Keeping Maine’s Population Healthy through Healthy Living for ME – Episode 143

Part 1 – Jen Paquet, Training Manager, for Healthy Living for ME joins me to talk about this amazing organization that is helping to keep Maine’s population thriving into and through their elder years!  Through a network of local leaders, community organizations and health systems, Healthy Living for ME delivers programs to help adults manage chronic health conditions, prevent falls, and foster well-being. If you are coping with high blood pressure, heart disease, COPD, arthritis, diabetes or other chronic conditions, Healthy Living for ME can support your efforts to live life as fully and independently as possible.

Part 2 – Weekly Words of Wisdom – Lynda talks about her beloved dog, Trevor, being ill recently and how she noticed that the healthcare system for pets is following the same pattern as for people.

Protect Yourself, Legally, with Non-Lethal Force with the F3 Defense System – Michael Mercer – Episode 134

Part 1: Michael Mercer is a retired police officer with over thirty years of crime-prevention experience. He is a nationally certified chemical agent specialist and a national practitioner in crime prevention through environmental design.  Michael is also a US Navy Veteran, a Shriner, a Mason and a Past President of the Maine Association of Police, as well as the inventor and founder of a patent pending product called the F3 Defense System.

Because of everything you see and hear on the news, it seems like you can be a victim at any time in any place.  Michael saw the need for the average citizen to protect themselves, legally, with NON-lethal force and is one of the reasons he created this F3 Defense System.  In this episode, we talk about how to avoid becoming a victim of crime and steps you can take if you find yourself in a situation where you feel forced to act to protect yourself.

Part 2:  Weekly Words of Wisdom – Lynda talks about receiving a phone call from, what she thought was a company she knew, which actually turned out to be a scam.  What is Spoofing and how can you protect yourself from becoming a victim of it?

Episode 76 – Girls on Fire, A Forum on Healthy Sexuality with Jennifer Wiessner, LCSW CST

Part 1: This week my guest is Jennifer Weissner.  Jennifer is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and certified Sex Therapist and she talks about a program she helped to created called Girls on Fire, which is provides information about healthy sexuality, relationships and consent for those who identify as female, ages 14-18.  This is a FREE event that happens annually in Portland, Maine.

Part 2: Weekly Words of Wisdom – Lynda talks about going dancing at Bubba’s Sulky Lounge in Portland, Maine and her realization that everyone is welcome to be themselves there after meeting a few men who enjoy dressing as women!

Episode 56 – Domestic Violence: Recognize It, Report It, Prevent It

Part 1: We are joined by Rebecca Hobbs, Executive Director of Through These Doors, a domestic violence resource center that serves victims and survivors in Cumberland County, Maine.  Rebecca will help us understand what domestic abuse is and how to recognize it if it’s happening to someone you know and also find support for yourself if you are in this situation.

Part 2:  Weekly Words of Wisdom – Lynda shares a poem she heard on a Dr. Wayne Dyer program and written by Valerie Cox called “The Cookie Thief” to help raise awareness about judgement and making assumptions.

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!

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