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The Maternal Manager opens up with interviewer Stephanie Nivinskus on the needs of today's moms. Moms are their own worst critics. Sometimes they need a dose of encouragement and a few coping tools to gain the confidence to become the moms they want to be. She discusses what a Mommy Coach is and why humor and light heartedness can help moms overcome some of the most difficult situations. Sometimes moms don't need the experts, they need another mom who has been there and can help them navigate the sea of motherhood without drowning in dispare.
What would you say if you could talk with your teenage self? The Maternal Manager returns to the 1980's to chat with teenage Mindi about her plans for the future and Mindi wants to know what the future looks like. Did she become a super model/actress/spy/detective? Did she marry a wealthy guy like on Dynasty or an adventurous modern Indiana Jones?
The Maternal Manager confesses she has the exciting career of being a Mom. Yes, she grew up to become her Mom. It's an adventure saving the future.
Remember when you were pregnant with your first child? Your emotions raced between excitement, anxiety, and wonder when thinking about what life would be like after becoming a Mom? In the first of a Two part interview, the Maternal Manager talks to 1st time mom to be Renee Michelle Williams-King a couple of weeks before delivering her son Eli. What are her birthing plans? Was labor and delivery all she thought it would be? What does she think baby Eli will look like and which parent does he take after? A follow up interview will happen after Eli is born.
Birth in America has gotten exremely dangerous. Maternal mortality rates continue to rise. African-American mortality rates are four to six times higher than the mortality rate of other mothers. Something must be done to fix this crisis.
Maddy Oden, mother to three children and grandmother of ten, has experienced the ravaging affects of maternal mortality. Since the untimely death of her daughter, Maddy has started a non profit organization, The Tatia Oden French Memorial Foundation. The sole purpose of the Foundation is to educate women around the issues of pregnancy and birth. Their primary focus is on off label use of drugs, informed consent and maternal mortality. They give presentations at schools, churches, conferences and anywhere there are women of childbearing age.
We currently have an open petition to the FDA with over 3,000 both on and off line, regarding Cytotec inductions. Please visit our website at www.tatia.org For more information on Cytotec please just google it. ( Also called misoprostol).
This week Jennifer co-creates with Phyllis Walsh by hearing about her newly released book, The Illusion of Mortality. Phyllis wrote this book after receiving a number of communications, after the tragic passing of her husband Owen, in 2006. Phyllis was left to bring up her two children who were then aged 3 and 9. Phyllis explains to us in this interview, about her feelings of despair but also how this experience over the course of time, turned into a journey of spiritual exploration.
Phyllis was raised within the Catholic Church and as a child she never questioned her religion. The book is not religious in essence but it does explore spirituality, along with Phyllis' own research into the "paranormal". On reflection, she has found her experiences to be unusual but in someway very comforting and she wants to reach out to others with this book to help them come through their grief in the belief that our soul is eternal.
This is a brilliant and interesting interview so please make time to listen. It will help so many to her Phyllis' words particularly at this time of year.
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Its Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas - James Bickers
http://www.my-natural-motherhood-journey.com Maternal mortality rates of African-American women are 3-4 times higher than any other group of American women. That number is staggering. Something must be done to change the way women are cared for during their pregnancy, childbirth and post-partum experiences.
I'll be talking with midwife and Executive Director of Commonsense Childbirth Inc. - The Birth Place, Jennie Joseph (LM, CPM), about how she has worked to diminish that disparity in her community by developing a midwifery system of care called The JJ Way.
Join Denise as she has a mom talk with professional make-up artist turned maternal health advocate, writer and speaker, Timoria McQueen. Timoria suffered a post partum hemorrhage and underwent a life-saving surgery shortly after the birth of her daughter. She was diagnosed with PTSD and realized that there were very few resources for women who had similar birth experiences. Along with providing resources for other women, Timoria shares a candid look at what her life has been like since giving birth to her first child four years ago on her blog www.timoriamcqueen.com. If you have experienced a miscarriage, or any other maternal health issue, you will not want to miss this episode of Mom Talk with Denise LaRosa.
Babies are expensive. Your love for your new baby is endless, but your wallet isn't. Diapers, formula, clothing, childcare. How can you plan for college when you are just trying to make it to next payday? Today's guest financial strategist Lori Spivey discusses getting that financial dialogue going and things for new parents to think about. The worst planning is no planning. A little planning for your family now will go a long way later.
Prerecorded April 3, 2004
Dr. Clifford N. Alford began his training at five years old, when his Grandmother, a Texas Cherokee Medicine Woman recognized his interest in herbs and the ways of Mother Earth. She taught him an average of two to three months per year for the next fourteen years.
Naturopathic and Shamanic Services, Inc. was founded by Dr. Sir Clifford N. Alford, Th.D, DD, MH, S/RMT, in May of 1995 in Tahlequah, OK for the purpose of protecting and reviving indigenous matriarchal shamanic traditions of the Cherokee Tribe and other similar traditions worldwide. This ministry had operated in Tahlequah and the surrounding areas, and in Texas, Louisiana, Michigan and New Mexico since 1993. His name was changed to Prajna Shiva Kalidasa by his Tibetan and Javanese teachers.
Prajna Shiva Kalidasa was born as Clifford Nelson Alford, and was apprenticed in Cherokee Medicine from the age of five by his maternal grandmother for fourteen years. His great grandmother assisted in that process for three years until her death. Prajna then apprenticed with others in the Asaga Medicine Society for another eleven years, which resulted in his being declared to be an Adawehas (Cherokee Spiritual Leader and Sexual Healer), and has pursued every opportunity to study and train with other Shamans in shamanic, sexual healing and empowerment methods from all over the world. His name in the Asaga was Stone Heart until his main teacher died when he received a new name of Henowetak which translates as "The Strange Man".
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Professor James Small is a Pan Africanist, Black Scholar and Transformational Speaker. He is a Priest of Oya and Babalorisha in the Ifa Tradition.
Professor James Small was born in 1945, on Arcadia plantation, located on the banks of the Waccamaw River. This Lowland rice plantation is located where the Waccamaw, Peedee, and Black Rivers converge to meet the Atlantic Ocean, on the shores of historic Georgetown, South Carolina. Prof. Small was born to a family that traces their descent from enslaved Africans, to the Yoruba, Akan, and Ewe people of West Africa. Prof. Small's heritage also stems from the Native American ancestors that inhabited these South Carolinian shores. Both his maternal great-grandmother and his paternal great-grandmother were members of the Chicora Nation, and made their home along the mighty Waccamaw River.
Prof. Small taught for nearly twenty years at the City University of New York, including 17 years at the City College of New York's Black Studies Department, thirteen of those years also serving as an administrator and two years at New York City Technical College. Prof. Small has taught courses on Malcolm X, Traditional African Religion (Prof. Small is a priest in the Yoruba religion), Pan Africanism, Crime in the Urban Community, Urban Crisis and Issues, and African Folklore.
Prof. Small is currently conducting educational and cultural tours throughout Africa and the United States and he is also working on two books, one a collection of his lectures on Malcolm X and the other on the topic of "Post Slavery Trauma Syndrome."
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Holyoke, MA – Turning the pages on the third and final chapter in life in your 60’s can seem like a journey without a road map. There's a lot to think about and plan for and a lot more fun to have. ?
So says Martha Johnson, a life journey guide, author and the founder of Time For You, a practice dedicated to convening conversations among post-60 women with places to go, decisions to make and uncertainties to tackle. Martha refers to the ages from 60 to 90 as the “third chapter of life,” and at 75, she’s finally accepted her own personal mission and is eager to share it with others: “Live fully, age gracefully, befriend death. Let your well-lived life be your legacy.’’
“That’s what lights my fire,” says Martha. “Helping accomplished women unlock their own clarity and courage for this particular age-stage transition.”
Getting to an age where you start feeling aches and pains and begin to sense your own mortality, can be disconcerting. Though you may be “retiring” from a career, you still have the energy and desire for a fulfilling “third chapter.” But issues arise: taking care of aging parents, unexpected illness and the need to prepare for a peaceful passing without placing an undue burden onto your family.
Prompted by the hunger among the newly retired for safe space in which to share their problems and carve out a path forward, Martha’s own new mission was born: to support reflective and accomplished women eager to allay their fears and apply their own best thinking to the mastery of third chapter living.
“It’s the start of taking time for ourselves to think about this journey called life, the story we’re writing,” says Martha. “It’s OK to say, ‘Now what do I really want to do?’ The journey continues.”