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Anxiety Part 1: Where Does Anxiety Come From?

We are all dealing with a little more anxiety these days. Fear and uncertainty of our health, our job, and even the changes coming from day-to-day.  Kathy is joined by the irreverent and always entertaining Gina Trimarco, co-host of the Women Your Mother Warned You About podcast to help kick off a series on anxiety. To help …

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Peace Building with Shamil Idriss (Re-Broadcast)

We live in a polarized country and a conflict-filled world. But today on the show, Kathy welcomes a life-long friend who brings a world view to living more harmoniously together, no matter our differences.  Sahmil Idriss is the CEO of Search For Common Ground. Their organization works to move populations from an adversarial approach to …

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Appreciate Complexity with O’Neal Atkinson (Re-Broadcast)

A lot of progress has been made in the past decade in respect to the acceptance and support of the LGBTQ+ community. But there is still a long way to go, and children growing up finding their way in a straight world, sometimes need a helping hand or listening ear. That’s where today’s guest comes …

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Grief and Loss with Kiley Thiel (Re-Broadcast)

As adults, we know that death and loss are a part of life, but for children, it can be a difficult concept to understand. Today Kathy is joined by her friend Kiley Thiel, grief and loss expert, and part of the organization KinderMourn.  Kathy and Kiley discuss a range of traditional types of loss, including …

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Mommy Has Meltdowns Too with Elizabeth Initrieri (Re-Broadcast)

Today’s guest, may just have the most well-rounded look at raising kids and all the issues that come along with it, than any guest before. Elizabeth Initrieri is a teacher, councilor and mother of three children in middle and high school.  Kathy and Liz have an engaging conversation about a whole range of topics that …

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Mama Bears for a Better World with Liz Dyer

In 2014, Liz Dyer had a dream that she could start a private Facebook group for moms of LGBTQ kids and those moms would end up helping to make the world a kinder, safer, more loving place for all LGBTQ people to live. Today that dream is a reality and filled with hundreds of members. …

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Myth-busting ADHD

What do Will Smith, Simone Biles, Bill Gates and Albert Einstein all have in common (besides being famous)? They were all diagnosed with ADHD. Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder is a chronic condition including attention difficulty, hyperactivity, and impulsiveness. ADHD often begins in childhood and can persist into adulthood. In this episode, Kathy discusses her own thoughts on dealing …

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Parenting a child with ADHD with Yafa Crane Luria

Yafa Crane Luria has been and continues to be a visionary and innovator in the field of ADHD since 1984. She joins Kathy today for a discussion of her daily work with families with members who have ADHD, her own personal experience with it and her no yelling, no begging, no nagging philosophy of dealing …

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Communication 101: I Feel…Because

On this episode, we’re talking about “talking about things.” Kathy shares insights on developing practical healthy communication skills that lead to more productive interactions with our children. Human communication is rarely perfect, if ever. How do we guard against having unrealistic expectations of our children’s communication skills? Kathy shares a template for clearly communicating our …

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Feelings 101: Look For the Cues

Did you know that your body physically manifests feelings before we even recognize we’re having them? How cool is that?! In this episode, Kathy gives you some tools to do the vital work of recognizing the physical cues associated with four major feelings: happy, sad, mad and worry. No matter what feelings you or your …

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