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51 minutes | Sep 15, 2021
TALL TAILS Ep. 28 - A Heart to Care
MEET my friend, Rebecca Wilcox! We had such an amazing time chatting about our pets, her life in Arkansas and I can't wait for you to listen in!WHO IS REBECCA C. WILCOX?Apart from having loved and cared for 24 dogs and cats (not all her own even!) in her lifetime AND caught and released 22 raccoons in her home state. Rebecca graduated from the University of Arkansas and is coaching certified from Life on Fire Academy. She has been married 23 years to her best friend, and they have four children. She is also the proud “Nonna” to six grandchildren who light up her life! LISTEN IN AS WE TALK ABOUT:Her calling as a Motivational Life Coach for women navigating challenging life pathsHer first petA love for dogs and cats alikeHer open-door (Lol!) policy for cats when she owned a feed storeThe positive impact pets have on humans struggling with lonelinessHer daughter's dog Mischa and his allergic reaction to New YorkThe end-of-life journey for her treasured pets...and so much more!MORE ABOUT REBECCA:Rebecca C. Wilcox is a Motivational Life Coach for faith-filled women who are undergoing significant changes. She offers tools and strategies to support her clients in stepping into their new chapter with clarity and confidence. Rebecca has coached women through life transitions such as divorce, career changes, moves, retirement, and more. Rebecca understands about making difficult decisions for which there’s no clear or easy path. She specializes in coaching her clients to clarify their dreams, desires, goals, values, and priorities. Through her coaching, these women become more authentic, and achieving at a level they never imagined possible!Rebecca has filmed over 200 #BeckyBite videos, been interviewed countless times in online communities and on podcasts, and been a speaker on Virtual Summits sharing her wisdom about consistent habits for empowered living.Rebecca is currently accepting coaching clients in her Courageous Living program. She can be reached via the contact form at: www.rebeccacwilcox.comADDITIONAL CONTACT Text COURAGE to (870) 617-0265 for access to Blog Posts, Videos, and her 50-Page pdf for Radical ShiftsThank you for listening.!We'd love you to SUBSCRIBE, SHARE and give us a RATING and REVIEW. Your support in this way will help us reach more people and spread the message globally of love and humane treatment for animals!Much Love!
6 minutes | Jun 30, 2021
TALL TAILS Ep 27 - Hurricane Season-Prepping a Survival Kit for Your Pets
Hurricanes and other natural disasters wreak havoc in the lives of not just humans but animals. As these natural disasters become more devastating, countries around the world have recognized the importance of including pets in their disaster planning.Today, we share a few tips to help you keep your pets safe and give you a greater sense of calm to avoid panic in the event of a hurricane in your country.Stay well and thank you for listening!SOURCE - Page 23http://www.odpm.gov.tt/pdf/2021-ODPM-HURRICANE-PREPAREDNSS-GUIDE.pdf
27 minutes | Jun 16, 2021
Tall Tails Ep. 26- In Their DNA
Meet Chevonne Attale, a 28-year-old account manager at the startup design agency, Backyard Design in Trinidad & Tobago. She's also an avid animal lover although she's never been able to have pets of her own because sadly, she's never lived in a pet-friendly residential townhome. The closest Chevonne ever gets to enjoy the company of a pet is when she's dog-sitting for her friends, which she does very eagerly and willingly. Recently, Chevonne and her sister, who is an even more avid animal lover, rescued a cat they named Chance. Chevonne's admiration for her sister is evident, as she recounts that her sister is always saving an animal somewhere in the country, and consequently, has 6 cats and 18 dogs. Today, we talk about the series of events that led to Chance's heartwarming rescue and the impact that one decision can make in the life of another sentient being and on the heart of this young animal champion and advocate for the environment! LEARN ABOUT BARNYARD DESIGNS ATINSTAGRAM - https://www.instagram.com/backyarddesigncompany/?hl=enWEBSITE - https://www.backyarddesignco.com/
50 minutes | Jun 9, 2021
Tall Tails Ep. 25-For the Love of Life
Meet Dr. Asha Moosai, a vivacious, passionate, yet purposeful young woman on a mission to implement Trap Neuter Release (TNR) practices in her home country of Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados and the wider Caribbean.Like so many animal love stories, Asha's began with a not-so-chance encounter with her now 4-year old Lilo one late rainy evening after a long day of studies, while she was yet a medical student in Barbados. What began as an act of kindness with a clear plan to turn him over to the Barbados RSPCA the next day, has become an enduring love story and the catalyst for Asha's NGO, For the Love of Life, that serves to rescue and rehabilitate cats. Asha truly is a force of nature, willing to take on any challenge when it's related to rescuing and advocating for cats. Her life has become a testimony to the human/animal connection and how it can unlock the innate desire to serve animals with one's life. Her passion for felines has taken her further than even she imagined and besides her NGO and busy days as a doctor, she is also the proud mom of 5 kitties. Four years after that not-so-chance encounter with the sad, bedraggled Lilo in Barbados, Asha has added Leia, Sage, Bim and Bam to her family. Not to be left out, her neighbour's cat, Boots is Asha's 'outside man', always eager to get close for loving and treats he really doesn't need. Who'll join her family next is left to be seen, but what's very clear is that this young lady has found her calling and is set to make it happen!LEARN MORE ABOUT AND SUPPORTFor the Love of Life NGO - https://www.facebook.com/fortheloveoflifettRemember...Support doesn't necessarily mean money. It can be for locals, the gift of your time.We so appreciate your investment of time in listening to our stories and learning more about our incredible guests.PLEASE SUBSCRIBE and LEAVE US A REVIEW...we'd love to hear from you!Much love!
51 minutes | Jun 2, 2021
TALL TAILS-Ep. 24 - Cause An Effect
Laura Escayg is one half of the powerhouse husband and wife team that founded Cause An Effect, a Trinidad & Tobago Non-Governmental Organization (not for profit) that was birthed out of their desire to provide over the long-term, a progressive living-assisted arrangement for their 17-year-old son Isaiah, along with other young people living with severe disabilities.In this episode, singer/songwriter Laura Pierre-Escayg shares with us the evolution of her emotional and spiritual journey, grappling with her son's birth and severe intellectual challenges, ultimately coming to terms with the life God would have her live, and the people that she and her visionary husband Francis would positively impact over the years.But this wasn't always her life.Laura released her first album twenty years ago to audiences in the region and Europe. The impact of her music and style quickly garnered the attention of various international magazines to underground DJs to performance spaces including Decibel, Ms. T&T Universe and St. Lucia Jazz Festival.Gifts are bestowed with challenges and she has found a way to build a better world for her son with her voice through creative/multi - media activism as a Cause Ambassador and co-founder, along with her husband, Francis Escayg, of Cause An Effect Organisation. She is currently writing/co-producing and acting in Cause An Effect’s ABCs of Disabilities Autism educational series.LEARN MORE about the Not for Profit, Cause An Effect - https://www.facebook.com/cause.an.effectttContact Laura Pierre-Escayg - email@example.comWe appreciate the time you invest here with us and would love to receive your feedback on our show. LIKE, SUBSCRIBE and LEAVE US A REVIEW on Apple Podcast - https://podcasts.apple.com/tt/podcast/tall-tails/id1541980201Much love!
61 minutes | Mar 31, 2021
TALL TAILS Ep. 17 - All That Matters
MEET VICTORIA D. WALKER. As a Christian Author, Thought Coach, Podcaster, Entrepreneur, Director & Educator at Choose 2 Think Academy, Speaker & University Spanish Instructor with nearly 30 years of teaching & advising experience, Victoria's mission is to coach women how to live their best thought life and how to launch successful businesses. Her proven methods help the frazzled mom, the struggling wife, the overworked nana and the anxious single entrepreneur deal with toxic thoughts and thinking patterns in healthy, life-changing ways. Victoria's passions are God, family, traveling, and chasing Rico the MorKY, her blog mascot, around the beautiful town of Midway, Kentucky.On this episode we talk about:Victoria's early childhood and moving with her family to various states surrounding Kentucky as a result of her dad's successful sales career.OUR THOUGHTS MATTER: How (with God's help) she overcame depression in 2016 by using a proven strategy to take thoughts captive and to be transformed by the renewing of the mind--sounds lofty - but she has practical methods to help others, and discusses some of the brain science to back it all up. OUR WORDS MATTER: There is life and death in the power of the tongue. Victoria shares her passion for helping others become more deliberate in how they express themselves and communicate with others.OUR HEALTH MATTERS: The brain/gut connection, and how we can improve brain health through diet. The foods we eat may be affecting our moods and emotions more than we think.OUR MINDSETS MATTER: Developing and fostering the mindsets of expectancy and gratitude may be just what we need to start and finish each day with success and joy. Not only do the mindsets we adopt each day open the door to new possibilities, they also protect us from the otherwise harsh realities and trials we're bound to bump up against in our journey.ENTER RICO the MorKY! - She cites Proverbs 12:10, " A righteous man cares for the needs of his animal, but the kindest acts of the wicked are cruel. " as a tried and true measure for our humane actions toward the animals we have in our care. CONTACT INFOWEBSITE: https://www.victoriadwalker.com/EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.orgPHONE: 1.502.320.1067PODCASTCHOOSE 2 THINK PODCAST ON APPLE: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/choose-2-think/id1492352533CHOOSE 2 THINK PODCAST ON OTHER HOSTING APPS: https://anchor.fm/victoria-walkerSOCIAL MEDIA LINKSINSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/victoriadwalker/YOUTUBE CHANNEL: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCz8Z2B9TtXvWn0RKelVY5DQLINKED IN: https://www.linkedin.com/in/victoria-d-walker-09803564/TIKTOK: https://www.tiktok.com/@choose2think?lang=enTWITTER: https://twitter.com/Choose_2_ThinkCLUBHOUSE: @victoriadwalker Please join the club "I want what you have" (as in the kinda faith that is moving mountains!) OFFERS - CHOOSE 2 THINK ACADEMY: https://choose2think.teachable.com/p/homeCOACHING SERVICES: https://www.victoriadwalker.com/coaching.htmlCHOOSE 2 THINK MERCH: https://choose-2-think-merch-more.myteespring.co/?FREEBIES-ENJOY Victoria's signature freebie: THE ULTIMATE GRATITUDE GUIDE -https://mailchi.mp/212e3731644c/ultimategratitudeguide Inside you'll find practical tips, checklists, Scripture cards, bookmarks, templates, and so much more that will help pivot your mind in a healthy, new direction! No obligation. Ever. 100% free PDF download! (35 pp.)
36 minutes | Mar 10, 2021
TALL TAILS Ep. 15 - The Heart of a Volunteer
We've often heard that Volunteerism is part of the Canadian DNA. Well, SAMANTHA CANNON is truly a exemplary of that viewpoint. Sam is a passionate and seasoned campaigner in the animal rescue and therapy space in Ontario, Canada. With her animal family, Tilly the horse, a dog named Bear, and a few other small animal friends, this 19-year old volunteer powerhouse has racked up countless hours building a foundation of solid experience that ranges from TNR to office duties at one of her favourite animal rescue outfits and a vet's office! Sam is set to pursue a career in psychology which will go a long way in helping her educate individuals about the positive impact animals can have on their lives, especially through the healing process of animal facilitated therapy .On today's episode we talk about:Her childhood and life with a cacophony of pets.Samantha's deep connection to animals, how they supported her emotional development during her years of being bullied in public school."I'm an extrovert."Her first volunteer job as a 'cat cuddler'Circle Square Horse Ranch - Sam's first experience in supporting young people by teaching them to ride horses and the value that the exposure to horses brought to oftentimes traumatized youth.Socializing feral and challenging catsThe case for TNR (Trap, Neuter, Release)Barn cat colony rescuesHer diverse volunteer experiences from cat rescues to working in a vet's officeThe adventures of bathing 30 cats...scratches and all!Fostering catsSam encourages young people to volunteer. She talks about a willingness to invest time and the ease in which one can volunteer and make a difference in the lives of animals and by extension, communities A deeper dive into TNRGratitude to vets and the general cost of veterinary care in CanadaCaring for the safety and well-being of cats and other animals...the benefitsFeral cats and their human bonding once rehabilitated. Honouring FAWG Forest Therapeutic Farm - Animal facilitated therapy-what it IS and how it's used to support human healing.Sam shares about the power of a mentor and her decision to pursue a psychology degree as a powerful outcome.We share with Samantha the invaluable work of Healing with Horses, Tobago.Final thoughts from Samantha Cannon - ONE PERSON CAN DECIDE AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE LIKE/FOLLOW SAMANTHA - https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004166148294CIRCLE SQUARE HORSE RANCHLIKE/FOLLOW - https://www.facebook.com/CircleSquareRanchBCLLEARN MORE - https://www.csranchbigclearlake.ca/?fbclid=IwAR3AbDqb4SxHCXtQRptkNozTM7kqE8dxFOCA31L7u3XnsLYg40Sj9bjUsXEFAWG FOREST THERAPEUTIC FARM & COUNCELLING SERVICESLIKE/FOLLOW - https://www.facebook.com/fawgforest/LEARN MORE: https://fawgforest.com/HEALING WITH HORSES, TOBAGOLIKE/FOLLOW- https://www.facebook.com/HealingWithHorsesTobago/ LEARN MORE - http://www.healing-with-horses.org/ Our sincere apologies for some of the initial scratchy sound.***THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR LISTENING, SUBSCRIBING AND GIVING US YOUR VALUABLE REVIEWS!We really appreciate you!Much Love!!
25 minutes | Mar 3, 2021
Tall Tails Ep. 14 - A Princess Cooks up Healthy Feasts
Meet Ava Dorsey, the founder and CEO of Ava’s Pet Palace - a fun, health-focused pet treat company passionate about using organic and natural ingredients with no preservatives. With her pets Pumpkin, Lacy and family by her side, this 13- year-old entrepreneur is on a mission to educate pet owners about pet food and help them explore options that simultaneously promote animal health and taste-bud satisfaction. She now has customers in all 50 United States and Canada and has even shipped her treats to the UK and New Zealand! Ava is in the process of expanding her business and has launched an 'all or nothing' KICKSTARTER campaign.LEARN MORE/SUPPORThttps://www.kickstarter.com/projects/avaspetpalace/avas-salmon-chips-new-dog-treatIn this episode we talk about:Ava's early childhood and her introduction to pets...it all began with her dog named, Rock!The stories of her beloved kitty, Pumpkin and pup, Lacy's adoptions and how each of them came into Ava's lifeWhy Ava felt compelled to start her own line of organic dog and cat treatsHer inspiration for launching her own businessThe reaction of family members, friends at the time she launched and now with her brand's growing successThe adults Ava considers role models in the pet care and pet food spacesAva's advice to other young entrepreneurs who have a dream to do something out of the ordinarySome of the challenges she's experienced in growing Ava's Pet PalaceThe impact of building her business on Ava's childhood and now early teen years as it relates to her time, accessibility and other aspects of her life.Charities she's drawn to and her involvement with themCollege - thoughts on her possible directionAva's vision for Ava's Pet Care going forward and the Kickstarter campaign that will facilitate her business expansionAva's final nugget of advice - Follow your dream and passion!What started out as a little girl's passion for cooking up healthier, tastier organic treats for pets is quickly becoming a pet treat empire. Ava's BIG DREAM is to continue growing Ava's Pat Palace so that one day she can build a real palace as a sanctuary for animals and provide services that supports animals and humans.And wishes do come true!FOLLOW AVA'S PET PALACEINSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/avaspetpalace/?hl=enFACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/avaspetpalace
48 minutes | Feb 3, 2021
TALL TAILS Ep. 10 - A Committed Relationship
Meet Lara Quentrall-Thomas, Chairman of Regency Recruitment and Resources Limited and President of the Trinidad & Tobago Coalition of Services Industries. Lara serves as a Board member of Youth Business Trinidad & Tobago as well as the Rotary Club of Central Port of Spain. This dynamic businesswoman also invests her time supporting the Trinidad & Tobago SPCA and the Animal Welfare Network. Lara's name is synonymous with leadership but make no mistake, at home her rescue cat Bella is the Boss!It's official! Whenever two or more cat lovers get together you can bet the conversation will be laced with hilarious stories of their furry companions' antics and personalities! You'll certainly be entertained but most importantly inspired as you appreciate the depth of love and compassion Lara has not only for cats and all animals in fact, but how that compassion transcends to include all of the people and communities that she serves.REGENCY RECRUITMENT & RESOURCES LIMITEDLIKE/FOLLOW - https://www.facebook.com/RegencyRecruitmentandResourcesLtd/CONNECT WITH LARA QUENTRALL-THOMAS - https://www.linkedin.com/in/lara-quentrall-thomas-mba-a16ba15/PLEASE SUPPORT THROUGH YOUR DONATIONSANIMAL RESCUE NETWORK LIKE/FOLLOW - https://www.facebook.com/AnimalWelfareNetwork/LEARN MORE - https://animalwelfarenetwork.com/TRINIDAD & TOBAGO SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALSLIKE/FOLLOW - https://www.facebook.com/TTSPCA/LEARN MORE - https://ttspca.org/
45 minutes | Jan 27, 2021
TALL TAILS Ep. 9 - You've Got to Work for It
Meet Andrew Dhanoo, lecturer of Biochemistry at the University of the West Indies, Trinidad & Tobago and President of the Diabetes Association of Trinidad and Tobago. He is currently a doctorial candidate at the UWI St. Augustine Campus, pursuing a PhD in clinical biochemistry and diabetes research. Andrew has worked as a Research Associate/Project Coordinator on projects with Johns Hopkins University under the Trinidad and Tobago Heath Sciences Initiative (TTHSI). It would be accurate to say that Andrew is a super busy professional. However, it wasn't too long ago, in fact when Andrew was a child, that he was exposed to a wide variety of animals at home. As an adult however his hectic lifestyle left little room for a furry companion. Until...a decision to return to his family home in the early and uncertain days of the Covid19 pandemic and lockdown, a call from a friend to check out two cute kitties one evening and the fortuitous availability of a pet shop set the stage for the immediate arrival of a Persian Prince. ENTER WILLIE, who's made life a lot more relaxed and a whole lot more fun for this driven young man and his family. This adorable Persian is never far from the side of this loving human, Andrew!LIKE/FOLLOW Andrew S. Dhanoo - FACEBOOK - https://www.facebook.com/andrew.s.dhanooLIKE/FOLLOW The Diabetes Association of Trinidad & TobagoFACEBOOK -https://www.facebook.com/diabetestt/
34 minutes | Jan 20, 2021
TALL TAILS Ep. 8 - Ask the Animals
Meet Gloria Bradford, accomplished author of ten works of fiction, teacher and spiritual intercessor. She launched her fiction-writing coaching academy in 2020 to support aspiring authors whose greatest desire is to find their true voice and bring their unique stories to the world. While Gloria's experience with animals has been limited, she has been inspired with new knowledge which has found alignment with the eternal truths enshrined in the Bible.In this episode we talk about - The Great Escape - A strict and regimented religious home sets the stage for escaping to foreign lands, interesting experiences and people in Gloria's young mind.Freedom - There's so much to be said for following your heart, loving all life and discerning God's will for you. Gloria commits to breaking free of her restricted environment and makes her way to the USA to realize her dreamsAn Encounter with Jesus - Her personal encounter with God led her to the abundant life that she only dreamed of as a child and is evidence that He is able and always delivers if we are willing to ASK, LISTEN then FOLLOW His lead. The Determined Heart - Gloria's first book is a reflection of her own determination to carve a new path for her new life on her own termsMiracle of the Aborted Fetus - As a spiritual intercessor, Gloria's disturbing dream is the catalyst for deeper reflection. As she ponders its meaning, her enquiring heart receives direction from God.Love Returns at Christmas - A family secret, a young boy's unhappy, dormant life, an extroverted aunt arriving from Paris to restore Christmas cheer and a divine visitation by an angel set the stage for a transformative event in the lives of a family burdened by old thinking.The defining messages of Gloria Bradford - Prosperity, Wealth and Great Success; all can be experienced through the lives of her books' characters. Everything is PossibleForgiveness - The key to an unshackled lifeGod's Divine Plan; The Man/Animal Relationship - He brings the animals to be named by Adam . Remembering Lassie with Fondness - whether service animal or emotional support, this old television Pet Celebrity is one model for our desired relationship with animals.Prayer and Healing - Gloria's ability to heal pets through intercession.God-given Talents - Cats and dogs demonstrate the remarkable bonds they have with their humans that go beyond the ordinaryThe Advocate - With new eyes for the remarkable role that animals play in the lives of mankind, Gloria encourages love, kindness and caring for animals.NEW FOR 2021 - The Intercessor's Manual and The Life of AnimalsGloria has graciously gifted us with ten free promo codes for the audiobook of Love Returns At Christmas. Ten lucky listeners can redeemed them at the link below, "Please enjoy one free audio review copy of my latest book, Love Returns At Christmas, now available on Audible. Redeem the one-time use code below at https://www.audible.com/acx-promoB5ML76D8HWDGCBDA84WJFCSSFMCN8JW3T5T359UD97SE7T6AXHRX DBQDWGC65X2MH E56QTBH3YX425 EFJMQ6PTSDP8G FCNHUA73NH6P6 FUARAS29HD7B8 GGE6W49YP493AMuch Love, Gloria Bradford - Author and Fiction-writing CoachMORE FROM GLORIA BRADFORD - https://www.amazon.com/Books-Gloria-Bradford/s?rh=n%3A283155%2Cp_27%3AGloria+BradfordLIKE/FOLLOW/CONNECT with Gloria Bradford via FACEBOOK-https://www.facebook.com/yvonnebradford.64WEBSITE-https://www.myfictionbooks.com
42 minutes | Jan 13, 2021
TALL TAILS Ep.7 - Lessons to the Heart and Soul
Deborah Love Bradshaw is TEDx Speaker, Resilience Mindset Coach, Cultural Communication Consultant and an Inspirational Speaker. Deborah is the founder of a social media company and the author of 5 books including her latest title, “When I Ordered You.” She is a long-time pet lover and rescuer of animals who has experienced first-hand the difference pets can make in the lives of the elderly, those with special needs, those who suffer from anxiety and in the lives of everyone. Her hope is to share her story and experiences about the benefits pets can offer to those willing to take the chance to open their homes and their hearts. Deborah is the mother of two amazing sons. When faced with a decision that would change her life forever, Deborah found the strength to move forward and to take the chance to embark on this new journey. What followed were soul lesson regarding the value and purpose in each of us. In this episode Deborah and I chat about: South East Asia - Her youth and growing up as a missionary's daughter in South East AsiaCeliac Disease - A medical condition opens doors to opportunity"God's Factory Never makes Mistakes" - Expectations, Challenges and the Courage to forge a different path in education for her son with special needs and embracing Joy in the processDare to Discover the Potential Within- Like humans, animals are capable of blessing us with so much more than we imagine.Body Language - the art of communicating with and understanding not just humansAround the World - acknowledging cultural and religious norms that govern how different peoples perceive animalsService Animals - their roles with the elderly, people with special needs and anxiety disordersThe Mysterious Arrival of Barney - an unexpected therapy angelSymbiotic Healing - An animal program reshaping the lives of prisoners Wanderlust - her love of people, cultures, history and food takes her to many countries, including Trinidad & TobagoUnderstanding a pet's Personality - Introducing Templeton, the tiny, reformed, three-legged rescue who took on a coyote.Reclaiming your authentic self - We each have an unique journey and purposeStraight to the Heart - The unconditional love of petsDeborah's closing thought: "The righteous care for the needs of their animals." Psalm 12:10Where to find DeborahInstagram - https://www.instagram.com/deborahlovebradshaw/ Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/deborahlbradshaw https://www.facebook.com/deborah.lovebradshaw/ Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSacY-N55oG-U-8ayS3sJrQTwitter - https://twitter.com/DebLoveBradshawTEDx Talk - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eH9wdbl6hVIwww.DeborahLoveBradshaw.comwww.LevelUpToMore.comBook When I Ordered You in English – https://www.amazon.com/When-Ordered-You-Deborah-Bradshaw/dp/1544620659/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1492520239&sr=8-1&keywords=When+I+Ordered+YouTHANK YOU for subscribing, rating and reviewing! Much love!
31 minutes | Dec 29, 2020
TALL TAILS Ep. 5 - Canine by Design
On today's podcast we are thrilled to welcome our friend and avid dog-lover, Randall Waddell. Randall is the Principal Designer of the Award Winning (International Property Awards 2021) full service Interior Design firm HomeWork Design Studio which is also a proud member of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) and HGTV’s Professional Designer Network.In this episode we talk about:The beneficiary of Joy - Randall's work and the most valuable gift he receives from his clientsHis childhood penchant for sketching houses and house plansRealizing his purpose and enrolling in the Art Institute of Fort LauderdaleHis team and the tremendous value each member brings to every projectIn it for good - the Joy of having a great marriage His family's love for animals and their affinity for dogsRandall's dad - the foundation upon which his love for dogs was modeledOrder and cleanliness - the standard for self, home and petsPaying homage to his first love Jack, the a golden cocker spaniel who continues to live in his heart Think it through - Understanding oneself and one's lifestyle and how it affects everyone in your life, including your pet(s)A fair exchange - the importance of providing the requisite love and care for pets in exchange for the abundance of love and joy they bring into our livesTake the long view - puppies and kittens grow up so avoid impulse adoptions or gift-giving to childrenRegular grooming and veterinary careNever Home Alone and Separation Anxiety - Dogs are extraordinarily social and crave human interactionMental health - "Dogs suck the stress out of you...it's like a little light goes on in your soul"Thank God for the dogs! - A saving grace during the early days of the Covid 19 pandemic and lockdownsAttention to detail - implementing practical solutions in design to create a harmonious home with dogsA deeper appreciation of all lifeEmpathy - the perfect benchmark for becoming better humansAnimal ownership - it's a responsibilityRandall's drive for achievement and passion for his craft and clients shine bright; just as brightly in fact as his devotion to his family, including the four cherished cocker spaniels that help to make his home and life a truly happy one.LEARN MORE about:HomeWork Design Studio - https://www.homeworktt.com/home/Awards - UK based International Property Awards : Americas Property Awards 2020-2021 - Winner, Residential Interior, Private Residencehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNDfG13qET4&feature=emb_logoLIKE & FOLLOW Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/homeworkdesignstudio/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/homework_design_studio/?hl=en
38 minutes | Dec 23, 2020
TALL TAILS EP. 4- You are Not Alone
Crystal Leila Matar had a very traumatic childhood. Her journey from bullying, abuse, a failed suicide attempt at 11 years old to rededicating her life to Jesus Christ and becoming a Purpose and Life Coach is one that will deliver Hope to those who feel challenged at this time in more ways than one. This Christian powerhouse is using her experiences, voice and her deep abiding faith in God to bring hope to thousands.Hear about Crystal's life story and the cats that have always been there to heal her heart. We talk about:The human/animal connectionHer first pet Fluffy and the bus accident that traumatized young CrystalNumber 13 - replacement cats Sierra and Fresco become prolific parentsLucky is born , Christmas tinsel and all.Bullying, abuse and losing hopeAttempting suicide - God reveals HimselfPurpose RevealedAnimals-providing a view of the wider world and it's beautyA love like no otherFamily is everything - rebuilding relationshipsHelping to relocate abandoned animalsCats - they choose their humansFaith - have faith in God, or in something that's greater than yourselfGet an animal - Adopt responsiblyCrystal Leila Matar's commitment to those who feel lost is manifested in her upcoming You are not Alone Virtual Summit to be hosted Jan 14-16, 2021Learn more about the You are Not Alone; Choose Hope Virtual Summithttps://www.facebook.com/groups/231130675069416THANK YOU FOR LISTENING AND SUBSCRIBING!We know you've got many demands on your time and we don't take your investment here with us for granted. If you've enjoyed this episode, please leave us a rating and review. We're so grateful for you. Much love!
37 minutes | Dec 15, 2020
TALL TAILS Ep. 3 - The Beginning of Wisdom
A famous quote attributed to the Greek philosopher credited as one of the founders of Western philosophy, Socrates states, "To know thyself is the beginning of wisdom."This philosophy resonates throughout our conversation with guest, Certified Professional Coach, Susan Shim who, after over the course of 30 years of designing, programming and implementing software solutions, became a Certified Professional Coach in 2015. Susan has a life-long love of, and connection to animals. She joined the Management Committee of The Animal Welfare Network (AWN) in 2010 and is familiar with the difficult issues that arise. In 2019, she was elected to the Council of the Trinidad and Tobago Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (TTSPCA).From a challenging spot in her life to the pivotal moment at which a friend encouraged her to assist in an animal rescue, Susan has never backed down from learning and growing through new experiences and it is this passion for growth that fuels her coaching of NGO’s to increase their capacity to impact the communities they serve. Susan displays a calm resolve and wisdom born of her vast experience of interacting both with humans and animals.In this episode we talk about:Animal rescue - It's not as glamorous as you might thinkWhite, fluffy and cute; the first dog to give her a 'nip'.What do animals really need?Animal Welfare vs Animal Rights - What's the difference?Animal Welfare - why we should care.Compassion for animals - a step to self love and the living environment in which we find ourselves.Good processes - its importance to managing NGOs (Non-governmental organizations) and people too.The value of organizational coaching.Animal Welfare - What participation takes and the many ways we can get involved whether it's by way of donating time as a volunteer, money, fostering or adoption.The fostering processCorporate support - a work in progressOur Tall Tails pet peeve - The lack of pet-friendly residential rentals and the challenges to adopting/fostering if you don't already have your own home.The value of self careSusan - Doggie Mother and Matchmaker - helping potential pet parents find their ideal pet. and what's involved.Letting Go - the needs of the manyTake a second look! - The pothound; genetically strongerAnimal Welfare - Just take the first stepSusan’s approach is to rely on process, framework and the power of collaboration to find a way forward, even if only the next step can be seen clearly. Learn more about and support the Animal Welfare Network - https://animalwelfarenetwork.com/LIKE and FOLLOW the Animal Welfare Network - https://www.facebook.com/AnimalWelfareNetwork/Learn more about and support the T&TSPCA - https://ttspca.org/LIKE and Follow the T&TSPCA - https://www.facebook.com/TTSPCA/THANK YOU FOR LISTENING AND SUBSCRIBING!We know you've got many demands on your time and we don't take your investment here with us for granted. If you've enjoyed this episode, please leave us a rating and review. We're so grateful for you. Much love!
3 minutes | Nov 25, 2020
TALL TAILS LAUNCH TRAILER
Here's a sneak peek of our launch episode. Host Christine Francois chats with Elspeth Duncan, award-winning film-maker, newspaper columnist and Founder and President of the Non-Governmental Organization, Venus Doggess of Love located on the island of Tobago. Elspeth talks about her work rescuing animals and one recent particularly horrifying incident.
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