Part 1: We all have probably either known someone who has taken their own life or have heard of suicide and how it affects the loved ones who are left behind. However, it’s one of those subjects that people tend to not talk about. But like I’ve said on my show many times before, the only way we can make things change is by being willing to acknowledge the topic and have these tough discussions. In this episode, I speak with Greg Marley, the Director of Suicide Prevention for the Maine branch of NAMI (National Alliance for Mental Illness). Greg talks about what mental illness is, what signs you can look for and shares tips on how to help those you love who may be suffering from a mental illness.
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.
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.
Healthy Heart & Improved Wellness for the Whole Family with Dr. Heath & Nicole Wilt of ABCs of Health-Episode 121
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!
Part 1: Dr. Pam Shervanick is a Board Certified Psychiatrist, International Speaker, Educator and founder of Syntropy based in Portland, Maine, whose mission is to help people make connections to align their mind, body, and spirit. Pam’s personal mission is to create a paradigm shift. The illusion that a person is broken, or that they are a victim to external circumstances, is only true if believed. What if everything is the opposite of what we were taught as children? What if the belief that we formed in childhood and solidified as adults are not helpful to us anymore or even true? What if they are harmful? Are the things that our cultures taught us to value empowering us? Get answers to those questions and more in this episode!
Part 2: Weekly Words of Wisdom – Lynda shares her personal story of kayaking on the Saco River and how by going with the flow of the universe she and her group were led to helping save canoeists.