Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Maine – Providing Mentorship & Support to Make a Difference in a Child’s Life – Episode 126

Part 1 – Eileen Veroneau Brown, Director of Development & Communications, for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Maine, joins me to discuss how they provide mentorship services to children and youth ages 7-17 in Cumberland and York counties in Maine. Their mission is to ignite the power and promise of all youth and seek to remove obstacles for all young people by connecting them with a mentor – a caring adult who can be in their corner.  Ever thought about volunteering to work with children?  Listening to this episode would be a great start to learn more about this opportunity!

Part 2:  Weekly Words of Wisdom – Lynda talks about being exposed to Covid and getting a Covid test.  The test results were negative, but how accurate are they really and why aren’t we hearing about how many Covid tests have been given and how many are negative?  Want to know what the numbers are for the U.S.?  Check this out and be prepared for some staggering numbers!

From Grief to Belief: How to Heal From Unexpected Loss with Cathleen Elle – Episode 124

Cathleen Elle is a three time #1 International Best Selling Author, Global Speaker, Certified Success Coach, Healer and Co-Host of Beyond Your Best Plan Podcast. Cathleen shares powerful healing techniques for those who have experienced unexpected loss or hidden trauma to reconnect, uncover, and embrace their joy and connect with their loved ones’ light. She has coped with multiple traumas, but the death of her 19-year-old son, Logan, from suicide was the catalyst that changed her life forever.  Today, she assists in changing the trajectory of others’ lives by providing the tools that aid them on moving through the emotions accompanied by these challenging experiences.

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.

Portland Recovery Community Center – Helping People with Recovery & Spreading Hope – Leslie Clark, Exec Dir – Episode 120

Part 1:  If you’ve been listening to or reading the news over the past year then you know that substance use & addictions have increased significantly during Covid.  In this episode Leslie Clark, Executive Director for the Portland Recovery Community Center (PRCC), discusses PRCC’s mission of providing support education and resources for people recovering from and affected by addiction, and to spread the message of hope throughout the state of Maine.

PRCC on Forest Avenue in Portland provides a safe haven for people in recovery and offers a home for meetings and activities devoted to recovery from substance use disorder and other addictions. PRCC is operated by staff and volunteers who are passionate about recovery, and every activity is designed to help people with their daily recovery efforts.

In the last Living Life with Lynda episode, #119, we spoke with Crossroads on this same topic and I love that they work together with PRCC to help people recovery in our communities.  Do you or someone you know need help?  I encourage you to reach out and ask for help!  There are so many resources and programs available.  You just need to take that first step.

Part 2:  Weekly Words of Wisdom – Lynda talks about hiking a new trail she discovered on All Trails.  She shares how the trees she saw on that hike reminded her of an article she read by Dr. Karen Clickner, titled Lessons From Living Things in the monthly Wisdom magazine.  

Crossroads – Offering Addiction & Behavioral Health Treatment Programs – Dr. Mary Anne Roy, Psy.D., CCS – Episode 119

Part 1:  Crossroads Maine is an addiction treatment and behavioral health treatment center that provides gender-responsive treatment programs that enable clients to recover from addiction in a safe, supportive environment and develop the skills and strategies necessary to support long-term recovery from substance use. Dr. Mary Anne Roy is a licensed psychologist, certified clinical supervisor and the Chief Clinical Officer of Crossroads.  In this episode, she discusses the various treatment plans they offer, including multiple outpatient and inpatient programs, as well as other resources available to help people with recovery from addiction and eating disorders.

Part 2:  Weekly Words of Wisdom – Lynda talks about her effort to change some habits that have developed over time.  What habits do you have that you would like to change?

How Your Energy Can Be Affected by Moons, Oils, Crystals & Movement with MJ Allen – Episode 118

Part 1:  MJ Allen, owner of Presence of Mind Wellness Center, is back!  This time we talk about  some new FREE online and in-person events she is hosting including Moons, Oils, Crystals and Movement!  Want to know how the moon cycles affect your energy and what you can do to take advantage of that?  Then take a listen to this episode!

Part 2:  Weekly Words of Wisdom – Lynda talks about growing up in a household eating the Standard American Diet (aka SAD diet) and about the path that has led her to becoming a certified Integrative Intuitive Health Coach!

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