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On February 22nd 2013 Henry Maybury lost his brother Tom Maybury to alcoholism. Although Henry was ultimately destroyed by his brother's passing he decided to use the heartbreaking experience to raise awareness about alcohol abuse.
So what did he do?
He picked up his guitar and used his song writing talents to create a tribute video,for his brother Tom, that has recieved more than 1 million views on You Tube.
Today Henry is here with us to talk about losing his brother to alcoholism, his music and his mission to raise global awareness about the dangers and heartbreak of alcohol abuse and addiction.
Click here to learn more about Henry and his music.
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Ann Dowsett Johnston joins Sister Jenna on the America Meditating Radio Show!
Ann Dowsett Johnston is an award-winning writer and editor, respected for her expertise in journalism, higher education, alcohol addiction and public policy issues. A recipient of the Atkinson Fellowship in Public Policy and a Southam Fellowship in Journalism, she spent most of her professional career at Maclean's magazine, where she was best known as the chief architect of the university-rankings issue. Ann later spent a year researching the issue of Women and Alcohol as part of the Atkinson Fellowship in Public Policy.
Beyond her focus on education and addiction, Ann has written on a wide variety of subjects, from the arts to mental health. In 2013, she released a book entitled, "Drink: The Intimate Relationship Between Women and Alcohol."
In 2014 she was named the CEO of the Pine River Foundation, an organization that champions and supports Pine River Institute (PRI), a residential treatment program for youth 13-19 struggling with addictive behaviors and often co-occurring mental health issues. Visit www.anndowsettjohnston.com. Watch Ann’s TEDx Talk on Drinking and How it Changed My Life.
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Romans 13:11 And that, knowing the time, that now [it is] high time to awake out of sleep: for now [is] our salvation nearer than when we believed.
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This week, Cathy Taughinbaugh joins me to talk about what parents can do now to help keep their kids safe from drug or alcohol use and abuse.
She will talk about some easy strategies and methods anyone can apply to be more involved in their children's lives, and how they can take an active part in helping them avoid the dangers and consequences of alcohol and drug use.
Cathy works with people, mainly parents interested in receiving support. These may be parents who feel their child is addicted, but also parents who are concerned about their adolescent’s experimentation or recent abuse of drugs or alcohol. Through personal coaching, articles, resources and various eBooks, she offers inspiration to others facing the same or similar challenges in their lives.
If you're looking to take preventative action to help your child live a long, healthy, and happy life, you'll want to tune in to this episode!
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Tonight's special guest is Lenora Thompson from Minnesota, a child abuse survivor and freelance writer whose areas of expertise are narcissistic abuse, mind control techniques (and how they relate to Satanic Ritual Abuse), co-dependence, Stockholm Syndrome and all their offshoots...projection, covert incest and infantilization. The "official story" of her upbringing is that she came from a wonderful, close, loving, caring, born-again Christian family who never abused her and made all their choices for her well-being and safety. Her parents were extremely protective and strict. "These boundaries never changed, no matter how old I got, Lenora says. "They also found reasons for insisting I terminate all of my romantic relationships." She and her husband moved 300 miles away and in 2013 something went "click" when he observed, "You're showing symptoms of abuse, brainwashing and acting like you're from a cult." She'd lost her self-esteem, which her parents "owned," and had become semi-paralyzed by feeling so horrible about herself, which triggered OCD. "That was two years ago," she says, "and I've been obsessed with studying the topics listed on my website ever since. Although recovery is lifelong, I am feeling calmer than ever before." Freelance writing is more than a career for Lenora. It's an obsession. A passion. "Finally!" she writes, "a career I love and can do from my little cottage with the morning glories around the front door, the sun dappling through the lace curtains, a glass of sun tea at my elbow and a sleepy bichon frise at my feet." She's interested in writing for NAASCA, and we'd be delighted to have her!
Welcome to Voices InJustice, a continuing outreach program of Butterfly Dreams Abuse Recovery. We are here to share your public voice, without sharing your identity. You are able to share your thoughts by calling in live at 929-477-3163 or by loging into blogtalkradio.com with your Social ID and join the live chatroom. Sunday, Oct 11th, 7pm eastern/6pm central/4pm pacific time we are discussing the influence of Emotional and/or Verbal abuse.
TELL ME - Which would you find more influential in changing our behaviors; Is it what we constantly hear others say about us? Is it degrading words society uses to describe persons whom they don't even know? Is it what our children hear in the comments and condemnation from their parents or other kids at school? The key is that Emotional or Verbal Abuse can happen anytime, by anyone, it is how we pass judgement on others because of their lifestyle choice or certain ways they act. It is the comments by parents calling their child stupid, rather than saying, 'that was a stupid action, but you can do better'. Emotional & Verbal abuse is usually at it's worst in a dominating relationship; one your teen just might be tolerating to date the most popular person in school. It is something we think nothing about in our comments about the person or the family down the street, and it is what ends up being the constant bullying your child might be inflicting on others because its the only way people at home ever talk about them. This is a personally destructive abuse that targets how we see ourselves, the feeling of being worthy.
Tonight we discuss how we teach our kids to see our society and how they will handle social/personal relationships. Join us live for open discussion to share any experiences or comments, because we definitely VALUE YOUR VOICE. Our shows are strictly for open discussion entertainment only. Thank you
Mr. Brett A. Scudder hosts "Human and Psychological Impacts of Workplace Abuse, Pt 2" with guests from various industries who have experienced it, and experts who support them.
He had a great show on Sept. 15th for part 1 of the series with some great guest and the dialog touched many people deeply as the challenges are real and impacts great.
He will be addressing the challenges, realities and legalities of workplace abuse with his guests and how it can affect someone on many levels. Most people focus on the physical abuse, we will focus on the mental and emotional impacts and effects that causes people to be depressed, mentally unstable, emotionally broken, substance addicts and suicidal. There are many people who are employed and living in hell due to inhumane and abusive conditions they face every day. No one should have to work in unhealthy, abusive and life-threatening environments.
Tune in via (347) 989-8875 to learn about this and the realities many people live with and face every day in workplaces.
Mike Boler and show creator George R. Lopez host "Prime Time Paranormal" every Monday from 9-11 pm e.s.t.. Bringing you the top names in the community from John Zaffis and Rosemary Ellen Guiley to Nick Groff and Grant Wilson just to name a few. Jason Gowin of Extreme Paranormal as our on the scene correspondant joins Mike and George on Mondays from time to time.
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Tonight's special guest is Megan (Meg) Sartor from Queesland, Australia. She and her sister molested by their stepfather, who was prosecuted for her sister while Meg's abuse was never considered. Later she was assaulted by her maternal grandfather. Her mom didn't want to rock the boat, fearing she'd lose her inheritance. Meg has since gotten "historical justice" which she recommends. "I always knew from such a young age that my family were disappointed or regretted that I came into this world," Megan says, "I can remember my parents treated us kids very differently," she goes on, "I was not loved like a child should be." After her parents divorced her nightmare began. Meg's mother went thru a rebellious stage. She had many boyfriends, and one in particular turned Mega's world upside down. After a period of time grooming her while bathing, he started to be a regular visit to her bedroom late at night. Then he began sexually abusing her at virtually every opportunity, behind her mother's back. "The school knew what was going on," Meg says, "as I had confessed why I felt so sick. I guess Sister Therese Ann and Sister Sarah just didn't know how to deal with it." Her childhood traumas set her up to have a tumultuous and often tragic adulthood, filled with inappropriate relationships, bad decisions and suicide attempts. But she hopes that's behind her. "For now I'm trying to stay positive. I have my ups and downs but with everything I have dealt with and it's all been on my own, Meg writes. "One day I will be able to share a home with my man, maybe have the wedding that I so longed for, the one that I dreamed of as a little girl. One day someone will want me forever."
1. The evidence that insurers are interfering of which Independent and UKColumn article are a factual good start.
2. The pitiful levels of compensation paid out on average eg £250k for 26 victims in Nottingham.
3. Talk about the scale of the abuse and how this produces very high risk £150-650 billion with no problems if the average victim is paid say £1million for the abuse and lifetime of suffering. If the figure is £3-5m per person them the sums are so vast that we are talking international banks failing. Think it would good to discuss just what the suffering is and the effect during their later lives. We can also talk about the number of deaths.
4. Documents. I will have some documents with quotes from insurers about the child abuse risks.
5. Zurich and other companies involved - people involved Blair and also backers of Exaro. Effect on Lloyds of London. Who are the actuaries calculating the risk KPMG are one lot. But to calculate the risk they first have to estimate the number of children abused. How are they doing this (which they are) if the statistics for the number of children abused in care are hidden from the public and children's homes records closed for periods between 50 & 80 years.
6. The constant attempt to drag child abuse into monetary compensation when the crime is criminal and the first priority should be on investigation arrest and punishment. This is also the start of healing for victims that the perpetrators are brought to justice.
Monetary compensation alone is a scam to attempt to buy off victims.
7. Does the government have reserves to underwrite insurers child abuse risks? I don't know the answer to this question.
The group and fans of Writer Crystal Evans discuss their emotional abuse situations and offer collective solutions. Do not miss excerpts from her page now on Facebook.
He said if I thought "him Deandre Myles woulda settle for somebody like me" I spat out a mouthful of wine and my girlfriend chuckled.
What he meant was someone who looked like me. Dre would never meet another woman on my level. I was determined to make sure of that by always excelling and becoming someone bigger than even Dre can begin to imagine or conceive.
Out of all that I am and all that I've achieved, Dre only remembered that me 'big fat and ole' and he was mighty proud of it too. My weight became the defining factor for our relationship. Not my kindness! Not my long suffering, my forgiving spirit and my blind optimism...
Loving Dre was like a foolish dog chasing a flying bird. Blind optimism.
Foolish. One word that comes to mind. Not me but Dre to turn his back on a real woman in pursuit of superficiality.
Dre with his insults.
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