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41 minutes | Oct 19, 2022
EP 32: The Carlson Halloween Spooktacular: Behind-the-Scenes with Katrina and Ken
For this fun and festive episode, we’re on location at the Carlson’s haunted home with all their Halloween decor-–monsters, vampires, ghosts, oh my! You’ll get the real, behind-the-scenes story of why Ken and Katrina Carlson have decided to put in the effort to make Halloween a magical time for kids of all ages. You’ll hear how it has grown organically into such a beloved community-building event. They also offer some helpful advice for communities that might want to create their own Halloween experiences in their neighborhoods. After listening to the audio, check out the Crazy Amazing Humans YouTube version of the podcast to see the Carlson haunted home decorations (inside and out) in all its spooky grandeur! This year the Carlson's 26th Halloween extravaganza in West Los Angeles benefits Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles and the GOFARR Fund. GOFARR is dedicated to Organ Regenerative Research and Cell Therapeutic applications affecting the kidney.. This wonderful annual event for the community brings folks from all over the Los Angeles area to enjoy their wonderful haunted house and trick-or-treat experience. Don’t forget to make sure you’re following us on Instagram at CrazyAmazingHumans and also subscribe to our YouTube version of the podcast so that you’ll know about this episode as well as the many crazy amazing humans featured in all of our episodes.
40 minutes | Aug 29, 2022
EP 31: How to Empower Girls! Shero’s Rise with Sonali Perera Bridges
Did you know that a girl’s self-esteem peaks at the age of 8 and then rapidly declines by 64% by the age of 9? Sonali Perera Bridges does and she is doing something about that and much more with an organization she co-created and runs called Shero’s Rise! Get it? It’s like hero, but “she”ro. Sonali Perera Bridges is an award-winning, dynamic and innovative leader with over 20 years of experience in a wide breadth of educational settings. With her BA from Mount Saint Mary’s University and MBA from University of Redlands, her experience as well as her passion for making a difference in the lives of young women resulted in founding Shero’s Rise. Shero’s Rise reaches out to young women (particularly from underserved communities) and helps them recognize their worth and value in order to empower them to become agents for change in the world. In this episode you’ll hear how Shero’s Rise provides girls with the essential skills, experiences, tools and the support they need so every girl can become their own “shero.” You’ll learn about identity building, mindfulness, financial literacy, Toxic Positivity vs. Healthy Optimism, owning your own power, kindness and gratitude and much more. In addition to the students, Shero’s Rise also helps educates parents so that the whole family benefits, many times breaking unhealthy cycles. Where was Shero’s Rise when I was a kid? And you’ll want to hear this so you can pass it on to your own kids or someone you know with kids. We’re sure you’ll be inspired by hearing first-hand about the teamwork making the dreamwork at Shero’s Rise for future generations.
36 minutes | Jul 25, 2022
EP 30: Maxwell Eaton: Behind-the-Scenes with World Central Kitchen Serving Refugees at the Ukraine-Poland Border
We're at the Ukraine-Poland border with Maxwell Eaton, an entrepreneur and restaurateur from New Orleans, who signed up to travel halfway around the world and volunteer to work with World Central Kitchen to help feed displaced Ukrainian families. Maxwell is the epitome of someone who asked the question "How can I best help?" and then dropped everything and showed up! You may have seen the National Geographic documentary We Feed People from Academy Award-winning director Ron Howard, available for viewing on Disney+. The film spotlights renowned celebrity chef José Andrés and his nonprofit World Central Kitchen’s incredible mission and evolution over 12 years. They've become one of the most highly regarded humanitarian aid organizations in the disaster relief sector. And, most recently, they've set up shop at the Ukraine-Poland border to assist Ukrainians fleeing from the devastating war Russia has inflicted on their country. We're all aware of the heroic efforts being made by President Zelenskyy and the Ukrainian people. Their valiant example has inspired folks from around the world to help them, and one such person is today's guest! Join us as Maxwell shares stories and his experiences in this important humanitarian effort. We’re sure you’ll be inspired by hearing first-hand about the teamwork making the dreamwork for people in need. Thanks for being part of the Crazy Amazing Humans community. We appreciate you!
32 minutes | Jun 27, 2022
EP 29: Jamie Montgomery - Visionary Entrepreneur Transforming Philanthropy
In this episode we take you inside The Montgomery Summit presented by March Capital, a premier tech conference. Katrina interviews Jamie Montgomery, the founder and host of the summit. Jamie is a successful businessman who Co-Founded and is Managing Partner of March Capital. Previously, he was the Founder and CEO of Montgomery & Co., an L.A.-based investment bank where he advised and mentored over 500 companies, financed over 200 companies, and took approximately 40 companies public. In addition to his business acumen, Jamie is also a wonderfully passionate and forward-thinking philanthropist. Jamie has provided leadership to a myriad of charitable causes both personally and through his companies. Because of his passion for encouraging education, Jamie also supports programs for innovation and entrepreneurship at many schools and universities. Some of the many organizations that have benefitted from Jamie’s efforts are (but not limited to) the following: UC San Diego, Claremont McKenna College; USC, Stanford and Chapman University, Westmark School, Brentwood School, St. Matthews School, the Boy Scouts of America, as well as efforts to help homeless populations with feeding programs, housing and inoculation efforts. In addition, Jamie was involved with ways to help rebuild businesses that have been harmed by Covid and other related factors...and much more. Jamie Montgomery authentically helps create community and connection everywhere he goes and in all that he does in a positive and inclusive way. He not only leads on a large scale, he rolls up his sleeves doing one-on-one work for various organizations so he can better understand them. It is our hope that you’ll be inspired by Jamie Montgomery’s unique perspectives and then be motivated to incorporate this entrepreneurial spirit in your own life. Jamie reminds us that, as lifelong learners, we can always discover new ways to utilize our gifts to make a difference for good!
48 minutes | May 1, 2022
EP 28: Calling All Parents--We Got You! Get the Best Parenting Tips, Tricks, Advice and Hacks with Shirin Yadegar of L.A. Mom Magazine
Shirin Yadegar, journalist, publisher, TV host, mother and CEO/Creator of L.A. Mom Magazine, shares all her best tips, tricks, advice and hacks that will help anyone in a parenting role and will inspire you to live a healthier, balanced and more meaningful family life. Shirin is on a mission to provide as much practical and useful information to parents of kids of all ages and we get to benefit from it! From her time spent as a journalist at several major publications including the Los Angeles Times and the Managing Editor of the Beverly Hills Weekly to becoming a wife and a mother of four girls, Shirin is on a mission to provide as much practical and useful information to parents of kids of all ages and we get to benefit from it! As the TV host of “Moms Matter,” she diligently finds experts whose interviews answer parenting, personal and spiritual questions. Before becoming a mother, Shirin received her M.A. from USC's Annenberg School of Journalism.Passionate about repairing the world, Shirin is involved in many philanthropic causes such as Shero’s Rise, Visionary Women and WIZO USA. She believes that we all need to pay it forward because this is the world we are leaving our children and grandchildren. Whether you are a biological mom or play the role of a “mom” in all its wonderful varieties, shapes and forms, this episode is for you. Each and every one of us, mom, parent or not, can be the source of hope for others. And to all the moms out there a very Happy Mother’s Day! I am constantly learning how to reset, recalibrate and adapt to new situations so I always look for, and welcome, good advice as a mom! We hope you enjoy all of her excellent advice and more!
71 minutes | Apr 11, 2022
EP 27: How You Can Live with Obstacles while Living Your Best Life with Rebecca Alexander: Extreme Athlete and Disability Rights Advocate w/ Deaf-Blindness
Rebecca Alexander inspires, empowers and entertains us with hilarious anecdotes; candid insights and expert advice that will help you overcome any obstacle and encourage you to live life to its fullest in this lively conversation with Katrina Carlson and Jefferson Denim. Rebecca is the perfect guest with whom we celebrate “National Month of Hope” because she brings that and much more in this podcast! This episode is also completely closed captioned on Crazy Amazing Humans' Youtube channel. Born with a rare genetic disorder called Usher Syndrome rendering her almost completely deaf and blind, Rebecca has written the best-selling book Not Fade Away: A Memoir of Senses Lost and Found which is currently in development to be made into a major motion picture and received an Indie Book Award. She was also honored as one of the MS Society’s Books For A Better Life. She recently narrated the PBS American Master’s biopic documentary “Becoming Helen Keller” and her TEDx talk entitled “H.E.L.P. - Humanity’s Essence, Living Proof,” has been critically acclaimed. Rebecca has been featured on many TV shows such as The Today Show, NBC Nightly News, and ESPN, as well as numerous publications including People, Cosmopolitan and Shape. Rebecca has been honored with prestigious awards for her advocacy work, presented for TEDx, and has been the keynote speaker for many esteemed companies and organizations. She has been honored with prestigious awards for her advocacy such as The American Foundation for the Blind Helen Keller Achievement Award, Disability Rights Advocate Eagle Award, Future Vision Foundation Luminary Award, The Foundation Fighting Blindness Hope and Spirit Award, Strike Out USH, No Limits for Deaf Children Spirit of Leadership Award, University of Michigan Bicentennial Alumni Award, JWI Woman To Watch, Center for Hearing and Communication - Irving Berelson President’s Award. Among her many extraordinary feats, Rebecca participated in the 600-mile AIDS Lifecycle ride, summited Mt. Kilimanjaro, swam from Alcatraz to shore in the San Francisco Bay, and competed in the Civilian Military Combine (CMC) races. Rebecca has a thriving psychotherapy practice with two masters’ degrees from Columbia University in Clinical Social Work and Public Health. She works with individuals, couples, and groups, specializing in the treatment of anxiety, depression, grief/loss, eating disorders, and disability. Rebecca received post-graduate training at the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy at the Center for the Study of Anorexia and Bulimia and received her psychodynamic psychotherapy training from the American Institute for Psychoanalysis. Rebecca is certified in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) and also communicates in American Sign Language and Tactile Sign Language. Rebecca currently serves on the boards of Usher Syndrome Society, Usher Syndrome Coalition, No Limits for Deaf Children, Disability Rights Advocates, Kresge Hearing Research Institute at the University of Michigan Department of Otolaryngology. As we celebrate the National Month Of Hope, always remember that we can be the source of hope for others. Every small kindness has the potential to create a Crazy Amazing Human experience, one person at a time. You have the power to create that every day because you are Crazy Amazing! And we, at Crazy Amazing Humans, are in your corner, we’re rooting for you, and really appreciate you as part of our community.
57 minutes | Mar 5, 2022
EP 26: Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist Sheryl WuDunn; How Empowering Women Empowers Us All, Kristof Farms, and the Helper’s High
In honor of International Women’s Day, we have a very special guest, Sheryl WuDunn, who reminds us that women hold solutions to our world’s greatest challenges and that empowering women and girls is the most effective way to fight poverty and extremism. Selected as one of Newsweek’s “150 Women Who Shake the World” and listed as one of 60 notable members of the “League of Extraordinary Women,” WuDunn has helped raise awareness about the challenges facing women as well as models being a woman who makes an impact. Sheryl WuDunn is the first Asian-American reporter to win a Pulitzer Prize and is a best-selling co-author of “Half the Sky,” “Tightrope” and “A Path Appears” amongst other books. She also is one of a small handful of people who have worked at The New York Times both as an executive and journalist. Sheryl is a co-founder of FullSky Partners, a consulting firm focusing on double-bottom line ventures and was previously a VP at Goldman Sachs. In her inspirational best-selling book, “Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide” – written with her husband, Nicholas Kristof – WuDunn goes beyond simply exposing the devastating daily reality for so many of the world’s women, and uses the powerful book as a call to action for solutions. Thanks to the book’s popularity and global impact, it soon grew into a multi-platform digital media effort that now includes a highly popular documentary series on PBS, mobile games and an online social media game on Facebook. Sheryl has co-taught on China as part of a global affairs course at Yale University, and she frequently speaks about business and economic challenges facing China to a wide range of audiences. She discusses Chinese economic issues on major television and radio programs such as Bloomberg TV, Fox Business News and NPR. She also was an esteemed guest at President Obama’s State Dinner at the White House for Chinese President Hu Jintao. She was elected this year to the Harvard University Board of Overseers. She is also a former member of the Board of Trustees at Princeton and Cornell. WuDunn has a BA from Cornell, an MPA from Princeton and an MBA from Harvard Business School. She also helps run Kristof Farms, a vineyard and cider apple orchard in Oregon. Join us as Sheryl WuDunn demonstrates ways in which we can all take steps, both large and small, to impact our world for good. And as we celebrate our second year together, remember that every small kindness has the potential to create a Crazy Amazing Human experience, one person at a time. You have the power to create that every day because you are Crazy Amazing! And we, at Crazy Amazing Humans, are in your corner, we’re rooting for you, and really appreciate you as part of our community.
46 minutes | Feb 14, 2022
EP 25: Inspiring Solutions for Families Experiencing Homelessness: Christine Mirasy-Glasco and the Uplifting Upward Bound House
There is not one human being who feels happy when they see another human being living on the street– it’s safe to say that we all agree homelessness is something everyone cares about and no one is for. If you’ve ever been moved with compassion for families with children experiencing homelessness and wondered what can be done, then this inspiring episode is for you! Join us as we speak with positive and innovative Christine Mirasy-Glasco from Upward Bound House. She shares the successes they’ve seen at UBH as they address this issue in Los Angeles and remind us of our common humanity. UBH provides housing, training, and support, helping families get back on their feet and become self-sufficient. Going beyond physical needs, they address psychological issues such as PTSD from being on the street and the like with love and care. These efforts result in families feeling more stable and hopeful for their futures, many times breaking the cycle of what brought them to homelessness in the first place. Ally Piddock also joins us to highlight Home Run For Kids, their hugely successful, collaborative fundraiser that brings together the entire community.
42 minutes | Jan 23, 2022
EP 24: Sister Rose Pacatte: A Crazy Amazing Nun Embracing Humanity at the Crossroads of Media and the Margins
If you love movies, want a deeper understanding of media - and have a cool Catholic nun explain it all - then this episode is for you! Sister Rose Pacatte, founder of the Pauline Center for Media Studies, opens our eyes to seeing our favorite media in a new light! She is an award-winning author, film journalist, well-regarded film reviewer and a “tomatometer-approved critic” on Rotten Tomatoes. Featured on Turner Classic Movies, Sister Rose shares what’s hot and what’s not with the Academy Awards and beyond! Sister Rose explores the crossroads of media literacy, humanity, and several controversial topics in this episode. Media literacy expert, Sister Rose, is a member of the Daughters of Saint Paul and founded the Pauline Center for Media Studies in Los Angeles. She is an award-winning film journalist and author/co-author of 15 titles on film, film and Scripture, and media literacy education. Some of her books include Martin Sheen: Pilgrim on the Way and Lights, Camera, Faith!: A Movie Lectionary Guide to Scripture. Her educational journey is impressive. Sister Rose earned a Master of Education in media studies from the University of London’s Institute of Education and a doctorate in ministry from the Graduate Theological Foundation. Her doctoral project was an undergraduate film textbook entitled To Seek God's Face: Theological Approaches to Film. Sister Rose is a resident film critic for the St. Anthony Messenger and for the National Catholic Reporter. She reviews mainstream, independent, and faith-based titles. She also writes the blog “Sister Rose at the Movies” on the Patheos website. She has sat on ecumenical juries at the Berlin, Locarno, and Cannes film festivals, as well as on the SIGNIS independent jury in Venice. In 2015, she presented the inaugural “Redeemer” award at the Razzies parody award show. In 2016, Sister Rose hosted a series of classic films on Turner Classic Movies that were originally condemned by the National Legion of Decency. Remember to make listening to our podcast a “habit” (see what we did there?) by subscribing to our podcast and Instagram. Like, right now, do it! No, seriously, click on the link to subscribe–it’s free and it’s crazy amazing! And with every new subscription, an angel gets their wings! We really appreciate you, Crazy Amazing Humans, and we’re proud to call you part of our community. Remember that every small kindness has the potential to create a Crazy Amazing Human experience, one person at a time. We are in your corner, rooting for you and think YOU are Crazy Amazing, too!
42 minutes | Nov 14, 2021
EP 23: Mallika Chopra: How to Keep It Together by Living with Intent This Holiday Season and Beyond!
Have you ever felt frazzled, overwhelmed, and just plain tired from all the things you juggle in your life? If so, then we think you are going to love this episode! Our guest is an expert in this arena, Mallika Chopra--mom, media entrepreneur, author and public speaker. Listen as we discuss her book “Living with Intent” and apply it to taking on any social situation and/or gathering this holiday season and beyond with grace and calm. Mallika, daughter of Deepak Chopra, even leads us on an impactful and centering guided-meditation that you don’t want to miss. Her wit, insights and authenticity makes what she shares extremely helpful, inspiring and fun! You don’t want to miss what Mallika has to say in this episode; from the numerous books she has written such as Living With Intent: My Somewhat Messy Journey to Purpose, Peace and Joy, and her charming children’s books Just Breathe, Just Be You, and My Body Is A Rainbow to her expertise in all things mindfulness and meditation. she is a fountain of insight when it comes to discovering purpose, peace, balance and joy in your life. Mallika unpacks her four main principles from her book and helps us answer the questions “Who Am I?”, “What Do I Want?”, “How Can I Serve?” and “What Am I Grateful For?” Also, since we thought you may be attending some upcoming holiday gatherings with family, which can be challenging even in the best of times, we apply her principles to equip you to be able to be intentional and mindful and to help steer the overall experience to make sure it can be a positive one for you and your families. We can let life come at us and just react to what comes our way or we can be intentional and mindful with a purpose on how we enter gatherings of any kind, holiday or otherwise. So as a reminder let’s do what's best for us and others by entering our upcoming social situations with mindfulness, being thankful, and be in the moment. Thanks so much, Crazy Amazing Humans, we think you are awesome!
37 minutes | Sep 19, 2021
EP 22: The Farmlink Project - Combating Hunger & Harvesting Hope: Four Young Men, One Growing Community
Meet James Kanoff, Ben Collier, Will Collier and Aidan Reilly. Learn how they created The Farmlink Project to combat hunger and heal the planet by linking farmers to food banks. The nonprofit, grassroots organization run by 250 volunteers, was just awarded the 2021 Congressional Medal of Honor Service Award. Due to the effects of COVID-19, over 54 million people were experiencing food insecurity. At the same time, the four founders read an article in the New York Times and learned that fresh food was going to waste on farms and food banks were running on empty, so they decided to do something about it. The Farmlink Project connects farms that have a surplus of fresh, nutritious produce to communities in need with the added bonus of decreasing greenhouse gas emissions! Hear how they are addressing challenges of food waste, food insecurity and the environment--incredibly inspiring. As seen on Today Show, CNBC, Washington Post and more.
56 minutes | Jul 16, 2021
EP 21: Lauren Rashap: Living Healthy and It Feels So Good!
Are you ready to live a happier, healthier and more vibrant life? Then this episode is for you! We’re talking with health guru and certified clinical nutritionist Lauren Rashap of Lauren Living Healthy who shares her invaluable wisdom, knowledge and advice on how to help us achieve our health goals through her unique, organic and holistic approach to wellness and integrative nutrition. With over 20 years of applied study and experience, Lauren Rashap is a certified clinical nutritionist who has health and wellness written in her DNA. As the third generation in her family to study, practice and teach the art of longevity, Lauren helps clients all over the globe lead healthier lives and now she’s sharing her insights and easily accessible advice with the Crazy Amazing Humans community, too! Listen as Lauren teaches us how to “hijack our genes” so that we can fit in our jeans -- ha! In this episode Lauren motivates us with her fact-based advice and shares a myriad of optimal ways to boost health through the power of healthy foods. Learn surprising facts about PUFA’s, The Hateful Eight, TOFI and more. Don’t know what those are? Then definitely tune in, find out and get motivated!
60 minutes | Jun 15, 2021
EP 20: Dr. David Kuhl; Blueprint.ngo for Positive, Healthy and Authentic Masculinity
In honor of Father's Day, a moving, insightful conversation with Dr. David Kuhl who focuses on the health, integrity and well-being of men to create a more equitable, compassionate and sustainable world. David co-founded Blueprint.ngo that strives, through research, service and influence to impact society positively. Helping men to be more self-aware and integrate all aspects of themselves into their own unique authenticity, Blueprint is allied to all genders to positively influence the culture of men. Get informed and inspired as we hear how Dr. Kuhl and those at Blueprint have uncovered surprising insights about the impact of fathering and that of being fathered, discovering how fathers’ behaviors, values and norms affect their children and those around them for a lifetime.
44 minutes | May 12, 2021
Ep 19: Kristin MacDermott; Your Guide to Resilience and Emotional Intelligence
This podcast is all about you! We’re sharing our conversation with resilience and emotional intelligence expert Kristin MacDermott who says anyone can learn resilience, emotional intelligence and conflict management and she shows us how. She is the founder and President of the MacDermott Method, which provides resilience-based resources for individuals and organizations. She is a licensed marriage and family therapist with over a decade of research in resilience. Her resilience-training programs have been validated in four studies with researchers from the Duke Clinical Research Institute, Duke Cancer Institute and the National Institutes of Health. They have also been published in peer-reviewed journals, and her methodology has been shown to improve key mental health and resilience outcomes, including anxiety, depression, distress, conflict management and PTSD. We think you’ll agree she part of the Crazy Amazing Humans (CAH) tribe because she has taken her expertise and applied it to help others by designing resilience-training programs for some of the highest-performing people on the planet and beyond; including Navy SEALS, LAPD, schools, corporations, non-profits, and mentors who support at-risk kids. Kristin is the co-founder of Pathfinders, an Aspen-based nonprofit dedicated to improving the lives of people living with cancer as well as those experiencing grief. She also helped start Zero Hour Expeditions, a nonprofit that helps combat veterans reintegrate into civilian life and overcome the effects of PTSD by experiencing 30-day wilderness trips. Kristin is the author of It Takes Two Minutes to Shift Your Mindset and Build Resilience, a book that breaks resilience down into bite-size skills you can apply to your life immediately. She has recently launched two online courses for parents, one called Resilience-Based Parenting and the other called Parenting Through Divorce. She has a private practice in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida where she lives with her husband of 28 years and her three children. Tune in and have fun listening! Please feel free to share it with anyone you know who would benefit from this episode. Remember that every small kindness has the potential to create a Crazy Amazing Human experience, one person at a time. You have the power to create that every day. And we, at Crazy Amazing Humans, are in your corner, we’re rooting for you, and really appreciate you as part of our community and we think YOU are crazy amazing! Subscribe to Our Newsletter: https://bit.ly/3hGk32N Our Linktree: bit.ly/CAHLinktree Be Part of the Crazy Amazing Humans Community: Instagram: https://bit.ly/2Zkk06V Facebook: https://bit.ly/2ZpA2wq Website: https://bit.ly/2Zqypyi Twitter: https://bit.ly/2ZnCymMWebsite: http://www.katrinacarlson.com iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/katrina-carlson/3563718 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/katrina.carlson/
44 minutes | Mar 29, 2021
Ep 18: Bonnie Abaunza: The Wizardess of Oz; From the Academy Awards to Amnesty International to the United Nations
We are excited to introduce you to Bonnie Abaunza. Bonnie founded Artists for Amnesty at Amnesty International, led the Social Action arm of Participant Media for seven years, directed the philanthropic foundation for Oscar-winning composer Hans Zimmer and consulted for the United Nations’ International Labour Organization all before founding the Abaunza Group. Her social impact campaigns have raised awareness about critical issues including genocide with Hotel Rwanda and The Heart of Nuba campaigns, conflict diamonds with Blood Diamond, abuses by the food industry with Food, Inc., campus sexual assault awareness with the Lady Gaga song “Til It Happens To You” from The Hunting Ground as well many many others. Most recently Bonnie is spearheading an awareness campaign in relation to the Oscar-nominated film The Trial of the Chicago 7 for the 2021 Academy Awards. Bonnie Abaunza has dedicated her life to humanitarian work, human rights and social justice advocacy. She develops and executes campaigns to help films move the needle on critical social, political and cultural issues. Bonnie’s work has brought hard-hitting campaigns and major celebrity engagement to issues as diverse as child slavery, human trafficking, environmental justice, girls education and much more. From behind the scenes at the Academy Awards to Artists for Amnesty to consulting with the United Nations, Bonnie leverages the momentum created by things like films, music and more to make a huge impact in the world for good. Bonnie has been referred to as the “Wizardess of Oz” because when you pull back the curtain to many philanthropic efforts emanating from the entertainment community, she is moving the levers to make things happen. Tune in and listen and we think you’ll agree that Bonnie is definitely a crazy amazing human rights warrior! Please feel free to share Bonnie’s inspirational story with anyone you may know who could benefit from it. We want to thank you so much for being part of our community. We think YOU are crazy amazing! Never miss a future episode by clicking on this link: https://bit.ly/3hGk32N Be Part of the Crazy Amazing Humans Community: Instagram: https://bit.ly/2Zkk06V Facebook: https://bit.ly/2ZpA2wq Website: https://bit.ly/2Zqypyi
59 minutes | Feb 23, 2021
Ep 17: Leeza Gibbons & Wendy Marantz Levine: From Heartbreak To Hope - Leeza’s Care Connection & Beauty Bus!
Join us for an inspiring “two-fer” episode with Leeza Gibbons from Leeza’s Care Connection and Wendy Marantz Levine from Beauty Bus. Leeza Gibbons, Emmy-Award winning TV journalist and NY Times bestselling author and Wendy Levine, named one of 50 women who inspire and make an impact in Los Angeles by L.A. Magazine, share how their personal tragedies have fueled their commitment to reach out to others who are hurting. Both Leeza and Wendy, through their separate endeavors, provide free resources and guidance as they deliver loving-kindness and support to seriously ill patients and their caregivers. Leeza and Wendy’s powerful stories transform pain into purpose and show how their personal tragedies have fueled their commitment to reach out to others who are hurting. In Leeza’s case, it was when she was hosting the television show “Extra” and her mother was diagnosed with Alzhiemer’s disease. And for Wendy Levine, it was when she was Director of Litigation spearheading the international Holocaust Services Justice Network at Bet Tzedek where they provide free legal services for Holocaust survivors and her sister was diagnosed with a rare form of ALS. Both Leeza and Wendy, through their separate organizations, provide guidance and resources that you will find extremely helpful. We hope that you will then take this information and share it generously with anyone you know who could benefit from it...it could even be you! If you know of someone who could benefit from these organizations, please share their websites www.leezascareconnection.org and www.beautybus.org
60 minutes | Jan 25, 2021
Ep 16: Americans Reaching For Hope with Nicholas Kristof
Join us for our first anniversary episode with Nicholas Kristof, two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist with the New York Times, best-selling author and a regular CNN contributor. We share an insightful and intelligent conversation about various subjects of his columns such as Darfur, The Heart of Nuba in Sudan, the Kevin Cooper story and current political and economic factors. Learn about Kristof’s passions, motivations and renowned “Annual Gift Giving Guide” that raised more than $9.3 million for underserved people in 2020.
29 minutes | Dec 21, 2020
Ep 15: Live Music with Kat & JD; Year-End Wrap Up!
Listen as our co-hosts wrap up 2020 and give you some ideas to hold on to as we move into 2021--mindfulness, gratitude, forgiveness, & self-care. LIVE from the studio, Katrina (guitar, vocals) and Jefferson (keyboards, vocals) dedicate the gift of live music to YOU as a way to express their gratitude to the Crazy Amazing Humans community. Their original songs “You are Christmas” and “End of December” will get you in the holiday spirit. Let's take the lessons we’ve learned and make 2021 as Crazy Amazing as we can!
42 minutes | Dec 7, 2020
Ep 14: Calling All Braver Angels with Randy Lioz
Randy Lioz of Braver Angels ignites a conversation to help us and all Americans understand each other beyond stereotypes, form community alliances, and reduce the discord that can poison our civic culture. Listen to Randy’s story and how in discovering Braver Angels he found a way to fulfill his passion to build bridges between conflicting viewpoints. Braver Angels sponsors workshops where people from differing political opinions come together, hear each other out, build bridges between each other and ultimately foster a sense of understanding and respect. Learn how to start off by deciding to listen and then trying to understand the other person’s perspective. See how you don’t need to try to change them. You may find, like many others, that there is some common ground to build on.
49 minutes | Nov 10, 2020
Ep 13: Veterans Day Special Honoring Those Who Serve with Jeff Werner & Mark Stillion
In this Veterans Day special hear a powerful conversation with award-winning filmmaker Jeff Werner about his timely documentary “Those Who Serve.” The film follows three American soldiers suffering from Post Traumatic Stress (also known as PTSD), with no previous criminal history, who now find themselves in serious trouble with the law once back from fighting overseas. Join us as we speak with Werner about this challenging issue facing many of our military veterans. Also meet veteran Mark Stillion, one of the subjects in the film, and hear about both his struggles and successes as he fights another valiant fight - this time one that he must engage in within himself.
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