it's not including motherhood? What are the personal and professional imp…
 
N. John Shore writes, When love enters your life, everything changes. When love leaves your life, nothing does. Love flies away today and tomorrow you're exactly where you were before it left...relentlessly and inexplicably, life without love continues, (p. 33, Everywhere She's not, 2019, Laughing Moon Books). And what of our ability to separate ou…
 
This is the story of both bondage and bonding -- a sexual lifestyle and an enduring mother/daughter bond, as well as a tender end of life saga. In her memoir, Bound, Elizabeth Anne Wood tours her emotional landscape, that of a young woman who has learned that her mother has become, late in life, a Domme, a sexual dominitrix: “It hasn’t been an impo…
 
No false notes: Books that grip and twist and stay true are Andre Dubus' specialty. Townie, his memoir, is a story of survival, but also inter-connectedness. In a cynical world, Andre Dubus drives us straight into the emotional center of his life, omitting detours, often without seat belts. Transcending the urge to punch a bully in the face -- ofte…
 
D. L. Byron emerged as a singer songwriter, recording artist and record producer, who is acclaimed for writing the Grammy award winning song, Shadows of the Night, and his Arista LP This Day and Age. Yet he was in his forties when he first met his biological mother, of whom he'd gleaned an intuitive awareness, and his seven biological sisters! This…
 
SUMMARY: Author Matt Green shares his unique perspective as an embedded reporter with U.S. troops in Iraq, as well as his observations from working with returning British veterans. He has spent the past 14 years working as a correspondent for the Financial Times and Reuters and has reported from more than 30 countries, most recently Afghanistan and…
 
About Today’s Guest: Maureen joined the Army in 2001. During her military career she served in Darmstadt, Germany and Monterey, California. She was promoted to corporal in June 2004 and sergeant in February 2005. Maureen was awarded the Army Achievement Medal and the Army Commendation Medal. Maureen currently lives in Bowie, Maryland and serves as …
 
About Today’s Guest: Maureen joined the Army in 2001. During her military career she served in Darmstadt, Germany and Monterey, California. She was promoted to corporal in June 2004 and sergeant in February 2005. Maureen was awarded the Army Achievement Medal and the Army Commendation Medal. Maureen currently lives in Bowie, Maryland and serves as …
 
About Today’s Guest: Bobby Herrera is the author of The Gift of Struggle, a book about leadership and the life-changing lessons we learn through our struggles. He is also the co-founder and president of Populus Group. With a passion for building strong culture and communities through trust and storytelling, his leadership style is about empowerment…
 
About Today’s Guest: Bobby Herrera is the author of The Gift of Struggle, a book about leadership and the life-changing lessons we learn through our struggles. He is also the co-founder and president of Populus Group. With a passion for building strong culture and communities through trust and storytelling, his leadership style is about empowerment…
 
About Today’s Guest: As Vice President of Community Partnerships at Cohen Veterans Network, Dr. Caitlin Thompson is responsible for establishing and maintaining critical national and local collaborations between CVN and public-private partners. She was most recently Executive Director of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Office of Suicid…
 
About Today’s Guest: As Vice President of Community Partnerships at Cohen Veterans Network, Dr. Caitlin Thompson is responsible for establishing and maintaining critical national and local collaborations between CVN and public-private partners. She was most recently Executive Director of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Office of Suicid…
 
About Today's Guest: Shawn is a 14-year veteran with the Kansas City, Missouri Police department. She is a Missouri Dole Caregiver Fellow alumna for the Elizabeth Dole Foundation. Since May of 2013 Shawn has been a caregiver for her husband who is a 23-year Army veteran. She has a passion for supporting and advocating for military and veteran famil…
 
About Today's Guest: Shawn is a 14-year veteran with the Kansas City, Missouri Police department. She is a Missouri Dole Caregiver Fellow alumna for the Elizabeth Dole Foundation. Since May of 2013 Shawn has been a caregiver for her husband who is a 23-year Army veteran. She has a passion for supporting and advocating for military and veteran famil…
 
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