• 00:33

    ECMO Success Stories for Babies with Congenital Heart Defects

    in Health

    Sometimes our littlest heart heroes need extraordinary help in order to survive. One of the most extraordinary machines used to save our babies born with congenital heart defects is known as ECMO which stands for extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. This is a special machine that takes blood from the body, oxygenates it using an artificial lung, and pumps it back into the body using an artificial heart. ECMO is similar to a heart/lung bypass machine used in open heart surgery, but can be used for a longer time.


    Twenty years ago, when my son was just a baby, all of the babies I knew who were put on ECMO passed away. But like with so many types of new technology, things have changes and improved over the year. Now being put on ECMO doesn't have to be a death sentence. Today's show will feature three mothers whose children have been put on ECMO and survived. Hear about their experiences and what they feel other parents need to know on today's show.

  • 00:30

    Carol Stratton,Lake Surrender

    in Books

    In my first novel, Lake Surrender, I use my love of Michigan lakes to tell a story of a woman struggling with abrupt change and difficult circumstances to see a greater hand at work.

    With slices of humor, I write of hardships many face as a single mom, a parent of a disabled child, a displaced employee, a lonely widow and a once homeless young man.

    My characters, flawed, live through unnerving stress, like a barefoot water-skier hanging on to the boat connected with one strand of yarn to life. While hanging onto the boat for dear life they find the unwavering patience of God in the most unusual places.

    Using my degree in Recreational Therapy I have worked with autistic children, In this novel I wanted a story that would lift their value in the world while at the same time highlight the difficulty raising such a special child.

    My first book, Changing Zip Codes: Finding Community Wherever You're Transplanted is a devotional for movers, anecdotes pulled from 22 moves. I have a passion to help families move reminding them they will have a life and community at the other end.


    A foot loose and fancy-free freelancer for fourteen years I've now settled down to a regular gig as a reporter for the Mooresville Weekly in Davidson, North Carolina.

    Words define me....I love to speak to women's groups such as MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) and at national writers' conferences.

    Family defines me more. I have a great husband, four grown children and five grandchildren. As far as hobbies I love music and favor bluegrass. If prodded, I will produce a mandolin.

    My secret dream was to become a lounge singer. But realizing that dream is a little late to happen, I've found great contentment writing stories to encourage and inspire women. So actually I've chosen the better path.

  • 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!

  • 01:02

    Special Heart Secrets Celebrating International Women's Day

    in Women

    Join Angela Carr Patterson and friends for a special edition of Heart Secrets Radio Show, Sunday, March 8th as we celebrate International Women’s Day. Gather all the women and tune into this most important discussion on “Women Rising.”

  • 00:53

    Pre-Record "ECMO Success Stories for Babies with Congenital Heart Defects"

    in Health

    Sometimes our littlest heart heroes need extraordinary help in order to survive. One of the most extraordinary machines used to save our babies born with congenital heart defects is known as ECMO which stands for extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. This is a special machine that takes blood from the body, oxygenates it using an artificial lung, and pumps it back into the body using an artificial heart. ECMO is similar to a heart/lung bypass machine used in open heart surgery, but can be used for a longer time.


    Twenty years ago, when my son was just a baby, all of the babies I knew who were put on ECMO passed away. But like with so many types of new technology, things have changes and improved over the year. Now being put on ECMO doesn't have to be a death sentence. Today's show will feature three mothers whose children have been put on ECMO and survived. Hear about their experiences and what they feel other parents need to know on today's show.

  • 00:33

    Christine Kowal ~ 1/8 ~ The Law of Love And The Power of Heart Energy

    in Motivation

    We are Love inside, when we work from that place of love we can create anything/miracles. You have Absolutely and Completely Everything that You need inside of You.


    You know who you are and what you want from within. You get those gut feelings, those deep understandings from the Love that you are inside. Be Your Authentic self. You are Love inside, Love is All Powerful,


    Love is the most powerful force, creator, who you are inside, what runs the world and what can run your life if you focus on your Heart Energy, your gut feeling, the positive, raising your vibration, making yourself Feel Good. 


    The Heart Energy Program says You have Absolutely and Completly Everything that You need Inside of You and when you work from that place of Love, God, Universe, Creator Inside of You You Create the world that you came here to live. You become who you came here to Be and your life becomes more magnificent than you could possibly  immagine.


    Become Who You Came Here to Be, Work with that Love inside of You, your gut feeling.


    If you would like to ask a question that will be anwered on the program please direct your question to:


    christinekowalttw@gmail.com or leave your question at 289-979-9306 and if you don't mind leave your phone number so that we can call you back if we need clarification on your question. 


    Thank you


    All of Our Love Christine and The Animals


    The Heart Energy Program

  • 01:01

    REENIES HEART TO HEART

    in Self Help

    TALK IS OFTEN THE MOST IMPORTANT TOOL IN YOUR TOOLBOX

  • 01:00

    REENIES HEART TO HEART

    in Self Help

    TALK IS OFTEN THE MOST IMPORTANT TOOL IN OUR TOOLBOX

  • 00:30

    Hands Up! The Power of Surrender

    in Lifestyle

    This podcast is about the power and freedom that comes with surrender.  There are things in life that cannot be controlled, cannot be changed, and cannot be rushed.  Frankly, they are out of our hands. LaNeka will offer insight into what it means to surrender and how it can positively impact your life. Sometimes, all that is left to do is throw your "Hands Up," not in defeat, but in surrender to God.  None of us have all the answers.  But guess what?  We don't have to!  "That's "The Power of Surrender."

  • 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!

  • 01:01

    REENIES HEART TO HEART

    in Self Help

    TALK IS OFTEN THE MOST IMPORTANT TOOL IN YOUR TOOLBOX

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