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  • 00:02

    George Foster Diamond Report

    in Sports

    George Foster Diamond Report - "Remember why you started

  • 00:34

    George Foster Diamond Report

    in Sports

    George Foster Diamond Report

  • 00:30

    Fostering felines for Austin Animal Center is rewarding

    in Pets

    Sally Hoffman has been fostering felines since December 2010. She has cared for over 30 felines. During this segment we will hear stories about her adventures as a foster parent.

  • 01:01

    Mark Foster "Fostering" good feelings.

    in Christianity

    "How to win friends and influence liberals". In a day where open, friendly, discourse is almost impossible, our Guest Mark Foster will give us some helpful insight on how to discuss the hot topics of the day without being offensive. Mark is a Licensed professional counselor in Arkansas where he helps hundreds of people within the family learn to work through communication problems. Maybe he can help fix us?

  • 00:33

    Language Development Birth to 6 Months: Building Skills, Relationships, & More

    in Parents

    Welcome to Kids AtoZ with Dr. T, bringing you information about the five areas of child development so parents can empower their children to thrive.


    Today’s “Brains in Toyland” segment is called Language Development Birth to 6 Months: Building Skills, Relationships, & More


    Melanie Feller, MS, CCC-SLP is returning to talk to us about speech and language development in children birth to six months of age, what to expect, and how to foster great development. You can listen to our last interview called Floortime Play: Fostering Intellectual, Motor, & Emotional Development


    You can also learn more about Melanie and the services she provides at her website Alphabet Sour Speech Consultants


    Enjoy. The KidsAtoZ Team

  • 00:37

    Breaking the Chains.....Releasing Old Patterns for Growth

    in Motivation

    I have a dream...Celebrating Our Jubilee!


    Our forefathers and mothers planted trees from which we gather fruit, and dug wells from which we quench our thirst. Civil Rights Activist marched for us, died for us and pleaded for our equality.


    So what are we leaving behind for our communities today? What are we fostering in the minds of our Black children? How will we strengthen our families and our communities? How will we show the power of LOVE in the world? How are we Leading Change?


    Fifty years ago, Dr. King's "I Have a Dream..." Speech debuted in Detroit and transformed a nation. Today, we Celebrate our Jubilee and join in that movement of teaching us all to evolve in our beliefs, values and purpose for the elevation of our consciousness into the greatness that lies in the Human Spirit.


    Today, we must look deeply at our patterns of behavior if we expect to see changes in our communities, our schools, our children and most importantly, in ourselves. Living is a major City that is creating a major divide in the standards of living, access to jobs, and so much more, it is imperative that we look to our history for guidance, and access our we are carrying that vision forward. We must look for innovative ways to offset what's being set up for our children.


    And how do we do that? We look at our patterns of behavior in how we are operating, thinking, spending, learning, and sharing so that we can release old patterns that no longer work, and innovate new ways of achieving growth for our communities.


    Tune in to today's show to learn how to changing old patterns will release new creative powers at our disposal that may have been lying dormant due to blockages of past experiences. 


    We are powerful, and together we rise!

  • 00:15

    Melanie Buttarazzi shares Fostering Dreams through Dance

    in Lifestyle

    Dancer and entrepreneur Melanie Buttarazzi created an outreach program called Fostering Dreams Through Dance, to empower, educate and inspire foster youth to find their voice through the art of dance. Melanie did it all not knowing what she was doing and learned along the way. With a ton of passion, hard work and no money Melanie brought this program to life.  She had to inspire a lot of people to get them involved for free. Team work made the dream work! 


     


    Working with 2 organizations last year, and continuing this year again the initiative:


     Did a 30 day program with First Star Academy at UCLA where the youth performed a flash mob on campus and performed on stage for their commencement. 


     Worked with FreeHab facility where the youth performed a flash mob at Venice Beach and performed for various events. 


    Volunteering  at FreeHab for 7 months, Melanie got choreographers to come in as well and be guest speakers. Some were celeb choreographers and they all did it for FREE.  Melanie saw the girls lives change each time she was there and it greatly impacted her own life as well.


     


    *Below is a short video we put together working with the homeless girls at the FreeHab facility. 


     


    https://vimeo.com/112102494


     

  • 00:29

    Fostering In

    in Family

    The Love Compassion and Hope Child-Placing Agency, a Christian non-profit foster care agency, is designed to place children where love, compassion, and hope are prevalent.

  • 00:54

    RAISING CAPITAL LOCALLY TO SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESS WITH DAVID WHITTLESEY

    in Culture

    ENVISION THIS: A way to address the needs of local small business owners for capital raised locally through a loan/investment opportunity mechanism.


    Our guest, David Whittlesey, helped found and currently manages Bowdoinham Community Development Initiative designed to stimulate, grow, and sustain healthy enterprises in the local community.  The initial focus has been on raising capital locally through an innovative loan/investment opportunity mechanism.


    David also manages MaineStreams – Creative Consulting, and is Chair of the Board of CDA Collaborative Learning Projects, a Cambridge, MA  – based non­profit seeking to improve the effectiveness of national and international actors who provide international development and  humanitarian assistance and engage in peace practice.


    His commitment to developing true community doesn't just embrace economics.  He also regularly invites local folks to join him at Whittlesey House Concerts, featuring local musicians and fostering community togetherness.


    Meet David on Linked-In: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/david-whittlesey/b/7a/a03


    Meet your Envision This! hosts, Merry and Burl Hall and learn about their new book, Sophia's Web: A Passionate Call to Heal Our Wounded Nature  at www.envisionthismedia.com where you will also be offered an opportunity to donate to the support of this program.

  • 00:30

    Inspiration Nation welcomes Lauran Star, author of 'Your Power Pivot'

    in Books

    Guest: Author and Women's Empowerment Leader Lauran Star, author of 'Your Power Pivot'


    About the book:


    Today women are entering the workforce and leadership field at an extensive rate; however, they are struggling to gain a real perspective on how to get ahead, what is expected, how to build strong alliances, and find work/life strategies. This lack of knowledge is creating a “one step forward two steps back” mentality as the tools required to succeed are hushed. This book focuses on how to pivot into your own empowerment. It explores strategies in leadership, communication, networking, moving forward and success while applying these tools to create harmony at home. Throughout the book, quotes from pivotal women talk about their struggles and how they find solutions both at work and at home.


    About Lauran:


    Lauran Star is a sought after thought leader in Leadership Diversity and Women’s Empowerment. Her leadership experience began in 1989 when Lauran became a proud member of the United States Armed Forces. With over fifteen years of leadership development with several Fortune 100 companies, Lauran understands what women need to thrive both in the business world and at home.  


    She is the CEO of LS Consulting, a leadership development organization, fostering continued growth both for women and the next generation.  Lauran holds a Master’s Degree is in Organizational Psychology and is an active member of the Global Speakers Federation.  

  • 00:36

    Breaking the Chains.....Without a Vision for your Life You Will Perish

    in Motivation

    I have a dream...Celebrating Our Jubilee!


    Our forefathers and mothers planted trees from which we gather fruit, and dug wells from which we quench our thirst. Civil Rights Activist marched for us, died for us and pleaded for our equality.


    So what are we leaving behind for our communities today? What are we fostering in the minds of our Black children? How will we strengthen our families and our communities? How will we show the power of LOVE in the world? How are we Leading Change?


    Fifty years ago, Dr. King's "I Have a Dream..." Speech debuted in Detroit and transformed a nation. Today, we Celebrate our Jubilee and join in that movement of teaching us all to evolve in our beliefs, values and purpose for the elevation of our consciousness into the greatness that lies in the Human Spirit.


    Today, we are still experiencing racial tensions, not just between races, but within our race. Why? Because without a vision the people will perish. Many ask who is the black leadership today? My response is YOU! But you must have a clear vision of your service to others, otherwise we all perish. 


    A vision is the lifeline that : 1) awakens and inspires; 2) Motivates change and transformation of the unseen into the visible; and 3) Provides direction and purpose for generations to come!


    Tune in to today's show to learn how to assess where you are in your life based on your vision of yourself.  Too many of us are very busy, but not productively creating change, sustainable change that comes from a transformed mind.  Join me to discover your vision so we don't perish.  


    We are powerful, and together we rise!

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