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The Adverse Effect

Everyday adversities, trending injustices, and overlooked heroes/sheroes. Get inspired, face your truth, and find the tools to overcome the everyday obstacles in your way.

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Ep.75 | Why Bitcoin is Bigger than Bling with Justin Rhedrick
The Conversation:  Gaining More Control of Your Money    In our last episode, we talked about different ways to gain control of your money, from stocks to forex and more. In this episode, we’re going to add another tool to your money freedom toolkit, Bitcoin.    Whether you love Bitcoin, are confused by it, or hate it, this digital money has changed lives.    One of those lives is Justin Rhedrick.    Justin Rhedrick aka “Bitcoin Vegan” was a man who was tired of being trapped. He spent two years in college, only to learn that he would be graduating through the recession. He served his time in prison, only to find minimum-wage level jobs available. He started his own business, but felt trapped by the high amount of work he had to put in just to keep it alive.    Then he found Bitcoin, and his life changed.    Justin found something that he could understand, something that would not only build income for him but also for generations to come.    Tune into to learn how Justin made that transition from someone who felt trapped to someone who is running his own life through the power of Bitcoin.    Topics We Cover  Why it’s important to let go of anger toward your parents   Generational habits and curses  How to change your mindset after a bad decision  How to get out of the “hustle” mentality into an entrepreneur;s mindset  When to let go of a business  Knowing how to pivot a business  Why Justin loves Bitcoin  What is inflation?  Generational wealth  How do I get involved in Bitcoin if I don’t have a lot of money?  How to learn money    3 Important Things to Remember  Our habits affect generations The things we do and the things we believe affect not just us    Understand money Money is a tool to get what you need or want. The more you learn about money, the better you can use it as a tool    Money does not define you, but how you use it does  Every dollar (or Bitcoin) you use is a decision  The Homework: 3 Personal Questions About Money  Define money  Using your definition of money, now imagine that you had enough to make you happy. What amount would that be?  Imagine that you were told that the money you have will be worth less in the future, would you save it, invest it, or spend it? What do you think that says about you?    Related Episodes  Episode 25 The Power And Importance Of Financial Literacy In The Minority Community with Terrance Wyatt    About Our Guest  Justin Rhedrick aka “Bitcoin Vegan” turned his financial life and health around 3 years in prison and 2 years in college to become an entrepreneur, coach, investor, and educator    Links  Bitcoin Vegan on Twitter (Secret Code: “Adverse Bitcoin”)    Bitcoin Vegan on LinkedIn (Secret Code: “Adverse Bitcoin”)    Bitcoin Vegan Resources    Additional Info    What is Bitcoin    What is inflation?    The First Step To Passing On Wealth: Deciding What's Important To You    Check out kennethcheadle.com for more information, podcast episodes and blog posts!     
50:15 08/03/2021
Ep.74 | Tapping into Your Financial Power...No Matter How Much You Have with Kevon L. Chisolm & Kevon Kamari Chisolm, Jr.
The Conversation: Tapping into Your Financial Power...No Matter How Much You Have    Money is one of the most essential things we need to survive, but is one of the things most of us know so little about.    Most of us don’t know what’s in our 401(k), yet it’s OUR 401(k).    Many of us believe the stock market is only for certain folks, yet place our bets on winning a lotto ticket.    Many of us look our paycheck, and lose it before we can even think of a “budget”    On top of this, the majority of us believe that we don’t have options to grow our money.    Kevon L. Chisolm and his teenage son Kevon Kamari Chisolm, Jr. aka “Junior Wallstreeter” will share with you why we need to tap into the full power of financial literacy. We don’t just mean budgeting and saving.     We’re talking about giving your money options to grow: 401(k)s, stocks, and more.    Tune in if you are ready to learn how to start maximizing your money, no matter where you are in your financial journey.    Topics We Cover  Why financial literacy is more than budgeting and saving  How do I become proactive about my money?  Do you know what’s in your 401K?  Investment clubs-scams or opportunities?  Opportunities to teach younger children about money  How do I pick a stock?  Bitcoin-good or bad investment?  How do you research stocks?  What are dividends?  Foundation of maximizing your money: How do I start?  Why our community needs to learn financial literacy  Why knowing your history is key to your financial future    3 Important Things to Remember    Start by asking questions  The first step to maximizing money is to open your mind and start asking questions about the financial habits you already have    You can grow your money No matter how much you have, everyone has an opportunity to grow their money through a lot of ways: investing, learning new skills, real estate, and more    Connect with people who respect money Once you are ready to change your financial future, find people and resources (books, podcasts, courses) that can help you reach your financial goals.    The Homework  Today’s homework is simple, but requires deep thought...just 3 questions to ask yourself    How much money do you need to be happy?  Where did that amount come from?  Do you ever believe you will achieve the money you need to be happy?        Ask yourself the above three questions     Related Episodes  Episodes 25 The Power And Importance Of Financial Literacy In The Minority Community with Terrance Wyatt    Related Blog Posts  Banking Up Your Mindset: The Other Part of the “The Secret” to Getting Money    Manifesting Magic: Closing the Gap Between Your Obstacles & Your Dream Life Fast with 6 (Somewhat) Easy Ingredients    About Our Guests  Kevon L. Chisolm and his teenage son Kevon Kamari Chisolm, Jr. aka “Junior Wallstreeter” are building a business and legacy of financial literacy and African American history to empower the African American community.    Kevon is a trademark lawyer, financial educator, educator of African American studies and the father of Kamari. Kamari is a freshman in high school who has used his father’s knowledge along with finance camps and his own interest to become a financially savvy financial educator for youth.     Links  The Black Wallstreeter website    The Black Wallstreeter on Facebook    The Black Wallstreeter on Instagram          Books Mentioned in the Podcast    Millennial Takeover: A Clear Roadmap to Identifying Your Purpose, Enhancing your Skills and Building a Satisfying Career and Life.    Destruction of Black Civilization: Great Issues of a Race from 4500 B.C. to 2000 A.D.     
43:25 07/27/2021
Ep.73 | Building Bigger Dreams with No Limits with Reggie Calhoun Jr.
The Conversation: Building Bigger Dreams with No Limits    In our first episode with Reggie Calhoun, Jr, we talked about his dream of creating his own college. Reggie shared how he was able to ignore the critics and naysayers who tried to get in his way.     Reggie is back.    This time, his dream has grown even bigger. Reggie’s dream of starting a college prep academy that focused on helping student athletes has now expanded into a college that offers Associates, Bachelors, and certificates programs (online and on campus) along with branches now getting started in Haiti..with other countries to come.    This transformation, from dream to even bigger dream, is what Reggie and Ken talk about in this follow-up episode.     If you’re looking to grow your dream from where it is to where it could be, you don’t want to miss this episode.    Topics We Cover  How to expand your dream...when your resources are low  Getting the motivation to take a big leap  How to turn your “failing moments” into learning moments  Creating a dream that is bigger than you  Growing your dreams without a roadmap  Why upgrading your dream is like playing monopoly  Expanding your worldview  Why nobody can tell you the exact way to build your dream  Letting go of limiting beliefs  Taking the right advice from the right people (and why you need to ignore people who can’t help your dream)  Where Reggie’s dream is growing next    3 Important Things to Remember  You don’t need permission to build your dream your way Your dream is the permission    Every dream starts in the dark. Dreams aren’t given. They are built as you take action.    To build bigger dreams, find the why Understanding your “why” will helps connect you to other people’s “why” for a even bigger dream          The Homework  Following your dream can be harder. Growing your dreams can be even harder.     To help you start expanding your mindset to help you start expanding your dreams, ask yourself 3 questions:    If I had $1 million today to fix something, what would I fix first?  If I were the CEO of a business, what business would it be?  If I were on a reality TV show, what would I want to be?    Related Episodes  Episode 29 Taking Control of Your Dreams with Reggie Calhoun Jr.    About Our Guest  Reggie W Calhoun Jr. is a former college student athlete who turned his experience into a movement. He is the founder of RPA College and The Rezolution Conglomerate who also worked as a combat engineer in the Army National Guard.    Links  Reggie Calhoun Jr. on Twitter    Reggie Calhoun Jr on Instagram    RPA College    RPA College on Instagram    RPA College on Twitter    Additional Info  FAFSA    NCAA plans to have temporary student athlete compensation measures in place by July 1    HAITI: A BRIEF HISTORY OF A COMPLEX NATION      Check out kennethcheadle.com for more information, podcast episodes and blog posts!   .
39:27 06/29/2021
Ep.72 | COV1D-19...One Year Later with Dr. Galiatsatos
The Conversation: COV1D-19….One Year Later   In this follow-up episode, Dr. Panagis Galiatsatos (“Dr. G”) is back to talk about COVID-19.   This time around, he is sharing what the medical community has learned about the disease that completely changed the world.   Dr. G will be sharing how to handle the huge amount of information (and misinformation) that comes from the media, vaccinations, and how we can stay healthy going forward.   If you’re someone who has vaccination concerns or are confused about news about the virus, this quick episode will help give you the facts to make clear and informed decisions about your health.   Questions We Explore What have we learned about COVID-19 a year later? Why do viruses always come from animals? Should I trust some of the “horror stories” I read? Does the vaccine have side effects? Is a vaccinated person contagious? How should the medical community communicate to people who are hesitant to take the vaccine? Why do COVID-19 use mRNA? Will we need vaccine boosters? What should you do  if you don’t get vaccinated?   3 Important Things to Remember Skip the fear, follow the science  Look for information that gives facts, not opinion   The best weapon against a virus is information  Having science-based information that can help the world make the best decision is key to stopping the spread   Make the best decision for you Decide base on YOUR circumstances, not someone else   The Homework As the coronavirus pandemic continued, there was another thing that spread: information. In some cases, this information was helpful. In other cases, it was less than helpful. In extreme cases, it was harmful.   As Dr. G shared, one of the best tools we have to fight against a virus is information. Information helps us make decisions, for our own families and as a society.   Yet, we often don’t question where we get our information.   For this “homework”, let’s focus on the “information” piece of the conversation.    Take a minute to ask yourself the following:   1, Where do I get my information about the COVID-19 virus? 2. Did I trust the information? Why? 3, Did I verify the information? Why or why not?   Think through your answers and ask what those answers mean for your health.   Related Episodes   Episode 53: Dr. G and COVID-19 (First Episode)   Episode 61 Staying Healthy Through the Pandemic   Episode 69: Getting the Medical Help (in a Complicated Health System)   About Our Guest Dr. Panagis Galiatsatos (“Dr. G”) is a Critical Care Medicine physician, co-director of The Greater Good, the director of the Tobacco Treatment Clinic,the Co-Chair of Health Equity, and an associate professor of medicine at John Hopkins School of  Medicine. He has become a recognized authority on COVID-19 who also speaks out about the non-biological factors that impact the health of our communities.   Links Medicine for the Greater Good   Dr. G’s profile on John Hopkins School of Medicine   Dr. G on Twitter   Dr. G on TedX   Building Healthy Communities through Medical-Religious Partnerships (Book by Dr. Galiatsatos)
39:41 06/15/2021
Ep.71 | Following the Flow of Your Life with Alienor Salmon
“We need to do things that are uncomfortable or you will never grow.” - Alienor Salmon, Former UN researcher, Dance Ambassador, Author   The Conversation: Learning to Flow With Life   For most of us, a “comfort zone” might be speaking on stage or doing a Zoom call on a bad hair day….but what about leaving a high-profile job to go dancing around the world in a country you’ve never been to?   Alienor Salmon knew what she wanted to be when she grew up. She was going to work with the UN.   She did everything right: graduate college, spoke multiple languages, and completed the difficult application process.   But after a few years of working, she started to realize that she had gotten stuck. She stopped chasing what she wanted in life.    So, she did something bold.   She quit her job and followed her three passions, Latin America and dance...and found her new calling.   Tune in to learn where Alienor’s  jump into the unknown took her and how it can guide you to upgrading your comfort zone into a trophy zone.   Insights The importance of learning to navigate different cultures The keys to learning difficult subjects Chasing a big opportunity...when it’s not your dream Stepping forward when you’re scared  Why diving into your passion when you’re afraid to learn  Expanding your mind with 1 simple question How to turn a big dream into a reality Finding safety when you make a big change The power of dance   Takeways of the Conversation Communication is a dance Communicating effectively is about adapting to who you are talking to   Learning is a dance Like a dance, learning is about learning the fundamentals and stepping into the unknown Your life is a dance  Take time to enjoy it!   The Homework: Expanding Your Time Zone   Want to know what you’re really about in 2 minutes or less? Imagine you have $1,000,000,000 in your bank account right now.   Write down the top three things you do.   Take a minute to review those things. Feel free to ask yourself these three questions: What do these 3 things say about the priorities in my life? Am I proud or ashamed of those 3 things? Why am I not pursuing one of those things now?   If you feel comfortable, share your victory on social media with the hashtag: #changeismynarrative     About Our Guest   Alienor Salmon is a former UN educational researcher who has worked in Mongolia and Thailand and other places pursuing research in policy, education, and research. She left her position at UNESCO to travel to Latin America and ended up pursuing her passion of dancing to become a dance ambassador. She is author of “Finding Rhythm: An International Dance Journey”   You can find her at www.bailandojourney.com   Social Media Channels Facebook   YouTube   Instagram   Pinterest     Other Resources to Check Out UNESCO   Rio Carnival   Salsa for Dancing
50:06 06/08/2021
Ep.70 | Going From Wife to Widow...Now What? with Rachel Engstrom
  "Ultimately good can come from bad….”  - - Rachel Engstrom, Widow, Author, Cancer Advocate     The Conversation: Navigating Towards Your Hope  We are used to stories of a widow after a couple reaches their advanced years, but imagine if that couple was in their 20’s and 30’s?    Imagine if the husband in that scenario went through the up and down journey of acute lymphoblastic leukemia-chemo, losing their hair, having to relearn how to walk, losing weight drastically, and having to get treatments regularly through the week?    Now imagine that you, as the wife, are diagnosed with endometriosis.    Now, imagine that your husband’s cancer returns...but he doesn't return.    What do you do in this situation?     How do you handle the finances?     How do you navigate health insurance?     How do you handle the funeral?    In this powerful episode, author and advocate Rachel Engstrom shares the chaotic journey she went through as a hopeful 25-year hopeful to a widow navigating her own illnesses at the same time while trying to keep it all together.    Rachel shares how she did it and how she used that experience to help others better navigate the world for the better when your world continues to turn upside down.    Insights  Supporting your significant other during a cancer diagnosis  Getting support...when you’re the primary caregiver  Dealing with illness...when your significant other is also dealing with illness  Life….when cancer comes back  Making the hard decisions as a primary caregiver  The things you don’t know...until you become a widow  How to start finding yourself after you lose someone  Turning adversity into advocacy      Takeaways of the Conversation  Get support even if you are the primary support We all need help    Find the resources The healthcare system can be a scary system to navigate. Look for advocates that are inside and outside of the healthcare system to help you    Keep fighting for your light  Even when you feel overwhelmed, know that there is   always wishing you a better future    The Homework:   Rachel talked about the power of finding hope after experiencing major losses in her life. She also talked about how she used the hope she found to inspire hope in others.     If you look hard enough, I’m sure that you can find it in your own life.    To prove it, take a moment to reflect on your life’s story. Imagine if someone were to screenplay of your life and asked you to answer the following questions within 5 minutes    What songs would you choose in your screenplay?  What actor/actress would you choose in your screenplay?  Who or what would be the villain?    Think through your answer at a later time and see how you could recreate it.    If you feel comfortable, share your victory on social media with the hashtag: #changeismynarrative .      About Our Guest:  Rachel Engstrom is an author who turned her story of grief, pain, and loss into advocacy and resources for others     You can find her at https://linktr.ee/wifewidownowwhat and her book at https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08K6477RL/.        Social Media Channels  Instagram    Twitter    Facebook group (Health Heredity)  [Text Wrapping Break]Other Resources to Check Out  Adult Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Treatment     Be the Match    Donate Cord Blood    Stupid Cancer 
56:47 06/01/2021
Ep.69 | Advocating for Your Health with Keyonna Renea
"You are the CEO of your health and life...”  - - Keyonna Renea, Photographer, Patient/Wellness Advocate on a Mission   The Conversation: Fighting for Your Health….Despite the System   Keyonna Renea knew something wasn’t right with her body, yet physician after physician ignored her.   They assumed she was too young or just ignored her.   Years later, Keyonna Renea was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.   That 9-year long journey between a doctor’s visit and a diagnosis transformed Keyonna from a patient into a patient advocate. Going through the maze of healthcare, Keyonna learned how to navigate the healthcare system. She learned how to talk to medical providers in a way to get results, what information to collect, and why you need to interview a physician to create a powerfully positive relationship that creates a healthier space for everyone.   Insights How our environments change our personality Growing up in a military family Getting a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis...almost 10 years later Living with multiple sclerosis Struggles of chronic illness in the health care system Barriers to getting care The “Covid” 911 call that went horribly wrong Dr. Moore...and the system How to advocate for your own body  Knowing how to tune into your body Understanding your rights Being the CEO of your health     Takeaways of the Conversation Collect your data Doctors can make better decisions when you journal your health (It’s also good for you!)   Know your rights You have the right to get a second opinion and to make active and informed decisions about the care you receive   You are the CEO of your health You deserve it   The Homework:  Keyonna talked about the importance of listening to your body, but we often find it hard to take the time to do this, so let’s get reacquainted with our bodies with 3 quick 5-minute exercises that you can do any time   Body Thoughts: Look at yourself in a full-length mirror for at least 1 minute (Set a timer on a cell phone). As you look at yourself, listen to the thoughts that you are telling yourself about your body. Are they positive? Are they negative? Take 4 minutes to write down some of what you were thinking. Body Gratitude:  Go back to the full-length mirror, but this time take at least 2 minutes finding at least 3 things that you appreciate about your body. Write them on an index card and whenever you feel stressed today, take out that index card. Food Journal: Most of us don’t take the time to take the time to listen to our body and how it responds to the food we eat. For today, make an effort to write down the food you eat. You can use an app like MyFitnessPal or just write it down on a piece of paper. But….in addition to what you ate, write down a quick note about how you feel afterwards as well.   If you feel comfortable, share your victory on social media with the hashtag: #changeismynarrative .     About Our Guest: Keyonna Renea is a photographer, body love coach, patient.and wellness advocate, and multiple sclerosis fighter who is using her life’s journey to help our world create a healthier, creative, and more loving world.   You can find her at KeyonnaRenea.com or https://keyonnarenea.wixsite.com/thethrive          Social Media Channels Instagram   Twitter   Facebook group (Health Heredity) Other Resources to Check Out What is Multiple Sclerosis?   Dr. Moore   Patient Bill of Rights .
61:09 05/25/2021
Ep.68 | Black on Black Education with Evalaurene Jean-Charles
"I don’t think educators, as a collective, realize how much power we have….”  - - Evalaurene Jean-Charles, Educator, Activist, Researcher, and Change Maker    The Conversation: Is Our Society Learning to Fail….or Failing to Learn?    As teacher and educational activist Evalaurene Jean-Charles. points out, teachers have to navigate a very complex and tricky world of politics, parents, and students. They have to follow the rules of politicians who have never stepped in a classroom, parents who want the best for their kids, and students who are developing in a complicated, globally connected world.    How do you teach in an environment like this?    Dream better.    Dreaming and creating better solutions for Black students is what drives Evalaurene’s educational platform, Black on Black Education.     Using conversations and resources created through conferences, podcasts, and more, Black on Black Education creates resources that educators can use to improve education for Black children.    In this powerful episode that covers everything from how to teach kids about magma to virtual learning, Evalurene shares the struggles teachers face and the revolutionary power they can tap into to create a better life for all students.    Tune in to join the mission that is re-imagine education into a powerful and revolutionary tool of learning    Insights  Growing up as a Black student  School-to-Prison Pipeline: Is America’s education really helping Black students?  The confusing world of being a teacher in America  The power of teachers to make an impact  What Black on Black Education is doing to help educators help kids  How teachers can tailor learning to reach more students  Teaching during a pandemic  Why are more teachers quitting?  Creating a better education...with input from real teachers (and why that’s important)  The difficulties of national educational reform  How can parents advocate better for their kids?  The power we all have to inspire a child’s life      Takeaways of the Conversation  Know the story Understand the world you live in    Know your resources Know what resources are available to    Know your power Know that any change for the better makes a shift to an even bigger and better situation    The Homework:   Evalaurene talked about the importance of changing the narrative when it comes to learning. We can apply that lesson to everything in our lives.    Take a few minutes to think about a big obstacle or struggle you are currently having. Now give yourself 10 minutes to write it down, leave a voice memo, or record a video of you explaining your situation.    Now put away what you wrote down or said for a day.    Then go back and review it. Do you still feel the same way about the problem? Take just 5 minutes to brainstorm what you can do to change or fix your problem, even if it’s a small change.    Commit to completing that small change within 7 days.    If you feel comfortable, share your victory on social media with the hashtag: #changeismynarrative .      About Our Guest:  Evalaurene Jean-Charles is a special education teacher, researcher, podcaster, and community activist who founded Black on Black Education while in college. She focuses on having conversations and creating spaces and resources for the re-imagination of Black education.    You can find her at www.blackonblackeducation.com      Social Media Channels  Instagram    Twitter    Facebook    LinkedIn     Black on Black Education Podcast    Other Resources to Check Out  Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria: And Other Conversations About Race  Teachers for Good Trouble   . .
50:56 05/18/2021
Ep.67 | Heal Black Man Heal with Dr.Nino Rodriguez
"All my life I’ve been trying to figure out….when there’s no blueprint”  - - Dr.Nino Rodriguez, Social Justice Educator, Activist, Community Organizer, Transformational Coach    The Conversation: How Do I Heal Myself When I Don’t Know Where to Start?    When we get a scar, there’s usually something we can get to fix it: Band-Aid, cast, or a call to the doctor.    But how do you heal your life?    In this raw and revealing podcast, Ken talks with Dr. Nino Rodriguez, a social justice educator, researcher, and community activist talk about this very important and life-altering question.     They’ll discuss how they learned to create a blueprint for healing when there was no blueprint, the struggles they had along the way, and some easy steps you can take to begin answering the question “How do I heal my own life?”, no matter where you are in your life’s journey right now.    Insights  Figuring out your life in a complex world  Finding your life’s work and your life mission  Navigating masculinity in a socially unequal world  The danger of not following your own blueprint for success  Milestones & benchmarks...and how to figure out a life without a map  Being vulnerable & emotionally intelligent  The important role of self-love in communication  Dealing with anger  Being OK while you’re still learning to be OK….Why you don’t need to be perfect to heal  Finding your life’s calling  “Shit’s gonna happen: Using the right coping mechanism when life throws something unexpected  Being angry with ourselves  Black Men Heal and The Confess Project    Takeaways of the Conversation  Healing is not easy. It can be complicated, so let go of the “quick fix” idea    You don’t need permission or validation to be who you are. Chasing someone else’s idea of who you should be is an “invisible prison”.    How you love is how you communicate Understand how people around you (including you) express love and you will be able to communicate better    The Homework:   Dr. Nino talked about a lot of things in this conversation, from race to masculinity to social justice and communication.     One of his biggest themes, however, was healing.     He emphasized the point that healing is about understanding what you are healing from, what you are healing for, and what you are healing toward.    So, for this homework, take a moment to think about your own healing    All you need is 15 minutes, some inspirational music    1. (5 minutes)  Healing From Be sure to be in a safe space (mentally, emotionally, and physically) first. Then pull out a piece of paper or type on a blank page in a word processor. Write down (no filter) the answer to what question “What went wrong in my life?” Limit yourself to 5 minutes    2.. (5 minutes) Healing For  After you did the above, walk away from what you wrote (at least 30 minutes or more, if you need it)….then come back This time, turn on inspirational musi while you write a list of all of the people in your life who care about you...and that you care for. Limit yourself to 5 minutes and include yourself at the top of the list.    3. (5 minutes) Healing Toward  Continue to listen to inspirational music. This time, start imagining that your life was better. Write down what that life looks like (no filter).    Once you’re done with the above exercises, put two things on the calendar:  (1) Gratitude  Find one way to show gratitude to a person you care about  (2) Self-Care  Plan at least an hour where you can step our of your daily grind and just relax. It could be on a staycation, just playing music with no agenda, reading, a book, or actual vacation  (3) Self-Build Plan at least another hour in your calendar where you dream...then take action on a part of that dream.. It could be as simple as researching a course you always wanted to take or speaking to someone in a new career field. It could also be starting an exercise routine that you never got around to.    Once you're done this week, see if these exercises helped change your life in any way    About Our Guest:  Dr. Nino Rodriguez is a social justice educator, Chief Impact Officer of Excellence and Advancement Foundation, program director of the MUST (Mentoring Urban Students & Teens), community activist, speaker, and coach.    You can find him at www.r3volutionino.com    Social Media Channels  Instagram    Twitter    LinkedIn     #HealBlackManHeal    Other Resources to Check Out  Manhood in the Making: Cultural Concepts of Masculinity    Soul the Movie on Disney +    Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women That a Movement Forgot    The Confess Project 
63:08 05/11/2021
Ep.66 | Never Give Up with Ashley Tyrone Head
Here, at The Adverse Effect, “Adversity made me” is one of our mantras. Time and time again we have listened to the stories of guests who have been deeply affected by adversity, and yet have gone on to do extraordinary things. Our guest on today’s episode is proof that how you begin your life is not how you have to end it.  Born the youngest of 3 sons to a happily married couple, Ashley Tyrone Head should have had a normal, loving upbringing. But the tragic death of his mother, when he was just 2 weeks old, set off an unbelievable chain of events.   Raised by a single father, all Ashely knew was the softness of a father’s love until the age of 7 when his father started to bring home new friends. Ashley learned that his beloved father had become addicted to crack and the new friends were local prostitutes and addicts. His family home had become a drug den.  From this moment on his family life deteriorated. Ashley and his siblings were removed from their father’s care — but even that didn’t keep them from experiencing further turmoil.  Throughout it all Ashley remained focused on his studies and was accepted to one of the most prestigious HSBU colleges in the country. With no financial support, he relied on financial aid, loans, the UNCF scholarship foundation, and the several jobs that he worked.  Graduating with a degree in Chemistry he went on to obtain an MBA in Government contracts, acquisitions, and proposals. Ashley is now the Associate Director of Clinical Operations for a San Diego-based Oncology Biotech company. He is also the CEO of Curls Poppin’ hair products.  Click now to hear how Ashely kept moving forward on The Adversity Effect.  “The police came to get me and told me my dad had shot at my brother and he was going away for a long time.” — Ashley Tyrone Head  “At Morehouse, it was so amazing to interact with these people and awe-inspiring. That's what gave me the inkling to be more than just the average person.” — Ashley Tyrone Head  “Never give up until you have released your unused capacity for service and shared your gifts and your stories with others.” — Ashley Tyrone Head  Today on The Adverse Effect:  Sudden death  Living with a drug-addicted parent  Surviving foster care  The Pharmaceutical industry  Where Ashley is now   What has kept him pushing forward   Resources Mentioned:  Curls Poppin’ Olivia Doll  Morehouse College  Connect with Ashley Tyrone Head:  Curls Poppin  Ashley T. Head on Facebook  Ashley T. Head on Twitter  Ashley T. Head on Linkedin  Ashley T. Head on Instagram      Want to share your own story?    Want to talk about your own adversity or know someone who might have an inspiring story to share with our audience? Send an application to become a guest on The Adverse Effect Podcast using the link below:  APPLY AS A GUEST    Thanks for tuning in!   Thank you for joining us on today’s episode of The Adverse Effect! If you like what you hear, remember to rate us highly on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts.  Get 15% off goodies at our store by subscribing! All you have to do is leave a review and email or DM for your promo code.   Don’t forget to check out our website, or hang out with us on Twitter to stay up-to-date on what’s in store for you!  The Adverse Effect podcast with Ken Cheadle is proudly produced by Podcast Wagon.  rhoBuEwjzJjEtERC8z0F    
65:18 12/31/2020
Ep.65 | Getting Unstuck and Building Rituals with Rachel S. Heslin
Are you stuck in the following cycle? You can see where you want to be in life, but you just can’t figure out how to get there. If this is you, then you’re in for a treat.   On this week’s episode of The Adverse Effect, we are delighted to welcome transformational author and speaker, Rachel S. Heslin.   For 35 years, Rachel has immersed herself in the study of psychology and is on a mission to help people overcome their hurdles and achieve their goals.  With her ability to figuratively hold a mirror up to her clients, she is able to shift the angle just enough so that, when they look, they see parts of themselves they didn’t know were already there.  This episode is filled with tips on managing time, the importance of routine, surviving the breakdown of a relationship, and much more.  Rachel is currently the author of two books: Navigating Life: 8 Different Strategies to Guide Your Way, and Rituals of Release: How to Make Room for Your New Life. Rituals of Release is the first book in her Handbooks for Healing series. Upcoming books in the series include Grieving the Lost Future: Reconciling What Is with What Should Have Been, and Permission to Go On: The Power of Self-Forgiveness.  Her work through her company - The Fullness of Your Power - helps people embrace all parts of themselves so they can live deeper, richer, and more fulfilling lives.  “I believe everybody has all of the resources that they need in order to live incredibly rich and deeply fulfilling lives. But they don’t recognize them.” — Rachel Heslin  “Part of my goal is helping people learn how to trust themselves.” — Rachel Heslin  Today on The Adverse Effect:  The power of explanation in childhood   Routine and goal achievement  Time management   Releasing the past  Creating rituals    Resources Mentioned:  Navigating Life by Rachel S. Heslin  Rituals of Release by Rachel S. Heslin  Getting Things Done by David Allen   Connect with Rachel S. Heslin:  The Fullness of your Power website   The Fullness of your Power on Facebook  The Fullness of your Power on Twitter  The Fullness of your Power on Linkedin      Want to share your own story?    Want to talk about your own adversity or know someone who might have an inspiring story to share with our audience? Send an application to become a guest on The Adverse Effect Podcast using the link below:  APPLY AS A GUEST    Thanks for tuning in!   Thank you for joining us on today’s episode of The Adverse Effect! If you like what you hear, remember to rate us highly on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts.    Get 15% off goodies at our store by subscribing! All you have to do is leave a review and email or DM for your promo code.   Don’t forget to check out our website, or hang out with us on Twitter to stay up-to-date on what’s in store for you!  The Adverse Effect podcast with Ken Cheadle is proudly produced by Podcast Wagon.   
54:25 12/22/2020
Ep.64 | Believing in Yourself and Trusting Your Gut with Emily Britton-Arnold
How do you know when to trust your gut?   Well, on today's The Adverse Effect we talk to Emily Britton-Arnold who listened to her gut feeling, a feeling that may have saved her from a life-threatening event.   Listen in as Emily shares insights into what it was like growing up with a drug-addicted mother. How she lived through her baby's fight with a rare form of cancer, and her harrowing escape from an abusive marriage.   Emily could have given up — she almost did. However, an idea thrown out by a friend planted a seed that changed everything.  At 39 (and a half) years old, Emily started a new business venture that has provided her with the freedom to live the life she always deserved.   Emily Britton-Arnold is the CEO of Authentic Blend Consulting, an online business management firm, and Mio Creativo, a coworking space. She also coaches women business owners at Punk Rock CEO.  Press play now to discover how she came through and set up her dream business on today's episode of The Adverse Effect. You may even be inspired to begin your own.  “If you look at me on paper from the time I was born ‘til the time I was 39 and a half, nothing said I should be a successful entrepreneur but it was there.” — Emily Britton-Arnold  “Wherever you find yourself today doesn’t have to be where you find yourself tomorrow —  it’s all up to you.” — Emily Britton-Arnold  Today on The Adverse Effect:  Living with a parent’s addiction  The struggles of married life and child sickness  Trusting her gut   Finding her talent and building on it    Resources Mentioned:  Mio Creativo  Connect with Emily Britton-Arnold:  Authentic Blend Consulting  Email: emily@authenticblendconsulting.com    Want to share your own story?    Want to talk about your own adversity or know someone who might have an inspiring story to share with our audience? Send out an application to become a guest on The Adverse Effect Podcast using the link below:  APPLY AS A GUEST    Thanks for tuning in!   Thank you for joining us on today’s episode of The Adverse Effect! If you like what you hear, remember to rate us highly on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts.    Get 15% off goodies at our store by subscribing! All you have to do is leave a review and email or DM for your promo code.   Don’t forget to check out our website, or hang out with us on Twitter to stay up-to-date on what’s in store for you!  The Adverse Effect podcast with Ken Cheadle is proudly produced by Podcast Wagon. 
46:06 12/16/2020
Ep.63 | Don’t Make Victimhood Your Neighborhood with Nate Gladdin
Trigger warning: Discussions of drugs, sexual abuse, and suicide.  What does courage mean to you? On today’s The Adverse Effect, we talk to Nate Gladdin as we explore manhood and courage through our guest’s extraordinary life.  Nate’s teenage years could have taken a tragic turn, had it not been for the tenacious determination of his mother to set him on the right path.  You see, Nate had turned to drugs and gangs to cover up a secret he had been hiding.    Later in life, he joined the Air Force, but upon returning from deployment Nate was met with some devastating news. This was the catalyst that opened Pandora’s box, a box that contained memories of childhood sexual abuse, an abusive father, and child abduction.  Nate had kept his demons buried for all these years; this time he had no option but to face them head-on.    This was followed by several failed attempted suicides. On his final attempt, he had a plan, however, someone came along and changed everything.   Listen to the end as this episode comes with a life-changing growth assignment — all you need is an audio recorder.  Moving to the present day, Nate has remodeled his entire life. He is striving, while still serving, to bring up the seriousness of men's mental health and the importance of doing more than just inheriting one's manhood.  “A lot of people assume that people commit suicide in the military because of the things they’ve seen” — Nate Gladdin  “You get to craft the man you want to be” — Nate Gladdin    Today on The Adverse Effect:  Military life   Investigating the meaning of courage  Devastating revelations  Abuse of power   Growth assignment   Resources Mentioned:  Inheriting manhood - podcast by Nate Gladdin    Connect with Nate Gladdin:  Inheriting Manhood  Nate Gladdin on Instagram  Email: ngladdin@yahoo.com     Want to share your own story?    Want to talk about your own adversity or know someone who might have an inspiring story to share with our audience? Send out an application to become a guest on The Adverse Effect Podcast using the link below:  APPLY AS A GUEST    Thanks for tuning in!   Thank you for joining us on today’s episode of The Adverse Effect! If you like what you hear, remember to rate us highly on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts.    Get 15% off goodies at our store by subscribing! All you have to do is leave a review and email or DM for your promo code.   Don’t forget to check out our website, or hang out with us on Twitter to stay up-to-date on what’s in store for you!  The Adverse Effect podcast with Ken Cheadle is proudly produced by Podcast Wagon.   
80:48 12/08/2020
Ep.62 | Giving Back to Your Community with Shiv'on Monique
What do you do when you have a passion to help your community but don’t know where to start?  On today’s The Adverse Effect, we talk to Shiv'on Monique who, with partner Anneka Maquay, created the Show Me Shoes Foundation, helping young black women reach their full potential.    What started off as a small community prom dress and shoe drive has turned into a nationwide success serving over 3,000+ young girls and women in chapters that include Atlanta, GA, Brooklyn, NY, Chicago, IL, Jacksonville, FL, Los Angeles, CA, San Diego, CA and the founders’ hometown of Kansas City, MO.  Listen as Shiv'on details how a major disappointing twist of fate prompted her to inspire so many young women’s lives.  You’ll hear about the highs, the lows, and the adversities they faced and the drive and tenacity they used to conquer them.  Want to learn more about Show Me Shoes and how you can donate to this incredible cause? Check out Donate to Show Me Shoes.    “When you don’t get outside of your bubble, you think the world is one way.” — Shiv'on Monique  “You have to really love and be really passionate about what you’re doing to stick with it.” — Shiv'on Monique  “We want to be that organization where people can say...Show Me Shoes helped me build my confidence...” — Shiv'on Monique  Today on The Adverse Effect:  Beginnings of the Proms Project   Discussing some of the adversity and challenges faced  Honoring women in the community with Moguls in Heels   Vegan journey   Long-term goals for Show Me Shoes    Resources Mentioned:  Moguls In Heels   Heal Thyself for Health and Longevity by Queen Afua   Man Heal Thyself: Journey to Optimal Wellness by Queen Afua  Connect with Shiv'on Monique:  Show Me Shoes Foundation  Show Me Shoes Foundation on Instagram  Show Me Shoes Foundation YouTube      Want to share your own story?    Want to talk about your own adversity or know someone who might have an inspiring story to share with our audience? Send out an application to become a guest on The Adverse Effect Podcast using the link below:  APPLY AS A GUEST    Thanks for tuning in!   Thank you for joining us on today’s episode of The Adverse Effect! If you like what you hear, remember to rate us highly on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts.    Get 15% off goodies at our store by subscribing! All you have to do is leave a review and email or DM for your promo code.   Don’t forget to check out our website, or hang out with us on Twitter to stay up-to-date on what’s in store for you!  The Adverse Effect podcast with Ken Cheadle is proudly produced by Podcast Wagon. 
58:39 11/17/2020
Ep.61 | Empowering Yourself Through Health and Knowledge with Dr. Alison Ezell
The global pandemic has touched us all; in these times of uncertainty, it is easy to feel out of control.  On today’s The Adverse Effect, we talk to Dallas, Texas-based chiropractor Dr Alison Ezell and discuss how you can proactively take steps to maintain your health during the COVID-19 pandemic, including the importance of healthy eating and tips on supplements.  As of October 2020, there have been 44 million global cases of COVID-19 with, sadly, 1.1 million deaths. These high numbers can promote fear, so it’s important to also remember that 32 million people have recovered from the disease too.  Dr. Ezell gives us insights into the concept of how fear and negative energy can attract disease on a cellular level and how crucial it is to be conscious of negative thought patterns.   In The Gift of Ruin (a memoir by Dr. Ezell) she shares her journey to womanhood. She eloquently discusses marriage and relationships, wealth building, mentorships, leadership, purpose, health, and self-development. Knowing the power of these tools, she wants to equip women with the necessary knowledge so that they may fully embody each of these attributes in their lives.    “...the way to get out of that poverty mentality is ... to read” — Dr Alison Ezell    “This is a man’s world we live in as women… so we have to control our emotions because if we can’t control our emotions, we can’t control anything” — Dr Alison Ezell    Today on The Adverse Effect:  Proactively navigating COVID-19  Foods to keep you healthy  Supplements to aid your immune system   The benefits and taboo of talking therapy   The importance of reading    Resources Mentioned:  The Gift of Ruin by Dr Alison Ezell  The Biology of Belief by Bruce Lipton  Garden of Life   The Banker's Code ~ The Most Powerful Wealth-Building Strategies Finally Revealed by George Antone  Unfair Advantage: The Power of Financial Education by Robert T. Kiyosaki  Connect with Dr Alison Ezell:  Dr Alison Ezell’s website   Dr Alison Ezell on Facebook  Dr Alison Ezell on Instagram     Want to share your own story?    Want to talk about your own adversity or know someone who might have an inspiring story to share with our audience? Send out an application to become a guest on The Adverse Effect Podcast using the link below:  APPLY AS A GUEST    Thanks for tuning in!   Thank you for joining us on today’s episode of The Adverse Effect! If you like what you hear, remember to rate us highly on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts.    Get 15% off goodies at our store by subscribing! All you have to do is leave a review and email or DM for your promo code.   Don’t forget to check out our website, or hang out with us on Twitter to stay up-to-date on what’s in store for you!  The Adverse Effect podcast with Ken Cheadle is proudly produced by Podcast Wagon. 
50:36 11/10/2020
Ep.60 | From Homeless to Disney, to CEO with John Walsh
As a youngster, John Walsh encountered a good deal of adversity. During high school, he became homeless; his immediate family had moved away and the family that had offered to take him in ended up stealing his savings.   So, how did a homeless high school senior end up becoming a Director for Disney and then CEO of a movement that positively impacts the lives of our youth?  On today’s The Adverse Effect, we’ll speak with John who emphasizes the important message that... you are never too old to change direction. Proving this by graduating from college and interning at Disney in his 30’s, before climbing the ladder to Director within 9 years.  He was successful and had the degrees and accolades on his walls, but he questioned what those walls would look like if he replaced them with pictures of all the people he had impacted in life...they would be blank.  That was when StandoutX was born.   John Walsh is the passionate, energetic, and dedicated President and CEO of StandoutX, whose mission is to inspire and help the next generation of amazing people and world-class businesses to maximize their potential and rise from start to stand out.   “I learned my lessons from the past and I applied them to my future.” —John Walsh  “How can you fulfill a higher purpose or higher calling if you stop at a certain point?” —John Walsh  “I was focusing on the accolades and the degrees and money I got and the titles I had but at the end of the day I wasn’t really making a difference.” —John Walsh    Today on The Adverse Effect:  Moving past your plateau in life   How we impact others   Always wanting more and never being satisfied  Discussing the framework in order to ‘standout’  Our purpose in life    Resources Mentioned:  The Standout Experience: How Students and Young Professionals Can Rise, Shine, and Impact When It Matters Most by John Walsh  Connect with John Walsh:  StandoutX  StandoutX on Facebook  JohnWalsh - Standout on Twitter  John Walsh on Facebook  Email: john@standoutmovement.com      Want to share your own story?    Want to talk about your own adversity or know someone who might have an inspiring story to share with our audience? Send out an application to become a guest on The Adverse Effect Podcast using the link below:  APPLY AS A GUEST    Thanks for tuning in!   Thank you for joining us on today’s episode of The Adverse Effect! If you like what you hear, remember to rate us highly on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts.  Get 15% off goodies at our store by subscribing! All you have to do is leave a review and email or DM for your promo code.   Don’t forget to check out our website, or hang out with us on Twitter to stay up-to-date on what’s in store for you!  The Adverse Effect podcast with Ken Cheadle is proudly produced by Podcast Wagon.   
63:35 10/27/2020
Ep.59 | Transportation, Civil Rights and Opportunity with Henry L. Greenidge
Decades-old housing policies, which included redlining, have had a detrimental and lasting effect on American society.   As with housing, did you know that all communities do not receive the same benefits from transportation advancements and investments in the USA?  On today’s The Adverse Effects, Henry L Greenidge talks to us about the often-forgotten role that transportation plays in regard to mobility and opportunities.  Henry covers the historical link in the design of the transportation and housing systems that promoted racial segregation and keeps black Americans away from opportunities.  Discover how transportation has played a pivotal role in the context of civil rights. Also, learn about the actions that can be taken to initiate change for the better.  Henry L. Greenidge is a dynamic attorney and government affairs professional with over ten years of experience in policy advising and legal advocacy. His areas of expertise span infrastructure issues such as broadband, energy, sustainability, and mobility—including autonomous transportation. Greenidge is currently the Director of Partnerships & Head of Public Affairs at REEF Technology and a Fellow-in-Residence at the NYU McSilver Institute.    “Transportation can be used to keep us down or give us opportunities.” — Henry L Greenidge  “When you pivot be ready to feel like you don’t belong, but it doesn’t mean those feelings are true.” — Henry L Greenidge  “...there’s a point in time you need to recognize that in order to get to the next level you need to leave some things behind and unfortunately sometimes that means people...” — Henry L Greenidge    Today on The Adverse Effect:  How to tackle the imposter syndrome   Working in the Obama Administration  Transportation and mobility  How transportation can affect mobility   Civil rights and transportation  Implementing change   Resources Mentioned:  The McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research at New York University  Connect with Nubia Young:  Henry L. Greenidge  Henry L. Greenidge, Esq on Linkedin    Want to share your own story?    Want to talk about your own adversity or know someone who might have an inspiring story to share with our audience? Send out an application to become a guest on The Adverse Effect Podcast using the link below:  APPLY AS A GUEST    Thanks for tuning in!   Thank you for joining us on today’s episode of The Adverse Effect! If you like what you hear, remember to rate us highly on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts.  Get 15% off goodies at our store by subscribing! All you have to do is leave a review and email or DM for your promo code.   Don’t forget to check out our website, or hang out with us on Twitter to stay up-to-date on what’s in store for you!  The Adverse Effect podcast with Ken Cheadle is proudly produced by Podcast Wagon.   
50:52 10/13/2020
Ep.58 | It's Never Too Late for New Dreams with Nubia Younge
Have you ever just wanted to pack up and travel the world?  Did you immediately think about all the reasons why you couldn’t? Finances, family, work?   Well, in today’s episode of The Adverse Effect we meet Nubia Younge who did just that and found a way to address all those reasons not to go.  As a single mother of two, turning forty and recently laid off from her job, it was time for drastic change. Nubia had been doing everything she was supposed to, except fulfilling her own dreams.  Tune in as Nubia shares how she prepared to conquer Asia and her struggle to find social media representations of herself — a Generation Z woman of color.  Discover fantastic tips on how to avoid negativity deterring you from fulfilling your own dreams and, most importantly, that it’s never too late.   Nubia has lived in Thailand, Colombia, and, most recently, Mexico; she is on a mission to embolden and encourage professionals over thirty-five to stop waiting for permission to chase their dreams and to get out of their comfort zone and explore the world.    She is the creator and co-host of Chronicles Abroad, a travel podcast that inspires individuals to live their lives with passion and purpose.  She is also the travel curator and director of Up In The Air Life, a luxury travel company. Last but not least, Nubia has newly launched an ex-pat coaching program called Novice 2 Nomad —  helping Gen Z to transition abroad.[Text Wrapping Break]    “I’m always building bigger and build better and always expanding and it’s not meant for everyone to come along on this journey.” — Nubia Younge  “It’s never too late and you’re never too old.” — Nubia Younge  “...the 3 things that specifically hold people back: family, fear and finances .” — Nubia Younge    Today on The Adverse Effect:  Leaving people behind  The travel bug  Things that hold us back from traveling   Embracing the now Dealing with naysayers      Resources Mentioned:  Novice 2 Nomad   Chronicles Abroad Podcast  Up In the Air  Connect with Nubia Younge:  Nubia Younge: Novice 2 Nomad  Novice 2 Nomad on Facebook  Nubia Younge on Instagram  Nubia’s Nibbles     Want to share your own story?    Want to talk about your own adversity or know someone who might have an inspiring story to share with our audience? Send out an application to become a guest on The Adverse Effect Podcast using the link below:  APPLY AS A GUEST    Thanks for tuning in!   Thank you for joining us on today’s episode of The Adverse Effect! If you like what you hear, remember to rate us highly on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts.    Get 15% off goodies at our store by subscribing! All you have to do is leave a review and email or DM for your promo code.   Don’t forget to check out our website, or hang out with us on Twitter to stay up-to-date on what’s in store for you!  The Adverse Effect podcast with Ken Cheadle is proudly produced by Podcast Wagon.   
60:08 09/29/2020
Ep.57 | Part 2 | The Police Conversation We're Not Having with Sergeant G.Michael
"We have a problem with us that we can’t be honest with each other.”  - G. Michael,Police Sergeant in South Side of Chicago    The Conversation: Creating Solutions in a Complicated World  If you watch the news, you hear from the protestors, from the press conferences, from the reporters, the commentators, and the “experts”    ….but how often do we hear from the viewpoint of the police?   In Part 2 of this two-part special, Ken again talks with Sergeant Michael about the changing relationship between the police and the community. They go over police reform, gun control, accountability, and figuring out our next step in police reform.  Insights  Personal Accountability vs Society  Life as a police officer...Why it’s not what you think  Do police officers need tanks? Personal responsibility vs Society Do police need more support? Education & resources...Helping society fix crime before the police are called Defund the police or no?      Takeaways of the Conversation  Accountability is key to healing You need to understand what to fix before you heal it. Politics affect every part of our police work  Any solution for police reform must include an understanding of the politics behind police work.  Stopping crime is not an easy thing  Police reform must address the concerns communities have about police in a way that keeps police and the communities they work in safe.    The Homework: Understanding the Other Side of the Police Debate  This year has made our society confront difficult questions about police. As the media and social media spotlight increases on the police, now can be an important time to understand what’s going on in your own neighborhood.    Take a moment to find the website of your local police department. Does it provide the information you’d expect? How much citizen involvement is encouraged? What does the police department focus on? How do they hire and recruit?    Your goal here is to get an impression of the police in your community. As someone who lives in the community you probably already have a perspective, but you might not be aware of what the police department says about itself.     Compare what you see on the website with your own interactions with the police or others in your community..    Have a question about the police? Check out the resources for more information.    Websites  Police Locator  Behind the Badge: Examining 10 Types of Police Officers  Policing 101  Reporting Crime and Complaints (USA.gov)  Criminal Arrests and Interrogations FAQ  Your Rights When Dealing With the Police    Want to share your own story?    Want to talk about your own adversity or know someone who might have an inspiring story to share with our audience? Send out an application to become a guest on The Adverse Effect Podcast using the link below:  APPLY AS A GUEST    Thanks for tuning in!   Thank you for joining us on today’s episode of The Adverse Effect! If you like what you hear, remember to rate us highly on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts.  Get 15% off goodies at our store by subscribing! All you have to do is leave a review and email or DM for your promo code.   Don’t forget to check out our website, or hang out with us on Twitter to stay up-to-date on what’s in store for you!  The Adverse Effect podcast with Ken Cheadle is proudly produced by Podcast Wagon.   
53:17 09/22/2020
Ep.56 | Part 1 | The Police Conversation We Need with Sergeant G. Michael
"People can lead you in any direction they want to...”  - G. Michael,Police Sergeant in South Side of Chicago    The Conversation: Where is the Justice?  In this time of increased media attention about the use of deadly (and sometimes fatal) force, many Black people are asking:  “What is going on?”  Many Black people have turned to expressing their outrage over this question through protests, marches, petitions, social media posts, songs, artwork, dance, and more.  But in the midst of answering this question, are we having the right conversation?  In this powerful episode of the Adverse Effect, Ken talks with a Black sergeant about policing in 2020 and the difficult conversation that our society is grappling with right now.   Insights  Is “Chi-Raq” an accurate view of Chicago?  The power of media to create negative stereotypes  Unequal education = unequal access   Dealing with PTSD  What does it take to be a police officer?  Obstacles in a more diverse police force  Understanding police...from a police’s view  Police brutality and police reform  Is the media unfair to the police?  What is the right way towards reform?    Takeaways of the Conversation  Be careful what you feed your brain: The media you watch influences the thoughts you believe. Quick conclusions lead to shallow answers: Effective solutions require more than quick conversations. Reform cannot happen without accountability: You can’t fully fix a problem until you define what went wrong.    The Homework: Switching Up Your Comfort Zone  This podcast went into highly emotionally charged territory. When the media portrays stories of brutality and excessive force, it can be hard for everyone.   For today’s homework, let’s take a step back, away from the news reports and the social media posts….and let’s try something different.  Sergeant Michael talked about the importance of understanding the viewpoint of people who think differently than you.  Take a moment to think about what you believe and how you typically act. Are you someone who watches FOX or CNN? Are you someone who normally reads non-fiction, try fiction.  Give yourself just 5 minutes and try something different to expand your perspective. If you are someone who regularly watches Fox, try watching CNN or MSNBC for at least 5 minutes. If you’re someone who regularly watches CNN, try watching Fox.  If you don’t want to use the news for this experiment, try some other part of your life. Read a fiction book if you normally non-fiction (or vice versa).   It could even be as simple as drinking Pepsi if you’re a dedicated Coke fan.  While the point of this 5-minute exercise is not to make light of the important issue, it is a small experiment in a very important principle in the conversation: Opening your perspective  As Sergeant Michael pointed out, our perspective can be really limited (even when we think it’s not!) and that can lead us to close out anyone who thinks differently. This doesn’t help us understand what’s really going on.   Stepping out of your comfort zone, even if it’s just for 5 minutes, is a way to practice growing your perspective so you can understand more of what’s going on. This makes you more informed and more powerful, regardless of what you think.  Need some help? Check out the resources below.    Websites  International Day of Listening:  Listening with Empathy  Listening to the people who think we are wrong  The Importance of Reading Books and Articles That Challenge Your Views  5 Benefits of Stepping Outside Your Comfort Zone   . Want to share your own story?  Want to talk about your own adversity or know someone who might have an inspiring story to share with our audience? Send out an application to become a guest on The Adverse Effect Podcast using the link below:  APPLY AS A GUEST    Thanks for tuning in!   Thank you for joining us on today’s episode of The Adverse Effect! If you like what you hear, remember to rate us highly on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts.  Get 15% off goodies at our store by subscribing! All you have to do is leave a review and email or DM for your promo code.   Don’t forget to check out our website, or hang out with us on Twitter to stay up-to-date on what’s in store for you!  The Adverse Effect podcast with Ken Cheadle is proudly produced by Podcast Wagon.   .
58:22 09/15/2020
Ep.55 | Stay Curious, Be in Alignment, and Achieve Your Goals with Callie Chamberlain
On today’s The Adverse Effect, we delve into the adventurous life of ordained doula and Reiki master, Callie Chamberlain, whose commitment to healthcare and well-being for all has taken her across the globe.    From a young age, Callie knew that she wanted to help people but wasn’t quite sure how. When she realised that her corporate life and core values did not align, she had a big decision to make.  Callie takes us through her journey - from her refugee humanitarian efforts on the Greek island of Lesbos to her involvement with an award-winning documentary. She also talks about her launch of Minnesota’s largest progressive leadership and development program dedicated to building a network of Millennials working across various sectors to advance equity in the region plus more.   “There is a deeper connection between mind and body which is not present in how we think about healthcare” — Callie Chamberlain  “I need to pursue these curiosities because this is what’s  going to help me become the person I need to be and show up to lead in the ways that I need to lead...” — Callie Chamberlain  “...you’ve got to be in alignment to your values, you’ve got to manage your life in a way that feels good for you” — Callie Chamberlain    Today on The Adverse Effect:  Callie’s early years   Breaking out of corporate life   Humanitarian work  How to attain your goals and set core values    Resources Mentioned:  New Leaders Council - Twin cities  Award-winning documentary - Refugee is not my Name - filmed by the Refugee Relief Project  Connect with Callie Chamberlain:  Callie Chamberlain on Twitter  Callie Chamberlain on Instagram  Callie Chamberlain on LinkedIn    Want to share your own story?    Want to talk about your own adversity or know someone who might have an inspiring story to share with our audience? Send out an application to become a guest on The Adverse Effect Podcast using the link below:  APPLY AS A GUEST  Thanks for tuning in!   Thank you for joining us on today’s episode of The Adverse Effect! If you like what you hear, remember to rate us highly on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts.    Get 15% off goodies at our store by subscribing! All you have to do is leave a review and email or DM for your promo code.   Don’t forget to check out our website, or hang out with us on Twitter to stay up-to-date on what’s in store for you!  The Adverse Effect podcast with Ken Cheadle is proudly produced by Podcast Wagon.   
45:40 09/01/2020
Ep.54 | The Only Gateway Drug is Trauma with Conor Miller
The details of a person’s addiction journey may vary from another’s, however, the path to recovery will often follow the same trajectory – they hit “rock bottom” followed by a pivotal moment of action.   On today’s The Adverse Effect, we meet 26-year-old recovered heroin addict turned entrepreneur, photographer, and filmmaker, Conor Miller.  With brutal honesty, Conor takes us through his harrowing journey from destruction, despair, and a life filled with drugs, crime, and alcohol, to his road to recovery filled with purpose.  Whilst his peers were going on to lead normal lives, Conor was graduating to more serious drugs, falling in and out of jail, and surviving alcohol-induced near-death experiences.    Listen as Conor talks through his lessons of toxic relationships, the power of unresolved trauma, and that it's okay to discover your own path to recovery.  Conor is now married with a baby boy. He runs a transportation company called ArdentX which specializes in the transportation of goods throughout America.  “I tried drugs intravenously for the first time at 17 ...by the time I was 21 I had been to jail 5 times.” — Conor Miller  “Recovery is not universal; it is different for everyone.”  — Conor Miller  Today on The Adverse Effect:  Early years and childhood trauma   Escalating drug use  Rock bottom  Accountability and the right recovery path  Counseling and mindset   Abandonment and being vulnerable  Connect with Conor Miller:  Conor Miller on Instagram    Want to share your own story?  Want to talk about your own adversity or know someone who might have an inspiring story to share with our audience? Send an application to become a guest on The Adverse Effect Podcast using the link below:  APPLY AS A GUEST    Thanks for tuning in!   Thank you for joining us on today’s episode of The Adverse Effect! If you like what you hear, remember to rate us highly on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts.  Get 15% off goodies at our store by subscribing! All you have to do is leave a review and email or DM for your promo code.   Don’t forget to check out our website, or hang out with us on Twitter to stay up-to-date on what’s in store for you!  The Adverse Effect podcast with Ken Cheadle is proudly produced by Podcast Wagon.       
74:49 08/18/2020
Ep.53 | Surviving COVID-19 with Dr. Panagis Galiatsatos
Our world has contracted.  The COVID 19 pandemic has launched us into an unimaginable new era where social distancing and isolation have become our new normal.    Extensive research is underway, but, with no cure in sight, just how do we negotiate our surreal world into the foreseeable future?  In today’s episode of The Adverse Effect, we talk to Dr. Panagis Galiatsatos, Assistant Professor and Pulmonary and Critical Care Physician at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.  We discuss how socioeconomic variables such as education, wealth and even racial factors can impact healthcare outcomes and result in health disparities.   Dr. Galiatsatos also answers all those important questions about COVID: its origins, ventilator use, how COVID is spread, and, most importantly, how we can try and optimize our body to best fight the virus.  Dr. Panagis Galiatsatos is the co-founder and co-director of Medicine for the Greater Good, a community engagement initiative for healthcare professionals in training that allows them to have meaningful partnerships with the local community. His research focus is on community engagement and health disparities.  “If all things are equal, in a true fashion, we should have equal outcomes regardless of our social-economic status” — Dr. Panagis Galiatsatos  “...if everyone’s wearing a face mask in a room the likelihood of catching COVID 19 falls to about 1%.” — Dr. Panagis Galiatsatos  Today on The Adverse Effect:  How socioeconomics impacts health  What is COVID 19 and its origins?   Which patients are considered high-risk   How to protect yourself and your community  Are there after-effects to watch for during COVID 19 recovery?   Resources Mentioned:  Join the COVID update Community Conference Calls  Dr. Panagis Galiatsatos - TEDx   Building Healthy Communities through Medical-Religious Partnership by W. Daniel Hale, PhD, Richard G. Bennett, MD, and Panagis Galiatsatos, MD  Connect with Dr. Panagis Galiatsatos:  Dr. Panagis Galiatsatos @ John Hopkins Medicine     Thanks for tuning in!   Thank you for joining us on today’s episode of The Adverse Effect! If you like what you hear, remember to rate us highly on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts.  Get 15% off goodies at our store by subscribing! All you have to do is leave a review and email or DM for your promo code.   Don’t forget to check out our website, or hang out with us on Twitter to stay up-to-date on what’s in store for you!  The Adverse Effect podcast with Ken Cheadle is proudly produced by Podcast Wagon. 
51:16 08/11/2020
Ep.52 | The Transformative Power of Kindness With Don Carter
Don Carter is a visionary leader, speaker, teacher, and transformational coach.  As a trauma and grief expert, Don has lived through some of the most devastating experiences one could imagine, only to affirm the goodness of life and the greatness within himself.   On today’s episode of The Adverse Effect, Don shares how his one act of kindness caused him to become a media sensation. He also shares how he put his tools into practice during the most traumatic time of his life... his wife’s suicide.   Don introduces the methods he used to dispel feelings of guilt and, most importantly, embrace the emotional aftermath of his wife’s death, enabling him to ‘ease into his grief’.   Through his decade-long law enforcement career or his transformational work with start-up companies, entrepreneurs, and community leaders, Don Carter has sought to inspire and implement changes in the world for the betterment of all.   Join us and listen to how Don has managed to recognize the simple and immense power human beings possess — that of infusing goodness in the things they do.    “The thoughts that I am thinking when I am feeling bad are not in alignment with who I really am.” — Don Carter    “Waves of grief would come, and I just never resisted it, I just let it come.” — Don Carter    Today on The Adverse Effect:  Early years — time in law enforcement  Don shares the traumatic time of his wife’s suicide  Managing negative feelings such as guilt   Cultivating goodness  Tips on how to 'ease' into your life instead of resisting    Connect with Don Carter:  Don Carter  Don Carter on Facebook  Don Carter on Twitter  Don Carter on Instagram  Don Carter on LinkedIn       Thanks for tuning in!   Thank you for joining us on today’s episode of The Adverse Effect! If you like what you hear, remember to rate us highly on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts.  After you have left your review, (click here) to register for a chance to win some Adverse Effect gear!  Get 15% off goodies at our store by subscribing! All you have to do is leave a review and email or DM for your promo code.   Don’t forget to check out our website, or hang out with us on Twitter to stay up-to-date on what’s in store for you!  The Adverse Effect podcast with Ken Cheadle is proudly produced by Podcast Wagon.   
70:52 08/04/2020
Ep.51 | Overcoming Adversity with Kawan Glover
How often do we take our health for granted? On today’s episode of The Adverse Effect, we talk to writer, public speaker and soon to be self-published author Kawan Glover.  Kawan was at a great place in life — he had the girl, the grades, sports acumen, and a drive to succeed.  It was on his usual drive to the office in the Spring of 2014, that Kawan unexpectedly experienced the first signs that would dramatically reshape his future forever. This was just the beginning of his long journey that involved a stroke, various brain surgeries, depression, guilt, drug addiction, and most tragically   — attempted suicide. Despite these incredible hardships, Kawan went on to launch his own company called Overcome Adversity. He uses his life-changing experiences to reach out and help others. He is also the author of the inspiring and life-affirming memoir, “Favor: How Stroke Struggle and Surgery Helped Find My Life’s Purpose”.  Tune in now to discover the tools and advice Kawan has picked up along his journey which have allowed him to keep on pushing through challenges and face his adversity head-on.   “Everything had lost its flavor and color ...I had lost hope.” — Kawan Glover “No matter the adversity, no matter what you’re facing, what the obstacles are... there is a shining light and there is a way to overcome.” — Kawan Glover “Sometimes you have to cry to let the light in.” — Kawan Glover “You won’t value the light if you don’t understand the dark.”  — Kawan Glover Today on The Adverse Effect: Kawan - the early years The beginning of his symptoms  Kawan discusses the dark spaces he found himself in  Advice to get through challenges  Resources Mentioned: Favor: How Stroke Struggle and Surgery Helped Me Find My Life’s Purpose” by Kawan Glover (coming soon) Kawan Glover’s Go Fund Me page Connect with Kawan Glover: Kawan Glover website Overcome Adversity With Kawan on Facebook Kawan Glover Services on Twitter Kawan Glover on Instagram Kawan Glover on Linkedin Kawan Glover on YouTube   Thanks for tuning in!  Thank you for joining us on today’s episode of The Adverse Effect! If you like what you hear, remember to rate us highly on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Get 15% off goodies at our store by subscribing! All you have to do is leave a review and email or DM for your promo code.  Don’t forget to check out our website, or hang out with us on Twitter to stay up-to-date on what’s in store for you! The Adverse Effect podcast with Ken Cheadle is proudly produced by Podcast Wagon.
44:50 07/28/2020
Ep.50 | Welcome to Season 4
Welcome to Season 4 Adverse Effect family! In this episode Ken gives the update on where the show has been, and where it is going. Ken also shares about the personal journey he is on and his goals for the future.    Thanks for tuning in!  Thank you for joining us on today’s episode of The Adverse Effect! If you like what you hear, remember to rate us highly on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Get 15% off goodies at our store by subscribing! All you have to do is leave a review and email or DM for your promo code.  Don’t forget to check out our website, or hang out with us on Twitter to stay up-to-date on what’s in store for you!   The Adverse Effect podcast with Ken Cheadle is proudly produced by Podcast Wagon.
19:41 07/28/2020
Ep.49 - Addiction and Recovery with Angela Pugh
Drinking was never on Angela Pugh's radar— so how did alcohol addiction creep up on her?  On today’s The Adverse Effect, we look at Angela’s journey as she narrates how alcoholism nearly robbed her of her life and her future. Some bad decisions came at a steep price, which lead to the turning point in her journey towards sobriety.   Now working in the addiction industry as a Master Coach, Angela uses her wealth of knowledge to help others. As the Co-Founder of Kansas City Recovery, she offers safe and structured sober living environments that embody the principles of a true recovery lifestyle in a safe, clean environment.   Listen as she offers useful and actionable tips in order to take your own first steps.    “Even when it’s so discouraging and so overwhelming, you should never stop trying.” — Angela Pugh  Today on The Adverse Effect:  Angela Pugh- the beginning  The addictive personality  Shifting to healthier living   Sober Living Program  Trying to support an addict   Actionable steps to get help    Resources Mentioned:  Sober Living Program  Connect with Angela Pugh:  Angela Pugh  Angela Pugh on Facebook  Angela Pugh Services on Instagram  Angela Pugh on YouTube  Angela Pugh on LinkedIn  hello@angelapugh.com      Thanks for tuning in!   Thank you for joining us on today’s episode of The Adverse Effect! If you like what you hear, remember to rate us highly on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts.  Get 15% off goodies at our store by subscribing! All you have to do is leave a review and email or DM for your promo code.   Don’t forget to check out our website, or hang out with us on Twitter to stay up-to-date on what’s in store for you!  The Adverse Effect podcast with Ken Cheadle is proudly produced by Podcast Wagon.     
58:12 01/08/2020
Ep.48 - A Fresh Start with Karen Carrington
Karen Carrington is no stranger to challenges.  In 2001, she moved from Ottawa, Canada to Toronto without employment opportunities; with nothing but her young son at her side and a few dollars saved in her bank account.   Karen met this challenge head on and was able to secure a home, a job, and also met her husband as she carved out a new life for herself.   On today’s The Adverse Effect, we talk to Karen about her diagnosis of general Anxiety Disorder and the breakdown of her marriage.  We will also delve into her healing process and the time she spent reflecting in order to discover who she really was.  Along with being the author of “A Fresh Start”, Karen is also a motivational speaker and host on a radio talk show.   Listen in as she shares her inspirational journey.  “Being still in a time of healing is action. That is doing something. Being still is doing a lot more for you than ‘doing’.” — Karen Carrington  Today on The Adverse Effect:  Growing up  Challenges of marriage  The process of healing   Writing her book  Going on her journey  The Karen Carrington show on tour   Karen shares her advice on resolution    Resources Mentioned:  A Fresh Start - 111 Affirmations to Make This the Best Year Ever and Create the Life You Want by Karen Carrington  Connect with Karen Carrington:  Karen Carrington  Karen Carrington on Facebook  Karen Carrington on Instagram      Thanks for tuning in!   Thank you for joining us on today’s episode of The Adverse Effect! If you like what you hear, remember to rate us highly on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts.  Get 15% off goodies at our store by subscribing! All you have to do is leave a review and email or DM for your promo code.   Don’t forget to check out our website, or hang out with us on Twitter to stay up-to-date on what’s in store for you!  The Adverse Effect podcast with Ken Cheadle is proudly produced by Podcast Wagon.   
57:15 12/31/2019
Ep.47 - That Suits You with PK Kersey
Have you ever heard of the 7/11 rule?   In today’s episode of The Adverse Effect, we talk to PK Kersey, President and founder of That Suits You.  When, at the age of 22, PK needed to attend a job interview, his pastor stepped in and brought him a suit. This very act of kindness was a pinnacle moment — not only did this fan the flames of confidence and secure him the role, it inspired PK to encourage this sense of confidence in others.  That Suits You is an organization providing men with professional attire to help them get back to work. The organization also does the same for high school seniors for prom and graduation. However, attire is only part of their vision. That Suits You also offers workshops and training concerning the importance of image and manhood as well as thinking beyond the norm of one’s abilities and expectations. Since its inception, the organization has helped 8,300 individuals.  “In the first 7 seconds of meeting people, they generally form 11 judgements about you.” — PK Kersey   Today on The Adverse Effect:  Background   Beginnings of That Suits You   Thinking beyond the norm   Working with high school juniors and prom     Resources Mentioned:  Suited for Success  To donate suits   Connect with PK:  That Suits You  That Suits You on Facebook  That Suits You on Twitter  That Suits You on LinkedIn  That Suits You on YouTube  That Suits You on Instagram  Email: PK@thatsuitsyou.org      Thanks for tuning in!   Thank you for joining us on today’s episode of The Adverse Effect! If you like what you hear, remember to rate us highly on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts.  Get 15% off goodies at our store by subscribing! All you have to do is leave a review and email or DM for your promo code.   Don’t forget to check out our website, or hang out with us on Twitter to stay up-to-date on what’s in store for you!  The Adverse Effect podcast with Ken Cheadle is proudly produced by Podcast Wagon.     
51:47 12/24/2019
Ep.46 - Turing Moments into Movements with Terri B. Williams
There are many moments that impact our lives, some bringing joy and, others, utter devastation.  But, consider this — moments can be transformed into movements.   Intrigued?  Learn how, on today’s The Adverse Effect where we talk to ‘movement maker’ and lobbyist Terri B. Williams.     Terri has had many profound moments that shaped her life and she has used them to excel. From lobbying to pass the Louisiana Smoke-Free Air Act (restricting smoking in public spaces) to the pinnacle moment when her father died, transforming her approach to work and life whilst re-evaluating the importance of being present.  I had to be real with myself and know that I am still the same person if I don’t hit those goals.  — Terri B Williams  Today on The Adverse Effect:  The political hierarchy of waiting your turn   Insight into lobbying  The need for diverse representation in politics   Terri’s process of reflection after the death of her father  Recovering from being a perfectionist   Resources Mentioned:  The New Philanthropists     The Collective    Connect with Terri B Williams:  Terri B Williams.com   Terri B Williams on Facebook  Terri B Williams on Twitter  Terri B Williams on Instagram  #Movement Maker Tribe  #Movement Maker TV    Thanks for tuning in!   Thank you for joining us on today’s episode of The Adverse Effect! If you like what you hear, remember to rate us highly on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts.  Get 15% off goodies at our store by subscribing! All you have to do is leave a review and email or DM for your promo code.   Don’t forget to check out our website, or hang out with us on Twitter to stay up-to-date on what’s in store for you!  The Adverse Effect podcast with Ken Cheadle is proudly produced by Podcast Wagon. 
46:55 12/17/2019