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  • 00:59

    Steven Laviolette of Tuuluuwak Sled Dogs: Mushing through the generations

    in Entertainment

    For those of you that follow the show, you know I have mushers give props to their mentors. Well it's time for me to do the same with one of our own, Steven Laviolette of Tuuluuwak Sled Dogs. Steven is, in my definition, a true musher. He is the 4th generation, and raising the 5th in this wonderful lifestyle we love. His dogs are Siberian, and as I've seen with my own eyes, cared for as if they were his own flesh and blood children. You see, these dogs have, for going on 5 generations of people, been necessary to their lives for more than just the love of the mush. They are relied upon for feeding the family as they go out to hunt and trap, in the Traditional ways. 


    One of the things we are going to discuss is living a Traditional life where hunting and trapping in a part of survival, not sport. Done with prayer and reverence, the Gifts of Nature are just that: GIFTS. We will talk about Indigenous Beliefs and the thanks given for these Gifts versus sport hunting in a traditional musher's life, and how these dogs make survival possible, and are rewarded for their work on our behalf. 


    We are going to talk about raising children in the mushing lifestyle, and how this builds responsibility, character and compassion for ALL Living Beings. Steven will also talk about his kennel of Siberians, life on the trail in Quebec, races and tours, as well as the Spiritual aspects of a life he loves though these sled dogs. And of course, stories from the trail and times these dogs have saved his life. 


    He is mentor to many, although he will not claim to be, as he too seeks guidance from those he respects. We are going to talk about the importance of mentors in mushing, and the community we are so lucky to be a part of. Steven has been an invaluable friend and mentor to me, and my beloved Siberians for years now, and I invite you all to listen in, call in, and enjoy! 

  • 00:57

    Marvin Noel Lizotte on First Nations Spirituality Through Sled Dogs

    in Entertainment

    For those that know me, you know our motto is "Spiritual Enlightenment Through Sled Dogs." This is the basis for why Stormhawk Siberians do what we do. Although I freely speak of this, within many First Nations people who utilize sled dogs, it is NOT. Permission from the Elders must be sought, messages from Great Father and Ancestors must be delivered before these Sacred things can be spoken of to those non First Nations peoples. 


    So given this, it is my supreme honor that Marvin Noel Lizotte from Ecotourism Adventures has been given the go-ahead to speak with us on these most Sacred of topics: First Nations Spirituality with sled dogs. 


    Now, I know that the vast majority of you that listen in already know mushing. But this is a singular opportunity to know how this lifestyle we adore formed 1000's of years ago, and was then graciously passed though the generations, and to us today. As we all know, these sled dogs hold Magic in their Souls, and Marvin is going to tell us how that came to be. 


    No matter your level of skill with mushing, THIS is going to be a show to listen to. The early hour is of course so Marvin can speak with us, and then get on to the day's business with the dogs. Have a look at what he does at www.dogsledtour.ca on the web, and then join us early for the show, or listen on demand at your convenience thereafter! 

  • 01:35

    Mama Used to Say...

    in Self Help

    I was talking to my sisterfriend Jeannette the other day when our conversation turned to things our mothers used to say. Her mother told her and her siblings not to eat at other people's houses. Why? She figured her mother didn't want people to think they were hungry. Well, growing up I was hungry. Quite a lot. I told my friend I would have broken that rule. 


    What were some of the things YOUR mother used to say? What did she say about LOVE, SEX, MEN, MONEY, GOD, EDUCATION, WORK, WOMEN, MOTHERHOOD...LIFE?


    Here's what I'd like to know:



    Did you live by these things?

    Do you still live by mama's rules, even the "crazy" ones? 

    Tell us about a rule you released and why.


    My mother, a devout Christian woman of few words, told me very, very little about men. But there was one thing that she told all five of her daughters about men that I finally had to release. I'll share that on the show. 


    Cohosting with me is Ericka Sallee, a speaker, writer, and the Owner of TruSynergy, a health and wellness company. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Negotiation and Conflict Management from the University of Baltimore.  


    The influence of a mother in the lives of her children is beyond calculation. - James E. Faust, religious leader, lawyer and politician 1920 -2007 


    Join us on She Struts Radio, January 28, 2016, 6:30pm ET. Follow SSR.  

  • 01:00

    Jamie Van De Walle & Parenting Through Sled Dogs on the Farm: Raising Kids Right

    in Entertainment

    This is a topic that is tantamount in today's declining society of instant gratifcation and youth's entitlement attitude, where personal responsibility seems to have been thrown out the window in the younger generations. As the family farms have disappeared over the last 100 years or so, so has the fundamental building blocks of a compassionate, empathetic and responsible children in our society. 


    Enter Jamie Van De Walle. She is a Michigan State educated woman with a BS in Animal Science and emphasis on Dairy production and management, and Agribusiness, living in Peshtigo Wisconsin on a family farm with her husband Eric, and daugter Riley.  Jamie is a nutritionist at Dairyman's Advantage, a life-long musher and mother. She met her now husband Eric while working there, and she told me that her daughter's first race was when she was just 2.5 months old! 


    In a conversation with Jamie earlier, she explained, "I am a big backer of educating and exposing the youth


    On the show we are going to discuss the importance of raising kids in a more "traditional" style for lack of a better word, with not just house dogs, but sled dogs and dairy cattle as well. She is going to tell us about how they've taught responsibility, compassion, empathy, as well as set goals for young Riley to achieve. 


     

  • 01:00

    Von Martin: Author & Anthropologist, Musician & Musher on Life Through Sled Dogs

    in Entertainment

    There is no way to explain the connection one feels with a kindred musher's Spirit. A true Musher living a "dogs first" life, rescuing from shelters and taking in retiring sled dogs so they can continue to do what they have been born to do: mush.  I have more respect for Von Martin than I can describe in this small introduction to the show. 


    Von Martin is an Anthropoligist, public speaker, author of "A Long Way to Nome: The Serum Run '25 Expedition," that he told me was a "love story to his Huskies."  A musician for 30 years and counting, we have been laughing about singing to our dogs, and that I personally cannot deafen them with my off tune singing as they are tone deaf.  And for me, one of his greatest accomplishments, was the 2013 award from the Northwest Sled Dog Association for "Best Cared for Team," making him the only 5 time recipient of this annual award. And that tells me personally, everything I need to know about him to ask him to come speak with us for an hour. 


    Among the amazing dogs Von has had the pleasure of being responsible for, he will tell us Chewbacca's story, an incredible dog and dear friend that was able to participate in the 2011 Serum Run on the Iditarod Trail at age 13. Chewy is just one example of the care and love his dogs recieve to be able to keep on running into their senior years. 


    I encourage you to call in with questions for this true musher man, about his adventures and experiences with the dogs he calls family. 

  • 00:16

    BEWARE! Of Dogs, Of Evil Workers, Of the Concision

    in Christianity

                                            Philipians 3: 18-19


    Christian's are Warned concerning the Dogs, kuon - immoral person, evil workers, poneros - one who works wickedness or misery, bad,worthless, grievous & malicious, the Concision, katatome - false circumcision or christian, the Wolf. Philipians 4:8 We need to learn how to judge those things that come into our lives that are unworthy & hurtful to us and our families.1 CORINTHIANS 2: 15 iF YOU ARE A CHRISTIAN GOD GAVE YOU THE ABILITY TO JUDGE BETWEEN GOOD & EVIL. SO WHAT'S THE PROBLEM!

  • 00:15

    Teach The Next Generation

    in Christianity

    The Bible teaches that God will hold us responsible to teach our children, and grand-children to know, love, honor, and respect Him. I invite you to read the book of Titus chapter 2 verses 11-14 (Titus 2:11-14).

  • 00:37

    Copper Basin '16 Best Cared for Team Award: Torsten Kohnert

    in Entertainment

    Torsten Kohnert is exactly the person to we need to shine a light on in our mushing world. He is now 44, and the German born Torsten has been mushing for half his life. His recent race, the Copper Basin 300 landed him in 11th place out of 48 teams, and gained him, in my opinion the most prestigious award there is: The Vet's Choice for Best Cared for Team. 


    Torsten's history with sled dogs goes back to 1995 when he moved to Northern Sweded (Lapland) to pursue his passion. He has finished every major race he has entered, including races in Scandinavia Niclas 9 times Finnmark Race (600 mi), 2 Yukon Quests, 2 Copper Basins, and the GinGin 200. 


    Currently, Torsten is living in the beautiful AK to run and race, and his wife and one of two daughters (ages 11 and 14) will join him soon. .  Like many, he has a tour operation with the sled dogs, with 40-50 Huskies in his kennel. And, also like many mushers, living with Nature is a big part of his life, with fishing and hunting to help fill the freezers and his dog's stomachs for those long winter nights.


    We will be talking about those big races mentioned earlier, learn more about how he runs his kennel and the special care he takes of his sled dogs that earned him the Best Cared for Team at the Copper Basin. We will also talk about raising kids with sled dogs, his move to AK, the differences in racing in Lapland vs North America and so much more. 


    And again, is it the opinion of this musher, that the the most important and prestigious award IS Vet's Choice for Best Cared for Team. My knowlegde and experince pales in comparison to his, and most other mushers, but as I've said before, the care, the bond, the love we give to those we are responsible for comes back to us 1000's of time over. It is that trust and love that gets you and your team across that finish line. 


     

  • 00:56

    INNERSIGHT FREEDOM FOUNDATION - WHY ARE DISABLED HOMELESS PEOPLE DENIED SERVICE DOGS?

    in Self Help

    INNERSIGHT FREEDOM FOUNDATION - WHY ARE DISABLED HOMELESS PEOPLE DENIED SERVICE DOGS?

    Frank Perino Host

    Suzanne Tarazi-Ferraro Co Host

    Joseph Arian Engineer

    INNERSIGHT means FREEDOM-advocates for the disabled

  • 01:02

    Teach me your ways Oh God!

    in The Bible

    The More God Teach us ,the Better We Became In His Presence!

  • 00:27

    #57 - I Will Teach You to Be Rich with Ramit Sethi

    in Entrepreneur

    When we have a guest on our site to talk about how to become rich, we're not talking about how to make a quick buck. Ramit Sethi is the author of the New York Times bestseller, I Will Teach You To Be Rich and writes for over 500,000 monthly readers on his website where he covers psychology, personal finance, careers, and entrepreneurship. He's jamming with us today on what it really means to live a rich life and how to manage your creative ideas to create quality, profitable products and services that can stand the test of time.