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  • 00:02

    Sibling Fights

    in Pop Culture

    Two siblings fighting about pop culture.

  • 00:39

    The Sibling Project: Episode 4 - Theresa Valentin

    in Family

    According to SAMHSA, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, nearly 24.6 million Americans were illicit drug users in 2013.  Now just for a moment, take that number and try to imagine the number of people that were impacted by that illicit drug use. Think about the families. Think about the number of mothers, fathers, cousins, grandfathers, co-workers and best friends. Think about all the people that were pulled into and torn apart by the viscous cycle of addiction.


    Clearly, the numbers are staggering and the heartache is real and we need to start talking about it. That’s why I’ve created The Sibling Project: Exploring How The Lives of Siblings Are Impacted By Addiction. Over the next several weeks, I will be speaking one on one with a group who’s voice we rarely if ever get to hear, the siblings of addicts and alcoholics. 


    It is my hope, with this series of podcasts, that we can spark a new conversation that focuses on the countless number of siblings living and struggling alongside an addicted loved one. 


    In this fourth episode of The Sibling Project, I'm sitting down with Theresa Valentin. Theresa grew up with two older brothers both of which struggled with addiction. One loved heroin and the other would settle for just about anything he could get his hands on. At 19, Theresa left home to get away from the chaos, a decision she says she's never regretted. 

  • 00:42

    The Sibling Project: Episode 3 - Merna & Linda

    in Family

    According to SAMHSA, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, nearly 24.6 million Americans were illicit drug users in 2013.  Now just for a moment, take that number and try to imagine the number of people that were impacted by that illicit drug use. Think about the families. Think about the number of mothers, fathers, cousins, grandfathers, co-workers and best friends. Think about all the people that were pulled into and torn apart by the viscous cycle of addiction.


    Clearly, the numbers are staggering and the heartache is real and we need to start talking about it. That’s why I’ve created The Sibling Project: Exploring How The Lives of Siblings Are Impacted By Addiction. Over the next several weeks, I will be speaking one on one with a group who’s voice we rarely if ever get to hear, the siblings of addicts and alcoholics. 


    It is my hope, with this series of podcasts, that we can spark a new conversation that focuses on the countless number of siblings living and struggling alongside an addicted loved one. 


    Joining us for the third episode of The Sibling Project are sisters Merna and Linda. Hailing from a family of eight, Merna and Linda lost one of their sisters to an alcohol influenced suicide. These two are no strangers to the chaos of addiction as both of their parents were alcoholics as well. 

  • 01:57

    My Ex Is Dating My Sibling???

    in Romance

    Would you be ok with your Ex dating or being in a relationship with your sibling (brother/sister)?


    You’d be surprised at how often this actually happens. 


    In a recent post on Facebook, the question was asked, and the response was overwhelming how many people said they would not be ok with it.  But you’d be also surprised at the many private messages we received from our listeners who have experienced this dating no-no. 


    On this episode of Hot Topics Talk Radio, we’re going to discuss why so many people said it’s a “no-no”, while others said, they didn’t really care.  We’ll also have a very special guest who will reveal her story and experiences in this issue.


    Join us on Wednesday, January 28, 2015, at 8:00pm PST/ 10:00pm CST/ 11:00pm EST.


    To listen and comment by phone, dial (646)200-3148.  Or listen and join the chatroom online at:


    http://www.hottopicstalkradio.com/hot-topics-talk-radio.html


    *Hot Topics Talk Radio and the HTTR Network is sponsored by Shades of Afrika (Corona, CA and Long Beach, CA)


    Follow Hot Topics Talk Radio here and on Facebook.  

  • 02:01

    The King Me Show: Sibling Rivalry

    in Radio

    Sibling rivalry is a type of competition or animosity among siblings, whether blood related or not. Siblings generally spend more time together during childhood than they do with parents. The sibling bond is often complicated and is influenced by factors such as parental treatment, birth order, personality, and people and experiences outside the family.  Sibling rivalry often continues throughout childhood and can be very frustrating and stressful to parents. Adolescents fight for the same reasons younger children fight, but they are better equipped to physically, intellectually, and emotionally hurt and be intellectually and emotionally hurt by each other. Physical and emotional changes cause pressures in the teenage years, as do changing relationships with parents and friends. Fighting with siblings as a way to get parental attention may increase in adolescence. Sibling rivalry can continue into adulthood and sibling relationships can change dramatically over the years. Events such as a parent’s illness may bring siblings closer together, whereas marriage may drive them apart, particularly if the in-law relationship is strained. 


     

  • 00:58

    Through the Eye's of a Sibling; Autism Spectrum Disorder

    in Health

    The Two Trees is a poignant story that gives a glimpse into the difficulties of having a high-functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) child in the family. As told from a sibling perspective, it is both an exploration and celebration of brotherly love despite challenging circumstances, metaphorically reflected in the growth of two trees planted at the beginning of the story. The Two Trees is a must-read for all parents and kids, ASD families, educators, and anyone who has witnessed or felt the sting of being left out, bullied, or misunderstood. 


    Join me on The Keep It Moving Blog Talk Radio Show with special guest Sally Meadows, singer, song writer, author and more importantly a mother. Hear her experiences raising 2 boys and the story behind her new childrens book The Two Trees. 

  • 00:32

    The Sibling Project: Episode 2 - Ginny Atwood

    in Family

    According to SAMHSA, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, nearly 24.6 million Americans were illicit drug users in 2013.  Now just for a moment, take that number and try to imagine the number of people that were impacted by that illicit drug use. Think about the families. Think about the number of mothers, fathers, cousins, grandfathers, co-workers and best friends. Think about all the people that were pulled into and torn apart by the viscous cycle of addiction.


    Clearly, the numbers are staggering and the heartache is real and we need to start talking about it. That’s why I’ve created The Sibling Project: Exploring How The Lives of Siblings Are Impacted By Addiction. Over the next several weeks, I will be speaking one on one with a group who’s voice we rarely if ever get to hear, the siblings of addicts and alcoholics. 


    It is my hope, with this series of podcasts, that we can spark a new conversation that focuses on the countless number of siblings living and struggling alongside an addicted loved one. 


    In this second episode of The Sibling Project, I'm chatting with Ginny Atwood. Ginny lost her younger brother Chris in 2013 to an accidental and tragic overdose. After her brother passed away, Ginny and her grieving family started the Chris Atwood Foundation. A foundation that Ginny hopes will help stomp out stigmas and bring some much needed awareness to the dangers of addiction. 

  • 00:35

    The Sibling Project: Episode 1 - Nicole Spivey

    in Family

    According to SAMHSA, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, nearly 24.6 million Americans were illicit drug users in 2013.  Now just for a moment, take that number and try to imagine the number of people that were impacted by that illicit drug use. Think about the families. Think about the number of mothers, fathers, cousins, grandfathers, co-workers and best friends. Think about all the people that were pulled into and torn apart by the viscous cycle of addiction.


    Clearly, the numbers are staggering and the heartache is real and we need to start talking about it. That’s why I’ve created The Sibling Project: Exploring How The Lives of Siblings Are Impacted By Addiction. Over the next several weeks, I will be speaking one on one with a group who’s voice we rarely if ever get to hear, the siblings of addicts and alcoholics. 


    It is my hope, with this series of podcasts, that we can spark a new conversation that focuses on the countless number of siblings living and struggling alongside an addicted loved one. 


    In Episode 1 of The Sibling Project, I am so excited to be joined by Nicole S. Just from the emails that we’ve exchanged I can already tell that this young lady has a lot to say on the subject. 


     

  • 00:45

    Sunday Sermon: Sibling Rivalry (Genesis 37)

    in The Bible

    In this continuing chapter-by-chapter and verse-by-verse Bible study, teacher and commentator Randall K. Harp explores the envy of Joseph by his brothers because of the favoritism shown him by their father.


    If you enjoy this episode, you may also enjoy the devotional book Illumine Me by Randall K. Harp.  Click here to learn more.

  • 01:01

    MyNDTALK - Sibling Sexual Trauma - Hannah Cartwright

    in Psychology

    Sibling Sexual Trauma  


    A therapist and author, today's guest talks about her personal experiences as a victim and survivor of sibling sexual trauma.  Hannah tells the personal story of recovering from sexual abuse at the hands of a sibling. By sharing her story, Cartwright aims to help victims understand the impact sibling abuse has on survivors, provide tools to help them begin their healing journey and emphasize that survivors can leave the past behind and build happy lives ahead. 

  • 00:31

    Youth and Sibling Relationships

    in Parents

    Join co-hosts Eric Komoroff (www.communityofunity.org) and Dr. Jason Stein (iRyze.com) as they discuss the evergreen topic of sibling relations in all their complexity.