55 minutes | Nov 13, 2017
Reclaiming Your Power and Rebalancing Your Life
Are you unconsciously giving your power away? Are you giving and giving not realizing you are putting yourself in a position where you are not where you want to be? Those who are natural caregivers tend to give away so much of themselves they forget they have their own desires and needs. It isn't until their own vessels are empty and they realize how dissatisfied, tired disempowered or stressed they have become. In order to reclaim our power we need to understand what triggers us to give it away. Is it because we want to be seen as caring, adequate, responsible, competent or even perfect? Is it because we are afraid of being alone, criticized, or verbally attacked? In order to take back our power we need to stop thinking we can control negative circumstances or negative responses by others by handing our power over to someone else. If we continually give our power away eventually we feel we have lost control of our own lives.
54 minutes | Nov 6, 2017
A Trailblazer in Women's Sports and Equal Rights
Shannon Miller found a love for hockey as a young girl watching NHL in her Canadian family home. She went on to be the winningest coach in NCAA as the head coach for University Minnesota-Duluth women’s hockey team. She also was the first female head hockey coach in the Olympics bringing home the silver medal in women’s hockey. During Shannon’s hockey career she faced discrimination for being a female playing and coaching sports as well as being openly gay. She was attacked from insiders and outsiders but kept her eye on the puck and her focus on her team’s goals. As she climbed up the coaching ranks things got more difficult for Shannon as the higher one climbs the more vulnerable she was to personal attacks to her reputation. Shannon also was a strong advocate for equality, funding and pay in women’s sports which also made her a target to bring down. Shannon was let go despite her enormous success, bringing into question the real reason for her dismissal.
55 minutes | Oct 30, 2017
Resilience: The Role Meaningful Relationships Play
Stress from an event or life situation that disrupts a child’s sense of security can have a negative impact on his or her emotional and mental development and well-being. Positive relationships can be a contributing protective factor that offsets environmental stress for children this includes relationships outside of the family model. Resilience is one’s capacity to cope with or recover from extreme stress, trauma and maltreatment. It is an important element to cope with adversity, adapt to stressful situations and reach one’s full potential. Although an individual’s traits have some correlation in their ability to deal with hardships and adversity having nurturing, supportive and committed people in one’s life can make all the difference. Ken Wynes, Treena’s husband, had experienced a major life disruption at three years old when his father shot and killed his mother. He will speak on how this greatly affected his life and what he believes helped him through.
52 minutes | Oct 23, 2017
Parent Alienation Is More Than High Conflict Divorce
When a marriage falls apart and the couple separates the child or children's wellbeing should be at the forefront of both parents. We have all heard of volatile or high conflict divorces where children are caught in the middle becoming the true casualties of divorce. Many times parents cannot agree with joint custody or shared parenting. Parenting experts would agree that it is beneficial that the child or children have a positive relationship with both parents. Shared parenting or regular visitation schedules are helpful in maintaining a parent-child bond. What if one parent turns the child or children against the other parent? If there is no intervention then the child-parent relationship with the targeted parent will eventually be severed and estranged. What can the alienated parent do to remain in his or hers child's life? What methods of intervention can be put in place if the obsessive parent seems to have all the control? Learn about parental alienation syndrome.
54 minutes | Oct 16, 2017
Life After Retirement - A Treat or Travesty
Most of us are looking forward to our retirement daydreaming in our cubicles about all the free time we will have to do the things we never had time to do. However when the day comes to pack up your office you wonder what you are going to do with all your free time. Those 40 hours or more a week, that are no longer taken up, will need to filled with something that inspires and motivates you. Retirement is a major transition socially and emotionally. After retirement you will have more than 5000 waking hours every year, or more than 130,000 hours in the next twenty-five years, waiting to be filled with interesting, meaningful and enjoyable activities. How to emotionally plan for that time is often the missing piece of the retirement planning puzzle. What do yo really want? What will you miss? Have you honestly communicated your ideas to your family? these are some of the discussions we will be covering on the show.
55 minutes | Oct 9, 2017
Epilepsy Stole My Life And Gave Me Purpose
Epilepsy is a disability that greatly affects emotional, social and physical development. It always causes the child and parents to live in constant fear of the “next one”. Just Like the Lotus is a biography of 18 year old, Chiara Sparks, living with a disorder that hijacked her entire adolescence. Suffering several seizures a day she was unable to live a normal teen life. Her social and school life always involved having protective measures in place which made her feel different from her peers. Just Like the Lotus is a first-hand real and raw narrative of her experiences as she has struggled through the last six years of living with epilepsy. The book also contains accounts from her mother’s perspective as it also greatly impacted her life as well. Chiara weaves poetry and prose together to share her deepest thoughts about how epilepsy has changed her life and how hope was the only string she had to grasp onto.
57 minutes | Oct 2, 2017
Managing The Cancer But Still Living Our Lives
A cancer diagnosis can be devastating as it comes with many harsh uncertainties. You know your health should be top priority but with medical bills and costs piling up self-care sometimes takes a back seat. All the demands and worries can put stress on every part of your being. You wonder what your life will look like in a month, six months or next year. As scary and exhausting as it can be, cancer can be a time of awakening. Cancer can shake you up and demand you to take notice of things you have been putting off or ignoring. There may be areas in your life that need reassessing or resetting. A health crisis can bring forward losses but it may also bring a new focus on what is really important in your life.
55 minutes | Sep 25, 2017
You are Not Alone: Grieving Your Baby Loss
The death of your baby is not something that is viewed as a sad thing happened. It is a major loss and greatly impacted your life. Your baby was a much-wanted child who was already loved unconditionally by you. You had plans, dreams and hopes for your child. Losing a baby due to miscarriage, stillbirth or neonatal death is a traumatic experience for the mother carrying the child but also a great loss for the other parent. It is often the parents that lean on each other for comfort and healing. Dealing with this loss can be a lonely and intensely emotional experience and support may not always be sought out or even worse not available. Empty Arms was organized because the people in the community recognized the lack of support for parents who lost their babies and were left struggling on their own. This show is a space where you can find comfort knowing you are not alone.
57 minutes | Sep 18, 2017
Death:From Shock, Fear and Devastation to Hope, Peace and Purpose
Death for all of us is inevitable, unavoidable and the natural process of our life cycle. The thought of it can still be terrifying especially when we think of losing our loved ones. Eventually we all lose someone we love dearly and desperately seek comfort in our grief. There are many who are faced with a terminal diagnosis forcing them to confront their fear of death and mortality. Comfort and meaning is sought. How we view death or the after-life whether it is through our own wishful thinking or religion inclines us towards peace and acceptance. Religion offers the hope for some form of existence beyond our human life. For others view it from a purely scientific basis that we cease to exist. Then there are many who are caught between the two beliefs and struggling to come to a conclusion of what comes after death. How one reconciles with the loss of a loved one or their own terminal diagnosis often leads to more meaning and purpose of life.
55 minutes | Sep 11, 2017
What Are You Focusing Your Magnifying Glass On?
Do you know someone who needs to turn their self-limiting and self-defeating ways around? Do you have a workplace that has a few staff members who bring the energy down with their misguided or negative thoughts or talk? Do you know someone who walks around grumbling at and about everything and everyone? We all do and some days it can be us! This show is for those who need to be enlightened or could use a little refresher on how to focus on the 90 percent. Darci Lang travels North America to teach people one simple trick - to change the view of your life. The message is simple; you have a choice when it comes to your attitude both professionally and personally. Gratitude is the attitude and where we focus our magnifying glass on makes all the difference. The ripple effect of our attitude also hits others around us. We either draw people to us or away from us including our loved ones. After this show you will start recognizing all the wonderful and beautiful aspects of your life.
57 minutes | Aug 28, 2017
Seeing Life Through A New Lens
Martine Sansoucy had lost her job due to getting sick from the second-hand smoke she was breathing in day after day at her job working in a bar. She was pregnant with her first child and ended up being diagnosed with preeclampsia. She was no longer able to work and ended up on welfare. Not long before she became pregnant she lost the love of her life and best friend when he was murdered at a house party. She felt lost, depressed and hopeless over her life situation. Fortunately it was her passion and interest in photography that kept her engaged in the world. She didn't own a good camera but made it her goal to one day possess one in hopes of teaching herself the art of photography. Even though her own life seemed grey, blurred and murky she had an eye for beauty and a unique way of seeing the world. She was a visual storyteller. Today she is an award-winning published photographer who is highly sought out and travelling internationally to photograph models and weddings.
59 minutes | Aug 21, 2017
Your Intuition Is Your Guide To Endless Possibilities
Jodie Rollins, an international psychic and medium, applies intuition training, law of attraction techniques with her life coaching clients. Her psychic abilities add an additional level to her coaching practice as she uses spiritual tools, guides and passed loved ones to see beyond than the physical world. She is also able to see through the screens most of us put up to mask things we want to cover up, avoid or deny exists within us. As uncomfortable as it may be to confront the walls we have built around ourselves (that we think are protecting us) it is necessary in order for one to be living his or her authentic life. Jodie can also see energy blockages keeping her clients stuck in ruts or in a toxic frame of mind preventing them to achieve the outcomes they want. Jodie believes everyone has their own personal powers and gifts and uses her special abilities to help others uncover and discover theirs.
55 minutes | Aug 14, 2017
When Starting Over Becomes Starting From Scratch
Sara Wheelright was willing to start a new life in a new country when her common-law had found more employment opportunities in Canada. She was leaving a successful career, family and her close friends. Sara had always been a risk-taker and adventurous by nature so making the choice was not as scary but it did involve starting over in her career and making new friends. It was not long when she arrived in Canada she had a high-risk pregnancy with twins and her marriage was falling apart. She discovered new revelations about her relationship that made it impossible to save especially with two new-born twins and a young son. She had to really start over with no support system, little financial resources and no home. She had to start from scratch. You will hear from our guest, Sara, how she brought all her past experiences, failures, successes and every life and career lesson rebuilding her life to what it is today. A successful business owner and independent mother of three.