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  • 01:08

    Lymphedema Voice & Activist: Leigh Elke

    in Health

    Leigh comes forth today talking about what brought her into the passion for the activism for lymphedema rights, what she has done with that time frame, and what her hopes are for the future.


    Leigh was diagnosed at 21 years old with lymphedema/lipedema, PCOS, fibromaylgia, Chronic fatigue syndrome high blood pressure, hypothyroidsm all on the same day. She had gained 230 pounds in one year. After reaching 500 pounds she had gastric bypass surgery, successfully losing 340 pounds in one year. After consulting with Dr Herbst in June 2014 for a "formal" diagnosis of stage 3 lipoedema she has undergone 3 surgeries for lipedema, all reimbursed by BCBS PPO. Additionally she has authorization for 6 total surgeries and 1 tummy apron removal. She is a disabled stay at home mother of 3, hoping to help others in the same situation with a non profit organization and insurance questions/answers.


    To learn more about the activism and lymphedema issues:


    http://facebook.com/lymphedemainthenews


    Lymphedema Treatment Act http://lymphedematreatmentact.org


    http://facebook.com/beyondwordslive 


    http://blogtalkradio.com/oralhistory 


    and remember to keep #SharingYourVoice

  • 00:28

    Liberal Stories, Conservative Stories: Analyze Your Own

    in Psychology

    The current political scene often seems to pit liberals against conservatives with Democrats defined as liberal and Republicans cast as conservative. I suggest that the current political struggles do not reflect the traditional liberal/comnservative dialogue but are perversions and extreme versions of legitimate life stories. The extremes in these struggles reflect a tribalization of political differences which include self-glorification, demonization of opponents and demands for total loyalty to leaders and tribe. Todays discussion will suggest that liberal/conservative differences are one of emphasis, often subtle, between a focus on the environment in which we live and the qualities by which individuals live. Liberals traditionally seek social justice while conservatives seek individual moral integrity and responsibility. I will suggest that we cannot have one without the other and if we try we will produce a country that will reflect either anarchy or totalitarianism. If we psychanalyze our own emphases we can negotiate and take strong stands against the current tearing of American Democracy now taking place.

  • 00:31

    Lymphedema Voices: Sheryl #Project10000000Voices Lymphedema Is No Joke (Part 2)

    in Family

    The system hiccupped a bit and we didn't get to talk for the full time; however, we are back on this day with the rest of the story.


    First time I talked to Sherly, she told me that she had once been a teacher but hasn't been able to work FT in decades.  She has had Lymphedema since in the early 90s.  She has difficulty fulfilling her life, difficulty in transportation.  She has no way of getting a compression garment (which can cost $500) without having to choose between a garment or paying rent because her income is just that stressed already.  Complicated by tumors (one removed and another that needs to removed).  She has written her Represenative but hasn't had a response just yet.  Hopefully, he'll get on board with the Lymphedema Treatment Act which will authorize Medicare to pay for the garment that helps to keep the lymphedema from getting worse, which causes so many other dominoing issues (like mobility, possible MS, and other diseases that stem from the damaged lymphatic systerm.  


    In Texas, we have 4 co-sponsors for the Lymphedema Treatment Act in Texas, and we have many more to go.  There are 4 bipartisan leads and 104 co-sponsors of the Lymphedemat Treatment Act across the United States.  We really need about 200 co-sponsors for this bill to be passed in the House.  We need your support to help the many Sheryl's out there with similar stories.  Please go to the http://lymphedematreatmentact.org website to sign up being a Team Member in your State and go to the "How You Can Help" and send your legislators personalize letters.


    Listen to the show that we had on November 20th as well for some other call to actions that you can do to help.


     


    #LymphedemaTreatmentAct #LymphedemaStory #Project1000000Voice

  • 00:16

    Heart Centered Stories for Kids with Heart– Flower Fairies in Rainbow Garden

    in Family

    Flower Fairy episode moved to March 6th! Cold and flu season hits hard. Will find our flower faires in the turn of spring! 


    Need a few moments of quiet time for the kids? Something soothing to help them calmly wake up or calmly head towards naptime or bedtime? Come with us and listen in as we tell tales of heart, adventure, fun exploration with characters to love! 


    Original stories made up on the spot through the imagination of Miss Jeannine with the occasional talented storytellers and songwriters guests that kids love based on The Melodies Life Readiness Lessons for Preschoolers! Perfect for naptime or bedtime, these social and emotional heart felt stories are available live each Saturday morning or archived on demand listening for your child ages 2-8. Coloring pages for the shows are available for download on the Heart Centered Stories website. Come join in the fun and open your heart to Heart Centered Stories today!


    This week’s story idea is:Flower Fairies in Rainbow Garden


    Inspired by The Melodies Rainbow Song with The Melodies lesson: Shine Your Light!

  • 00:15

    Heart Centered Stories for Kids with Heart by The Melodies – Lyla's Blank Wall

    in Family

    Need a few moments of quiet time for the kids? Something soothing to help them calmly wake up or calmly head towards naptime or bedtime? Come with us and listen in as we tell tales of heart, adventure, fun exploration with characters to love! 


    Original stories made up on the spot through the imagination of Miss Jeannine with the occasional talented storytellers and songwriters guests that kids love based on The Melodies Life Readiness Lessons for Preschoolers! Perfect for naptime or bedtime, these social and emotional heart felt stories are available live each Saturday morning or archived on demand listening for your child ages 2-8. Coloring pages for the shows are available for download on the Heart Centered Stories website. Come join in the fun and open your heart to Heart Centered Stories today!


    This week’s story idea is: Lila's Blank Wall


    Inspired by The Melodies Expression with The Melodies lesson: Express Yourself!

  • 02:09

    ANCA STORIES

    in Social Networking

    Maria Iliou is your Director Manager, your Host for ANCA Stories on Tuesday's. Maria Iliou is feature a special show


    Maria Iliou is your Ambassador for Long Island NY

  • 02:00

    ANCA STORIES

    in Social Networking

    Maria Iliou is your Director Manager, your host for ANCA Stories on Tuesday's. Maria Iliou is Photographer, Church Photo's..Saturday before Greek Pom Sunday, Divine L. & Receiving Communion by Maria:  Photo of Maria & Athena Maria Reciving Communion  


    Maria Iliou is your Ambassador for Long Island NY 


    Maria play special encored


    April Dawn Griffin is your Ambassador for Canada, Joshua is your Ambassador and send him prayers

  • 02:12

    ANCA STORIES

    in Social Networking

    Maria Iliou is your Dirctor Manager, your host for ANCA Stories on Tuesday. Maria read stories also play encored


    Maria Iliou is your Ambassador forLong Island NY


     

  • 02:59

    ANCA STORIES

    in Social Networking

    Maria Iliou is your Director Manager, your host for ANCA Stories on Tuesday's. Maria Iliou is your Ambassador for Long Island NY

  • 00:15

    Heart Centered Stories for Kids with Heart by The Melodies – Pete the Peacock

    in Family

    Need a few moments of quiet time for the kids? Something soothing to help them calmly wake up or calmly head towards naptime or bedtime? Come with us and listen in as we tell tales of heart, adventure, fun exploration with characters to love! 


    Original stories made up on the spot through the imagination of Miss Jeannine with the occasional talented storytellers and songwriters guests that kids love based on The Melodies Life Readiness Lessons for Preschoolers! Perfect for naptime or bedtime, these social and emotional heart felt stories are available live each Saturday morning or archived on demand listening for your child ages 2-8. Coloring pages for the shows are available for download on the Heart Centered Stories website. Come join in the fun and open your heart to Heart Centered Stories today!


    This week’s story idea is: Pete the Peacock


    Inspired by The Melodies Rainbow Song  with The Melodies lesson: Shine Your Light/Colors 

  • 01:50

    Stories From The Heart

    in Education

    Please call in to join Libby and jolly Wednesday’s at 5:30pm Eastern US time weekly, for sharing stories from the heart about both earthly experiences while moving through the matrix without a legal name, and spiritual connections to the big part of you, of who you really are! Sharing our stories is so valuable to both the teller and the ones listening.


    We suggest that we all are open, and share while we remain aware of how we are expressing ourselves.


    When relating stories, a great way to give perspective is to speak in the present moment as you are describing what happened… as if you are a camera recording what is happening; speaking in the third person can bring objectivity to situation.


    Libby and jolly are here not to correct you, but to simply remind you [with some flexibility] of the rocky waters of getting lost in the memories and to stay in the now… as in the gift or gem that comes with the story. Remember, it is all about balance.


    Standing in our power is so much fun. Come join us in this inflowment of empowerment