Women's Wednesday
Have you ever wondered, 'When will I be good enough?' Like millions of other women, educator/author Barbara Jaffe was faced with that question, but for her, as a 'replacement child,' the barriers to acceptability were higher than for most of us. Barbara, like many others, was born to fill the vacancy left by her little brother, who died at the age of two.

Barbara speaks to the 'replacement children' for many reasons, that they, too, can find hope and healing, as did Barbara." Join Dr. Jaffe as she shares her beautifully, powerfully, poignantly written discussion of life as a replacement child. 
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MyNDTALK - The New Dance Card - Ann Reichardt

Annie was initially confused about what went wrong in her 30-year marriage. Completely unexpectedly, her husband walked out. Annie thought she was alone and unique but soon found out she was wrong.  After re-entering the dating world Anna discovered there were many lonely hearts out there “looking for love” again.  After a time, Ann jumped into the online dating pool. Her most recent experiences are chronicled in her second book “The New Dance Card”  Ann's story speaks to the human psyche regarding relationships. It is a story of self-discovery and self-redefinition.  It is a story of determination, the human spirit, and proof that you can't keep a courageous woman down!
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MyNDTALK - Strange Beauty - Eliza Factor

Eliza Factor's intimate, no-holds barred memoir shares her family's experiences with a child who is both autistic and physically disabled. It is a story of infectious laughter, blood on the floor, intense physical conflict, and of two little girls growing up in the shadow of their charming and fitful brother. And it is the story of a mother and writer and the illuminating effect of imagining the world through the eyes of her beautiful, charismatic, and nonverbal son, Felix. Felix and his sisters inspire Eliza to start Extreme Kids, a community center that connects families with children with disabilities through the arts and play, and transform how she saw herself and the world. She speaks of the joy this project brings her, as well as the disconnect of being lauded for helping others at the same time that she cannot help her own son. ...
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MyNDTALK - Dirty Wars and Polished Silver - Lynda Schuster

Growing up in 1970 s Detroit, Lynda Schuster felt certain life was happening elsewhere. And as soon as she graduated from high school, she set out to find it. Lynda discusses Dirty Wars and Polished Silver, the story of her life abroad as a foreign correspondent in war-torn countries, and, later, as the wife of a U.S. Ambassador. It chronicles her time working on a kibbutz in Israel, reporting on uprisings in Central America and a financial crisis in Mexico, dodging rocket fire in Lebanon, and grieving the loss of her first husband, a fellow reporter, who was killed only ten months after their wedding. But even after her second marriage, to a U.S. diplomat, all the black-tie parties and personal staff and genteel Ambassatrix School" grooming in the world could not protect her from the violence of war.
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MyNDTALK - Grief and Recovery - Candyce Ossefort Russell

Loss is brutal. Grief is agonizing.
And when you're grieving, everyone has an opinion about how you're supposed to make your way through the experience of loss. Even you might have ideas about how your grief process ought to go. Almost everyone thinks there's a correct way to grieve. But that's simply not true. What is true is that our society is death-phobic, and our collective fear of facing death and loss perpetuates some hurtful falsehoods about grief, like "grief takes a certain amount of time," or you need to do specific "grief work" to be okay." Candyce shares her personal journey and professional experiences during this conversation on MyNDTALK.
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MyNDTALK - 911 Loss - Survival - Lisa Luckett

This story starts in wreckage in the of events of September 11, 2001. As the dust began to settle, my children and I received a vast outpouring of love and kindness from friends and strangers both near and far that kept us going in those early days. But that was only the beginning. Life went on -- and we did too. With the clarity that only comes with time, I realized that the resiliency and beauty of the human spirit that emerged from 9-11 were only the tips of the iceberg of what we could be. I vowed that I would not let my husband, Ted, and all the others die in vain by making something good come from this nightmare. This is the story of how I healed myself as the first step in my plan to heal the world.
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MyNDTALK - Are We Happy Yet? - Lisa Cypers Kamen

Lisa Cypers Kamen, an internationally recognized applied positive psychology coach and expert in life-crisis recovery, discusses her system for cultivating sustainable happiness and well-being--regardless of life's drama, trauma, or challenges. Her inspiring and practical tips, keys, and exercises will boost your "Happiness-Factor" to new levels and show you how to tap into the joy and peace you deserve. You'll learn how to: • Accept the past for what it is--a reference point, not a destination • Embrace the truth that while life is tough, you can be happy • Transform your  relationship with yourself from enemy to ally • Appreciate why less is often more • Focus on what's right with your life, not what's wrong • Control the only person you can--yourself and more.
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MyNDTALK - Are We Happy Yet? - Lisa Cypers Kamen

Lisa Cypers Kamen, an internationally recognized applied positive psychology coach and expert in life-crisis recovery, discusses her  system for cultivating sustainable happiness and well-being--regardless of life's drama, trauma, or challenges. Her inspiring and practical tips, keys, and exercises will boost your "Happiness-Factor" to new levels and show you how to tap into the joy and peace you deserve. You'll learn how to: • Accept the past for what it is--a reference point, not a destination • Embrace the truth that while life is tough, you can be happy • Transform your
relationship with yourself from enemy to ally • Appreciate why less is often more • Focus on what's right with your life, not what's wrong • Control the only person you can--yourself and more.
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MyNDTALK - WOGAMATTER - Esther Lawson

A compelling tale of a small mixed-race girl, growing up in post-war Britain, and her experiences of racism in all its forms from all quarters of society." At once, hard to hear, hard to believe and easy to believe, this is a story of days past and sadly, days present.
MyNDTALK - WOGAMATTER - Esther Lawson

A compelling tale of a small mixed-race girl, growing up in post-war Britain, and her experiences of racism in all its forms from all quarters of society." At once, hard to hear, hard to believe and easy to believe, this is a story of days past and sadly, days present.

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