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When Terrorism Comes To YOUR Backyard When the two bombs blew my city apart at 2:50 pm on April 15, 2013, I was leading my group on the Cultural Caribbean Cruise that had been planned for more than a year. We had just docked in San Juan, Puerto Rico and I was able to turn my phone back on and check my email massages. As I finished that task and prepared to get off the ship to enjoy parts of the island, my phone rang. It was my childhood friend, Denise Gray Felder, calling in a panic. “Carole! Where are you? Are you and Michelle safe?” How close are you to the explosion that just happened at the finish line of the Boston Marathon?”
I thanked my friend for calling and reassured her that we were thousands of miles away from the scene of the amazing event. I collected my thoughts, wiped the shock off my face, and desperately searched the internet for more information on this breaking story. I had just sent off unrelated emails to friends and colleagues and learned that one friend had just handed the award to the winning female marathon runner more than half an hour before the first bomb exploded.
I took this terrorist act PERSONALLY. These two demonic young monsters tried to destroy MY city.
And as the chair of the Multicultural Committee of the Greater Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau, I took these bombings PERSONALLY. Our committee and our Bureau have worked for nearly 20 years to eradicate the stigma of racial hostility that still lingers with some people. This incident was a personal affront to all of the efforts of our committee and Bureau. I was concerned that it would further hurt the Boston brand and keep diverse conventions, conferences, meetings and family reunions away from our city.
Join me in today’s program and learn why Boston is MY city...a Boston Strong city.
Join me on this special episode of Own Your Life as we reflect and remember the Boston Marathon Bombing of 2013. Special guest callers will include runners from last year's race, Becca Pizzi and Ken Doucette. Rick Pizzi of Pizzi Farms in Waltham, Mass will be joining the discussion. What lessons have we learned in the years that followed? We will discuss the resilient nature of the people of Boston and how this tragedy brought a community and a nation together to become Boston Strong. We will also discuss the impact of the bombings on security measures at different venues. We will describe how people can be aware of their surroundings during large events. I will also give some of my reflections from my crisis response to Boston during the bombings.
This week, Roundtable with Stephanie Robinson takes on the Boston Marathon Bombings and the age-old question of security vs. liberty. At the Roundtable are Juliette Kayyem, columnist for the Boston Globe and a mainstay on CNN throughout its coverage of the events; Senator for Massachusetts William “Mo” Cowan; Eric Hauser, democratic strategist and owner of the progressive communications firm, the Hauser Group; and Harvard Law Professor Ronald Sullivan.
Is there really such a thing as national security? What are our privacy rights as we grapple with the threat of domestic terror? Did the incident leave public officials wishing for some absent tool of government to improve safety now or in the future?
Roundtable guests take on these questions and more, all while listeners ask questions and share their experiences about the bombing and its aftermath. Time to gather at the Roundtable as Stephanie Robinson leads the discussion on hot topics, deep talk and a little bit of uplift. Roundtable with Stephanie Robinson...pull up a chair.
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This week, Roundtable with Stephanie Robinson takes on the Boston Marathon Bombings and the age-old question of security vs. liberty. At the Roundtable are Juliette Kayyem, columnist for the Boston Globe and a mainstay on CNN throughout its coverage of the events; Senator for Massachusetts William “Mo” Cowan; Eric Hauser, democratic strategist and owner of the progressive communications firm, the Hauser Group; and Harvard Law Professor Ronald Sullivan. Is there really such a thing
The horrific bombings at the finish line of the Boston Marathon has had a profound impact on all of us whether we were there or watching on TV. The images are forever part of our lives now.
Events of this magnitude have the potential to cause Post Traumatic Stress (PTSD). What is happening is, the brain is having great difficulty filtering and understanding the information. It is trying to process the experience or visuals. The result is can cause stress with symptoms ranging from anxiety, disrupted sleeping patterns, anger, sadness, fear and loss of appetite.
It is often thought that PTSD occurs only to those who experience a severe trauma like war. But this is not the case. An event like the bombings can traumatize and cause PTSD to those who only see it on TV.
Healthcare Whisperer welcomes back Michele Rosenthal, an expert on PTSD to talk about PTSD. She has personally experienced and overcome PTSD. She has dedicated her life to helping others to understand PTSD and find the appropriate care. Her website www.healmyPTSD.com offers a wealth of information on PTSD and resources. Her book, Before the World Intruder: Conquering the Past and Creating the Future is an award nominated book.
Michele will be offering assistance and resources for those experiencing PTSD after the horrible Boston events. Listen and call in with questions
Boston, MA – There is no such thing as an organization without individuals. As a leader, you have to make sure all the pieces are working together. This requires a growth mind-set for yourself, your people and the organization, which is informed through conversations, experiences, reflection, and exploring the system of the organization to see what patterns drive and block success.
As Michelangelo saw a statue within a block of marble, Melisa Gillis sees herself as the architect of her clients, seeing the leader yet to be developed within each of her clients.
Gillis is the founder of Gillis Consulting, a boutique organizational effectiveness coaching and consulting firm specializing in leadership, team and organizational development through coaching, training and consulting. Since 2003, Gillis Consulting has partnered with many individuals and organizations to develop effective strategies to harness their potential and transform how they achieve their desired success.
“My passion is to help leaders develop their own personal brand of leadership,” says Gillis. “Helping leaders to integrate their own style and competencies with the best practices designed for excellence in their roles."
The primary objective of Gillis Consulting is to enhance leadership skills, unite teams and develop a learning mindset throughout the organization in order to maximize results.
“In order to grow as leaders, we have to step out of our comfort zone, which can be uncomfortable and scary or exhilarating,” says Gillis. “Coaching is totally about supporting you in your growth. When I work with clients, we co-create the goals and process, ultimately creating the path for their desired success.”
For more information on Gillis Consulting, visit http://www.gillisconsulting.com
On this episode of Chewing The Fat with Big and Beefy , Chef Rob talks about his experiments with meat glue and lamb scraps that turn into Lamb Bacon. Also Rob and Clem will chat about smoking meats and BBQ because we are entering the heart of summer.
Chef Rob and The Culinary Renegades got their invitation to go to Reno Nevada with their award winning SALSA to enter into The World Championships. Find out more during the show.
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In this episode, we talk with Boston-based educational consultant Michele Rosenthal (Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Programs at Sawyer Business School, Suffolk University) about navigating cancer and the college experience and the art of finding appropriate on-campus resources. Survivor Spotlight on young adult survivor Mallory Casperson (Founder/CEO at Lacuna Loft.)
This week on the Partnerunning Show we interview Brett Saxon from Trails Plus as we preview up coming events in the You Yangs and The Tan Ultra.
With the Hardcore 100 Miler fast becoming one of Australia's must do hundred millers Brett tells as all about the miler and other You Yangs Events.
The Tan is Melbournes iconic running trail and with a central location is a must for locals and tourists. Brett outlines the events to be held there with distances from 8km to 100km available.
Also on the show:
Over the shoulder
Surf Coast Trail Marathon 2015 Review
The Road Ahead