Episode 59 – Families Can Get Healthy Outside with WinterKids

Part 1: Julie Mulkern and Josh Harrington from the Maine based, non-profit organization WinterKids join me to talk about how their program helps children develop healthy lifelong habits by creating educational opportunities and providing resources that encourage the whole family to get outside and have fun!

Part 2: Weekly Words of Wisdom – This week Lynda talks about the good, the bad and the ugly when it comes to local elections and politics!  Thank you goes out to everyone who chooses to throw their hat in the ring to serve whether it’s locally or nationally or any position in between!  

Episode 49 – Spurwink: Offering Services for Mental Health & Developmental Disabilities, Foster Care & Refugees

Part 1: Kristen Farnham, Vice President of Development for the non-profit organization, Spurwink, joins us to share how Spurwink helps children, adults and families affected by behavioral health challenges and developmental disabilities live healthy, engaged lives in their communities.  She also shares information about their Foster Care program and their new ShifaME Refugee Services program.

Part 2: Weekly Words of Wisdom – Lynda shares an email she received from DailyOM about how to have a stress-free home.

Episode 48 – Divorce, Co-Parenting & Re-Partnering with Counseling & Mediation Expert, Terri Decoster

Part 1: Terri Decoster, MS CPC, is a stepparenting expert and professional coach with a Masters in Counseling Psychology. Terri provides counseling and mediation services to help people navigate the world of divorce, re-partnering and co-parenting to help improve the lives of all those involved, especially the children.  She will walk us through the steps of each phase of a divorce and give us tips on what we can do to improve the situation (before, during & after).

Part 2: Weekly Words of Wisdom – Lynda shares an email she received from DailyOM about how spending time alone can help us improve our relationships.

Episode 46 – Rippleffect: Youth Development & Leadership Through Adventure

Part 1: My guest is Adam Shepherd, Executive Director of Rippleffect, a non-profit organization that promotes Youth Development and Leadership Through Adventure, Healthy Communities and Living Sustainably.  We talk about all the programs Rippleffect offers and why now is a critical time to involve youth in these programs and how helping them learn skills they may not obtain in school or at home will help them now and also in the future!

Part 2: Weekly Words of Wisdom – Lynda talks about personal development and shares some wisdom from Jim Rohn about change.

Episode 39 – Fire Prevention Safety Tips with Deputy Fire Chief Steve Sloan

Part 1: Deputy Fire Chief Steve Sloan with the Westbrook, Maine Fire Department joins us to talk about fire prevention and fire safety.  Did you know it’s better to sleep with your bedroom door shut instead of open?  Find out why and learn other tips on how to keep your family safe on this show!

Part 2: Weekly Words of Wisdom – Lynda discusses the book, The Complaint Free World by Will Bowen, and how becoming aware of and eliminating complaining, criticizing and gossiping can have a positive effect on your life!

Episode 35 – Stop Trafficking US with Catherine Ann Wilson

This is honestly one of the most eye-opening and emotional shows I have ever done.  Catherine Ann Wilson, founder of Stop Trafficking US, shares her very personal story of being sexually abused at a young age and how that led to her becoming a runaway teen and then a commodity in the sex trafficking world.  She is now using her story to help prevent this from happening to other young girls and boys.  We all can help!  Listen to find out how a simple conversation with your child is an important part of that prevention!

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