Women's Wednesday
MyNDTALK - A Song In Her Heart - Maryanne Fiorentino

Adopted at an early age, moved to a new country, and experiencing significant mental health challenges, today Maryanne talks about her challenges, her joys and her singing career. You will be touched by her strength of spirit and the beauty of her voice!
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MyNDTALK - A Joyful Life - Michele Swiderski

Feeling "trapped in a cage of clinical depression and anxiety, MichÈle felt forced to leave her job and embark on the process of rebuilding her life by retraining her brain, re-energizing her soul, and reconnecting with her experience of Higher Spirit.

Over the course of a decade, MichÈle fought her way through mental illness by weaving together her passion for creativity with her belief in the creative power of Spirit. Through simple practices such as journaling, meditation, and crafting, she rediscovered the power of the creative spirit to rebuild her life.

MichÈle eagerly shares her hard-won wisdom and now works to share her joyful life and guide you to yours!
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MyNDTALK - Fighting the Fight! - Rhonda Buford

Rhonda Buford is a mother of three, grandmother of one and a Flight Attendant for a major aircraft carrier in the United States and abroad. In June of 2011, Rhonda found a large lump under her arm and in August of 2012, was later diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer.

Since her diagnosis, Rhonda's journey in breast cancer has not been easy. She has had to work through chemotherapy, radiation and she has had to endure a host of set-backs, due to complications from a double mastectomy. All this, to ensure her last two children, complete their college education. She was in remission from cancer, for almost two years; and was informed in early 2017 the cancer had returned. She also continues to fight the debilitating effects of Lymphedema - Which is a complication of breast cancer. Although Rhonda is constantly challenged by life's ups and downs, Rhonda is committed to being a positive person. Her goal is to help others by sharing information on early detection of breast cancer and providing personal information on why it's so important to complete self-breast/armpit examinations. Rhonda believes that early detection and self-awareness, helps to play an intricate part of personal responsibility for the overall health women.
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MyNDTALK - Home Re-Making in a Transgender Marriage - Kristin K. Collier

Kristin Collier and her husband struggled to decide whether and how to stay together after it became apparent that he wished to transition to live the rest of his life as a woman. Collier leans into her garden, community, and new romantic interests while she transforms in her own right, evolving as a woman, mother, and housewife. Collier redefines homemaking as she and her former husband continue to live and parent as partners in the same household. Don't miss this personal account of a partner's response to gender transition. ... Collier tells her story from the perspective of a woman and mother as her family breaks out of the box.
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MyNDTALK - Sharon Leder - The Fix

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
MyNDTALK - Sharon Leder  - The Fix

Eight-year-old Sara Katz huddles under the covers, listening to her parents' muffled arguments and fighting the sleep that inevitably brings her bad dreams.
Is my daddy a good father? Is it my job to fix him? As Josef Katz' sickness worsens, young Sara is torn apart by her family's need to keep its "shame" a secret from its Jewish community in Brooklyn. Sara finds herself drawn to the liberation movements of the 1960s while feeling trapped in the darkness of her father's addiction and, ultimately, his untimely death. Will Sara ever learn the truth about how her father became addicted and why he couldn't get well? How will she find her own identity if her family can't embrace its truth? And if Sara reveals her father's secret, will she find freedom or destroy her family?
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MyNDTALK – Wogamatter - Esther Lawson

Esther talks about her life as a "mixed-race girl, growing up in post-war Britain, and her experiences of racism in all its forms from all quarters of society.

Esther's courage and tenacity as she was forced to experience what no one of any age should - is breathtaking. Esther takes us through the eyes of a child who keenly felt the bewilderment and confusion of being persecuted for the way they look. Esther also explores the similarities/differences - if there are any - between the world today - and the world in which she grew.
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MyNDTALK - Caged In Heart - Trillion Small

Many children grow into adulthood with unresolved childhood internal wounds that often originated in the home and affected his or her view of self. It doesn't matter if the wound was intentional or not, it still can have the same adverse effects on the child and his or her intimate relationships later in life. One effect is relational hyper vigilance. Relational hyper-vigilance can produce issues in your mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual functioning. It makes living alone difficult and hinders your ability to form strong, healthy, and secure relationships.

Trillion Small shines light on the internal wounds that often go unnoticed and to provide a means of relief from the overwhelming burdens they have caused you in relationships. Trillion offers Insight and guidance on how to rest your overworked hyperactive threat system. Trillion helps you find beauty in the ashes of your past experiences.
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MyNDTALK - Apryl Allen - A Tango with Cancer

Apryl Allen was desperate to learn what her future would hold after a diagnosis of breast cancer. What she didn't anticipate was an underlying factor no one talked about . . . healthcare. Depicting the poignant complexities patients encounter, Apryl takes us deep into the realities of the human side of the disease: the nerve-wracking undertakings of her quest to find multiple health specialists through the aftermath of medical bills. Apryl reminds us compassion is a vital element to the healing process. Apryl also discusses how, in today's medical world, many health professionals have abandoned the practice of altruism.
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MyNDTALK - A Future Tense of Joy - Jessica Teich

"From the moment I stumbled across the obituary, late at night when I couldn't sleep, I was captivated, and it wasn't the terrible details of her death: That she leapt from the balcony of a high rise in Century City. That she was 27, and a newlywed.“

So begins Jessica Teich's quest to unravel a mystery: the suicide of someone she never met. Bright and accomplished, with a loving family, Jessica knows she should be happy. But a violent childhood has left its mark. Jessica fears she will never be free of her past--until she discovers the obituary of a young woman, whose life is a ghostly echo of her own. A deeply intimate psychological memoir, The Future Tense of Joy is the account of one woman's efforts to free herself, and her family, from the demons of the past. The Future Tense of Joy has been hailed by Meryl Streep as 'beautiful and compassionately imagined.
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MyNDTALK - Missions Accomplished - Beverly Wilmore

Beverly Wilmore is a wife, mother, coach, servant leader and inspirer. Her background includes over 35 years in the Media Industry in the areas of Broadcast TV, Radio, Public Broadcast, Cable Television and Multi Screen Media. Her affiliations and awards  include: Advisor of Women in Cable Telecommunications Northern California Chapter, Guest Lecturer of National Association of Broadcasters Media Sales Institute Program in Washington DC, Guest Lecturer at Heald Business College Professional Development Program, Founder of The Remarkable Men Leadership Conference, Host and Creator of Motivate!, a web-based motivational program and TV Producer of Entrepreneur Exchange, a talk show which showcased entrepreneurs in Northern California's Silicon Valley. Beverly has made it a lifelong commitment to inspire, move and teach others to discover their talent while helping connect people to their passion and purpose and realize their personal and professional greatness.
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