Updates on my favorite non-profit organizations: Hair Matters, Madeline’s Mission & Stop Trafficking US – Episode 138

This show is a montage of 3 of my favorite Maine non-profit organizations providing updates on where their organizations have been, where they are now and what they need to continue helping so many!

Debby Porter is the Founder & CEO, of the non-profit organization Hair Matters. As a hair stylist, when Debby heard the words, “you have breast cancer” she was not only terrified for her life, but she wondered how she would cope with hair loss.  She found there was no place to turn for help with hair loss and during her recovery she vowed to create the kind of help she wasn’t able to find. That’s how Hair Matters was born. Today, Hair Matters works to restore vitality and hope and reduce fear and isolation for all who seek their help by providing emotional support and hair loss solutions in a non-medical setting. You can hear the full interview I did with Debby in Episode 67.

Amie Marzen, founder of Madeline’s Mission joins us to share the story of her beautiful daughter Madeline, whom she lost at just 4 years young to a brain tumor.  When Amie found herself in this “child loss club” she felt lost, alone, and scared and couldn’t find the support she and her family needed to help them during this difficult time.  That situation motivated her to create this non-profit organization in honor of her daughter so other families will have the support they need while coping with the loss of a child. You can hear the full interview I did with Amie on Episode 33.  

Catherine Ann Wilson, founder of Stop Trafficking US, is a child sexual abuse and sex trafficking survivor.  Catherine shares her very personal story through a worldwide platform to help prevent what happened to her from happening to other young girls and boys.  In this episode, she shares about the huge difference her organization is making by providing training to social workers, law enforcement officials and more!  You can hear the full interview I did with Catherine in Episode 35.

Love Yourself, Attract Love and Heal the World with Sarah Kelly – Episode 123

Part 1:  Sarah Kelly of Sarah Kelly Coaching and Love Yourself shares her very personal story of being a victim of ritualistic abuse at a very young age as well as her journey with substance use disorder and recovery. For years she wanted love, but found she needed to love herself first before she could attract the right love into her life. Sarah will talk about why self love is so important for not just ourselves but how it can help unify our divided country and heal the whole world.

Part 2:  Weekly Words of Wisdom – Lynda talks about how words affect us emotionally, mentally and physically and why it’s so important to be aware of what you say to yourself and who you surround yourself with.

Resolving Sleeping Issues with Somniskills – Rachel Reed & Dr. William Sacco – Episode 116

Part 1: Do you have trouble sleeping? In this episode, we dive into The Somniskills Workbook to help you understand why you may be having trouble and provide some tools to help you get a good night’s rest!  Rachel Reed’s husband, Dr. David Reed, was a Psychologist specializing in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) and helped people develop healthy sleep habits. He decided to write The Somniskills Workbook to give people another tool to utilize on their own. Unfortunately, David passed away unexpectedly before the book was completed, so Dr. William (Bill) Sacco stepped up to help Rachel finish the book and get it published. In this episode, Rachel shares her personal story of struggling to achieve quality sleep and changes she made because of what she learned from David and then Bill provides some steps you can take to ensure a good night’s rest.

 
Part 2:  Weekly Words of Wisdom – Lynda talks about her recent trip to Arizona and going through the Navajo Reservation.  She was surprised to see so many convenience stores and fast food restaurants and talks about how the Navajo Reservation is considered a food desert and how that has led to a decline in health for the people living there.

Cannabis Sativa-L (Hemp): History, Differences & Benefits of THC, CBD, CBD-A & CBG with Dr. Eric Mitchell, MD – Episode 115

Part 1:  Dr. Eric Mitchell is a former orthopedic surgeon, sports medicine doctor and retired Army Colonel.  Dr. Eric has traveled and lectured globally and is the author of Cannabis Sativa the Truth Be Told:  Good Research = Good Outcomes and The Flow of Life:  Keeping Your Dream Alive, which chronicles his life from childhood to adulthood.

Currently, Dr. Eric is the co-founder and President of Hemp Commodity Industries and as President, he leads their medicinal and nutritional research division. One of their goals is to partner with universities that are leading hemp and CBD research who are focusing on disease prevention and treatment.

In this episode, Dr. Eric will educate us on the history of Hemp, what Hemp really is and how it can dramatically improve peoples’ lives globally, touching every aspect of modern life from improving the environment, to health and wellness, to nutrition and industrial uses.  Dr. Eric will tell us how CBD can help with inflammation, stress, dementia, osteoporosis and more!  If you are curious about the difference between CBD & THC or want to know more about what CBD-A or CBG is, then you need to listen to this episode!  Have you had your Daily Vitamin CBD today?

Part 2:  Weekly Words of Wisdom – Lynda talks about big pharma and the marketing they are doing to get you to take their prescription medications.  If you don’t ask questions and read the fine print about potential side effects, then you should!

Using Herbs & Plants as Medicine – Mischa Schuler

Part 1: Mischa Schuler is an Herbalist, Craniosacral Therapist, Shaman and founder of Wild Carrot Herbs.  In this episode Mischa shares how we can honor plants & herbs and use them as medicine as well as how CranioSacral Therapy and Shamanic support can help us on our path to better health.

Part 2: Weekly Words of Wisdom – Lynda shares that she was in a motorcycle accident in October and what natural medicine she used to help in her recovery.  She also offers some advice to drivers from what she has learned as a motorcycle rider to help people avoid accidents.

Episode 103 – The Art of Natural Healing with Naturopathic Doctors, Asia Muhammad & Krishna Muhammad

Part 1: Angela Lamb, the creator of the Amazon Prime Docuseries, The Art of Natural Healing, joins us with the doctors from that series, Dr. Asia Muhammad, ND and Dr. Krishna Muhammad, ND.  We will discuss inflammation, the microbiome, how to boost your immune system naturally and thrive from the inside out.

*Special Live Event* – I will be hosting Live Stream “Watch Party” events where we will watch each episode of The Art of Natural Healing docuseries on three Monday nights at 7:30pm (EST) from September 28 to October 12.  Following each episode will be a Q&A session with Dr. Asia Muhammad and Dr. Krishna Muhammad.  For more information & to register, visit https://theartofnaturalhealing.eventbrite.com/

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