• 00:36

    Lauren M Galley - Girls Above Society - Steps to Success - An Empowerment Guide

    in Youth

    Please welcome Lauren Galley!  Lauren is stopping by today to chat about her new book Steps to Success - An Empowerment Guide. This Teen Mentor, TV Host, Author and President of Girls Above Society takes tween and teen girls on a journey to confidence & empowerment. Growing up in today's media driven society puts many pressures on young girls as they are discovering themselves. Making good decisions as well as maintaining positive morals and values can be a challenge as they are tugged in many directions from media such as television, media print, and celebrities. Lauren gives young girls a guide to live by as they grow into young adults. This is a must read for all tween and teen girls as well as their parents. Lauren's insight, dedication and courage inspires us all to have a little Girl Power!


    GIRLS ABOVE SOCIETY is a 501C3 organization founded by Lauren Marie Galley, a 19-year-old teen mentor, author, actress/model and college honors student. Her organization empowers tween and teen girls to be confident while maintaining positive morals and values as they face the tough pressures of today’s society. Lauren travels throughout the U.S. speaking on the topics of body image, leadership skills and self-confidence. Lauren serves as the Youth Advocate for Free2Luv giving her a platform in her Free2BeYOU Series, as well as Teen Commentator for Houston Family Magazine, and enjoys writing for Huffington Post. Lauren's Ambassadorship with Secret Deodorant's Mean Stinks Campaign in conjunction with Teen Vogue has given her a powerful platform to empower girls to end the girl on girl bullying for good. 

  • 00:31

    Spirit Connections with Donna Marie Crawford Psychic Medium

    in Spirituality

    Are you are seeking spiritual guidance about a particular life challenge you are going through? Or maybe you are seeking a connection with a loved one who has passed? Join Intuitive Psychic Medium Donna Marie Crawford as she shares the guidance and messages she receives from Spirit, her guides, and from your loved ones who have passed. Donna Marie will be offering mini readings live on the broadcast for those who wish to connect. To learn more about Donna Marie's offerings visit: www.DonnaMarieCrawford.com. While you are there be sure to grab her free video series, "Awakening Your Divine Intuition" a 3 video tutorial that will show you how to tap into your own Divine intuition.

  • 02:01

    Mad U with hosts Sarah Knutson and Lauren Tenney

    in Education

    4/2/15, 9-11 PM Estern Talk with hosts Sarah Knutson and  Lauren Tenney. Be part of the program, call: (267)521-0167


    "The barriers to change in the mental health system are enormous." These words are as true today as when they were written nearly 40 years ago by Judi Chamberlin (1978) in her paradigm-changing work, On Our Own: Patient-Controlled Alternatives to the Mental Health System. In this episode of Mad U, we explore and reflect together on some of Judi's core ideas.


    Course Reading:


    Chamberlin, J. (1998). Confessions of a noncompliant patient. Journal of Psychosocial Nursing, 36, 49-52. http://www.power2u.org/articles/recovery/confessions.html.


    Chamberlin, J. (1990). The ex-patients’ movement: Where we’ve been and where we’re going. The Journal of Mind and Behavior, 11, 323-336. http://www.power2u.org/articles/history-project/ex-patients.html


    Questions for reflection: Judi calls the ex-patients movement a 'liberation struggle of oppressed people' - what does that mean to you? Have you ever been called non-compliant by the mental health system? Have you ever felt pressure to comply? How did that impact you? Your relationships? Your feelings about the system? What role is there, if any, for compliance/ noncompliance in a human rights informed society? When if ever, should one person be allowed to substitute their judgment (reality) for someone else's? What concerns motivated the early ex-patient's movement? How did those concerns inform the values of the ex-patients movement? Where do you see those same values present today in how ...we treat each other as individuals? we advocate for society to treat us? we organize together to serve our communities? Where and why have we lost sight of these values? What, if anything, should we do about that?


    References


    Chamberlin, J. (1978). On Our Own: Patient controlled alternatives. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.

  • 02:00

    MadU: with hosts Sarah Knutson and Lauren Tenney: An Evening with Pat Risser

    in Current Events

    Tonight on Mad U – 9-11 PM EASTERN. An Evening with Pat Risser. Pat Risser has been a psych rights activist and advocate for nearly 3 decades. His journey from childhood trauma/ abuse to mental health system trauma/ abuse to peer-supported recovery, healing and wholeness is powerful and compelling. In this episode, Pat will take us on a tour of his life, his work, his writing and his webpage. He’ll share his experience of what helped, what didn’t, where we’ve come as a movement, what needs to change, and how we can go about getting there.


    From Pat: "I had been brainwashed by the psychiatric system to be hopeless, helpless and overly dependent. So now I've dedicated the greater part of my life to try and reach people who are currently affected by the system and deprogram them from the cult of psychiatry."


    About Pat: Pat is a semi-retired, award-winning Mental Health Consultant who provides training and workshops for consumers/survivors throughout the country. Pat has extensive experience as an author trainer, facilitator, presenter and consultant. He’s been a human rights activist, mental health advocate and trauma champion for over twenty-five years. Pat has built and directed a statewide consumer network, directed a patients' rights program and developed countless self-help, peer support groups. Pat entered the mental health system at age 21. He survived over 20 hospitalizations for a raft of purported diagnosis entitling him to a boatload of pyschiatric drugs, none of which helped. He brings perspectives as a consumer/survivor, professional provider, administrator and family member.


    To check out Pat's extensive website: www.patrisser.com


    To talk with Pat, Sarah, and Lauren, and be part of the show, call (267)521-0167

  • 00:30

    Spirit Connections with Psychic Medium Donna Marie Crawford

    in Spirituality

    Are you are seeking spiritual guidance about a particular life challenge you are going through? Or maybe you are seeking a connection with a loved one who has passed? Join Intuitive Psychic Medium Donna Marie Crawford as she shares the guidance and messages she receives from Spirit, her guides, and from your loved ones who have passed. Donna Marie will be offering mini readings live on the broadcast for those who wish to connect. To learn more about Donna Marie's offerings visit: www.DonnaMarieCrawford.com. While you are there be sure to grab her free video series, "Awakening Your Divine Intuition" a 3 video tutorial that will show you how to tap into your own Divine intuition.

  • 01:59

    MadU with hosts Sarah Knutson and Lauren Tenney

    in Current Events

    This week on Mad U: Mad About U!  This show is about you -  What are your favorite classics in the mad movement? What are the 'must reads' for this show? What are the hot topics to address?  What authors and movement leaders should 'everyone' know about?  How should we go about the show?  What's the best way to engage the material and create a lively discussion?  How would you like to participate?  What's the best way to learn from others?  To share what you know?


    Electroshock - Guest appearance by George Ebert who will talk about the upcoming protest on May 16 and read some of his writings.  


    Bonus current events topic: Why pilots crash planes.  Bring your lived experience and what you've read about the crash.  We'll pull from our pot of  'mad wisdom' and make sense of it together.


    Some authors/ topics for future shows:  Leonard Frank/; Linda Andre (Electroshock); Robert Whitaker (Anatomy of An Epidemic), Redefining Mental Illness (TM Luhrman), Understanding Psychosis & Schizophrenia, Hearing Voices Movement, Intentional Peer Support (Shery Mead), Recovery Values (Shery Mead/ Mary Ellen Copeland) Defining Peer Roles (Western Mass RLC); Declaration of Principles (Tenth Annual Conference); Ron Bassman (being psychiatrized); Tina Minkowitz (ending force and coercion), Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities; Pat Deegan (Spirit Breaking); Focault (Madness & Civilization); Goffman (Total Institutions), Thomas Szasz (Psychiatric Slavery/ Therapeutic State); William Miller (Rediscovering Fire/ empathy vs. coercion); Insane Manifesto;
    Mad In America (articles and blogs); Radical Psychiatry Manifesto

  • 00:12

    Marie Moute Interview

    in Entertainment

    French Actress Marie Moute chats with us about starring in her latest film, Welcome To New York, along with her upcoming project, Legacy Of My Soul. 

  • 00:52

    Empowering Teens With Teen Mentor Lauren Galley

    in Self Help

    Guest teen mentor Lauren Galley joins host Erika Nicole Finn for a candid discussion about the pressures that teens face today, and how we can empower teens to become confident leaders of their generation.


    About Lauren Galley: At the young age of 18 years old, Lauren has become a voice to young teen girls, traveling throughout the US giving her signature "Girl Talks". She is also the founder of the non-profit organization Girls Above Society which provides mentorship and awareness to teen girls. Find out more about Lauren and her organization at www.girlsabovesociety.org.


    About Erika Nicole Finn: Erika is a lifestyle expert and coach, huffington post blogger and host of Live.Love.Grow. She shows clients how to find happiness and live their dream lives, and believes it's never too late to get started. Tweet her @erikanicolefinn, follow her on facebook and sign-up for a complimentary coaching session with Erika at www.erikanicolefinn.com.


     

  • 00:48

    Show - #28- Guests: Giovanna Capozza/Lauren Sonnenberg/Amy Jarosky!!

    in Motivation

    1st Guest: Giovanna Capozza, Transformational Life & Relationship Coach/Mentor & Spiritual Teacher.


    www.giovannacapozza.com


    Giovanna is a coach, mentor, speaker, author and spiritual teacher who helps women be free to discover the truth of who they are, in all that they do, in all parts of their lives without sacrificing themselves.  She teaches women how to conquer fear and stop playing small in their lives & relationships.


    2nd Guest: Lauren Sonnenberg, Psychotherapist & Wellness Consultant (& Founder of LifeCore).


    www.LifeCoreOnline.com


    Lauren Sonnenberg, LMHC, D.PSc, CAP is a psychotherapist specializing in the treatment of chronic pain and serious illness.  Using EFT and other mind-body approaches, the root causes of chronic pain and illness are identified and “cleared out” so as to allow for optimal healing.  


    3rd Guest: Amy Jarosky, Certified Health and Lifestyle Expert.


    http://healthyvices.com


    Amy Jarosky is a Certified Health & Lifestyle Expert and Founder of Healthy Vices. Amy focuses on helping busy men and women lose weight, decrease stress, sleep better, improve energy, etc. She truly loves helping individuals feel their best and regain balance in their lives. 


     


     

  • 01:10

    Brittany Marie Live

    in Military

    Join us this week as we welcome country rock singer songwriter, Brittany Marie. Only two words are necessary to describe Richmond, VA. native Brittany Marie. Energy and Talent. Behind her microphone stands a crowd pleasing voice that’s powerful beyond belief with the rich sincerity of a true entertainment stylist. When she takes the stage the synergy of her enormous energy leaps to the forefront to capture an audience and doesn’t let them go until the last note has faded into the echo of exuberant applause. Brittany got her start like many emerging Country artists singing at Churches, Fairs, Showcases, and Festivals. She made the commitment to pursue music as a career in 2013. Now, almost a year later, she has opened for National Touring Acts such as: Kenny Chesney, Dierks Bentley, Chris Young, The Band Perry, Aaron Tippin, Brett Eldredge, and More! She has proved she can hold her own in the Country Music Industry and is diligently working to further her career indefinitely. We will talk to Brittany about her upcoming schedule, get a behind the scenes look at her music, feature her latest songs, and ask her to share her message for the troops. Please be sure to visit Brittany Marie at http://www.brittanymarieofficial.net/ and spread the word. Fans are welcome to call in and speak live with Brittany during the show (718) 766-4193. If you would like to participate in the live chat during the show, you must sign up on the show site first and then log in during the show. And as always we will give shout outs to our deployed military listeners. Be sure to join us, Sunday 4/12/2015 at 4 PM EDT! Our message to the troops....WE do what we do, because YOU do what you do.

  • 00:59

    Meet Danielle Marie & Mike Edel

    in Music

    DANIELLE MARIE


    Young singer-songwriter Danielle Marie from Cardiff Echoes, Alberta has always had a passion for music. She participated in early music programs and continued with music/band in school until 2011, when she decided to seriously pursue a music career.


    Heavily influenced by contemporary artists like Ed Sheeran and Adele, Danielle released her first EP in July 2013. While the folk/alt-folk offering attracted much attention – and even hit the #1 local spot on ReverbNation – she was convinced that musically, there was more. A month later, she headed to Nashville with 5 songs in hand, and recorded a full album, ‘More Than Just A Girl’, and shot her first music video. 


    Danielle's new single "What You Can't Have" is being released April 14th.


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    MIKE EDEL


    Even the title of his latest album "India, Seattle" (released April 14th) feels like a story on it’s own. Victoria’s Mike Edel couldn’t have named his sophomore release more poetically.


    Part of growing a little bit older, a little bit wiser is the awareness that comes inside growing spaces. Nearing thirty, on the exhaust of a brutal four year touring schedule, Mike settled inside these spaces to create his finest work yet. There’s something about the way he presents personal experiences in a way that project universal understandings. Love and beauty, pain and confusion, the knowledge that all precious things are only precious because they can be lost. It feels a little bit like growing up - like the moment when everything that felt so close as a young person is all of a sudden so far away. It’s the comfort in finding that you aren’t alone. 

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