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 57 – Ecological Landscaping to Enhance Nature with Deborah Perkins

Part 1: Deborah Perkins, a Wildlife ecologist and owner of First Light Wildlife Habitats joins us to talk about ecological landscaping and why that’s so important for our environments plus why Fall is a good time to look for invasive plants and why the Winter months are a good time to start planning.

Part 2: Weekly Words of Wisdom – What is your definition of dressing for success?  Are you dressing in clothing that makes you feel good or are you being influenced by society and just trying to fit in by wearing clothing that is not attractive or for your highest and best good?  Lynda talks about all of this!

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 43 – Recycling, Storm Water & Other Tips to Help our Environment

Part 1: Lynn Leavitt, Sustainability Coordinator for the City of Westbrook, Maine, educates us on a wide range of subjects from recycling contamination to Storm Water programs and also explains why it’s important to stop feeding ducks and waterfowl which are all things that will help our environment and lessen the burden on local municipal budgets.

Part 2: Weekly Words of Wisdom – Lynda talks about customer service and some recent experiences she had from extremely bad to extremely good!

Episode 37 – Renewal in the Wilderness with Aram Mitchell

Part 1: Aram Mitchell, Executive Director & Guide, with Renewal in the Wilderness joins us to talk about how this non-profit organization “helps the helpers”.  Aram and his small group of volunteers provide wilderness trips for people who are doing good work in the world! Connecting people with wild nature helps to strengthen their sense of purpose and sustain the spirit of compassion in their lives which in turn will help them continue to do their good work with a sense of renewal! I recently joined Aram and a group of nature lovers on one of their “beauty walks” and had an awesome experience! We talk about that on the show too:)

Part 2: Weekly Words of Wisdom – Lynda talks about how a local non-profit organization in Maine called HART helped save her mother’s cat which in turn helped save her mother as well!

Episode 34 – Minimize Your Chances of Becoming a Victim with Michael Mercer

Part 1: A violent attack can happen at any time. Violent attacks are 52 times more likely to occur than a car accident, 229 times more likely than your house catching fire, and 1,000 times more likely than being involved in a plane crash. Numbers like these can be frightening, but the good news is there are ways to minimize your chances of becoming a victim.  Michael Mercer with Michael Mercer Consulting will give us tips on how to stay safe in order to have freedom from fear!

Part 2: Weekly Words of Wisdom – Lynda talks about incivility and the steps we can all take today to be better examples to our children to improve kindness and empathy in the world.

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