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28 minutes | 6 hours ago
Doing The Relationship Work
There are few things that put a strain on all relationships like a global pandemic. Many relationships, romantic or otherwise, are in crisis but it is possible to save them by "doing the relationship work." But what does that mean exactly? Dana and guests explore the effort and tools that it takes to both maintain a relationship and start anew if it can't be saved in this time of COVID-19. Guests on the Show Kate Anthony - Divorce and Discernment Coach, "The Divorce Survival Guide" Susan Guthrie - Founder and Principal, Divorice in a Better Way, Inc. Jodi R. Metcalf, MS, LMFT - Clinical Director, Grow Wellness Group Lindsay Stella - Partner, Mirabella, Kincaid, Frederick & Mirabella, LLC. Benjamin Heldfond - Co-Author, "Our Happy Divorce" "There are many relationship that I'm seeing out there where they don't have the skills to work on relationships and then all of a sudden COVID hits and it's just one thing after another," said Guthrie. Anthony added that for many couples, therapy can help them communicate when tackling problems that COVID has brought to the forefront. "If it's an otherwise healthy relationship, that stuff will be worked out through communication," she said. The pandemic has removed many ways people have relieved stress - nights out with friends and sporting events for example - leaving us more time to pause and reflect. "When all of that is stripped away, people are really aware of the actual state of their relationship," said Metcalf. "Can we adjust to that or fix this so that we are functioning on a better level?" About Dana Dana Davenport is a Naperville resident who is passionate about life. Originally from the northern suburbs of Chicago, she is now a Naperville resident and a graduate of Spelman College and the University of Chicago Law School. An attorney and mother, Dana divorced in 2015, unleashing a new lease on life. She has a live radio show on intellectualradio.com on Wednesdays at 9pm and is excited to bring that show to television audiences on Naperville Community Television each month. Previously, Dana has appeared on “He Said She Said” with Wanda Bee, “The Drive at 5” with Roman, and “Jaw Jackin” with Bob and T.C., and she was a relationship advisor on the “Gift of Gab Show” with Gabby Smith.
26 minutes | 4 days ago
Spotlight on Metropolitan Family Services, The Conservation Foundation, and Project HELP Program
Hosted by Jane Wernette, the latest episode of Spotlight features: 1) Melanie MacBride, Managing Attorney of Metropolitan Family Services 2) Jim Kleinwachter, Conservation@Home Program Manager of The Conservation Foundation 3) Peggy McGuire, Dir. of Child & Family Development of YWCA Metropolitan Chicago’s Project HELP Program
27 minutes | 21 days ago
Spotlight on SCORE Fox Valley, Alive Center, and National Charity League of Greater Naperville
Hosted by Jane Wernette, the latest episode of Spotlight features: 1) John Panarese, Area Director of SCORE Fox Valley 2) Kandice Henning, Founder and CEO of Alive Center 3) Mina Flannery, President of National Charity League of Greater Naperville
22 minutes | a month ago
Health and Fitness
Health and fitness are things many of us may take for granted at times but as host Dana Michelle says to open the show, "there's nothing like a pandemic to remind us all to prioritize our health." Dana has jumpstarted her own journey to a healthier, more fit lifestyle by joining the UFC Gym in Naperville. In this episode, she meets with owners of the gym Ricard Lamas and Matt Kuschert to talk about how their experience with mixed martial arts (MMA) lead them to open the local facility. "Me being a fighter, I can't fight til I'm 65 , though I'd like to if I could. Father time just won't allow that to happen," says Lamas. "The next step is using the brand recognition that I've created and the sport of MMA and transfer that into a business that can help sustain my family and Matt's family from here on out."
57 minutes | a month ago
Impact of COVID-19 on Employment, Food and Housing Hardships
Hosted by Jane Wernette, the latest episode of Spotlight features: 1) Kimberly White, Executive Director | Career & Networking Center 2) Nancy Wiersum, Executive Vice President, Advancement | Loaves & Fishes Community Services 3) April Redzic, President & CEO | DuPagePads On this episode of Spotlight we’re talking about how the ongoing pandemic is impacting Food, Housing, and Employment Hardships right here in Naperville.
25 minutes | a month ago
Best Year-End Strategies for Your Business
Hosted by Liz Spencer, this episode of Business Connection features Sachin Gandhi with BG Advisors CPA, Gabriel Chavez a Private Wealth Advisor with NorthStar Wealth Group, and Ian Holzhauer, Partner at Nagle, Obarski & Holzhauer P.C.
29 minutes | 2 months ago
Spotlight On Naperville Hurling & Camogie Club, DuPage Symphony Orchestra, and NAMI DuPage
Hosted by Jane Wernette, the latest episode of Spotlight features: 1) Cristin Taylor, Public Relations Officer of the Naperville Hurling & Camogie Club 2) Kristin Chmiel, Executive Director of the DuPage Symphony Orchestra 3) Geri Kerger, Executive Director of NAMI DuPage
56 minutes | 2 months ago
Finding Common Ground During the Holidays
Finding common ground during the holidays is more important than ever. Because the holidays arrive after a contentious election, and schools debating their status during the pandemic, and COVID-19 positivity rates on the rise, people are even more on edge. On this episode, Rebecca and Dana discuss the best way to navigate the holidays while maintaining your mental health. Therapist Lisa Pishas suggests, “Maybe this is the year where we can think about ‘good enough.’ Maybe we don’t look at Pinterest this year to make the perfect craft or meal. Maybe we stay away from things like that… “ Because both in-person and virtual gatherings can be stressful, Dilara Sayeed suggests stepping back. “My sister and I are planning a family event,” said Sayeed. “And started with stopping for a moment and not starting the planning. Let’s start with what do we feel comfortable with? We haven’t seen one another for a while. We don’t even know what’s typical in our lives right now. What do we feel comfortable with?” Open Our Ears And Listen Can we find common ground during the holidays in our own homes? And can we ever find common ground when discussing the state of our community? And when it comes to politics–on the local level or the national level–is it better to simply step away in an act of self-preservation? Or do we confront our worries and stand strong in our beliefs? Reverend Mark Winters thinks we may be going into these situations with the wrong idea: ‘The purpose of dialogue is not agreement. It’s understanding,” says Winters. “What I see happen is folks get dug on a particular issue and their mouth opens and their ears close, and we need to do the opposite. We need to open our ears and listen for understanding we may not always agree with each other on something. That’s OK.” Guests on the Show Joshua Bedwell – Partner at Mirabella, Kincaid, Frederick & Mirabella Karli Johnson – Founder Stories Speak Education Venu Gupta – Director of Development, Midwest at Mother Jones Lisa Pisha, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and founder of Grow Therapy Boutique Dilara Sayeed – Illinois Muslim Civic Coalition Reverend Mark Winters, Pastor at First Congregational United Church of Christ of Naperville About the Show Finding Common Ground focuses on important current events and how they impact our diverse population. We are many voices of one community, often with strong opinions on every side of an issue. Here, through courageous conversation, and in the interest of discovering collaborative solutions, we hope to find our common ground. Guests and viewers are invited to acknowledge the four agreements to courageous conversations: Stay Engaged Speak Your Truth Experience Discomfort Expect and Accept Non-Closure
48 minutes | 2 months ago
COVID-19’s Impact on Mental Health
Hosted by Jane Wernette, the latest episode of Spotlight features: 1) Judie Caribeaux, CEO of 360 Youth Services 2) Jenny Dawley, Naperville Township representative to the Naperville-Lisle Triad 3) Dr. Scott Mitchell, President & CEO of SamaraCare Counseling
28 minutes | 2 months ago
Nothing brings people together like grief, whether that's over a diagnosis of a serious illness, the loss of a job or the loss of a loved on. As human beings we all share in that experience throughout our lives. But now in the midst of a pandemic, we are forced to grieve differently than we are used to, often without the close comfort of our support systems. "2020 was a tough year as well all at a minimum have been grieving life the way that it used to be," said host Dana Davenport. "The holidays this year will be especially though as we grapple with our first season of loss and change that all of 2020 has brought us." Guests on this show discuss their own experience with grief after losing loved ones to cancer, as well as expertise on managing grief, how grief is related to but different than sadness and anxiety, and the importance of having or building a support system to help through the grieving process.
30 minutes | 3 months ago
Women in Business
Women in business is always an important topic of discussion, but the COVID-19 pandemic has changed business of all kinds so much, how has it affected women striving to achieve in the business world?
29 minutes | 3 months ago
Wedding Planning During a Pandemic
On this episode of The Mom’s Network Dr. Cathy Subber and the Moms talk about wedding planning, the ups, downs, and COVID 19 pandemic.
32 minutes | 3 months ago
Hosted by Jane Wernette, the latest episode of Spotlight features: 1) Naperville Noon Lions Club 2) The Naperville Men's Glee Club 3) Lizzy's Fund
32 minutes | 3 months ago
Hosted by Jane Wernette, the latest episode of Spotlight features: 1) Inside Out Club DuPage 2) Riverwalk Commission 3) Edward Foundation
30 minutes | 3 months ago
When Women Empower Each Other
Women supporting women - is there enough of that in this world? Host Dana Michelle discusses the amazing things that can happen when women empower each other but also the obstacles that can get in the way of that happening. "While men automatically look for connections and similarities, women too often pick each other part and they tear each other down," she says. "But great things happen when women come together."
54 minutes | 3 months ago
It’s Election 2020 and this episode of Finding Common Ground discusses national politics with local politicians.
30 minutes | 4 months ago
On this episode of The Mom's Network Dr. Cathy Subber and the moms talk about blended families, and how everyone has a family culture that is completely their own.
27 minutes | 4 months ago
How Graduated Income Tax Can Affect Business
Graduated Income Tax: What is it, and how does it affect business?
29 minutes | 4 months ago
Hosted by Jane Wernette, the latest episode of Spotlight features: 1) Naperville Garden Club 2) Our Children's Homestead 3)League of Women Voters of Naperville
47 minutes | 4 months ago
Reopening Naperville's Businesses: Too Soon or Too Late?
In this episode of Finding Common Ground, the group discusses the reopening of Naperville.
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